Fjord Delights

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Bergen to Alesund with the Flam Railway or vv
5 days
Jun - July
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Travel from beautiful Bergen to Alesund. Your tour includes time in both cities with guidedd walking tours, 2 overnights in the fjords, a trip on the fabulous Flam Railway, a journey up Briksdal Glacier, fjord cruises and much more. 

Choose from a Northbound (Bergen to Alesund) or Southbound (Alesund to Bergen) tour. The itinerary shown below is for the Northbound tour. Notes for the Southbound tour follow. 

Day 1: Arrival in Bergen
Arrive in Bergen and make your own way to the hotel. Time at leisure. Bergen is known as the capital of the fjords and is situated on a peninsula surrounded by seven mountains. The city's history is closely connected with the sea and trade and the picturesque historic waterfront is delightful. Tonight at 19:00hrs meet your tour leader and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby and take the short walk to Bryggen to a local restaurant, to enjoy a delicious 3 course welcome dinner. Accommodation for 2 nights at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel or similar.

Day 2: Bergen Walking Tour
After breakfast at the hotel, meet with your tour leader and start a short walking tour of Bergen including highlights such as the famous Fish and Flower Market, the old Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, which has been listed by UNESCO World Heritage side, the popular Hanseatic Quarter and the ancient Maria Church, which was built in 1130-1170. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Then enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Bergen on your own. 2nd overnight in Bergen.

Day 3: Bergen – Myrdal – Flåm Railway – Gudvangen – Skei
Breakfast at the hotel then depart Bergen and drive to Voss, to board the train for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 865m in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery.

Then time in the village of Flam before boarding the boat for a 2 hour cruise along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife.  Disembark in Gudvangen, located at the head of the UNESCO-listed Nærøy Fjord, and continue by coach through the Lørdal tunnel, which is one of the longest tunnels in the world at 24.5 km, followed by a short ferry crossing from Fodnes to Mannheller. Then past  Sogndal to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Arrive at the hotel late afternoon or early evening. Accomodation including dinner and breakfast at Thon Hotel Jølster or similar.

Day 4: Skei – Briksdal – Hellesylt – Geiranger
Buffet breakfast at the hotel then drive toward the world famous Briksdal Glacier. Continue the journey up to the glacier in open "troll" cars followed by a short walk to see the best views of the stunning blue ice. On to Hellesylt by coach with a scenic view of the Nord Fjord. Enjoy lunch in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier before carrying on to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. Here board the ferry for a 1 hour spectacular cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord, the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. Enjoy amazing views of the Brudesløret (Bridal Veil) Falls and the Knivsflå Falls, known as the Seven Sisters and Friaren (the Suitor). Disembark in Geiranger and drive up to the hotel, stunningly situated overlooking the Fjord. Accommodation including dinner at Union Hotel Geiranger.

Day 5: Geiranger – Trolls Road - Ålesund 
Buffet breakfast at the hotel and morning at leisure - perhaps visit the hotel´s pool and spa area or see the vintage car collection. Leave the hotel at 10:00hrs and drive up the impressive Eagles Road with magnificent views of Geiranger below. Short ferry crossing from Eidsdal to Linge, and continue along the fantastic Trollstigen (Trolls Road) with dizzying views of high and mighty mountainsides, deep fjords and fertile valleys. Enjoy lunch at a local eatery over looking the beautiful Isterdalen Valley.

After lunch proceed by coach passing Romsdalsfjorden and Storfjorden en route to Ålesund. Check in to your hotel before enjoying a guided walking tour through the charming buildings and unique pedestrian street. lesund is built right out into the Atlantic Ocean at the centre of a group of islands; in 1905 it was devastated by fire but was rebuilt within 3 years in the fashionable style of the time, Art Nouveau. This evening enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant close to your hotel. Accommodation at Quality Hotel Ålesund or similar.

Day 6: Departure Ålesund
Buffet breakfast at your hotel and end of arrangements.

Departures 2020:
Bergen to Alesund Northbound: 23 June and 03 July
Alesund to Bergen Southbound: 28 June and 08 July

Northbound itinerary includes: services of English speaking tour manager from Day 1 to Day 6; 5 night’s accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar in standard room including breakfast; luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group; 3 course welcome and farewell dinners in Bergen and Ålesund Days 1 and 5; buffet dinners at fjord hotels Days 3 and 4; lunch Days 4 and 5; roundtrip ride with the Fløi Funicular in Bergen; excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier; transportation in modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts; all ferry crossings as per programme; 2 hours cruise on the Aurland Fjord and the Nærøy Fjord; 1 hour cruise on the Geiranger fjord; train rides Bergen Railway Voss-Myrdal and Flåm Railway, Myrdal-Flåm.

Southbound itinerary Alesund-Bergen:  Day 1 Alesund, Day 2 Geiranger, Day 3 Leikanger, Day 4 Bergen, Day 5 Bergen, Day 6 Departure. You will experience all the same great excursions and activities as shown above, the only difference being that instead of staying in Skei you stay in Leikanger at the Leikanger Fjord Hotel or similar. 

Southbound itinerary includes: services of English speaking tour manager from Day 1 to Day 6; 5 night’s accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar in standard room including breakfast; luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group; 3 course welcome and farewell dinners in Alesund and Bergen Days 1 and 5; buffet dinners at fjord hotels Days 2 and 3; lunch Days 2 and 3; 1 hour cruise on the Geiranger fjord; excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier; 2 hours cruise on the Aurland Fjord and the Nærøy Fjord;  train rides on the Flåm Railway, Flåm-Myrdal and Bergen Railway Myrdal-Voss; roundtrip ride with the Fløi Funicular in Bergen; transportation in modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts; all ferry crossings as per programme.

Group size: maximum 40 guests

Nordic Travel is 100% Australian owned and operated

Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2790.00
Single AUD$ 3615.00

Includes:  services of English speaking tour manager from Day 1 to Day 6; 5 night’s accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar in standard room including breakfast; luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group; 3 course welcome and farewell dinners in Bergen and Ålesund Days 1 and 5; buffet dinners at fjord hotels Days 3 and 4; lunch Days 4 and 5; roundtrip ride with the Fløi Funicular in Bergen; excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier; transportation in modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts; all ferry crossings as per programme; 2 hours cruise on the Aurland Fjord and the  Nærøy Fjord; 1 hour cruise on the Geiranger fjord; train rides Bergen Railway Voss-Myrdal and Flåm Railway, Myrdal-Flåm.

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