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Legends of Norway
This tour offers the best of Norway's fjord country! You will visit the Geriangerfjord, Sognefjord and the resort village of Geilo and all the beautiful sites inbetween!
Welcome to Oslo! Oslo is the capital of Norway, theâ€śViking Capitalâ€ť, founded in 1040 by the Oslo Fjord, and home to many fascinating museums and beautiful green parks full of sculptures. In the very city centre you will find the Karl Johan pedestrian street, and donâ€™t forget to pass by the impressive opera house.
Individual arrival to Oslo and transfer on own to the hotel (or include optional arrival transfer). Check-In is guaranteed after 4 pm, in case of earlier arrival, the hotel can assist with luggage storage. At 6 pm, meet your tour escort and fellow travellers in the hotel lobby for a short introduction to the upcoming adventure through the Norwegian Fjords.
Overnight at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy, perfectly located within walking distance from the pedestrian street Karl Johan.
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leave Oslo by coach, driving along Lake MjĂ¸sa, the largest lake in Oslo, towards the Olympic city of Lillehammer, where the 1994 winter Olympic Games took place. After a brief stop in Lillehammer, continue towards Lom where we will have a photo stop to admire the 12th century stave church. Continue the
journey through the Otta Valley to Geiranger. Dinner and overnight at the beautiful Union Hotel Geiranger.
After a breakfast buffet at the hotel, embark on a 1 hour cruise along the spectacular, UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord with the impressive waterfalls: â€śthe Bridal Veilâ€ť and â€śthe Seven Sistersâ€ť. Arrive in the village of Hellesylt and drive via the Nord Fjord and along the scenic route to Skei. En route stop to enjoy a Norwegian waffle with coffee. Continue the journey passing the Gaular Mountain National Park, making a stop by the viewpoint before arriving at the idyllic village of Balestrand, located on the shores of the fjord and surrounded by high mountains. This unique spot is a good candidate for the most beautiful place on earth. The area is known for its fertile land and fruit trees. We will pay a visit to the Cider House to enjoy a tasting. Dinner and overnight in fjord view rooms at Kvikneâ€™s Hotel.
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Leaving Balestrand might be difficult, but ahead awaits two of the most famous experiences in Norway, the Sogne Fjord and the FlĂĄm Railway. Arrival in Gudvangen, at the head
of the NĂ¦rĂ¸y Fjord â€“ a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with small farms scattered on the steep hillsides of the fjord, cascading waterfalls, and towering snow- clad mountains. Board a 2 hourâ€™s mini-cruise of the NĂ¦rĂ¸y and Auerland fjords â€“ both branches of the Sogne Fjord,
the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Disembark in the fjord side village of FlĂĄm and after a short rest, board the world-famous tourist train FlĂĄm Railway, one of the most exceptional railroad trips in the world. With breath-taking views at every curve, it will take you up to the mountain station of Myrdal. In Myrdal, change train and leave by the Bergen Railway to Voss, where your driver will be waiting to take you to Bergen, the â€śCapital of the Fjordsâ€ť. Overnight at the Augustin Hotel or
Zander K Hotel, centrally located
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, enjoy a walking tour with your tour escort, covering the famous open air fish market, stroll across to Bryggen where the traditional wooden medieval buildings remain as in the times of the Hanseatic League. Rest of the day off
or join an optional, panoramic bus tour to the coastal side. Overnight at the centrally located Augustin Hotel or Zander K Hotel
Take a panoramic drive along the west coast through the fishing Island of Sotra up to for an opportunity to explore a different landscape and take in the wonderful views along this less travelled route
(Photostops along the way).
â€˘ Duration: 4 hrs
â€˘ $60pp (min 10 guests)
â€˘ Escorted by Tour Escort
After the breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, we will take the funicular up to the top of Mount FlĂ¸yen for a stunning view of Bergen and the surrounding fjord. Depart from Bergen and stop off at the impressive VĂ¸ringsfoss waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 meters before entering the Hardanger Fjord area with its romantic landscape of fruit orchards and rounded mountains. Continue on the
Hardanger Mountain Plateau, crossing the Hardanger Fjord Bridge for an afternoon arrival in the city of Geilo, a famous ski area during the winter. Dinner and overnight in the Vestlia Resort or Highland
Lodge beautifully located by the Hardangerviddda
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Drive back towards Oslo via the Hallingdal Valley. Upon arrival in Oslo, you will be taken on a city tour of Oslo with with your tour escort. Famous sights include the Frogner Park which is home to famous sculptures by the Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland, the Royal Palace, the medieval fortress Akershus, the Opera
house, the City Hall and much more. The day finishes with a visit to the Fram Museum. Overnight and light selfserved dinner at the centrally located Clarion Collection Hotel Bastion or Clarion Collection Hotel Savoy.
Day 8 OsloMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Individual departure and transfer from Oslo (or include optional transfer out). For guests joining one of our
escorted extensions tours to Copenhagen or Stockholm
and Helsinki, please see separate itinerary
Price Includes1x Cider Tasting
1x Geirangerfjord Mini Cruise
Multiple Photostops for Breath Taking Views
1x Entrance to the Fram Museum in Oslo
1x Return Ticket for Funicular Train Bergen
1 X Sognefjord Mini Cruise in Eco Boat
Tour Escort for Duration: Oslo to Oslo
Hotel Accommodation As in Itinerary With Daily Breakfast
Price Does Not IncludeTransfers To/from Airports, Train Stations or Piers
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