Unique Fjords

Small group touring in the Norwegian fjords
7 days
June and July
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One highlight after another awaits you on this trip through some of the most spectacular and fascinating scenery in the World - with deep fjords, glaciers, picturesque villages and majestic mountains. This incredible journey includes the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjords, a visit to the foot of one of the most accessible glaciers in Norway, Nigardsbreen glacier, the famous Flam railway and the beautiful cities of Oslo and Bergen.

You can also add an extension to Stockholm  and Copenhagen - see our Unique Fjords & Royal Capitals tour.

Day 1 Bergen Arrival
On arrival make your own way to your hotel. The remainder of day is at leisure in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords, before an evening welcome meeting with your tour leader.

Day 2 Bergen-Hardangerfjord-Norheimsund
Morning 2 hour sightseeing tour of Bergen, including the popular fish market and the historical wharf area, known as Bryggen. Then depart Bergen and head into beautiful Hardangerfjord, known as the orchard of Norway because of it's fertile farmland. Overnight including dinner.

Day 3  Norheimsund-Stalheim-Flam-Balestrand
Continue to Voss via Stalheimen, at the top of Naeroydalen Canyon, for panormaic views over the valley. Then onwards to Flåm village, from where you will enjoy a leisurely fjord cruise to Gudvangen. Continue by coach to Vangsnes, crossing the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway, before arriving in Balestrand where you will stay for 2 nights. Whilst at Balestrand dinner at the hotel is included.

Day 4 Balestrand: Glacier Day
Today visit the glaciers. Travel by ferry across Fjærlandfjord, before reaching Jostedal Glacier and the Breheimsenteret Glacier Centre. Jostedal Glacier is the largest on the European mainland and the entire glacier, as well as some of the nearby valleys, all form a vast National Park. You can reach the glacier either by taking the ferry across a small lake or by walking approximately 30-40 minutes from the car park. Unlike many other glaciers, here you can get right up close!  Enjoy lunch and a visit to Breheimsenteret Glacier Centre before returning to Balestrand.

Day 5 Balestrand-Flam-Myrdal-Oslo
Mid-morning journey across Sognefjord to Flåm, before boarding one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world, the Flåm Railway. This is a spectacular train journey, offering panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest train lines in the world, with almost 80% of the journey on a gradient of 5.5%. On arrival at the mountain station of Myrdal, change trains and travel on the Bergen Line to the Norwegian capital, Oslo, where you will stay for 2 nights.

Day 6 Oslo
Enjoy a 3 hour city tour of Oslo including Vigeland Scuplture Park with its 200 sculptures, a visit to Holmenkollen ski jump for a fantastic view over the city and a walk on the Opera House. The afternoon is at your leisure, so that you can further explore Oslo's many museums, including the Viking Museum and Kon-Tiki Museum, or relax in the cafes and restaurants around the old wharf area.

Day 7 Oslo Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast.

2018 Departures: 03, 24 June; 01, 08, 15, 22 and 29 July; 05, 12 and 19 August

You can also add an extension to Stockholm  and Copenhagen - see our Unique Fjords & Royal Capitals tour.

Group size: Maximum 20 persons

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in Superior tourist class hotels with private facilities; breakfast daily, 3 dinners (Days 2, 3, 4), 1 lunch (Day  4), excursions as per the itinerary, local guides for sightseeing in Bergen and Oslo, English-speaking tour leader, coach transportation (Days 2-4) according to the programme, ferry crossings Flåm/Gudvangen, Vangsnes/Dragsvik, Dragsvik/ Hella/Dragsvik and Balestrand/Flåm.

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2665.00
Single AUD$ 3129.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in superior tourist class hotels with private facilities, daily breakfast, 3 dinners, 1 lunch, excursions as per the itinerary, local English speaking guides for sightseeing in Bergen and Oslo, English speaking tour leader, coach transportation days 2-4 according to the  programme, ferry crossings Flåm /Gudvangen, Vangsnes/Dragsvik, Dragsvik/ Hella/Dragsvik, Balestrand/Flåm.

Prices shown are for 2017 departures. Please enquire for 2018 prices.

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