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Norway’s Classic Fjords

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Oslo
  • Day 2 - Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm
  • Day 3 - Stegastein Viewpoint and Balestrand
  • Day 4 - Fjærlandsfjord cuise and Bøyabreen glacier
  • Day 5 - Enjoy the amazing views as you depart Balestrand to Bergen
  • Day 6 - Departure day

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Journey beginning at Oslo, Norway and ending at Bergen, Norway

Available: 2019-06-01 to 2019-08-31 starting from $2311 AUD

Overview

Year after year, Norway’s fjords are ranked among the best attractions in the world and this tour celebrates them. For Scandinavia’s most thrilling sightseeing, this classic self-guided fjord tour will have you sailing under towering fjord cliffs, RIB boating along the fjords and finding surviving traditions in remote farm hamlets. Delve into the Hanseatic heritage and enjoy the salty hospitality of Norway’s historic capital, Bergen.

Enjoy boutique historic hotels and many inclusions on this classic Norwegian tour.

Highlights of this tour include:

  • Sognefjord in a Nutshell from Flåm via Balestrand to Bergen
  • Flåm Railway Myrdal – Flåm
  • Heritage Taste Fjord Safari in Flåm
  • Stegastein Viewpoint excursion in Flåm
  • Half-day excursion on Fjærlandsfjord to Bøyabreen glacier and Museum

Day 1 – Arrive in Oslo

Arrive to Oslo and make your own way to your central hotel in the heart of Oslo. The Norwegian capital has a great deal to offer for the discerning traveller. If you arrive early, we can recommend a walk around the centre of town to view the Parliament, the Castle & the Harbour area. Overnight in Comfort Hotel Grand Central or similar with breakfast.

Day 2 – Depart Oslo by early train and enjoy the spectacular journey to Flåm

Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal. The train journey over Northern Europe’s largest mountain plateau is spectacular. In the comfort of your train, watch fjord scenery with beautiful waterfalls, flowing rivers, deep valleys and mountains. In the afternoon, you check into the cosy mountain hotel in Flåm.

In the evening, head off for the Heritage Taste Food safari which takes you by RIB boat along the world heritage Aurlandsfjord and further into the stunning Nærøyfjord stopping along the way to try local farm’s produce.

Overnight and dinner at Flåmsbrygga.

Day 3 – Stegastein Viewpoint and Balestrand

After breakfast, join the lovely 1,5h bus excursion to the Stegastein Viewpoint, 650 meters above the fjord. Here you’ll get a fantastic view of the fjord landscape that will give you the truly unique holiday photos. After, you have time to relax or go for short walks in Flåm before departing at 15:30 by express boat to the idyllic village of Balestrand on the Sognefjord.

In Balestrand you will stay at the historical Kvikne’s hotel where the Kvikne family have been the hosts since 1877. Now a modern hotel with all the comforts, the hotel still holds on to its special old-time character and also hosts an extensive collection of artworks and antiques worth a look. Dinner and overnight at the Kvikne’s hotel.

Day 4 – Fjærlandsfjord cuise and Bøyabreen glacier

After breakfast, join a cruise on the Fjaerland fjord, also known as "the green fjord" to Fjaerland passing tiny villages, waterfalls and steep mountains along the journey. From Fjaerland it is only a short bus drive to the Boyabreen glacier and the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Entry to the museum is included. After, return back to Balestrand and take the opportunity to explore the village and its surrounding by foot or by bike. Dinner and overnight at the Kvikne’s hotel.

Day 5 – Enjoy the amazing views as you depart Balestrand to Bergen

Take the morning or afternoon express boat out of the Sognefjord and south towards Bergen. With 5 – 6 hours on the water, you have plenty of time to soak in the atmosphere and the fresh air. There is a cafe on board with simple options. You can sit out on the deck on the upper floor with room to move. The boat moves pretty quickly and there are several stops along the way. Precipitous mountains, thunderous waterfalls and small homesteads that cling to the mountain sides are the framework of this boat tour.

Bergen is known as the "The Gateway to the Fjords of Norway" and it is a lively town with small-town charm and international feel. We recommend a walking tour via the famous fish market and along the Bryggen, the old Hanseatic wharf which is architecturally unique and listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. Also worth a visit is the Fløibanen funicular which will take you to Mount Fløyen for the best views over the town. Overnight Clarion Hotel Admiral or similar with breakfast.

Day 6 – Departure day

After breakfast, continue your journey onwards or home, or enjoy a relaxing stay in Bergen. Ask us for ideas if you want to extend your tour.

Inclusions:

  • All accommodation in shared double/twin room with fjord views, single supplement available
  • Daily breakfast and 3 dinners
  • Heritage Taste Fjord Safari in Flåm
  • Stegastein Viewpoint excursion in Flåm
  • Sognefjord in a Nutshell from Flåm via Balestrand to Bergen
  • Half-day excursion on Fjærlandsfjord to Bøyabreen glacier and Museum

Exclusions:

International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.

Enquiries

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