Land of the Fjords

Escorted TourNorway

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From $1,990 USD
June 7 - August 16, 2018
6 Days / 5 Nights

Land of the Fjords, an escorted tour to the Norwegian fjords. Travel from Bergen to Oslo, cruise Aurland, Naeroy and Geirangerfjord, ride the Flam Railway.

Overview

Discover the Land of Fjords, 6-day guided tour through Norway's fjord region. From sea to fjords, mountains, waterfalls and glaciers to tiny fjord villages. Cruise Aurlands-, Naeroy- and Geirangerfjord, visit the Viking capital Oslo, colorful Bergen, Balestrand, Lillehammer and the Briksdal Glacier. Ride the famous Flam Railway from Myrdal to Flam, travel the steep Stalheim Canyon and stay in fabulous fjord hotels; enjoy the charm of Fjord Norway!

Operation

June 7 - August 16, 2018

Departure

Guaranteed departures Thursdays 2018: June 7, 14, 21, 28 July 5, 12, 19, 26 August 2, 9, 16

Price

  • from $1,990 per person in double room
  • from $2,325 single room

Included

  • 5 nights first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities
  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
  • 2 x lunches on days 4 & 5
  • 4 x 3-course or buffet dinner, except on day 1 in Bergen
  • Transportation by modern de luxe coach with reclining seats and seat belts
  • Bergen Railway, Voss - Myrdal
  • Ride on the Flam Railway, Myrdal-Flam
  • Approx. 2 hours cruise on the Aurlands & Naeroy Fjord
  • 1 hour cruise on the Geiranger Fjord
  • Excursion in open car to Briksdal Glacier
  • All visits as per itinerary
  • All ferry crossings as per itinerary
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
  • English speaking tour manager throughout
  • Transfers airport or quay/hotel on first and last days to correspond with arrival/departure times*

Not Included

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Gratuities
  • Optional excursions in Balestrand
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • * Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may incur a supplement.

Day 1 ARRIVAL BERGEN

Individual arrival in Bergen. Transfer from Bergen Flesland Airport or Coastal Express quay to hotel. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbour and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.
After 16.00 (4pm) you will find tour information in the hotel reception, furthermore your tour manager will be present in the hotel lobby 18.30 -19.30.

First Hotel Marin ****

Day 2 BERGEN - FLAM - BALESTRAND (B, D)

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

After a short rest in Flam, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands- and Naeroyfjords, both branches of the Sognefjord, 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 Naeroyfjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Naeroy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at the historic Kvikne's Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the Sognefjord and surrounding mountains.

Kvikne's Hotel ****+

Day 3 BALESTRAND - DAY IN THE FJORDS (B, D)

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 even a hike to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other interesting sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at the fabulous Kvikne's Hotel.

Kvikne's Hotel ****+

Day 4 BALESTRAND - FJAERLAND - GEIRANGER (B, L, D)

After 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 Fjaerland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jolster. Descend to the beautiful Nordfjord, 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. Afterwards a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier.

During the afternoon the tour continues 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.

Union Hotel ****+

Day 5 GEIRANGER - LILLEHAMMER - OSLO (B, L, D)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel before leaving Geiranger. From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, 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 Vaga, 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 Mjosa, Norway's largest lake, back to Oslo and Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel, centrally located close to the Karl Johan boulevard and the Royal Palace.

Thon Hotel Opera ****+

Day 6 OSLO DEPARTURE (B)

Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport in connection with your flight home.

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