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Norway Tours takes you to an unforgettable cruise on the Sognefjord to the beautiful fjord village of Balestrand
Day 1: Welcome to Oslo!
Arrival to Gardermoen in Oslo. The airport is located 47 km northeast of Oslo and the best way to arrive to the city center is by the airport train or bus from Gardermoen.
If you arrive early we recommend you to buy the Oslo Pass. You can purchase the pass at the Tourist Information Center or through hotel receptions and many other official sale points in Oslo.
Overnight stay in central Oslo.
Day 2: Sognefjord in a Nutshell® Fjord Tour and Balestrand Village
After breakfast, you will make your way to the station in Oslo to board your Sognefjord in a nutshell tour to Bergen. This railway journey is voted one of the 20 best in the world.
You travel through fairytale landscape, charming villages like Gol and Geilo with beautiful waterfalls and deep blue fjords. In Myrdal you will switch trains and take a side trip on the Flåm Railway one of the world’s steepest tracks. This Journey will literally and figuratively leave you breathless!
After you have enjoyed Flåm you will board an express boat for a fantastic fjord cruise on the famous Sognefjord that takes you to the beautiful village of Balestrand.
We recommend you to book luggage transfer for this tour. Your luggage will be picked up in Oslo between 6 and 8 am and will be delivered in Bergen around 9 pm. Price per item is 40 EUR.
Overnight stay in Balestrand area.
Day 3: Norwegian Fjords – Cruise Travel from Balestrand to Bergen
Spend your morning in the beautifully located village of Balestrand. Balestrand is known for its breathtaking nature and has inspired artist all over the world with its amazing landscape. From Balestrand, you can go kayaking on the fjord, go hiking on the Jostedablsbreen glacier or just relax and enjoy the nature.
After lunch, board the 4-hour fjord cruise boat to Bergen along the coast and the Sognefjord all the way to Bergen. A real spectacular journey!
Overnight stay in Bergen.
Day 4: Day at leisure and activities in Bergen
Bryggen harbor area
Ulriken Panoramic Tour
The Fish Market
Bergen offers a wide range of sights to visit. We recommend the wonderful views from Fløibanen Funicular or Ulriken Cable Car. Take a walk to the harbor, with UNESCO World Heritage site, Bryggen. For your afternoon in Bergen there is a large variety of interesting activities, galleries and museums to visit.
Here are few choices that we recommend:
Bryggen harbor area where the very first buildings were constructed. It is one of Norway’s main attractions and is on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The magnificent architecture of these wooden buildings is carefully preserved and hosts a variety of restaurants, shops, offices, artists’ studios, craft workshops, and the Bryggen Museum.
The Fish Market in the heart of Bergen is a must see and one of Norway‘s most frequented outdoors markets. For your evening in Bergen there is a large variety of delicious international restaurants, small cafés, bars and nightclubs to choose from.
Overnight stay in Bergen.
Day 5: Railway journey to Oslo
Holemkollen Ski Jump
Vigeland Sculpture Park
Today you will head to Bergen Central Station for your return journey to Oslo. The capital is the most populous city in Norway and the fastest growing major urban area in Europe. Today Oslo consistently ranks as one of the best cities in Europe in terms of quality of life. Oslo is a great city to visit year-round, with activities for each season. Full of energy, a friendly atmosphere and nature at its doorstep. Explore the attractions such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Royal Palace, Akerbrygge harbor area and Bygdøy peninsula with many museums such as Viking Ship Museum, Fram museum and the Norwegian Museum of Culture History.
Overnight stay in Oslo.
Day 6: Departure
Check out and transfer on your own to the airport for your return flight home. We recommend taking the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central station.
Hotel accommodation (comfort/ quality) for 5 nights with Continental breakfast