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Norway Tours

Norway Tours

In a country overflowing with jaw-dropping scenery from mountainscapes to the fjords, Norway has become a destination of choice for those who love nature. With one of the longest coastlines in the world measuring at 25,148 km (15,626 mi), sailing the iconic Norwegian coastlines sheltered waters is a must and our Norway adventure tours do just that.

Jagged rocks line steep-sided fjords, creating a most dramatic landscape, to the delight of photographers. Each port and the different parts of the coast give you the opportunity to experience something different.

The northern location of the country at above 60 degrees north of the equator, means summer has long days with ample light while fall and winters...   Read More
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Escape the beaten path
Visit the must-see highlights then discover little-known attractions most tourists never hear about.
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Expert local guides
Discover the country's true culture with the help of experienced local guides

 

 

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Our Norway Tour Leaders


Some of our tour leaders who have led these tours.

Martin Charlton
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.
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Jonathan Hodgson
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a…
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Victor Romagnoli
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a…
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Chris Tripodi
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself…
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Name:
Martin Charlton

EDUCATION:
Bachelor's Degree in Geography; further studies in Archaeology & Anthropology. Life's real education happens outside the classroom.

LANGUAGE:
English and some French & Spanish.

TOURS LED:
Having led tours for Adventures Abroad for almost 25 years, there are few corners of the globe where Martin’s left a stone unturned: everywhere from North Korea to Nauru, Saudi Arabia to Sudan, Guinea-Bissau to French Guiana. With over 200 tours through over 125 countries under his belt, it might be faster to list the regions where he hasn’t led a tour.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
"My love of travel and infectious enthusiasm for different cultures has taken me to over 155 countries. The further off the beaten path, the better. For a favourite place: perhaps South Georgia Island, the Canadian Arctic, or Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. World's best city = Istanbul!"

ABOUT:
"Don't pack anything that you would be upset to lose, that needs to be ironed, or is encased in glass." - words to live by.

Name:
Jonathan Hodgson

EDUCATION:
BA in Psychology at McGill University; MBA at the University of British Columbia; self-educated passion for history and culture.

LANGUAGE:
English; conversational French; improving Spanish and Russian. And a decent Scottish accent.

TOURS LED:
I have led tours in over 100 countries over the last 14 years of working for Adventures Abroad on all of the continents except for Antarctica.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Where to begin? Each place has something that makes it a special destination. A few that spring to mind: Kaieteur Falls in Guyana; the snow-covered mountains of Ladakh, India; sipping tea in a chaikhana of the old town of Bukhara, Uzbekistan; and watching the changing colours of Uluru (Ayers Rock) at sunset.

ABOUT:
Jonathan has lived much of his life dedicated to the idea that he would rather have a wealth of experiences than a wealth of riches. Having taken up a nomadic lifestyle shortly after finishing his undergraduate degree, he has been on the move on and off over the last 25+ years. The wanderlust has taken him to basing himself in places such as Scotland, Australia and Uzbekistan, and to visiting many more locations around our planet. Now (sort of) settled in Vancouver with his wonderful (and patient) family, he still loves the idea of having the world as his office and always enjoys trying to capture the essence of the locations he travels and tours in with his photography.

Name:
Victor Romagnoli

EDUCATION:
HBA English BA History

LANGUAGE:
Being able to speak several languages has made travelling an enriching experience; the conversations one can so easily slip into with locals - who come from all walks of life - adds greatly to my feel for a place.

TOURS LED:
Over a span of almost 30 years, I have lead tours virtually all over the globe.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Some of my favourite tours just come into being suddenly as a result of a request; someone will ask me to put together an itinerary that will include the highlights of several countries and the next thing you know we have, for example, a tour to Uruguay, Paraguay & Bolivia, or Lesotho, Namibia & Botswana. Sometimes I will be asked to arrange a detailed itinerary to just one region within a country - like a close up look at Sicily or Crete or the Basque Country or Newfoundland. Without the keen curiosity that so many of you travellers have, none of these "spontaneous" tours would come into being. But they do.

ABOUT:
I love the excitement of getting up each morning on a tour and not knowing exactly how a day will unfold. It keeps me on my toes so to speak, and adds a breath of excitement to each day on tour. With almost 30 years of tour leading under my belt, I thank all of you for being a part of this exciting journey.

Name:
Chris Tripodi

EDUCATION:
University for Mathematics. College for Music. But the greatest education I've received has come from Earth while travelling. "Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you have travelled."

LANGUAGE:
I can ask 'Where is the toilet?' in 57 languages.

COUNTRIES VISITED:
80%. I need a new passport every 20 months.

TOURS LED:
West Africa to South Africa, El Salvador to Argentina, Samoa to Seychelles, Portugal to Romania, Jordan to Japan.

FAVOURITE DESTINATION:
Departures hall.

ABOUT:
I travel because it is the most interesting thing I can think of doing between meals. The magic and the challenge of this job is seeing the world itself as the tour with several smaller journeys along the way. I enjoy that time at the end of one trip, before the start of a new one, where the sadness of leaving one place mixes with the excitement of approaching another.

In a country overflowing with jaw-dropping scenery from mountainscapes to the fjords, Norway has become a destination of choice for those who love nature. With one of the longest coastlines in the world measuring at 25,148 km (15,626 mi), sailing the iconic Norwegian coastlines sheltered waters is a must and our Norway adventure tours do just that.

Jagged rocks line steep-sided fjords, creating a most dramatic landscape, to the delight of photographers. Each port and the different parts of the coast give you the opportunity to experience something different.

The northern location of the country at above 60 degrees north of the equator, means summer has long days with ample light while fall and winters have a beautiful twilight and the chance of sighting the northern lights.

The Kingdom of Norway is found within Scandinavia and is connected to the Viking histories. They colonized, raided, and traded in all parts of Europe as well as were active in European discovery of Iceland, eastern North America as well as the settling of western British Isles.

On our Norway adventure tours , we discover Viking histories are readily on display at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, which houses the three ships found buried along the Oslo fjord (the world's best-preserved wooden Viking ships). Viking histories are usually relayed through their sagas, and in Bergen, which is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities of Norway, it is also an ancient city that looms large in Viking sagas. Until the 14th century, it was the seat of the medieval kingdom of Norway.

As a city on the sea, daily life often has revolved around harbour. Fish markets and the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf has been the center of the city, offering a stunning silhouette of its ancient gables against the harbour. From the city of Bergen, northwards is one of Norway's finest coastlines. It is over 2,400 km long, and in the 19th century almost all of it was home to rich fishing grounds.

The maritime maps were unreliable and there were only a few lighthouses, especially in the north. This important seaway is lined with perilous reefs, small islands and narrow inlets, and it was essential that a safe trade route be established to link the southern and northern regions of Norway.

When the Norwegian government decided to create a connection between the north and the south, Richard With and his friend Anders Holthe took on the challenge of thoroughly mapping the seas along the coastline. In 1893, Captain Richard With's steamer, DS Vesteraalen, was brought into regular service along the coast of Norway, and Hurtigruten (the fast route) was established. 120 years later, the ships still carry freight and passengers and are a part of Norwegian coastal life.

Away from the seas, the railway is also a preferred way to travel the country. The Flamsbana railway is considered by many to be one of the world's most spectacular rail journeys. Tunnels were excavated by hand, the first of the tracks were not put down until autumn 1936. Almost 80% of the railway line has a gradient of 5.5% (1:18).

Whether going over the mountains or into the fjords, Norway's scenery never disappoints on our Norway adventure tours.