The Land of the Fjords & Glaciers

08DAYS 07NIGHTS

A REMARKABLE JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF FJORDS STARTING IN THE HANSEATIC PORT OF BERGEN – THE CAPITAL OF THE FJORDS. EXPERIENCE PICTURESQUE VILLAGES, MAGNIFICENT WATERFALLS, BREATHTAKING MOUNTAIN PEAKS AND GLACIERS, AND THE HIGHLIGHT: THE GEIRANGER FJORD, WHICH IS INCLUDED ON UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST. THIS TOUR WILL BE UNFORGETtABLE!

2018 DEPARTURE DATES
MAY: 26
JUN: 30 
JUL: 07, 21, 28
AUG: 04, 11, 18, 25
SEP: 01

*Please note! Regular Arrival Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfers from the Airport in Bergen & to the Airport in Oslo and only on the published official date of beginning & end of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur. This transfer service is not valid for passengers with pre/post nights or passengers who require private transfers – for a supplement, private transfers can be reserved for these passengers.

RATES:

Per person in double/twin room:

EUR 2,590.00

Supplement for single room:

EUR 620.00

3rd person in extra bed sharing a double/twin room:

EUR 2,380.00

Child (7 – 12 years), per child when sharing room with parents:    

EUR 2,198.00

TOUR INCLUSIONS:
  • 7 nights at hotels in standard double/twin rooms, except at Hotel Alexandra & Hotel Union, where Fjord View rooms are confirmed
  • 7 Breakfasts – Buffet style
  • 3 dinners (as per program)
  • Bi-lingual tour escort from Day 2 to Day 7 (English & Spanish or Portuguese)
  • All touring by private coach, with air-condition, including all the sightseeing mentioned in the program
  • The long distance bus from day 2 - 7 offers WIFI
  • Guided tours in the cities of Bergen and Oslo (For city tours with local guides, the group will be divided by languages, with their respective monolingual local guide)
  • Regular Arrival Transfer, from Bergen Airport*
  • Regular Departure Transfer, to Oslo Airport, OSL*
  • Porter service at the hotels (excluding day 1 & 8)

ITINERARY:

DAY

TUESDAY

Arrival in Bergen

                                                

 

 

1

 

Bergen Bors Hotel

****

Arrival to Bergen Airport, meet & greet by Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative, for Regular Arrival Transfer Service to the hotel* for check-in (Please see notes below for this service). Please consult the Borealis Destination Management welcome letter, which you will receive upon check-in at your hotel, and kindly note where and when to meet your tour leader. The day is at leisure.

*IMPORTANT NOTE! Regular Arrival Transfer Services, included in the program, are only available for transfers from Airport in Bergen and only on the official date of beginning of the tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

DAY

WEDNESDAY

Bergen

Breakfast

 

2

 

Bergen Bors Hotel

****

Breakfast at the hotel and free morning. Please be in the hotel’s reception area at 14:00, to meet your tour escort and receive information on the upcoming tour program. At 15:00 we depart by private coach with a local guide for a 2-hour panoramic sightseeing tour. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the typical Bryggen quarter with the characteristic buildings, with pointed gables facing the harbour, St. Mary’s Church and the colorful fish markets, where all specialities from northern Scandinavia, like salmon and king crabs are sold. We will also delight in Haakon’s Hall (entrance excluded) before ending back at the hotel. The evening is at leisure.

DAY

THURSDAY

Bergen - Flaam – Loen

Breakfast & Dinner

3

 

Hotel Alexandra - Fjord View room

****+

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure 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 Flaam 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 Flaam.

Here we have some free time before embarking onto the afternoon ferry, which will take us on a breath-taking crossing along the Aurland & Naeroy fjords, which are branches of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway. The coast offers very strong contrasts, sometimes you will experience rocks falling dramatically into the fjord while other stretches of the river turn into a wonderful green. Disembarkation in Gudvangen and continuation by coach, through one of the largest tunnels of Norway. We continue our journey through Laerdal and Skei until we reach Loen, beautifully situated between mountains, lakes and fjords. Dinner and overnight at the prestigious Hotel Alexandra.  

DAY

FRIDAY

Loen – Briksdal Glacier –­ Geiranger

Breakfast & Dinner

4

 

Hotel Union - Fjord View room

****+

Breakfast at the hotel.

Optional Excursion: Briksdal Glacier, an arm of Europe’s largest Glacier Jostedalsbreen.

PRICE: 52 EUR /PERSON

DURATION: APPROX 3-HOURS

After arriving at Briksdal Glacier, we will make a visit to the foot of the glacier, travelling by small motorized “Troll cars” and walking through Norwegian nature to the very snout of the glacier. Here we experience the glacier’s breathtaking blue ice. After the visit, there will be free time for lunch at your own discretion.

*It is not possible to book this excursion on site. THIS EXCURSION MUST BE PRE-BOOKED WITH TRAVEL BOOKING TO ENSURE ITS IMPLEMENTATION.

Passengers not joining the optional excursion, who prefer to enjoy the hotel and its facilities, will be picked up at around 16:00.

We leave Loen and continue our journey through the wonderful Norwegian mountains to the famous point of Dalsnibba, an observation point located 1.476 meters above sea level, with a spectacular view of the famous Geiranger Fjord, UNESCO World Heritage. (The visit to Dalsnibba is subject to climate permission - cannot be guaranteed). Once our visit to Dalsnibba is finished, we continue our journey downward to Geiranger for check-in at our hotel. Before dinner, a special tour of the Veteran car collection of The Mjelva family is offered. 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. Dinner at the hotel is included.

DAY

SATURDAY

Geiranger

Breakfast & Dinner

5

 

Hotel Union - Fjord View room

****+

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we will take the ferry, crossing the dramatic and ever so impressive, UNESCO’s World Heritage listed, Geiranger Fjord, situated amongst lush mountains and wild waterfalls. Travel from Geiranger to Hellesylt and be inspired by this beautiful unspoiled landscape. After disembarking in Hellesylt, we travel north to Trollstigen or Troll’s path, one of the most dramatic and visited areas in Norway. Travel the 11 hairpin turns on this stunning stretch of road that winds its way along just over 100km of incredible landscape (Weather permitting as road closures can occur). Lunch stop en route (not included).

In the late afternoon, we arrive back at the hotel. Dinner at the hotel is included.

DAY

SUNDAY

Geiranger-Oslo

Breakfast

 

6

 

Hotel Continental

*****

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure by coach to the capital, Oslo. We travel via Lom, where we can admire the oldest wooden church in Norway, which dates from the 12th Century. Late in the afternoon, we arrive in Oslo and check-in at the hotel.

DAY

MONDAY

Oslo

Breakfast

 

7

 

Hotel Continental

*****

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, we will meet our local guide for a 3-hour city sightseeing tour of the Norwegian capital, beautifully situated by the fjord. We will enjoy the view from the Opera house before heading off to Bygdoy Island. Here we will visit one of the most popular museums, the Viking Ship Museum (entrance included), with its three Viking vessels. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will welcome us with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. We will also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at the hotel, from where you will be free to explore the Viking capital at your own pace.

DAY

TUESDAY

Oslo – Departure

Breakfast

 

8

Breakfast at the hotel.  

A Borealis Destination Management English-speaking representative will meet you for the Regular Transfer Service to Oslo Airport*(Please see notes below for this service).

*Please note! Regular Departure Transfer Services included in the program are only available for transfer to Oslo Airport and only on the official end date of tour. The transfers are escorted by an English-speaking representative from Borealis Destination Management and are shared with other fellow passengers; therefore, minor waiting time at the airport may occur.

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