The Fjords of Norway

Oslo, Bergen, Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord & Sogneford plus Flam Railway and Briksdal Glacier
Sognefjord, Norway © Paul Edmundson/Visit Flam

Discover the most magnificient locations of Norway on this fjord tour. Visit the heart of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, experience the stunning scenery of the majestic Geirangerfjord and the famous Sognefjord, explore Bergen and the capital of Norway, Oslo. The tour also includes a journey on the spectacular Flåm Railway and an excursion to the Briksdal Glacier.

If you prefer a shorter tour from Bergen to Oslo - see our Land of the Fjords 6 day/5 night tour.

Itinerary

Day 1 Oslo Arrival

Make your own way from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to your hotel. Time at leisure. Tonight, before dinner, meet your tour escort and fellow travelling companions in the hotel lobby at 19:50hrs.  Dinner and overnight in Oslo at the Clarion Hotel the Hub or similar. 

Day 2 Oslo - Ulvik: Valleys, Mountains & Waterfalls

After breakfast, we drive via Hønefoss along the Halling Valley to Geilo mountain resort town. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue across wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall, with a drop of 180m, the highest in Norway. Descend the amazing Mabodal Canyon to idyllic Hardanger Fjord, then cross the Hardanger bridge and on to the picturesque village of Ulvik. Dinner and overnight in Ulvik at the Brakanes Hotel. 

Day 3 Ulvik - Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Historic City

After breakfast start the scenic drive along the beautiful Hardangerfjord, famous for its many fruit orchards and vivd green fields, travelling via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, to arrive in the old Hanseatic trading town of Bergen around midday.  This afternoon enjoy a 2 hour city sightseeing tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and also the old Hanseatic Quarter. Dinner and overnight in Bergen at the Clarion Hotel Admiral or similar. 

Day 4 Bergen - Flam - Balestrand: Flam Railway & Sognefjord

After breakfast, depart Bergen and drive via Dale to Voss, to board the Bergen Railway train bound for Myrdal mountain station. From here, ride on the amazing Flåm Railway - a masterpiece of engineering which descends 865m in less than 1 hour. The journey will take you to the charming, fjordside village of Flåm, with many photo opportunities and a few stops along the way, passing waterfalls and spectacular mountain scenery.  From Flam, we take a 2hr cruise along narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords - both are branches of Sognefjord, the world's longest and deepest fjord, known as Queen of the Fjords. Enjoy spectacular cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks and a variety of wildlife. Disembark in Gudvangen at the head of Nærøy Fjord, and continue by coach through amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, and across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes. Here we take a short ferry ride across to lovely Balestrand. Dinner and two nights accommodation in Balestrand at the Kvikne's Hotel. 

Day 5 Balestrand: Day at Leisure

A day at leisure in Balestrand gives you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. Start with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel's elegant dining room, as you decide how to spend your day. This morning, you may want to relax on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. Or you may like to visit the local aquarium and art gallery, rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up the nearby mountains. A walking tour of Balestrand village, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites, can also be arranged. Dinner and 2nd night in Balestrand at the Kvikne's Hotel.

Day 6 Balestrand - Geiranger

After breakfast, depart by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, before a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sognefjord. Continue by road to Fjaerland, passing under Jostedal Glacier (Europe's largest), then on to Skei Village at the northern end of Lake Jølster. Descend to beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit world-famous Briksdal Glacier, then journey up to the glacier in open cars, for the best views. Afterwards, enjoy a typical Norwegian lunch, served in sight of the glacier.

After lunch continue via Loen and Stryn, to picturesque Hellesylt village. From here, continue by ferry on a 1 hour cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise, you will pass close to some magnificent waterfalls, including the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters falls. Dinner and overnight in Geiranger at the Union Hotel.

Day 7 Geiranger - Oslo

Depart from Geiranger and then from atop the famous Serpentine Road, enjoy the amazing views of the fjord and surrounding areas, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th Century stave church. Then continue via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to lovely Lillehammer, where we stop for lunch. Afterwards, the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner and overnight in Oslo at the Clarion Hotel The Hub or similar.

Day 8 Oslo Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and end of arrangements. Make your own to Oslo Gardermoen Airport.


 

2022 departures: 
21, 28 June
05, 12, 19, 26 July
02, 09 August

Group size: Maximum 45 persons

Pre and post nights can in Oslo can be added on. 

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Tour Overview

  • Summary

    Oslo, Bergen, Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord & Sogneford plus Flam Railway and Briksdal Glacier
  • Tour Category

    Escorted
  • Duration

    8 days

    Departures

    Jun - Aug

Tour Prices

    • Double pp from:

      $ AUD

      Single from:

      $ AUD
    • INCLUDES: 7 nights accommodation in standard rooms; breakfast daily; lunch (Days 2 & 6); 7 dinners; 2hr guided city sightseeing tour of Bergen; ride on the Bergen and Flam Railways Voss-Myrdal-Flam; 2hr cruise on Aurlands and Naeroy Fjords; 1hr cruise on Geiranger Fjord; excursion to Briksdal Glacier and ride in troll car; toll fee to Geiranger Skywalk; transport by private coach; ferry crossings as shown; luggage assistance at the hotels whilst with the group; services of English speaking tour escort throughout the tour.

      EXCLUDES: optional tours; airport transfers from/to Oslo Gardermoen Airport.

       

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