Unique Fjords and Glaciers (Escorted)

One highlight after another awaits you on this trip through one of the most spectacular and fascinating sceneries in the World – with deep fjords, glaciers, picturesque villages and majestic mountains. The fjords of Norway is a highlight of any tour to Norway and this incredible journey will combine the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord, with a visit to the foot of one of the most accessible glaciers in Norway: Nigardsbreen glacier, which is an arm of the large Jostedalsbreen glacier, the largest glacier in Northern Europe.

This trip is a small group tour with a maximum of 20 travelers — these fill up quickly!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Bergen

Arrive in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords, for a day of leisure. Evening welcome with your tour leader. Enjoy an evening journey on the funicular railway known as the Fløibanen to the top of the nearby mountains for some stunning views.

Day 02: Bergen/Hardangerfjord/Norheimsund

Explore Bergen with a two-hour sightseeing tour, including the popular fish market, and historic Bryggen Harbor. Depart Bergen and head into the Hardangerfjord, the orchard of Norway!

Day 03: Norheimsund/Flåm/Balestrand

Continue via Voss to Stalheimen, situated on the very top of the Nærøydalen Canyon with a panoramic view over the valley. Drive via this scenic route to the idyllic village of Flåm, from where you enjoy a fjord cruise to Gudvangen. Continue in your coach to Vangsnes, crossing the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway and arriving in Balestrand for check-in and dinner.

Day 04: Balestrand/Nigardsbreen Glacier

Travel by ferry across the Fjærlandfjord, before reaching Jostedal and the Breheimsenteret Glacier Centre located by the Jostedal Glacier. The Jostedal Glacier is, the largest glacier on the European mainland. The whole glacier, and also some of the nearby valleys, is protected as a national park. In front of the glacier there’s a small lake, which can be crossed on-board the passenger boat. Unlike other glaciers, here you can get right up close. Lunch and entrance are also included at the Breheimsenteret GlacierCentre.

Day 05: Balestrand/Flåm/Oslo

Mid-morning journey across the Sognefjord again, this time to Flåm, before boarding one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world, the Flåm Railway. A spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has a gradient of 5.5%. Change trains in Myrdal and Geilo. Travel by coach for the remainder of the journey to the Norwegian capital, Oslo.

Day 06: Oslo

Enjoy a 3 hours city tour of Oslo including the Vigeland Park with its 200 sculptures, a visit to Holmenkollen ski jump for a fantastic view over the city, and a walk on the Opera house (no entrances). Afternoon is at leisure to further explore Oslo and why not take one of the local ferries to the Bygdøy peninsula and visit one of the many popular museums.

Day 07: Oslo/Departure

After a wonderful week in Norway, you’ll depart for home.

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Featured Sites

  • Bygdøy Island museums, including Vigeland Park, Viking Ship Museum, and more (Oslo)
  • Oslo Opera House (Oslo)
  • Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord regions
  • Fløibanen funicular (Bergen)
  • Bryggen Harbor (Bergen)

Locations

  • Bergen
  • Flåm
  • Balestrand
  • Oslo
Trip Info
Priced From: Starting at $2,315
Included in Price
  • Six overnights in good superior tourist class hotels including daily breakfasts and private facilities
  • Additional meals including 3 dinners and 1 lunch
  • Entrances and activities as mentioned in the program
  • Local guide for sightseeing in Bergen and Oslo
  • Services of an English-speaking tour leader day 1-6 inclusive
  • Coach transportation day 2-6 according to program
  • Ferry crossings Flåm /Gudvangen, Vangsnes/Dragsvik, Dragsvik/ Hella/ Dragsvik, Balestrand/Flåm.
Not Included in Price
  • Travel Insurance
  • Additional meals and alcohol
  • Items of a personal nature
Departure Dates

(2020)
June 07, 21, 28
July 05, 12, 26
August 02, 16