SUMMER TOUR: Explore the breathtaking highlights of Norway and Sweden with this exciting Summer tour. Starting at the gateway to the fjords, Bergen, explore Balestrand and ride the scenic train from Flam to Oslo. Enjoy picturesque scenery, waterfalls and fjords before making your way to Stockholm for an unforgettable Royal Canal cruise.
Welcome to Bergen! A taxi transfer will take you from the airport to your hotel in the heart of downtown Bergen. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Enjoy!
Bergen City Tour
After breakfast we depart on a sightseeing tour of this beautiful town. The tour takes 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 it has gained a place on UNESCO's World Heritage List.
Overnight: Bergen | Breakfast
Cruise to Balestrand
Bergen - Balestrand. This morning we embark on a cruise to Balestrand. On board we make our way through the King of Fjords - Sognefjord. With incredible views, this is a truly beautiful journey.
Upon arrival in to Balestrand the rest of the day is at leisure for you to explore this picturesque area. There are various hiking trails as well as culture and artistic activities in close proximity. Dinner will be enjoyed at the hotel this evening.
Overnight: Balestrand | Breakfast, Dinner
Optional Fjaerland Excursion
Today is free for you to explore the area independently. Why not join us on an optional Half Day Fjaerland Excursion which is available from 01 June to 15 Sept. We recommend that you book this excursion when you book the tour, as we cannot guarantee availability if booked upon arrival in Norway. By boat we can see amazing views of the steep mountains, 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 by coach to the impressive glaciers of Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen. The excursion concludes with a scenic boat ride back to Balestrand.
Overnight: Balestrand | Breakfast, Dinner
Flam & Myrdal
Balestrand - Flam - Oslo. Our journey on the Sognefjord continues today as we make our way to the beautiful village of Flam. After some free time to explore we join the famous Flamsbana - one of the steepest train lines in the world. On our journey we pass awe-inspiring scenery and make our way through fantastic nature, passed the Rallar road, up steep mountains, passed breath-taking waterfalls & go through 20 tunnels until we reach Myrdal, a mountain railway station and junction, located about 13 km from the village Flam.
From Myrdal we join a different train which takes us to the capital of Norway, Oslo. Arriving into Oslo late this evening we make our way straight to the hotel.
Overnight: Oslo | Breakfast
Oslo City Tour
This morning we meet our guide and embark on a 3-hour sightseeing tour of this vibrant city. Discover Frogner Park, the Royal Palace, City Hall and the medieval fortress of Akershus.
Spend the rest of the day relaxing or perhaps continue exploring this amazing city independently. We recommend you purchase a 24-hour Oslo pass, which grants access to most of the city’s museums and includes free travel to the Bygdog Peninsula.
Overnight: Oslo | Breakfast
Oslo to Stockholm
Oslo - Stockholm. After breakfast this morning, your tour leader will walk you to the train station for your journey to Stockholm via high-speed train (unescorted).
Soon you'll arrive in Sweden's vibrant capital city, Stockholm! Walk from the station to the hotel close by and check in, the remainder of the day at leisure. Walk along the main streets and explore the city of the royal family! Be sure to check out Drottninggatan (Queen Street), Stockholm's main shopping district, lined with shops, bars and cafes.
Please note: This tour is semi-independent in style from days 7 - 9, you will not be escorted by a tour guide in Stockholm.
Overnight: Stockholm | Breakfast
Royal Canal Cruise
This morning, you will take a taxi transfer to a nearby boat port and board a Royal Canal Cruise. During this exciting cruise, you will learn about the city and its long history. Stockholm is filled with grand buildings, palaces and a rich cultural history that dates back 700 years! Often, Stockholm is referred to as 'beauty on water' or 'Venice of the North,' and this cruise will show you why. The city is built upon 14 islands and is surrounded by the beautiful Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.
After the cruise, feel free to explore the city and make your own way back to the hotel afterwards.
Overnight: Stockholm | Breakfast
Our tour comes to an end after breakfast this morning. We hope you had a wonderful time with us! If you would like to extend your stay and explore more of Stockholm, or would like to book a departure airport transfer - please enquire.
Prices & Dates
Departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 4 persons. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to those who don’t have anyone to share a room with or anyone wanting the privacy of a single room.Read More
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.
Scandic Ornen, Bergen
Start your day properly at the Scandic Ornen by choosing from any of the 100 different items on offer at the hotel's breakfast buffet. Later in the day, come back for even more gastronomic delights and feast on fresh meat, seafood and vegetables from the restaurant's a la carte menu. Once you're thoroughly satisfied, head to your bright and breezy room, which has been expertly decorated with a neutral colour palette. For active guests, the hotel offers a well-equipped gym and free bicycle hire. The accommodation is just a short walk from UNESCO-listed Bryggen Wharf and Torgallmenningen Square.
Zander K Hotel, Bergen
With a stunning Scandinavian design, the Zander K hotel offers spacious and comfortable accommodation in a great location, just a short walk from the Bergen Art Musuem and the colourful Bryggen area of the city. Built in 2017 all rooms are ensuite with free wifi. Enjoy a bite to eat in the restaurant or sip on a cocktail in the stylish bar. In need of excersise? Not only can you use the fully equipped gym, the Zander K also has a collection of 20 free bikes for guests to use exploring the town.
Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand
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.
Dragsvik Hotel, Balestrand
The Dragsvik Hotel is a cosy and comfortable hotel featuring a terrace. Each guest room at the hotel features mountain views and a private bathroom. There is a restaurant on site that serves local dishes, as well as a common lounge for relaxation. The property offers activities for guests, such as hiking and fishing.
Balestrand Hotel, Balestrand
The Balestrand Hotel is a family-run hotel by the Sogne Fjord. Guests can enjoy panoramic fjord views, or take advantage of the property's large garden and private beach area. The hotel sometimes has concerts, or activities such as stand-up comedy, yoga, bingo or quiz night. Feel free to take advantage of the pool table or play board games. Each room features a seating area and private bathroom.
Clarion Hotel The Hub, Oslo
With an incredible location in the heart of the city, you're within easy reach of the best bars, shops, restaurants and cafes. The hotel has a host of facilities including a large gym, relaxtion and swimming pool on the the lower ground floor. The Clarion Hotel The Hub has a strong focus on sustainability and green practices, not only does the hotel look to limit reduce it's food waste as much as possible they also have a large field on the roof which provides microgreens and vegetables to be used in the hotel.
Thon Hotel Opera, Oslo
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.
Thon Hotel Spectrum, Oslo
The Thon Hotel Spectrum is a centrally located hotel, close to restaurants, bars and many of Oslo's cultural attractions. It is a certified environmentally friendly hotel and offers a continental breakfast to guests each morning. Rooms at the Thon Hotel Spectrum offer a cable TV and private bathroom. There is a 24 hour front desk, as well as a fitness center.
Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm
With 558 rooms onsite, the Clarion hotel Sign is Stockholm's largest hotel. The impressive building is built of granite and glass and was designed by a Swedish architect, Gert Wingårdh. Similarly, all rooms offer designer furniture created by Scandanavian artists. The hotel is located next to the airport and has a rooftop spa with a heated pool and bar available for guests. There is a restaurant on site that even has its own resident Swedish chef!
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