Land of Fjords and Glaciers

Escorted TourNorway


From $2,995 USD
May 29 - September 4, 2018
8 Days / 7 Nights

Norway, Land of Fjords and Glaciers, Bergen to Oslo. Ride the Flåm Railway, cruise Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, visit Loen, Briksdal Glacier and Geiranger.

Overview

A remarkable journey through the land of the fjords starting in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords. Experience villages, magnificent waterfalls, snow-covered mountain peaks and glaciers, and the highlight, the Geiranger Fjord, now included on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Enjoy the ride on one of the world's most scenic mountain railways, the famous Flåm Railway, descending into the picturesque Flåm Valley. This tour is bound to leave you speechless.

Operation

May 29 - September 4, 2018

Departure

Guaranteed departures 2018: May 29 July 3, 10, 24, 31 August 7, 14, 21, 28 September 4

Price

  • from $2,995 per person in double room
  • from $3,720 single room
  • from $2,725 third person in triple room
  • from $2,525 child (7–12 years), when sharing room with parents

Included

  • 7 nights hotels in standard double/twin rooms w private facilities
  • Fjord View rooms at Hotel Alexandra and Hotel Union
  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
  • 3 x Dinners as per program
  • Multilingual tour escort from day 2 to day 7
  • All touring by private motor coach, with air-condition
  • The long distance bus from day 2 - 7 offers WIFI
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Visits, excursions and entrances as per itinerary
  • Guided city tours of Bergen & Oslo
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Bergen Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Oslo Airport, OSL*
  • Porter service at hotels, excluding days 1 and 8

Not Included

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Personal insurance / personal expenses / incidental extras
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities
  • $25 Service fee

Optional

  • Excursion to Briksdal Glacier, approx. 3 hours

Please note

  • * Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Bergen & to the Airport in Oslo and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis 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

Tuesday
Arrival to Bergen Airport, meet & greet by a Destination Management English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the Destination Management welcome letter, which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. Day is at leisure.

*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfers from 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.

Bergen Bors Hotel ****+

Day 2 BERGEN (B)

Wednesday
Breakfast at the hotel and free morning. Please be in the hotel reception area at 14:00, to meet your tour escort and receive information on the upcoming tour program. At 15:00 we depart by private coach with a local guide for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the typical Bryggen quarter with the characteristic buildings, with pointed gables facing the harbor, St. Mary's Church and the colorful Fish and Flower Market, where all specialties from northern Scandinavia, like salmon and king crabs are sold. We will also delight in Haakon's Hall (entrance excluded) before ending back at the hotel. Evening is at leisure.

Bergen Bors Hotel ****+

Day 3 BERGEN - FLÅM - LOEN (B, D)

Thursday
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. Here we board a train, which will take us across the mountain plateau to Myrdal where we change to the World famous Flåm Railway, the highlight of the day. Experience one of the most spectacular rail journeys, descending down from the Mountain station of Myrdal to the quaint fjord village of Flåm. Here we have some free time before embarking onto the afternoon ferry, which will carry us on a breath-taking crossing along the Aurland & Nærøy Fjords, which are branches of the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway.

The coast offers very strong contrasts, sometimes you will experience rocks falling dramatically into the fjord while other stretches of the river turn into a wonderful green. Disembark in Gudvangen and continue by coach, through one of the largest tunnels of Norway. We continue our journey through Lærdal and Skei until we reach Loen, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes and fjords. Dinner and overnight at the prestigious Hotel Alexandra in fjord view room.

Hotel Alexandra ****+

Day 4 LOEN - BRIKSDAL GLACIER - GEIRANGER (B, D)

Friday
Breakfast at the hotel.

Optional Excursion: BRIKSDAL GLACIER, AN ARM OF EUROPE’S LARGEST GLACIER JOSTEDALSBREEN, approx. 3 hours

After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, traveling by small motorized "Troll cars" and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here we experience the glacier's breathtaking blue ice. After the visit, there will be free time for lunch at your own discretion.

It is not possible to book this excursion on site. THIS EXCURSION MUST BE PRE-BOOKED  TO ENSURE ITS IMPLEMENTATION.

Passengers not joining the optional excursion, who prefer to enjoy the hotel and its facilities, will be picked up at around 16:00.

We leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1.476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the famous Geiranger Fjord, UNESCO World Heritage. (The visit to Dalsnibba is subject to climate permission - cannot be guaranteed).

Once our visit to Dalsnibba is finished, we continue our journey downward to Geiranger for check-in at our hotel. Before dinner, a special tour of the Veteran car collection of The Mjelva family is offered. A number of these beautiful cars were used to show tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920's and 1930's and they are still in excellent condition. Dinner and overnight at the Union Hotel in fjord view room.

Union Hotel ****+

Day 5 GEIRANGER (B, D)

Saturday
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will take the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO's World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated among lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Travel from Geiranger to Hellesylt and be inspired by this beautiful unspoiled landscape.

After disembarking in Hellesylt, we travel north to Trollstigen or Troll's path, one of the most dramatic and visited areas in Norway. Travel the 11 hairpin turns on this stunning stretch of road that winds its way along just over 100km of incredible landscape (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop in-route (not included). In the late afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included.

Union Hotel ****+

Day 6 GEIRANGER - OSLO (B)

Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by coach to the capital Oslo. We travel via Lom, where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th Century. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in to the hotel.

Hotel Continental  *****

Day 7 OSLO (B)

Monday
After breakfast, we will embark on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour in the Norwegian Capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house before heading off to Bygdøy Island. Here we will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included) with its three Viking vessels.

The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at the hotel, from where you will be free to explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

Hotel Continental *****

Day 8 OSLO - DEPARTURE (B)

Tuesday
Breakfast at the hotel. A Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Oslo Airport* (Please see notes below for this service).

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Oslo Airport 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.

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