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Scenic Norway With Stockholm

Northern Highlights & Baltic Cruise

10 Days / 12 locations in Norway and Sweden

Visit the heart of the beautiful Hardangerfjord, experience the stunning scenery

of the majestic Geirangerfjord and the famous Sognefjord, explore Bergen and

the capital of Norway, Oslo. This exclusive tour also includes Stockholm, the

beautiful capital of Sweden, often called the Venice of the North because of its

many canals and waterways.

Optional extensions to Helsinki and Copenhagen

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Oslo
Accommodation: Clarion Hotel the Hub
Meals: Dinner

Arrival in Oslo according to your own schedule and transfer on

your own to your hotel.

Your tour escort will meet you at 7.50pm (before dinner) in the

hotel lobby, where you’ll also meet your fellow travelers.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub,

centrally located close to the Karl Johan shopping boulevard

 
Day 2     Oslo - Geilo - Ulvik
Accommodation: Brakanes Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

After breakfast departure from Oslo, driving along the charming

Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Lunch in Geilo.

Cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping

to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall. Descend the

amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross

the Hardanger Bridge, then along the Ulvik Fjord, a branch of

the Hardanger Fjord, to the picturesque village of Ulvik.

Dinner and accommodation in rooms with fjord view at

Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.

 
Day 3     Ulvik - Hardangerfjord - Bergen
Accommodation: Clarion Hotel Admiral
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

After buffet breakfast, descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Cross the Hardanger Bridge. Start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon 2 hours

tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Accommodation and dinner at Clarion Hotel Admiral located in the harbor.

 
Day 4     Bergen - Flam - Balestrand
Accommodation: Kvikne Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

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

approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow lands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, 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 Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord . Fjord view room in modern building.

 
Day 5     Balestrand
Accommodation: Kvikne Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

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 hotels 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 go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other noteworthy sites can also be arranged.

 
Day 6     Balestrand - Briksdal - Geiranger
Accommodation: Union Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Departure from your hotel on a one hour fjord cruise to Fjærland. Continue by coach along the scenic route passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord making a detour at Olden to visit the famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best view. A typical Norwegian lunch is served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. Here you go onboard the ferry for the one hour cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close to some magificent waterfalls such as the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the famous Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

 
Day 7     Geiranger - Lillehammer - Oslo
Accommodation: Clarion Hotel the Hub
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Ascend the roads that twist and turn up to Geiranger Skywalk

for a panoramic view of the Geirangerfjord (weather

permitting). Continue across the rugged Grotli Mountains to

Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. Descend the

Gudbrands Valley to the town of Lillehammer. Drive alongside

Lake Mjøsa and arrive in Oslo, the capital.

Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel The Hub.

 
Day 8     Oslo - Karlstad - Stockholm
Accommodation: Clarion Sign Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

After breakfast the tour continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a new first class hotel centrally located.

 
Day 9     Stockholm
Accommodation: Clarion Sign Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

The day starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops.

Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner today is not included, because our experience shows that in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their choice. Your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.

 
Day 10     Stockholm
Meals: Breakfast

For guests on 9 nights’ tour Oslo - Stockholm, this ends after

breakfast, with transfers on their own to Stockholm Arlanda

Airport to connect with individual flight departures.

 

Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Oslo. Due to the nature of this tour organization, there may be tour participants and escorts who will join or leave the tour at certain transit points. We hope this does not create any distraction and is understood it is a means to offer as much variety to the customers as possible.

Transfers airport or quay/hotel on first and last days to correspond with arrival/departure times.

Price Includes
Transportation by Deluxe Air Conditioned Touring Coach
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Entrances Per Itinerary
First Class Hotel Accommodation With Daily Breakfast
English Speaking Tour Escort
Excursion in “troll Car” to the Briksdal Glacier.
Toll Fee to Geiranger Skywalk.
Luggage Assistance at All Hotels While With the Group
3 Lunches on Day 2, 6, 8
Daily 3-Course or Buffet Dinner (except on Day 9)
Ride Ride on the Bergen and Flåm Railways, Voss – Myrdal - Flåm.
Price Does Not Include
 Transatlantic Air
 Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
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