The Norwegian Fjords – mail boat experience

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Project Description

9 DAYS ROUNDTRIP

Experience the Norwegian mountain landscape with its deep fjords and rugged archipelago from both seaside and ashore. The historic Hurtigruten ferry takes you along the Norwegian coast and shows you a part of what has become known as “the most beautiful sea journey in the world”.

Day 1: Arrival in Kiel / Gothenburg

Arrival in Kiel in the evening and with the Stena Line night ferry to Gothenburg.

Day 2: Gothenburg / Hamar (445 km)

After arrival in Gothenburg at 9.15 am we travel through the city with its wide avenues and numerous fountains towards Hamar. On the way we will be travelling along the Swedish coast, cross the Norwegian boarder and pass Oslo before we reach Hamar, beautifully located on the shore of Lake Mjøsa.

Day 3: Hamar / Geiranger / Stranda (330 km)

Today we move north towards Lillehammar. On the way we have the opportunity to visit the famous Maihaugen open air museum. We move on through the lovely Gudbrands Valley with old farms and densely forested mountain sides and further on we ascend the Jotunheim mountain range, home of the highest peaks in Norway. Along the route we have the opportunity to pay a visit in the 850 year old stave church in Lom. High up in the mountains we also pass the “Dalsnibba” viewing point that offers a breathtaking view of the mountains and the all the way down to the Geirangerfjord (UNESCO world heritage site). Through numerous bends and turns and past roaring waterfalls and streams we descend the mountains and arrive in Stranda on the shore of the Fjord.

Day 4: Stranda / Trondheim (355 km)

The day starts with a short ferry trip. Along the curvy mountain pass road “Trollstigen” we travel through the magnificent Roms Valley with steep cliffs and the Dovre Mountains – the land of giants. Further on we reach Trondheim, the old residence city. Here you have the opportunity to experience the majestic Nidaros cathedral and the old city center.

Day 5: Trip aboard Hurtigruten

At 10 am we board the Hurtigruten ferry in Trondheim, taking us to Bergen. One and a half day of relaxation and stunning views awaits, as the ferry makes its way southwards along the Norwegian coast and through rocky archipelagos. Along the way we make a stop in Kristiansund, famous for its dry fish, in Molde, famous for its roses, and in the pretty art nouveau town of Ålesund.

Day 6: Arrival in Bergen

In the early morning we arrive in Florø, and in the late afternoon we dock in Bergen. Here a city tour awaits, that will show us all the sights as well as Bergen’s marvelous location between mountains and skerries. Must sees are the old wharf, the market place and the cable car to the local midtown peak, Fløyen.

Day 7: Bergen / Hardanger / Rauland (290 km)

The morning is free to be spent on e.g. the fish- and flower market in Bergen. In the afternoon we will be traveling through the Hardanger area, Norway’s orchard. This leg takes us across the new Hardanger Bridge – the longest suspension bridge in Norway. We move on towards the Telemark region on the southern edge of the Hardangervidda plateau, and pass the Låtefoss waterfall along the way.

Day 8: Rauland / Oslo / Frederikshavn (215 km)

After a short stop at the Heddal stave church, we travel to Oslo, idyllically located between fjords and mountains. Here we will take a city tour where the Vigeland sculpture park, the royal palace and the Bygdøy museum island are on the route. In the evening, at 7.30 pm, we board the Stena Line ferry.

Day 9: Frederikshavn / Departure

Arrival in Frederikshavn at 7:45 am. Journey back home.

Services

  • 1 x night ferry Kiel – Gothenburg for both bus and passengers incl. double-/single rooms inside with shower / WC, evening buffet and breakfast

  • 1 x night ferry Oslo – Frederikshavn for both bus and passengers incl. double-/single rooms inside with shower / WC, evening buffet and breakfast

  • 5 x nights / half board in good midrange hotels. Rooms w. shower /

  • 1 night aboard Hurtigruten for both bus and passengers incl. double-/single rooms inside with shower / WC and breakfast

  • All necessary ferries in Norway for both bus and

  • 3 hour city tour in Oslo (entrance fees not

  • 1 night in hotel for the bus driver, and necessary ferries for the empty bus