Rauma & Bergen Railways with Geiranger

Rauma & Bergen Railways with Geiranger

Depart:
Independent Tour-Land Only

7 Days/ 6 Nights

Daily June 1-October 31
Price per Person:
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Package Includes:
5 nights superior tourist class and first class hotel accommodation all with private facilities
1 night on Coastal Steamer outside cabin with private facilities
Breakfast each morning
Transportation as per itinerary-2nd class rail
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Arrive Oslo
Arrival in Oslo. Self transfer to your hotel. You will have the whole day to experience Oslo on your own. Oslo, the capital of Norway, is situated in the heart of Scandinavia, surrounded by magnificent scenery from the fjord to the forested hills. Already at the turn of the 10th century a settlement was built at the end of the Oslo fjord. During the 11th century this settlement grew into the medieval city of Oslo, an important royal stronghold, ecclesiastical center and commercial center. This makes Oslo one of the oldest cities in Scandinavia, and the only Scandinavian capital with an urban settlement dating back to the Viking Ages. Many historical remnants and ruins from ancient Oslo can be found in the Memorial Park. The city has a fascinating, interesting and dramatic history. Museums and collections of international fame depicts this history, and are among the most interesting and popular sights in today's Oslo. The city offers a variety of shops, museums, and fine restaurants. The main street with its vendors and musicians adds a unique color and charm to this fascinating city. Overnight Hotel Rica Oslo or similar.

Day 2 Oslo-Andalsnes-Geiranger
After breakfast short walk to the railway station. At 08:07 go by train through typical Norwegian farm land and along the shores of Lake Mjosa to Lillehammer. This is the charming city that hosted the 1994 winter Olympics. Continue through the Gudbrandsdalen valley, with it's ancient homesteads, to Otta and Dombas. Change trains there. Continue with the Rauma Railway. The train takes you through picturesque mountains, over imposing bridges and through tunnels that turn through 180 degrees. On the way down to the bottom of the Romsdal valley, the mountains become higher and wilder, with waterfalls full of glacial melt water cascading in gushing torrents down the mountain sides. The train passes the tallest rock face in Europe, the Trollveggen, which towers 1,000m (3,281 feet) above the track. The line terminates at Andalsnes, the alpine town by the fjord. Upon arrival in Andalsnes continue with a bus. You will drive up the famous Trollstigen mountain road. From Linge ferry to Eidsdal. Continue on the beautiful Eagle Road with its amazing view over Geiranger and the Geiranger Fjord. You can visit the Fjordcenter of Geiranger where you can watch a beautiful movie about the Fjordarea as well as the exhibition about life in Geirangerfjord. The fjord has been on the UNESCO world heritage list since 2005. Overnight Geiranger Hotel-fjordview room or similar.

Day 3 Geiranger-Alesund-Coastal Steamer
Today you will experience one of the highlights on your journey. You will take a 1 hour ferry cruise on the Geiranger fjord to Hellesylt. During the tour on probably the most beautiful fjord in Norway you will see mountain farms and the water fall "The Seven Sisters". From Hellesylt continue by bus through the Norangs Valley. You will reach the Hjorundfjord and from here you will take a boat to Alesund. Arrival in Alesund at 10pm. At midnight board Hurtigruten (coastal steamer) where you will spend the night.

Day 4 Coastal Steamer-Bergen
By breakfast time you are in Floro where you make a short stop. Head south through the picturesque skerries which protect the mouths of the fjords. To the east are the mountains, majestic with snow-clad peaks and sheer sides. Sail through the narrow Steinsundet sound at the mouth of Sognefjord, past the island of Fedje, Norway's most westerly point, and head west toward the oil refinery at Mongstad. You take the eastern route into Bergen, along the east side of Askoy with Radoy on the port side. The fairly new Salhusbrua pontoon bridge is an impressive sight. The pontoon section spans 1,220 meters and the abutments are 180 meters high. Arrive in Bergen, the city rising whitewashed and picturesque from the old quays. Dock at 2.30pm. Upon arrival self transfer to your hotel. Later we recommend a tour with the Floy funicular up to the Floy mountain for a great view over Bergen. Overnight Hotel Terminus or similar.

Day 5 Bergen
After breakfast full day at leisure. Bergen, "Gateway to the Fjords", is Norway's second city and one of its most attractive. It has a delightful natural setting, with seven imposing mountains surrounding it on three sides and the island-dotted North Sea on the fourth. On a clear day, the approach to the city by sea or air is a rewarding experience, the rocky islets and towering mountains form a dramatic backdrop for the rainbow-painted houses clinging to the sides of the mountains all the way down to the waterfront. Overnight in Bergen.

Day 6 Bergen-Norway in a Nutshell-Oslo
After breakfast self transfer to the rail station. Departure with the well known Bergen Railway to Voss. Here you will get on a bus taking you to Stalheim Hotel where you will have a wonderful view over Stalheims waterfall and the Sivle waterfall before you continue down the Stalheimskleiva road to Gudvangen . From Gudvangen continue by boat through the Naeroyfjord and Aurlandsfjord,both are arms of the Sognefjord, to Flam. You can spend a little time in Flam before you will get on the world famous Flam Railway. Acend to the Myrdal Mountain Station. From here you travel across the Roof of Norway to Oslo. This is one of the most spectacular rail passages in the world. Arrive Oslo late evening. Short walk from railway station to your hotel. Overnight Hotel Rica Oslo or similar.

Day 7 Oslo-End of Tour
Tour ends after breakfast. You can extend your stay in Oslo or continue to Copenhagen or Stockholm.

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