Oslo with Sordlands and Bergen

Oslo with Sordlands and Bergen

Depart:
Independent Tour-Land Only

7 Days/ 6 Nights

Daily April 1-Septebmer 30
Price per Person:
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Package Includes:
4 nights superior tourist class and first class accommodation all with private facilities
Breakfast each morning
1 dinner-drinks not included
Transportation as per itinerary-2nd class rail
Hotel taxes and service charges
Itinerary
Day 1 Oslo
Upon arrival self transfer to your centrally located hotel. Remainder of the day is at leisure to begin your exploration of the charming Norwegian capital. Overnight Hotel Opera or similar.

Day 2 Oslo-Arendal
Breakfast at the hotel. Self transfer to the railway station,(we recommend taking a taxi.) 11:11am departure with train over Nelaug to Arendal. Along the beautiful southern coast of Norway, you find the small town Arendal. Though there are only about 39,000 inhabitants in this municipality, you'll find a big city atmosphere during the summer months. Then, this town really comes to life with numerous activities from May through August. Every week can offer something special such as the Boat Fair in May, Children's culture week in June or International Market and Canal Street and the Arendal jazz and blues festival in July. During the summer months, about 150,000 tourists make it to this little town. The southern coast is famous for the sun, boat life and swimming, but there are many more activities available. Some are offered 12 months a year, some are season-based. Activities range from diving, sightseeing, and fishing, to museums, art galleries and guided town tours. If you want peace and quiet, spend a day in the inland area. Go swimming in fresh water, do some fishing or take a walk along the many walking paths. Bring a camera and you'll make your own souvenirs. Bring a picnic basket or have lunch at a cafe, there are many different places to choose from. Overnight Hotel Tyholmen or similar.

Day 3 Arendal-Kvinesdal
After breakfast 9.30am departure with the railway over Nelayg and Kristiansand to Storekvina. 12:42pm arrival in Storekvina, here you will be picked up and brought to your hotel. Dinner and overnight Utiskten or similar. The Utsikten Hotel is its own experience. You can play some golf or take a walk in the beautiful landscape.

Day 4 Kvinesdal-Stavanger-Bergen
Transfer to the Storekvina railway station. 9:05am departure by train to Stavanger (Monday-Saturday) 11:05am Arrival in Stavanger. or 12:42pm departure by train to Stavanger (Monday- Sunday) 3:02pm arrival in Stavanger. In 1125, work began on Stavanger Cathedral and in the same year Stavanger was officially recognized as a city.. Before the Second World War, production of tinned sardines was the towns most important industry. The post-war years proved difficult until the 1960's when Stavanger became the oil capital of Norway. Today, after 30 years of economic growth, it has developed into a modern and prosperous town. The excellent economy has allowed Stavanger to preserve the special architecture and individuality. The result is a pleasant blend of new and old,a large but friendly provincial town with around one hundred thousand inhabitants. Cruise ships docks right in the center of town. From the pier the coaches drive through the harbor area with its quaint fish and farmers market. 4:45pm departure with express boat to Bergen (Monday-Friday 9:10pm arrival to Bergen. You can also take the 5:10pm departure with express boat to Bergen (Sunday)and arrive to Bergen at 9.20pm. Upon arrival self transfer to your hotel. Hotel Terminus or similar.

Day 5 Bergen
Spend the whole day in Bergen. 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. The Viking King Olav Kyrre founded Bergen in 1070. With its fortunate combination of sheltered harbor and proximity to rich fishing grounds, it quickly established itself as one of Norway's most important towns. By the beginning of the 13th century, it was Norway's capital, a status it enjoyed until the late 1200s. Economic success was further assured in the 14th century when the Hanseatic League, a German organization created to promote trade between the eastern and western parts of Northern Europe, chose Bergen as one of its four main bases. The League's offices and warehouses, the Bryggen (wharf side), are the only survivors of the four original Hanseatic Kontors (trading offices). In 1980, UNESCO designated this district a Cultural World Heritage Site. By 1600, the city was Scandinavia's largest, with 15,000 inhabitants. The locals, known as Bergenseners, are friendly and widely regarded as the most outgoing of Norwegians. They are immensely proud of their city, its history and traditions. Bergen is a city generously endowed with museums, galleries and other cultural institutions, the arts figure large in the city's life and it was a European City of Culture in 2000. Overnight in Bergen.

Day 6 Bergen-Oslo
Today departure with the famous Bergen Railway to Oslo. The Bergen Railway is a unique experience on Northern Europe's highest railway and presents some of the best scenery in Norway. The line ascends up til Myrdal and continues on the famous Hardangervidda Mountain plateau of 2900 sq. miles, lying at a height of between 3300 and 4600 ft. With its many lakes and a meager covering of pasture, it provides grazing for large herds of reindeer. By Ustaoset the line starts it's descent through the Halling valley to the resort village of Geilo. The ride continues through the Halling Valley along sparkling rivers and charming villages. Upon arrival self transfer to the Hotel Opera or similar.

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

Additional nights available.



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