Arrive in Oslo
Upon your arrival at Oslo Airport, your private driver will be there to welcome you and ensure an effortless transfer to Villa Incognito. After settling in, your knowledgeable guide will be eagerly waiting to lead you on a fascinating city tour by foot, unveiling the best of Oslo's highlights.
Stroll the grounds of the iconic Royal Palace; guided interior tours are available from June to August, but outside these times, its grandeur is visible from the exterior. The tour continues to the Vigeland Sculpture Park and the historic Akershus Fortress. Your guide will help you distinguish the balance of modernity and history as you approach architectural gems such as the Opera House, Munch Museum, and the contemporary Barcode district.
Located in the prestigious Frogner district, adjacent to Sommerro in Oslo's West End, Villa Inkognito is a testament to refined luxury. Each uniquely designed bedroom and suite boasts bespoke furnishings adorned with hand-knotted rugs, custom-designed beds, and lavish bathrooms showcasing bespoke tiles. At Villa Inkognito, your personal host will cater to your every need. Steeped in history, this building was initially established in 1753 and has been meticulously transformed into an exclusive private villa, intertwining heritage with modern extravagance.
Overnight Villa Inkognito
Today's activities begin with a leisurely cruise across the calm waters of Oslofjord. Departing from Aker Brygge, you'll sail past Akershus Fortress and the city's birthplace, tracing back 1000 years.
As you approach the emerald islands scattered throughout the fjord, your guide will share the stories of this area and point out the charming Norwegian cottages and boat houses that grace the shores. Beyond being a visual delight, this boat excursion offers a journey of learning and discovery. Your guide will explain the ocean's significance to further your understanding of its vital role. Once the boat is a certain distance from the city, your guide will skillfully deploy an underwater drone, delving into the depths of the Oslofjord to observe the hidden world that resides beneath the surface.
The tour will end at Bygdoy, a small peninsula steeped in history. This is where you'll find Oslo's most famous beach as well as several of the most popular museums in the area, such as FRAM Museum, housing the renowned vessel of explorer Amundsen, Kon-Tiki Museum chronicling the legendary raft expedition, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History and the Norwegian Maritime Museum.
On your return to Oslo this afternoon, you have the choice of a uniquely luxurious experience – the Floating Sauna in Oslo Harbor. Indulge in two hours of tranquility as you unwind in the private sauna. End your day feeling rested and invigorated.
Overnight Villa Inkognito
Today you'll venture away from the city and enter a world of breathtaking landscapes. Your journey begins with a train ride from Oslo Central Station over the mountains to Bergen. The Bergen Railway, a testament to Norway's natural splendor, guides you on a seven-hour journey through forested valleys, majestic fjords, and Hardangervidda, Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau. This train ride has been voted one of the most beautiful in the world.
Once arriveding at Myrdal, you will change to the Flam railway, transitioning from one magnificent journey to another. The world's steepest train journey descends from 2,800 feet above sea level to the valley below in an hour, into a world of towering mountains, lush landscapes, and cascading waterfalls.
Arriving in Flam, you'll be transferred to the charming 292 Aurland, a boutique hotel in the heart of the fjords. It won't take long to settle in and unwind amidst the natural wonders of Aurlandsdalen Valley. Your private wood-fired hot tub and sauna await.
Overnight 292 Aurland
From Flam, board the famous Naeroyfjord cruise for a two-hour journey to Gudvangen on an electrically powered cruise boat. Float through the Naroyfjord and into Aurlandsfjord, passing small, scenic villages along the way. Keep watch for seals and the eagles that call this beautiful place home.
Stop at the Njardarheim Viking Town, an immersive experience where you have the opportunity to connect with a community dedicated to preserving the Viking spirit throughout the year. Dive into their world, gaining insights into their unique way of life and history.
After a hearty lunch in the Njardarheim Viking Town, your guide will take you up the winding road to the Stegastein viewpoint, a walkway platform perched 2,100 feet above the Aurlandfjord offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountainous peaks.
For those who want the day's activities to continue, a three-hour waterfall hike will bring you through the Tokvam Valley to the Turlid waterfall. The trail weaves through picturesque landscapes on a quiet path. If the weather permits, stop for a gourmet afternoon picnic with a backdrop of the cascading water.
Overnight 292 Aurland
Today you will visit Bergen and experience the city's heritage and charm in a three-hour tour. Your private driver will collect you for your transfer to Bergen, following the scenic path via Voss.
Your guide for the afternoon will be waiting in Bergen to show you UNESCO-listed Bryggen, the Rosenkrantz Tower, Bergenhus fortress, and Haakonshallen. Learn about the spiritual side of Bergen as you visit Johannes Church and St. Mary's Church. The tour will finish with a funicular ride to Mount Floien to see stunning panoramic views.
Inspired by the composer Edvard Grieg, you'll notice a fusion of history, music, and modern luxury at Opus XVI. Set within the renowned "Banco Rotto," this landmark building boasts architectural distinction. Opus XVI aspires to give their guests a unique experience that provides insight into Edvard Grieg's remarkable life—Discover Bergen from Opus XVI, where heritage meets modern luxury.
Overnight Opus XVI
Set out on an inspirational fjord voyage from the city center for a stunning view of Bryggen, a UNESCO world heritage site in Bergen. Cruising through the magnificent scenery in the Osterfjord towards Modalen, the crew will guide you safely through the powerful currents of the shallow and narrow Mostraumen straits.
The mountain landscape becomes more dramatic as the fjord narrows, with free-flowing waterfalls painting the scene. Embrace the thrill of getting so close to a waterfall that its spray refreshes your face.
Watch the fjord come alive with various wildlife with glimpses of basking seals and soaring eagles. This modern, spacious boat ensures a comfortable journey with an onboard kiosk offering local baked goods, snacks, and beverages.
This evening, take a boat transfer to the esteemed Cornelius Seafood Restaurant. Cruise through fjord landscapes to a secluded island hosting this exclusive restaurant. Adored for its commitment to local and day-fresh ingredients, Cornelius offers a five-course meteorological menu. Delight in each course, with the option to include a drink package for an added touch of indulgence.
Overnight Opus XVI
This morning you will leave Bergen to board your flight to Aalesund, Norway's fishing capital.
Upon your arrival, a private guided walking tour of Aalesund's art-nouveau city awaits. Your knowledgeable guide will share the story of a town that rose from the ashes after the great fire of 1904. Learn about the architectural design details, Norse cultural influences, Viking legacies, and kings' histories to gain insights into everyday life in this region of Norway.
Storfjord Hotel is a luxurious boutique retreat set gracefully on a hillside overlooking the Storfjord and Sunnmore Alps, offering a refuge from the demands of everyday life. Within the embrace of Storfjord Hotel, tranquility and relaxation are easily found. A delectable four-course meal is a complimentary art of your stay, inviting you to enjoy the region's flavors.
Overnight Storfjord Hotel
Today enjoy a fjord boat excursion. Departing at 8:30 am, the cruise will unveil the grandeur of three fjords, with Geirangerfjord taking center stage. Marvel at the towering 7 Sisters Waterfall along your journey toward Geiranger.
Spend a couple of hours in this postcard-worthy village, though be prepared for its popularity. Have lunch at one of the cafés or restaurants in Geiranger before your driver collects you for a scenic return journey via Trollstigen, also known as the Troll Road.
The drive along Trollstigen consists of dramatic landscapes that surpass imagination. With 11 exhilarating hairpin bends, the route offers sights of lush valleys, mountains that touch the sky, and dizzying vantage points with some of Norway's most captivating views. Your guide will share tales of the Trolls once told through folklore and their transition to a modern presence on the internet and in books.
Overnight Storfjord Hotel
This morning, immerse in the surrounding landscape via e-bike. Join your guide for a two-hour journey, where you'll find majestic terrain around every turn.
Following your ride, a private transfer will escort you to the airport for your flight to Svolvaer. Upon landing, you'll be brought to Nyvaagar Hotel for a restful evening.
Overnight Nyvaagar Hotel
Today you will voyage aboard the S/Y Stella Oceana, a 100-foot yacht fit for 12 guests. This five-hour luxury cruise will bring you to Trollfjord, the most iconic fjord in the Lofoten Islands. This scenic route reveals steep mountains, dramatic waterfalls, white sand beaches, and teal blue waters. Keep your eyes peeled for soaring eagles and the occasional glance of whales and dolphins. The size of the yacht gives ample room for you to savor this region in a slow, quiet atmosphere.
Learn about the area's history and culture from the onboard guide. Take your time walking around, sipping hot coffee, capturing photographs, unwinding with pillows and blankets, or scanning for wildlife through binoculars. Elevate your experience by opting for the outdoor hot tub upgrade to indulge in ultimate luxury.
Enhancing this Norwegian marine experience is a warming bowl of traditional slow-cooked reindeer soup on your return journey, accompanied by freshly baked bread.
Today's adventurous half-day hike will be at Tjeldbergtind, a mountain near Svolvaer. Though the mountain has a modest altitude of 1,200 feet above sea level, Tjeldbergtind's scenic viewpoint is worth carrying your camera for.
Following your hike, your driver will take you along the scenic route to Nusfjord and on to your accommodation at Nusfjord Arctic Resort. As you traverse the remarkable mountain passes of Flakstad, the salty breeze of the northern sea greets you for a unique Lofoten Islands experience.
Located within the laidback fishing village of Nusfjord in Lofoten, at Nusfjord Arctic Resort you can witness the brilliance of the midnight sun during summer and be mesmerized by the northern lights in the cooler months. Here you'll stay in traditional fisherman's cabins built on wooden stilts above the seafront. Each cabin balances modernity and tradition with its contemporary interior decor and original timber walls and provides a comforting sense of home. You'll be cozy under snug woolen blankets while sipping warming beverages, and watching the everchanging Lofoten weather from the comfort of your private waterfront terrace.
Overnight Nusfjord Arctic Resort
Jump aboard an exhilarating RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) tour from Nusfjord for close encounters with various wildlife and to uncover the stories of abandoned fishing villages through the eyes of a passionate captain well-versed in history.
Meet your Captain and fellow travelers at the docks of Nusfjord Arctic Resort. Your morning will begin with a brief safety orientation and an overview of what lies ahead on this journey. Gear up in waterproof attire and a life jacket, then brace yourself for an exhilarating RIB ride, holding tightly onto the railing as the wind rushes by at exhilarating speeds!
Following this thrilling maritime adventure, journey onward with a private transfer to Nusfjord along the scenic road. En route, you'll stop at Kabelvaag, Henningsvaer, and Leknes, each offering beautiful views.
Today you also have the option to hike the mountains surrounding Nusfjord for views of the steep peaks and beautiful white beaches, renowned as some of the world's most beautiful.
Upon return to Nusfjord Arctic Resort, you'll have time to wander through the small village and enjoy time in the hot tub and sauna before a delicious dinner.
Overnight Nusfjord Arctic Resort
After a leisurely breakfast at the resort, your driver will transfer you to Leknes Airport to connect with your international flight home.