This short tour takes you from Oslo to Bergen, via the charming mountain towns of Geilo and Lofthus, with a visit to the famous Hardangerfjord.
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Day 1 OSLO: ARRIVAL - Museums and Charms of the Old Wharf area
Arrive in Oslo and self transfer to your hotel. Enjoy some of Oslo's culture at the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Expedition Museum, the Kon Tiki Museum and Vigeland Sculpture Park. You could otherwise stroll along the old wharf area of Bryggen, now bustling with bars and cafes. Overnight and breakfast in Oslo.
Day 2 OSLO - GEILO: Mountain Village
In the morning self transfer to Oslo Central Station for the morning train from Oslo to Geilo. Afternoon free to explore this lovely mountain village - maybe enjoy some hiking, cycling or fishing. Dinner and overnight at Dr. Holms Hotel, Geilo.
Day 3 GEILO - HARDANGER - LOFTHUS: Fjord Views
After breakfast at the hotel, self transfer to Geilo bus station for a local bus to Eidfjord, then onwards to Lofthus. With Folgefonna Glacier glinting in the distance, Lofthus is an idyllic hamlet of narrow lanes and mellow, stone walls with a stream running through the village and a scattering of old grass-roofed houses amongst the old orchards. Dinner and overnight at Ullensvang Hotel, Lofthus, in a Fjord View Room.
Day 4 LOFTHUS – NORHEIMSUND - BERGEN: Old Churches & Buildings, Fjord Cruise, Hanseatic City
Monring at leisure to explore Lofthus. You may like to visit the church dating from 1250 - a charming, stone building with immensely thick walls and several, bright, wall frescoes. In the afternoon, cruise from Lofthus to Norheimsund and then journey onwards by bus to Bergen. This wonderful Hanseatic town has a great wharf area to stroll along, as you admire the Fish and Flowers Markets. You can also enjoy a meal in one of the many cafes and restaurants nearby. Overnight and breakfast in Bergen.
Day 5 BERGEN
Following breakfast this morning, your tour concludes.
Departures: Daily May - September
INCLUDES: 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, Dinner at Dr. Holms Hotel and Hotel Ullensvang (Days 2, 3); train Oslo - Geilo; bus Geilo-Eidfjord-Lofthus; bus Lofthus -Bergen.
Tour Notes: Add extra nights in Oslo or Bergen, or along the way
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Includes: 4 nights accommodation with daily breakfast, Dinner at Dr. Holms Hotel and Hotel Ullensvang (Days 2, 3); train Oslo - Geilo; bus Geilo-Eidfjord-Lofthus; bus Lofthus -Bergen.