Sognefjord in a Nutshell
This 5 night holiday in Oslo, Bergen and Norway Sognefjord, the longest fjord in the world and the deepest fjord in Norway, is a suggested itinerary to allow you to see the best of this amazing country in a short time.
Price from: €1295 pp sharing (plus taxes)
Activities: Oslo-Bergen Railway, Flamsbana Railway, Sognefjord high speed ferry
Destinations: Oslo, Bergen, Balestrand
Types: Independent Travel, Summer Holiday, Short Break Holiday, Couples, Groups, Solo Travellers
Day 2: At leisure in Oslo for a full day to take in some great museums and galleries.
Day 3: One of the most beautiful railway journeys in the world is that between Oslo and Bergen on the west coast. You disembark in the heart of the mountains at the tiny station of Myrdal. A second train, the Flåmsbanen, winds down almost sheer mountainside taking you to Flåm which marks the head of the Sognefjorden. A high speed ferry takes you along the full length of this stunning waterway. At the village of Balestrand in the heart of the fjords you disembark in time for dinner and overnight at the Kviknes Hotel, a member of De Historiske hotels of Norway.
Day 4: You have most of the day free to explore Balestrand. Alternatively, take the Fjaerland Glacier tour (book locally the day before). In the late afternoon you re-join the express boat taking you to Bergen where you stay for 2 nights.
Day 5: Today you have time to explore Bergen which offers outdoor markets, great restaurants, tours inland and a funicular railway to Mount Fløyen where you get a panoramic view of the town. If you can, take in one of the frequent summer concerts in Troldhaugen, home of the composer Edvard Grieg.
Day 6: It’s an early start for your flights back to Dublin.
Note: This itinerary also operates in reverse.
Departures: 01 May – 30 September 2020
Adult from: €1295 pp sharing (plus taxes)
Single Supplement: €245
One 20kg checked bag per person
2 nights B&B accommodation in a 3* hotel in Oslo
Bergen Railway Line (Oslo-Bergen) & Flamsbanen (via Myrdal)
1 night dinner, B&B in Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand
Express boat to Bergen.
2 nights B&B accommodation in a 3* hotel in Bergen
Full information pack including maps, guide book and tour brief.
Meals other than as stated
Transfers in Norway
Travel insurance (required)
Optional excursions and tours
Add extra nights in Oslo, Bergen, Flam, Vatnahalsen or Balestrand from €95-€135 per person per night.
At the end of the package, add 2 extra nights B&B in Stockholm from €295 per person sharing.
Fjaerland / Glacier tour (book locally in hotel, approx €100 per person).
Prices correct at time of print (Jan 2020). E&OE.
Subject to availability at time of booking.
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