(Bergen, Balestrand, Geiranger, Oslo)
Get a taste of the Fjords and the Viking Capital, Oslo, on this journey of Norway. You will be treated to cultural and historic delights and also experience some of the wild nature that the Norwegian Fjords has to offer. Enjoy this fabulous part of the world and appreciate a fantastic blend of history and nature.
Includes; private vehicle and specialized guide.
Airport transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver.
The Clarion Hotel Admiral (4*) is housed in a magnificent old packhouse building that dates back to 1906. The hotel opened its doors to guests for the first time in 1987. Clarion Hotel Admiral is the only waterside hotel in Bergen with the best view to Bryggen, Vågen and Fløien. They have 211 unique rooms. Fifty of them have a balcony with a view to three sides. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner in the Restaurant. You can also sit out on their fantastic jetty and admire the finest view in Bergen while you enjoy your meals. Lobby Bar is the ideal place to enjoy a great cup of coffee or a quiet drink. If you would prefer to eat in your room, then take a look at our 24-hour room service menu. Whatever you choose, you can be sure of culinary delights and personal service.
Enjoy your private tour to discover the picturesque cultural city of Bergen. See St. Mary's Church, the only remaining church of twelve built at the end of the twelfth century. See Haakon's Hall, the largest and most imposing building in the royal residence erected between 1247 and 1261. Stroll through the colourful and picturesque fish market and the Hanseatic Museum. (entrance fee is included)
Depart early morning from Bergen and travel to the historic town of Voss, with a stunning background of snow clad mountains. Here we board a train which will take us across the mountain plateau to Myrdal where we 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 we have some free time before embarking the afternoon ferry, which will carry us on a breathtaking crossing along the lovely Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The coast offers very strong contrasts, sometimes you will experience rocks falling dramatically into the fjord and other times the river turns into a wonderful green. We disembark in Balestrand and arrival at your hotel, located on the edge of the stunning fjord.
The history of Kvikne’s Hotel extends back to the Holmen Inn in 1752. The Kvikne family bought the hotel, renamed Balholm, in 1877, and is running it to this day. Norwegian tourism was revolutionized in the latter half of the 19th Century, and has been developing steadily ever since. The original hotel was built in the traditional "Swiss" architectural style and despite many waves of expansion and restoration, the appearance of the building remains true to the original concept. As a result, Kviknes is a modern hotel with personality and "soul" and with the atmosphere of centuries.
Breakfast at your hotel. Depart by coach to Dragsvik, from where we will cross the beautiful Sognefjord onceagain, before disembarking in Hella. We will then continue driving via Sogndal, through several picturesque villages, forests of birches and crops, until we arrive in Skei, located at the foot of Europe’s biggest mainland glacier named “Jostedalsbreen”. After a short break we continue our journey towards the Briksdal Glacier. Here we travel by small motorized Troll cars to the very snout of the glacier and experience the breathtaking blue ice. We board the coach again, driving via Loen and Stryn and onto Geiranger, to our hotel, the stunning 4th generation run Hotel Union. Here we will spend two nights in the wonderful surroundings of mountains and fjords, and get the most out of this extraordinary part of the world.
In welcoming you to the Hotel Union, we are inviting you to share with us one of the most exceptionally beautiful landscapes in the world. The inscription of the Geirangerfjord on the UNESCO World Heritage List is relatively recent, but our magnificent natural surroundings have been an attractive destination for many generations of visitors, from far and near, who come not only to stay, but to experience something that is truly unique.
After breakfast at your hotel, we will take the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive UNESCO World Heritage site; The Geiranger Fjord, situated among lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Travel from Geiranger to Hellasylt and be inspired by this beautiful, unspoiled landscape. After disembarkation in Hellasylt, you will travel up to the Dalsnibba viewpoint of Geiranger (Weather permitting). 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.
Drive from Geiranger over stryne mountain to Lom, visit Lom stave chuch. From Lom, drive down the valley Grudbrandsdal where Henrik Ibsens Peer Gynt came from, and onwards to Lillehammer and Oslo.
The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel (4*) is conveniently located in the heart of Oslo near the Royal Palace, with spectacular views overlooking the city and the fjord. Major attractions such as Aker Brygge, City Hall, the Karl Johans Gate and the Vigeland Sculpture Park are within walking distance of the hotel. The hotel offers 488 rooms and suites on 22 floors. The majority of rooms offer direct views to the Oslo Fjord or the landmark Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Free wireless high-speed internet access is available to guests throughout the building. On the 21st floor of the hotel you will find the Summit bar, combining breathtaking views with excellent cocktails. The intimate ENZO Bar & Restaurant serves a menu inspired by the Mediterranean. All guests have complimentary access to the Lagoon, featuring a swimming pool, fitness room, and saunas.
Relax on a private Airport transfer with private vehicle and English speaking driver in Oslo.
The history of Kvikne’s Hotel (3*) extends back to the Holmen Inn in 1752. The Kvikne family bought the hotel, renamed Balholm, in 1877, and is running it to this day. Norwegian tourism was revolutionized in the latter half of the 19th Century, and has been developing steadily ever since. The original hotel was built in the traditional "Swiss" architectural style and despite many waves of expansion and restoration, the appearance of the building remains true to the original concept. As a result, Kviknes is a modern hotel with personality and "soul" and with the atmosphere of centuries.
Citizens of other countries may require a visa. Please ask your Sales Advisor. These requirements change often and therefore it is best that you check with the Embassy of Norway for the most up to date visa information.
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