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Norwegian Wonders - Cities, Fjords and Mountains

From £2,049.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Aug 2024 - Sep 2024
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From £2,049.00
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Aug 2024 - Sep 2024
Tour Overview
Experience the unique and awe inspiring landscapes of Norway on this 8 day adventure. Beginning in vibrant, cosmopolitan Oslo, this cultural centre sits at the head of a fjord and offers the visitor a variety of museums, galleries and eateries. We'll travel on the incredibly scenic Bergen railway to the mountain town of Myrdal before joining the iconic Flam railway through the steep mountainsides and past cascading waterfalls. Enjoy a cruise on the magnificent Sognefjord, scenic drives through lush valleys, past charming villages and stay in picturesque waterside hotels. We'll end our trip in Bergen a historic city in the heart of the fjords.
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Your Holiday Includes

  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights in 3 and 4 star hotels
  • 7 breakfasts, 3 dinners, and welcome drink
  • Travelsphere Holiday Director and Specialist Local Guides
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation

Included Holiday Highlights

  • City tour of Oslo with a local expert guide
  • Journey on the scenic Bergen railway to the mountain town of Myrdal
  • Ride the stunning Flam railway 
  • Enjoy a breath-taking cruise on Sognefjord
  • Scenic drive through the Hardanger valley
  • Orchard visit and cider tasting
  • Bergen city tour with local expert guide


Day 1 UK - Oslo

Make your own way to the airport for your flight to Oslo. On arrival in Norway’s capital, we'll transfer you to your hotel in the centre of the city. The rest of the day is free to relax and unwind or start exploring your new surroundings. Oslo, nestled at the head of the Oslo Fjord, offers a captivating blend of architectural wonders, museums brimming with history, and countless attractions. Wander through the new central city district of Bjørvika, where modern marvels like the Deichman Library and Munch Museum stand tall, or venture to Aker Brygge a bustling waterfront district offering stunning views across Oslo Fjord.

Day 2 Oslo

Start the day by exploring the city in the company of an expert local guide. Enjoy panoramic views of the Opera house and ‘She Lies’ floating sculpture, Karl Johans gate – Oslo’s main shopping street, the imposing Akershus Castle and Fortress, and the spectacular Royal Palace. We'll then take a picturesque ride through some of Oslo’s prettiest neighbourhoods to Vigeland Park. Step through the wrought-iron gates to explore the park home to more than two hundred sculptures. Walk across the Monumental Bridge, around the Fountain and up to the Monolith sitting at the highest point of the park. This afternoon is free for you to make your own discoveries in this delightful city. Meals included: B

Day 3 Oslo to Balestrand

After breakfast we'll make our way to Oslo station for a journey along the Bergen Railway, one of the world's most scenic train rides. As you leave the city behind and venture to the mountain station of Myrdal, you’ll watch as the landscape transforms into a stunning tapestry of lush greenery, meandering rivers, and cascading waterfalls. Myrdal station, located 866 metres above sea level, connects with the spectacular Flåm Railway, our next journey. The famous Flåm Railway is one of the most beautiful and steepest standard-gauge railway lines in the world. The train runs through spectacular scenery and provides an unforgettable experience as the train traverses steep mountainsides and venturing through twenty tunnels before arriving in Flåm. Our journey continues as we board a ship to sail through steep mountains flanking the beautiful Aurlandsfjord and Sognefjord to Balestrand. This historic village sits on the northern shore of Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. Its famous arm, the Nærøyfjord, has World Heritage status. We'll check in to our hotel and gather for dinner this evening. Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Balestrand at leisure

Today you are free to explore the captivating village of Balestrand at leisure or relax at your hotel which overlooks the fjord. If you’re feeling active, there are a number of popular, well-marked hiking trails from Balestrand suitable for experienced hikers and novices alike. This afternoon why not take the opportunity to join our optional excursion to witness even more of the magnificent Norwegian landscapes. We’ll take a cruise on the Fjaerlandsfjord, a narrow branch from Sognefjord, lined with steep and forested mountainscapes that lead to the edge of the majestic Jostedalen Glacier, the largest in continental Europe. On arrival at Fjærland, you'll visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum before continuing up to the Bøyabreen glacier – a branch of Jostedalsbreen glacier. Here you can take some photos and see how the glacier presses itself into the landscape. The return trip on the sightseeing boat back to Balestrand gives you the chance to reflect on the fact that these fjords were shaped several thousand years ago by the glaciers you've seen today. Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Balestrand to Ulvik

Today we will leave Balestrand behind and take a ferry crossing between Vangsnes and Dragsvik before descending into the lush valley of Hardanger. As you wind your way along the snaking roads, you’ll be greeted by towering mountains with occasional snow-capped peaks, charming villages, and picturesque fjords before arriving in Ulvik, a cosy village on the shores of Hardanger Fjord where we'll stay overnight. In this region you will find many fruit orchards and farms that produce their own cider from the region's apples and we'll try some of the local produce this afternoon. The rest of the day is free to explore the mesmerizing countryside in Hardanger. Meals included: B,D

Day 6 Ulvik to Bergen

After breakfast we bid farewell to Ulvik and enjoy a scenic drive to Bergen. Cradled between majestic mountains and the shimmering waters of the North Sea, Bergen captivates with its old-world charm. Bergen, Norway's second-largest city, is known as the gateway to the fjords and is a UNESCO world heritage city. The Bryggen area one of its finest attractions – take a stroll here and be transported back to the middle ages with its characteristic wooden buildings. Meals included: B

Day 7 Bergen

This morning we will take in the rich history, vibrant culture, and breath-taking natural surroundings of Bergan on a sightseeing tour with an expert local guide. We'll visit the fish and flower market and Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf. There will be free time in the afternoon for you to explore further at leisure. Why not board the funicular to the top of Mount Floyen to enjoy panoramic views of the city and its beautiful coast. Meals included: B

Day 8 Bergen - UK

After breakfast, we'll transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK Meals included: B

Additional Information

On the 13 Sep 2024 departure the hotel in Bergen will be the Grand Terminus Hotel.

On the 6th Sep 2024 departure day 3 and 4 will operate a different itinerary, staying in Voss instead of Balestrand. Day 3 will end in the village of Voss. On day 4 the day at leisure will be spent in Voss with an optional excursion available on the Voss gondola instead of the optional fjord cruise and glacier visit.

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Thon Hotel Opera

Thon Hotel Opera is situated in the centre of Bjørvika, right next to Oslo’s famous opera house. The new Munch Museum and the new Deichman Library are also very close to the hotel. Public transport options are varied, together with varied shopping and night-life, both in Bjørvika and on Karl Johans Gate. The hotel has it's own bar, restaurant and a gym. Rooms feature TV, tea-making facilities and hairdryer.

Kviknes Hotel

Kviknes hotel is located on the waterfront in Balestrand, on the shores of the Sognefjord. The oldest part of the hotel dates back to 1752 with more modern additions added in the 1960's. The hotel features restaurant, bar and extensive art collection. Rooms in the modern wing of the hotel feature TV and hairdryer. 

Brakanes Hotel

Brakanes Hotel in Ulvik, Hardanger, enjoys a unique setting by the beautiful Hardangerfjord, surrounded by mountains, orchards, the water. There are several welcoming reception rooms, a restaurant, a bar and fitness centre. Rooms are decorated in traditional Nordic style and feature TV, hairdryer and free WiFi.

Comfort Hotel Bergen

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Fjord and Glacier tour

Fjord and Glacier tour

Board a sightseeing boat in Balestrand and sail into the idyllic Fjærlandsfjorden to Fjærland. The scenery in the Fjærlandsfjord is absolutely breathtaking with its steep and forested mountainsides. On arrival at Fjærland visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum which provides insight in to glaciers and climate in new and innovative ways.
Later continue to the Bøyabreen glacier – a branch of Jostedalsbreen glacier. Here you can take some photos and see how the glacier presses itself into the landscape. You'll round off the trip by sailing back to Balestrand.
Board a sightseeing boat in Balestrand and sail into the idyllic Fjærlandsfjorden to Fjærland. The scenery in the Fjærlandsfjord is absolutely breathtaking with its steep and fores...

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