Sognefjord & Balestrand exclusive
Sognefjord & Balestrand exclusive – A relaxing trip with Fjord cruises on the Sognefjord & the beautiful Aurlandsfjord branch, Flam Railway & Bergen rail line. Starting & finishing with stays in Oslo, 2 nights at the historic Kvikne’s hotel in the beautiful Balestrand fjord village & 2 nights in picturesque Bergen.
DAY 1 – First night in Oslo
Individual arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel.
Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslo fjord, surrounded by forested hills. In Oslo you can visit the Viking ship museum, the Holmenkollen Ski jump, the Vigeland sculpture park.
Spend 1 night in Oslo
Optional: Add city sightseeing or Fjord cruises in Oslo
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DAY 2 – Bergen line
Morning departure by the Bergen line, taking you through the scenic Hallingdal valley and across the specatcular Hardangerviddda mountain plateau to the mountain station of Myrdal.
Read about the Bergen line
Flam Railway & Fjord cruise
At the tiny Myrdal station you change to the famous Flam Railway for an unforgettable descend from mountain to fjord through the Flam valley, with mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, tiny farms and the beautiful river.
In Flam you board an express boat for a fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord branch & the main Sognefjord. Disembark in the beautifully located Balestrand village.
The wooden, historic Kvikne’s hotel
Enjoy a relaxing, 2 nights stay in the historic wooden wing – built in the “Swiss style” – in room with fjord view. Buffet dinner in the evening.
The hotel is graced with an extensive collection of antiques and authentic artworks, and the Kvikne family has been the hosts since 1877!
Spend 2 nights in Balestrand
DAY 3 – Full day in Balestrand
Balestrand is surrounded by mountain peaks, with beautiful views of the Sognefjord & the Fjaerlandfjord branch. The village is home to a selection of authentic, wooden Swiss style villas, a tiny aquarium & galleries. You can follow the interesting, well marked cultural trail or one of the marked mountain hiking trails for an active day.
DAY 4 – Cruise to Bergen
Board the express boat for a 4 hour cruise to Bergen through the outer parts of the Sognefjord and along the coast, with islands, local fjords, tiny settlements & summer houses, passing through narrow straits. The boat takes you to the very heart of Bergen, close to the fish market.
Spend 2 nights in Bergen
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DAY 5 – Full day in Bergen
Spend a full day at leisure in Bergen –
see the UNESCO Bryggen wharf, the Funicular to mount Floyen with a marvelous view of the town, the Fish market, the Aquarium, picturesque areas with tiny wooden houses & narrow streets
DAY 6 – Oslo & Oslo fjord cruise
A 45 min flight to Oslo. Check in at the same hotel as the first night. Enjoy a 2 hour fjord cruise on the scenic Oslo fjord, with islands & narrow straits, tiny summer houses & elegant villas
Spend 1 night in Oslo
The tour finishes after breakfast on day 7
BOOKING & PRICES
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THIS TRIP INCLUDES:
Hotels w. breakfast buffet
Hotel Continental or similar
Kvikne’s hotel, room in the historic wing w. fjord view & dinner buffet x 2
Radisson Blu Royal hotel or similar
Express boat Flam-Balestrand-Bergen
Oslo fjord cruise
All taxes & VAT
Contact us regarding this tour:
e-mail to [email protected] or call us on +47 55 13 13 10 (Mond.-Frid. 09:00 to 15:30 local time)