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Norway in a Nutshell & Heroes of Telemark

Norway in a Nutshell & Heroes of Telemark

Travel from Hull via P&O Cruise Ferry to Holland and on through Germany and spend a night in Denmark before crossing to Norway to enjoy a wonderful tour though one of the World's most unique landscapes. Highlights include Vrådal, The Hardangervidda National Park, the famous World War 2 sabotage site at Vemork, and Hardangerfjord and Flåm.

Holiday Inclusions

  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

  • Door-to-Door service

  • Return ferry crossings

  • Coach travel throughout

  • Excursions as listed


Our Accommodation

Overnight Ferry

2 nights

Our ship offers a variety of entertainment whilst we sail to Europe from either Newcastle or Hull. Your lower birth cabin, dinner, and breakfast are included.

Overnight Hotel

2 nights

Our overnight hotel will be ideally located for our route and will offer comfortable, en-suite accommodation, a restaurant, and a bar. There will either be a lift, or ground-floor bedrooms available on request.

Straand Hotel, Vradal

7 nights

Surrounded by a forest and overlooking Bussvikfjorden, this laid-back hotel is a 5-minute walk from Sommerland Beach, in the middle of the beautiful Telemark region in south-eastern Norway. The hotel has a long history that dates back to 1864 in the same family and is well known for its good food and many activities, including darts, boating, table tennis, ski rentals, bicycle rental and more! In addition, the hotel offers two restaurants, two bars, swimming pool, terrace and an old-style drawing room. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities and feature a telephone and flatscreen TV.

Outbound Journey

After your home collection we take you to the port for our overnight North Sea crossing to Europe. Dinner, breakfast, and lower berth cabin is included. On day 2 we journey by coach through Holland to our overnight hotel in Germany. On day 3 we journey to Denmark and 'the land of the Vikings,' as we head to our second overnight hotel.

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Larvik & Vradal

We bid 'farvel' to Aalborg on day 4 and proceed to Hirtshals for a ferry crossing to Larvik in Norway. The final leg of the journey takes us through Norway's magnificent scenery, including the famous Telemark Canal, and onto Vrådal and the Straand Hotel for a 5-night stay. The next day is free to relax and unwind. The hotel has great facilities including an indoor swimming pool, large panoramic terrace, lounge and a wonderful garden that sweeps down from the hotel and right to the lake shore and beach. To set the scene for the next day's excursion we arrange an evening showing of the Hollywood Blockbuster, The Heroes of Telemark, at the hotel this evening.

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Vemork Power Station

On day 6 we can enjoy a full day panoramic excursion across the Hardangervidda Plateau and a visit to the Telemark heavy-water sabotage site. Our journey first takes us up onto the Hardangervidda Plateau, the largest mountain plain in Europe! This area offers spectacular views of its wild scenery and beautiful lakes. We then continue to Rjukan and transfer to minibuses for the short journey across the gorge and up to the Vemork Power Station. This fascinating visit offers not only an insight into Norwegian Industrial Heritage, but also exhibits relating to the incredible story of the partisan sabotage mission to destroy Hitler's heavy water plant that was located at this site, and ultimately halting his efforts to build a nuclear bomb.

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Telemark Canal

Our excursion on day 7 includes a heritage boat trip on the Telemark canal, considered the "eighth wonder of the world" when it was completed in 1892. Our journey aboard this historic vessel offers an opportunity to experience one of the world's most beautiful waterways, through lakes, narrow channels and locks.

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Classic Norway

Our excursion today offers an opportunity to sample quintessential Norway, as we cross over the Telemark Canal and head first to Morgedal, a village described as the "cradle of skiing". We then continue to Eidsborg for a visit to the Vest Telemark Museum, where the old farmhouse "Vindlaus" have been converted into one of Norway's largest open-air museums, and includes the 13th-century Stave Church. We then carry onto Dalen, the starting point of the famous Telemark Canal and home to the "Dragon Style" Dalen Hotel, one of Norway's most famous buildings. Enjoy some free time in the pretty town centre before we return through the magnificent scenery along the shores of Lake Nisser to our hotel.

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We check out of the Straand Hotel on day 9 and begin our journey south. We call at Heddal for a photo opportunity of Norway's largest Stave Church (built around the 11th-century) before we continue our journey to Oslo, Norway's charming maritime capital. Oslo's origins are found in the 8th Century and during Viking times, earned its title of "Viking Capital". It offers a unique Scandinavian atmosphere and a beautiful city centre, with many green spaces as well as wide range of monuments and historic buildings. Following our visit here, we continue on to Horten for dinner and an overnight stay.

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Return Journey

On day 10, a 'Fast ferry' takes us back to Denmark. Making comfort breaks en-route, we then continue south to Germany and enjoy dinner before an overnight stay. On day 11, we return from Germany to Holland and then board our overnight sailing back to the UK. Again, dinner, breakfast, and lower berth cabins are included. On day 12 we disembark our ferry and return home by coach.

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B=Breakfast included, D=Dinner included

Deposit & balance payment

Unless otherwise stated, deposits are £60.00 per person for UK holidays, £150.00 per person for EU holidays, and £250.00 per person for Channel Island holidays. Please be aware that all deposits are non-refundable in the event of cancellation. Upon completing your booking, a confirmation/invoice will be sent to your email address. This may land in your ‘spam’ or ‘junk’ folder so please check all of your folders. This document will show all the relevant information regarding your holiday, including your booking reference number (displayed on the top left-hand corner) which you will be asked to quote if you need to discuss any aspect of your holiday with us. Please check all of the details, such as spelling and contact information, and advise us promptly if any changes are required. We do not send out reminders for balance payments, so please note your balance due date and contact us to settle your balance on or before the date stated.


Travel documents

Your travel documents should arrive with you approximately 7 days before departure. This pack will contain your home collection time, your luggage labels, a feedback form, and a day-by-day itinerary for your holiday. Please read through these carefully before your departure day and ensure you are ready to depart promptly at the departure time stated.



Due to space limitations, unless otherwise stated, your luggage allowance is one small carry-on bag, and one medium-sized suitcase. Please consider that your luggage has to be handled by our staff and possibly porters, and therefore we recommend that your hold luggage should have dimensions of no more than 26 inches in length and 20 inches in height, and weigh no more than 18kgs. Luggage allowances may vary for EU holidays and flight packages, this will be advised in your travel documents.


Coaches & seating

Due to operational circumstances, on rare occasions we may be forced to amend seating allocation, however, this will be notified to you in a timely manner. Once all passengers are on board, if there are any spare seats on the coach and you wish to move, please feel free to do so. When the vehicle is in motion, the wearing of seatbelts is a mandatory requirement, as is our Non-Smoking policy (including electronic e-cigarettes). We kindly ask that mobile phones be used in emergencies only whilst the vehicle is in motion. For the comfort of our passengers, we will include regular comfort breaks throughout the journey. All of our coaches have a toilet on board.


Hotels & dining

All of our hotels are carefully selected and you should expect to find all bedrooms with private en-suite facilities. The board basis will be either DB&B (dinner, bed and breakfast) or B&B (bed and breakfast), and items such as leisure facilities, entertainment, etc, are described where applicable.


Special requests

Any special request should be advised to us at the point of booking, especially so in the case of those with limited mobility. Please consider that, as most of our customers book by telephone, if this information is not forthcoming our staff cannot ascertain if a chosen holiday is suitable for your mobility level and ensure your holiday is successful. Whilst we will endeavour to do all possible to satisfy any special request, please be aware that this is a ‘request’ only, unless it has been guaranteed in writing with the hotel.


Itineraries & attractions

All holiday inclusions are listed on our website and then re-confirmed to you when you receive your travel documents. As the holidays are packaged many months, and sometimes over a year, in advance of departure, on rare occasions we may be forced to amend an itinerary or change an attraction. In such instances, we will always do our best to provide a ‘like for like’ alternative and advise you as soon as possible.


Contact information

If you become lost whilst on tour, we advise that you contact our office on 01253 725999 so that we can inform your driver and help you relocate the coach (listen to the end of the answering machine message for our emergency contact number if calling outside of office hours). We request that you provide us with a mobile phone number in advance of travel and keep your mobile phone switched on for the duration of the excursion so that we can contact you in this event. We kindly request that you also provide us with your emergency contact details. This is the name and telephone number of a friend or family member (somebody who is not travelling with you) that we could contact in the event of an emergency whilst you are on tour.



We recommend that you take some form of Photographic Identification with you on holiday (i.e. Passport, Bus Pass, or Driver’s License). In some cases, Photo ID will be a requirement, for example, where there are ferry crossings, flights, EU travel, or visits to RAF bases or royal residences. This will be advised to you in writing when you receive your booking confirmation.


Cancellation terms

Our cancellation terms are available to view on our website under Booking Conditions. All of our holidays operate subject to a minimum number of passengers being achieved. If these are not met, the tour may be cancelled by us, and a full refund will be issued. However, if you wish to cancel your holiday, a cancellation charge will be incurred.



Regardless of your chosen destination, we recommend that you consider taking out a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy, to cover you in the event of cancellation. BP Insurance Brokers offer competitive prices to patrons of G-Line Holidays and can be contacted on 01253 747258.



Gratuities are not included as part of your excursion cost and are also not compulsory. However, much in the same way as good service in a local restaurant may be rewarded, if you feel you have received a service worthy of reward from your coach driver, we would encourage you to show your appreciation personally.

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