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Legends of the Fjords

5 days
4 nights

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Per person:
$ 1,725.00 (double occupancy)
$ 1,955.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,670.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 1,325.00 (Child 7-12 years)

 

 

 

 

Dates:

May 14, 2017 - May 18, 2017 
May 28, 2017 - Jun 01, 2017 
Jun 11, 2017 - Jun 15, 2017 
Jun 25, 2017 - Jun 29, 2017 
Jul 09, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017 
Jul 23, 2017 - Jul 27, 2017 
Aug 06, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 
Aug 20, 2017 - Aug 24, 2017 
Sep 17, 2017 - Sep 21, 2017 

Hotels:

Hamar: Scandic Hotel ****
Geiranger: Union Hotel****
Balestrand: Kvikne’s Hotel****
Bergen: Clarion Admiral Hotel****

 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Stockholm - Hamar

Your Legend of the Fjords tour starts today. Pick up at the hotel at 9:00. Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway passing open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland beautifully located on the shores of Lake Värnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway we continue to Hamar located by Norway’s largest lake Mjøsa. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Hamar Hotel

Day 2  : Hamar – Lom – Geiranger

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.  
First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. We continue north through the green, fertile farmland of Gudbrands Valley.
In Lom we stop to see the amazing wooden stave church dating back to the 12th century. Our route continues via Grotli to Geiranger. A photo-stop is made before descending the hairpin curves to the village by the fjord. The fjord and the surrounding mountains give a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay.
Dinner and overnight at the Union Hotel.

Day 3  : Balestrand – Briksdal Glacier

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Morning cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”.
Continue to Briksdal Glacier. The last part of the journey up to the glacier will be in the motorized open Troll Cars, allowing you to enjoy the full panoramic view.
After the glacier experience sit back in the coach and enjoy the views of mountains and fjords passing by as we drive towards Balestrand. Our route will take us through the Gaular Mountain National Park. 
Late afternoon we reach the beautiful resort Balestrand located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth. 
Dinner and overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 4  : Balestrand- Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.  
Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Kaupanger. Here we board a 2 hour mini-cruise of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Marvel at the landscape as we sail into the Nærøy fjord – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls and towering snow-clad mountains. Disembark in Gudvangen and continue to the fjordside village of Flam for one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world, the Flam Railway. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal where you will connect to your train to Voss where the coach awaits our airrival and take us to Bergen.
Overnight at the Clarion Admiral Hotel located directly on the waterfront in the heart of the city.

Day 5  : Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. 
The guided tour of Bergen will take us to the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buldings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic league. Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen . The tour ends around 13:00 and you can depart Bergen in the afternoon

Notes:

4 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels) with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
3 dinners included –1 in Hamar, 2 in Balestrand
English-speaking tour escort through-out the program
Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts and toilet onboard. Scandinavian driver.
2 Mini cruises on the Norwegian fjords of Geiranger fjord and Nærøy Fjord -Sogne Fjord.
Scenic rail road trip with Flam Railway.
Tour with motorized open Troll Cars to Briksdal Glacier.