Norway: Fjords and Glaciers (Jun ’24)

9 Days

8 nights small group tour from Oslo to Bergen with Back-Roads Touring

Overview

Let your imagination run wild as we fjord-hop past towering waterfalls, snow-topped mountains, tranquil lakes and quaint fairytale villages on this scenic adventure through Norway – topped off by an unparalleled train journey on the Flåm Railway. With utterly breathtaking landscapes and warm local hospitality at every destination, this is the Norwegian adventure you’ve been dreaming of.

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Itinerary

Our incredible journey will begin in the cosmopolitan capital of Oslo – where we’ll meet our Tour Leader and fellow travel companions. Tonight, we’ll get to know one another better over a delicious welcome dinner. Accommodation: Clarion Collection Hotel Folketeateret (or similar)
Meals: Dinner

After breakfast, we’ll make our way to picturesque Ulvik – stopping off at the mesmerising Gol Stave Church as we go. Located in the medieval park Gordarike, this site is an exquisite copy of the original Gol Church built in the 1200s – and you’ll have plenty of time to admire the intricate wooden carvings and Viking detailing before we continue to Eidfjord. After soaking up the dramatic landscape along our journey, we’ll make a stop at a scenic cascade: the thundering Vøringfossen waterfall. Tonight, we’ll have the evening free to spend at our leisure exploring Ulvik’s gastronomic delights or relaxing at our hand-picked hotel. Accommodation: Brakanes Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

First up today: a visit to the mighty Hardanger Bridge – one of the world’s longest suspension bridges. We’ll have the opportunity to marvel at this impressive engineering feat and the stunning natural backdrop, before moving on to Hardangerfjord Akvasenter in Steinstø. Here, we’ll learn all about Norwegian salmon farming processes and have the opportunity to sample a variety of local produce during an included lunch. Back in Ulvik, we’ll have the rest of the afternoon to take in the picturesque surrounds at our own pace. Accommodation: Brakanes Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Lunch

Following this morning’s breakfast, we’ll make our way to Myrdal where a tour highlight awaits. Once we arrive, we’ll hop aboard one of the world’s most scenic railway experiences: the famous Flåm railway. We’ll sit back and soak up the breathtaking vistas of the Aurlandsfjord along this panoramic train journey – before ending at a charming pub for a tasting of the local beer. This afternoon, we’ll continue north to Sogndal – where an evening of leisure time awaits. Accommodation: Hofslund Fjord Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

The award-winning Norwegian Glacier Museum is first on our agenda today – offering us a fascinating insight into the region, from the Ice Age to today’s climate change challenges. Afterwards, it’s time to see some of the ice formations for ourselves with stops at the mesmerising Supphellebreen, Bøyabreen and Kjenndal glaciers. We’ll end our day in the beautiful town of Nordfjordeid, located at the end of Eidsfjorden – where a sumptuous group dinner awaits. Accommodation: Nordfjord Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Weather permitting, we’ll start our day at Dalsnibba Summit: Europe’s highest and most magnificent fjord viewpoint. We’ll have plenty of time to soak up the incredible surrounding landscapes from the Geiranger Skywalk Platform – perched at 1500m above sea level. Later, we’ll cruise to the middle of the Geirangerfjord to see the captivating Seven Sisters, Bridal Veil and Suitor waterfalls. This evening, we’ll have some free time to enjoy Nordfjordeid’s local hospitality or relax at our hand-picked hotel. Accommodation: Nordfjord Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

First on the agenda today: Briksdal Glacier. A Troll car will take us to the foot of this impressive glacier – where we’ll stop to marvel at its untameable power. Then, we’ll continue on to Sunnfjord Museum – an open-air museum depicting the daily life of the area’s farmer and tenant families in the 19th century. After an insightful day, we’ll press south to Leikanger – where we’ll have an evening to spend at our leisure. Accommodation: Leikanger Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast

We’ll continue our journey with a stop at Vik this morning – where we’ll see the richly decorated Hopperstad Stave Church and the distinctive Moahaugane burial mounds. After reaching our tour’s final destination of Bergen, we’ll reconvene at the hotel to enjoy some delicious Norwegian cuisine and toast the final night of our adventure. Accommodation: Zander K Hotel (or similar)
Meals: Breakfast | Dinner

Day 9 :
Bergen

After breakfast, there’s time for an in-depth walking tour of Bergen with a local guide before our trip comes to a close in the afternoon. What an adventure it’s been!
Meals: Breakfast

Departures & Prices

  • Travel dates: selected departures in June 2024
  • Prices from: R68,129 pps

Includes / Excludes

Inclusions

  • Accommodation: 8 nights in hand-picked accommodation
  • The Crew: Experienced Tour Leader and Driver
  • Transport: Premium mini-coach transportation

Exclusions

  • International flights and taxes
  • Visas (if required)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals and drinks not specified
  • Activities & services not specified
  • Anything of a personal nature

Terms & Conditions

  • Prices are per person, capacity controlled, subject to availability and further subject to rate of exchange fluctuations at time of booking.
  • For standard booking terms & conditions see: backroadstouring.com/terms-and-conditions.
  • Valid for sale until 31 May 2024.
From R68,129
/ Person
  • Currency
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Summary

  • Selected departures in June 2024
  • 8 nights
  • Norway
  • Back-Roads Touring (BFGOO3)