Stavanger, Fjords & Pulpit Rock

Oslo, Flam, Balestrand, Stavanger & Pulpit Rock
8 Days
May - Sep
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This tour takes you from Oslo on the famous Flam Railway to beautiful town of Balestrand on the Sognefjord, on to the ancient Hanseatic city of Bergen and finally to the town of Stavanger, where you can cruise past the famous Pulpit Rock.

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

Day 2    Oslo
Further time to explore the many delights of this wonderful city. 2nd overnight in Oslo.

Day 3 Oslo- Flam- Balestrand
Breakfast at the hotel before departure from Oslo Centralstation for the morning train from Oslo to Myrdal on the Bergen Line. The Bergen Railway is unique and it is Northern Europe's highest-altitude railway line. This train ride, voted one of the 20 best in the world, takes you over Norway’s “mountainous rooftop” and through charming villages like Gol and Geilo. In Myrdal, you’ll switch trains to the Flåm Railway - just cross the platform. Then start your journey on the famous Flamsbanen Railway.  The train journey provides some of Norway's wildest and most magnificent scenery. On the 20 km-long train ride you can see rivers that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascade down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains and mountain farms cling dizzily to sheer slopes.

Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1308 metres deep Sognefjord. Surrounded by steep mountainsides, roaring waterfalls and deep valleys, Flåm is a small piece of paradise.  After a short time in Flåm board the express boat from Flåm to Balestrand. Cruise the beautiful Sognefjord, with the chance to see tall, impressive mountains. Out towards the sea, the scenery becomes more open and there is plentiful and varied bird life.

On arrival in Balestrand walk to your hotel, just a short distance from the boat. Balestrand is a delightful and traditional small resort town beside the shores of the Sognefjord, and is noted for its magnificent scenery and pure, clean air. Dinner, overnight and breakfast at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 4 Balestrand-Flam-Gudvangen-Voss-Bergen
This morning travel back to Flam then board a ferry for the cruise to Gudvangen, from where you will take a bus and train on to Bergen. Bergen is a lively city beautifully situated on the fjord & surrounded by 7 mountains, with a long history as a Hanseatic trading port. Walk along Bryygen, the historic old wharf area with timbered houses, formerly the homes and warehouses of merchants, explore the fish and flowers markets and enjoy a meal in one of the many cafes and restaurants of this lovely historic Hanseatic town. And make sure you take the funicular ride up to Mt  Fløien for a panoramic view of Bergen and its surroundings. Overnight and breakfast at Hotel Augustin or similar.

Day 5 Bergen
Day at leisure to relax. 2nd overnight in Bergen.

Day 6 Bergen- Stavanger
This morning enjoy the local scenery on the bus from Bergen to Stavanger. On arrival in Stavanger make your own way to your hotel. Afternoon at leisure and overnight at Thon Hotel Maritim or similar.

Day 7 Stavanger - Pulpit Rock Cruise
Breakfast at your hotel then make your own way to the ferry wharf for the cruise to Prekestolen (Pulpit Rock), east of Stavanger. This amazing sightseeing tour takes 3 hours, with the famous Pulpit Rock in the starring role – and a impressive supporting cast of waterfalls, idyllic islands and magnificent scenery. On board the boat there is a sun deck and kiosk. 2nd overnight in Stavanger.

*You can add a hike up Pulpit Rock to the cruise - please enquire

Day 8        Stavanger Departure
Breakfast at your hotel and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily 15 May - 12 September

* Extra nights can be added at any destination along the way
* For a shorter visit to Stavanger see our tour Stavanger & Pulpit Rock
*You can add a hike up Pulpit Rock to the cruise

Includes: Accommodation with daily breakfast, train/bus tickets, Pulpit Rock cruise

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1983.00
Single AUD$ 2545.00

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