2023 Norwegian Splendor

June 29 – July 14, 2023
Tour Operator: Odysseys Unlimited
Price: From $6,994 (airfare included)
Tour Length: 16 days
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As the Midnight Sun turns night into day, Scandinavia shines.  From the cosmopolitan capitals of Copenhagen and Oslo to Norway’s magnificent fjord country, your small group limited to 24 travelers encounters Scandinavia at its best, both on and off the beaten path.

The 16-day journey begins in charming Copenhagen, where highlights include Rosenborg Palace, housing the dazzling crown jewels; and Christiansborg Palace; and leisure time to further explore the city.  See Elsinore, infamous setting of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and visit the Karen Blixen Museum, once home to author Isak Dinesen (Out of Africa).  Reaching Oslo by overnight ferry, stop at Maihaugen’s popular open-air folk museum and stay at a ski lodge hotel in Gaala.  The following journey to Geiranger crosses Norway’s “roof,” offering sensational views from Mount Dalsnibba of Geirangerfjord – Norway’s most dramatic fjord and a UNESCO site.

Continue through more astonishing scenery to picturesque Bergen, crossing spectacular Sognefjord.  In Bergen, visit Troldhaugen, composer Edvard Grieg’s home; the lively fish market; and the colorful 14th-century merchants’ quarter.  On the way to Lofthus, experience the breathtaking Western Fjord District, stopping at one of Norway’s largest orchards.  Ferry across stunning Nærøyfjord, then board the storied Flåm Railway for an unforgettable ascent of the Flåm Valley.  En route to Oslo, visit the Hardanger Nature Center and beautiful Vøringfossen Waterfall.  In the appealing Norwegian capital, tour the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum, and other highlights and enjoy time for independent exploration.  Prolong your Scandinavian sojourn with an optional 4-day/3-night post-tour extension in delightful Stockholm.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Copenhagen
  • Day 3 : Copenhagen
  • Day 4 : Copenhagen
  • Day 5 : Copenhagen / Oslo, Norway
  • Day 6 : Oslo / Lillehammer / Gaala
  • Day 7 : Gaala / Geiranger
  • Day 8 : Geiranger
  • Day 9 : Geiranger / Bergen
  • Day 10 : Bergen
  • Day 11 : Bergen / Lofthus
  • Day 12 : Lofthus / Flam
  • Day 13 : Lofthus / Oslo
  • Day 14 : Oslo
  • Day 15 : Oslo
  • Day 16 : Depart for U.S.


We offer the Tar Heel Travel program as a service to our alumni and friends of the University. As travel is a Carolina Alumni member perk, we require one traveler per room to be a member of the General Alumni Association in order to be eligible to travel. For more information or to join the GAA, contact the membership office at (800) 962-0742 or become a Carolina Alumni member online.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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