Norway Independent Touring Holidays
These holidays are aimed at those who wish to explore Norway independently making use of a variety of transport options including stunning rail journeys and classic coastal cruising. For those who prefer not to drive themselves, these holidays are a great alternative to a pure self drive trip, enabling you to plan your own time whilst enjoying the convenience of pre-arranged accommodation and transport.
In many instances you'll appreciate the travelling and modes of transport as much as the places visited. Sit back, relax, and enjoy stunning views as you travel in comfort on Norway's excellent rail network which includes the Bergen-Oslo route which takes you over the ‘Roof of Norway’. On a Hurtigruten voyage along the coastline savour the dramatic seascapes as you thread through a maze of islands and fjords.
Although closely connected through history and culture, the neighbouring countries of Sweden and Finland have very strong national identities and traditions, so why not explore a little further afield. With excellent air, road and rail links and relaxed border controls you can easily combine an independent holiday in Norway with a visit to Sweden and Finland.
In Lapland the railway line connecting the Norwegian town of Narvik on the shores of the North Sea with the town of Lulea on Sweden’s Bay of Bothnia provides an incredible scenic journey. The capitals of Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo are all conveniently linked by rail, and you can take an overnight ferry between Oslo and Copenhagen, on ships that offer far more than the usual ferry service.
In Pursuit of the Aurora