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Norway Fjords and Briksdal Glacier Tour

8 days
7 nights

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Dates

Rates:

Per person in USD:

$ 2,850.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,495.00 (single occupancy)

 

Dates:

Aug 08, 2017 - Aug 15, 2017 

Hotels:

  • Bergen - Radisson Blu Royal Hotel ****
  • Loen - Hotel Alexandra ****
  • Geiranger - Hotel Union****
  • Oslo - Hotel Continental *****

 

Included:

  • 7 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at Hotel Alexandra & Hotel Union, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed;
  • 7 Breakfasts – Buffet style
  • 3 dinners (as per program)
  • English speaking tour escort
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • Guided tours in the cities of Bergen and Oslo 
  • Excursion to Briksdal Glacier
  • Transfer, from Bergen Airport
  • Transfer, to Oslo Airport 

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival in Bergen, Norway

Arrive Bergen airport and meet our English-speaking representative for regular arrival transfer to your hotel.  The rest of the day at leisure.  Overnight in Bergen.

Day 2  : Bergen

Bergen Sightseeing tour

After breakfast, you will have the morning free to explore Bergen on your own. We suggest the funicular up to Mount Fløien for a nice view of the city and surrounding area. Or walk to the Fishmarket by the harbor. Meet your tour escort at 2:00 pm in the hotel lobby to receive your tour program. Departure by private coach at 3:00 pm for a two- hour panoramic sightseeing tour.  Enjoy a stroll through the Bryggen harbor area with its Hanseatic wooden buildings, St. Mary's Church and the Fish Market where fishmongers sell salmon, crab and live fish specialties from this region. You will also see the old Viking Hall "Haakon's Hall" (entrance fee not included) before returning to your hotel.  Evening free. Tomorrow morning we will start our tour of Norway's Fjords. Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 3  : Bergen - Flåm – Loen

After breakfast, depart by coach for Voss, a small town nestled by a pretty lake, surrounded by snow-capped mountains. Here you will board a train which takes you up to the mountain plateau and the village of Myrdal where you change trains and take the world famous Flåm railway, today's highlight. Enjoy a spectacular rail journey which transports you from Myrdal at 867 meters, descending to the Flåm village at sea level in only 20 km. You will have some free time in Flåm to explore this charming village on your own.  Later, we embark on the afternoon ferry to Gudvangen, cruising out the Aurlandsfjord and in through the Nærøyfjord, two branches of the famous Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway.  We leave the ferry in Gudvangen and continue by coach through one of the longest tunnels in Norway to Lærdal, and north to Skei. We arrive in Loen in the afternoon, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes, and fjords. Our hotel is the prestigious Alexandra Hotel in Loen. Overnight in Loen.  (B, D)

Day 4  : Loen – Briksdal Glacier – Geiranger

After breakfast, depart for a tour of the Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Jostedal Glacier, Europe's largest. We travel to the foot of the glacier by small motorized "troll cars," walking the last distance to the snout of the glacier. You'll experience the breathtaking blue ice and crevasses, and later have some free time for lunch on your own. We leave Loen in the afternoon, continuing through the mountains to a well-known observation point, Dalsnibba, at 1476 meters above sea level. Here you have a spectacular view of the Geiranger Fjord below. (please note that the visit to Dalsnibba is permissible only in good weather, it is not guaranteed). After this photo opportunity, continue down to Geiranger and your hotel.  You are invited on a special tour before dinner, visiting the Mjelva family's veteran car collection. Some of these cars were used to drive tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920's and 1930's, and they are still in excellent condition. Overnight in Geiranger. (B, D)

Day 5  : Geiranger

After breakfast, we depart on the ferry and cruise the length of the Geiranger Fjord, from Geiranger to Hellesylt. The fjord is on UNESCO's World Heritage List, and the unspoiled landscape with lush, steep mountains and numerous waterfalls will inspire you.  After arriving in Hellesylt, we continue north to Trollstigen, one of the most visited tourist attractions in Norway.  We'll drive the 11 hairpin turns on this dramatic stretch of road, winding our way through 100 km of this incredible landscape. (Weather permitting, road closures can occur). We will stop for lunch en-route, (not included) and return to our hotel in Geiranger in the late afternoon. Overnight in Geiranger. (B, D)

Day 6  : Geiranger - Oslo

We depart Geiranger by coach after breakfast, for the capital, Oslo.  On the way, we stop in Lom to admire the oldest wooden stave church in Norway, dating from the 12th century. We arrive Oslo in the late afternoon. Overnight in Oslo. (B, D)

Day 7  : Oslo

The day starts with breakfast and a three-hour sightseeing tour of the Norwegian Capital.  Oslo is located at the end of the Oslofjord, surrounded by hills and forest. Our first stop is the new opera house, where we get a good view of the city and the fjord. Next stop is Bygdoy peninsula where we visit the most popular museum in Oslo, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included); the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Royal Palace and the main street in Oslo, Karl Johan. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. We suggest the National Gallery or the Munch Museum for art,  or a stroll along Aker Brygge, the new harbor area with restaurants and shops. Overnight in Oslo. (B)

 

 

Day 8  : Departure from Oslo

 After breakfast, meet our representative for your transfer to the Oslo Airport.  (B)