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The Fjords of Norway

8 days
7 nights

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PER PERSON:

$ 3,230.00 (double / twin occupancy)
$ 3,680.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

Jun 20, 2023 - Jun 27, 2023 
Jun 27, 2023 - Jul 04, 2023 
Jul 04, 2023 - Jul 11, 2023 
Jul 11, 2023 - Jul 18, 2023 
Jul 18, 2023 - Jul 25, 2023 
Jul 25, 2023 - Aug 01, 2023 

Hotels:

Oslo: Clarion Hotel Hub 4* 
Ulvik: Brakanes Hotel 4*
Bergen: Clarion Hotel Admiral 4*
Balestrand: Kvikne's Hotel 4*
Geiranger: Union Hotel 4*

June 20 departure - hotel in Oslo is Thon Opera 4*

 

Included:

7 nights’ accommodation incl. daily breakfast in centrally located first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
3-course or buffet dinner and Scandinavian buffet breakfast
2 lunches on days 2 & 6
2 hours city sightseeing of Bergen with a local authorized guide
Ride on the Bergen and Flåm Railways, Voss – Myrdal - Flåm
2 hours cruise on the Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords
1 hour cruise on the Geiranger Fjord
Excursion in “Troll car” to the Briksdal Glacier
Toll fee to Geiranger Skywalk
All visits as described in itinerary
All ferry crossings as per itinerary
Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
English speaking tour escort throughout
Transportation by private coach throughout, except for transfers airport/hotel/airport on arrival and departure days, which are not included.

Itinerary:

Explore the most magnificent nature of Norway on this exclusive fjord tour. Discover the heart of the famous Hardangerfjord, experience the majestic Geirangerfjord and the stunning Sognefjord, visit Bergen and the capital of Norway, Oslo. Enjoy the ride on the spectacular Flåm Railway and a trip to the Briksdal glacier.
Day 1  : ARRIVAL IN OSLO

Upon arrival in the capital of Norway, transfer to your hotel (transfers are not included and will be arranged upon request).
Oslo is the capital of Norway, located at the head of the Oslo Fjord. If you arrive early, we suggest a stroll along the harbor Aker Brygge, offering many restaurants, tour boats on the Oslofjord, etc.

Please be at the hotel lobby at 19:50 to meet your tour escort and fellow travelers, right before dinner.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub, centrally located close to the Karl Johan shopping boulevard.

Options: Transfers
Day 2  : OSLO - ULVIK

After breakfast, we depart Oslo and drive via Hønefoss along the beautiful Halling Valley to the tourist town of Geilo and stop for lunch.

After lunch, we cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli. We will stop at the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters. Continue the ride, descending the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardangerfjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge, continue driving along the Ulvik Fjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord, to the charming Ulvik village.

Dinner and overnight at the Brakanes Hotel, located on the banks of the fjord, in rooms with fjord views.

Day 3  : ULVIK - BERGEN

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

Afternoon 2 hours city sightseeing in Bergen with a local guide, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Admiral, right in the heart of Bergen near the harbor.

Day 4  : BERGEN – SOGNEFJORD - BALESTRAND

After breakfast, we will drive to Voss, where we board the train for a spectacular ride on Flåm Railway, one of the world's most beautiful and steepest railways.

Right after, we depart onboard a ship for a spectacular fjord cruise on the narrow Nærøyfjord sailing from Flåm to Gudvangen. It is undoubtedly of the most stunning fjord landscapes globally, rightfully listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

We continue our fjord exploration 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 at Kvikne's Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Day 5  : BALESTRAND – A DAY IN THE FJORDS

Enjoy a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast served in the hotel's elegant dining room in the morning.

Free day free in Balestrand is an excellent opportunity to explore the beautiful nature of the fjords. You may relax on the hotel terrace, taking in the fresh mountain air and stunning views, or walk in the town and visit the local art gallery and aquarium, exploring Balestrand's historic buildings and other sites. Another great option is to rent a rowing boat or a bike, or hike to the nearby mountains.

Dinner and accommodation at the Kvikne's Hotel. 

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Day 6  : BALESTRAND – BRIKSDAL GLACIER - GEIRANGER

After breakfast, we leave by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella and take a scenic trip along the northern side of the Sognefjord. Then we continue north to Fjærland, under the largest n Europe Jostedal Glacier, descending to the Nord Fjord, with a short at Olden where we visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier in open "troll cars" - allowing the best views. Finally, you will enjoy a traditional Norwegian lunch in sight of the glacier.

After lunch, we drive via Loen and Stryn to the charming Hellesylt village, where we board a cruise along the Geirangerfjord, one of the most famous fjords globally, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 2005.

Surrounded by blue waters and lush valleys, you will also see magnificent waterfalls such as the "Seven Sisters" and the "Bridal Veil."

Dinner and accommodation at the Union Hotel Geiranger, overlooking the Geirangerfjord.

Day 7  : GEIRANGER - OSLO

After breakfast, experience the thrill of the roads twisting and turning through one hairpin bend after another leading to Geiranger Skywalk - Mt. Dalsnibba. Then, experience the most stunning panoramic fjord views on Earth (subject to weather conditions).

We drive across the rugged Grotli Mountains towards Lom, famous for its 14th-century stave church. Next, via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the famous tourist town of Lillehammer. Finally, go alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, and arrive in Oslo, the capital, situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub.

Day 8  : DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. Depending on your departure schedule, you may have free time in the morning to explore Oslo. We recommend a walk through the new central city district Bjørvika, Munch Museum, the Deichman Library, Oslo’s latest architectural additions.

Transfer on your own in connection with your flight or on to your next destination.

Options: Transfers

Notes:

All departures are guaranteed
Maximum group size is 40 people
Hotel upgrades are available at extra charge

Depending on your flights you might decide to spend one extra night in Oslo before or after the tour!

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