Send review Print

Legends of the Fjords

8 days
7 nights

Rates

Dates

Rates:

USD
EUR

PER PERSON:
$ 2,500.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,375.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,440.00 (triple occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 23, 2018 - Jun 30, 2018 
Jul 07, 2018 - Jul 14, 2018 
Jul 21, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 
Aug 11, 2018 - Aug 18, 2018 
Aug 25, 2018 - Sep 01, 2018 sold
Sep 15, 2018 - Sep 22, 2018 

Hotels:

  • Stockholm - Clarion Hotel Stockholm
  • Hamar - Scandic Hamar or similar
  • Geiranger - Union Hotel
  • Balestrand - Kvikne’s Hotel
  • Bergen - Zander K Hotel or similar
  • Geilo - Bardøla Hoyfjellshotell
  • Oslo - Thon Hotel Opera or similar

Included:

  • 7 overnights at the hotel mentioned in the itinerary or similar category (4 star Hotels) with Scandinavian breakfast buffet.
  • 5 dinners included: 1 in Hamar, 1 in Geiranger, 1 in Balestrand, 1 in Geilo
  • English-speaking tour escort throughout the whole program.
  • City tours of Oslo with local English-speaking guides.
  • Transportation by modern coach with reclining seats, seatbelts, toilet and free Wi-Fi on board.
  • 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.
  • Luggage handling at the piers for the overnight cruise.

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Stockholm

Hotel check-in and free day. (if you wish to arrive to Stockholm earlier we will be happy to book your hotel and sightseeing).

Day 2  : Stockholm – Hamar

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
Today we start the journey by coach towards Norway, passing through open landscapes, dense forests and glittering lakes. We stop in the city of Karlstad, the capital of the province of Värmland, located beautifully on the shores of Lake Värnern, the largest of Sweden’s lakes. After crossing the border into Norway, we continue to Hamar, located right next to Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest Lake. Overnight in Hamar. (B, D)

Day 3  : Hamar – Lom – Geiranger

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. First stop today is Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympics took place. Northbound, we continue 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 offer a picturesque and unique backdrop to your stay. Overnight in Geiranger (B, D)

Day 4  : Geiranger – Balestrand

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 the historical Kvikne’s Hotel. (B, D)

Day 5  : Balestrand- Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Ferry across to Hella and continue along the scenic coastal route to Manheller for a short ferry crossing to Fodnes. We then continue to Gudvangen, where 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 Flåm and continue the journey with 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. Here the coach awaits our arrival and take us to Bergen. Overnight in Bergen (B, D)

Day 6  : Bergen-Geilo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Orientation tour of Bergen, taking us to 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.
Time at leisure for shopping, having lunch and maybe taking the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a stunning view of Bergen.
In the early afternoon we continue towards the Hardanger Fjord with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. We make a stop at the impressive Vøringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters, before ascending the Hardanger Mountain Plateau, before reaching the Geilo area. Dinner and overnight at Storefjell Resort or similar.

Day 7  : Geilo area– Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel.
This morning we head for Oslo, the capital of Norway, with arrival around noon. Some free time for lunch before going on the guided tour of Oslo, which takes you to the Frogner Park with the controversial sculptures of the famous Norwegian Gustav Vigeland. Other highlights of the tour area the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the modern Opera house, the City Hall etc. 
Remainder of the day free to explore Oslo, the pedestrian street Karl Johan and the lovely shopping and restaurant wharf Aker Brygge. Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 8  : Departure from Oslo

Check-out and individual transfers (not included)