Celebrate New Year in the Fjords

Christmas & New Year, Independent
Oslo to Bergen on "Norway in a Nutshell" with New Year in lovely Flam
7 days
29 December 2020
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This independent and leisurely tour starts with 2 nights in Oslo, then takes you on the "Norway in a Nutshell" journey on the Flåm Railway to lovely Flam, where you will celebrate the New Year and stay for 2 nights. Then on to Bergen for another 2 nights.  Enjoy stunning scenery - mountains, fjords, lakes and verdant countryside, as well as the delightful cities of Oslo and Bergen. Travel comfortably by train, bus and ferry, for the trip of a lifetime!

29 December: Oslo Arrival
Welcome to Oslo, the delightful capital of Norway. Make your own way to your hotel for overnight. Time to enjoy the city sights including the many fabulous museums - perhaps visit the Viking Ship Museum, the Fram Polar Exploration Museum, the Kon-Tiki Museum, the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History, the Munch Museum, Maritime Museum and many more. 2 nights in Oslo at Comfort Grand Central Hotel or similar.

30 December: Oslo Day at Leisure
Day at leisure- maybe stroll along the old Bryygen wharf area, now a bustling hub of outdoor cafes, bars and restaurants. Visit the fantastic architectural masterpiece that is the stunning new Opera House and perhaps take a guided tour of the Royal Palace. 2nd overnight in Oslo. 

31 December: Oslo - Flåm by Train: "Norway in a Nutshell"
Make your own way to the Oslo Central railway Station for the scenic Bergensbanen train to Myrdal, travelling through the countryside of mountains, valleys, rivers and farms. Change trains at Myrdal mountain station (just cross the platform)  to join the world famous Flåm Railway. This iconic 20km journey offers wild and beautiful scenery, through tunnels that spiral in and out of the mountain - manifestations of the most daring and skilful engineering in Norwegian railway history.

The train ride finishes at the charming fjordside village of Flam, nestled deep in Aurlandsfjord and surrounded by steep mountains. Disembark and walk the short distance to your hotel, which hosts the award winning Ægir Brewery built in the style of a Viking longhouse. Enjoy an aperitif then a Viking feast 3 course dinner,  before an unforgettable evening with a fjord cruise with live entertainment, a New Year’s toast and of course fireworks. 2 nights in Flam at Flamsbrygga Hotel.

01 January 2021  Flåm: Day at Leisure
Today, relax and enjoy the peace of this little village. Or you might like to add an optional 1-2 hr guided tour to the extraordinary and spectacular Stegastein Viewpoint. This structure, which juts out 30 metres from the mountainside, and is 650 metres above the fjord, offers an unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding landscape is hard to imagine. 2nd overnight in Flam. 

02 January: Flåm - Gudvangen - Voss - Bergen: Cruise the Sognefjord, "Queen of the Fjords"
Today take the short walk from your hotel to the ferry wharf, for a spectacular 2 hour cruise on the Sognefjord, Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord from Flam to Gudvangen. At Gudvangen board the bus which waits for you at the pier, and take the exciting ride up the Stalheim Canyon past waterfalls and sheer cliffs, to the lakeside town of Voss. The bus drops you off at the Voss railway station, where your train to Bergen is waiting. On arrival in Bergen, make your own way to your hotel. 2 nights in Bergen at Zander K Hotel or similar.

03 January: Bergen Day at Leisure
This old Hanseatic trading city is full of history and tradition, an international city that has retained its small-town charm and atmosphere, and offers an exciting blend of nature and culture. Visit the Fish and Flower markets, take the funicular up Mount Floyen for amazing views, and explore the shops, cafes and centuries old wooden houses of the old wharf area. 2nd overnight in Bergen.

04 January: Bergen Departure
Arrangements end this morning after breakfast. 

2020 Departure: 29 December

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar with daily breakfast; 3 course New Year dinner at the hotel in Flam; New Year cruise in Flam; train Oslo - Myrdal 2nd class; Flamsbanan Train Myrdal - Flam open seating; ferry Flam - Gudvangen; bus Gudvangen - Voss; train Voss - Bergen 2nd class.

Excludes: optional excursions

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1667.00
Single AUD$ 2517.00

Includes: 6 nights accommodation in mentioned hotels or similar with daily breakfast; 3 course New Year dinner at the hotel in Flam; New Year cruise in Flam; train Oslo - Myrdal 2nd class; Flamsbanan Train Myrdal - Flam open seating; ferry Flam - Gudvangen; bus Gudvangen - Voss; train Voss - Bergen 2nd class.

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