Welcome to Norway
On arrival at Oslo International Airport you will be met by our local representative and you will be transferred to the hotel.
Day is free, for you to explore the city at your own pace.
Oslo, the capital of Norway, sits on the country’s southern coast at the head of the Oslofjord. It’s known for its green spaces and museums. Many of these are on the Bygdøy Peninsula, including the waterside Norwegian Maritime Museum and the Viking Ship Museum, with Viking ships from the 9th century. The Holmenkollbakken is a ski-jumping hill with panoramic views of the fjord. It also has a ski museum.
Overnight in Oslo.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Explore Scandinavia’s oldest and sunniest capital has to offer. Oslo was founded by Harald Hadrade in the 11th century and is surrounded by majestic mountain peaks and sweeping woodland. It resides at the head of a breathtaking 70 mile (110km) fjord. With the Oslo Tourist Bus admire panoramic views of the city from the top deck of the bus whilst planning your sightseeing itinerary. This laid-back and charming city has a wealth of world-renowned museums and sights, and you can choose to hop-off at one of the many conveniently placed bus stops to take a closer look at its mix of architectural gems. A highlight of your tour could be the fascinating Ibsen Museum that showcases the work of the famous 19th century Norwegian playwright, theatre director and poet Henrik Ibsen. He lived at this partly refurbished apartment until he died in 1906. You can visit the magnificent 19th century Royal Palace and watch the changing of the guard, or stay on the bus to visit Akershus Castle. This spectacular fortress is a fantastic example of medieval architecture and gives an insight into Oslo’s compelling history. In warmer months the beautiful sun-dappled grounds are a wonderful place to take a leisurely stroll before hopping back on the bus.
Not to be missed is the opportunity to feel like a true Viking at the emblematic Viking Ship Museum. Here you will be impressed by a world of ancient ships made by craftsmen in the 13th century and learn about Viking life.
Today experience the classic Oslo Fjord sightseeing. We pass through narrow sounds, idyllic bays and through a maze of islands with small summer houses. Oslo, with its superb location, offers unique opportunities on and around its fjord which stretches almost into the city centre. Discover the scenery on a sightseeing boat. You’ll sail past numerous islands, including Hovedøya and the Dyna Lighthouse, through narrow inlets and into sheltered bays so that you can capture the capital on camera from different angles. We will pass the Opera House in Oslo. See the Maritime Museum with its veteran sailing ships moored outside, and the impressive Fram Museum, housing the polar ship of the same name. We sell refreshments on board.
After breakfast the day is free to relax in your hotel or explore the city of Oslo. There are a variety of OPTIONAL TOURS that you can choose from & book with us.
Royal Oslo Walking Tour
Welcome to the Kingdom of Norway! We hope you’re prepared for all things Royal Oslo because we have a magnificent experience in store for you. From Viking kings to modern day royalty, put on your smartest frock or gown and be swept away by the grandeur of royalty found all across Oslo. Taking our royal chariot (aka tram) east, we arrive back in time to the early days of Oslo. We’ll bow to Harald III, the last Viking King and founder of Oslo and walk through the ruins of the Old Town. Along the way, we’ll recount the glory days of the city and the fire that destroyed most of it (ever wonder why The Royal Palace and city centre are located on the other side of Oslo?).
Cost per person AED 850.00
Medieval Oslo Walk - From Ashes to Rebirth
Beginning with impressive ruins of medieval churches and barracks, our tour will bring you on a journey following the footsteps of the thousands of women and men who helped rebuild what was turned to ashes 400 years ago. Hear the great story of a graveyard known for being the resting place of hundreds of seamen. At the bottom of the beautiful Ekeberg Hill, encounter the 500-year old hospital that witnessed an epic battle against the imposing Swedish army.
Cost per person AED 200.00
Enjoy a Scandinavian breakfast buffet. Check out an individual transfer to the airport by Flybussen (Airport Shuttle) for your onward flight.
AED 6090/- Per person, Prices are based on twin sharing.
Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights.
The rates are subject to availability at the time of booking request. In the event if there are rate changes due to increase in Govt taxes, or hotel charges a surcharge, or BAR rates (Best available rates), we reserve the right to amend the rates without notice. The exchange rate is subject to change. Please ensure that you have secured the relevant visa / entry permits & valid passport. The best source of visa information is the embassy of the country itself.
If you are interested in going ahead with this booking, we would require deposits or payments as follows either in the form of cash or cheque:
Please ensure that the names given to us for reservations match the names in your passport, as hotels, sightseeing tour companies are very particular about name changes. Mismatched names may result in heavy amendment penalties. We strongly recommend travel insurance as part of your package – we have excellent rates with the world’s best companies – please let us know if you wish us to add this to your package.
Economy class, Dubai / Oslo / Dubai.
4 nights in Oslo based on twin sharing basis.
Return airport transfer in Oslo on private car.
Oslo City, Oslo Fjord, Hovedøya and Dyna Lighthouse
Complimentary travel insurance.
All airline and hotel taxes.
Norway-is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums. Preserved 9th-century Viking ships are displayed at Oslo’s Viking Ship Museum. Bergen, with colorful wooden houses, is the starting point for cruises to the dramatic Sognefjord. Norway is also known for fishing, hiking and skiing, notably at Lillehammer’s Olympic resort.
Trip Planning: The planning stage of your trip can be instrumental in its success and an enjoyable part of the experience itself. You have a world of options...and plenty to consider.
Entry and Exit formalities: Visitors must hold a passport valid for at least six months & beyond at the time of entering the Schengen countries. Some nationalities can obtain visa on arrival and for nationalities who requires visa please refer to Norwegian consulate website: www.vfsglobal.com/norway/uae/. Norway is part of the 26 Schengen State Countries.
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Things do & see:
Fjords – There is much beauty to behold in these narrow, deep sea inlets. Surrounded by high cliffs, the fjords of Norway are world renowned and are sure to exceed your expectations. Consider Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord. They are visited by roughly one million people every year.
Bergen – Lift off from Bergen’s city center and travel up Floyen mountain for amazing views of Norway’s second largest city. You are sure to enjoy the panoramic view and various hiking routes. A must for those visiting Norway!
National Parks – For the nature-loving traveler, Norway is host to some of the most spectacular natural beauty in the world. You will see everything from waterfalls and glaciers to reindeer, lynx, and wolves. You can also enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, from caving and canyoning to rafting. Consider Jostedalsbreen National Park, host to the largest glacier in continental Europe.
Trondheim – Colorful, laidback, and filled with students, Trondheim is a fun place to party and meet new people. Bustling with various restaurants, bars, pubs and clubs, you are bound to have a great time, especially those of you studying abroad!
Preacher’s Pulpit – Preikestolen (Preacher’s Pulpit or Preacher’s Chair) is one of the most famous landmarks in Norway. An unusually flat and wide surface located atop a cliff, Preikestolen is only reachable by hiking a 4km trail. With around 200,000 visitors per year, you’ll want to make sure you arrive early in order to take some photos without all the crowds.
North Cape – The northernmost tip of Europe, Norway’s North Cape is great for hiking, trekking, driving tours and more. Explore the jagged coastline and Finnmark, which includes six national parks. There is nothing quite like a day outdoors, in a foreign land.
Tromsø – Perfect for a 24-hour party, Tromsø in the summer is a city that doesn’t sleep. Experience unbroken sunlight amidst the many pubs or if you happen to visit in the winter, catch the Northern Lights. Tromsø is one of the best places in the world for both.
Winter sports – Norway is one of the top ski destinations in the world, so if you’re into it, hit the slopes! Choose from any number of resorts, for snowboarding, telemark skiing, cross country skiing, or snowboarding. You won’t get many opportunities like this elsewhere! Lift tickets range from 350-450 NOK per adult, for weekdays. Expect to pay more on the weekends.
Bergen Fish Market – Open daily, this market offers more than just fish — a must see for everyone. Explore the many stalls, snap some pictures, and check out the waterfront. Just a short walking distance from many museums and galleries.
Oslo – The capital of Norway is a beautiful city located on a fjord. There are great harbor tours, islands to explore, museums to see, people to meet, and food to eat. Even though Oslo is expensive, it’s not to be avoided!
Vigeland Sculpture Park – If you are in Oslo, you should definitely check this out! One of Norway’s most popular visitor destinations, this unique park is host to the world’s largest collection of sculptures executed by a single artist. Don’t miss this!
Gamle Stavanger – One of the oldest parts of Stavanger, this area is composed of small, rock streets, lined with old white wooden homes built during the 18th century. Taking a walk down here is like going back in time. Be sure to take in the history and check out the various paintings, pottery, and more offered by local artists within the area.
Royal Palace – Built during the first half of the 19th century, the Royal palace is an interesting place to visit. Beyond the architecture, and historical significance, many come to see the changing of the guards. If you make it to Oslo, it is a neat stop to make during your afternoon adventure. The palace is open during the summer for guided tours.
Tour the Ringve Music Museum and Botanical Garden – Located in Trondheim, this a nice switch from your typical museum trip. Check out the awesome collection of musical instruments, walk around the park amidst the farm buildings, and enjoy lunch at the tea house. This is one of the most underrated stops in Norway.
Norwegian Folk Museum – There are many museums throughout Oslo showcasing Norwegian history and Viking tales, but this is perhaps the most interesting. Cross the Fjord to Bygdoy and immerse yourself in the history. The biggest attraction is the Gol Stave Church, dating back to 1200 AD, however, there are many other attractions to see. It’s open air, so get ready to roam!
Stavanger Jazz festival – If you are a jazz fan, you will definitely want to catch this! Held every May, this festival is a weekend-long, fully-packed event, featuring several of the most well-known jazz artists in the world. The weather might be balmy, so make sure you grab your coat.
Lofoten – Located far in the north, Lofoten is a picturesque area well worth the effort (and cost) to get there. The stunning landscapes and traditional lifestyle are only made more interesting by the climate. While the Lofoten distract is located within the Arctic Circle, winter temperatures there are actually quite mild, making year-round visits possible. If natural beauty is your thing, Lofoten is a must!