Visit Oslo and Bergen and stay two nights in the fjord village of Balestrand, located by the Sognefjord. Travel on spectacular railways, including the Flåm Railway, and enjoy a fjord cruise on the Sognefjord. Optional fjord & glacier excursion.
Arrival in Bergen, Norway's second largest city, according to your own itinerary. Bergen is often referred to as the Gateway to the Fjords due to its close proximity to the famous Norwegian fjords. Accommodation in Bergen. Possibility to upgrade to business class room in Hotel Category 1, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to explore Bergen. Even though Bergen is Norway's second larges city, it has the charm of a small town. One of the most recognisable sights in Bergen is the Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf with its wooden buildings and quaint shops. 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). We also recommend a trip with Fløibanen funicular, which will bring you from the city centre and up to Mount Fløyen where you will have panorama view of the city and its surrounding fjords and mountains. Accommodation in Bergen.
Breakfast at the hotel before heading north along the western coastline of Norway. After a few hours the cruise will continue along the Sognefjord, the world's longest and deepest fjord, to the fjord village of Balestrand. Arrival around noon. Accommodation in Balestrand (room with fjord view).
Breakfast at the hotel. Spend the day in Balestrand or go on an optional excursion to Fjærland and the Glacier Museum. Travel on the Fjærlandsfjord and experience one of the most beautiful fjord arms in Norway. Along the fjord, the old hamlets and farms are reminders of the struggle for existence in past times. Local busses will transport you to the Glacier Museum, where you will learn more about the glaciers and how the fjords were formed. From there you will continue to two different extensions of the Jostedal Glacier; Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen glaciers (not possible to walk on the glaciers). If choosing the full day excursion you will have time at leisure to explore Fjærland, the Norwegian Book Town. Return by ferry to Balestrand (June-August. See add-ons for details and price). Accommodation in Balestrand. (room with fjord view).
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning cruise departure to Flåm, Norway's only fjord village with train connection. In Flåm you will have a few hours at leisure. However, by adding an overnight in Flåm, you will have the possibility to join a tour to see the Nærøyfjord. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe, and has been added to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites (please see add-ons for further details). From Flåm you will board the Flåm Railway, which passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides from the Sognefjord and reaching up to a height of 900 metres. From Myrdal the journey continue by train on the Bergen Line to Oslo, the capital of Norway (arrival at 22:30 hrs). Accommodation in Oslo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure to explore Oslo. The city offers many sightseeing possibilities, both by boat on the Oslo fjord and by bus (please see add-ons for details and additional costs). Oslo is a rather small capital and can also be explored on foot and by public transport. Why not take one of the boats departing from the city centre of Oslo to Bygdøy peninsula where several of Oslo's museums are located? Here you can visit the Fram-, Kon-tiki and Viking Museum. A visit at Vigeland Sculpture Park and Oslo's new opera house should also be included in any visit to Oslo. Accommodation in Oslo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Oslo according to your own itinerary. As an alternative we can offer a return train to Bergen.
If you would like to include Copenhagen at the end of this tour, we are happy to book our "Copenhagen, Cruise & Oslo" tour extension for you, with or without the night in Oslo.