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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 UNESCOÂ´s World Heritage List. This tour is bound to leave you speechless!
This tour is bi-lingual.
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.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we meet & greet with a tour escort who will be with you during the tour. We drive across HÃ¸nefoss, Nesbyen, and the beautiful Hallingdal Valley. We visit Gol and Geilo with time for lunch at Sr Holms and 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.
PLEASE NOTE: *The departure of June 25th will not be accommodated in rooms with fjord view. Instead rooms with mountain view are confirmed.
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, Haakonâs Hall (no entrances), the colorful and picturesque fish markets and the old Bryggen area. Evening is at leisure
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the stunning village of Flam where you will have the opportunity to board the world famous Flam railway (OPTIONAL) You may also choose to drive to the extraordinary and spectacular Stegastein Viewpoint 650 metres above Aurlandsfjord (OPTIONAL) or simply stay in Flam and enjoy the area at your own leisure. Before leaving Flaam we embark on a short ferry trip along the Sognefjord âthe longest and deepest fjord in the country. In the afternoon we will drive through the impressive mountains of Gaula, to get to Loen at the end of the day.Loen is a town beautifully situated between the mountains, lakes and fjords.Dinner and accommodation in the prestigious hotel Alexandra. The traditional and family-run Hotel Alexandra will be your home for the night and this evening we recommend you enjoy a ride with the sky lift just located next to the hotel. The view is absolutely breathtaking.
OPTIONAL: :Flamsbana (available for pre-booking)
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks. The 2-hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers a multitude of views.In the span of asingle hour,the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters abovethe ocean.
OPTIONAL: :Stegastein Viewpoint
PRICE: $55/PERSON, Duration: approximately 2 hours
An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flaam. The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route that runs from Aurland to Laerdal. This structure, which juts out 30 meters from the mountainside, 650 meters about the fjord, offers and unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding is hard to imagine
Breakfast at the hotel. After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, traveling by small motorized âTroll carsâ and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here we experience the glacierâs 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 3.00pm.
We leave Loen and continue our journey throughthe wonderful Norwegian mountains to Hellesylt to embark the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCOâs World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated amongst lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Arrival in Geiranger and check-in. 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 1920âs and 1930âs and they are still in excellent condition. Dinner at the hotel is included
OPTIONAL: Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europeâs largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen.
PRICE: $85 /PERSON
Available by pre-booking only
DURATION: approximately 3 hours
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we travel north to explore two of the most dramatic and visited areas of Norway; The Eagleâs road and Trollstigen or Trollâs path. The steepest section of Road 63 between Geirangeran dEidsdalis called Ãrnevegen, or "The Eagle Roadâ, as driving along its eleven hairpin turns at 620 meters (2,030 ft) above sea level feels a little like being airborne. At the uppermost bend is the most spectacular viewpoint of the road, Ãrnesvingen, offering breath-taking views over the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. Continue to Linge crossing the Storfjord from Eisdal and from here to the Trollâs path.Driving Trollstigen is a dramatic and exciting experience. Some places it's cut into the mountain; and some parts are built on top of stone walls. An impressive bridge in natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall. The road is a result of hard work and an impressive piece of engineering work dated 100 years back in time. His Majesty King Haakon VII opened the road in the summer of 1936.At top of Trollstigen there are viewpoints and steel walkways which allow you to get close to the dramatic mountains and waterfalls (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop en route (not included). In the afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included
Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by coach to the capital, Oslo. First visit 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 âtherefore it cannot be guaranteed). Continue via Lom where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12thCentury. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in at the hotel. Thereafter you will have the chance to join the group on a 2-hour guided Walking City Tour
Day 8 OsloMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel. English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Oslo Airport
*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 âfor a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.
Price IncludesAll 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
7 Nights at Hotels in Standard Double/Twin Rooms With Private Facilities,
Visits, Excursions and Entrances As Mentioned in the Program
Transfers Airport - Hotel -Airport
Porter Service at Hotels, Excluding Days 1-8
Guided Tours in Oslo and Bergen
Dinners As Per Itinerary
Price Does Not IncludeAir
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