Ultimate Fjord Experience
From $2403 Per Person
Independent, 9 Days/8 Nights
Departure Dates: Daily, May 1 - September 30, 2020
This eco-friendly trip will allow you to discover Norway in the most intimate way. We have combined the splendor of the fjords with hotels full of history to create your dream holiday in Norway. Enjoy the delightful Norwegian scenery, local delicacies and warm and friendly welcome at charming hotels. Breathe the fresh air of the fjords, listen to the birds, and experience the flavors of local cuisine – just feel, this is Norway.
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Dates: Prices are valid May 1 – September 30, 2020
Day 1: Arrival in Oslo
Upon arrival, travel by airport bus into downtown Oslo. 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 Hotel Terminus or similar
Day 2: Oslo – Myrdal – Flam - Balestrand
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%. You will then take the boat to Balestrand and discover Sognefjord, the longest open fjord in the world. Upon your arrival, check in and enjoy the surroundings before dinner.
Accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel or similar (2 nights). Dinner buffet included this evening!
Day 3: Balestrand
After breakfast, you will have your day at leisure in one of the cutest villages in the fjord– calm and serene, Balestrand will charm you. Go for a walk or visit the Glacier (excursion not included – can be booked in addition) and relax in your hotel which has so many stories to tell. You can also stop by The Cider House for a sample of local specialty. Dinner buffet included this evening!
Accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel or similar
Day 4: Balestrand - Bergen
After breakfast, you will depart by boat to Bergen, the capital of the fjords. You will spend the day at leisure. What has made Bergen known around the world is its charm and atmosphere. It really must be experienced! Wander along the Fish Market and mingle with the people as they go about their daily life. Stroll leisurely to the Aquarium to see the fish, the penguins, and the seals. Walk the length of Bryggen to the old fortress of Bergenhus. Get to the top of Mount Floyen (town center funicular), or Ulriken, or any of the seven mountains that ring the city.
Accommodation at Orion Hotel or similar
Day 5: Bergen - Lofthus
After breakfast you will leave for Lofthus, first by bus to Norheimsund and then by boat to Lofthus. Depending on the timetable, you might spend your afternoon in Norheimsund, situated in the very heart of Hardanger. Try your hand at rope making and boat building at the internationally reputed Hardanger Fartoyvernsenter (entrance not included) or wander along the main street where you will find charming shops. In the afternoon, take a boat to Lofthus where dinner and a room with a fjord view await you.
Accommodation at Hotel Ullensvang or similar
Day 6: Lofthus
After breakfast, you have your entire day at leisure. We recommend you visit the church from which you have a beautiful view of the Folgefonna glacier, have a look at Edvard Grieg's Composer Cabin in the hotel garden, or wander in the fruit tree fields. Fruit blossom in Hardanger is an experience people never forget! Ullensvang is an area known for fruit farming, and in the springtime thousands of fruit trees are breathtakingly while during blossom.
Accommodation at Hotel Ullensvang or similar
Day 7: Lofthus - Rosendal
Today you will travel by bus to Rosendal via Odda. The village is known for the Barony Rosendal, a historic estate and manor house located in the village. If you walk in the village you will also see the Kvinnherad Church, a white stone church that was built during the middle to late 13th century.
Accommodation at Rosendal Fjord Hotel or similar.
Day 8: Rosendal - Bergen
After breakfast it's time to return to Bergen by boat where you will spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation at Scandic Byporten or similar
Day 9: Departure from Bergen
Transfer to airport for your flight home.
OR stay an extra night! Please inquire!
NOTE! This itinerary is customizable. Call us for suggestions or click here for our Custom Trip Planning Form
Possible to extend with extra nights; rates on request
Single Supplement: From $684
Your Trip Includes the Following:
- Arrival Bus transfer Oslo airport to Oslo downtown
- 8 nights' hotel accommodation at in shared double room and breakfast
- Transportation by train, bus, cruise, including historic Flam Railway (Oslo-Myrdal-Flam-Balestrand-Bergen)
- 3 dinners (2 Balestrand, 1 Lofthus)
- Transportation by bus, boat (Bergen-Rosendal-Ulvik-Bergen)
- Departure transfer Bergen downtown to Bergen airport
Accommodation at good tourist class hotels (3-4+ 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.
Children: 04-12 years, in an extra bed 75% of adult price
Price per infant 0-3 years in own bed 50% of adult price
Price per infant 0-3 years sharing parents’ bed free of charge
Discount applies to direct/consumer bookings only.
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.