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Sognefjord & Pulpit Rock Adventure

13 days
12 nights

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PER PERSON IN USD:

$ 2,850.00 (double occupancy)

*exact price depends on the cabin availability at the time of booking

Dates:

Daily during the following periods:
Jun 01 - Aug 30 

Hotels:

4* centally located

Included:

  • 2 nights at 4* centrally located hotel in Stavanger
  • 3 nights at 4* centrally located hotel in Oslo
  • 2 nights at hotel Kviknes, room in Balestrand (with Fjord view) with dinner included *(subject to availability)
  • 2 nights at 4* centrally located hotel in Bergen
  • 2 night at 4* centrally located hotel in Alesund
  • 1 night onboard Norwegian Coastal Voyage in outside cabin w. private facilities
  • Daily breakfasts & 2 Dinners in Balestrand*
  • Oslo – Bergen Nutshell Pass: Train, Boat & Bus 
  • Bus Ticket from Alesund to Andalsnes
  • Train Ticket from Stavanger to Oslo
  • Train Ticket on Rauma line from Andalsnes to Dombas
  • Train ticket from Dombas to Oslo
  • Activities: Pulpit Rock Hike & Cruise, Oslo Grand Tour, Full day Glacier tour to Fjærland by boat and bus

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Stavanger

Upon arrival in Stavanger, you transfer to the hotel on your own. Spend the afternoon resting, relaxing, or exploring. Overnight in Stavanger 

Day 2  : Stavanger - Pulpit Rock Cruise & Hike or Pulpit Rock Cruise Only

Breakfast at the hotel, then make your own way to the ferry for Pulpit Rock cruise and hike combination tour. Your first stop is the famous Pulpit Rock, which towers high above the waters of the fjord. You'll hike for a few hours until you reach an incredible viewpoint, where you can gaze down at the summit below.

The fjord cruise lasts about 2.5 hours and will take you to the secret hideout known as Vagabond's Cave. You'll come close enough to "The Hanging Falls" to feel the refreshing spray on your face, while Pulpit Rock towers above against a backdrop of stunning scenery. We can drop you off at Oanes village on the way back if you want to catch a bus to the Pulpit Rock trailhead (at Preikestolhytta). The hike there lasts about two hours each way. It's a relatively challenging track, probably not suitable for beginners. Don't forget to bring good hiking boots, outdoor apparel, some food and lots of water.

Afterward, take the bus to the port of Tau to catch a ferry back to Stavanger.
Overnight in Stavanger (B)

Day 3  : Stavanger - Oslo

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel, then find your way to the train station. You'll then leave for Oslo via the Sørland Railway. The entire trip will last about 8 hours. Once you arrive in Oslo, transfer to your hotel.  Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 4  : Oslo

Explore this beautiful city on the Oslo Grand coach tour. You'll have the chance to see all of Oslo's greatest attractions on this 7-hour tour, as well as some bonus sites that aren't in all the travel guides. First, travel through Oslo's city center, then to Vigeland Sculpture Park, then onward to the ski jump at Holmenkollen. Next, see the iconic Viking ships in the Viking Ship Museum, as well as the historic polar ship Fram in the Fram Museum. After that, you'll go to the Kon-Tiki Museum to learn about the incredible expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl. Finally, you'll be swept away on the Oslo Fjord on a 2-hour Fjord Sightseeing tour. Overnight in Oslo (B)

Day 5  : Oslo- Flam- Balestrand

Fill up on breakfast at your hotel, then head to Oslo Central Station to take the morning train to Myrdal, on the Bergen Line. This railway is the highest-altitude railway line in Northern Europe. It has also won a spot on the list of the top 20 train rides in the world. In addition to riding high over the "mountainous rooftop" of Norway, you'll journey through quaint villages such as Geilo and Gol. Once you get to Myrdal, you'll switch trains and join the Flåm Railway, which is just across the platform. Next, you'll go on to Flamsbanen Railway. This portion of your trip showcases some of the most wild, magnificent scenery in Norway.

Beautiful Flåm sits in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, framed by steep mountains, rushing waterfalls, and vast valleys. You may never be closer to paradise than you are in Flåm. You'll stay there for a short time, then catch the express boat that goes from Flåm to Balestrand. Massive mountains surround you as you sail the beautiful Sognefjord. Once you get closer to the sea, the scenery opens up to reveal a wide variety of bird life.

When you get to Balestrand, take a short walk to your hotel. Balestrand is a charming, traditional little resort town on the Sognefjord's shores, known for its crisp, clean air and gorgeous scenery. Overnight in Balestrand at the well-known Kviknes Hotel (B, D*)

Day 6  : Balestrand area – Glaciers (Jun-Aug)

Eat a hearty breakfast in preparation for your all-day excursion to the lovely village of Fjærland. You'll meet your cruise boat at the Balestrand pier, then travel the Fjærland fjord to Fjærland itself. Enjoy a visit to the informative Glacier Museum, then take the bus to the Bøyabreen glaciers and Supphellebreen. Finally, head back to the Fjærland pier and catch your boat back to Balestrand. Overnight in Balestrand at Kviknes Hotel (B, D)

Day 7  : Balestrand - Bergen

Take a short morning stroll back to the pier, then embark upon a beautiful Sognefjord cruise, where you'll see small towns, waterfalls, and farms. You'll arrive at Bryggen, the harbor in Bergen, by midday. The lively city of Bergen is located along the fjord, bordered by seven mountains. It has an extensive history as a Hanseatic trading port. As you walk through Bergen harbor, you'll see the timbered houses of the historic old wharf area. These used to be the warehouses and homes of local merchants. Check out the vibrant fish and flower markets, then treat yourself to a meal at one of the many cafes and restaurants in the area. Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 8  : Bergen

Today you'll have the opportunity to explore this enchanting maritime city. There's a tour of the city you can take that will show you Bryggen's Hanseatic Museum, Korskirken Church, Mary's Church, and the Rosenkrantz Tower. If all this sightseeing makes you hungry, stop at the Fish and Flower Market and buy some fresh, local salmon or shrimp. If the day is clear, you can also take the funicular up to Mt. Fløien, where you'll find splendid panoramic views of the city and fjord far below you. Overnight in Bergen (B)

Day 9  : Bergen to Ålesund via Geiranger

Explore the day on your own in Bergen before departing on the Coastal Voyage at 8:00 p.m. Today you'll have a chance to see all the sights that you missed yesterday - Bergen has so much to offer. The Fish and Flower market offers much more than food and flora. It's also a great place to interact with locals and take some amazing pictures. If the weather was bad yesterday, you'll have another opportunity to ride the funicular to the views atop Mt. Fløien. For a truly authentic Bergen experience, you can walk back down to your hotel instead of taking the funicular.

Later, head to the pier, and board the authentic Hurtigruten Cruise ship. Spend overnight on board in an outside cabin, cruise through beautiful coastal scenery towards Alesund. Overnight Onboard

Day 10  : UNESCO Geirangerfjord cruise

This morning, continue on the Hurtigruten ship for a full day's cruise on the gorgeous Geirangerfjord (June 1 - August 31) or Hjørundfjord (September 1 - October 31).

Summer travelers will sail along the Geirangerfjord, which boasts picturesque waterfalls and mountainside farms. You'll be astounded that farmers and their livestock could survive here. This place is on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Autumn travelers will enjoy a cruise on the Hjørundfjord, which is framed by the impressive Sunnmøre Alps. The Sunnmøre Alps feature rugged terrain and steep rock walls. The Hjørundfjord itself is one of the oldest, most stunning fjords in all of Norway.

Once you arrive in Alesund, disembark, then check in to your conveniently located hotel. Overnight in Alesund (B)

Day 11  : Alesund - the scenic Art Nouveau town

Alesund is situated on Fjord Norway's western coast. It's a beautiful town that's bordered by a picturesque archipelago of islands, as well as fjords and mountain tops. You'll have the whole day to explore Alesund as you wish. If you're a nature lover, be sure to take advantage of the excellent hiking areas that lead to spectacular views from the surrounding mountains. Overnight in Alesund (B)

Day 12  : Alesund-Andalsnes-Oslo

Once you've eaten breakfast, you'll enjoy a scenic coach trip that takes you through local fjord areas, then to the village of Andalsnes. Board the Rauma Line Train here. On this portion of your adventure, you'll travel through the Rauma valley, which includes the beautiful Rauma river, picturesque bridges, and the Troll Wall mountain cliff. At Dombas mountain station, change to the main Dovre line. This will take you all the way to Oslo or Oslo Airport (depending on your departure time), through the scenic Gudbrandsdal valley.
Overnight in Oslo City or near Oslo Airport (B)

Day 13  : Oslo Departure

Breakfast at your hotel, then make your own way to the train station or airport for your next destination. (B)