Epic Norway

Oslo, Aurland, Alesund, West Coast Fjords, Flatflesa Private Island

From $10000 per person in low season
From $10400 per person in high season

based on 9 nights & selected experiences

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Price includes:

  • Internal flights

  • Accommodation

  • Private transfers

  • Selected experiences

  • Boat transfers to Flatflesa private island

  • Full Board and activities at 29/2

  • All inclusive at Flatflesa Lighthouse

  • Daily breakfast elsewhere

per person based on 4 people traveling together.

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At a Glance

  • The perfect itinerary for summer, where you can spend long days exploring outdoors

  • Stay in stunningly-unique accommodation including a lighthouse on a private island

  • This active itinerary is great for those who enjoy adventure and exploring

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This itinerary is available from late April until October which is the best time to enjoy Norway's long summer days .

May is a beautiful time to go with the snow-capped mountains, raging waterfalls and blossom on the trees, with little lambs frolicking in the fields. For those that would like to have a bit of a calmer trip outside the peak season, September is also great. As the leaves are changing and the weather is still warm, it makes for a fantastic time of year to visit.

The Flaam Railway is open all year round; voted one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. Also trips to the local fjords is available throughout the year.

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation.

Itinerary

This action-packed itinerary to Norway takes you around some of our highlights of this beautiful country of epic landscapes. Travel by train, plane and boat as you step aboard the iconic Flam railway, take a boat to your very own private lighthouse and embark on some impressive hikes around vast fjords. With plenty of outdoor activities this itinerary is perfect for the summer months, so you can make the most of the long, sunny days, spending quality time together.

  1. Days 1-3: Oslo

    You’ll begin in the capital city of Oslo for your first two nights. Oslo is the entry way into Norway and a charming, cosmopolitan city which features a mixture of both modern and classic architecture, against a backdrop of rolling hills. Oslo has a booming contemporary art scene, some of which is highlighted at Vigeland Sculpture park, where you can meander among over 200 bronze and granite statues. In contrast to the modern, high-rise buildings the city also plays homage to its Viking roots, which can be explored at the Museum of Cultural History and the Viking Ship Museum.

    We have included a guided tour to take you around the highlights of the city, disovering beautiful buildings such as the Royal Palace and the National Theatre.

    Accommodation: Amerikalinjen (2 nights)

  2. Days 3-6: Bergen & Hordaland

    The journey to your next destination is an event in itself as we suggest taking the train, firstly to Myrdal, which takes around four and a half hours, from where you will join the iconic Flåm railway, one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. The 55-minute journey takes you on one of the steepest train lines in the world as you pass through a breath-taking landscape of steep mountains, glistening fjords and plunging waterfalls.

    From here, it is a short journey to the charming, 29/2 Aurland, whose owners Tone & Bjorn await with a wonderful Norwegian welcome at this charming, family-run property. From here there are a number of different ways to explore on foot or by bike, as picnic lunches and stunning hikes await, as well as incredible views of the fjord.

    We’ve included a guided hike to Turlidfossen waterfall, which is a fantastic introduction to the incredibly scenery that surrounds the property here. The following day we suggest taking to the water to explore the serene fjords by boat, taking in the near silence of your surroundings as you gaze up to the high mountain peaks, with an al fresco picnic to ease your appetite along the way. In the evening your hosts will heat up the wood-fired hot tub for your private use, so you can relax and watch the sun dip below the horizon as a delicious dinner is prepared for you.  

    Accommodation: 29/2 Aurland (3 nights)

  3. Days 6-8: Alesund & West Coast Fjords

    Your next stop is the wonderful Storfjord Hotel, whose inviting sofas by the roaring open fires will make you never want to leave! There are numerous options for you to get to this next stop; we suggest taking a short 30-minute domestic flight from Sogndal to Ørsta–Volda Airport, from where it is around a 1 hour, 30 minute drive to the hotel. It is also possible to hire a car and drive the route, if you have a desire to experience the winding mountain roads and plethora of bridges, which will take around 6 hours. Alternatively, we can arrange private transfers by car or even helicopter.

    During your stay at Storfjord we've included a private boat trip to the astounding Geirangerfjord; a UNESCO World Heritage Site, home to stunning waterfalls as well as the Golden Route - Norway's best-known stretch of road, consisting of 11 hairpin bends and surrounded by the dramatic scenery of the Rauma district. After a change of transport, you'll experience the fjord from the water as you sail between the rising mountains, enjoying the calm, smooth waters of stillness of the area.

    There are also several great hiking options close to the hotel, and the region is renowned for its untouched nature and rugged alpine peaks. After a busy day enjoying the fresh mountain air with plenty of exercise you’ll be glad to retire to the comfort of your cosy hotel for a hearty meal and restful sleep.

    Accommodation: Storfjord Hotel (2 nights)

  4. Days 8-9: Alesund & West Coast Fjords

    The drive to your next hotel is a short one, taking just over half an hour to arrive into the heart of Ålesund and the stylish boutique hotel Brosundet, located right on the harborfront so you can truly enjoy this waterfront city. There are a number of great restaurants and café’s here, so it would be easy to relax into the slow pace of life, simply watching the daily comings and goings around you, or to quietly potter down the small streets and marvel at the pastel-colored Art Nouveau style houses.

    Away from the city, we recommend catching a Rib boat to Runde island, which is inhabited by around 150 resident puffins. This protected area also attracts thousands of sea birds, who settle themselves here during nesting season. Keep your eyes peeled in the water and on the surrounding rocks as you may be lucky enough to spot seals swimming by.

    Accommodation: Hotel Brosundet (1 night)

  5. Days 9-10: Alesund & West Coast Fjords

    The final night of your epic itinerary is something truly special as you board a private boat, taking around one hour, to Flatflesa private island, where your lighthouse accommodation awaits. If you prefer to experience the view from above, we can also arrange for a helicopter transfer so you can get a gauge of your remote surroundings.

    On the island you’ll be waited on hand and foot in your private escape with sweeping ocean views. Why not see if you can catch a local crab before hopping into the wood-fired hot tub to watch the sun set over the horizon?

    This stylish, homely accommodation makes the perfect end to an itinerary providing an unforgettable experience, ensuring you leave deeply enamoured with this beautiful country.   

    Accommodation: Flatflesa Lighthouse (1 night)

Experiences

  • Explore Ålesund on foot

    Ålesund is considered one of Europe's most beautiful towns, spread over several islands, where the fjords and mountains of the Sunnmøre Alps meet the sea. You will meet your guide for a walking tour, and discover the sights of the city.

  • Flåm Railway

    Flåmsbana is hailed as the most beautiful train journey in the world; a spectacular route that offers panoramic views of some of the most spectacular landscape found in the Norwegian fjords.

  • Guided tour of Oslo

    Enjoy a guided tour of Oslo, Norway's capital city. Uncover the blend of contemporary and classic architecture as well as the booming culinary scene. Surrounded by mountains and sea, the city is compact and filled with world-class museums and parks.

  • Hike to Hovdungo pasture farm

    Set off with your hosts from 29/2 Aurland towards the summer pasture farm, Hovdungo. Enjoy the spectacular views as you hike, meet the locals, and try some of the local produce!

  • Hike to Turlidfossen waterfall

    Start your stay at 29/2 Aurland in style with a hike to Turlidfossen waterfall with your host. Get a sense of the area as you walk, and get to know your knowledgeable guide as you enjoy the superb views.

  • Horseback riding in Norway

    Set out on horseback on an exciting adventure through the stunning Norwegian nature, enjoying spectacular views of the mountains and fjords.

  • Oslo highlights biking tour

    See Oslo from a different perspective by bike, following a path alongside the Akerselva River, stopping at the heart of Oslo’s food scene, the indoor market; Mathallen.

  • Private boat trip on Geirangerfjord

    Climb aboard a private boat and head towards Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most beautiful fjords, and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

  • Private tour of Oslo

    Enjoy exploring Oslo and its beautiful buildings complimented by the surrounding scenery along with your private guide.

  • Rowing the fjords

    Explore the stunning fjords by rowing boat and enjoy an al fresco picnic lunch in a serene and picturesque setting, before some time to explore the Aurland fjord region.

  • Scott Dunn Suggests: Oslo

    Oslo is a fairly compact waterside city, with an emphasis on art and music and a vibrant atmosphere. Discover the very best this charming city has to offer during your free time.

  • Snorkelling in Skodjestraumen

    Discover the wonders of wild swimming and snorkeling at nearby Skodjestraumen. Set out on a rib boat, equipped with a dry suit and snorkeling equipment.

  • Storfjord local food farm tour

    Discover local traditions and food culture at a charming and authentic fjord farm, close to Storfjord Hotel. Try local produce and taste traditional Norwegian dishes courtesy of your hosts, as they tell you about life on their farm.

Location

Oslo, Aurland, Alesund, West Coast Fjords, Flatflesa Private Island

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We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 858 345 1764 to start planning your vacation.

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