Fellas, it’s time to break away from the mundane and immerse yourself in the rugged beauty and rich culture of Norway. Sustainable luxury travel curator Up Norway is offering a 10-day journey that combines adventure, history, and luxury in one epic package – the New Views of the Old Country Journey.
This is more than just a vacation; it’s a voyage that takes you deep into Norway’s natural landscapes and fascinating heritage. From the cosmopolitan city of Oslo to the charming streets of Bergen, with stops in the fjord village Balestrand, the peak of the Bergen railway Finse, and the coastal village of Kalvåg, this journey is an unparalleled opportunity to step into the shoes of your Norse ancestors.
There’s no shortage of standout experiences on this journey. You’ll be sailing to the artistic community of Kalvåg to meet Svein Inge Fosse and his family, who have lived on the remote islands for thousands of years. You’ll also get to indulge in authentic Norwegian cheese and Arctic cider tasting, travel on the world-famous Flåm Railway, and visit the Rose Castle, an outdoor art installation that depicts Norway’s fight for democracy during World War II.
Culture vultures will appreciate the visits to the Munch Museum, The Deichman Library, National Museum, and the Oslo Opera House. Adventure lovers will be thrilled with the boat trip along the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, and the train journey through the snow-covered peaks of the Bergen railway.
And what’s an adventure without some epic accommodation? You’ll be staying in an array of historic and luxurious places, from Amerikalinjen, the former headquarters of The Norwegian America Line, to Finse 1222, a stopover for polar heroes and royals. You’ll also stay at Opus 16, a boutique hotel run by the Grieg family, centered around the life and music of composer Edvard Grieg.
Available from April to October annually, the journey starts at $4,722 USD per person, with lodging, local transfers, select meals, and privately guided tours included. Each journey is tailored to the traveler‘s needs and preferences, so whether you’re a history buff, a culture enthusiast, or an adrenaline junkie, there’s something in this journey for you. It’s time to embrace the wild and embark on an adventure of a lifetime with Up Norway.