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The beautiful Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Fjords of Norway

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The beautiful Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Experience the natural beauty and allure of Norway during this thrilling, 11-day packaged tour from Oslo. Explore the vibrant cities of Oslo and Bergen, then witness the stunning fjords of Geirangerfjord and Hardangerfjord.
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Packaged tour

Highlights

3-hour sightseeing tour of Oslo

3-hour walking tour of Bergen

Geirangerfjord & Norway in a Nutshell

Hardanger in a Nutshell tour

Norway will leave you completely breathless with its jaw-dropping scenery from stunning fjords, majestic mountains to the incredible Northern Lights. Discover Norway’s natural beauty during this heart-stopping, 11-day round trip tour from Oslo. Begin your discovery in Oslo, Norway’s thriving capital and largest city. Explore the city with a guided tour including its highlights, the Viking Ship Museum, Vigeland Sculpture Park and pass by the national landmarks such as the Parliament building, Royal Palace and National Theatre. From Oslo, board the train to Domblas then change trains to the Rauma Railway until you reach Åndalsnes. From Åndalsnes, transfer by coach and make your way to Ålesund, where you will stay overnight. Then, board the Hurtigruten ship and cruise to the iconic Geirangerfjord, one of the most beautiful fjords in the world and Norway’s most post popular attraction. See the renowned waterfalls of “The Seven Sisters”, “The Suitor” and “The Bridal Veil”. You also have some free time to explore Geiranger. From Geiranger, travel to Alesund by bus then board Hurtigruten for Bergen, the second largest city surrounded by mountains. Enjoy a guided tour of the city including its picturesque wharf, charming wooden houses and cathedral. From Bergen, travel to Hardangerfjord, the second largest fjord in the country, surrounded by impressive mountains, thundering waterfalls and lush orchards. Travel from Bergen to Voss by train then transfer to Gudvagen. From Gudvangen, cruise to Nærøyfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most beautiful branch of Sognefjord. Stay overnight in Flam before returning to Oslo.

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Included

9-night accommodation in a Standard Room in centrally located 4* hotels
1-night accommodation in an outside cabin on board Hurtigruten, Ålesund to Bergen
Day use room in Ålesund in between arrival on day 6 to departure on day 7 of the program
Daily buffet breakfast & 3 half-board dinners (beverages are not included)
Private transfers with English-speaking driver in Oslo, Bergen and Geiranger
Private 3-hour sightseeing tour in Oslo on private vehicle with a local guide
Geirangerfjord & Norway in a Nutshell (shared, non-escorted tour)
Hardanger in a Nutshell tour (shared & non-escorted)
Private 3-hour walking tour with local guide in Bergen
Luggage handling from hotel in Bergen to hotel in Oslo (one piece of luggage per person)
Return tickets to Fløyen funicular in Bergen

Itinerary

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Day 1
Oslo

Arrival to Oslo airport and private transfer with English-speaking driver to your hotel.

Day 2
Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Meet your local guide at the hotel’s lobby and enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing by private vehicle.

You will start the day driving to the Bygdøy peninsula where you will visit the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with the world's best-preserved Viking ship, and exhibitions of ship burials of the Viking Age and unique Viking woodcraft, just some of the highlights of this must-see museum. Continue your drive through Oslo, passing such national landmarks as the Parliament building, with its two imposing lion statues at the main entrance, the National Theater and the magnificent Royal Palace, official residence of the present Norwegian Monarch. Your tour will take you outside of the city through charming suburban areas where beautiful homes are set within manicured gardens. A guided walk through the extraordinary Vigeland Sculpture Park, the largest sculpture park in the world created by one single artist, is invigorating and inspiring. The park covers eighty acres and was designed by renowned Norwegian sculptor Gustav Vigeland who created the over 200 iron and bronze statues. The sculptures artistically depict a complete human lifecycle from birth to death and are displayed in five different areas throughout the park. The gardens are vast and Vigeland also designed the impressive lawns and straight avenues flanked by maple trees perfect for strolling. End of the sightseeing tour at your hotel.

Afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast
Day 3
Oslo – Dombås – Åndalsnes – Ålesund

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, make your own way to the railway station, which is located near to your hotel, to board your train to Dombås (approximately a 4-hour journey) on the Dovre Railway. In Dombås, you’ll change trains to the Rauma Railway, which travels on to Åndalsnes.

A trip on the Raumabanen Railway from Dombås to Åndalsnes is a unique opportunity to experience some of the most spectacular scenery in Norway.  Once aboard the train, just sit back and gaze out of the train's large windows and enjoy the journey as you travel past magnificent scenery. From your seat, you can admire well-known attractions such as the Kyllingbru bridge, the Trollveggen cliff, the fantastic Rauma river and the Romsdalen valley.

From Åndalsnes, you will connect with the coach to Ålesund (approximately a 2-hour ride). Upon arrival to Ålesund bus station, you will make your own way to your hotel, which is located approximately 750 meters away.

Breakfast
Day 4
Ålesund – Geiranger

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, make your own way to the pier (at approximately 500 metres away from your hotel) to board Hurtigruten coastal cruise departing at 9:30 am into the Geirangerfjord, one of Norway's most visited tourist sites and has been included on the UNESCO World Heritage List, along with the Nærøyfjord, since 2005. Along the sides of this magnificent fjord, there are some abandoned farms. The fjord also has several impressive waterfalls. The two most notable waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord are ‘de Syv Søstre’ (the seven sisters) and ‘Friaren’ (the suitor, also called the wooer). The two waterfalls face one another across the fjord, and the suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters opposite. Brudesløret (the bridal veil) is another waterfall on the fjord, thus named because it falls delicately over one rocky edge, and when seen backlit by the sun looks like a thin veil over the rocks.

Arrival to Geiranger at 13:30 and private transfer with English-speaking driver to the hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Geiranger

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Enjoy a day at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6
Geiranger – Ålesund (Hurtigruten)

Breakfast buffet at the hotel and enjoy the morning at leisure. In the afternoon, you will catch the coach from Geiranger to Ålesund (approximately a 3-hour journey). The coach will leave from in front your hotel. Arrival to Ålesund at 21:35 (9:35 pm) and make your own way to your hotel which is just a short walk away. Your room will be available for you to use until the time to leave and board Hurtigruten, which departs to Bergen at 00:30 (12:30 am) on day 7 of this program. Overnight aboard Hurtigruten Ålesund-Bergen (outside cabin

Breakfast
Day 7
Bergen (Hurtigruten)

Breakfast buffet on board. Arrival to Bergen at 14:30 (2:30 pm) and take your private transfer with English-speaking driver to the hotel. Later this afternoon, you will meet your local guide at the hotel’s lobby and enjoy a 3-hour private walking tour in the beautiful Hanseatic town on the west coast of Norway including the fish market, the old Hanseatic warehouses, the cathedral (exterior only) and many charming wooden houses. Enjoy a ride by the funicular to mount Fløyen for a last panoramic view of Norway (return tickets included).

Breakfast
Day 8
Bergen – Hardangerfjord – Bergen

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. In the morning, make your own way to the bus station, located approximately 300 meters from your hotel, to start the Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell tour (shared, non-escorted), during which you will experience a journey through a landscape of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls and idyllic orchards. If the Sognefjord is the king of the fjords of Western Norway, the Hardangerfjord is surely the queen. The 179-kilometre long fjord offers scenery that will spellbind even the most seasoned traveler. Here, there are cultural and natural gems galore.  If you start in Bergen the trip takes you by train from Bergen to Voss and continues by bus to the delightful little village of Ulvik. From Ulvik, the trip continues by boat to Eidfjord where you will experience a sightseeing trip to Vøringsfossen waterfall (Norway’s biggest waterfall) and the Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger. The round trip continues with a beautiful boat trip to Norheimsund, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Bergen. You will pass the cascading Steinsdalsfossen waterfall on the way. It is also possible to start the tour from Bergen by bus and travel in the opposite direction.

Arrival to Bergen and make your own way back to the hotel.

Breakfast
Day 9
Bergen – Voss – Flåm

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. You will require an overnight bag for your stay in Flåm. Your luggage will be picked up at hotel’s reception in Bergen latest at 6:30 am and will be delivered to your hotel in Oslo for your arrival the following day.

Make your own way to the train station to start your Norway in a nutshell tour (shared, non-escorted), with the Bergen railway from Bergen to Voss. Short coach ride to Gudvangen.

From Gudvangen, you go by boat through the Nærøyfjord UNESCO landscapes to Flåm. Surrounded by towering mountains up to 1,700 metres high, Nærøyfjord is the narrowest and best known of the many arms of the Sognefjord. With its steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, snowfields, waterfalls and small hamlets, this fjord is perhaps the most outstanding natural attraction in Norway. During a cruise on the Nærøyfjord, you will have excellent views of small traditional farms on the mountainsides. If you are lucky, you can see goats grazing right beside the fjord and seals basking on rocks along the fjord. 

Upon your arrival to Flåm, make your own way to your hotel, which is located within a couple minutes walk from the railway station.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Flåm – Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Make your own way to the railway station to board your train ride bound for Myrdal, by the Flåm Railway, one of the steepest train lines in the world.  Upon arrival to the mountain station of Myrdal, you change trains for a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the most magnificent landscapes of Norway to Oslo. Upon arrival in Oslo, make your own way to your hotel, which is located near Oslo railway station.

Breakfast
Day 11
Oslo

Breakfast buffet at the hotel. Private transfer with English-speaking driver to Oslo airport.

Additional information

Official language
Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese
Currency
Danish Krone (DKK)
10 nights
from AUD6,079
per person, twin share
Oslo (Daily)
1 June - 31 August 2020

This offer is subject to availability. Prices depend on confirmation from local service providers. Reservations and final cost will be advised upon confirmation of reservations request. The package price is a from price and should be used as a guide only.

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