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Coastal and Capital Explorer

Trondheim, Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger – cities which all have their own distinct personality and style. In each you will find that ancient sits alongside modern – with history meeting the present, comfortably and almost seamlessly.

Trondheim, Norway’s former ancient capital and Oslo, her vibrant and modern one; the Døvre Line and Bergen Line great journeys by train; the famous Flåm Mountain Railway with its numerous twists and turns as it descends the mountain to the fjord; the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord, breathtaking in their beauty; Bergen, Norway’s second city with a beautiful Hanseatic harbour which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and finally Stavanger, perhaps the city with the most contrasts – all the way from herring to oil – and the starting point for day trips to view the famous ‘Pulpit Rock’ (Preikestolen) either by boat or on foot.

This holiday is perfect for all those who want to combine magnificent scenery with the gentle hustle and bustle of Norwegian city life.

Summer holiday in Western Norway

Day 1 | Arrive in Trondheim

Arrive at Trondheim Værnes Airport by air from the UK. Take the airport bus ('flybuss') from the airport to Trondheim city centre. Short walk to your hotel.

2 nights TRONDHEIM - Thon Hotel Nidaros (3 *) or Scandic Nidelven Hotel (4 *)
Meals included today:  None

Day 2 | Explore Trondheim

Enjoy a full day exploring the fascinating city of Trondheim, Norway's former ancient capital city. Visit the Gothic Nidaros Cathedral which is Scandinavia's largest medieval building and one of the oldest and largest cathedrals in Norway. Don't miss the gorgeous old wooden buildings of Bakklandet which line the riverside to Torvet, the main city square. For more things to do in Trondheim see our blog.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Day 3 | Døvre Railway

The Døvre Railway runs between Trondheim and Oslo and travels across the mighty Døvrefjell Mountain Range, through the beautiful Gudbrandsdalen Valley. The journey takes 7 hours and a Norwegian Tapas Lunch is included for the journey - just collect your pre-ordered tray from the buffet car onboard then sit back and enjoy the view whilst also enjoying a taste of Norway!

Your hotel is located within easy walking distance from the train station in Oslo.

2 nights - OSLO - Thon Hotel Panorama (3 *) or Thon Hotel Opera (4 *)
Meals included today:  Breakfast

Day 4 | Explore Oslo

Explore Oslo! Highlights of the city include the Edvard Munch Museum (come face to face with 'The Scream'!), the stunning view of the Oslofjord from The Opera House, The Viking Ships Museum, The Vigeland Sculpture Park and Aker Brygge, Oslo's picturesque harbour area full of cafes, restaurants and shops.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Day 5 | Bergen Line Railway - Flåm Mountain Railway - Fjord Cruise - Bergen

Journey by Bergen Line Railway across the roof of Norway to Myrdal then by Flam Mountain Railway and fjord cruise to Gudvangen, continuing by rail to Bergen. Your luggage is transferred from your hotel in Oslo to your hotel in Bergen so there's no need to worry about carrying it with you during the day.

2 nights BERGEN - Augustin Hotel (3 *) or Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz (4 *)
Meals included today:  Breakfast

Day 6 | Explore Bergen

Explore Bergen; highlights include the funicular railway to Mount Floyen, the old Hanseatic harbour, Bryggen, the Hanseatic Museum, the cable car to Mount Ulriken and a visit to Troldhaugan, homeof the composer Edvard Grieg.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Day 7 | Coastal Cruise - Stavanger

Early afternoon departure for a leisurely coastal cruise southwards amongst the islands and skerries enroute to Stavanger. Arrive early evening for your short bus transfer from the dock into the city centre.

2 nights STAVANGER - Thon Hotel Maritim (3 *) or Thon Hotel Stavanger (4 *)
Meals included today:  Breakfast

Day 8 | Explore Stavanger

Explore Stavanger; this city is a marvellous mixture of old and new and there is no better way to experience the contrast than by visiting the old town with its Canning Museum followed by a visit to the Petroleum Museum, located in the harbour. Alternatively, how about the hike to the top of Pulpit Rock, for magnificent views of the Lysefjord (see Excursions tab for details). This city is a wonderful mixture of historical and modern.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Day 9 | Homeward bound

Transfer by airport bus to Stavanger Sola Airport for your return flight home.

Meals included today:  Breakfast

Departure Day:  Daily (subject to flight schedules)
Departure Dates:  1 May – 25 Sep 2021
Duration:  8 nights
Prices from:  £1840 per person (3* option) and £2050 per person (4* option), based on two people travelling together and sharing a double/twin room throughout.
Deposit:  £200 per person

It is important to read the Terms and Conditions which apply when making a confirmed booking with us. By asking us to confirm your booking, we are entitled to assume that you have read and understood our terms and conditions, and agree to them.

Price Includes:

  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow to Trondheim (via Oslo) returning from Stavanger (direct) including taxes. 23kgs of checked luggage plus one piece of hand-luggage included per person. Alternative departure airports and airlines available – please ask for details and prices.
  • Airport bus journey from Trondheim Værnes Airport to Trondheim centre.
  • 2 nights in Trondheim at the Thon Hotel Nidaros (3*) or the Scandic Hotel Nidelven (4*) based on a standard double/twin room at the Nidaros and a superior double/twin room at the Nidelven including daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast.
  • Dovre Line rail journey from Trondheim to Oslo based on 2nd class reserved seating.
  • A Taste of Norway – Norwegian Tapas lunch tray on train (collect from the buffet car).
  • 2 nights in Oslo at the Thon Hotel Panorama (3*) or the Thon Hotel Opera (4*) based on a standard double/twin room at the Panorama and a superior double/twin at the Opera both including daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast.
  • Bergen Line Rail journey from Oslo to Bergen including the excursion ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ featuring the Flåm Mountain Railway, Aurlands and Nærøy fjords cruise, scenic bus journey in the Nærøy Valley and the Stalheim Gorge road.
  • Luggage transfer service from your hotel in Oslo to your hotel in Bergen.
  • 2 nights in Bergen at the Augustin Hotel (3*) or the Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz* (4*) based on a standard double/twin room at the Augustin and a superior double/twin room at the Rosenkrantz, both including daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast.
  • Coastal day cruise on-board m.s. Stavangerfjord with Fjord Line from Bergen to Stavanger.
  • Bus transfer service from the quay in Stavanger to Stavanger city centre.
  • 2 nights in Stavanger at the Thon Hotel Maritim (3*) or the Thon Hotel Stavanger (4*) based on a standard double/twin at the Maritim or a superior double/twin at the Stavanger, both including daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast.
  • Airport bus transfer from Stavanger City Centre to Stavanger Sola Airport.
  • Scandinavia Only travel document wallet.
  • 24-hour emergency telephone assistance.
  • Financial Protection.


Thon Hotel Nidaros (3* plus) – Trondheim

Thon Hotel Nidaros in Tronheim

This newly refurbished hotel, housed in a historic building dating from 1908, is located in the heart of Trondheim’s business district,a short distance (300 metres) from the Central Station. Shopping streets, restaurants, bars and nightlife are all closeby as well as attractions such as Trondheim’s Maritime Museum. All bedrooms are attractively furnished in contemporary style and have bath or shower and WC, hairdryer, TV, telephone, minibar, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. A lavish buffet breakfast is served in the hotel’s Restaurant which also offers a complimentary light evening meal to guests Mon-Thurs at certain times of the year (if you feel the latter could be important to your stay please check dates before booking). Comfortable lounge areas are found in the lobby where complimentary coffee is also available. 24-hr Reception. Free Wi-Fi. Fitness Room.

Scandic Nidelven (4*) – Trondheim

Scandic Nidelven in Trondheim, Norway

This award-winning centrally located hotel offers superb service, high-quality rooms and a diverse range of facilities. All rooms have a private bathroom with shower or bathtub and are furnished with an armchair and table as well as all modern facilities to make your stay comfortable and memorable.

The Restaurant Nidelven has been awarded Norway’s best hotel breakfast over the last several years. If you’ve ever experienced a Norwegian breakfast you know what a accolade this really is – the competition is extremely high! The restaurant offers a modern menu inspired by the international trends within culinary arts, and we recommend soaking up the atmosphere in the hotel’s bar afterwards…

Thon Hotel Panorama (3*) – Oslo

Thon Hotel Panorama in Oslo

Thon Hotel Panorama occupies a very central, quiet, location in Oslo city, just 500m from Oslo Central Station. Karl Johans Gate (the main shopping street), the Opera House, the Museum of Contemporary Art and Steen & Strøm department store are only a few streets away. Aker Brygge, Oslo’s bustling harbour area, is also within walking distance.

The hotel’s bedrooms (all with double beds only) are comfortably furnished and with shower and WC, hairdryer, TV, telephone, coffee and tea making facilities.  Free WiFi. A full Scandinavian buffet breakfast is included for all hotel guests in the breakfast room. No restaurant, however there are plenty of restaurants (classic Norwegian as well as many international cuisines) in close proximity to the hotel. Complimentary coffee/tea is also available in the reception area with reception staffed 24-hours per day.

Thon Hotel Opera (4*) – Oslo

Thon Hotel Opera in Oslo

Thon Hotel Opera is very centrally and conveniently located next to the Airport Train Terminal at Oslo Central Train Station with the city’s main shopping street ‘Karl Johan’ just two mins walk away. Oslo Opera House, as the hotel name suggests, is located opposite the hotel and the Barcode Skyscraper with restaurants and bars just a few steps away.  The hotel has 434 rooms all attractively furnished and with private bath or shower and WC, hairdryer, telephone, mini-bar, TV, iron/ironing board, tea & coffee making facilities. Free Wi-Fi. Hotel Lounge. The ‘Scala’ Restaurant provides a lavish daily breakfast buffet as well as a weekday lunch buffet and evening a la carte menu (on request at weekends). The hotel’s ‘Eufemia Bar’, specialising in gin and fine wines, also serves food inside and outdoors. Exercise facilities.

Augustin Hotel (3*) – Bergen

Augustin Hotel, Bergen

The Augustin Hotel has an extremely handy location, centrally located but in a quieter street just set back from the main harbour area. It is a short walk to most of the city’s main attractions including Bryggen (the old Hanseatic harbour), the main shopping streets, the Aquarium, the express boat terminal and the funicular railway. It is actually Bergen’s oldest family-run hotel now managed by the fourth generation of the Smørås family; the oldest part of the hotel was built in Art Nouveau style in 1909, however, since then the hotel has expanded, incorporating old neighbouring houses and building new wings. The hotel has a popular intimate dinner restaurant (closed Sundays) where their excellent buffet breakfast is also served, and a lovely 400-year-old cellar bar, Altona. During the summer months (June – August) you will find free waffles served between 1600 and 1800 in the lounge area next to Reception. Free tea and coffee is also available here all year round, 24 hours per day. All bedrooms are equipped with TV, phone, hair-dryer, mini-bar and trouser press. Lift to all floors.

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz (4*) – Bergen

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz

Thon Hotel Rosenkrantz has an enviable location directly in Bryggen, Bergen’s Hanseatic harbour. Set behind the main wharf buildings that line the harbour’s facade, the hotel has the benefit of being centrally located and yet is still quiet.  The hotel is just  steps away from Fløibanen, the funicular railway to the summit of Mount Fløyen, and to the harbour, fish market and numerous restaurants, bars and cafes.The hotel offers a variety of room types with standard and superior rooms being the ones primarily featured in Scandinavia Only’s holidays. Both room categories have very comfortable beds with both doubles and twins being available. All bedrooms are comfortably furnished and with bath or shower and WC, hairdryer, TV, mini-bar, bathrobe and slippers, safe, iron/ironing board and tea and coffee making facilities.  Free Wi-fFi.

A lavish Scandinavian buffet breakfast is served daily in the breakfast room and a complimentary evening buffet meal is available to all hotel guests at certain times of the year from Monday to Thursday (if you feel the latter could be important to your stay please check dates before booking).

There is a multi-storey car park directly across the road from the hotel (payable locally) making it a very convenient hotel for those with a hire car.

The hotel has a lift to all floors and has wheelchair accessible rooms and allergy-friendly rooms.

Thon Hotel Maritim (3*) – Stavanger

Thon Hotel Maritim in Stavanger

Thon Hotel Maritim is located in a quiet and scenic area of Stavanger with lovely views of Breivatnet Lake. It is within walking distance of all the shopping, nightlife, cultural, and entertainment options that downtown Stavanger has to offer. Comfortable bedrooms all with en-suite shower, hairdryer, telephone, mini-bar and TV with internet browser. Free WiFi. Buffet Breakfast room. 24-hr Reception. Lobby area offering complimentary coffee. Airport shuttle service.

Thon Hotel Stavanger (4*) – Stavanger

A brand new hotel located in the heart of downtown Stavanger close to shopping, restaurants, bars and other cultural and entertainment hotspots. Within metres of the airport bus drop-off point, 500m from the station and less than 10 mins walk to the Old Town and the Norwegian Petroleum Museum.  All bedrooms are furnished in modern style and have ensuite shower & WC, hairdryer, telephone, minibar, iron/ironing board, Safe, tea/coffee maker and TV. Free WiFi. Comfortable 2nd floor lounge and bar with stunning views. An excellent buffet breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant as well as a complimentary light evening meal from Mon – Thurs at certain times of the year (if you feel the latter could be important to your stay please check dates before booking). Fitness centre.



Hike to Pulpit Rock from Stavanger

Description: Pulpit Rock or Preikestolen is a mountain plateau that hangs 604 metres above the sea level and the Lysefjord. It is the most famous attraction in the Stavanger region. The tour departs Stavanger by bus to the Pulpit Rock Cabin for the commencement of the hike to the summit (approx. 2 hours one-way). The view from the top is awesome and one of the most famous in Western Norway. Return to Stavanger by the same route.  Please note the hike to the summit is not guided, however the route is well-marked and there will be other travellers treading the same path.
Operates: 13 April – 30 September
Departure Time: Variety of departure and return times (bus timetable to be updated soon)
Price: £50 per person for the return journey by bus.

Pulpit Rock, Stavanger, Norway


Oslo Highlights Tour from Oslo

Description:  Get to know Oslo on this wonderful tour which includes a good selection of the city’s highlights: the charming city centre, the surreal Holmenkollen ski jump, the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park and a visit to the either the Fram Museum or the Kon-Tiki Museum. The trip includes the return trip from Bygdøy Peninsula to the city centre by short boat ride (duration 15 minutes).

Highlights include:

  • a panoramic city tour by bus with a certified Oslo guide
  • photo stop and short break at Holmenkollen Ski Jump
  • a guided walk through Vigeland Sculpture Park
  • entrance to either the Fram Museum or the Kon-Tiki Museum (your choice) to experience the Norwegian’s adventurous spirit and fantastic achievements on their sea expeditions
  • return from Bygdøy Peninsula to the city centre by boat

Operates:  Daily, all year (please note, in winter you return to the city centre by bus instead of boat).
Duration:  4 hours, departs 1030. Meeting point is in the city centre.
Price:  £45 per person
Includes:  Transportation by coach, guide throughout, entrance to either the Fram Museum or the Kon-Tiki Museum, ferry journey from Bygdøy Peninsula to the city centre.

Vigeland Sculpture Park

Hardanger in a Nutshell from Bergen

Description: This lovely roundtrip includes the rail journey from Bergen to Voss on the Bergen Railway line and a coach tour through attractive farmland and delightful villages typical of Western Norway. There is also a fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord where you join a sightseeing tour to Vøringfoss Falls and the Hardangervidda Natursentre. The journey by boat offers spectacular views of towering mountains and impressive waterfalls.
Operates: Daily, May – September.
Duration: Approximately 11 hours, departs 0843.
Price: £210 per person.
Price includes: Journey on the scenic Bergen Railway, bus trip to/from the charming village of Ulvik, fjord cruise on the stunning Hardangerfjord, sightseeing trip to Vøringsfossen waterfall and the Hardangervidda Natursentre at Eidfjord.

Eidfjord, Norway

Everyone! This holiday is predominately a sightseeing holiday and therefore caters for people of all ages. It is fair to say that this holiday perhaps has a stronger appeal to those seeking to learn more about the history and culture of Norway's main cities as any city break generally does involve visits to museums, galleries and historical

Travel Accreditations - Norway Travel Awards Winner, IATA, ABTA

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