The Fjords of Norway

The Fjords of Norway

Depart:
Escorted Tour-Land Only

8 Days/ 7 Nights

2019 Departures

May 28
June 4, 11, 18 and 25

July 2, 9, 16, 21, 23 and 30

August 6 and 13
Price per Person:
In a double room $2799
Single supplement $599
Package Includes:
7 nights first class hotel accommodation with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers on scheduled days
Buffet breakfast daily
4 lunches-drinks not included
6 dinners-drinks not included
Flam Railway
Luggage handling at hotels (1 piece per person)
English speaking tour escort
Air conditioned transportation
Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Oslo
Upon arrival in Oslo you will be transferred to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza.

Day 2 Oslo-Geilo-Ulvik
After breakfast you will visit the world-famous Viking Ships. Afterwards departure from Oslo, driving via Honefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Voringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Dinner and overnight at the Hotel Brakanes, ideally located on the banks of the fjord. Fjord view room.

Day 3 Ulvik-Bergen
After breakfast, start a scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards. Travel via the towns of Oystese and Norheimsund, arriving to Bergen around midday. Lunch at a local restaurant. This afternoon enjoy a 2 hour tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbor with its gabled pack houses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Floien, for the best views of the city and the fjords below. Overnight at the First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the old Bryggen harbor and close to the pedestrian shopping streets.

Day 4 Bergen-Flam-Flamrailway-Balestrand
After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale 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, begin a 2 hour cruise 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 5 Balestrand
After breakfast full day at leisure in this beautiful setting. We recommend a visit to the aquarium, local art gallery or shop for handicrafts. Dinner and overnight Hotel Kvikne's.

Day 6 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 Fjaerland, 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 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. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier. After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord 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 7 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 and overnight at the Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza.

Day 8 Oslo-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport or you can extend your stay in Oslo or continue to to Denmark or Sweden.

Additional nights in Oslo available.



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