Escorted TourNorway and Sweden
From $1,895 USD
May 19 - September 15, 2018
8 Days / 7 Nights
Fabulous Fjords and Stockholm, 8-day guided tour from Bergen to Norway's scenic fjords, wild nature, via Stalheim, Flåm and Myrdal to Oslo and Stockholm.
Experience the best of the Norwegian Fjords and the Swedish Capital of Stockholm. From Bergen, the fjord capital, cruise the Nærøyfjord with wild, rugged nature, steep mountains and quaint villages. Enjoy cultural and historic delights in the capital of Oslo; visit Viking ships and Vigeland Sculpture Park. Via the idyllic Swedish countryside and historical province of Värmland to Stockholm, with highlights of canals, bridges, Old Town and Vasa Museum.
May 19 - September 15, 2018
Guaranteed departures 2018:
June 2, 16, 23, 30
July 7, 14, 21, 28
August 4, 11, 18, 25
September 1, 8, 15
- from $1,895 per person in double room
- from $2,535 single room
- from $1,725 third person in triple room
- from $1,590 child (7–12 years), when sharing room with parents
- 7 nights hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 2 x dinners as per the program
- Bi-lingual tour escort from day 2 to day 7
- All touring by private coach
- The long distance bus from day 2 - 6 offers WIFI
- Sightseeing as per program
- Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
- Guided tours in Bergen, Oslo & Stockholm
- Regular Arrival Transfer, from Bergen Airport*
- Regular Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport ARN*
- Porter service at all hotels during the program (excluding day 1 & day 8)
- International airfare & airport taxes
- Personal insurance
- Personal items
- $25 Service fee
- Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Bergen & to the Airport in Stockholm and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from the Destination Management 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.
Day 1 ARRIVAL BERGEN
Arrival to Bergen Airport, meet & greet by an English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the welcome letter, which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader on Sunday. The rest of the day is at leisure.
*Please note: Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfer from the Airport in Bergen and only on the official date of beginning of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from the Destination Management 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.
Scandic Ornen Hotel ****
Day 2 BERGEN (B)
Breakfast at your hotel. This morning is at leisure. Please be in the hotel's reception area at approx. 14:00 to meet your tour escort and receive information about the upcoming program.
At 15:00 you will depart by private coach with your local guide for a city sightseeing tour during which we will appreciate St. Mary's Church, Haakon's Hall (entrance excluded), the colorful and picturesque Fish and Flower Market and the old Bryggen area (No entrances included). The evening is at your leisure.
Optional: We recommend a journey up on the Fløybanen (not included), a funicular railway journey that will take you up the mountainside, enjoy the most amazing views of Bergen and the archipelago.
Scandic Ornen Hotel ****
Day 3 BERGEN - STALHEIM (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure to further explore the stunning fjord capital of Bergen. Early afternoon departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. After a short break, the journey continues towards Nærøy valley where our hotel is situated. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the stunning views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel.
Stalheim Hotel ****
Day 4 STALHEIM - GUDVANGEN - FLÅM - FAGERNES (B, D)
Breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast the coach continues down the Nærøy valley to Gudvangen where you embark a ferry that takes you along the Nærøy Fjord, one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway. Disembark in the fjord village of Flåm and enjoy some free time if you do not choose to join the optional tour with the famous panoramic train ride Flåmsbana.
Optional: TAKE A RIDE ON THE FLÅM RAILWAY, ONE OF THE MOST BREATH-TAKING RAILWAY JOURNEYS IN THE WORLD (NOT INCLUDED)
Flåmsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks. The 2 hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sogne Fjord in Flåm, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean.
In the afternoon, the coach journey continues along the Aurland Fjord, via Aurland and Lærdal. A photo stop is made at the popular Borgund Stave church (entrance not included) before continuing on the last part of the journey to Fagernes. Check-in and later, dinner at the hotel.
Day 5 FAGERNES - OSLO (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords behind. Early afternoon arrival in Oslo and check-in to the hotel. Experience a panoramic sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera House, visit The Vigeland Park and pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.
Day 6 OSLO - STOCKHOLM (B)
Breakfast at your hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by private coach/train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests, and through the idyllic countryside to the region of Värmland, the home of many legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, for check-in to your hotel. Evening is at your leisure.
Day 7 STOCKHOLM (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your guide and depart by private coach for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of Stockholm. The city, built on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, embraces the unique character of 13th century Old Town with modern high-tech architecture. Stockholm is proudly called “Beauty on Water”. The sightseeing tour includes a walk through the Old Town, and an inside visit to the City Hall, where the Nobel festivities take place, making for a memorable morning tour. Feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town “Gamla Stan”, with its Cathedral and Stortorget, where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. The tour also includes a drive to Fjallgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.
Optional: VASA MUSEUM FOLLOWING REGULAR SIGHTSEEING, 2 hours
Scandinavia’s top museum built around the only intact 17th century warship. Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa, considered as one of the world’s largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th century warship, which sank in Stockholm’s inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history.
Day 8 STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. An English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to the airport*(Please see notes below for this service).
*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Arlanda Airport in Stockholm and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from the Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.