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Land of the Fjords

Land of the Fjords | Scandinavian American World Tours

ESCORTED - 14 GUARANTEED DEPARTURES

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Bergen | Balestrand | Geiranger | Oslo

English Language Tours start in Bergen on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Smaller Departure Size: 36-Person Max!
Weekly May 30 - August 15, 2019

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Bergen

Transfer provided from Bergen Flesland Airport to hotel in connection with your flight arrival or from the Coastal Express quay.

Accommodation is at a four star hotel in the center of the city by the Bryggen Harbor. Your tour escort will be available in the hotel lobby to answer any questions and make restaurant recommendations for your dinner on own tonight.

First Hotel Marin

NOTE: Optional extra nights on own can be booked with us!

Day 02: Bergen - Flåm - Balestrand

After a delicious buffet 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 descending 2,838 feet in less than one hour. The descent to Flåm offers opportunities for photos of waterfalls and spectacular scenery.

After a short rest in Flåm you will start a 2-hour cruise along the narrow Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, both branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest open 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 the village of Gudvangen you will continue across the Vika Mountains to Vangsnes for the short ferry crossing to Balestrand on the banks of the Sognefjord. Dinner and accommodation (fjord view room) at a historic hotel overlooking the Sognefjord.

Kviknes Hotel

Day 03: Balestrand - A Day in the Fjords

Day free in Balestrand, providing you the opportunity to spend a whole day relaxing and enjoying the 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's terrace 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 row boat from the hotel, or even go hiking to the nearest mountains. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand with its historic buildings can also be arranged. Dinner and accommodations at your hotel.

Kviknes Hotel

Day 04: Balestrand - Geiranger

After breakfast depart from your hotel by ferry from Dragsvik to Hella, followed by a scenic drive along the northern side of the Sognefjord to Sogndal. The tour continues by road to Fjærland, passing under Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei. 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. Lunch will be served at a nearby mountain restaurant.

During the afternoon the tour continues via Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you board the ferry for the 1-hour cruise along the spectacular Geirangerfjord. During the cruise you will pass close by some impressive waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters.

Dinner and accommodation are at a historic four star hotel, beautifully situated and overlooking the Geirangerfjord.

Union Hotel

Day 05: Geiranger - Oslo

Enjoy another delicious buffet breakfast at your hotel before leaving Geiranger. From here you’ll ascend the famous Serpentine Road with amazing views of the fjord below before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to the village of Lom, famous for its 14th-century stave church.

The tour continues alongside Lake Vågå to Otta, then descends the wonderful Gudbrands Valley towards the town of Lillehammer. Lunch in Lillehammer. After lunch the journey continues along the banks of Lake Mjøsa, Norway's largest lake, back to Oslo for another night. Dinner and accommodation are at a four star hotel centrally located in the city.

Radisson BLU Plaza Hotel Oslo

Day 06: Oslo Departure

Buffet breakfast at your hotel, followed by transfer to Oslo Gardermoen Airport in connection with your flight home.

NOTE: Optional extra nights on own can be booked with us!

 

Additional Information

Price includes:

  • 5 nights Bergen – Oslo
  • 5 nights’ accommodation incl. daily 3-course or buffet dinner (except for 1st night in Bergen) and Scandinavian buffet breakfast, in centrally located first class hotels (fjord view room at Kviknes Hotel), all rooms with private facilities
  • 2 lunches on days 4 & 5
  • Ride on the Bergen Railway & Flåm Railway (Voss-Myrdal-Flåm)
  • 2-hour cruise on the Aurlandsfjord & Nærøyfjord, & 1-hour cruise on the Geirangerfjord
  • Excursion in an open car to the Briksdal Glacier
  • All visits as described in itinerary
  • Luggage assistance at all hotels, 1 piece per person
  • Tour escort throughout
  • Transportation by modern deluxe coach with reclining seats
  • Transfers airport/hotel on first (#) and last (#) days to correspond with flight times

NOTE: Prices do not include beverages, extra items, or any services not listed in the program above. Transfers are ONLY included on tour starting/ending days from/to main international airports, any deviations including change of flights due to travel delay will result in transfers on own and at own expense, no refunds provided for unused transfers

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2019 STARTING PRICES | GUARANTEED DEPARTURES       View Escorted Tour Specials

*Prices are per person sharing twin-bedded room. English Language Tours start in Bergen on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Departure Dates and Information
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Tour dates & availability per 11/16/2018. All departures are guaranteed and in USD. Departure is a land-only tour. Guests 12 years or older are welcome; children 12-18 years old must travel with an adult. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed. All tours are guided in English.

Third person in extra bed discount! Deduct $50 from posted per person double room rates. Extra bed discount only applies to third person 12 years or older.

Land Only
Price

Single
Supplement

May
30


$2220 p.p. twin


$407

June
06, 13, 20, & 27


$2220 p.p. twin


$407

July
04, 11, 18, 23, 25, & 30


$2220 p.p. twin


$407

August
01, 08, 15


$2220 p.p. twin


$407

Tour Information

Tour Type:Escorted Tour
Price: from $2220
Duration:6 days
Cities Visited:Bergen - Flåm - Balestrand - Geiranger - Oslo
Departures: May - June - July - August

Tour Map

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