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Stunning view in Hardangerfjord, one of the longest fjords in the world

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Stunning view in Hardangerfjord, one of the longest fjords in the world
Conquer the Nordic capitals like a true Viking on this 11-day journey in Scandinavia. Marvel at enchanting fjords, including Norway’s Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord, and encounter the giant Jostedal Glacier up close.
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Highlights

Marvel at Europe's greatest fjords:  Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord

Discover Scandinavia's picturesque villages and cities, including Bergen,  Flåm, Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen

The adventure begins in Bergen, a charming city on Norway’s southwestern coast. After discovering the city’s highlights, depart for Hardangerfjord, one of the longest fjords in the world. Continue with a scenic ride to Flåm, where another unforgettable cruise will commence. Enjoy a fjord cruise to Gudvangen and then cross Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Travel by ferry across Fjærlandfjord and reach Jostedal Glacier, the largest glacier on the European mainland. Hop on board a train for a panoramic journey on Flåm Railway, one of the world’s steepest rail lines, offering breathtaking views of nature. Travel to Oslo, the capital of Norway sitting at the head of the Oslofjord, and then to Stockholm, the elegant capital of Sweden. Finally, depart for Denmark to uncover the splendours of its fairy tale capital, Copenhagen. And of course, you will cross the famous Øresund Bridge, one of the longest bridges in the world!

 

2020 Travel Dates 

  • 07 June – 17 June 
  • 21 June – 01 July 
  • 28 June – 08 July 
  • 05 July – 15 July 
  • 19 July – 29 July 
  • 26 July – 05 August 
  • 02 August – 12 August 
  • 16 August – 26 August 
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Included

10-night accommodation in superior tourist class hotels including private facilities
Ferry crossings*
Daily breakfast, 1 lunch & 3 half-board dinners
Coach transportation as per program
Entrances and activities as mentioned in the program
Local guide for sightseeing in Bergen and Oslo
Services of an English-speaking tour leader

*Included ferry transfers:

  • Flåm  - Gudvangen
  • Vangsnes - Dragsvik
  • Dragsvik - Hella - Dragsvik
  • Balestrand - Flåm

Excluded

  • Arrival or departure transfers in Alta/Tromsø
  • Flights and optional excursions
  • Porter service
  • Visas and travel insurance  
  • Any meals or services not mentioned in the program

Itinerary

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Day 1
Arrival in Bergen

Own arrangements on arrival and remainder of the day at leisure in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords. Evening welcome meeting with tour leader. You can take an evening journey on the funicular railway known as Fløibanen to the top of the nearby mountains for some stunning views (supplement applies).

Day 2
Bergen – Hardangerfjord - Norheimsund

In the morning, enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing tour of Bergen, including the popular fish market and the historical part of Bergen known as Bryggen. Depart Bergen and head into the beautiful Hardangerfjord, the orchard of Norway. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Norheimsund - Flåm - Balestrand

Continuation via Voss to Stalheimen, situated on the very top of the Nærøydalen Canyon with a panoramic view over the valley. Drive via the panoramic route to the idyllic village of Flåm, from where you enjoy a fjord cruise to Gudvangen. Continue in your coach to Vangsnes, crossing the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway and arriving in Balestrand for check-in and dinner. 

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Balestrand - Nigardsbreen Glacier - Balestrand

Travel by ferry across the Fjærlandfjord, before reaching Jostedal and the Breheimsenteret Glacier Centre located by the Jostedal Glacier. The Jostedal Glacier is the largest glacier on the European mainland. The whole glacier and also some of the nearby valleys are protected as a national park. In front of the glacier, there’s a small lake, which can be crossed on board the passenger boat. Unlike other glaciers, here you can get right up close. Lunch and entrance are also included at the Breheimsenteret Glacier Centre. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Balestrand - Flåm - Oslo

Mid-morning journey across the Sognefjord again, this time to Flåm, before boarding one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world, the Flåm Railway. A spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The Flåm Railway is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks, where almost 80% of the journey has a gradient of 5.5%. Change trains in Myrdal and Geilo. Travel by coach for the remainder of the journey to the Norwegian capital, Oslo. 

Breakfast
Day 6
Oslo

Enjoy a 3-hour city tour of Oslo including the Vigeland Park with its 200 sculptures, a visit to Holmenkollen ski jump for a fantastic view over the city, and a walk on the Opera house (no entrances). Afternoon is at leisure to further explore Oslo and why not take one of the local ferries to the Bygdøy peninsula and visit one of the many popular museums. 

Breakfast
Day 7
Oslo - Stockholm

Travel towards Stockholm (train or bus), along the beautiful and idyllic countryside of Norway and Sweden. Arrival in Stockholm in the afternoon. Why not take the opportunity to feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town as you wander through its narrow streets, its historical and coloured sights? 

Breakfast
Day 8
Stockholm

The day starts out with a 3-hour city tour in Stockholm. The city is built on 14 islands and is affectionately known as Venice of the north. Must-sees are, among others, the old city centre of Gamla Stan, the 700-year old cathedral of Stockholm, seat of the archbishop, as well as Stortorget (where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place) and Fjällgatan, where you will be able to enjoy a panoramic view of the city. (No entrances included)

Afternoon is at leisure to further explore on your own some of the other best-kept secrets of this elegant city. 

Breakfast
Day 9
Stockholm - Copenhagen

Depart (train or bus) and travel to the enchanting capital of Denmark, Copenhagen. Travel south, across the lovely landscape of the Swedish countryside, via Malmö, situated by the coast and directly across from the Danish capital. The two cities are connected by one of the longest bridges in the world – the Øresund Bridge. After crossing the bridge (and partly tunnel), your journey ends in Copenhagen. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure. 

Breakfast
Day 10
Copenhagen

Enjoy a 3-hour city tour through the Danish capital: The old waterfront district at “Nyhavn”, the royal palace at Amalienborg, as well as the famous Little Mermaid statue (no entrances included). The afternoon and evening are ideal for a visit to the world-famous theme park in the heart of Copenhagen, Tivoli (not included). 

Breakfast
Day 11
Copenhagen Departure

Own departure arrangements.

Additional information

Official language
Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese
Currency
Danish Krone (DKK)
10 nights
from AUD4,712
per person, twin share
Bergen (Sunday)
7 June - 16 August 2020

Important notes

We reserve the right to change the program without notice, due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances, out of our supplier’s control. 

 

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