Stay at charming & renowned hotels of character & distinction whilst exploring the best of the Norwegian fjords & experiencing the thrill of the spectacular “Norway in a Nutshell” train journey.
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Day 1 Oslo
Upon arrival, self transfer to the Hotel Continental. Remainder of the day free to explore – see the Viking Ships, the Fram polar ship, Munch Museum & the historic wharf area, now bustling with cafes, bars & shops.
Day 2 Oslo - Dombas-Andalsnes-Geiranger
Train from Oslo to Dombås, then change for Andalsnes, before joining the bus along the ‘Golden Route’ to Geiranger –a stretch of road with spectacular mountain roads that are engineering marvels, with picturesque & charming villages & strikingly beautiful landscapes. Dinner & overnight at Union Hotel, with fabulous fjord views & a locally sourced, seasonal menu.
Day 3 Geiranger - Hellesylt-Stryn- Loen
Morning free to relax before midday ferry cruise on the lovely Geirangerfjord to Hellesylt, then board the bus for Stryn & Loen. On the inner Nordfjord, Loen has some of the most magnificent landscapes in Europe. Dinner & 2 nights at the lakeside Alexandra Hotel Loen, to enjoy the gastronomic delights of this area.
Day 4 Loen: Briksdal Glacier Excursion
Today take a bus to Briksdalen where you’ll board the famous quaint ‘Trollcar’ for a tour of the glacier, a powerful sight stretching 1200 m down to the lush, narrow valley. An optional Safari Boat excursion on the lake in front of the glacier is offered, before returning to the hotel. 2nd night at Alexandra Hotel, Loen.
Day 5 Loen - Skei- Sogndal-Flam
Board the bus via Skei for scenic Sogndal, and on to the delightful small fjord village of Flåm. Dinner & overnight at Flamsbrygga Hotel, in the heart of the village.
Day 6 Flam – Myrdal-Voss-Lofthus: "Norway in a Nutshell"
Today enjoy the marvellous “Norway in a Nutshell” train journey. Travel on the famous Flåmsbanen train to Myrdal, traversing steep mountain passes as you climb past spectacular scenery & waterfalls. Change & continue to Voss. Upon arrival, take the bus to Lofthus for dinner & overnight at Ullensvang Hotel, an atmospheric hotel located right on the shores of the fjord & established in 1846.
Day 7 Lofthus - Hardangerfjord- Bergen
Morning at leisure in the beautiful Hardanger area. Perhaps enjoy a hiking tour or visit a cider farm, before taking the afternoon boat along Hardangerfjord to Norheimsund, then onto the Bergen bound bus. Overnight at Clarion Collection Havnekontoret, Bergen.
Day 8 Bergen
Arrangements end after breakfast.
Departures: mid June to mid August
Includes: 7 nights accommodation, breakfast daily, 5 dinners, transportation as detailed.
This tour can be extended with additonal nights in any place- please enquire.
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