Great fjords of Norway -Unesco world heritage and landscapes of “frozen”

/Great fjords of Norway -Unesco world heritage and landscapes of “frozen”
Great fjords of Norway -Unesco world heritage and landscapes of “frozen” 2017-05-22T18:58:43+00:00

Project Description

GROUP TOUR – 7 DAY ROUNDTRIP

One highlight after another awaits you on this trip through one of the most spectacular and fascinating sceneries in the World – with deep fjords, glacier formations, picturesque villages and majestic mountains. You will recognize stave churches, villages, costumes and landscapes which inspired Disney for the movie “Frozen”. Arrival/Departure from Oslo (flight not incl.)

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN OSLO/ HAMAR (100 KM)

Arrival by plane to Oslo and travel along the Mjøsa lake to Hamar.

DAY 2: HAMAR/TROLLSTIGEN/ ÅLESUND (365 KM)

Along Mjøsa and via the Olympic winter town Lillehammer through Gudbrandsdal and the impressive Romsdal valley framed by steep mountains. We pass the Troll Wall, unique in Europe with its rapid decline of a 1000 m. We climb the famous Trollstigen mountain road with 11 hairpin bends. Along the Storfjord we progress into Ålesund, a cozy Atlantic harbor town. A must see in Ålesund is the view point Aksla with its 418 steps. From its peak you will experience a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean and the nearby Sunnmøre mountain range.

DAY 3: ÅLESUND/GEIRANGERFJORD / BØVERDAL (260 KM)

Travel to Hellesylt and pass the spectacular Geirangerfjord with its abandoned farms and magnificent waterfalls on the way and further on to Geiranger. After Geiranger we ascent the high mountains at Strynsfjell and arrive at the highest located municipality in Norway: Lom. One of the oldest stave churches can be seen here. After Lom we travel down the valley and into Bøverdal.

DAY 4: BØVERDAL/SOGNEFJORD / BERGEN (295 KM)

The Sognefjell road takes us over the highest mountain pass in Norway and down to the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest Fjord in Norway. Ferry crossing and through the 24 km long Lærdalstunnel. Optional trip with the famous Flåm train via Myrdal to Voss (not incl.). Arrival in Bergen and city tour through old and newer parts of the city, the world famous fish market, the old city center and the Hanseatic wharf.

DAY 5: BERGEN/HARDANGERFJORD/ GOL (290 KM)

The Hardangerfjord is famous for its orchards and numerous waterfalls. In 2013 the new Hardanger-bridge was opened, and from here on it is only a short trip to Vøringsfossen, the most visited of the Norwegian waterfalls. After here we ascend onto the Hardangervidda plateau and move on to Geilo and Gol.

DAY 6: GOL/OSLO (200 KM)

Through the Hallingdal valley towards Oslo. 3 h city tour in Oslo including the Vigeland Park with its 200 sculptures, the royal palace, the opera building and the city hall. Afternoon on your own.

DAY 7: DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

Transfer to the airport and departure.

Services

  • 6 x accommodation w/half board (Scandinavian menus) in good tourist class hotels (outskirts of Bergen and Oslo), rooms w. shower/WC

  • Ferry crossings Magerholm/Sykkylven, Hellesylt/Geiranger (Geirangerfjord) and Mannheller/Fodnes (Sognefjord)

  • Local guide for 3 h city tour in Bergen and Oslo (no entrances incl.)

  • Coach transportation day 1-6 + airport transfer day 7.

  • English speaking tour escort day 1-7.