Bergen, Oslo & The Fabulous Fjords

7 days from $7,259 per person*
  • Sail along the Aurlandsfjord and into Naeroyfjord on a boat cruise.
  • Travel into the lush landscapes of Norway on rail journeys.
  • Get up close and personal with the Briksdal Glacier with expert guide.
  • Enjoy a special tour of the Veteran car collection in Dalsnibba.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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As your small safari-like vehicle creeps ever so gently over the frozen plains of Briksdal Glacier, Norway’s fabled blue ice is suddenly revealed to you in an explosion of brilliant color that appears illuminated from within.

Explore the picturesque cultural city of Bergen on a private tour that will take you to the town’s only surviving 12th-century church, the imposing royal residence and through the thriving fish market for a taste of Norway’s incredible seafood. Travel to the mountain town of Voss to board a train across the mountain plateau to Mydral where you’ll connect with the world-famous Flam railway for the scenic decent into the quaint fjord village of Flam. Here, you’ll embark on a stunning afternoon ferry crossing on Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and deepest fjord – and journey on through picturesque rural villages and birch forests to Briksdal Glacier for a thrilling expedition to the glacier’s breath-taking blue ice. You’ll also cross the dramatic Geiranger Fjord among lush mountains and wild waterfalls and take in incredible views from Dalsnibba, situated 1500 meters above sea level.

This breath-taking trip will take you deep into the majestic panoramas of Norway as you travel by road, rail and sea to explore every inch of this incredible landscape. Your experienced team of local guides and private drivers ensure you will not miss a thing, and you’ll stay at a collection of comfortable hotels that have been carefully selected for their rich local culture and commitment to quality. ... Show More »

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Day 1: Bergen

For your added comfort, an English speaking assistant will be waiting for you at the hotel lobby. Your representative will help you to check in and walk you through the welcome package documents.

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer with vehicle and driver.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret (4*)

Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret is centrally and beautifully located by the historic Bryggen guay in Bergen. From here, the city's selection of shopping, attractions and restaurants are all close by. Guestrooms are unique and comfortable, featuring views of the courtyard, quay or sea. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant for dinner, which serves tasty evening meals, and the bar, for refreshing drinks, beers, wine, and snacks. Visit the relaxation corner to relax and unwind, is the sauna and steam room, or stick to your fitness regime at the hotel gym.

Bergen
Bergen
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

Day 2: Bergen

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the colorful city of Bergen. You'll see the Bryggen area with its UNESCO World Heritage listed Hanseatic commercial buildings, and also make a visit to the local fish market. Your guide will show you to the furnicular, where you'll enjoy a ride up to the top of Mount Fløyen. Suggestion; if you are up for a walk and a little exploration: on your way back down to the city again, leave the funicular car at the stop called “Proms Gate” and walk on your own down to the street “Lille Øvregate”. Here you will get to see some of the most interesting wooden house architecture in Bergen. Tickets for the funicular ride (roundtrip) are included. 

Accommodation: Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret (4*)
Funicular Railway
Funicular Railway

Day 3: Bergen - Balestrand

Meet your private driver-guide which will take you to Balestrand and further on the route.

Depart early morning from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. Here you board a train which will take you across the mountain plateau to Myrdal where you change to the World famous Flam railway, the highlight of the day. Experience one of the most spectacular rail journeys, descending down from the Mountain station of Myrdal to the quaint fjord village of Flam. Here your vehicle driver-guide will meet you and bring you over the mountain to Vik And Vangsnes- where you cross the lovely Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. He will also take you over Stalheimskleiva to Balestrand. You disembark in Balestrand and arrival at your hotel, located on the edge of the stunning fjord.

Accommodation: Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord (BD) (Standard)

Kviknes Hotel is a modern hotel with old-world charm, beautifully located beside the Sognefjord. Guestrooms are located in both the historical and modern areas of the hotel, and some feature views of the fjord or city sights. The hotel offers a wonderful evening buffet, and a la carte menu, along with an extensive wine menu. The Balholm Bar has a bistro menu, which includes snacks, starters, main courses and desserts. Enjoy nature, mountains and the Sognefjord from a comfortable chair in the garden.

Balestrand and Fjord
Balestrand and Fjord
Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord
Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord

Day 4: Balestrand - Geiranger

After breakfast at the hotel your driver-guide will take you across Gaular Mountain to Jølster and onwards to Skei, located at the foot of Europe’s biggest mainland glacier named “Jostedalsbreen”. After a short break you continue your journey towards the Briksdal Glacier. Here you travel by small motorized Troll cars to the very snout of the glacier and experience the breathtaking blue ice. You board the vehicle again, driving via Loen and Stryn and onto Hellesylt Ferry to Geiranger, to your hotel, the stunning 4th generation run Hotel Union. Here you will spend two nights in the wonderful surroundings of mountains and fjords, and get the most out of this extraordinary part of the world.

Accommodation: Hotel Union BD (Standard)

The Hotel Union is located in Geirangerfjord, which is one of the most exceptionally beautiful landscapes in the world, and a UNSECO World Heritage Site. All rooms are attractively furnished and decorated with care and attention to detail. Not all have views of the fjord, but all have fine views of the surrounding countryside, bringing nature right into your room. Numerous dining options are available for guests at Hotel Union. Restaurant Fjorden is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with buffet style dining, and Restaurant has a well-composed menu featuring exquisite dishes using the very best ingredients. The Nina Grieg Terrace is a delightful place to sit and relax and enjoy the magnificent views over a light lunch, cup of coffee or glass of wine, and various bars throughout the hotel are perfect for relaxing with a drink in hand. Café Losta serves light meals and you can have its delicious food served to you inside the Union Spa. At the Spa, enjoy a variety of pampering treatment based on the centuries old secrets of many cultures.

Geiranger
Geiranger
Hotel Union
Hotel Union

Day 5: Geiranger

This morning you can choose to drive to Dalsnibba. This is probably the most fantastic view in the world, at 1,500 metres above sea level. Return to the hotel in the afternoon where a special tour of the Veteran car collection is included at the hotel. The Mjelva family that run the hotel also own the entire collection of cars. A number of these beautiful cars were used to show tourists around the Geiranger area in the 1920’s and 1930’s and they are still in excellent condition.

Or drive to the beautiful Trollstigen over the Eagle Road, Road are the steepest stretch of road up the mountain side from Geiranger towards Eidsdal The road turns through 11 hairpin bends up from the Geirangerfjord to the highest point 620 metres above sea level. At Ørnesvingen you can take in the magnificent panorama over Geiranger, the fjord, De syv søstrene and the alpine farm Knivsflå.

Or just use the day to relax in the hotel SPA.

Accommodation: Hotel Union BD (Standard)
Geiranger Fjord
Geiranger Fjord

Day 6: Geiranger - Oslo

After your breakfast at the hotel you will drive from Geiranger over Stryne mountain to Lom, visit Lom stave chuch. From Lom, continue to drive down the valley Grudbrandsdal where Henrik Ibsens Peer Gynt came from, and onwards to Lillehammer where you will have stop and time for lunch (not included). From Lillehammer you will drive along the lake Mjoesa to Hamar and Oslo.

Accommodation: Continental (5*)

Hotel Continental is situated in Oslo, the capital of Norway. This traditional hotel is down-town, between Aker Brygge and the Oslo fjord, The Royal Palace, The National Theatre and The Parliament. Guestrooms are furnished in a classic, traditional style, or have a more contemporary looks, with various views overlooking the courtyard, harbor, Oslo Fjord, and other city sites. The hotels five restaurants and bars offer everything from a comprehensive breakfast buffet and tasty lunches to dinners accompanied by fine wines or refreshments in the company of good friends. The fitness room is open 24 hours and is equipped with all the amenities you need for a successful work out.

Oslo
Oslo
Hotel Continental Oslo
Hotel Continental Oslo

Day 7: Oslo

Relax on a private airport transfer with private vehicle, driver and assistant. 

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Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
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Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret (4*): Bergen

Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret is centrally and beautifully located by the historic Bryggen guay in Bergen. From here, the city's selection of shopping, attractions and restaurants are all close by. Guestrooms are unique and comfortable, featuring views of the courtyard, quay or sea. Dine at the hotel’s restaurant for dinner, which serves tasty evening meals, and the bar, for refreshing drinks, beers, wine, and snacks. Visit the relaxation corner to relax and unwind, is the sauna and steam room, or stick to your fitness regime at the hotel gym.

Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret

Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord (BD) (Standard): Balestrand

Kviknes Hotel is a modern hotel with old-world charm, beautifully located beside the Sognefjord. Guestrooms are located in both the historical and modern areas of the hotel, and some feature views of the fjord or city sights. The hotel offers a wonderful evening buffet, and a la carte menu, along with an extensive wine menu. The Balholm Bar has a bistro menu, which includes snacks, starters, main courses and desserts. Enjoy nature, mountains and the Sognefjord from a comfortable chair in the garden.

Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord
Kviknes Hotel at the Sognefjord

Hotel Union BD (Standard): Geiranger

The Hotel Union is located in Geirangerfjord, which is one of the most exceptionally beautiful landscapes in the world, and a UNSECO World Heritage Site. All rooms are attractively furnished and decorated with care and attention to detail. Not all have views of the fjord, but all have fine views of the surrounding countryside, bringing nature right into your room. Numerous dining options are available for guests at Hotel Union. Restaurant Fjorden is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with buffet style dining, and Restaurant has a well-composed menu featuring exquisite dishes using the very best ingredients. The Nina Grieg Terrace is a delightful place to sit and relax and enjoy the magnificent views over a light lunch, cup of coffee or glass of wine, and various bars throughout the hotel are perfect for relaxing with a drink in hand. Café Losta serves light meals and you can have its delicious food served to you inside the Union Spa. At the Spa, enjoy a variety of pampering treatment based on the centuries old secrets of many cultures.

Hotel Union
Hotel Union
Hotel Union Room
Hotel Union Room

Continental (5*): Oslo

Hotel Continental is situated in Oslo, the capital of Norway. This traditional hotel is down-town, between Aker Brygge and the Oslo fjord, The Royal Palace, The National Theatre and The Parliament. Guestrooms are furnished in a classic, traditional style, or have a more contemporary looks, with various views overlooking the courtyard, harbor, Oslo Fjord, and other city sites. The hotels five restaurants and bars offer everything from a comprehensive breakfast buffet and tasty lunches to dinners accompanied by fine wines or refreshments in the company of good friends. The fitness room is open 24 hours and is equipped with all the amenities you need for a successful work out.

Hotel Continental Oslo
Hotel Continental Oslo
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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