Oslo Bergen Balestrand Geiranger Norway Tour

   
 
 

Scenic Norway Tour

By Motorcoach and Ferry

Geiranger
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June 13, 20, 27
July 04, 11, 18, 25
August 01, 08, 15
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You may also take longer versions of this tour.

Please see:

Scenic Norway Tour With Stockholm, Helsinki & Copenhagen Tour - 14 days, Oslo to Copenhagen

Scenic Norway & Stockholm Tour - 10 days, Oslo to Stockhom

Scenic Norway With Stockholm & Helsinki - 12 days, Oslo to Stockholm

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Oslo
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Meals: Dinner

Transfer from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival. Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo, centrally located close the Karl Johan shopping boulevard. Your tour escort will meet you at 19.50 hrs before dinner in the hotel lobby.

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

After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Afterwards departure from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel , ideally located on the banks of the fjord.

 
Day 3     Eidfjord - Hardangerfjord - Bergen
Accommodation: First Hotel Marin
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

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 at First Hotel Marin, a hotel centrally located close to the pedestrian shopping streets and within walking distance of the old Bryggen harbour.

 
Day 4     Bergen - Myrdal - 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 Aurlands 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 and surrounded by mountains.

 
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. Dinner at the hotel.

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

After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier. After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the icturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour’s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and ccommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord

 
Day 7     Geiranger - Lom - Lillehammer - Oslo
Accommodation: Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, efore

descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner at hotel or local restaurant. Accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo

 
Day 8     Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

The tour ends after breakfast, with transfers to Oslo Airport to connect with individual flight departures. Or, you can continue on the tour to Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen.

 

Notes

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is organized and operated by our Associate Office in Copenhagen. 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 Touring Coach
Regular Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
First Class Accommodation
Tour Escort
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Meals As Per the Itinerary.
Fjord Cruises Per Itinerary
Luggage Handling
Price Does Not Include
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