Fjords & Glaciers of Norway

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Availability : Select Thursdays, May-September

Fjords & Glaciers of Norway

Highlights Include:

  • Escorted tour 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: $3,693 per person | Single supplement from $685

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

8 days – Fjords & Glaciers of Norway: from $3693 per person

10 days – Fjords & Glaciers of Norway + Stockholm: from $4154 per person

2024 Departures: Select Thursdays
May 30 
June 13, 27
July 11, 25 
August 8, 22
September 5, 19

 

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.

Option for independent extension to Stockholm for two nights.

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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 via airport coach into city center. The remainder of day is at leisure to relax and 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, including places such as the Hanseatic Wharf, Bryggen, 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 plus ride the Fløibanen Funicular up to the top of Mount Fløyen for stunning views. Overnight in Bergen

Day 4Cruise from Bergen to Balestrand | Meals: B D

This morning, depart from the Bergen pier on a 4-hour boat journey – after skirting the coast, enter the magnificent Sognefjord, sailing to the cozy town of 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 to check out the cider house and the English dragon-style church. Dinner and 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. Portions of Jostedal, the largest glacier on mainland Europe, becomes visible as you cruise. You will take a bus to visit the interactive Norwegian Glacier Museum, then the coach will drive you between two glaciers. Afterwards, you will return to Balestrand by boat. Dinner and 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 more scenic sights in Norway. After arriving in the small mountain station of Myrdal, a picturesque 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

Late morning, your group will enjoy a three-hour tour of Oslo’s highlights, including: Frogner Park with Vigeland’s Sculpture Garden, the Royal Palace, City Hall, Akershus Fortress, and more. The remainder of day is open for you to explore Oslo at your leisure. Overnight in Oslo

Day 8Depart Oslo, Norway | Meals: B

In conjunction with your flight, transfer by express airport 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 central station to Stockholm, located on the east coast of Sweden, by high-speed train. After arrival and check-in at hotel close 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

Make your way to the harbor for a sightseeing excursion by boat through the canal of Djurgården that runs through The Royal National City Park – the capital’s green oasis. Remainder of day to explore on your own. The city’s grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums reveal its 700 year-old history beautifully. Be sure to check out Gamla Stan (Old Town), where you will be charmed by cobblestone streets, narrow but beautifully preserved buildings, and The Royal Palace. Also recommended are several sights on Djurgården: popular Skansen open-air museum & zoo, the stunning Vasa Museum, the Nordic Museum, and the ABBA Museum. 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)
  • Royal Canal cruise excursion
Not Included
  • Ancillary 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 visit to the fascinating glacier museum and a drive between two glaciers.
  • Stockholm – Option to upgrade to a longer boat excursion into the archipelago – or to Drottningholm Palace.
Notes
  • Airport transfers can be upgraded to private for an additional cost
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Photo: Linda McCormick/Borton Overseas
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11 Days
Departures: Daily, All Year