Land of the Fjords

Land of the Fjords

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

6 Days/5 Nights

2019 Departures:

May 30
June 6, 13, 20 and 27
July 4, 11, 18, 23, 25 and 30
August 1, 8 and 15
Price per Person:
In a double room $2079
Single supplement $399
Package Includes:
5 nights first class hotel accommodation all with private facilities
Buffet breakfast daily
4 dinners -drinks not included
2 Lunches-drinks not included
Flam Railway
Luggage handling at hotels (1 piece per person)
Round trip transfers on scheduled days
English speaking tour escort
Deluxe coach transportation
Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Bergen
Meet driver and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Overnight Hotel Marin.

Day 2 Bergen-Voss-Flam-FlamRailway-Balestrand
After breakfast depart Bergen to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flam Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flam offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flam, enjoy a 2 hour cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Naeroy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Naeroy Fjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Naeroy Valley, across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. Fjord view room.

Day 3 Balestrand
After breakfast full day at leisure in this beautiful setting. You can visit the local aquarium, art gallery or shop for handicrafts. Dinner and overnight at the historic Kviknes Hotel in a fjord view room.

Day 4 Balestrand-Geiranger
After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjorland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jolster. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Afterwards a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour's cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

Day 5 Geiranger-Lillehammer-Oslo
From the top of the serpentine road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vaga, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjosa, Norway's largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner included this evening. Accommodation at the Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza.

Day 6 Oslo-Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport or you can extend your stay in Oslo or continue to Copenhagen or Stockholm.

Additional nights in Bergen and/or Oslo available.



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