This tour combines Oslo and Bergen with the breathtaking Hardangerfjord where you will spend the night in the charming fjord village of Ulvik. The Hardangerfjord region offers Norwegian nature at its most scenic, in addition to a strong cultural heritage. You will find beautiful fruit orchards, attractive farmland and a wide selection of nature based activities.
Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Arable fields, vast forests and the untouched nature areas. The city’s surroundings provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as increasingly by visitors. Accommodation in Oslo.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to explore Oslo. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. With the hop-on/hop-off Oslo cruise during summer you can easily go from the city of Oslo to Bygdøy peninsula where the Kon-tiki and Fram Polar Museum is located (please see add-ons for further details). Accommodation in Oslo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Oslo by train. The 5,5 hours journey from Oslo to Voss is part of the Bergen Railway, classed as one of the finest train journeys in the world. This railway connects the two largest cities in Norway and shows the diversity of the Norwegian landscape. In Voss you will change to a local bus, which will bring you through attractive farmland to the charming fjord village of Ulvik. During weekdays you will arrive at approximately 4 pm, but during weekends arrival is at approximately 8 pm. We recommend adding an extra night in Ulvik, with possibility to go kayaking, hiking or simply enjoy the scenery. Accommodation in Ulvik.
Breakfast at the hotel. From Ulvik you will depart on a cruise across the Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord at 11 am. Here you you will go on a 2,5 hours sightseeing tour by bus to visit the Hardangervidda Nature Centre and the spectacular Vøringsfossen Waterfall, Norway’s highest waterfall. In the afternoon the journey continues with a 3-hour cruise on the Hardangerfjord to Norheimsund. The last part of the journey goes by bus to Bergen, passing the impressive Steindalsfossen waterfall. Accommodation in Bergen.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Bergen. Even though Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, it is rather a town with the charm and atmosphere of a small town; you can walk practically everywhere in only 20 minutes and instead of tall buildings you will find wooden houses and narrow streets. Take a stroll along Bryggen Wharf before heading to Mount Fløyen with Fløibanen funicular for a spectacular view of the city. Other sights of interest include Edvard Grieg's home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum). Accommodation in Bergen.
Breakfast in the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.