Visit the happiest country in the world
Get a taste of what makes it so special with specialist operator Best Served Scandinavia. Spring in Norway is the perfect time for a Scandi adventure with lower travel prices before the peak summer season and a wide choice of itineraries to suit all interests. Choose a digital detox seacabin break, enjoy a backdrop of blossom filled trees, search for Polar Bears or catch the end of the Northern Lights season in the North.
Bright and vibrant scenery starts to replace the ice white setting of the winter months with the ice melting creating stunning natural waterfalls and a landscape ideal for whitewater rafting, mountain biking, hiking, fishing as well as a perfect backdrop for a whole host of nature.
Specialist tour operator Best Served Scandinavia has picked a range of itineraries that showcase the beauty and variety of Norway in the spring.
Manshausen Seacabin Break in Manshausen, Norway
New for 2017 is a 4 day Manshausen Seacabin Break in Manshausen, Norway. With its idyllic mountain setting and crystalline waters, the seldom-visited remote island of Manshausen offers a fabulous back to nature holiday coupled with designer accommodation in the form of its new chic seacabins. After a day and night in Bodo, catch a ferry to Manshausen, which is between mainland Norway and the Lofoten Islands in the middle of the Grøtøya strait, for a two-night stay in a Seacabin. Made from Scandinavian timber and floor-to-ceiling glass, three of these architect-designed huts are spread out along an old stone jetty overhanging the water, with a fourth perched on a natural ledge with views to the sea and mountains. Explore the stunning surroundings with optional guided and self-led excursions that range from sea kayaking and sailing to hiking, fishing and caving. Best Served Scandinavia offers a three night itinerary from £995 per person including flights, return fast boat transfers, transfers from Bodø to Nordskot, return transfers from Nordskot to Manshausen, 1 night at B&B Scandic Havet, Oslo, 2 nights B&B in a seacabin at Manshausen.
Beautiful Blossom in Hardangerfjord
The Hardangerfjord is the second longest fjord in Norway and is home to some of Norway's most awe-inspiring scenery. This stunning region offers a magnificent treat in late spring when the orchards of fruit trees burst into blossom. The 6 day tailor made Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell itinerary is the ideal way to explore the area. Explore Bergen, a charming seaside town with a historic Hanseatic wharf and a wonderful collection of restaurants, cafes and bars. Journey through Norway's Western Fjords to Ulvik, a village surrounded by high mountains and hiking trails and spend two days exploring beautiful Hardangerfjord, staying in the town of Lofthus. Best Served Scandinavia offer a five night Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell from £895 per person including return flights to Bergen, 2 nights BB accommodation in Bergen, 3 nights HB accommodation in the Hardangerfjord area and ferry/bus/train transfers as per itinerary.
Highlights of Norway
Discover Oslo and Bergen on a five-day tailor-made itinerary for a taste of Norway. After a day and night exploring Oslo, take the 'Norway in a Nutshell' tour from Oslo to Bergen. Highlights include the Bergen Railway, northern Europe's highest stretch of railway; the Flam Railway, one of the steepest in the world; Naeroyfjord and Aurlandsfjord which are two of the most picturesque fjords; and Stalheimskleiva, an incredible road of hairpin bends running up a ridge between two cascading waterfalls. Best Served Scandinavia offer a five night Highlights of Norway holiday from £765 per person including return flights to Oslo/back from Bergen, 2 nights BB accommodation in Oslo, Norway in a Nutshell tour and 2 nights BB accommodation in Bergen.
Across the Polar Land
For those still looking for a snowy experience in spring, 'Across the Polar Land' is a six-day itinerary which includes a night spent in a heated tent at the North Pole Base Camp in remote Spitsbergen. Starting in Oslo, before travelling on to Longyearbyen, Svalbard's largest township, with accommodation at Basecamp Trappers Hotel, this itinerary moves on to Basecamp Isfjord Radio by snowmobile which is a remote boutique hotel offering fantastic food and service. Northern Lights viewing can be magnificent and polar bears have been known to roam right outside the hotel. There's the opportunity to experience a quick swim in the Arctic Ocean for those looking for a true Polar Adventurer experience. Another highlight of this adventurous trip is a night spent at the North Pole Base Camp in Spitsbergen. Best Served Scandinavia offer a 5 night Across the Polar Land itinerary from £2975 per person including return flights to Longyearbyen via Oslo, 1 night B&B Saga hotel Oslo, return transfers in Longyearbyen, 2 nights B&B Basecamp Trapper's Hotel, 1 night North Pole Camp, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, snowmobile safari, warm clothing, expert guide during days 3-5.
For bookings or more information, call 0207 664 2241 or visit best-served.co.uk