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Scenic Fjords and Briksdal Glacier Tour

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 3,110.00 (double occupancy)
$ 3,855.00 (single occupancy)
$ 2,860.00 (3rd person in extra bed)
$ 2,640.00 (Child 7-12 years)

 

 

Dates:

May 29, 2018 - Jun 05, 2018 
Jul 03, 2018 - Jul 10, 2018 
Jul 10, 2018 - Jul 17, 2018 
Jul 24, 2018 - Jul 31, 2018 
Jul 31, 2018 - Aug 07, 2018 
Aug 07, 2018 - Aug 14, 2018 
Aug 14, 2018 - Aug 21, 2018 
Aug 21, 2018 - Aug 28, 2018 
Aug 28, 2018 - Sep 04, 2018 
Sep 04, 2018 - Sep 11, 2018 

Hotels:

  • Bergen - Bergen Bors 4*
  • Loen - Hotel Alexandra 4* – Fjord View room 
  • Geiranger - Hotel Union 4* – Fjord View room 
  • Oslo - Hotel Continental 5*

Included:

  • 7 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at Hotel Alexandra & Hotel Union, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed;
  • 7 Breakfasts – Buffet style
  • 3 dinners (as per program)
  • Excursion to Briksdal Glacier
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 2 to Day 7 (English & Spanish or Portuguese);
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program, the long distance bus from day 2 - 7 offers WIFI
  • Guided tours in the cities of Bergen and Oslo (For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective mono lingual local guide)
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Bergen Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Oslo Airport*
  • Porter service at the hotels (excluding day 1 and 08)

Itinerary:

A REMARKABLE JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF FJORDS STARTING IN THE HANSEATIC PORT OF BERGEN – THE CAPITAL OF THE FJORDS. EXPERIENCE PICTURESQUE VILLAGES, MAGNIFICENT WATERFALLS, BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND GLACIERS, AND THE HIGHLIGHT: THE GEIRANGER FJORD, WHICH IS INCLUDED ON UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST. THIS TOUR WILL BE UNFORGETtABLE!
Day 1  : Arrival in Bergen

Arrival to Bergen Airport, meet & greet by our English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes for this service). Please consult a welcome letter, which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. Day is at leisure. Overnight in Bergen.

Day 2  : Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel and free morning. Please be in the hotel’s reception area at 14:00, to meet your tour escort and receive information on the upcoming tour programme. At 15:00 we depart by private coach with a local guide for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the typical Bryggen quarter with the characteristic buildings, with pointed gables facing the harbour, St. Mary’s Church and the colorful fish markets, where all specialities from northern Scandinavia, like salmon and king crabs are sold. We will also delight in Haakon’s Hall (entrance excluded) before ending back at the hotel. Evening is at leisure. Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 3  : Bergen - Flåm – Loen

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. Here we board a train, which will take us across the mountain plateau to Myrdal where we change to the World famous Flam railway, the highlight of the day. Experience one of the most spectacular rail journeys, descending down from the Mountain station of Myrdal to the quaint fjord village of Flam. Here we have some free time before embarking onto the afternoon ferry, which will carry us on a breath-taking crossing along the Aurland & Neroy fjords, which are branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The coast offers very strong contrasts, sometimes you will experience rocks falling dramatically into the fjord while other stretches of the river turn into a wonderful green. Disembarkation in Gudvangen and continuation in coach, through one of the largest tunnels of Norway. We continue our journey through Lærdal and Skei until we reach Loen, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes and fjords. Dinner and overnight at the prestigious hotel Alexandra. Overnight in Loen (B, D)

Day 4  : Loen – Briksdal Glacier – Geiranger

Breakfast at the hotel. Included in your program is a trip to Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe’s largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen. After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, travelling by small motorized “Troll cars” and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here we experience the glacier’s breathtaking blue ice. After the visit, there will be free time for lunch at your own discretion.

In the afternoon we leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1.476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the famous Geiranger Fjord, UNESCO World Heritage. (The visit to Dalsnibba is subject to climate permission - cannot be guaranteed). Once our visit to Dalsnibba is finished, we continue our journey downward to Geiranger for check-in at our hotel. Before dinner, a special tour of the Veteran car collection of The Mjelva family is offered. A number of these beautiful cars were used to show tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920’s and 1930’s and they are still in excellent condition. Dinner at the hotel is included. Overnight in Geiranger (B, D)

Day 5  : Geiranger

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will take the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO’s World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated amongst lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Travel from Geiranger to Hellesylt and be inspired by this beautiful unspoiled landscape. After disembarking in Hellesylt, we travel north to Trollstigen or Troll’s path, one of the most dramatic and visited areas in Norway. Travel the 11 hairpin turns on this stunning stretch of road that winds its way along just over 100km of incredible landscape (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop in-route (not included). In the late afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included. Overnight in Geiranger (B, D)

Day 6  : Geiranger - Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by coach to the capital Oslo. We travel via Lom, where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th Century. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 7  : Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, we will meet our local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house before heading off to Bygdoy Island. Here we will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with its three Viking vessels. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at the hotel, from where you will be free to explore . Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 8  : Oslo - Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. An English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Oslo Airport*(Please see notes  for this service). (B)

 

Notes:

Please note! Regular Arrival transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from/to the airport  and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.