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Hike and Spa

from £731 excluding flights

  • 4 nights
  • Apr-Sep


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Walk several scenic routes including Queen Sonja’s trail

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Explore the wonderful city of Bergen

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Marvel at spectacular fjord scenery

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Relax and rejuvenate in your hotel spa in glorious surrounds

Why this trip...

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Stay in great locations

This holiday features accommodation in incredible locations

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Weekend escape

This is the ideal trip for a weekend escape or perhaps a mid-week getaway

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Nordic Heritage

With 40 years of experience in creating trips to Nordics we know this region inside out


This short break based at Hotel Ullensvang in the heart of the fjords gives you the chance to hike the many trails around Hardangerfjord and explore nature. Enjoy time on the trail before returning to the hotel to relax in the wellness area. With the first night spent in the vibrant city of Bergen and the choice to travel by train and bus or hire a car, this is a great way to experience Fjord Norway.

Norway lends itself perfectly to the outdoor enthusiast and this short break offers many opportunities for the keen walker to combine the scenic beauty of Hardangerfjord with the delightful city of Bergen. On arrival, there is time to explore the Hanseatic coastal town of Bergen, but you may wish to extend your stay here as there are several attractions to visit, including walking trails at the top of Mount Fløyen, accessible by a funicular railway from the town centre.

Hiking in the fjords

There are many hiking possibilities in Hardanger, some of which start right from the hotel and others a little further away but easily accessible. The most famous of these is HM Queen Sonja’s Panoramic Hiking Trail, perhaps suited to the more advanced walker as it takes up to 6 hours, but is the only one of its kind to be honoured using Her Majesty’s title.

Nearby is the Hardangervidda National Park, the largest in Norway offering marked trails suitable for the beginner to the more advanced, and for the more adventurous, outdoor pursuits with glacier hikes, rafting, kayaking, canoeing and fishing available in the area.

Relaxation in the fjords

Back at the hotel there are plenty of facilities to keep you busy or help you unwind after a day out on the trail. The wellness area has a heated in and outdoor pool with Jacuzzi section, a 88 metre long swimming channel ending at the outdoor infinity pool, as well as a panoramic sauna, Jacuzzi and Japanese foot massage pool. Other facilities include a fitness room, table tennis and rowing boats which are free for guests use. There is also tennis and squash available at a charge.

Itinerary and Accommodation

On arrival take the airport shuttle Flybussen service to the city centre (payable locally) for an overnight stay at your chosen hotel on breakfast basis. There is time to explore the city, perhaps taking the funicular to Mount Floyen for breathtaking views over the city.

Clarion Hotel Admiral, Bergen

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Recently renovated Clarion Hotel Admiral is located on the Bergen harbour offering picturesque views of the Bryggen and Floyen mountain.

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Take the train to Voss (included, journey time 75 mins), which connects with the bus to Lofthus (payable locally) and check in to Hotel Ullensvang for a three night stay.

Hotel Ullensvang, Lofthus

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Hotel Ullensvang prides itself on bringing tradition and quality to each of its hotel rooms

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Explore the wonderful fjord and mountain areas by foot using one of the hiking trails, then unwind at the Hotel in the wellness centre. You may also wish to spend some of your time on optional activities such as rafting, kayaking or cruise the fjord.

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Kayaking in Fjord Norway
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Head back to Bergen by bus (payable locally) and train (included), and then make your way to the airport for your flight by the Flybus service or light railway (both payable locally).

Prices and Departures

Price from £731 excluding flights

Airfares are quoted separately to the holiday price and start from around £280 per person (with higher fares during peak times). When enquiring, our Travel Specialists will provide the best fare possible from your preferred airline / airport.
Note: Airfares tend to be cheaper the earlier you book.

What's Included

  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts
  • Evening meals at Hotel Ullensvang
  • Return train tickets between Bergen and Voss
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

This itinerary starts from around £731 per person based on 2 sharing a room with private bathroom in standard hotels.

Prices may vary depending on departure date and booking date, as well as any changes to the included components. The final cost of a tailored holiday will be based on style of accommodation, class of travel, included activities, travel season, and how far in advance it is booked. We will confirm the exact price for your holiday in your individual quotation, based on your chosen travel dates and inclusions.

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To mark our 40th anniversary, we've launched our Education Bursary Fund to help disadvantaged school children experience the wonders of travel. A percentage of revenue from every holiday booked will go into the bursary fund to pay for at least 40 students to join one of our school trips abroad.