Magic of the Fjords

from £1105
including flights
6 nights May-Sep

Overview

This escorted tour takes you on a spellbinding journey through the magical Norwegian fjords visiting some of the most scenic and popular places - with spectacular mountains, waterfalls, coastal and city culture, famous rail journeys and Viking history all part of this inclusive trip. Sit back and let the English speaking guide take you from one enchanting village to the next, passing many highlights along the way as you travel by train and boat from Bergen to Balestrand on the Sognefjord and then to Oslo, Norway’s vibrant capital.

Highlights

  • Travel on the famous Flam Railway
  • Cruise on the Sognefjord
  • Guided city sightseeing tours in Oslo and Bergen
  • English speaking guide

What's Included

  • Flight from Gatwick to Bergen and from Oslo to Gatwick
  • Accommodation in rooms with private facilities
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Excursions as per itinerary
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

Full description

The group tour has set departures in the summer and is based on a group size between 35 and 40 participants staying in a good standard of accommodation throughout. You stay for six nights in total with two nights in Bergen, two nights in Balestrand and two nights in Oslo, all on breakfast basis and two dinners included in Balestrand. In the cities of Bergen and Oslo guests have a wide choice of restaurants available to try out some traditional cuisine, and there are opportunities each day to purchase lunch on route.

The magical journey

Travelling between the different locations is as much a highlight as each destination itself with unimaginable beauty at every turn and wonderful memories to capture at every opportunity.
Starting in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords and UNESCO World Heritage City, with a sightseeing tour and time to explore city. Continue by boat along the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest in Norway making your way to the village Balestrand where you have time to relax amidst stunning scenery.
The final leg of the tour is by train which includes the famous Flamsbana railway. The 20 kilometre winding track is considered to be one of the most scenic rail journeys in the world, taking you through picturesque landscape to the mountain village Myrdal. Change trains and continue onward to Oslo with plenty of time to explore the Norwegian capital city.

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Prices & Dates

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

Departure Duration Twin Price Single Price Availability
Sun 31 May 2020 6 nights £1,295 £1,685 Available
Sun 07 Jun 2020 6 nights £1,295 £1,685 Available
Sun 14 Jun 2020 6 nights £1,295 £1,685 Available
Sun 21 Jun 2020 6 nights £1,248 £1,638 Available
Sun 05 Jul 2020 6 nights £1,248 £1,638 Available
Sun 12 Jul 2020 6 nights £1,248 £1,638 Available
Sun 19 Jul 2020 6 nights £1,248 £1,638 Available
Sun 09 Aug 2020 6 nights £1,248 £1,638 Available
Sun 23 Aug 2020 6 nights £1,295 £1,685 Available
Sun 06 Sep 2020 6 nights £1,295 £1,685 Available

Please note, the hotels will be 3 star or higher category. The exact hotel will be advised on your travel itinerary.

What's Included

  • Flight from London Gatwick to Bergen, returning from Oslo to Gatwick with Norwegian Air
  • All rooms with private facilities: 2 nights in Bergen and 2 nights in Oslo on breakfast basis, 2 nights in Balestrand on half board basis
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • English speaking guide from day 2 to day 6
  • City sightseeing tours in Oslo and Bergen
  • Train journey from Flam to Oslo
  • Fjord cruise from Balestrand to Flam
  • Express boat from Bergen to Balestrand
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection »

Group size:

This escorted group requires a minimum of 6 participants in order to operate, and will have a maximum of 45.

Note: on occasion tours may operate with less than the minimum number of participants specified above (or exceed the maximum number indicated) – please refer to our booking conditions for more details

Itinerary & Accommodation

Itinerary & Accommodation

Day 1: arrive Bergen

On arrival in Bergen, make your way to your hotel (payable locally). There are regular busses running from the airport to the centre of the city. The rest of the day is at leisure. Bergen is a UNESCO World Heritage city and a European city of Culture with many attractions in the city itself and in the region.

Day 2: Explore Bergen

After breakfast, meet your local guide at the reception of your hotel at 10:00 and enjoy a walking tour of the city of Bergen. Pass through the most emblematic places such as the Hanseatic Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon fortress and the famous fish market. You can visit the Floibanen Funicular, which will take you on the top of the Mountain Floyen, for overall view of the city.

Day 3: Bergen - Balestrand

An early breakfast before meeting in the hotel lobby area with luggage for the short walk to the port where the journey continues by boat to Balestrand. Boat departs at 08:00 with arrival in Balestrand at 11:55 (schedule subject to change). Cruise along Sognefjord – the King of the fjords and the longest and deepest in Norway. The cruise continues to the village Balestrand where on arrival you walk to your hotel. The rest of the afternoon is at leisure.

Day 4: Balestrand

The day is free for you to relax and enjoy the fjord surroundings. There are several hikes in the area you can take from the village or it is also possible to join an optional full day excursion to Fjaerland (this excursion must be booked in advance either at the time of booking your holiday or with the tour guide on day 1). On this trip take a scenic journey to the small village of Fjaerland passing tiny villages and waterfalls to where the fjord meets the glacier.

Day 5: Balestrand - Flam - Oslo

Your journey on the Sognefjord continues today. The initial part of the fjord, called Aurlandsfjord, is a 17-kilometre arm of the world’s second longest fjord, the Sognefjord (204 km). It is considered to be one of the most picturesque fjords in the world. Arrive in Flåm, where you will have a short time to discover the small village and take a drinks break in one of the cafes before boarding the famous Flamsbana to Myrdal – a mountain railway station and junction located about 13km from the village Flam. Flåmsbana, one of the steepest and most scenic railway journeys in the world. The line runs through fantastic nature and scenery with steep mountains, waterfalls and through 20 tunnels as it winds its way to Myrdal where you will change trains for the last part of your journey to Oslo.

Day 6: Oslo

After breakfast meet the local guide in the hotel reception for the start of the 3 hour sightseeing tour of Norway’s vibrant capital city (the exact meeting time will be confirmed in the information provided and in the reception area). The tour includes a visit to Frogner Park with Vigeland sculptures; the museum of Viking ships showing three original examples; the Royal Palace; City Hall and Akershus Fortress, a medieval castle showing the history of Oslo. The rest of the day is at leisure for you to continue visiting the sights or relax in one of the delightful cafes taking in the city atmosphere.

Day 7: depart Norway

Depending on you flight home enjoy some last minute shopping for the Viking souvenirs, further explore the city of the royal family, and the main Karl Johan’s street, with many shops, bars and cafes before making your own way to Oslo airport for your flight home (payable locally) or why not extend your stay in the Capital.

Hotel Kviknes, Balestrand

Norway

Grade: Superior

Type: Hotel

On the shores of the beautiful Sognefjord, Hotel Kviknes sits on an enviable position in one of Norway's most scenic areas.

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Hotel Augustin, Bergen

Norway

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

The oldest independent hotel in Bergen, Hotel Augustin is a family-run establishment with 113 rooms near the city centre.

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Grand Hotel Terminus, Bergen

Norway

Grade: Standard

Type: Hotel

Grand Hotel Terminus is a 131-room classic, yet modern, hotel, located in the centre of Bergen.

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