Fabulous Fjords & Stockholm

Escorted TourNorway and Sweden

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From $1,755 USD
May 16 - September 12, 2020
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.

Overview

Experience the best of the Norwegian Fjords and the Swedish Capital of Stockholm. Start in Bergen, the fjord capital, cruise the Nærøyfjord with 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 Våsa Museum.

Operation

May 16 - September 12, 2020

Departure

Guaranteed departures 2020:
May 16
June 6, 13
July 4, 18
August 1, 8, 22
September 5, 12

Price

  • New favorable rates!
  • from $1755 per person in double room
  • from $2,320 single room
  • from $1,595 third person in triple room
  • from $1,475 child (7–12 years), when sharing room with parents

Included

  • 7 nights hotels in standard double/twin rooms with private facilities
  • 7 x Scandinavian Buffet breakfast 
  • 2 x dinners as per program
  • English speaking tour escort from day 2 to day 7
  • All touring by private coach with air condition
  • Sightseeing as per program
  • The long distance bus from day 2 - 7 offers WIFI
  • 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)
  • Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase + 1 piece of hand luggage per person

Not Included

  • International airfare & airport taxes
  • Beverages
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal items

Please note

  • 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 BDM 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.

Tour Option 

Fløybanen Funicular in Bergen to Mt. Fløyen
Flåm Railway, Flåm - Myrdal - Flåm, approx. 2 hours
Stegastein Viewpoint, approx. 2 hours
Våsa Museum, approx. 2 hours

Day 1 ARRIVAL BERGEN
Saturday

Arrival to Bergen 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 Borealis Destination Management welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader on Sunday. The rest of the day is at leisure.

*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 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.

Scandic Ornen Hotel ****

Day 2 BERGEN (B)
Sunday

Breakfast at the hotel. The morning is at your leisure. Please be in the hotel's reception area at 14:00 to meet your tour escort and receive information about the upcoming tour. At 15:00, we meet our guide for a panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St. Mary's Church, Haakon's Hall, the colourful and picturesque Fish Markets and the old Bryggen area (no entrances included). The evening is at your leisure.

Optional: Fløybanen – View Bergen from the peak of Mt. Fløyen
Price: USD 22 per person
Duration: the journey takes 5-8 minutes

The Fløybanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5–8 minutes. The journey is an experience in itself, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coastline.

Scandic Ornen Hotel ****

Day 3 BERGEN - STALHEIM (B, D)
Monday

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning is at 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 Næerøy Valley where your hotel is situated.

The rest of the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy the breath-taking views down the Stalheim Gorge. Dinner is included at the hotel.

Stalheim Hotel ****

Day 4 STALHEIM - FLÅM - FAGERNES (B, D)
Tuesday

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, the coach continues down the Nærøy Valley to Gudvangen where we embark on a ferry along the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest and most popular fjord journeys in Norway. Disembark in the stunning village of Flåm where we will have some free time if you do not choose to join the optional tour with the famous panoramic train ride Flåmsbana.

Optional: Flåm Railway
Price: USD 98 per person | Minimum 10 persons
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Available only by pre-booking

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 a multitude of views. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flåm, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters over the ocean.

Optional: Stegastein Viewpoint
Price: USD 45 per person | Minimum 6 persons
Duration: approx. 2 hours

An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flåm. The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route that runs from Aurland to Lærdal. This structure, which juts out 30 meters from the mountainside, 650 meters about the fjord, offers and unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding is hard to imagine.

In the afternoon, the coach journey continues along the Aurlandfjord, via Aurland and Laerdal. A photo stop is made at the popular Borgund Stave church (entrance not included) before continuing the last part of the journey to Fagernes. Check-in and later, dinner at the hotel.

Scandic Valdres ****

Day 5 FAGERNES - OSLO (B)
Wednesday

After breakfast, we travel towards Oslo, leaving the fjords behind us. 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 Sculpture Park, pass the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan Boulevard. The tour ends at your hotel from where you will have the evening to further explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

Thon Hotel Opera****

Day 6 OSLO - STOCKHOLM (B)
Thursday

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and travel (by private coach or by train) to Stockholm, passing through Norwegian and Swedish forests and the region of Värmland, home of many Nordic legends. Late afternoon arrival to Stockholm, capital of Sweden, for check-in to the hotel. The evening is at your leisure.

Scandic Grand Central Hotel ****

Day 7 STOCKHOLM (B)
Friday

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 own, 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 Fjällgatan where you will enjoy picturesque views of Stockholm. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure.

Optional: VÅSA Museum following regular sightseeing
Price: USD 55 per person | Minimum 10 persons
Duration: approx. 2 hours
Includes: entrance to Våsa Museum w/guided tour, private tour guide

Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Våsa, 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 Våsa represents an authentic piece of living history.

Scandic Grand Central Hotel ****

Day 8 STOCKHOLM DEPARTURE (B)
Saturday

Breakfast at your hotel. Regular Departure Transfer Service to Arlanda airport* (Please see notes below for this service).

*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 and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

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