As futuristic as it is cultured, Oslo is known as one of the greenest cities in the world, even as its skyline dazzles with sleek new architectural masterpieces. Discover Norway’s capital on this three-night extension that includes panoramic and historic tours of the city, as well as a relaxing sightseeing cruise on Oslo Fjord. Plus, enjoy ample free time to explore this romantic, nature-loving city, visiting its museums and wandering its charming boroughs.
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Fly to Oslo, Norway
Today, you’ll board an overnight flight bound for Oslo, Norway, arriving on Day 2.
Arrive in Oslo
Welcome to Oslo, Norway’s capital city. If you purchased your airfare from Vantage, you’ll be met at the airport by a representative who will transfer you to your centrally located hotel. Take the afternoon to rest or explore the city at your leisure. This evening, you’ll meet your fellow travelers for a Welcome Briefing and Welcome Dinner at the hotel.
Tour Oslo’s highlights and learn about Norway
Today is reserved for one of Europe’s most eco-friendly and innovative cities — Oslo was named the European Green Capital for 2019, thanks to an array of sustainable city planning efforts. Begin with a panoramic tour, passing by major attractions such as the stunning Oslo Opera House, where you can see its famed, sloped roof that visitors can walk along.
The rest of the day is free for you to explore the city at your leisure, with lunch and dinner on your own. Stroll around the Grünerløkka neighborhood to shop clothes and trinkets made by Scandinavian designers, or indulge your palate at one of Oslo’s world-class restaurants — your Concierge can help with recommendations and reservations.
Step back into Oslo’s past, then admire its natural beauty
After breakfast this morning, you’ll embark on a walking tour through the historical center of Oslo, called Kvadraturen, as your local guide points out buildings from the 17th and 18th century and tells you the story behind the unmissable, massive sculpture of a hand pointing to the ground. Then, hop on a boat to cruise Oslo Fjord — an inlet that reaches all the way to the North Sea — and admire the city’s surrounding tranquil landscapes. The rest of the day is at your leisure; perhaps you’ll admire the extensive collection of Edvard Munch’s works (including his legendary The Scream) at the newly reopened National Museum, or get a taste of Norwegian coffee culture at any of the many cafés peppered across the city.
Please Note: Availability of the Oslo fjord sightseeing cruise is dependent on local schedules. If it is unavailable during your trip, we will provide you with a 48-hour Oslo City Pass, which offers complimentary admission to over 30 museums and attractions, as well as unlimited travel on public transportation in the city. You'll also enjoy a guided tour of the Oslo Transport Museum, home to Norway's largest collection of vintage trams and buses! Your City Host will provide more details and recommendations based on your preferences.
Ride the spectacularly scenic Bergen Railway to begin your Norwegian coastal adventure
After a leisurely breakfast, check out of your hotel and get ready for a historic train journey on the Bergen Railway. Stretching across 308 miles and climbing as high as 4,000 feet, this 113-year-old railway took a full 34 years to complete! Admire this feat of engineering as you travel in a comfortable first-class car and enjoy a light lunch while otherworldly views of snow-capped mountains, piercing blue lakes, and dense forests sweep by. Upon arrival in Bergen, you’ll begin Day 2 of your base program.