Norwegian Fjords, Charm And Traditions 8 Days

8 days: Norway, Oslo, Flam, Sognefjord, Sognefjord, Bergen, Sognefjord, Briksdall Glacier, Loen, Geiranger Fjord, Troll’s Road, Molde, Atlantic Road, Oppdal, Otta Region & Oslo
Tour overview:

Welcome to Norway - the only country where you will find it all mountains plunging into the sea from hundreds of metres, spectacular fjords, tall mountain peaks, and glaciers. Norway is a country with countless rivers and powerful waterfalls, which have contributed to the popularity of these regions. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall, Norway has lots to offer in every season.


Day 1 - Arrival To Norway

Welcome to the Kingdom of Norway – a country with the most beautiful fjords on

Earth!


Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel on private basis.


Depending on your arrival time, you can start exploring Norway already today.

Walk along the streets and explore the city of the royal family, and the main Karl

Johan’s Street, with many shops, bars, and cafes.


At 17:00 Meet your Tour Leader at the reception of our hotel for an informative

meeting about your tour.

Overnight at Thon Opera or similar.


Day 2 - Oslo – Flam – Sognefjord – Voss

Breakfast in the hotel.


Morning departure towards the fjord area of Norway. Driving through the Norwegian nature, you will pass by the Lake Tyrifjord with its several branches.

This lake is one of the largest lakes in Norway and plays an important role for resting migratory birds of many species. Continue driving through magnificent Hallingdal Valley towards the picturesque village of Flåm..


In Flåm you will board the famous Flåmsbana towards Myrdal. Myrdal station is a mountain railway station and junction, located about 13 km from the village Flåm. Flåmsbana is one of the steepest trainlines in the world and the train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like

travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord. The journey continues by train to Voss.


*Schedule permitting, you will be offered the opportunity to join an optional cruise Flåm-Gudvangen, sailing through the idyllic Sognefjord, which is included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The coach will be waiting for you at the end of the cruise in Gudvangen to continue to journey to Voss. Extra fee applies.

Overnight at Thon Opera or similar.


Day 3 - Voss – Bergen

Breakfast in the hotel.


After breakfast, departure to Bergen - the Gateway to the Fjords of Norway. As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region has the ideal combination of nature, culture, and exciting urban life all year around.


Meet your local guide upon arrival and enjoy a 2-hour sightseeing tour. Pass through the most emblematic places such as the Hanseatic Bryggen, with the church of Mary, the Hakon fortress and the famous Fish market.


In Bergen you can join the optional visit to the Fløibanen Funicular. Remainder of the day at leisure.


Overnight at Scandic Ørnen Hotel or similar.




Day 4 - Bergen – Sognefjord – Briksdall Glacier – Loen

Breakfast buffet in the hotel.


After breakfast board your coach and head north. You will cross the famous Sognefjord from Oppdal to Lavik on a ferry cruise. Sognefjord is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, which stretches 204 kilometres inland from the coast north of Bergen. Continue driving towards the famous Briksdaal Glacier. Guests from all over the world come to visit this glacier arm set attractively between roaring waterfalls and high peaks. Briksdalsbreen is an arm of the great Jostedalsbreen Glacier and located inside the Jostedalsbreen National Park. From 1200 meters the glacier plunges down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley.


You can approach the Briksdalen Valley by foot or catch a ride with one of the "Troll cars" & up to the glacier, at an additional fee.


Dinner and overnight at Loenfjord Hotel or similar.




Day 5 - Loen – Geiranger Fjord – Troll’s Road – Molde

Breakfast buffet in the hotel.


Departure to Geiranger, where you will board a sightseeing cruise on the Geiranger fjord - one of the Norway's most narrow and impressive fjords, dominated by a huge rock face with stunning waterfalls including the two most famous: & The Seven Sisters & The Veil of the Bride.


After the cruise you will continue driving north and pass by the famous Eagle Road, the steepest stretch of road up the mountain side from Geiranger towards Eidsdal on road no. 63. The road swings through 11 hairpin bends up from the Geirangerfjord and to the highest point on the stretch, 620 metres above sea level at Korsmyra. The road was an attraction from the very first day and was called Eagle Road because at its highest point it passed through terrain that had traditionally been the domain of a large number of eagles. The viewpoint has been recently upgraded and was officially opened on 21st June 2006 with a simple ceremony as part of the project & Nasjonal Turistveg & (National Tourist Roads).


Short ferry crossing from Eidsdal to Linge, before reaching the Troll’s Road, an exciting series of 11 hairpin bends that descend the mountain. A true work of art with astonishing views. Another short ferry crossing from Vestnes before arriving in Molde.


Overnight at Scandic Seilet or similar.


Day 6 - Molde – Atlantic Road – Oppdal

Breakfast buffet in the hotel.


Enjoy the scenic ride and stunning views on the Atlantic Road, beautifully built between sea and land, crossing bridges and dikes, at the edge of the ocean. This true masterpiece of civil engineering was voted the & work of art of the century & by the Norwegians and ranked one of the best road routes in the world by the daily The Guardian.


Continue south to Oppdal.


Overnight at Quality Skifer Hotel or similar.


Day 7 - Otta Region – Oslo

Breakfast buffet in the hotel.


Today you will return to Oslo. Short stop in Lillehammer and some free time to explore the Olympic City. Late afternoon arrival to Hamar. Continue along the coast of Lake Mjøsa, the largest lake in Norway. In the

afternoon, upon arrival in Oslo, you will enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour with a local guide.


The guided tour of the city includes a visit to the Frogner Park, with all sculptural Vigeland. You will also see the magnificent Royal Palace, City Hall and Akershus Fortress. Remainder of the day at leisure.


Overnight at Thon Opera or similar.



Day 8 - Depart Oslo

Breakfast buffet in the hotel.


Enjoy some last-minute shopping for the Viking souvenirs. Transfer to the airport for your flight back to home.



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