Highlights of the Fjords - NEW!
From $2688 Per Person
Independent, 8 Days/7 Nights
Departure Dates: Daily, June 25 - August 20, 2019 & 2020 (dates may change slightly if UNESCO bus dates change)
This eco-friendly trip will take you on an adventure through some of Norway’s most spectacular scenery – the fjords. Breathe in the fresh air as you travel from Flam to Gudvangen on the new emission-free or diesel/electric ferries. Continue your journey to Loen on the UNESCO bus, and discover the innovative Loen Skylift that takes you to the top of Mt. Hoven in under 5 minutes. From your vantage point at 1011 meters above sea level you can hike, dine, or relax in nature’s best. Your journey will then take you to Geiranger where you can experience the awe-inspiring Seven Sisters waterfall. Get up close with a kayak or boat trip, and feel the icy spray connect you to a place beyond time and memory. Return south and venture to Bergen, Norway’s “West coast capital”.
NOTE: Personalize your experience with options to extend in any and all cities available on this trip. It’s one you won’t want to miss!
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Dates: June 25 - August 20, 2019 & 2020
Day 1: Arrival in Oslo
Arrival according to your own itinerary. Spend your day at leisure in the Norwegian capital. We recommend Vigeland’s park, the city center with the Royal Palace, and the pier Aker Brygge, from where you can take a boat to Bygdoy and visit the Viking museum.
Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Savoy or similar.
Day 2: Oslo – Myrdal – Flaam - Gudvangen - Flam
Today, you will leave Oslo and take the train to Myrdal and then the famous Flamsbana to Flam. Flamsbana is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. It 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%.
After checking into your hotel, take one of 2 ferries along the Naroyfjord to Gudvangen. Sail on the "Future of the Fjords" a first of its kind emission-free ferry, or the "Vision of the Fjords," a diesel electric hybrid. Shuttle bus return to Flam and enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Accommodation at Flamsbrygga Hotel or similar. Dinner buffet included this evening.
Day 3: Flam - Leikanger - Sogndal
After breakfast, you have the morning free to explore. Take a hike on your own, there are great trails with various route lengths starting right from the pier.
Option excursions: Experience a Fjord Safari on a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) boat and get a taste of the fjords up close and personal. Another option today is the bus tour to Stegastein viewpoint and back. Here, you'll experience a fantastic fjord view and closeness with nature. In Aurland vis a vis City Hall (Raadhus), alongside the Aurland Church. If you are interested in any of these, please inquire.
Later this afternoon, board the express ferry once again for Leikanger where you will transfer by * bus to Sogndal for the evening.
Accommodation at Quality Sogndal or similar.
Day 4: Sogndal - UNESCO bus - Loen
After breakfast, depart on the UNESCO bus that travels to Loen. Arrive mid morning. After checking into your hotel, take the Loen Skylift up Mt. Hoven in less than 5 minutes for a spectacular view. There is plenty to explore up top of the mountain. Hike one of the marked trails or just relax and enjoy lunch or dinner on your own in the Hoven Restaurant. Option to pre-book the new Via Ferrata Loen, if interested, please inquire.
Accommodation at Loenfjord Hotel or similar. Dinner buffet is included this evening.
Day 5: Loen - Geiranger
After breakfast, continue on the bus this morning to Geiranger. After checking into your hotel you will have the chance to experience the famous Seven Sisters waterfall. Take a fjord cruise, or choose the more active option of a guided kayak trip.
Accommodation at Hotel Geiranger or similar. Dinner buffet is included this evening.
Day 6: Geiranger - Sogndal
After breakfast, have the morning free to explore.
Option excursion: This morning take a morning bus trip to Dalsnibba. At Dalsnibba you can go out on the “Geiranger Skywalk”. Glass railings and metal grate on the platform floor provides spectacular views of Geiranger center, the Geirangerfjord and the mountains and Blabreen glacier. If you are interested in adding this to your itinerary, please inquire.
Later this afternoon depart by the UNESCO bus again for Sogndal where you will spend the night.
Accommodation at Quality Sogndal Hotel or similar.
Day 7: Sogndal-Leikanger- Bergen
After breakfast you have the morning and early afternoon free to explore. This afternoon board the local * bus to Leikanger where you will then transfer to the express ferry that will take you into Bergen. This evening, disembark the ferry and walk to your hotel (or independent transfer by taxi).
Accommodation at Orion Hotel or similar.
Day 8: Depart Bergen
After breakfast, depart by airport bus to Flesland airport.
Or, extend your stay! This itinerary is easy to add additional nights in one, or many areas. If interested, please inquire.
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- Airport bus from Oslo airport to Oslo downtown
- The following transportation in the fjords:
- Train Oslo-Myrdal
- Train Myrdal-Flam
- Ferry Leikanger- Sogndal
- UNESCO bus Sogndal- Geiranger round trip
- Ferry Leikanger -Bergen
- 7 night hotel accommodations including breakfast and taxes in double/twin bed standard rooms
- Buffet dinner in Flaam, Loen, and Geiranger
- Loen Skylift Ticket round trip
- Geiranger excursion to Seven Sisters Waterfalls by fjord boat or Guided Kayak tour
- Airport bus from Bergen downtown to Bergen airport
Not included, but can be added to your itinerary:
- *Bus transfers Flam - Leikanger, Sogndal - Leikanger (paid locally, schedules provided with final documentation)
- Additional nights in any of the cities listed
- Additional optional excursions listed
- Tips to driver and or guides
- Upgrades to larger, more deluxe rooms and or hotels (depending on availability)
Single Supplement: From $691
Accommodation at good tourist class hotels (3+stars). If any of the quoted hotels are fully booked, we will find alternatives of equal standard. Half board possible at some hotels; rates on request.
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.