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Norwegian Fjords, Charms and Traditions

5 days
4 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 1,495.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 1,730.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,050.00 (child under 12 sharing with adults)

Dates:

Jun 18, 2022 - Jun 25, 2022 
Jul 16, 2022 - Jul 23, 2022 
Aug 06, 2022 - Aug 13, 2022 
Sep 03, 2022 - Sep 10, 2022 

Hotels:

Oslo: Clarion the Hub or similar
Voss: Scandic Voss or similar
Bergen: Scandic Ornen or similar
Loen: Loenfjord or similar
Modle: Scandic Seilet or similar
Oppdal: Qulity Skifer or similar

Included:

❖ 7 overnights in the mentioned hotel or similar, with breakfast
❖ Long distance coach 6 days
❖ Cruise on the Sognefjord from Bergen to Balestrand
❖ Cruise on the Sognefjord & Aurlandsfjord from Balestrand to Flåm
❖ Panoramic train from Flåm – Myrdal
❖ Bergen Railway train from Myrdal to Oslo
❖ English speaking escort
❖ Return ride on Flåmsbana train
❖ 2 hrs sightseeing with a local guide in Bergen (walking tour)
❖ Sognefjord Crossing from Oppedal to Lavik
❖ Visit to Briksdal Glacier
❖ Cruise on the Geiranger fjord 1h
❖ Visit to the Eagle road & Troll’s Road
❖ Fjord Crossing from Vestnes to Molde
❖ Visit to the Atlantic Road
❖ 3 hrs sightseeing with a local guide in Oslo (by bus)

 not included:

❖ International & Domestic Flights
❖ Airport transfers
❖ Drinks, Lunches & Dinners
❖ Tips & Personal Expenses
❖ Luggage Handling

Optional Services:

  • Shuttle transfer between city centre & OSL airport - $30 pp
  • Private transfer from a hotel in Oslo to the Oslo/Gardermoen airport - $200
  • Visit to the Magic Ice Bar in Bergen (includes Entry to the Ice bar & gallery, Gloves, Winter Poncho and 2 welcome drinks of Arctic Crowberry) - $40 pp
  • Bergen Food Tour - $125 pp

Bergen Food tour
Start 15:00 – approx. 3 hrs (time-table subject to change)
Bergen (Norway) is known around the world for its seafood. The Bergen Classic includes three seafood “must experiences” and visits a number of leading restaurants that are “must visits”; this is the only culinary event that visits them all. Fjellskål Fisketorget (Bergen-style Smoked Seafood), Trekroneren (Bergen Street Food), Local Craft Beer or Scandinavian Spirit, Bare Vestland (Traditional Bergen Fish Dish) and Sweet Rain (Bergen-inspired Dessert). Not to mention, guests will have the opportunity to taste an array of iconic Bergen dishes from 1929 recipes! On this 3-hour culinary adventure, your guide will offer a taste of daily life in Bergen as you enjoy local favourites and hear the stories of the talented artisans shaping Bergen’s food scene. Join us on the Bergen Classic today!
Highlights:
• Get up close and personal with "Bergen Style" dishes - soup, brown cheese, seafood, and reindeer in 3 hours
• Escape bustling Bryggen; Your local food expert will provide an insider’s look into the incredible history and culture of Bergen
• Relax on the #1 Rated Bergen food tour as you eat and drink your way through Bergen
• Walk away with new culinary knowledge, big smiles, full stomachs, and the confidence to explore new areas.

Indoor Northern Lights in Oslo
Daily shows from 09:00 – 21:00, approx. 15 min
Experience the Northern Lights and all its beauty at an indoor facility in the heart of Oslo. From high technology screens on the wall, ceiling and floor, the movie takes the guests on a ride in space to see how the Northern Light originates from the solar winds. The journey continues over Norway's most beautiful sceneries, on a hunt for the Northern Lights, before you get to see it in a breath-taking show on the polar sky. The show offers new insights into a unique natural phenomenon that has fascinated people for centuries. The pursuit of the Northern Light goes from south to north, from light to dark, and from summer to winter. Finally, the journey ends in the Arctic night and you will experience – close by – one of the world’s finest and most magical natural phenomena – the Northern Lights!!!

Itinerary:

Experience the best of what Norway has to offer: fjords, waterfalls, coastal and city culture, the unique Viking History, a glacier, mountains, and idyllic islands are among what you will find. This type of tour is unique, we classify it as semi-independent. You will travel the region using railway, panoramic train route and ferries. There are no coaches included except for the sightseeing in Oslo, we therefore recommend you travel light and find your inner adventurer.

The tour only includes guiding in Oslo and Bergen. Rest of the time is at leisure to explore the region at your own pace. There will be an escort following the route of the tour between Bergen and Oslo. So don’t worry about having vouchers for hotels or trains, these will be taken care of, so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!

Day 1  : Arrival in Norway

Welcome to the Kingdom of Norway – a country with the most beautiful fjords on Earth!
Upon arrival, transfer from the airport to a hotel on your own. Rest of the day is at leisure - walk along the streets and explore the city of the royal family, and the main Karl Johan’s street, with many shops, bars and cafes. 

Overnight at Clarion the Hub or similar

Options: transfers
Day 2  : Oslo - Flam - Sognefjord - Voss

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure towards the fjord area of Norway.
Driving through the Norwegian nature, you will pass by the Lake Tyrifjord with its several branches. This lake is one of the largest lakes in Norway and plays an important role for resting migratory birds of many species. Continue driving through magnificent Hallingdal Valley; you will also make a short photo-stop at the famous Geilo Stave Church.

Arrival in the picturesque village of Flåm early after lunch time. You will have a short break in the city before boarding the famous Flåmsbana towards Myrdal. Myrdal station is a mountain railway station and junction, located about 13 km from the village Flåm. Flåmsbana is one of the steepest trainlines in the world and the train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breath-taking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord.

Schedule (*subject to change)
13:35 departure from Flåm; arrival in Myrdal at 14:30
14:42 departure from Myrdal, arrival back in Flåm 15:40

Free time before driving to Voss for overnight. 

Overnight at Scandic Voss Hotel or similar

Day 3  : Voss - Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel & departure to Bergen. Bergen – the world heritage city. Bergen is the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture and exciting urban life all year around.

Meet your local guide upon arrival and enjoy a sightseeing tour. Pass through the most emblematic places such as the Hanseatic Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon fortress and the famous Fish market. Visit to the Fløibanen Funicular. 

Overnight at Scandic Ørnen Hotel or similar

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Day 4  : Bergen - Sognefjord - Briksdal Glacier - Loen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. After breakfast board your coach and depart north. You will cross the famous Sognefjord from Oppedal to Lavik. Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, which stretches 204 kilometres inland from the coast of north of Bergen.

Continue driving towards the famous Briksdaal Glacier. Guests from all over the world come to visit this glacier arm set attractively between roaring waterfalls and high peaks. Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier and located inside the Jostedalsbreen National Park. From 1200 meters the glacier plunges down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley. See the Briksdalen valley by foot or catch a ride with one of the "Trollcars" up to the glacier.

Overnight at Loenfjord Hotel or similar

Day 5  : Loen - Geirangerfjord - Troll's Road - Molde

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Departure to Geiranger, where you will board a sightseeing cruise on the Geiranger fjord - one of the Norway's most narrow and impressive fjords, dominated by a huge rock face with stunning waterfalls including the two most famous: "The Seven Sisters" "or" the Veil of the Bride ".

After the cruise you will continue driving north and pass by the famous Eagle road, the steepest stretch of road up the mountain side from Geiranger towards Eidsdal on road no. 63. The road swings through 11 hairpin bends up from the Geirangerfjord and to the highest point on the stretch, 620 metres above sea level at Korsmyra. The road was an attraction from the very first day and was called Eagle Road because at its highest point it passed through terrain that had traditionally been the domain of a large number of eagles. The viewpoint has been recently upgraded and was officially opened on 21st June 2006 with a simple ceremony as part of the project "Nasjonal Turistveg" (National Tourist Roads).

Short ferry crossing from Eidsdal to Linge, before reaching the Troll’s road, an exciting series of 11 hairpin bends that descend the mountain. A true work of art with astonishing views.

Another short ferry crossing from Vestnes before arriving in Molde

Overnight at Scandic Seilet or similar

Day 6  : Molde - Atlantic Road - Oppdal

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Enjoy the ride on the Atlantic Road, beautiful work built between sea and land. Long of 36 km, it goes from island to island by bridges and dikes, at the edge of the ocean. This true masterpiece of civil engineering was voted the "work of art of the century" by the Norwegians and ranked one of the best road routes in the world by the daily The Guardian. Continue south to Oppdal.

Overnight at Quality Skifer Hotel or similar

Day 7  : Otta Region - Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Today you will return to Oslo. Short stop in Lillehammer and some free time to explore the Olympic city. Late afternoon arrival to Hamar.
Continue along the coast of Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway. Afternoon arrival in Oslo.

Meet your local guide and discover the city during the 3 hrs sightseeing tour with a local guide. Guided tour of the city includes a visit to the Frogner Park, with all sculptural Vigeland. You will also see the magnificent Royal Palace, City Hall and Akershus Fortress. Evening at leisure.

Overnight at Clarion the Hub or similar

Day 8  : Departure from Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Enjoy some last-minute shopping for the Viking souvenirs.
Transfer to the airport on your own. End of our services

Options: transfers

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed. Maximum group size is 25 people