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Norway, the Best of Fjords by Train and Cruise

11 Days / 9 locations in Norway

2023 Departures
DailyMay 1st to October 15th
Prices From$3575 per Person Double

Tour is covering some of the biggest highlights and all of the most attractive train rides in Norway (Dovre line, Rauma line, Røros line, Flaamsbana and Bergen line).

Travelling is based on public transportation. Tour is convenient for travellers who would like to experience Norway from different perspective, who like to travel stress free and who care about the environment.

Highlights:

...Oslo

... Gudbrands valley

... Romsdal valley with Trollveggen

... Pictureque, art nouveau town Ålesund

... Geiranger fjord

... Fishing town Kristiansund

... Sailing along the Norwegian west coast

... Bergen, the city between seven mountains

... Sailing Sognefjord

... Balestrand

... Geilo, hking Eldorado

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Oslo

Arrival to Oslo. Transfer to the hotel at your own.

Welcome to Oslo. Start exploring highlights of Norwegian capital: sculptures in Vigeland park, impressive fortress Akershus, The Royal Palace, the best viewpoint of Oslo - Holmenkollen, Bygdøy peninsula with famous Fram and Kontiki museum, The City Hall and have a walk on The Opera House in Oslo.

Overnight at Clarion Hotel The Hub or similar

 
Day 2     Oslo - Alesund - Andalsnes
Meals: Breakfast

Start your travelling by taking train from Oslo main station and travel through "the king of the volleys" and experience the Dovrefjell mountain plateau and Norway's biggest lake, Mjøsa. In Dombås you change the train for Rauma Line which has been named Europe's most beautiful railway line. The trip starts in Gudbrandsdalen, goes through mountain villages the journey continues through beautiful Romsdalen valley.. From the train you will be able to see also Trollveggen - Europe's highest perpendicular mountain wall. Continue with the bus from Åndalsnes to Ålesund - the bus goes along the Romsdalsfjord to Vestnes and then to Ålesund over the rugged Ørskogfjellet. Ålesund is well worth a visit - it's beautifully positioned on many islands and know for Art Nouveau architecture.

Dovrebanen (Oslo-Dombås)

Train from Oslo S → Dombås

Train from Dombås → Åndalsnes

Åndalsnes – Ålesund (bus, one way)

Overnight at Quality Waterfront Ålesund or similar

 
Day 3     Alesund
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Full day return trip to Geiranger. Take a 3 hours long trip (each direction) through three fjords - Storfjorden - Synnylvsfjorden and Geirangerfjord. Along the way you will see the waterfalls "The Seven Sisters", "The Suitor" and the “Bridal Veil. As you disembark the catamaran, you will be in the heart of Geiranger, a small village with 220 inhabitants that is located at the end of the Geirangerfjord. You will have 2.5 hours to enjoy the great nature around the village – you can make the Waterfall Walk and enjoy the view on many view points. You can visit the Norwegian Fjord Centre, with its exhibitions covering the geology, natural history and cultural development of unique UNESCO fjord.

Ferry crossing: Central bus station/southside of the harbor in Ålesund. Meet 15 minutes before departure → Ålesund

Overnight at Quality Waterfront Ålesund or similar

 
Day 4     Alesund - Molde - Kristiansund
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

This trip takes you from Ålesund to Molde, a charming town beautifully situated by the fjord. The last part of the trip is a half an hour ferry passage. During the ferry crossing you may leave the bus to enjoy the view. Continue taking an hour and half long bus ride from Molde to Kristiansund via Batnfjorden and Frei. Along the route you can enjoy the beautiful mountain and fjord landscape. Kristiansund is Norway’s «cliff fish» town, with rich traditions for bacalao and other cliff fish dishes, that are served in several restaurants in town. From “Varden” you have a splendid view of the town.

Ålesund – Molde (bus, one way)

Arrival Molde bus terminal

Molde – Kristiansund (bus, one way)

Arrival to Kristiansund (Kristiansund bus terminal)

Overnight at Quality Grand Kristiansund or similar

 
Day 5     Kristiansund - Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Day at your leisure in Kristiansund - we recommend you to take the local ferry to see the city from the water or have a hike along the sea. Late in the afternoon you'll embark Hurtigruten to experience one of the worlds most beautiful sea voyage. While sailing southbound you can admire breathtaking view to many islands and charming ports.

Overnight cruise from Kristiansund to Bergen in Polar Inside Cabin - Hurtigruten

 
Day 6     Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast on board

Welcome to Bergen - the capital of Western Norway also known as the entrance to the kingdom of the fjords and the city between the seven mountains.

Disembarkation in Bergen.

Overnight at Zander K Hotel or similar

 
Day 7     Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Roundtrip Ticket for Funicular Train - Fløibanen

The Fløibanen funicular in Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. The journey up to Fløyen (320 m above sea level) takes about 5–8 minutes and is an experience in itself. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views of Bergen.

Day to explore Bergen.

Overnight at Zander K Hotel or similar

 
Day 8     Bergen - Balestrand
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Start your day with boat tour (express boat, 3 hours) to Balestrand is ideallicy located by Sognefjorden, known for its spectacular nature. Village is surrounded with high mountains and has plenty to offer. It's a good starting point to make the glacier tour (1 night extension needed) or join rib boat activity.

Ferry crossing: Bergen → Balestrand

Arrival Balestrand

Dinner and overnight at Kvikne's Hotel or similar

 
Day 9     Balestrand - Flam - Geilo
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at hotel

Take the ferry to Flåm village. Flåm is nestled innermost in the Aurlandsfjord, an arm of the 204-km long and up to 1308-meter-deep Sognefjord. Take a ride on Flåmsbana, one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Continue train journey to Geilo.

Ferry crossing: Balestrand → Flåm

Train from Flåm → Myrdal

Train from Myrdal → Geilo

Coach transfer: Geilo train station → Vestlia

Dinner and overnight in Standard at Vestlia Resort or similar

 
Day 10     Geilo - Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

Coach transfer: hotel → train stati

Train from Geilo → Oslo S

Afternoon to explore Oslo

Overnight at Clarion Hotel The Hub or similar

 
Day 11     Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

Arrangements end after breakfast.

 

Notes

Travel Lightly!
Price Includes
Transfers
1 X Return Ticket for Funicular Train - Fløibanen
1 X Train from Geilo → Oslo S (2.class)
1 X Train from Myrdal → Geilo (2.class)
1 X Train from Flåm → Myrdal (flåmsbana, Tourist Train)
1 X Ferry Crossing: Balestrand → Flåm
1 X Ferry Crossing: Bergen → Balestrand
1 X Molde – Kristiansund (seat in the Public Coach, One Way)
1 X Ålesund – Molde (seat in the Public Coach, One Way)
1 X Full Day Excursion Ålesund - Geiranger - Ålesund
1 X Åndalsnes – Ålesund (seat in the Public Coach, One Way)
1 X Train from Dombås → Åndalsnes (2.class)
1 X Train from Oslo S → Dombås (2.class)
Coach Transfer: Geilo Train Station → Vestlia and Back
2 Dinners
Hotel Accommodation With Breakfast
Price Does Not Include
 Entrances Other Than Indicated
 Porterage
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