This trip takes you on the Sognefjord, the Aurlandsfjord, the Nærøyfjord and then to Hardangerfjord, known as the 'Queen of the Fjords'. It also includes the famous Flamsbanen Railway journey - part of the famous Norway in a Nutshell tour. The route is Oslo, Myrdal, Flam, Voss, Lofthus, Norheimsund and Bergen.
Day 1 Oslo Arrival
On arrival in Oslo make your own way to your hotel. You may like to enjoy some of the city's fine museums including the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Expedition museum, the Kon Tiki Museum and Vigeland Sculpture Park. Or stroll through the old wharf area of Bryggen, now bustling with bars and cafes. Otherwise visit the Munch Museum, the Maritime Museum or Akershus Fortress. Overnight at Thon Opera Hotel or similar in Olso.
Day 2 Oslo - Myrdal - Flam - Lofthus with 'Norway in a Nutshell'
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before departure on the train from Oslo to Myrdal, where you will change trains and board the famous Flamsbanen Railway. This train journey provides some of Norway's most magnificent scenery. On the 20km journey you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms whichy cling dizzily to sheer slopes.
On arrival in Flåm, walk the short distance to the pier and embark on 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. You can see small, traditional farms and if you are lucky, goats grazing beside the fjord.
There may also be seals basking on the rocks, just before the ferry moors at Gudvangen. Disembark and board the bus for your trip to Voss. Once there, alight the bus and meet your driver, for a private taxi ride to Lofthus. Dinner and overnight at Ullensvang Hotel; located by the shore of Hardangerfjord - the 'Queen of the Fjords'.
Please note you can add a night's stay in Flam tonight and travel on to Lofthus a day later if you wish- please enquire.
Day 3 Lofthus: Day at leisure
Today is free to explore the fjord. You can relax at the pool or in the hotel's gardens, or perhaps enjoy a fjord cruise. There are some great self guided hikes from the hotel including a 2 - 3 hours hike to the waterfalls Opo and Skrikjo- Opo is the third longest fall in Norway at 650 metres whilst Skrikjo has a 400 metre fall. The hotel will assist you with directions and hiring of a guide if required.Dinner and 2nd overnight at Ullensvang Hotel.
Day 4 Lofthus - Northeimsund - Bergen
Morning at leisure before your afternoon ferry departure to Norheimsund, further along the Hardangerfjord. Disembark on arrival in Norheimsund and walk up the pier to board your Bergen bound bus. On arrival, make your own way to your hotel. Overnight and breakfast in Bergen at Hotel Augustin or similar.
Day 5 Bergen Departure
Following breakfast this morning, your tour concludes.
Departures: Daily 01 May - 25 September.
* Extra nights can be added in Oslo, Lofthus or Bergen and you can also add an overnight stay in Flam- please enquire.
Includes: 4 overnights including breakfast; Dinner at Ullensvang Hotel (Days 2, 3); Trains, buses, boats as mentioned; Private taxi transfer from Voss to Lofthus.
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Includes: 4 nights accommodation including daily breakfast; dinner at Ullensvang Hotel (Days 2, 3); Trains, buses, boats as mentioned; Private taxi transfer from Voss to Lofthus.
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