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The Fjords of Norway

Travel Code: NO005

Oslo – Ulvik – Bergen – Balestrand – Geiranger – Oslo

7 nights/9 days | Recommended Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight flight from U.S. gateway city

Day 2: Oslo

Arrive in Oslo and a transfer to your hotel will be waiting. Relax and get acquainted with this historic city before meeting your Tour escort in the hotel lobby for important documents. Dinner is included at the hotel tonight.

Accommodations: Thon Hotel Opera

Day 3: Oslo – Ulvik After breakfast depart Oslo toward Ulvik. You will drive along the Halling Valley via Honefoss, ending in Geilo for lunch at the Bardøla Mountain Hotel and a bit of free time to explore. Continue your journey as you pass the Hardangerfjord, stopping to view the highest waterfall in Norway, Vøringfoss, with it's 180 meter vertical drop. From here it is a short ferry ride to picturesque Ulvik to enjoy dinner at the Rica Brakanes Hotel idyllically located on the banks of the fjord!
Accommodations: Rica Brakanes

Day 4: Ulvik – Bergen Continue your journey through the beautiful Hardangerfjord, famous for the many fruit orchards in Øystese and Norheimsund. Upon arrival in Bergen, take a two hour city tour that includes the Fish and Flower market, Bryggen Harbor, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. Culminate the day high above the city via the funicular to Mt. Fløien. The panoramic view is amazing!
Accommodations: Radisson SAS Hotel Norge

Day 5: Bergen – Flam – Balestrand After breakfast you will depart Bergen and drive via Dale to Voss. Descend the Nærøy Valley passing Stalheim Canyon to the fjordside village of Flam for an exhilarating ride on the famous Flam railway not to be forgotten! Depart and board the ferry through the narrow Aurland and Nærøy fjords, both branches of the Sognefjord – the longest and deepest fjord in the world. End the day with a short ferry ride to the beautiful and historic resort in Balestrand, nestled on the banks of the fjord. A sumptious dinner awaits!
Accommodations: Kvikne’s Hotel, family-run, fjordside hotel

Day 6: Balestrand After a traditional Norwegian smorgasbord you have a day to soak up the sun amidst the fjords. This area has beautiful hiking and scenery so enjoy! Or visit the local aquarium and art gallery. A walking tour of the village of Balestrand can also be arranged.
Accommodations: Kvikne’s Hotel

Day 7: Balestrand – Geiranger Rise and depart by ferry to Fjærland and the largest glacier in Europe - Jostedal. After a visit to Skei, venture close to the world-famous Briksdal Glacier via open cars. A traditional Norwegian lunch will be served at a mountain restaurant with a spectacular view of the glacier. During the afternoon continue through Loen and Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. Here you board another ferry to witness some of the most magnificent, renowned waterfalls; the Bridal Veil and Seven Sisters, arriving late day in Geiranger.
Accommodations: Union Hotel, charming, historical hotel

Day 8: Geiranger – Oslo Enjoy the inviting scenery from the top of the famous Serpentine Road before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, known for its 14th century Stave Church. Continue on via Lake Vågå before descending into the Gudbrands Valley, well-known for its farmsteads and graceful river. Lunch will be in Lillehammer, the site of the 1994 Winter Olympics.. Continue along Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, before arriving in Oslo - Holmenkollen early evening. The view of city is magnificent from your hotel.
Accommodations: Holmenkollen Park Hotel

Day 9: Transfer included for your return flight to the U.S. or let us help you craft a pre- or post-tour