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The Fjords of Norway - 8 days

Escorted Coach Tours, Start in Oslo

Guaranteed departure (Oslo-Oslo). Travel comfortably in a first class touring coach and stay at 4 star hotels. The professional tour escort will guide you through the Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord, Flåm Railway, Geirangerfjord, Bergen and Oslo.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Oslo

Day 01: Arrival in Oslo, the capital of Norway

  • Transfer from Oslo Airport (OSL) to your hotel.
  • Recommended attractions in Oslo:
    • Vigeland Sculpture Park
    • Holmenkollen Ski Jump
    • Oslo Opera House
    • Fram Museum
    • Munch Museum
  • Meet with your guide at 19:50 hrs in the hotel lobby.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel.
  • Possibility to upgrade to business class room, for more information please see add-ons.
  • If you want to start your escorted coach tour in Copenhagen instead of Oslo, please have a look at our Scandinavian Panorama tour.

Day 02: Oslo - Hardanger Mountain Plateau - Ulvik

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Visit the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo.
  • Departure from Oslo by coach.
  • Stop for lunch in the mountain village of Geilo.
  • Visit Vøringsfossen Waterfall.
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Ulvik.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel

Day 03: Ulvik - Hardangerfjord - Bergen

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Ulvik by coach.
  • Scenic coach ride along the Hardangerfjord.
  • Lunch at a local restaurant in Bergen.
  • 2-hour sightseeing tour of Bergen.
    • including Bryggen Wharf, Fish & Flower Market and the funicular to Mt. Fløien
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Accommodation at First Hotel Marin.
    • Possibility to upgrade to harbour view and deluxe room, for more information please see add-ons

Day 04: Bergen - Flåm Railway - Fjord Cruise - Balestrand

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Bergen by coach.
  • Train Voss-Myrdal
  • Flåm Railway Myrdal – Flåm.
  • 2-hour cruise on the Aurland- and Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen.
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Balestrand.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.
  • Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 05: Balestrand - day at leisure

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Balestrand.
  • Recommended activities:
    • Visiting the local aquarium and art gallery
    • Renting a bike or rowing boat from the hotel
    • Hiking in the nearest mountains
    • A walking tour of Balestrand
    • Excursion to Fjærland
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Balestrand.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 06: Balestrand - Briksdal Glacier - Fjord Cruise - Geiranger

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Balestrand by coach.
  • Detour to visit the Briksdal Glacier.
  • Typical Norwegian lunch at Briksdal.
  • 1-hour cruise along the Geirangerfjord.
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Geiranger.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Union Hotel.
  • Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 07: Geiranger - Olympic Town of Lillehammer - Oslo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Geiranger by coach.
  • Stop for lunch in the Olympic town of Lillehammer.
  • Return to Oslo for the last overnight.
  • Dinner at the hotel or a local restaurant.
  • Accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel.
  • Possibility to upgrade to business class room, for more information please see add-ons

Day 08: Departure from Oslo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Airport transfer to Oslo Airport, Gardermoen.
  • If you would like to extend this tour, please have a look at our other escorted coach tours such as the Scandinavian Panorama, Northern Highlights or Grand Tour of Scandinavia.

Day 01: Arrival in Oslo, the capital of Norway

Transfer from Oslo Airport (OSL) to your hotel. Accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel, centrally located close to the railway station, the Opera House and Karl Johan shopping street. Possibility to upgrade to business class room, for more information please see add-ons. Your tour escort will meet you at 19:50 hrs in the hotel lobby, followed by a dinner at the hotel.

If you want to start your escorted coach tour in Copenhagen instead of Oslo, please have a look at our Scandinavian Panorama tour.

Day 02: Oslo - Hardanger Mountain Plateau - Ulvik

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the famous Viking Ship Museum before departing Oslo. You will drive via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the mountain village of Geilo. Buffet lunch at Bardøla Mountain Hotel. After lunch the journey continues across the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, where you will make a stop to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 metres, the highest in Norway. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardangerfjord and cross the fjord over Norway's longest suspension bridge. Dinner and accommodation at Brakanes Hotel, ideally located on the banks of the fjord.

Day 03: Ulvik - Hardangerfjord - Bergen

After breakfast at the hotel, you leave Ulvik and follow a scenic drive along the beautiful Hardangerfjord, famous for its many fruit orchards. You pass by the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund before arriving in Bergen around midday. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will experience Bergen on a 2-hour sightseeing tour, including a visit to the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled pack houses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. A ride with Fløibanen cable car up to Mount Fløyen will show you the best views of the city and the surrounding mountains and fjords. Dinner on your own. Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, a first class hotel ideally located next to the Bryggen harbour. Possibility to upgrade to harbour view and deluxe room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 04: Bergen - Flåm Railway - Fjord Cruise - Balestrand

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Continue on the famous Bergen railway from Voss to Myrdal. Board your train for an exhilarating ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering descending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent from Myrdal to fjord village of Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of some exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery.
After a short rest in Flåm, the tour continues with a 2-hour cruise along the narrow Aurlands and Nærøy Fjords, both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. From the sun deck or the comfortable lounge, you can 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 Nærøyfjord, your coach will be waiting for you to take you up through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and the Nærøy Valley. Continue across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful resort of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 05: Balestrand - day at leisure

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure, 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 or a boat tour to Fjærland and the glaciers nearby can also be arranged by the tour leader. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Day 06: Balestrand - Briksdal Glacier - Fjord Cruise - Geiranger

After breakfast departure from your hotel by coach, first on a short ferry crossing from Dragsvik to Hella, then along the scenic route on the northern side of the Sognefjord to Sogndal. The tour continues 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 beautiful Nordfjord, 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. Afterward a typical Norwegian lunch will be served in sight of the glacier. During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for a one hour cruise along the spectacular Geirangerfjord, 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. Dinner and accommodation at the excellent Union Hotel, overlooking the Geiranger Fjord. Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room, for more information please see add-ons.

Day 07: Geiranger - Olympic Town of Lillehammer - Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the possibility to digest the amazing view of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrandsdalen Valley to the Olympic town of Lillehammer. Stop for lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner at the hotel or a local restaurant. Accommodation at Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel. Possibility to upgrade to business class room, for more information please see add-ons

Day 08: Departure from Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport for your flight home.

It is possible to travel on a longer escorted coach tour if you prefer. Please have a look at our selection of escorted coach tours such as the Scandinavian Panorama (Copenhagen-Stockholm), the Northern Highlights (Oslo-Helsinki) or the Grand Tour of Scandinavia (Copenhagen-Helsinki).

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