Geiranger, Alesund & Norway in a Nutshell

Beautiful Geirangerfjord, the Flam Railway + unique Alesund
7 days
May - Sep
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Geirangerfjord is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage register and is one of the loveliest fjords in Norway. This tour combines an overnight cruise to Gierangerfjord with a visit to Alesund, the charming “Art Nouveau” capital of Norway, a journey on the famous 'Norway in a Nutshell' Flam Railway journey, and time in Oslo and Bergen. Your tour arrangements include accommodation and transport.

Day 1 Oslo Arrival
On arrival in Oslo, make your own way to your hotel. Enjoy some of Oslo's fine museums including the Viking Ship Museum, Fram Polar Expedition Museum and the Kon Tiki Museum, or take a stroll through the old wharf area of Bryggen, now bustling with bars and cafes. Visit the Munch Museum, Maritime Museum and Akershus Fortress. Overnight in Oslo at Thon Opera Hotel or similar.

Day 2 Oslo - Myrdal - Bergen "Norway in a Nutshell'
Make your own way to the railway station for the train from Oslo to Myrdal, where you will change trains and board the famous 'Flåmsbanen' train to Flåm. The Flåm Railway journey provides some of Norway's wildest and most magnificent scenery. On the 20km long train ride, you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes.

Arrive in Flåm and enjoy some time in this charming fjordside village. Go for a walk, visit a cafe, explore the Railway Museum or simply enjoy the breathtaking views. Then walk the short distance to the pier and start your cruise to Gudvangen. The ferry travels out of Aurlandsfjord and into Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in Europe, and included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1800m high, this branch of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful and you will see small, traditional farms, waterfalls and colourful wooden houses. 

Or you can add a night in Flam and continue on tomorrow - please enquire.

On arrival in Gudvangen, board the bus to Voss and travel up the ingenious twisted road of Stalheim Canyon to Voss, where you board the train for Bergen. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Bergen, a lovely city beautifully situated on the fjord, is surrounded by 7 mountains and has a long history as a Hanseatic trading port. Walk along Bryygen, the historic wharf area with timbered houses, formerly the homes and warehouses of wealthy merchants, explore the Fish and Flower markets and enjoy a meal in one of the many cafes or restaurants of this lovely town. And make sure you take the funicular ride up to Mt Fløien for a panoramic view of Bergen and its surroundings. Overnight in Bergen at Hotel Augustin or similar.

Day 3 Bergen: Board Hurtigruten Ferry
Day at leisure exploring the sights of the city before making your own way to the wharf, where the Hurtigruten Coastal Ferry awaits. Depart in the late afternoon and cruise through beautiful coastal scenery towards Alesund. Overnight on board in outside cabin including breakast.

Day 4 Onboard: Geirangerfjord - Alesund
Spend today onboard as the ferry make its way along the stunning Geirangerfjord, reaching Alesund in the early evening. Disembark & make your own way to your hotel. 2 nights in Alesund at First Hotel Atlantica or similar.

Day 5 Alesund: Day at Leisure
Alesund is beautifully situated, surrounded by mountains and fjords. It is known as Norway’s 'Art Nouveau' city and is full of charming buildings. Take a stroll in the magnificent central district and marvel at the beautiful houses with their elaborate towers, spires and ornaments, stroll the banks of the scenic Brosundet canal that runs through the town, visit one of the nearby islands, or the city aquarium. 2nd night in Alesund.

Day 6 Alesund - Dombas - Oslo
Today make your own way to the bus station, and travel by bus to Andalsnes village, which lies at the mouth of the river Rauma near Romsdalsfjord, surrounded by high mountains. In Andalsnes, board the train and travel along the Rauma line, a scenic route that takes you through picturesque mountains, over imposing bridges, through winding tunnels and past the tallest rockface in Europe, Trollveggen, which towers 1000m above the track. At Dombas mountain station change trains and continue on through the scenic Gudbrandsdal valley to Oslo. Make your own way from the train station to the hotel, and overnight in Oslo at Thon Opera Hotel or similar.

Day 7 Oslo Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast

Departures: daily May – September

Add extra nights in Oslo, Bergen and/or Alesund. Or add a night's stay in Flam - please enquire.

Includes: 5 nights accommodation including breakfast, 1 night onboard Hurtigruten ferry in cabin with private facilities including breakfast, transport by bus, ferry and train as listed.

Excludes: transfers, dinner onboard Hurtigruten ferry

Please note depending on availability for the overnight voyage Bergen-Alesund it may be necessary to reverse the itinerary.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2187.00
Single AUD$ 3034.00

Includes: 5 nights accommodation including breakfast, 1 night onboard Hurtigruten ferry in cabin with private facilities including breakfast, transport by bus, ferry and train as listed.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel