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Geirangerfjord & Norway in a Nutshell

9 days
8 nights

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PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 2,250.00 (double occupancy)

*exact price depends on the cabin availability at the time of booking

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Jun 01 - Aug 31 

Hotels:

4* centrally located hotels

Included:

• 3 nights in Oslo at a central 4* hotel
• 2 nights in Bergen at centrally located 4* hotel
• 2 night at 4* centrally located hotel in Alesund
• 1 night onboard in outside cabin w. private facilities on Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage ship
• Daily breakfast
• 7-hour Grand Tour of Oslo by bus & boat
• Norway in a Nutshell pass – includes Train, Ferry & Bus tickets.
• Bus Ticket from Alesund to Andalsnes
• Train Ticket on Rauma line from Andalsnes to Oslo

Itinerary:

Bergen – Balestrand – Geiranger – Alesund – Molde

Day 1  : Welcome to Oslo!

Once you arrive in Oslo, you will check in at a centrally located hotel.
Overnight in Oslo

Day 2  : Oslo

 

Today enjoy the scheduled sightseeing tour Oslo Grand Tour which includes: A bus trip through central Oslo, a photo op at the ski jump at Holmenkollen, and Vigeland Sculpture Park. On Bygdøy, you will visit the Viking Ship Museum. Afterward, you'll have a choice of activities: learn about the incredible expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl at the Kon-Tiki Museum, or head to the Fram Museum to learn about polar history. Finally, you will experience the Oslo Fjord on a 2-hour guided boat tour. Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 3  : Oslo to Bergen and Norway in a Nutshell

You'll be treated to a buffet breakfast, then depart on a scenic tour of Noway's fjords via the Norway in a Nutshell ® adventure. Experience the most picture-perfect, exciting railways in Norway, as well as some of the most beautiful fjords. This trip will show you the Flåm Railway, Bergen Railway, the Aurlandsfjord, the narrow Nærøyfjord, and the steep hairpin turns of Stalheimskleiva (May - September)

A day-long trip will include:

1. Oslo - Myrdal by train –The Bergen Railway (8:11am - 12:53pm)
2. Myrdal - Flåm by train – The Flam Railway (1:00pm - 1:51pm) 
3. Flåm - Gudvangen by Classic boat (3:10pm - 5:20pm) 
4. Gudvangen - Voss by bus (5:25pm - 6:20pm)
5. Voss - Bergen via train (7:20pm - 8:34pm)
Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 4  : Bergen

This enchanting maritime city is yours to explore all day. If you want a guided tour experience, you can take the city tour of Bergen, which showcases the highlights of the city: Bryggen's Hanseatic Museum, Korskirken Church, the Fish and Flower Market, Rosencrantz Tower, and St. Mary's Church. If the weather permits, you can also ride the funicular up Mt. Fløien, where you'll find spectacular panoramic views of the fjords and city far below you. Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 5  : Bergen to Ålesund via Geiranger

Explore the day on your own in Bergen before departing on the Coastal Voyage at 8:00 p.m. 
One of Bergen's most famous features is the Fish and Flower Market. There, you can purchase fresh, local salmon and shrimp. It's a great place to get to know the locals and take pictures. If the weather was bad yesterday, you'll have another opportunity to ride the funicular all the way up Mt. Fløien, where panoramic views of the fjords and city below await you. For a truly authentic Bergen experience, walk down the mountain, as the locals do, and head to your hotel. 
Later on, you'll go to the pier so you can board the Hurtigruten Cruise ship, which will take you through the stunning coastal scenery that decorates the route to Alesund.
Overnight Onboard

Day 6  : Ålesund / Cruise on the Geirangerfjord or Hjørundfjord

In the morning, the Hurtigruten ship continues for a full day cruise on the beautiful Geirangerfjord (June 1 - August 31) or Hjørundfjord (September 1 - October 31).

Summer visitors will cruise along the Geirangerfjord, which boasts mountainside farms and beautiful waterfalls. As you gaze upon the incredible scenery, you'll wonder how farmers and their livestock could have survived in such a place. Geirangerfjord has earned a spot on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Fall travelers will sail along the Hjørundfjord, which is framed by the awe-inspiring Sunnmøre Alps. The Alps feature rugged terrain and steep, imposing rock walls. Hjørundfjord is unquestionably one of the oldest and most beautiful fjords in Norway.

Disembark, then check in at a centrally located hotel. Overnight in Alesund (B)

Day 7  : Alesund - the scenic Art Nouveau town

You'll have the full day to discover the captivating town of Alesund. Located on Norway's Western coast, Alesund is surrounded by a chain of islands, as well as mountain peaks and fjords. There are excellent hiking areas and marvelous views from the surrounding mountains.

City Attractions: The National Art Nouveau center (Jugendstilsenteret); The Atlantic Sea Park – Aquarium; Godoy island & Alnes lighthouse; The Runde Bird island
Overnight in Alesund (B)

Day 8  : Alesund-Andalsnes-Oslo

After you eat breakfast, you'll take an enchanting coach trip through the fjords all the way to the Andalsnes fjord village. From Andalsnes, you'll board the Rauma Train Line, and embark upon an unforgettable adventure through the Rauma valley. You'll see the Troll Wall mountain cliff, as well as the Rauma river and its spectacular bridges. Next, you'll transfer to the main Dovre line (at Dombas mountain station). This line will take you through gorgeous Gudbrandsal valley all the way to Oslo or the Oslo Airport (depending on your travel plans). Overnight in Oslo City or near Oslo Airport (B)

Day 9  : Oslo departure

 

Breakfast at your hotel, then make your own way to the train station or the airport so you can set off for your next destination. (B)