Land of the Fjords

Bergen, Oslo & the fjords with Norway in a Nutshell
6 Days
Jun - Aug
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On this tour you will experience the highlights of the jewel of Norway - the magnificent fjords. The breathtaking scenery you will see includes the Sogn Fjord, Geiranger Fjord and Stalheim Canyon. Journey on the spectactular Falm Railway - a marvel of engineering that descends nearly 3000 feet in less than 1 hour and passes waterfalls and sheer cliffs. 

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Day 1:  ARRIVE BERGEN: EXPLORE THE HANSEATIC CITY
Transfer from Bergen Flesland Airport or the Hurtigruten quay to your hotel. Time to walk around and explore on your own - maybe have a drink at one of the many cafes and bars of the charming old Bryggen Harbour area, with it's historic wooden buildings.
After 4pm, you will find tour information in the hotel reception, and your tour manager will then be available in the hotel lobby from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.

Overnight in Bergen at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.

Day 2:  BERGEN - FLÅM - BALESTRAND: JOURNEY ON THE FAMOUS FLAM RAILWAY
After breakfast depart from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flåm, start a 2 hour cruise by ferry along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand.

Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Day 3:  BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS
Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel’s elegant dining room.

You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains.

A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other interesting sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 4:  BALESTRAND - GEIRANGER: BEAUTIFUL SOGN FJORD, JOSTEDAL GLACIER & GEIRANGER FJORD
After breakfast, depart from the hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord, the largest in Europe. Continue by road to Fjareland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier.

The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Afterwards, a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon, the tour continues via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here, you go on board the ferry for the one hour’s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords.

During the cruise, you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

Day 5:  GEIRANGER - OSLO: SERPENTINE ROAD, VALLEYS AND LAKES
From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its14th century stave church.

The tour continues via Lake Vågå before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, then on to Oslo for overnight. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo.

Day 6:  OSLO DEPARTURE
Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport in connection with your flight home.

Departures: 15, 22 and 29 June; 06, 13, 20 and 27 July; 03, 10 and 17 August 2017

Includes: 5 nights accommodation* in standard rooms. 2 lunches (Days 4 and 5) and 3-course or Buffet Dinner (except in Bergen). Ride on the Bergen Railway, Voss-Myrdal. Ride on the Flam Railway, Myrdal-Flam. Approx. 2 hrs cruise on Aurlands and Naeroy Fjords and 1hr cruise on Geiranger Fjord. Excursion in open car to Briksdal Glacier. All visits as described in itinerary. Porterage at all hotels whilst with the group. English-speaking tour escort throughout. Transportation by modern, Deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts. Transfers airport or quay to hotel on first and last days only. Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour programme may incur a supplement. 

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2309.00
Single AUD$ 2707.00

Includes: 5 nights accommodation* in standard rooms. 2 lunches (Days 4 and 5) and 3-course or Buffet Dinner (except in Bergen). Ride on the Bergen Railway, Voss-Myrdal. Ride on the Flam Railway, Myrdal-Flam. Approx. 2 hrs cruise on Aurlands and Naeroy Fjords and 1hr cruise on Geiranger Fjord. Excursion in open car to Briksdal Glacier. All visits as described in itinerary. Porterage at all hotels whilst with the group. English-speaking tour escort throughout. Transportation by modern, Deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts. Transfers airport or quay to hotel on first and last days only. Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour programme may incur a supplement. 

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