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.
This tour can commence in: Bergen
Transfer from Bergen Airport Flesland or Hurtigruten quay to the hotel. 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. Sights of interest in the city centre of Bergen include the Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf, Fløibanen Funicular, the Fish and Flower Market and Bergen Aquarium. 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.
If you want to start your escorted coach tour in Oslo instead of Bergen, please have a look at our The Fjords of Norway tour.
After breakfast 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 Aurland- and Nærøyfjords, 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 the main/modern building is included. Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room in the historical building, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Balestrand, 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 before departure from Geiranger. From the top of the famous Serpentine Road, you have the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrandsdal Valley to the Olympic town of Lillehammer, where you will stop for lunch. After lunch the journey continues alongside Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo. Dinner and accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera, centrally located close to the railway station, the Opera House and Karl Johan shopping street. Possibility to upgrade to a superior business class room, for more information please see add-ons. Dinner at the hotel or a local restaurant.
Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport in connection with 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) or the Northern Highlights tour (Oslo-Helsinki).