Guaranteed departure (Oslo-Stockholm). Travel comfortably in a first class touring coach and stay at 4/5 star hotels. This tour includes the capitals of Norway and Sweden; Oslo and Stockholm, as well as the Norwegian fjord region; Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord.
This tour can commence in: Oslo
Transfer from Oslo Airport Gardermoen to your hotel. Dinner and accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera, centrally located close to the railway station, the Opera House and Karl Johan shopping street. Your tour escort will meet you at 19:45 hrs in the hotel lobby.
If you want to start your escorted coach tour in Copenhagen instead of Oslo, please have a look at our Scandinavian Panorama tour.
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. Room with fjord view included.
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 superior harbour view and deluxe harbour view room, for more information please see add-ons.
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. Room with fjord view in main/modern building included. Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room in historical building, for more information please see add-ons.
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.
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.
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 and accommodation at Thon Hotel Oslo. Possibility to upgrade to superior or business class room, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel before heading south east across the Swedish border and through the attractive province of Värmland. In Karlstad, located by Sweden's largest lake, you will stop for lunch. Afterwards the journey continues through a landscape of forests and sparkling lakes to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. Dinner and accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign, a newly built first class hotel in the centre of Stockholm. Possibility to upgrade to superior room, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel before departing on a 4-hour guided tour of Stockholm. 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. The highlight of the tour is a visit to the City Hall with its impressive Blue and Golden Halls, where the Nobel Prize banquet is held each year. The afternoon is at your own leisure, with possibility to visit the famous Vasa Museum or to go on one of the popular canal tours. Accommodation at Clarion Hotel Sign. Please note that dinner today is not included in the programme, as Stockholm offers a wide selection of restaurants to choose between. Your tour escort will gladly assist with table reservations.
Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Stockholm Airport Arlanda in connection with your flight home. As an alternative we can offer a round trip cruise to Helsinki (please see add-ons for further details). If you are interested in a longer escorted coach tour ending in Helsinki, please have a look at our Northern Highlights tour (Oslo-Helsinki).