Land of the Norwegian Fjords

009290-W20

Explore Norway, the Land of the Fjords, and it’s beautiful landscapes. Take in cascading waterfalls and mountain cliffs as you cruise along by boat, by train and on foot.

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Highlights
  • Ride the beautiful Bergen and Flåm Railways
  • Cruise the longest and deepest fjord in the world
  • Gaze upon the majestic Vika Mountains
  • Pass under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe
  • Fill your belly with traditional Scandinavian food
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2019 Guaranteed Departures:
May: 30
June: 06, 13, 20, 27
July: 04, 11, 18, 23, 25, 30
August: 01, 08, 15

2019 Pricing:
From US$2159 – twin (per person based on double occupancy)
From US$2550 – single

Prices are shown in US$ per person based on two people sharing a twin room and one person in a single.

Tour Code:
009290-W20

Itinerary
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Day 1: Arrive Bergen

Transfer from Bergen Flesland Airport or Coastal Express quay to hotel. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.

After 16.00 (4pm) you will find tour information in the hotel reception, furthermore your tour manager will be present in the hotel lobby 18.30 (6.30pm)-19.30 (7.30pm)

Day 2: Bergen - Flåm - Balestrand

After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss 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 2.838 feet 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. After a short rest in Flåm, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat 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. After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand.

Dinner and accommodation in fjord view rooms at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Meals: B, D

Day 3: Balestrand - A Day in the Fjords

Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel’s elegant dining room. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or a hike to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other interesting sites can also be arranged.

Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Meals: B, D

Day 4: Balestrand - Geiranger

After buffet breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Afterwards a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour’s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters.

Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 5: Geiranger - Oslo

Buffet breakfast at the hotel before leaving Geiranger. From the top of one of the serpentine roads, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, to Oslo.

Dinner and accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo.

Meals: B, L, D

Day 6: Oslo Departure

Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport in connection with your flight home.

Meals: B

Included
  • English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Five nights' acommodation incl. daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except on first evening, in Bergen)
  • Scandinavian buffet breakfasts
  • Two lunches
  • Bergen and Flåm Railways tickets
  • Fjord cruises
  • Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier
  • All visits as described in itinerary
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
  • Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts
  • Airport/hotel transfers on first and last days
Not Included
  • International airfare
  • Meals not included in itinerary
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

Photos courtesy of Shauna Cook

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