Scenic Fjords of Norway 2018

Oslo Bergen Balestrand Fjord
With Extensions to Stockholm Helsinki and Copenhagen

Discover the beautiful fjord country of Norway with its crystal clear waters, imposing mountains and splendid countryside on this popular tour to the North of Europe.

7 Nights  - Oslo-Oslo
9nights Oslo - Stockholm
11 nights Oslo - Helsinki - Stockholm
13 nights Oslo - Copenhagen

10% discount on bookings made before 15 Apr 2018

Norwegian Fjord Tour

Guaranteed departures on Tuesdays
7 nights program: June 5,12, 19, 26 , July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 14 2018
9,11 and 13 nights program: June 19, 26, July 3, 10,17, 24, 31, 2018

Independent arrival and transfer from Oslo Gardermoen Airport to hotel in accordance with your flight arrival. Your tour escort will meet you at 7:45 p.m. at the hotel lobby.  Dinner and overnight at the centrally located hotel Thon Opera close to The Karl Johan shopping boulevard.

After breakfast visit to the famous Viking Ships Museum, then departure from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel. After lunch cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m., the highest in Norway. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord. Short ferry crossing, followed by drive around the Ulvik Fjord, a branch of the Hardanger Fjord, to the picturesque village of Ulvik. Dinner and accommodation at Rica Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.

After buffet breakfast, start of scenic tour along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Afternoon 2 hours tour of Bergen, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. You will also ride on the funicular to Mt. Fløien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below. Dinner and overnight at hotel Marine near the colorful UNESCO World Heritage old harbour, Bryggen.

After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss descending the Nærøy Valley, passing the amazing Stalheim Canyon to the fjordside village of Flåm. Board your train for an exiting ride on the amazing mountain Flåm Railway to Myrdal, a masterpiece of engineering ascending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent from Myrdal to Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of some exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After short rest in Flåm, start of approx. 2 hours cruise by boat along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sogn Fjord, 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. After disembarking in Gudvangen at the head of the Nærøy Fjord, continue by coach across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and overnight at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains.

Day free in Balestrand, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the outstanding beauty and nature of the fjords. The day starts with a traditional Norwegian buffet breakfast in the hotel’s elegant dining room. You may want to spend the morning relaxing on the hotel terrace, breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the spectacular views. We can also recommend a visit to the local aquarium and art gallery, or you may prefer to rent a bike or rowing boat from the hotel, or even go on foot up to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand, with its historic buildings and other interesting sites can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

After breakfast departure from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic tour along the northern side of the Sogn Fjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei at the northern end of beautiful Lake Jølster. Descend to the Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best views. Lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant facing the glacier. After lunch the tour continues around the Nord Fjord via Loen and Stryn, to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hour’s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord.

From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo  Dinner and accommodation at the Hotel Thon Opera Oslo.

For guests on 7 night tour Oslo - Oslo, this ends after breakfast, with transfers to Oslo Gardermoen Airport to connect with individual flight departures.
Guests on 9/11/13 nights tour continue by coach towards the Swedish border, crossing into the attractive province of Värmland to arrive in the city of Karlstad on Lake Vänern, the largest in Sweden. Lunch in Karlstad. After lunch the tour continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to reach the Swedish capital in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign, a new first class hotel centrally located.

The day starts with a 4 hours guided tour of the city. Famous sights include the Royal Palace, Parliament
Buildings, Cathedral, Royal Theatre, etc. You will also visit the enchanting Old Town (Gamla Stan) with its narrow cobbled streets and numerous antique shops. Highlight of the tour is a visit to City Hall with its famous Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. Afternoon free in Stockholm, with possibility to visit the famous Wasa Museum or take one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at the Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner today is not included, because our experience shows that in Stockholm guests prefer to eat out at a restaurant of their choice. Your tour escort will gladly assist you with table reservations.

For guests on the 9 night tour Oslo - Stockholm, this ends after breakfast, with transfers to Stockholm
Arlanda Airport to connect with individual flight departures.
Guests continuing on the Baltic Cruise to Helsinki have morning free in Stockholm. Afternoon transfer from hotel to pier, for embarkation on a luxurious cruise ferry of the Silja Line. 17.00 hrs: Departure of cruise from Stockholm, sailing slowly through the lovely archipelago past numerous small islands. Dinner on board. Accommodation is in 2-berth outside cabins (seaside) with shower/WC. We recommend bringing an overnight bag for this cruise, to avoid having to carry suitcases to and from the cabin.

Enjoy your buffet breakfast as you sail into Helsinki. Spend a whole day in this exciting city on the Baltic, retaining your cabin on the ship. Morning 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki. Famous sights include the Senate Square, Uspenski Cathedral, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall, Sibelius Park & Monument, Underground Temple, and much more. During the afternoon you can explore the busy market place or the many souvenir shops close to the harbour. Finnish crystal and leather goods are an excellent buy. 17.00 hrs: Embarkation for return cruise to Stockholm. Dinner and accommodation on board.

After a tasty buffet breakfast, arrive back in Stockholm at 09.30 hrs. Guests on the 11 night tour Oslo - Helsinki - Stockholm will be driven from the Silja Line terminal to Stockholm Arlanda Airport for flight home. To allow time for disembarkation, transfer to airport (situated 60 km. from Stockholm, security controls and possible delays, we strongly advise clients not to book flights departing before 1 p.m.

Guests continuing to Copenhagen will be driven through Southern Sweden to Lake Vättern. Stop for lunch at local restaurant. Tour continues via Jönköping to the city of Malmö. Cross the new Öresund Bridge from Sweden to Denmark, to arrive in wonderful Copenhagen during the early evening. Dinner and accommodation at the Admiral Hotel located near the Royal Palace and the old Nyhavn harbour.

The day starts with a panoramic tour of the city. You will see the Amalienborg Palace, residence of the Danish royal family, Gefion Fountain, Christiansborg Palace (Danish Parliament buildings), the old harbour of Nyhavn, and of course the famous Little Mermaid. Afternoon free for exploring on your own. Your tour escort will provide entrance tickets for the famous Tivoli Gardens. Overnight at Admiral Hotel.

Buffet breakfast followed by transfers to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport for individual flight departures.

Price includes:

7night program Oslo - Oslo

* 7 nights accommodation incl. daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except in Bergen) and Scandinavian buffet breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities.

* 4 lunches on days 2, 3, 6 and 7

* Panorama tour of Bergen incl. ride on the Bergen Funicular to Mt. Fløien.

* Approx. 2 hours ride on the Flåm Railway, Voss-Myrdal-Flåm.

* Approx. 2 hours cruise on the Sogn and Nærøy Fjords, and 1 hours cruise on the Geiranger Fjord.

* Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier.

* All ferry crossings.

* All visits mentioned in itinerary.

* Visit to the Viking Ships museum

* Luggage assistance at all hotels.

* English speaking tour escort throughout.

* Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats, etc.

* Transfers airport/hotel on first and last days in connection with individual flight times. Transfers to/from a different airport than the one mentioned in the tour program may incur a supplement

9 nights Oslo - Stockholm
All above mentioned services plus -
* 2 nights accommodation in Stockholm including 3-course dinner on first night only, and
daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast, rooms with private facilities
* Lunch in Karlstad on day 8.
* 4 hours guided tour of Stockholm, incl. entrance to City Hall, place of the Nobel price awards.

11 nights Oslo - Helsinki - Stockholm
All above mentioned services plus -
* Cruise Stockholm - Helsinki - Stockholm, in 2-berth outside cabin with shower/WC, incl. 2
dinners and 2 buffet breakfasts on board.
* 3 hours guided tour of Helsinki incl. entrance fees.

13 nights Oslo - Copenhagen
All above mentioned services plus –
* 2 nights accommodation in Copenhagen, including daily Scandinavian buffet breakfast,
dinner at hotel on day 12,
* Entrance to Tivoli Gardens
* Lunch on day 12.
* 3 hours guided tour of Copenhagen including entrances.

2018 Prices in Euros ($ rate varies depending the exchange):

7 night tour:
5-12 Jun, 12-19 Jun, 19-26 Jun,  26 Jun- 3 Jul, 3-10 Jul, 10-17 Jul, 17-24 Jul, 24- 31 Jul, 31 July- 7 Aug, 7-14  Aug, 14-21 Aug, Aug 2018
Price: Euro 2145 per person based on double occupancy

Single supplement: 
Euro 395

9 night tour:
Dates: 19-28 Jun, 26 Jun- 5 Jul,  3-12 Jul, 10-19 Jul, 17-26 Jul, 24 Jul-2 Aug,  31 Jul-9 Aug, 2018
All departures: Euro 2558 per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: Euro 565

11 night tour:
Dates: 19-13 Jun, 26 Jun - 7 Jul, 3-14 Jul, 10-21 Jul, 17-28 Jul, 24 Jul-4 Aug,  31 Jul -11 Aug, 2018

All departures: Euro 3048 per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: Euro 820

13 night tour:
Dates: 19 Jun -2 Jul, 26 Jun- 9 Jul,  3-16 Jul, 10-23 Jul, 17-30 Jul, 24 Jul-6 Aug,  31 Jul-13 Aug, 2018

All departures: Euro 3698 per person based on double occupancy
Single supplement: Euro 960

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