We are pleased to offer you the ultimate tour of Norway - a quality first class tour at a leisurely pace during which you will experience beauty while staying at very good first class hotels. The scenic highlights include the longest fjord in Norway - The Sognefjord, the Geirangerfjord and the Briksdal Glacier. In the area of the Fjords your accommodation will be at hotels belonging to "The Prominent Hotels of the Fjords of Norway". You will be travelling on the famous Flåm Railway and cruising the fjords by ferries and boat. Bergen, the Capital of the fjords, will surprise and enchant you. In Oslo, there is ample time to enjoy the amenities on offer. If you wish to have a total tour of Scandinavia including the Land of the Midnight Sun, we offer extensions to North Cape and Laponia. If you are interested in travelling further East we also offer extensions to Helsinki and to Russia.
Day 1: Oslo
Individual arrival to your hotel. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania.
Day 2: Oslo
Buffet breakfast.. You will be picked up in the morning for your sightseeing tour. Visit the world-famouus Viking Ships and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. Afternoon free for your own activities. Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Royal Christiania in the centre of Oslo.
Day 3: Oslo
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Day free in Oslo. The bustling Aker Brygge Harbour, the Akershus Fortress, and other popular attractions are all within walking distance of your hotel. Your tour escort will assist you in planning your day and offer optional excursions. Accommodation at hotel.
Day 4: Oslo-Lofthus
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure from Oslo, driving to the mountain resort of Geilo for a stop. The tour continues skirting the wild Hardanger Mountain Pleateau, stopping at Fossli to admire Norway´s highest waterfall, Vöringsfoss, with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descent to the lovely Hardanger Fjord where you will be spending the night at the traditional Ullensvang Hotel, situated at the water´s edge. Dinner and accommodation at hotel.
Day 5: Lofthus-Bergen
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Short ferry crossing, before continuing via Norheimsund to Bergen, capital of Western Norway and gateway to the fjords. In the afternoon you will have a 3 hours city tour of this beautiful Old Hansa Town, surrounded by 7 mountains. The tour escort will show you the Old Bryggen Area and the popular Fish & Flower Market, the ancient Maria Church, Hanseatic Quarter, Old Bryggen Harbour and other famous sights. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located.
Day 6: Bergen-Balestrand
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today your coach will take you on a scenic tour to the Sognefjord starting with a train journey from Voss to Flåm. This train journey is one of the most famous in Norway and gives fantastic views of the fjord. In Flåm you will take a 2 hours cruise along the Aurlands, Naeröy and Sognefjord. (This cruise does not operate on the last tour 16th of September and you will travel by coach). After this you have a breathtaking ascent of the Stalhemi Canyon, with impressive views of the Naeroy Valley, its mountain peaks and waterfalls. Continue by coach over the Vika mountains to Vangsnes, followed by a short ferry crossing of the Sognefjord. Arrival in Balestrand in time for dinner and accommodation at the magnificent Kvikne´s Hotel, beautifully located overlooking the fjord.
Day 7: Balestrand-Loen
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Departure from your hotel by ferry, for a one hour´s cruise along the fjord to Fjaerland. Visit the glacier Museum. Continue by coach along the scenic route, passing under the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful 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 of views. During the afternoon the tour continues to Loen. Dinner and accommodation at the first class hotel Alexandra in Loen.
Day 8: Loen-Geiranger-Lillehammer
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Travel through Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you board the ferry for the one hour´s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord. During the cruise you will pass close by some impressive waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Disembark in the picturesque village of Geiranger. Visit the interesting Fjord Museum and continue across the Grotli Mountains to Lom, the following Lake Vågå, descending the remarkable Gudbrands Valley, reknowned for its old farmsteads and beautiful river, to the small town of Lillehammer, known to the world since the Olympic Winter Games in 1984. Accommodation at Radisson SAS Lillehammer Hotel.
Day 9: Lillehammer-Stockholm
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Time to look around Lillehammer before continuing alongside Lake Mjösa, the biggest lake in Norway and on to Gardermoen, the international airport of Oslo. We will take a non-stop flight to Stockholm of approximately 1 hour's duration. Arrival Arlanda Airport in Stockholm. Arrival transfer to your hote. Overnight at Sheraton Stockholm Hotel.
Day 10: Stockholm
Buffet breakfast at hotel. 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 hotel.
Day 11: Stockholm
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Day free - your tour manager will be able to recommend a selection of activities or optional tours. We suggest either a tour to the old university town of Uppsala and the small and charming town of Sigtuna or an excursion to the Royal residence Palace of Drottningholm. In the evening your Tour Manager will join you for a farewell dinner. Accommodation at hotel
Day 12: Stockholm
Buffet breakfast at hotel. Today your Scandinavian tour ends with check out before 12.00 hours. For those who continue with us to Helsinki, North Cape or Russia, a transfer will be arranged at 1500 hours.
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