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Amazing Land of the Fjords

9 days
8 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 3,490.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 4,190.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,400.00 (3rd person sharing a double room)

Dates:

Jun 17, 2020 - Jun 25, 2020 
Jun 30, 2020 - Jul 08, 2020 
Jul 08, 2020 - Jul 16, 2020 sold
Jul 16, 2020 - Jul 24, 2020 
Jul 28, 2020 - Aug 05, 2020 sold
Aug 05, 2020 - Aug 13, 2020 

Hotels:

Bergen - Børs Hotel 4*
Geiranger - Union Hotel 4*
Balestrand - Kviknes Hotel 4* 
Ullensvang - Hotel Ullensvang 4*

 

 

Included:

Hotels
3 night’s accommodation in standard room including breakfast at modern superbly located hotel in Bergen
5 night’s accommodation in standard room including buffet dinner and breakfast at first class historical hotels in the fjords
Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group

Meals
3 courses welcome dinner at local restaurant in Bergen
5 courses farewell dinner at small island outside Bergen, including boat roundtrip
Buffet dinners at the hotels in the fjords daily
1 drink (wine/beer/soft drink) included for each dinner
3 x lunch (2 courses) in local eateries/cafes
Wonderful Norwegian tap water for all meals

Special visits
Local farm visit with Norwegian traditions and animals including coffee/cake
Local farm visit including tasting of homemade apple juice
Salmon farm visit including tasting of 3 samples of salmon
Entrance to the Norwegian Glacier Museum including 5 screen movie
Entrance to the Viking village

Transportation
Modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts
Toll fee Geiranger Skywalk view point and toll fee Hardanger Bridge x 2
All ferry crossings as per program

Magnificent cruises by ferries
Approx. 4½ hours cruise by express boat Bergen-Leikanger along the Norwegian coast and into the Sogn Fjord
1 hour cruise on the UNESCO-listed Geiranger fjord
2½ hours cruise on the Sogn Fjord and the UNESCO-listed Nærøy Fjord

English speaking tour manager from day 1 to day 7

Highlights & Experience:

WHAT MAKES TIS TOUR DIFFERENT

  • Small groups - up to 28 people
  • English speaking tour escort throughout
  • Decreased travel by bus - 50/50 travelling by bus and boat
  • 1 drink is included for all dinners
  • Single travelers in double rooms solo use
  • Included special experiences and visits
  • Historical hotels in superb locations
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels

Cruise on the most amazing fjords in Norway

• Lyse Fjord including viewing the dramatic Pulpit Rock from the water
• Stunning Aurland Fjord
• Sogn Fjord – longest and deepest fjord in Norway

First class and historical hotels in superb locations
• Bergen Børs Hotel
• Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge
• Hotel Ullensvang
• Kvikne’s Hotel

Local experiences and visits
• Salmon farming with tastings
• Cultural farm visit
• Fruit orchards and farm visit with tasting
• Farewell dinner in one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants on a little island

 

Optional Services:

HOTEL UPGRADES

Bergen Børs Hotel
Superior room - $30 per room per night
Deluxe room - $50 per room per night

Union Hotel Geiranger
Fjord view double room - $140 per room per night 
Fjord view single room - $70 per room per night
Dlx double with fjord view and balcony - $180 per room per night 
Dlx single with fjord view and balcony at Geiranger - $90 per room per night 

Kvikne Hotel:
Fjord view main building double - $60 per room per night
Fjord view main building single - $30 per room per night
Fjord view historical building double - $90 per room per night
Fjord view historical building single - $70 per room per night
Demi suite Fjord view historical building - $150 per room per night

Hotel Ullesvang:
Standard room with fjord view - $98 per room per night
Superior room with fjord view - $160 per room per night

EXTRA NIGHTS IN BERGEN
Standard double/twin for solo use: $240
Standard double/twin for 2 persons: $270

EXCURSIONS IN GEIRANGER

RIB boat tour 1 hour: TBD
Kayaking 2 hours: TBD
Kayaking 3-3½ hours: TBD
Kayaking 5½ hours including farm visit: TBD

EXCURSIONS IN HARDANGER

Helicopter ride, price per tour incl. 1-5 pax
12 min (incl. Kinsavik-Husedalen-Grubbeskard): $600 
15 min (incl. Folgefonna-Åse): $730 
30 min (incl. Folgefonna-Mauranger-Bondhusbreen-Buerbreen-Odda): $1350 

Guided hiking tour to Trolltunga, 8-12 hours hike (demanding!)+transfer: TBD

OSLO EXTENSION

Direct train Bergen-Oslo or vice versa: $120 per person
Norway in a Nutshell package Bergen-Oslo or vice versa (in 1 day): price will follow

Please note all upgrades and extras remain subject to our supplier’s availability.

Itinerary:

This one of a kind tour of Norway is different from all other tours on the market. It includes 3 cruises along the fjords instead of bus drives, daily local visits and experiences, leisure time in the fjords to enjoy some optional activities, and a 5-course dinner at the best seafod restaurant in Norway! This is a truly unique Norway in Style experience for travel connoisseur's!

Day 1  : ARRIVE IN BERGEN

Arrival transfer - 3-course welcome dinner at a local restaurant

Welcome in Bergen! Your tour of Norway and the magnificent fjords begins today. Arrive in Bergen at own arrangement and check in to your hotel in the city centre.
At 19:00 meet with tour leader in the hotel lobby. Together, you will walk to Bryggen for a delicious 3 courses welcome dinner at local restaurant. During the dinner you will get introduction to the tours and your fellow travelers.

Accommodation at Bergen Børs Hotel, centrally located near Bryggen, the Fish market and shopping options.

Options: private transfers and room upgrades
Day 2  : BERGEN

Walking tour of Bergen - coach tour to local farm Øvre Eide Farm

After buffet breakfast at your hotel, meet with your tour leader and start a short introduction tour of Bergen by foot including highlights such as the famous Fish and Flower Market, the old Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, the popular Hanseatic Quarter and the ancient Maria Church.

In the afternoon, excursion by coach to a small local farm Øvre Eide Farm with animals, located just outside of Bergen. Learn about Norwegian culture and farm life while enjoying locally produced juice and traditional Norwegian cake.

Enjoy the evening in Bergen. Accommodation at Bergen Børs Hotel (B)

Options: room upgrades
Day 3  : BERGEN – SOGN FJORD – GEIRANGER

Express boat into the spectacular Sogn Fjord - lunch at countryside eatery - scenic tour to Fjærland - Geiranger Skywalk - buffet dinner at the hotel

After buffet breakfast, embark the express boat taking you up the Norwegian west coast and into the spectacular Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. From the sun deck of the comfortable lounge, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. Disembark in Leikanger, and savor a light lunch at local eatery in the Norwegian country side.

After lunch, follows a scenic tour by road to Fjærland. Pass under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Proceed north, passing small villages and beautiful lakes, before ascending the Nibbevegen road up to Geiranger Skywalk, the highest fjord view by road in Europe. From the mountain top you will be overlooking the spectacular Geiranger Fjord with a clear drop of approx. 500 meter and magnificent views of Geiranger.

Early evening you arrive to your hotel, which is stunningly overlooking the Geiranger Fjord. Settle in before buffet dinner at the hotel. From the restaurant you have a lovely view of the fjord and mountains.

Accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel Geiranger, in mountain facing room (B, L, D)

Options: room upgrades
Day 4  : GEIRANGER

free morning in Geiranger - tour by coach up to Ørnevegen (the Eagles Road) & famous tourist road Trollstigen (Road of Trolls) - buffet dinner at the hotel

Start your day with buffet breakfast at the hotel and enjoy the free morning to explore the hotel and the area on your own. We warmly recommend a visit to the hotel’s pool and spa area and the vintage car collection.

Just outside the hotel you can start the Geiranger Waterfall walk - a stair walk from the hotel down to Geiranger centre containing 327 steps and plateaus, going close to the majestic surging Stofossen (waterwall). 

In the afternoon enjoy a half day tour by coach up to Ørnevegen (the Eagles Road) and the national tourist road Trollstigen (Road of Trolls). This scenic route goes through west Norwegian nature at its most powerfull, with a dizzying view of high and mighty mountainsides, deep fjords and fertile valleys. Along the route there are several viewpoints overlooking both fjords and valleys as well as a short ferry crossing Eidsdal-Linge and vise versa.

Return to the hotel in late afternoon and enjoy buffet dinner at the hotel in the evening.

Accommodation at the Union Hotel Geiranger (B, D)

Options: RIB-boat tour and kayaking, room upgrades
Day 5  : GEIRANGER – FJÆRLAND – BALESTRAND

Geiranger fjord cruise - lunch at a local cafe - Norwegian Glacier Museum - boat from down the beautiful Fjærland Fjord to Balestrand - buffet dinner at the hotel

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. This morning board a ferry for a 1 hour cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger fjord - possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the trip between Geiranger and Hellesylt take in views of the Knivsflå waterfalls, known as the Seven Sisters and Friaren (the Suitor), and pass close by the Brudesløret (Bridal Veil) falls. Disembark in Hellesylt and head out towards the Nord Fjord. Short ferry crossing Lote-Anda and proceed south.

Relish a light lunch at local café with big panoramic windows viewing the Bøyabreen Glacier, a branch of the Jostedalbreen Glacier – the largest glacier on the European continent – and this being one of the most spectacular of the glacier branches.

After lunch, short drive to the exceptional Norwegian Glacier Museum and watch a thrilling 5-screen film, before taking the boat from Fjærland 1½ hours down the beautiful Fjærland Fjord, a branch of the Sogn Fjord, to Balestrand. Disembarkation is right in front of your hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. Check in and enjoy a few hours at your leisure to soak in this historical hotel, which dates back to 1752. The hotel has been in the Kvikne family since 1877, and they restored and kept this pearl for generations, and today is a modern hotel with old-world charm and atmosphere, and adorn with an extensive collection of artworks and antiques.

In the evening enjoy buffet dinner in the hotel’s romantic restaurant with view to the Sogn Fjord.

Accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, in mountain facing room (B, L, D)

Options: room upgrades
Day 6  : BALESTRAND – NÆRØY FJORD - GUDVANGEN – LOFTHUS

Ferry from Dagsvik to Hella - scenic tour from Sogn Fjord to Sogndal -ferry crossing on the Sogn Fjord and Nærøy Fjord - visit to authentic Viking village - rich buffet dinner at "Spisesalen"

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 and further on to Kaupanger. From Kaupanger take a 2½ hours ferry crossing on the astonishing Sogn Fjord and the Nærøy Fjord. Nærøy Fjord is considered among the narrowest and wildest fjords of Norway and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, you will visit the authentic Viking Village. Here you will visit the setting for the town of Njardarheimr, bringing to life the real history and culture of the Viking age.

Proceed by coach via the town Voss towards the Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards. Cross the Hardanger Bridge, which is among the longest suspension bridges in the world. Drive along the Scenic route from Kinsarvik to your hotel in Lofthus, along the fabulous Sørfjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord.

Arrive to your hotel in the late afternoon. This unique family owned hotel dates back to 1846, and today the hotel has found the perfect balance between rich traditions and modern facilities.

Enjoy a rich buffet dinner at the hotel’s dining room “Spisesalen”, well known for their impressive range of dishes, which is mainly home made from local produce.

Accommodation at Hotel Ullensvang, in beautiful standard room facing the orchards (B, D)

Options: room upgrades
Day 7  : LOFTHUS

free day to relax at the hotel pools - optional helicopter tours - hiking to local fruit farm and further - buffet dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day free at your leisure to explore the hotel and the surrounding area. You can adore the spectacular view from the hotel while swimming in the indoor or outdoor pool, or you can exercise in the hotel’s gym, play tennis, squash or try their golf simulator (facilities/equipments for hire at the hotel).

The hotel also offers impressive helicopter sightseeing tours (see optional tours), for unique and spectacular views of amazing fjords, majestic glaciers, roaring waterfalls and green valleys from above.

Follow your tour leader on a walk up the fruit trail behind the hotel and get to learn more about fruit farming and local history. You may extend the walk further to the Elvadalen for close views at the waterfalls at the very end of the valley.

For the hard core hikers, you can add an optional excursion and achieving advanced hiking trails, such as the Trolltunga, a demanding full day hike (10-12 hours + transfer to Skjeggedal).

In the evening enjoy buffet dinner at the hotel.

Accommodation at Hotel Ullensvang (B, D)

Options: room upgrades, helicopter tours, hike to Trolltunga
Day 8  : LOFTHUS – HARDANGER FJORD – BERGEN

Scenic route of Norway - visit and lunch at the local Steinstø Fruit farm - visit salmon Fish farm and exhibition center with salmon tasting - Steinsdalsfossem waterfall - exclusive dinner at Cornelius - one of the best seafood restaurants in Norway

Buffet breakfast at the hotel before leaving Lofthus. Cross the Hardanger Bridge again and proceed along the Scenic Route of Norway, going along the spectacular Hardanger Fjord all the way from Granvin to the Steindalsfossen. En route you stop in Steinstø for a visit to the local Steinstø Fruit farm, an idyllic family owned fruit farm in peaceful surroundings. Enjoy a tour of the farm followed by lunch including homemade apple juice.

Just a short transfer from the Fruit Farm is the Hardanger Aqua Centre. Here you will do a short visit to the Fish Farm and experience salmon farming, before a 15 minutes transfer to Øystese, for a visit to the new exhibition centre for a deeper introduction to fish farming, which is a huge industry in Norway. The visit will include tasting of different types of salmon.

The last stop before reaching Bergen in the afternoon is the Steinsdalsfossen, one of the most popular waterfalls in Norway. The Steinsdalsfossen has a fall of 50 m and is special because you can walk safe and dry behind it.

Return to Bergen late afternoon and settle in before your farewell dinner on a small island just outside the city of Bergen. Walk with your tour leader to Bryggen and board a boat for a beautiful trip in approx. ½ hour to the island Bjorøy. Here you find the Cornelius Restaurants, one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants. Enjoy the unique setting with view to the fjord, mountains, skerries and passing boats and ships, you will be served a heavenly 5 course farewell dinner before the boat is taking you back to the main land late evening.

Accommodation at Bergen Børs Hotel (B, L, D)

Options: room upgrades
Day 9  : DEPARTURE FROM BERGEN

Buffet breakfast at your hotel (B)

Options: private transfers

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed
Maximum group size is 28 people
Hotel upgrades are available at extra charge, see "Optional Services"

Tips for driver (recommended approx. 1,5-2 EUR/day)
Tips for tour manager (recommended approx. 4-6 EUR/day)