PER PERSON :
$ 4,200.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 4,920.00 (single occupancy)
$ 3,780.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
All the hotels are first class and have been selected because of their excellent location. Please note that purpose built triple rooms are unusual in Scandinavia. It is possible for 3 persons to share a room but this will normally be a regular size double room with an extra bed. Please also note that single rooms normally are smaller than double rooms
PANORAMIC DRIVE ALONG THE COAST (day 5)
Take a panoramic drive along the west coast through the fishing Island of Sotra up to Oyengarden for an opportunity to explore a different landscape and take in the wonderful views along this less travelled route. Photostops en route. Escorted by Tour leader - USD 40.00 per person (min. 10 people required)
Hotel per night per room (tax and breakfast included)
Transfers per car (one way)
Oslo: $150 per transfer
Individual arrival to Oslo and tranfer on your own (or can be arranged by us). Check in is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with storage of the luggage.
At 18.00 (6:00pm), meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby for a short introduction to the upcoming adventure through the Norwegian Fjords.
Welcome to Oslo! Oslo is the capital of Norway, the “Viking Capital”, founded in 1040 by the Oslo Fjord, and home to many fascinating museums and beautiful green parks full of sculptures. In the very city centre you will find the Karl Johan pedestrian street, and don’t forget to pass by the impressive opera house.
Overnight at Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy, perfectly located within walking distance from the pedestrian street Karl Johan.
Stop in Lillehammer - Stave Church in Lom
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leave Oslo by coach, driving along the Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Oslo, towards the Olympic city of Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympic Games took place. After a brief stop in Lillehammer, continue towards Lom where we will have a photo stop to admire the 12th century stave church. Continue the journey through the Otta Valley to Geiranger.
Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Union Hotel Geiranger (B, D)
Cruise along the Geiranger Fjord - Gaular Mountain National Park
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. In the morning embark on a on a 1 hour cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls: ”the Bridal Veil” and “the Seven Sisters”. Arrival in the village of Hellesylt and drive via the Nord Fjord and along the scenic route to Skei. En route a stop will be made to enjoy a Norwegian waffle with coffee.
Continue the journey passing the Gaular Mountain National Park, making a stop by the viewpoint before arriving at the idyllic village of 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. The area is known for its fertile land and fruit trees and before we will pay a visit to the Cider House to enjoy a tasting.
Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at the historical Kvikne Hotel (B, D)
Cruise of the Nærøy and Auerland fjords - Flam Railway - Bergen Railway
Breakfast at the hotel. Leaving Balestrand might be difficult, but ahead awaits two of the most famous experiences in Norway, the Sogne Fjord and the Flåm Railway.
Arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of 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. Board a 2 hour’s mini-cruise of the Nærøy and Auerland fjords – both branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world.
Disembark in the fjord side village of Flåm and after a short rest, board the world famous tourist train Flåm Railway, one of the most exceptional rail road trips in the world. With breath-taking views at every curve it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. In Myrdal, change of train and leave by the Bergen Railway to Voss, where your driver will be waiting to take you to Bergen, the “Capital of the Fjords”.
Overnight at the Augustin Hotel or Zander K Hotel, centrally located (B)
Walking tour of Bergen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with your tour manager, covering the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings still remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League. Rest of the day off or join an optional, panoramic bus tour to the coastal side.
Overnight at the Augustin Hotel or Zander K Hotel, centrally located (B)
Mount Fløyen funicular - Vøringsfoss waterfall
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, we will take the funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord.
Depart from Bergen, and make a stop by the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters before entering into the Hardanger Fjord area with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains.
Continue on the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, crossing the Hardanger Fjord bridge, and afternoon arrival in city of Geilo, famous ski area in the winter time.
Dinner and overnight in the Vestlia Resort beautifully located by the Hardangerviddda Mountain Plateau (B, D)
City tour of Oslo - visit to Viking ship museum
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Drive back towards Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be taken on a city tour of Oslo with a local guide. Famous sights include the Frogner Park with the famous sculptures of the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Opera house, the City Hall and much more. An inside visit will be made to the Fram Museum.
Overnight and light self-served dinner at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy (B, D)
Overnight ferry from Oslo to Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet at the hotel, and check out. Morning free – we recommend a visit to the Munch Museum or the Nobel Peace Center.
In the afternoon, transfer to the port for departure on an overnight cruise to Copenhagen. Enjoy your large Scandinavian buffet on board as you sail through the Oslo Fjord. On board variety of bars as well as one nightclub. * no luggage service onboard
Accommodation on board in 2-berth seaview cabins with shower/WC (B, D)
City tour of Copenhagen
Breakfast buffet on board. In the morning arrival to Copenhagen and transfer to your hotel after a city tour with your Tour Leader.
Upon arrival at your hotel, store your luggage at the hotel (if your room is not ready, check in is guaranteed only after 4 pm) and head out to explore the Danish capital. Founded in the 10th century as a fishing village, the Danish capital is now a city full of beautiful buildings and exciting museums – but be careful, Copenhagen is a biking city, about 60% of the population use bike as their main transportation. Enjoy a walk along Strøget, one of the longest pedestrian streets in Europe, or enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the many outdoor cafés in the old port area of Nyhavn, or maybe take a canal tour. Or, in the summertime, the harbour is 10 minutes’ walk from your hotel if you feel like taking a swim with the locals.
Accommodation at the Comwell Portside Hotel located only 2 metro stops from the city centre or Scandic Spectrum Hotel 10 minutes’ walk from city centre Hotel (B)
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Individual departure and self-transfer from Copenhagen (or include optional transfer out).
For guests joining one of our escorted extensions tours to Stockholm or Helsinki, please see separate itinerary (B)
Max. group size is 36 people, average group size is 25-30
All departures are guaranteed
Passengers may bring 1 suitcase of max. 20 kilos per person and 1 carry-on luggage on the coach.