Fjords & Glaciers of Norway

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Availability : Select Saturdays, May-September

Fjords & Glaciers of Norway

Highlights Include:

  • Group travel with a professional guide
  • Cruising the Sognefjord, the “King of the Fjords”
  • Travel on Norway’s supreme public transportation systems
  • Riding the famous Flåmsbana Railway

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Tour Details

From: $3,089 per person | Single supplement from $636

Price includes transatlantic airfare from New York (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city)

8 days – Fjords & Glaciers of Norway: from $3089 per person

10 days – Fjords & Glaciers of Norway + Stockholm: from $3439 per person

2023 Departures: Select Saturdays
May 27 
June 10, 24
July 8, 22 
August 5, 19
September 2

 

This is not your typical guided bus tour, as it is utilizes public transportation so you enjoy a more authentic, up-close experience. Explore fjords, waterfalls, coastal and city culture, glaciers, and, really, the best of what Norway has to offer. This uniquely crafted tour has the perfect balance of the comfort of having a guide, while still having the freedom to explore on your own.

NEW for 2023: option to extend to Stockholm for two nights!

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Itinerary
This is an escorted tour. Our Destination Specialists will work with you to customize any pre- or post-departure arrangements to your travel preferences.

Day 1Departure from US

Day 2Arrive Bergen, Norway

Upon arrival, transfer to the city center with the remainder of day at leisure to discover Norway’s “Gateway to the Fjords”. Overnight in Bergen

Day 3Bergen City Tour | Meals: B

Meet your group and local guide after breakfast for a walking tour of Bergen which will include the Hanseatic Wharf, Bryggen, the Håkonshall, and the world-famous Fish Market. Explore Bergen as you would like this afternoon, perhaps do some shopping, or visit some of the many museums in the city. You may also wish to take the optional Afternoon Food Tour and take the Fløibanen Funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen. Overnight in Bergen

Day 4Cruise to Balestrand | Meals: B D

This morning, depart from the nearby Bergen port, heading through the magnificent Sognefjord to Balestrand. The afternoon will be at your leisure to explore the area. There are some walking/hiking opportunities nearby, or stroll in the picturesque town with a cider house and an English dragon-style church. Overnight in Balestrand

Day 5Balestrand / optional tour | Meals: B D

Day at leisure to enjoy beautiful Balestrand. Optional half day excursion: cruise along a narrower fjord branch to Fjærland. Jostedal Glacier, the largest glacier in mainland Europe, is visible as you cruise. You will take a bus to the edge of Bøya Glacier and the Norwegian Glacier Museum. After the glacier visit, you will return to Balestrand by boat. Overnight in Balestrand

Day 6To the East, via Flåm & Myrdal | Meals: B

Today’s travel east begins with a cruise along the Aurlandsfjord to the fjord village of Flåm, where you can enjoy lunch and browsing on your own. In the afternoon you’ll board the famous Flåmsbana railway for an hour-long ascent from the fjord valley that will take you along some of the most scenic sights in Norway. After arriving in the small mountain station of Myrdal, a journey on the high-speed Bergen Railway will take you to Norway’s capital, Oslo, for evening arrival. Overnight in Oslo

Day 7Oslo | Meals: B

Your group will enjoy a tour of Oslo’s highlights: Frogner Park with Vigeland’s Sculpture Garden, the Royal Palace, City Hall, Akershus Fortress, and one of several excellent museums. The remainder of day is open for you to explore at your leisure. Overnight in Oslo

Day 8Depart Oslo, Norway | Meals: B

In conjunction with your flight, transfer by express train to Gardermoen airport for your return to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

STOCKHOLM EXTENSION:

Day 8Oslo to Stockholm, Sweden | Meals: B

Departure from Oslo to Stockholm, located on the east coast of Sweden, by high-speed train. After arrival and check-in at hotel closer to central station, remainder of the day at leisure to enjoy Sweden’s capital, a city built on 14 islands, and surrounded by an archipelago of thousands of islands. Overnight in Stockholm

Day 9Stockholm | Meals: B

Meet your tour leader at hotel reception, then enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour of Stockholm with a local guide. Stockholm, sometimes referred to as the Venice of the North, is surrounded by Lake Mälaren, and by the Baltic Sea. The city’s grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums reveal its700 year-old history beautifully. During your sightseeing tour you will visit the Gamla Stan (Old Town), where you will be charmed by cobblestone streets, narrow but beautifully preserved buildings, and The Royal Palace. Overnight in Stockholm

Day 10Depart Stockholm | Meals: B

In conjunction with your flight, transfer by airport express train to Arlanda airport for your return to the US – or extend your stay in Scandinavia!

Included

FJORDS & GLACIERS of NORWAY, 8 days:

  • Transatlantic airfare from New York, including government taxes & fuel surcharges
    (please inquire for pricing from your US departure city) 
  • Six nights’ accommodation in standard room
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • English speaking tour guide from Day 3 through Day 7
  • Guided walking tour in Bergen
  • Sognefjord Cruise
  • Train Flåm-Oslo including the Flåm Railway
  • Oslo City Tour

FJORDS & GLACIERS of NORWAY plus STOCKHOLM, 10 days:

  • All of the above
  • Train from Oslo to Stockholm
  • Two nights’ accommodation in Stockholm in standard room
  • Transfers as indicated
  • Meals as indicated (B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner)
  • English speaking tour escort through Day 9
Not Included
  • Additional airline fees, such as meals, seat reservations, luggage costs
  • Travel insurance, recommended
  • Fees for passports
  • Transfers, sightseeing, activities, meals, and beverages not specified
  • Luggage handling at airports and hotels
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, spa services, internet, phone, etc.
Optional Excursions
At additional cost, subject to availability (recommended to book in advance)
  • Bergen return Fløibanen ticket & Food Tasting – Sample some of the local delights on a Fish Market tour, plus get a roundtrip ticket for the Funicular up to Mount Fløien for spectacular views.
  • Fjærland half day tour – Sail from Balestrand to the small town of Fjærland, with visits to edge of a glacier and the fascinating glacier museum.
Notes
  • Airport transfers can be upgraded to private for an additional cost
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