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The Magic of the Fjords

7 days
6 nights

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PER PERSON :

$ 1,435.00 (double/twin occupancy)
$ 1,765.00 (single occupancy)
$ 1,100.00 (child under 12 in extra bed)

Dates:

May 28, 2023 - Jun 03, 2023 
Jun 11, 2023 - Jun 17, 2023 
Jun 25, 2023 - Jul 01, 2023 
Jul 09, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023 
Jul 23, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 
Aug 06, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022 
Aug 20, 2023 - Aug 26, 2023 
Sep 03, 2023 - Sep 09, 2023 

Hotels:

Bergen: Clarion Admiral or similar
Balestrand: Kviknes, Dragsvik, Balestrand or similar
Oslo: Clarion the Hub, St. Olaf Pass or similar

 

Included:

  • 6 overnights in the mentioned hotel or similar, with breakfast
  • 2 dinners in a hotel in Balestrand
  • 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
  • Sightseeing with a private, English speaking guide in Bergen (walking tour 2 hours) and Oslo (by bus - 3 hours)

not included:

❖ Flights
❖ Airport transfers
❖ Drinks, Lunches & Dinners in Bergen and Oslo
❖ Tips & Personal Expenses
❖ Luggage Handling

Optional Services:

  • Shuttle transfer between Bergen Airport & city centre  - $20 pp
  • Private transfer by a taxi from Bergen Airport to your hotel - $130
  • 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
  • Full Day Fjærland tour from Balestrand (June – August) – TBD
  • Half Day Fjærland tour from Balestrand (01/06/2022 – 15/09/2022) - $120

 

Itinerary:

Enjoy the best of what Norway has to offer with its amazing fjords, waterfalls, coastal and city culture, the unique history of the Vikings, a glacier, mountains, and idyllic islands. This is a unique semi-independent kind of tour, where you travel around by public transport (scenic trains and ferries) with the help of a tour escort. Except for the tours in Oslo, there are no buses included, so we suggest you pack light and find your inner adventurer. You will have scheduled signhtseeing tours in Oslo and Bergen. The tour escort will travel with you between Oslo and Bergen, so you don't need to worry about having vouchers for hotels or trains—these will be taken care of, so you can sit back, relax, and enjoy.
Day 1  : Arrival in Bergen

Welcome to The Kingdom of Norway, a country with some of the most beautiful fjords on Earth. Arrive in Bergen and make your own way to the hotel. Shuttle bus rides can be booked ahead of time. The rest of the day is free.

Overnight at Clarion Hotel Admiral or a similar place in Bergen.

 

Day 2  : Bergen

Discover 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.

Discover Bergen, a city recognized for its cultural and historical significance, the starting point to the Norwegian Fjords. Because of its status as both a European City of Culture and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Bergen area provides visitors with the perfect balance of outdoor recreation, cultural experiences, and dynamic city life.

Gather at the hotel lobby at 10:00 in the morning for a walking tour of Bergen led by a local tour guide. Stop by all the must-see spots, like the Hanseatic Bryggen and its Mary Church, the Hakon Fortress, and the lively fish market.

To get a bird's-eye perspective of the city, ride the Flobanen Funicular to the peak of Mountain Floyen.

We recommend participating in one of the optional activities to get a true feel for Norway.

Overnight at the Clarion Hotel Admiral or similar.

Options: Bergen Food tour (15:00, approx. 3 hrs.)
Day 3  : Bergen - Sognefjord

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, we walk to the harbor in Bergen, where we will board a ferry cruise to Balestrand. Take in the breathtaking vistas of the Sognefjord, known as the "King of Fjords." Departure from Bergen is at 08:00 am (schedule subject to change). Arrival time in Balestrand is 11:55 in the morning.

Upon landing in Balestrand, the pier is just a short walk from your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own. Your tour escort will let you know at what time dinner will be served.

Overnight & dinner in Balestrand. Kviknes Hotel, Dragsvik Hotel, Balestrand Hotel) or similar.

Day 4  : Sognefjord

Breakfast in the hotel. Today you are free to explore the Norwegian countryside on your own or you can opt for an optional tour to Fjaerland described here:

We sail through the reathtaking Fjærland fjord with amazing views of the steep mountains, the green fjord itself and vibrant landscape. We arrive at Fjærland where the glacier meets the fjord. Here we wait for a shuttle bus which takes us to the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Enjoy Ivo Caprino's panoramic film about Jostedalen Glacier and the fascinating exhibition. The trip continues by coach to the two glaciers –Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen – before the coach takes us back to Fjærland. The full-day excursion concludes with a boat trip back to Hella/Balestrand. Coach to the glaciers and museum entrance are included in the round-trip fare. We recommend that you book this excursion when you book the tour as we cannot guarantee availability if booked upon arrival in Norway. Overnight & dinner in Balestrand. Kviknes Hotel, Dragsvik Hotel, Balestrand Hotel) or similar.

Options: HALF DAY EXCURSION TO FJÆRLAND: Round-trip Balestrand-Fjærlan, including Bøyabreen, Supphellebreen and a visit to the Norwegian Glacier Museum.
Day 5  : Balestrand to Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Your journey on the Sognefjord continues today, Sognefjord - the King of Norway and the longest fjord in Norway. The initial part of the fjord, called Aurlandsfjord, is a 17-kilometer arm of the world’s second longest fjord, the Sognefjord (204 km). It is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world.

Arrive in Flåm, where you will have some free time to discover this beautiful village.
Departure to Myrdal by train. Myrdal station is a mountain railway station and junction, located about 13 km from the village Flåm. Board the famous Flåmsbana - one of the steepest trainlines in the world. 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)
11:55 Cruise Balestrand Flåm – arrival to Flåm at 13:25
16:05 Panoramic train from Flåm – arrival to Myrdal at 17:02
17:53 Bergen Railway train from Myrdal – arrival to Oslo at 22:27 or 23:00
Overnight in Oslo. Examples (Clarion the Hub / St. Olav Plass) or similar. 

Day 6  : Oslo

After breakfast at the hotel, meet your local guide at the reception at 11:00 am, and depart for a 3-hour city sightseeing of the vibrant capital of Norway. Guided tour of the city including the Frogner Park, with all sculptural Vigeland, the museum of Viking ships (entrance not included), showcasing three original Viking Age ships, the Royal Palace, City Hall and Akershus Fortress. 

Overnight at the Clarion the Hub, St. Olav Plass or similar.

Day 7  : Oslo – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour ends after breakfast. Depending on your flight details, you can still enjoy some last-minute shopping for the Viking souvenirs, 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. No transfers to the airport have been included, however we can offer these at an additional cost.

Options: transfers

Notes:

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!!!