Hike and Spa

from £794
including flights
4 nights Apr-Sep

Overview

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 the wonderful nature. Enjoy time on the trail before returning to the hotel to relax in the wellness area making use of the heated pools, panoramic sauna and Jacuzzi. 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.

Highlights

  • Walk several scenic routes including Queen Sonja’s trail
  • Relax and rejuvenate in the spa at Hotel Ullensvang
  • Explore the wonderful city of Bergen
  • Choose from a range of optional activities such as rafting or kayaking

What's Included

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Bergen
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners

Full description

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.

The following day take the train to Voss and then bus to the small village of Lofthus and Hotel Ullensvang, one of Norway’s best hotels offering a high standard of accommodation and facilities with unbeatable views, a magnificent setting right next to the fjord and a wide range of activities available to enjoy. Your stay here is based on 3 nights, but this can be extended if you wish to have more time to explore the area, or simply relax at the hotel.

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. A list of the different hiking routes can be viewed.

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.

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.

The journey back to Bergen is again by bus and train changing at Voss, which allows you enough time to take the Flybussen coach service directly back to the airport in time for your flight home. Rather than using public transport between Bergen and Lofthus, it is possible to include a rental car, allowing you more freedom to explore the area independently.

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Prices & Dates

Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise

Departure Duration Twin Price (PP) Single Price
Apr - Sep 2019 4 Nights £794 £1,068

What's Included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Bergen with Norwegian Air
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • 1 night at Clarion Hotel Admiral in Bergen on breakfast basis, 3 nights at Hotel Ullensvang in Lofthus on half board basis in a mountain view room
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • Return train tickets between Bergen and Voss
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: fly to Bergen

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.

Day 2: Bergen - Lofthus

Take the train to Voss (included, journey time 75 mins), which connects with the bus to Lofthus (payable locally, approximate price NOK 55 per person - journey time 90 mins) and check in to Hotel Ullensvang for a three night stay on half board basis.

Days 3-4: Hiking in Lofthus

Explore the wonderful fjord and mountain areas by foot using one of the hiking trails, then unwind at the Hotel in the wellness centre.

Day 5: depart Bergen

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).

Clarion Hotel Admiral, Bergen

Norway

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

The recently renovated Clarion Hotel Admiral is located on the Bergen harbour offering picturesque views of the Bryggen, old wharf and Floyen Mountain from many of its rooms.

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Hotel Ullensvang, Lofthus

Norway

Grade: Deluxe

Type: Hotel

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

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