We are pleased to offer you the ultimate tour of the Norwegian Fjords, a quality first class tour at a leisurely pace during which you will experience the fjord area whilst staying at 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 traveling on the famous Flam Railway and cruising the fjords by ferries and boat. In Oslo and Bergen, there is ample time to enjoy the amenities on offer and to get to know these cities, each with a distinctly different atmosphere. Throughout you will travel by first class coach and one of our professional Tour Managers will ensure you get full enjoyment of the tour. This fjord tour is one of the best and complete fjord tours offered today on the market.
Day 1: Oslo. Individual arrival to your hotel. Overnight at Clarion Hotel Royal Christiana.
Day 2: Oslo. Buffet breakfast followed by 3 hour guided tour of the Norwegian capital. You will visit the world-famous Viking Ships and the impressive Vigeland Sculpture Park. 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 and 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, renown 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-Oslo Gardemoen Airport. Buffet breakfast at hotel. Time to look around Lillehammer before continuing alongside Lake Mjösa, the biggest lake in Norway and on to the international airport outside Oslo.
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