Norway: Fjords & Glaciers

Duration:
8 days
Transport:
Coach
Tour Type:
Guided Tour
Group size:
20 people
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Let your imagination run wild as we fjord-hop past tiny islands and towering waterfalls. Experience a train journey like no other on the Flam Railway, carving a path through dream-like landscapes and snow-topped mountains. This could be the ultimate great outdoors adventure.

ITINERARY

DAY 1 OSLO – LILLEHAMMER

Cosmopolitan style meets natural beauty in Oslo, our starting point, but before we get too comfortable, it’s time to direct your eyes to our first stop: Lillehammer. In 1994 the world’s winter athletes gathered to bobsled and slalom their way across this snow-dusted town.
Lunch is up to you, but dessert will be a guided tour of Maihaugen Open-air Museum – a sublime place to discover Norwegian life, then and now. Tonight, rest up and feast on a delicious welcome dinner at a local restaurant for our first meal together. (D) 

DAY 2 LILLEHAMMER – LOM – GROTLI

From Lillehammer, we travel to Lom where we meet with one of Norway’s largest stave churches accompanied by flawless natural scenery. Later, we reach Grotli and enjoy a dinner together. (B,D)

DAY 3 GROTLI – GEIRANGER – HELLESYLT – GROTLI

After a delicious breakfast fit for a King, it’s time to prepare for an eventful day filled with jaw-dropping scenery. Weather permitting, we begin at Dalsnibba Summit, Europe’s highest fjord that promises as-far-as-the-eye-can-see views across UNESCO World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord. After lunch, we take a closer look, cruising to the middle of the fjord to see the captivating Seven Sisters, Bridal Veil and Suitor waterfalls. By the end of the day, we’ll have sensational photos to share and compare. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 GROTLI – FJAERLAND – SOLVORN

Our adventure continues in Fjaerland, a village on the sublime Fjaerlandsfjord. The award-winning Norwegian Glacier Museum is next, with a fascinating insight into this region – from the ice age to today’s climate change challenges. Our day ends at Solvorn where tonights meal is a group affair. (B,D)

DAY 5 SOLVORN – GUDVANGEN – FLAM – MYRDAL – VOSS – BERGEN

Swapping our wheels for the water, we embark on a boat cruise to Flam. Then, we have a once-in-a-lifetime experience in store. We embark on the Flam Railway, one of the planet’s steepest and most spectacular train lines that runs through film-set-worthy scenery. At Myrdal, we switch to the scenic train that takes us to Voss and our day ends in Bergen.  (B)

DAY 6 BERGEN – OYGARGEN – BERGEN

On the menu today presents the opportunity to embark on a food tour of Bergen, followed by a visit to the Oygarden Aquaculture centre, visiting a Norwegian fish farm. Then, we return back to Bergen for a night at your own leisure. (B)

DAY 7 BERGEN – OSLO

Today, we rise early to reach Oslo where our tour comes full circle – but it’s not over yet. Take time to wander through Norway’s capital and uncover the architectural gems scattered through the city. Preparing for our farewells tomorrow, we come together for our last meal. (B,L,D)

DAY 8 OSLO

After breakfast, we still have time for an in-depth tour of Oslo including a visit to the Viking Ship Museum before our tour ends around midday. (B)

This tour includes:

  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation 
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver & Tour Leader
  • Local guides in Oslo and Bergen 
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Fjord cruise in Geiranger and Gudvangen 
  • Flam Railway 
  • European breakfast daily (B),  2 lunches (L), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to:  Viking Ship Museum, Maihaugen Open Air Museum, Lom Church, Dalsnibba (weather permitting), Norwegian Glacier Museum, Øygarden Aquaculture Centre, Olympic ski lift 
Departures:
4 to 11 July 2018 
15 – 22 August 2018
Price from$6,699 per person sharing

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