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Splendor of the Fjords

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 3,570.00 (double occupancy)
$ 4,165.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jul 28, 2020 - Aug 04, 2020 

Hotels:

Oslo - Clarion Hotel the Hub 4*
Ulvik - Brakanes Hotel 4*
Bergen - Bergen Børs Hotel 4*
Balestrand - Kviknes 4* (fjord view room in the modern building)
Geiranger - Union Hotel 4*

Included:

English speaking tour manager from day 1 to day 8

Hotels:

  • 2 night’s accommodation in superior room including buffet dinner and breakfast at modern superbly located hotel in Oslo
  • 1 night’s accommodation in standard fjord view room including buffet dinner and breakfast in Ulvik
  • 1 night’s accommodation in standard room including breakfast at modern superbly located hotel in Bergen
  • 2 night’s accommodation in standard fjord view room including buffet dinner and breakfast at first class historical hotel in Balestrand
  • 1 night’s accommodation in standard mountain facing room including buffet dinner and breakfast at first class historical hotel in Geiranger
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group

Meals:

  • Daily breakfast
  • 4 lunches
  • 6 dinners

Panorama city tours with local English speaking guides:

  • Bergen 2 hours

Visits:

  • Entrance to the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo
  • Roundtrip ride with the Fløi Funicular in Bergen
  • Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier

Transportation:

  • Modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts
  • Toll fee Hardanger Bridge
  • All ferry crossings as per program
  • Train ride on the Bergen Railway Voss-Myrdal
  • Train ride with the Fløi Funicular Myrdal-Flåm

Magnificent cruises by ferries:

  • 2 hours cruise on the Sogn and Nærøy Fjords
  • 1 hours cruise on the UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord

Highlights & Experience:

Cruises on the UNESCO listed fjords in Norway

  • UNESCO listed Geiranger Fjord
  • UNESCO listed Nærøy Fjord

First class and historical hotels

  • Brakanes Hotel in fjord view room
  • Kvikne’s Hotel in fjord view room
  • Union Hotel Geiranger in mountain facing

Itinerary:

Our Best Selling Tour of Norway and the Fjords

 

Day 1  : ARRIVE OSLO

Arrive to Oslo to own arrangement. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.45 hrs (before dinner) in the hotel lobby. Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel the Hub in superior room, ideally situated close to the Karl Johans Gate (D)

Options: transfers
Day 2  : OSLO - ULVIK

Viking ships in Oslo - Vøringsfoss Waterfall

After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Departure from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Gol.

Lunch at local restaurant.

After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge and route to Ulvik. 

Dinner and accommodation in fjord view rooms at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord (B, L, D)

Day 3  : ULVIK - BERGEN

City tour of Bergen - funicular to Mt. Fløien

After buffet breakfast, start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards. Route via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon 2 hours tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. 

Accommodation at Bergen Børs Hotel, centrally located near Bryggen, the Fish market and shopping options (B, L)

Day 4  : BERGEN - FLÅM - BALESTRAND

Bergen Railway - Flåm Railway - cruise along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords - Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley

After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal.

From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery.

After a short rest in Flåm, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife.

After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. 

Dinner and accommodation in fjord view rooms at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains (B, D)

Day 5  : BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS

Day at leisure

Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel’s elegant dining room. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or a hike to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites can also be arranged. 

Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel (B, D)

Day 6  : BALESTRAND - GEIRANGER

Jostedal Glacier - Briksdal Glacier - cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord

After buffet breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal.

The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views.

Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant.

After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour’s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. 

Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord (B, L, D)

Day 7  : GEIRANGER - OSLO

stop in Lillehammer

Buffet breakfast at the hotel before leaving Geiranger. From the top of one of the serpentine roads, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer.

Stop for lunch in Lillehammer.

After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo. 

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel the Hub in superior room (B, L, D)

Day 8  : OSLO

Breakfast at the hotel. (B)

Options: transfers

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed
Maximum group size is 40 people
upgraded hotel accomodations are available. See "Optional Services"

Tips for driver (recommended approx. 1,5-2 EUR/day)
Tips for tour manager (recommended approx. 4-6 EUR/day)