From $1,125 USD
May 22 - September 4, 2017
5 Days / 4 Nights
Norwegian Fjords, 5-day journey starting in Norway's capital city Oslo. Travel via the pristine Hallingdal Valley to Geilo. Cross the new Hardanger Bridge to Bruravik; along the Hardangerfjord to Hanseatic Bergen. Visit famous Fish & Flower market, the colorful Bryggen wharf. By private coach to the charming villages of Gudvangen and Flam, on the shore of the Aurland Fjord, a branch of the Sognefjord. Visit the Stave Church of Borgund, return to Oslo.
May 22 - September 4, 2017
Guaranteed departures 2017: May 22 June 26 July 10, 24 August 7, 14, 21 September 4
- from $1,125 per person in double room
- from $1,455 single room
- from $995 3rd person in extra bed sharing a twin room
- 4 nights at hotels mentioned in standard dbl/twin rooms with private facilities
- Buffet breakfast daily
- 2 x dinners as mentioned in the program
- English speaking tour escort from day 1 to day 4 inclusive
- All touring by first class private coach
- All sightseeing as per program
- Visits, excursions and entrances as per program
- Panoramic City tours in Oslo & Bergen
- Regular Arrival Transfer, from Oslo Airport*
- Regular Departure Transfer, to Oslo Airport*
- Porter service at hotels (excluding day 1 and 5)
- 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 and 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 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 ARRIVE OSLO
Arrival to Oslo Airport, meet & greet by Borealis 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 welcome letter, which you will receive on check-in to your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. A short welcome meeting will be held, where you will receive information on the upcoming tour program. The rest of the day is at leisure.
*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfers from Airport in Oslo and only on the official date of beginning 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.
Overnight: First Hotel Millennium ***
Day 2 OSLO - GEILO (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning, we meet a local guide and board our private coach for a panoramic city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by a fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house situated right on the Oslo fjord, where you will spend some time on the outside terrace area before heading off to Bygdoy Island. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with the sculptures of 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 downtown, from where you will have some free time to explore the Viking capital at your own pace. Courtesy transport is available to and from the Viking Ship Museum, for those that are interested in visiting this interesting venue on their own. In the afternoon, we continue our journey across Hoenefoss, Nesbyen, surrounded by a landscape where forests of pines alternate with lakes; we arrive in the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Just a few kilometres away, we will visit Gol followed by Geilo, a small town surrounded by mountains and famous for its Ski resorts. Arrival at the hotel followed, by check-in. Dinner at the hotel is included.
Hotel Bardola ****
Day 3 GEILO - BERGEN - VOSS (B, D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning, we board our private coach in the direction of Brimnes, where we will cross the newly inaugurated Hardanger Bridge to Bruravik. We continue our journey bordering the fjord, passing by Nordheimsund and crossing forests of birches until we arrive in Bergen. Here we will make a short visit to the internationally famous fish market of Bergen, where we will have free time for lunch (lunch not included). We continue with the second part of our panoramic visit (1.5-hour), which includes a walking tour through Bryggen (UNESCO World Heritage Site). At the end of the afternoon, we continue in the direction of the mountains and our hotel, located at the foot of a mountain in the heart of the valley. Arrival to the hotel in the evening (approximately 20:00) for check-in, followed by dinner. (Dinner is included).
Day 4 VOSS - SOGNEFJORD - FLAM - OSLO (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Early in the morning, we depart from our hotel by private coach through the charming village of Gudvangen followed by a tunnel that takes us to Flam, where there will be a stop. Flam is located at the bank of the Aurland Fjord, a branch of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord of Norway.
Optional tour: For those who wish to enjoy a journey along the Naeroy Fjord, between Gudvangen and Flaam, we optionally offer the possibility of buying, on site or with preliminary reservation, a ferry trip of approximately 2-hours duration between Gudvangen and Flam.
The passengers not joining the optional tour will have approximately 3 hours of free time in Flam.
In the early afternoon, we leave Flam through the Laerdal tunnel, the longest in Norway with its 25.5km. We will make a quick stop (exterior stop – no entry) at the Stave Church of Borgund (built in 1100) and continue our journey via Hemsdalen, Gol and Hoenefoss, arriving in Oslo at approximately 20:00.
Day 5 DEPARTURE OSLO (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Oslo Airport*
*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 Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.