Christmas Holiday in Norway

Christmas in Norway by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

A relaxing Christmas holiday round trip in Norway – 6 nights

This amazing Christmas holiday in Norway starts in Oslo, with a traditional, Norwegian Christmas celebration at Geilo mountain village and picturesque Bergen.
You will experience Horse sleigh ride as well as a spectacular Fjord cruise on the narrow Naeroyfjord
You will travel on the scenic Bergen line as well as the famous Flam Railway


Flam Railway In Winter By Paul Edmundson, Visit Flam

About the tour

• This tour is self-guided (not with a group), with guided excursion. You will travel eco-friendly by public transport.
• The tour is flexible and you can add nights & excursions
Prices from NOK 10995 per person, include transport, activity, hotels & meals as per the itinerary

Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway– a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism

Day to day itinerary:

Christmas in Oslo. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Experience winter in Oslo!

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo, check in at a centrally located hotel
Some sights in Oslo:
The Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Opera House, the Viking Ship Museum, Edvard Munch Museum, Akershus Fortress, the City Hall & the Astrup Fearnely Museum of Contemporary Art.
Spend 1 night in Oslo
Read more about Oslo

Bergen line in winter, hallingdal valley. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Bergen line view; winter in the Hallingdal valley

DAY 2

The Bergen line to Geilo

Enjoy a journey on the Bergen line, taking you through the scenic Hallingdal valley to Geilo (3,5 hrs). Check in at the centrally located, historic Dr Holm’s hotel.

There will be a Christmas gathering with “gløgg (hot Christmas drink) &
pepperkaker” Christmas cookies in the library, and the children will take part in decorating the Christmas tree.
You will be served a 3- course dinner in the evening.
Spend 3 nights at Geilo

Christmas Celebration by CH, Visit Norway

Enjoy Christmas at Dr Holm’s hotel

DAY 3

Christmas celebration

Spend the morning relaxing on your own, take a stroll in the small mountain town centre or perhaps visit the ski slopes (ski rental available).
You can join the Christmas service at the local church in the afternoon.

In the late afternoon the Christmas gospel will be read in the library, followed by a traditional Christmas buffet (smart dress only).

All guests are invited to walk around the Christmas tree singing Christmas carols after dinner. Coffee and cakes will be served, while you wait for Father Christmas to visit…
Christmas traditions in Norway

Horse and sleigh ride by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Visit Norway

Magic horse sleigh ride!

DAY 4

Horse sleigh ride

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and spend the day at leisure, swimming or skiing or walking, or just relax!

In the early evening you will join an amazing horse sleigh ride, covered with warm duvets and sheep pelts. You will be charmed by the sounds of the sleigh bells jingling in accompaniment to the ‘clipety-clop’ of the horses.
The ride will be followed by dinner at the hotel.

Bergen Line by NSB

Amazing scenery along the Bergen line!

DAY 5

The Bergen line to Bergen

Join the late morning train from Geilo to Bergen: enjoy the scenic journey across the snow covered Hardangervidda National Park, with the highest station Finse at an altitude of 1222 ms above sea level.

Due to the open landscape and the altitude, Finse is often hit by heavy wind & snowfall, hence the station buildings and surrounding cabins can be quite covered with snow in winter.
Upon arrival to Bergen, check in at a centrally located hotel.
Spend 2 nights in Bergen
Read more about the Bergen line

Winter on Sognefjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Experience an unforgettable fjord cruise!

DAY 6

Norway in a Nutshell® day excursion

Morning train to Voss, with a connecting coach taking you through the scenic Gudvangen valley to the pier in Gudvangen fjord village.

Fjord cruise: Board a ferry for a 2-hour fjord cruise on the narrow UNESCO Naeroyfjord & the scenic Aurlandsfjord. Disembark in the tiny village of Flam, then a short walk to the train station.
Read more about Naeroyfjord

Flam Railway: Board the famous Flam Railway for an unforgettable journey from the fjord to the mountain station of Myrdal, taking you through the most spectacular, dramatic scenery. At Myrdal you join the main line to Bergen.
Read more about the Flam Railway

Overnight in Bergen

Bergen Bryggen by Pixabay

See the Unesco bryggen wharf in Bergen!

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet (+dinner in Geilo)
in Oslo, Geilo & Bergen

Transport
Train Oslo-Geilo-Bergen

Activities & Excursions
Horse sleigh ride Geilo
Unescorted Norway in a Nutshell day trip incl. UNESCO Naeroyfjord cruise & Flam Railway

All taxes & VAT

Christmas in Oslo by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

Enjoy Christmas time in Oslo!

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What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia