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50 Degrees North launches a new independent small group tour for 2020 – Discover unforgettable experiences in the Nordic summer with ‘Scenic Norway’

Nordic travel specialist, 50 Degrees North, has introduced a new 7-day summer tour, ‘Scenic Norway’, to their selection of independent small group tours to Norway. Each of these tours are unique in the way that 2-12 independent travellers traverse exceptionally beautiful, yet hard-to-reach areas of Norway in the comfort and safety of a shared 50 Degrees North minivan with an experienced driver. 

True to form, ‘Scenic Norway’ explores a breathtaking part of Norway, the Northwestern fjord region, starting from Ålesund and travelling to Kristiansund via Valldalen and Åndalsnes. This is a stunning part of Norway that many tourists do not get to see, because it usually requires a private car or joining a big coach tour. However, with 50DN, travellers can relax and enjoy the incredible scenery as the minivan driver navigates two of the most famous Norwegian Scenic Routes: The Trollstigen Road with its eleven magnificent hairpin turns on a steep mountainside and the Atlantic Highway, famous for its twisting bridges over the coastline. Enjoy hiking alongside dramatic mountains, vast valleys, deep fjords, and historical Norwegian farmland while staying in beautiful boutique hotels with fjord and mountain views.  

“The motivation behind our selection of minivan tours is to share these amazingly beautiful, but hard-to-reach regions of Norway with travellers and to encourage travel to less crowded areas”, says Tietse Stelma, the CEO and co-founder of 50 Degrees North. “This style of travel also brings together the sense of freedom inherent in independent travel and the security and social benefits of group travel”, adds Stelma. 

‘Scenic Norway’ runs weekly from May to September with fixed departures from Ålesund every Thursday (from AUD 3258 / USD 2178 / EUR 1878 per person, including 6 nights’ accommodation, 6 breakfasts and 4 dinners, numerous guided walks and hikes, all transport and 24-hour emergency support service). 

This tour also links up with two other 50DN independent small group tours. While the 8-day ‘Beautiful Norway’ tour takes travellers from Oslo, through the heart of the Norwegian fjords and countryside to Bergen, the 8-day ‘Western Fjords of Norway’ tour continues from Bergen, through the largely unknown yet profoundly beautiful Western fjords to Ålesund. From there, it is possible to continue with ‘Scenic Norway’ to Kristiansund.