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Grand Norwegian Explorer

Grand Norwegian Explorer

Grand Norwegian Explorer Overview

Memorable journeys on the iconic Flåm, Dovre and Nordland railways are combined with stays in Bergen, the fjords, Oslo, Trondheim and the magical Lofoten Islands.

  • self-guided journey by train and boat
  • experience the Flåm, Dovre and Nordland railways
  • explore Bergen, Oslo andTrondheim
  • visit the fjords and the magical Lofoten Islands
  • hire car included on Lofoten Islands

It stands to reason that a country which is endowed with such awe-inspiring scenery as Norway is should also boast some of Europe’s most spectacular railways, and it is these which form a central part of this memorable holiday. Not only do they provide a very relaxing way of travelling, but – complemented by short yet thrilling journeys on express boats and the famous Hurtigruten – reveal the great variety and majestic scale of Norway’s scenery.

Starting in Bergen, you travel by express boat into the fjords, with time to explore the romantic scenery up close. Then follows the first of three iconic train rides: the impressively engineered Flåm Railway, which climbs more than 850 metres over a distance of just 20 kilometres. After a stay in Oslo, you head north to Trondheim, Norway's historic first capital, travelling on the 553-kilometre Dovre Line across rugged moorland and through high green valleys. Linking Trondheim to Bodø is an even more epic railway, the Nordland Line, whose 739 kilometres of track encompasses almost 300 bridges, not to mention some truly magnificent views. From Bodø it's just a short hop on the Hurtigruten to your final base on the Lofoten Islands, whose wild and untamed beauty will stay with you for years to come.

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