Norway Fjord Tour From Bergen (Northbound) – EU722

The Norway Fjord Tour From Bergen is a 6 day guided vacation heading northbound through the Fjords. You will also ride the Flåm Railway and see the Briksdal Glacier. Plus visit many interesting towns including the Hanseatic Bergen and the Art Nouveau city Ålesund.

Two Departures Dates Only: Jun 23 and Jul 3

Visit: Bergen, Myrdal, Flam, Gudvangen, Skei, Briksdal, Hellesylt, Geiranger, Road of Trolls and Alesund.

Highlights:

  • Cruise on the most amazing fjords in Norway: Aurland Fjord, UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord and UNESCO-listed Geiranger Fjord
  • Maximum 40 Guests
  • Bergen Railway and the famous Flåm Railway
  • Excursion to the Briksdal Glacier in open Trollcars
  • Tour along the Road of Trolls
  • The Hanseatic town Bergen, the gateway to the fjords
  • The Art Nouveau city Ålesund, built right out into the Atlantic Ocean

Day 1: ARRIVAL BERGEN (D)

Arrived in Bergen at own arrangement and check in to your hotel in the city centre. At 19:00 meet with tour leader in the hotel lobby for a welcome dinner with 3 courses menu at the hotel restaurant. During the dinner you will get introduction to the tours and your fellow traveller. Accommodation including breakfast at Radisson Blu Royal Bergen, superbly located next to the famous Bryggen and local restaurants.

Day 2: BERGEN (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, meet with your tour leader and start a short introduction tour of Bergen by foot including highlights such as the famous Fish and Flower Market, the charming old Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, the popular Hanseatic Quarter and the ancient Maria Church. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Enjoy a leisurely afternoon in Bergen on your own. Accommodation including breakfast at Radisson Blu Royal Bergen.

Day 3: BERGEN – MYRDAL – FLÅM – GUDVANGEN – SKEI (B, D)

Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Meet with your tour leader and coach and drive to Voss town to board the train for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal.
From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to the fjord side village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. Lunch is on your own.

From Flåm embark the boat for an approx. 2 hours cruise along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. Disembark in Gudvangen, located at the head of the UNESCO-listed Nærøy Fjord, and continue by coach through the Lørdal tunnel, which is one of the longest tunnels in the world with its 24,5 km, and short ferry crossing from Fodnes to Mannheller. Pass Sogndal to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Arrive at the hotel late afternoon/early evening. Accommodation including dinner and breakfast is at the Thon Hotel Jølster.

Day 4: SKEI – BRIKSDAL – HELLESYLT – GEIRANGER (B, L, D)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Check out and drive toward the world famous Briksdal Glacier. Continue the journey up to the glacier in open troll cars and finalize with a short walk to give you the best views of the stunning blue glacier. Proceed to Hellesylt by coach along a scenic view of the Nordfjord. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier before resumed the journey by coach to the picturesque village of Hellesylt, from where you embark the ferry for a 1 hour spectacular cruise on the UNESCO listed Geiranger fjord to see the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. Take in the amazing views of the Brudesløret (Bridal Veil) falls and the Knivsflå waterfalls, known as the Seven Sisters and Friaren (the Suitor). Disembark in Geiranger and drive up to your hotel, stunningly overlooking the Geiranger Fjord. Settle in before buffet dinner at the hotel. From the restaurant you have a lovely view of the fjord and mountains. Accommodation including dinner and breakfast at the excellent Union Hotel Geiranger in mountain facing room. Optional upgrade to fjord view facing room.

Day 5: GEIRANGER – ROAD OF TROLLS – ÅLESUND (B, L, D)

Buffet breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a calm morning at the hotel. We warmly recommend a visit to the hotel´s pool and spa area and the vintage car collection. Leave the hotel at 10:00 and drive up the impressive Eagles Road as you enjoy magnificent views of Geiranger below. Short ferry crossing from Eidsdal to Linge, and continue along the national tourist road Trollstigen (Road of Trolls) with scenic route goes through west Norwegian nature at its most powerful, with a dizzying view of high and mighty mountainsides, deep fjords and fertile valleys. Enjoy lunch at local eatery over looking beautiful Isterdalen Valley. After lunch proceed by coach passing Romsdalsfjord and Storfjorden en route to Ålesund. Check in to your hotel before following your tour leader on a walking tour through the charming buildings and unique Ålesund’s pedestrian street full of interesting stories. Ålesund is built right out into the Atlantic Ocean at the centre of a group of islands. In 1905 it was devastated by fire but was rebuilt within 3 years in the fashionable style of the time, Art Nouveau. This evening you will enjoy a farewell dinner in cozy local restaurant close to your hotel. Accommodation including breakfast at Quality Hotel Ålesund or Scandic Parken Ålesund, modern hotel in central Ålesund.

Day 6: DEPARTURE ÅLESUND (B)

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and the end of services.

Includes:

  • English speaking  tour manager from day 1 to day 6
  • 5 night’s accommodation at hotels in standard room including breakfast
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels while with the group
  • 3 courses welcome and farewell dinner in Bergen and Ålesund
  • Buffet dinner at fjord hotels x 2
  • 2 x lunch (2 courses) in local eateries/cafes on day 4 and 5
  • Roundtrip ride with the Fløi Funicular in Bergen
  • Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier
  • Modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts
  • 2 hours cruise on the Aurland Fjord and the UNESCO-listed Nærøy Fjord
  • 1 hour cruise on the UNESCO – listed Geiranger fjord
  • Bergen Railway, Voss-Myrdal
  • Flåm Railway, Myrdal-Flåm

Excludes:

  • Use of minibar
  • Laundry
  • Tips for driver and City Guide (recommended approx. €1-2 per day)
  • Arrival and departure transfers

Price Per Person in Euro:

  • Staying in a Double Room – €1750
  • Single supplement €470

First class and historic hotels:

• Bergen Børs Hotel
• Union Hotel Geiranger
• Kviknes Hotel
• Hotel Ullensvang

Options Available:

  • Transfers
  • Pre and Post Night Accommodation
  • Room upgrades to Superior and Deluxe
  • Geiranger RIB boat or Kayaking
  • Hardanger Helicopter ride
  • Oslo Extension

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