Land of the Fjords

Guaranteed departure (Bergen-Oslo). Cruise along the Nærøy- and Geirangerfjord, visit the Briksdal Glacier, travel with the famous Flåm Railway, stay overnight in the fjord villages of Balestrand & Geiranger and visit Oslo and Bergen.

Duration

6 days

Transportation

Coach

Season

Summer

Tour Type

Guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Transfer from Bergen Airport Flesland or Hurtigruten quay to hotel.
  • Recommended attractions in Bergen:
    • Bryggen Wharf.
    • Fløibanen funicular.
    • Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen.
    • The Fish and Flower market.
    • Old Bergen Open Air Museum.
  • Tour leader available in the hotel lobby from 18:30-19:30 hrs.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Accommodation at First Hotel Marin.

Transfer from Bergen Airport Flesland or Hurtigruten quay to the hotel (only included if you arrive on the same day as the escorted coach tour starts). Accommodation at First Hotel Marin, centrally located next to the Bryggen harbour.

Sights of interest in the city centre of Bergen include the Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf, Fløibanen Funicular, the Fish and Flower Market and Bergen Aquarium. After 16:00 hrs you will find tour information in the hotel reception. Your tour escort will be available in the hotel lobby from 18:30 to 19:30 hrs. Please note that dinner is not included today so that you can choose your dinner restaurant yourself. Your tour escort will gladly assist with table reservations.

Note: If you want to start your escorted coach tour in Oslo instead of Bergen, please have a look at The Fjords of Norway.

Add extra nights in Bergen - From EUR 119 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Bergen to Voss by coach.
  • Bergen Railway, Voss-Myrdal.
  • Flåm Railway, Myrdal-Flåm.
  • 2-hour cruise on the Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen.
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Balestrand.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast departure from Bergen via Dale to the town of Voss. Board the train in Voss for a ride on the beautiful Bergen Railway to the mountain station of Myrdal. From Myrdal ride on the amazing Flåm Railway, a masterpiece of engineering ascending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent from Myrdal to Flåm offers opportunities for photo shots of some exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After a short rest in Flåm, start of a 2-hour fjord cruise along the narrow Aurlands- and Nærøyfjord, both branches of the Sognefjord. During the cruise you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. After arrival in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøyfjord, continue by coach through the amazing Stalheim Canyon and Nærøy Valley across the Vika Mountain to Vangsnes, for the short ferry crossing to the beautiful fjord village of Balestrand. Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel, superbly located on the banks of the fjord and surrounded by mountains. Room with fjord view in main/modern building included.

  • 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.

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. 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.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Balestrand by coach.
  • Detour to visit the Briksdal Glacier.
  • Lunch at a mountain restaurant.
  • 1-hour cruise along the Geirangerfjord.
  • Overnight in the fjord village of Geiranger.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Union Hotel.

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. Afterwards, lunch will be served in a nearby mountain restaurant. 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 1-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 Geirangerfjord.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Geiranger by coach.
  • Stop for lunch in the Olympic town of Lillehammer.
  • Overnight in Oslo. Recommended attractions:
    • Vigeland Sculpture Park.
    • Viking Ship Museum.
    • Oslo Opera House.
    • Kon-tiki Museum.
    • Munch Museum.
  • Dinner and accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo.

Breakfast at the hotel. From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the possibility to digest the amazing views 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 and accommodation at Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Oslo.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Airport transfer to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.
    • Not included if adding extra nights
  • If you would like to extend this tour, please have a look at our other escorted coach tours such as the Scandinavian Panorama or Northern Highlights tours.

Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport in connection with your flight home (only included if you depart on the same day as the escorted coach tour ends).

Note: It is possible to travel on a longer escorted coach tour if you prefer (please refer to similar tours further down).

Tour category

First Hotel Marin

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included:

  • 5 nights accommodation incl. daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except on day 1 in Bergen) and Scandinavian buffet breakfast, in first class hotels, all rooms with private facilities.
  • Room with fjord view in Balestrand (in main/modern building).
  • 2 lunches on days 4 & 5.
  • Bergen Railway, Voss-Myrdal.
  • Flåm Railway, Myrdal-Flåm.
  • 2-hour cruise on the Aurland- and Nærøyfjord.
  • 1-hour cruise on the Geirangerfjord.
  • Excursion in open car to the Briksdal Glacier.
  • All visits as described in the itinerary.
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels during the tour.
  • English speaking tour escort throughout.
  • Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats and seatbelts, etc.
  • Transfers airport or quay/hotel on first and last day to correspond with arrival/departure times (only included if arriving/departing on the same day at the escorted coach tour starts/ends).
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers