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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
After a wonderful week in Norway, you’ll depart for home.
June 07, 21, 28
July 05, 12, 26
August 02, 16