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A remarkable journey through the land of the fjords starting in the Viking Capital of Oslo

before heading into the fjords of Norway. You will experience picturesque villages, magnificent waterfalls, breathtaking mountain peaks and glaciers, and highlights such as the HardangerFjord, the Sognefjord and the Geiranger Fjord, which is included on UNESCO´s World Heritage List. This tour is bound to leave you speechless!

This tour is bi-lingual.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Oslo
Accommodation: Continental Hotel

Arrival to Oslo Airport, meet & greet by English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel for check-in . 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.The rest of the day is at leisure.

 
Day 2     Oslo - Lofthus
Accommodation: Ullensvang Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we meet & greet with a tour escort who will be with you during the tour. We drive across Hønefoss, Nesbyen, and the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. Wevisit Gol and Geiloand continue through the impressive Hardanger fjord to Lofthus, one of Edvard Grieg's favourite haunts, and one of the most beautiful points of the fjord. Dinner at the hotel is included. Fjord view room.

 
Day 3     Lofthus - Bergen
Accommodation: Bergen Bors Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. We will depart Lofthus and cross the splendid Hardanger fjord, by travelling across the Hardanger Bridge. The Hardanger Bridge has one of the longest suspension bridge spans in the world. Arrivalat Bergen where the afternoon holds a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour during which we will delight in St.Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall (no entrances), the colorful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. Evening is at leisure

 
Day 4     Bergen - Flam - Loen
Accommodation: Alexandra Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. Here we board a train, which will take us across the mountain plateau to Myrdal where we change to the World famous Flaam railway, the highlight of the day. Experience one of the most spectacular rail journeys, descending down from the Mountain station of Myrdal to the quaint fjord village of Flaam. Here we have some free time before embarking onto the afternoon ferry, which will take us on a breath-taking crossing along the Aurland & Naeroy fjords, which are branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The coast offers very strong contrasts, sometimes you will experience rocks falling dramatically into the fjord while other stretches of the river turn into a wonderful green. Disembarkation in Gudvangen and continuation by coach, through one of the largest tunnels of Norway. We continue our journey through Laerdal and Skei until we reach Loen, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes and fjords. Dinner and overnight at the prestigious hotel Alexandra, fjord view.

 
Day 5     Loen - Briksdal - Geiranger
Accommodation: Union Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel

OPTIONAL EXCURSION: :Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe’s largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen.

PRICE: $80/PERSON

DURATION: APPROX 3-HOURS

After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, travelling by small motorized Troll cars and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here we experience the glacier’s breathtaking blue ice. After the visit, there will be free time for lunch at your own discretion.

*It is not possible to book this excursion on site. THIS EXCURSION MUST BE PRE-BOOKED WITH TRAVEL BOOKING TO ENSURE ITS IMPLEMENTATION. Passengers not joining the optional excursion, who prefer to enjoy the hotel and its facilities, will be picked up at around 4.00pm. We leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1.476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the famous Geiranger Fjord, UNESCO World Heritage. (The visit to Dalsnibba is subject to climate permission - cannot be guaranteed).

Once our visit to Dalsnibba is finished, we continue our journey downward to Geiranger for check-in at our hotel. Fjord view room

Before dinner, a special tour of the Veteran car collection of The Mjelva family is offered. A number of these beautiful cars were used to show tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920’s and 1930’s and they are still in excellent condition. Dinner at the hotel is included

 
Day 6     Geiranger
Accommodation: Union Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will take the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO’s World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated amongst lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Travel from Geiranger to Hellesylt and be inspired by this beautiful unspoiled landscape. After disembarking in Hellesylt, we travel north to Trollstigen or Troll’s path, one of the most dramatic and visited areas in Norway. Travel the 11 hairpin turns on this stunning stretch of road that winds its way along just over 100km of incredible landscape (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop en route (not included). In the late afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included.

 
Day 7     Geiranger - Otta - Oslo
Accommodation: Continental Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by coach to the capital, Oslo. We travel via Lom, where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th Century. We continue, via Otta, leaving the fjord area of Central Norway characterized by breath-taking mountains and lakes. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in at the hotel.

 
Day 8     Oslo
Accommodation: Continental Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, we will meet our local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house before heading off to Bygdoy Island. Here we will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with its three Viking vessels. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with sculptures by 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 at the hotel, from where you will be free to explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

 
Day 9     Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Oslo Airport

 

Notes

*Please note! Regular Arrival & Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from/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.

Price Includes
All Tours by Private Coach Including All the Tours Mentioned in Program
Bi-Lingual Tour Escort from Day 02 to Day 07
Daily Breakfast, Buffet Style
8 Nights at Hotels in Standard Double/Twin Rooms With Private Facilities,
Visits, Excursions and Entrances As Mentioned in the Program
Regular Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Porter Service at Hotels, Excluding Days 1-9
Guided Tours in Oslo and Bergen
4 Dinners As Per Itinerary
Price Does Not Include
 Air
 Optional Excursions
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