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    4 days - Independent tour by train, boat and ferry.

    The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, extends more than 200km inland to the foot of Jotunheimen mountains. The area is said to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. The tour combines a beautiful boat journey on the Sognefjord, with an impressive train journey on the Flåm Railway.

    The trip by express boat offers views of majestic mountains along the Aurlandsfjord where you can see small Norwegian farms on the mountainsides. On the way out to the fjord the boat stops at the beautiful village of Balestrand. Enjoy the amazing coastal landscape and small islands before arriving in Bergen.

    Independent and easily modified to suit your needs.sognefjord

    Day 1
    Discover Oslo, the greenest city in Europe
    Day 2
    Travel from Oslo via Flåm to Balestrand
    Day 3
    Enjoy the amazing views as you depart Balestrand to Bergen
    Day 4
    Depart Bergen
    Start Place
    Oslo, Norway
    End Place
    Bergen, Norway
    Country Visited
    Norway
    Duration
    4 Days
    Start Date
    Flexible
    Travel Style
    Independent
    Suitability
    Independent holiday with moderately active activities and no porterage included
    Code
    50DN0850

    Please note that all our itineraries, inclusions, dates and prices displayed on this website may change at any time. If you book an itinerary today and have this confirmed it will be the itinerary that is delivered to you. However, the online itinerary on our website may change in the meantime.

    As a Certified B Corporation, 50 Degrees North has designed this tour using handpicked local hoteliers and suppliers who share our ethos of delivering services and activities of high social and environmental standards.

    The CO2-e per person per day of all tours is carefully measured following each season. We fully offset all emissions of our tours on your behalf, and we constantly look at ways to reduce emissions where possible.

    Details

    Transportation

    Train, ferry and boat.

    Included
    • Accommodation in shared double/twin room, single supplement available
    • Breakfast and dinner at Kvikne´s Hotel
    • Sognefjord in a Nutshell® train/express boat ticket from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and service fees
    Not Included

    International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Discover Oslo, the greenest city in Europe

    Arrive Oslo and transfer into the city via the airport train. Oslo is a nature centric city, with greenery and wooded areas never far away. Besides enjoying these spaces, it is recommended to take the ferry down to the island Bygdøy to see the many museums there and stroll through Vigelandsparken, the largest single artist sculpture garden in the world.

    Discover the new area of Bjorvika with the new Opera House and Munch Museum and then explore the charming shopping streets, cosy cafés and exciting eateries of Grünerløkka. After going shopping at numerous design boutiques, vintage shops and flea markets, head to the Mathallenfood hall for local specialties.

    Accommodation
    Comfort Hotel Grand Central
    Restaurants
    Restaurant options in Oslo

    Day 2 - Travel from Oslo via Flåm to Balestrand

    Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal, and continue by the Flåm Railway to Flåm, and express boat to Balestrand. Check into Kvikne´s Hotel in a historic room with fjord views.

    Explore the village of Balestrand, or just laze around the this beautiful historic hotel. Hiking up in the mountains is also possible or you can visit the museums, aquariums and churches of Balestrand.

    Dinner is a Scandinavian buffet style in a large room with glorious fjord views from many tables. Be sure to have a wander after dinner to enjoy this incredible historic hotel and its reflections on the water at night.

    Meals
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Kvikne's Hotel

    Day 3 - Enjoy the amazing views as you depart Balestrand to Bergen

    Take the morning or afternoon express boat out of the Sognefjord and south towards Bergen. With 5 - 6 hours on the water, you have plenty of time to soak in the atmosphere and the fresh air. There is a cafe on board with simple options. You can sit out on the deck on the upper floor with room to move. The boat moves pretty quickly and there are several stops along the way.

    Precipitous mountains, thunderous waterfalls and small homesteads that cling to the mountain sides are the framework of this boat tour.

    Arrive into Bergen and check into your fjord side hotel.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel Admiral
    Restaurants
    Cornelius Fish Restaurant

    Day 4 - Depart Bergen

    Before departing, head out for some sightseeing in Bergen. A hike or Fløibanen Funicular journey up to the top of Mount Fløyen is a must for first-time visitors to the city. There is great shopping in the old Hanseatic wharf Bryggen, as well as numerous fascinating museums and historic sights.

    Independent transfer to airport.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. Prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 Jun 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    1 Jun 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    NZD 1,582
    Available
    Standard
    1 Jun 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    1 Jun 2024
    30 Sep 2024
    NZD 579
    Available
    Extra for Single

    Important Information

    • The tour can be completed in one day, but we strongly recommend the stay in Balestrand.
    Itinerary options:
    • One way trip Oslo-Bergen or Bergen-Oslo
    • Round trip from Bergen or from Oslo via Bergen

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