FROM: USD $1,945

Magic of the Fjords - 7 days

From captivating Oslo ride the famous Oslo to Flam railway passing dramatic scenery and huge waterfalls on the way. Discover picturesque Balestrand by boat and finally arrive in Bergen - the gateway to the fjords. Discover Norway's magnificent fjords in one glorious week.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Oslo - capital of Norway surrounded by beautiful forests and Oslofjord
Balestrand - idyllic Norwegian village on Sognefjord
The stunning railway journey through the mountains to Flam
Bergen - beautiful Norwegian city including UNESCO listed Bryggen old wharf and wooden buildings

Included

6 nights 3 - 4 star accommodation
English speaking guide
Guided sightseeing in Bergen
Ferries between Flam and Balestrand & Balestrand and Bergen
6 breakfasts & 2 dinners
Guided sightseeing in Oslo
Train from Oslo to Flam
Airport arrival taxi on day 1

Not Included

Items of a personal nature and additional meals
Gratuity for your tour guide. Tipping your tour guide is an entirely personal gesture
International flights to/from our tour start/end points and visas

Itinerary

Day 1

Oslo

Thursday Upon arrival into Oslo airport you will have the use of a taxi to your hotel in the heart of downtown Oslo. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Overnight: Oslo

Day 2

Oslo

This morning we meet our guide and embark on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of this vibrant city. We’ll enjoy views of the medieval fortress of Akershus, the Royal Palace, Frogner Park, City Hall and Vigeland Sculpture Park where we marvel at 3 Viking Age ships.

Spend the remainder of the day relaxing or independently continue exploring this amazing city. We recommend you purchase a 24-hour Oslo pass which grants access to most of the city’s museums and free travel to Bygdog Peninsula.
Overnight: Oslo  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Flam & Balestrand

Oslo - Flam - Balestrand. This morning we depart Oslo by train. Our first stop is Myrdal mountain railway stop where we board the Flamsbana – one of the steepest trainlines in the world. On our journey we pass awe-inspiring scenery until we reach Flam, where we have some free time to explore the scenic village before we jump aboard a boat for our cruise along the Sognefjord, the largest and one of the most picturesque fjords in Norway, before reaching our hotel in Balestrand. This evenings dinner is a group affair.
Overnight: Balestrand  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4

Optional Fjaerland Excursion

Today is a free day for you to explore the area on your independently. Why not join us on the optional round trip excursion to Fjaerland? By boat you'll get amazing views of the steep mountains, discover the lush landscape and green fjords. Fjaerland is the village where the fjord meets the glaciers, here we also visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum. Enjoy Ivo Caprino's panoramic film about Jostedalen Glacier and the fascinating exhibition. Continue on by coach to the two glaciers two glaciers, Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen.
Overnight: Balestrand  |  Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

Boat to Bergen

This morning is at leisure. This afternoon we embark our fast boat ride to Bergen - the gateway to the Fjords and a UNESCO World Heritage City.

Bergen is renowned for its a colourful waterfront of medieval wooden houses, this charming Norwegian town offers its visitors many exploration options, from cultural museums, people watching from its many cafes, to the not to be missed mountain trails of Vidden which can be traversed by foot.
Overnight: Bergen  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Bergen City Tour

After breakfast we'll depart on a sightseeing tour of this beautiful town. The tour will take us to the colourful fish market and for a stroll through the narrow lanes of ancient Bryggen with the church of Mary and the Hakon fortress. Bryggen has become a symbol of Norway's cultural heritage and it's easy to see why its gained a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Overnight: Bergen  |  Breakfast

Day 7

Bergen

Our tour comes to an end after breakfast this morning. We hope you had a wonderful time in Norway with us! If you would like to extend your stay and explore more of this remarkable town, or would like to book a departure airport transfer - please enquire.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates can be guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price.

Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
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2019
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Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Pre Accom - Magic of the Fjords
USD $180
USD $115
Post Accom - Magic of the Fjords
USD $205
USD $165

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Located right in the heart of the bustling city of Oslo, the Thon Hotel Opera is a colossal, high-rise building, with chic interior design and stunning views of the Fjords. Rooms are spacious and attractively decorated with splashes of colour and plush furnishings. For the more active traveller, there is a fitness centre located on the fourth floor. When it comes to dining, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast and lunch and an a la carte dinner every day in the hotel's glorious dining hall. The hotel is well located just 100 yards from Oslo Central Station and 350 yards from the Opera House.

Scandic Holberg, Oslo

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The tastefully decorated Scandic Holberg hotel is a beacon of modernity and comfort. Rooms come in a variety of sizes but all are equipped with excellent facilities such as an ensuite, WiFi, wardrobe and air conditioning. Some rooms also come with a balcony and TV. Breakfast is served in buffet form every morning, ensuring that guests can stock up on energy before they start their day. The hotel also has a number of well-appointed meeting and conference rooms. The accommodation is situated just 550 yards from the royal palace and within walking distance of myriad restaurants and parks.

Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

Sitting on the edge of a picturesque lake, the Kviknes Hotel offers spectacular, panoramic views of the surrounding Sognefjord from the comfort of an exquisitely maintained 18th century property. Rooms are simple yet pleasant and come equipped with a range of modern amenities, including a cable TV and an en suite. Some rooms also come with a balcony. Wandering through the hotel, guests can marvel at the antique art pieces in the corridors and sample delicious international flavours in the restaurant. Hiking and fishing excursions are available in the immediate surrounding area.

Scandic Neptun, Bergen

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Homely and spacious rooms with plush furniture come as standard at the Scandic Neptun hotel, which is located in central Bergen, just minutes from the picturesque Bryggen area. Guests can treat themselves to a range of delicious and freshly prepared dishes in any of the hotel's three restaurants before retiring to the Ludvig Vin & Champagnebar for a refreshing beverage among friends. Business travellers are well provided for with several meeting rooms, hosting up to around 120 people. The hotel is well located in the heart of Bergen, just 250 yards from Torgallmenningen Square.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Oslo
Ends
Bergen
Departs
Thursdays (May - October)
Hotel Rating
3 - 4 star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - tour guide escorted
Meals
Breakfast: 6, Dinner: 2
Visiting
Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen
Countries
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