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Land of the Fjords

Bergen - Oslo in 6 Days

6 Days / 11 locations in Norway

Discover Norway on this breathtaking 6 day tour through natural wonders and picturesque villages. Begin in the city of Bergen. Visit the town of Voss, where you will stop to view the enchanting Tvindefoss Waterfall, believed to the source of eternal youth. Cross mountain ranges, go on scenic ferry crossings, and relax while you enjoy the delights of cruising the fjords. See the world famous Briksdal Glacier, impressive waterfalls, such as the Seven Sisters, and journey along the banks of Lake Mjosa, the largest in Norway.

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Bergen
Accommodation: First Hotel Marin

Transfer from Bergen Flesland Airport or Coastal Express quay to hotel. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, a centrally located hotel close to the pedestrian shopping streets and within walking distance of the old Bryggen harbour. If you arrive after 16.00 (4pm) you will find tour information in the hotel reception, furthermore your tour manager will be present in the hotel lobby 6.30pm- 7.30pm.

Overnight at the hotel.

 
Day 2     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 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. Fjord view room

 
Day 3     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 interesting sites can also be arranged.

 
Day 4     Balestrand - Nordfjord - Loen - 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 beautiful 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. Afterwards a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque 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 accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

 
Day 5     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, before

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

 
Day 6     Oslo
Meals: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Airport in connection with your flight.

 
Day 7     Lofthus
Accommodation: Ullensvang Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy the day free at your leisure to explore the hotel and the surrounding area. You can adore the spectacular view from the hotel while swimming in the indoor or outdoor pool, or you can exercise in the hotel’s gym, play tennis, squash or try their golf simulator (facilities/equipments for hire at the hotel).

The hotel also offers impressive helicopter sightseeing tours (see optional tours), for unique and spectacular views of amazing fjords, majestic glaciers, roaring waterfalls and green valleys from above.

Follow your tour leader on a walk up the fruit trail behind the hotel

and get to learn more about fruit farming and local history. You may

extend the walk further to the Elvadalen for close views at the waterfalls at the very end of the valley.

For the hard core hikers, you can add an optional excursion and achieving advanced hiking trails, such as the Trolltunga, a demanding full day hike (10-12 hours + transfer to Skjeggedal).

In the evening enjoy buffet dinner at the hotel.

 
Day 8     Lofthus - Hardanger Region - Bergen
Accommodation: Bergen Bors Hotel
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Buffet breakfast at the hotel before leaving Lofthus. Cross the Hardanger Bridge again and proceed along the Scenic Route of Norway, going along the spectacular Hardanger Fjord all the way from Granvin to the Steindalsfossen. En route you stop in Steinstø for a visit to the local Steinstø Fruit farm, an idyllic family owned fruit farm in peaceful surroundings. Enjoy a tour of the farm followed by lunch including homemade apple juice. Just a short transfer from the Fruit Farm is the Hardanger Aqua Centre. Here you will do a short visit to the Fish Farm and experience salmon

farming in practise, before a 15 minutes transfer to Øystese, for a visit to the new exhibition centre for a deeper introduction to fish farming, which is a huge industry in Norway. The visit will include tasting of different types of salmon. The last stop before reaching Bergen in the afternoon is the Steinsdalsfossen, one of the most popular waterfalls in Norway. The Steinsdalsfossen has a fall of 50 m and is special because you can walk safe and dry behind it.

Return to Bergen late afternoon and settle in before your farewell dinner on a small island just outside the city of Bergen. Walk with your tour leader to Bryggen and board a boat for a beautiful trip in approx. ½ hour to the island Bjorøy. Here you find the Cornelius Restaurants, one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants. Enjoy the unique setting with view to the fjord, mountains, skerries and passing boats and ships, you will be served a heavenly 5 course farewell dinner before the boat is taking you back to the main land late evening.

 
Day 9     Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. End of arrangements

 

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
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Dinners As Mentioned
Sightseeing and Entrances Per Itinerary
Tour Escort
Transportation
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Luggage Handling at Hotels
Daily Breakfast
Fjord Cruise
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