Stay at charming and renowned hotels of character and distinction whilst exploring the best of the Norwegian fjords. Experiencing the spectacular “Norway in a Nutshell” train journey.
Day 1 Oslo Arrival
Upon arrival, make your own way to the hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure to explore – see the Fram polar ship, Munch Museum and the historic wharf area, now bustling with cafés, bars and shops. Overnight in a superior room at the Hotel Amerikalinjen or similar.
Day 2 Oslo - Dombas - Andalsnes - Geiranger
Train from Oslo to Dombås, then change for Andalsnes. Meet your driver in Andalsnes for a private car transfer to Hotel Union Geiranger. Geirangerfjord is the jewel in the crown of the Norwegian fjords. It is a fairytale landscape with its majestic, snow-covered mountain tops, wild and beautiful waterfalls, lush green vegetation and a deep, blue fjord. Dinner and overnight in a fjord view room at Hotel Union Geiranger.
Day 3 Geiranger - Hellesylt - Stryn - Loen
Morning free to relax before midday ferry cruise on the lovely Geirangerfjord to Hellesylt. Meet your driver in Hellesylt for a private car transfer to Alexandra Hotel, Loen. On the inner Nordfjord, Loen has some of the most magnificent landscapes in Europe. Dinner and two nights in a superior room with fjord view at the lakeside Alexandra Hotel Loen, where you will enjoy the gastronomic delights of this area.
Optional Loen Skylift - cable car sightseeing ride from the fjord to the top of Mount Hoven, where you will have a 210-degree panoramic view overlooking Mt. Skåla and Lake Lovatnet in the east, Jostedalsbreen Glacier and Olden in the south, and the Nordfjord that winds its way towards Stryn in the west.
Day 4 Loen: Briksdal Glacier Excursion
Today take a bus to Briksdalen where you will board the quaint ‘Trollcar' for a tour of the glacier, a powerful sight stretching 1,200m down to the lush, narrow valley. An optional Safari Boat excursion on the lake in front of the glacier is offered, before returning to the hotel. 2nd overnight and dinner at Alexandra Hotel Loen.
Day 5 Loen - Skei - Sogndal - Flåm
Meet your driver in the hotel lobby for your private car transfer to the delightful small fjord village of Flåm. Optional fjord sauna, centrally located at the quay in Flåm. Dinner and overnight in a Historical or America room at Fretheim Hotel or similar in the heart of Flåm village.
Day 6 Flåm - Myrdal - Voss - Lofthus: "Norway in a Nutshell"
Today enjoy the marvellous “Norway in a Nutshell” train journey. Travel on the famous Flåmsbanen train to Myrdal, traversing steep mountain passes as you climb past spectacular scenery and waterfalls. Change train and continue to Voss. Private transfer from Voss to Lofthus in Hardanger. Dinner and overnight in a fjord view room at Ullensvang Hotel, an atmospheric hotel located right on the shores of the fjord and established in 1846.
Day 7 Lofthus - Norheimsund - Bergen
Morning at leisure in the beautiful Hardanger area. Afternoon boat from Ullensvang/Loftus along Hardangerfjord to Norheimsund, then onto the Bergen bound bus. Upon your arrival into Bergen make your own way to the hotel. Overnight in a superior room at Bergen Bors Hotel or similar.
Day 8 Bergen Departure
Arrangements end after breakfast.
2024 departures: daily June-August
This tour can be extended with additonal nights in any place - please enquire.