Norway Fjord Discovery

Rail TourNorway

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From $1,525 USD
May 1 - September 30, 2018
6 Days / 5 Nights

Norway Fjord Discovery Oslo to Bergen combines the Norway in a Nutshell tour and the Flåm Railway with a cruise on the Nærøyfjord from Flåm to Gudvangen.

Overview

Norway Fjord Discovery from Oslo to Bergen combines the Norway in a Nutshell tour with magnificent Norwegians fjords, mountains, glaciers and villages. Enjoy the highlights of the fjords: ride the famous Flåm Railway, one of the steepest railways in the world. Cruise the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, narrowest fjord in Europe, included on UNESCOs famous World Heritage List. From Gudvangen up the steep Stalheim Canyon Road to Voss and on to Bergen.

Operation

May 1 - September 30, 2018

Departure

Daily May 1 - September 30, 2018

Price

  • from $1,525 per person in double room
  • from $1,875 single room

Included

  • 2 nights accommodation including breakfast at hotel Oslo
  • 1 night hotel accommodation in Flåm
  • 2 nights hotel accommodation in Bergen
  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily
  • 1 x Dinner in Flåm
  • Regular sightseeing:
  • Oslo Selected Highlights
  • Bergens Expressen
  • Norway in a Nutshell tour:
  • Train from Oslo to Myrdal, approx 4hrs45 min
  • Seat reservation Oslo - Myrdal
  • Flåm Railway, Myrdal to Flåm, 1 hour
  • Boat, Flåm to Gudvangen, 2 hours
  • Bus , Gudvangen to Voss, 1 hour
  • Train, Voss to Bergen, 1 hour

Not Included

  • Airfare and airport taxes
  • Transfers
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • This is an independent tour with public transportation. There is no tour guide.
  • The itinerary can be tailor-made to suit your or your family's travel needs, additional nights may be added.

Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Bergen and/or Oslo
  • Flaggruten cruise, Bergen - Stavanger

Day 1 OSLO

Individual arrival in Oslo. Transfer from the airport to the hotel on your own. Oslo is the Viking city, the culture city, the winter capital, the city of rolling green hills and spectacular fjords and the capital city of Norway. Since 1814 (then: Kristiania), when Norway was declared independent of Denmark, Oslo has been the capital. The city is situated at the northernmost point of the 100 km long Oslo Fjord.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera, or similar

Thon Hotel Opera ****    

Day 2 OSLO - SIGHTSEEING (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning walk to the city hall and start the regular sightseeing tour "Oslo Selected Highlights", guided in English. Oslo Highlights is a comprehensive sightseeing tour featuring several of Oslo's attractive and interesting highlights. Experience Downtown Oslo, Vigeland Sculpture Park, Holmenkollen & Viking Ship Museum (entrance included). From Bygdøy you have a free choice of return to the city centre, by bus or boat (approx. 10 minutes Bygdøy-city) April-October (only if weather permits). Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera, or similar

Thon Hotel Opera ****

Day 3 OSLO - NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL - FLÅM (B, D)

After breakfast walk from your hotel to the central train station and depart for one of the most beautiful rail trips in Europe: the Norway in a Nutshell tour. Morning departure from Oslo by the scenic Bergenbanen. This unique and popular day-excursion takes you through some of the most magnificent scenery to be found on the west coast of Norway. Today skilled workers, effective equipment, tunnels and snow-tunnels make the railway one of the safest and most comfortable ways of traveling between Oslo and Bergen.

The journey on the Flåm Railway is regarded as one of the highlights of the Norway in a Nutshell tour. The 20 km-long train journey from the mountain station of Myrdal down the Flåm Valley to the fjord village of Flåm takes around 55 minutes. Enjoy some of the most magnificent mountain scenery in Norway with an ever-changing panorama of snow-capped mountains, thundering waterfalls and quaint villages. Along the route the train moves slowly or stops at the best views. Upon arrival in Flåm you walk to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure.
Dinner and accommodation at Fretheim Hotel, or similar

Fretheim Hotel ****

Day 4 FLÅM - BERGEN (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning or afternoon you continue your journey on the Norway in a Nutshell tour by boat. The journey goes out from Aurlandsfjord into the Nærøyfjord, the narrowest fjord in Europe, now included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Surrounded by mighty mountains of up to 1,800 meters high, this branch of the Sognefjord is amazingly beautiful.

On the journey there are views of the small traditional farms. A coach journey offers beautiful views of the Nærøydalen valley from Stalheim Canyon road, one of the highlights of Western Norway. Short stop at Stalheim Hotel. The Stalheim Canyon road road has 13 steep bends; enjoy wonderful views of the Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls before the journey continues to Voss. From Voss continue the journey by train to Bergen. Arrive in Bergen and transfer to your hotel on own.
Accommodation at Augustin Hotel, or similar

Augustin Hotel ****

Day 5 BERGEN (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will enjoy a tour of Bergen and area by "The Bergen Express". The excursion starts on the hour (every hour) from Bryggen, vis á vis the Hanseatic museum, from where the tour goes through Kong Oskarsgate and the old city gate. Continue past Hansa Brewerey and up to the hillside road "Fjellveien", where you have a fabulous view of Bergen, the city center and the harbor.

A brief stop will be made at the "Fjellhytten" for stretching legs and buy refreshments. After about 10 minutes, the train starts descending through picturesque small roads to "Mariakirken", "King Haakons Hall" and the "Rosenkrantz Tower", in order to reach the point of departure via the old wooden buildings of "Bryggen" and the Fish and Flower market. Duration of the tour is approx. 55 minutes. Rest of the day is free at leisure.
Accommodation at Augustin Hotel, or similar

Augustin Hotel ****

Day 6 BERGEN DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel and departure from Bergen by own arrangement.

Option:

Day 6 HARDANGERFJORD - VOSS - GEILO
Train to Geilo mountain village via the scenic Hardangervidda National Park. Leisure time for hiking or other activities or use the Spa at the hotel. Overnight & dinner at the historic Dr Holm's Hotel

Day 7 GEILO - OSLO
Breakfast. Late morning train from Geilo to Oslo (takes approx. 3 hours). End of tour.

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