A country, which attracts millions of tourists every year with fascinating stories about its rich nature, Scandinavian mountains, plateaus, seaside valleys and, of course, stories about the Vikings.
Tourists come to Norway to enjoy all kinds of winter sports, with their own eyes, to see the legendary Pulpit Rock and fjords, where were shot some of the “Game of Thrones” episodes.
Within your 8 days travel, you will feel the Norwegian breath, have a walk around the city of Oslo, visit historical and cultural sites, museums, go for boating, and visit the second largest city in Norway, Bergen.
And of course, one of the most memorable moments of travel will definitely be a visit to the Museum of The Viking Ships. Here you will face the most extraordinary pages in Norwegian history.
If you're ready for this adventure, let’s stat it!
Mikayel Karapetyan Group Leader
Package price includes:
Round trip air ticket from Yerevan
Individual round trip airport shuttle
7 nights in twin rooms of 4* hotels
Everyday Scandinavian Breakfast
Services of Group Leader
Services of English speaking local guide
Railway ticket Oslo - Myrdal, Myrdal - Flåm, Stavanger - Oslo
The capital of Norway is rather small but has a lot to offer; when the Norwegians present themselves they say that you can explore almost everything with maximum 20 minutes of distance. We will have 3 hours to get acquainted with Oslo's historical and cultural sites, visit museums, and engage with the locals.
Our first visit will be to The Akershus fortress dating back to the 13th century which today is part museum and partly a military area. This castle has a very interesting history and has been seized several times by various forces, and in 1527 it burnt completely because of the fire. Later the castle was restored.
After the exciting trip to Akershus, we will enter the most important street "Karl Johan", named after the Swedish-Norwegian king.
Today, we will also pass the Royal Palace and feel the royal breath. The Royal Palace, built in the first half of the last century is surrounded by charming gardens, which are open for the tourists. So prepare your cameras, the view is really fantastic.
After these landscapes, it would not be easy to go back to reality, but the tour should be continued. The next stop is Bokstadveien Street. You will be passing the House of Artists (exhibition center) and down to Oslo Cathedral built in 1697. At the end of the tour, we will visit the legendary Museum of The Viking Ships. You wouldn’t like to leave the place.
The third day of our tour will start with a small trip by train.
At Myrdal station, you will change to the Flåm Railway, and continue with the Flåm Railway to the fjord village of Flåm. The Flåm Railway passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls. You will stay at the hotel upon arrival in Flåm.
From Flåm you will continue by boat on the Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest fjord (Depth 1308m, length 204 km), and along the western coastline in southern direction to Bergen. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. Here we will have our overnight,
During the 12th and 13th centuries, when the Kingdom of Norway was at the peak of its power and there was lively communication between the mother country and the Norwegian colonies in the islands to the West, Bergen was the Capital of Norway. The most important events were taking place in Bergen and it was the main location for exportation. Until now, Bergen has preserved her majestic appearance and the special breath of the capital city.
Here our tour will consist of two parts: visit historical and cultural sites and entertainment. The cultural section includes the UNESCO World Heritage site “Bryggen, the Eduard Grieg Concert Hall, the renaissance Rosenkrantz Tower, St. Mary's Church (1100), which is considered to be the oldest building in the city and, of course, a visit to the Norwegian Royal residence in Bergen.
The entertainment section will start from Bergen's Aquarium, and continue through the fish and flowers markets. Then we will stop at one of Bergen's many charming wooden houses in Sandviken. The tour will also make a stop at Nordnes, from where you have magnificent views over Bergen and see Fløibanen funicular.
The 6th day of the tour, you will definitely remember forever, because today we have the unique opportunity to see the legendary Pulpit Rock!
The excursion begins at Stavanger and takes you to Lysefjord. The boat stops at Oanes and from here, you will be transported by bus to the Preikestol cabin. We will then start the hike from the cabin to the Pulpit Rock.
By the way, here was shot the 6th episode of "The Game of Thrones" series. Besides the Pulpit Rock, we will visit the Vagabonds Cave and idyllic islands. After the trip, we will go back to Stavanger.
On the way back, you will have time to think about all the majestic places we have visited together, after you can have a cup of hot chocolate with your group members and get ready to return to Yerevan.
On the last day, we will head to the airport on a comfortable vehicle and fly back to Yerevan.
MUSEUM OF THE VIKING SHIPS
Norway is considered the homeland of the Vikings. They were Scandinavian seafarers. There are many legends about them and according to one of them; the Vikings were so fond of their ships that the brave warriors were buried in them.
The fjords are one of Norway's most visited sites. A fjord is a deep, narrow and elongated sea or lake drain, with steep land on three sides. The deepest and the longest fjord Sognefjord is in Norway. It is known as "The King of Fjords”.
PREIKESTOLEN OR THE MAJESTIC PULPIT ROCK
Preikestolen or the majestic Pulpit Rock is one of Norway's most visited sites. Here was shot one of the episodes of the series "The Game of Thrones". We will also climb the cliff and admire the magnificent landscapes, like the hero of the famous series.
Do not miss out this unique opportunity to see all this with your own eyes.
Norway is waiting for you!