Unique Norway through the Fjords
From $1905 Per Person
Escorted, 7 Days/6 Nights
One highlight after another awaits you on this trip through one of the most spectacular and fascinating scenery in the World - with deep fjords, glaciers, picturesque villages, and majestic mountains. The fjords of Norway is a highlight of any tour to Norway and this incredible journey will combine the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord, with a visit to the foot of one of the most accessible glaciers in Norway: Nigardsbreen glacier which is an arm of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier, the largest glacier in Northern Europe.
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Tour Dates: TBA for 2018 (Note: This tour can be customized for a private group departure. If interested, please inquire.)
Day 1: Arrival in Bergen
Own arrangements on arrival and remainder of day at leisure. Bergen, the gateway to the fjords is a great way to begin your escorted tour of Norway. Evening welcome meeting with tour leader. Optional evening journey on the funicular railway known as Floibanen to the top of the nearby mountains for some stunning views. (supplement applies). Overnight Bergen
Day 2: Bergen - Hardangerfjord - Norheimsund
Morning, 2 hr sightseeing tour of Bergen, including the popular fish market, and the historical part of Bergen known as Bryggen. Depart Bergen and head into the beautiful Hardangerfjord, the orchard of Norway. Dinner and overnight Norheimsund
Day 3: Norheimsund - Flam - Balestrand
Continuation via Voss to Stalheimen, situated on the very top of the Naroydalen Canyon with a panoramic view over the valley. Drive via the panoramic route to the idyllic village of Flam, from where you enjoy a fjord cruise to Gudvangen. Continue in your coach to Vangsnes, crossing the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway and arriving in Balestrand. Dinner and overnight Balestrand
Day 4: Day trip to Glacier Museum/ Fjarland
Travel by ferry across the Fjaerlandfjord, before reaching Jostedal and the Breheimsenteret Glacier Center located by the Jostedal Glacier. The Jostedal Glacier is, the largest glacier on the European mainland. The whole glacier, and also some of the nearby valleys, are protected as a National Park. In front of the glacier there's a small lake, which can be crossed on-board the passenger boat, or walk of approx. 30-40 minutes from the car park to the glacier and edge of the Glacier. Unlike other Glacier's, here you can get right up close. Lunch and entrance are also included at the Breheimsenteret Glacier Center.
Day 5: Balestrand - Flam - Oslo
Mid-morning journey across the Sognefjord again, this time to Flam, before boarding one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world, the Flam Railway. A spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The Flam Railway is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has a gradient of 5.5%. On arrival to the mountain station of Myrdal, you change trains and travel on the Bergen Line to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. Dinner on own this evening. Overnight Oslo
Day 6: Oslo
Enjoy a Three-hour city tour of Oslo including the Vigeland Park with its 200 sculptures, a visit to Holmenkollen ski jump for a fantastic view over the city, and a walk on the Opera House (no entrance included, if you wish to explore the Opera House, this would be paid locally). Afternoon is at leisure to further explore Oslo and why not take one of the local ferries to the Bygdoy peninsula and visit one of the many popular museums.
Day 7: Departure from Oslo
Breakfast in the hotel, room check-out. This is the end of your Norway tour. Independent transfer to Oslo Airport.
Or inquire to extend your vacation.
Your Trip Includes the following:
- 6 x overnights in good superior tourist class hotels including daily breakfasts
- Additional meals including 3 x half-board dinners and 1 lunch.
- Entrances and activities as mentioned.
- Local guide for sightseeing in Bergen and Oslo
- English speaking tour leader day 1 – day 6.
- Motorcoach transportation day 2-4.
- Ferry crossings Flam /Gudvangen, Vangsnes/Dragsvik, Dragsvik/Hella/Dragsvik, Balestrand/Flam.
Single supplement from $330
This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.