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Travel Period 01.05.2020 – 30.09.2021 Come and enjoy the splendour of some of Norway’s most known and impressive fjords: the world-renowned Geirangerfjord, the Hardangerfjord, often called the “Queen of the Fjords”, and the Sagafjord. All of this combined with Norway’s capital Oslo, picturesque Bergen, the beautiful Art Nouveau city Ålesund, the former Olympic city of Lillehammer and many of the highlights Norwegian nature has to offer
Detailed Itinerary

Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forest Accommodation in 3* hotel in Oslo city centre.

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Oslo in western direction along the Oslofjord, before turning north along Lake Tyrifjord. Continue from Hønefoss along Lake Krøderen and Bromma River to Gol. We recommend a stop at the Torpo Stave Church.
Continue to the mountain village Geilo, located on the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, Norway’s largest national park. Accommodation in 4* hotel in Geilo

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you head across the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau with its snowcapped mountain peaks. We highly recommend the short detour to spectacular Vøringsfossen Waterfall with a fall of 182 metres, before descending the scenic Måbødalen Valley. In Eidfjord we suggest a visit to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre (entrance not included). The journey continues along the scenic Hardanger
Fjord, a region famous for its fruit orchards. Just past Norheimsund we recommend a stop to visit Steindalsfossen Waterfall, where you can walk behind the fall. Continue to Bergen, known as the Gateway to the Fjords. Accommodation in 3* hotel in Bergen
(2 nights)

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Sights of interest are the Hanseatic Bryggen area

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Bergen heading north towards the Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest fjord. A 20-minute ferry crossing (not included) will bring you across the Sognefjord to Lavik. Continue past Førde before reaching the Nordfjord. Short ferry crossing (not included) from Anda to Lote. Continue to Straumshamn where we recommend the scenic road along the Voldafjord Continue to Ørsta, beautifully surrounded by the Sunnmøre Alps. The mountains rise from the sea to a height of 1,600 meters. Accommodation in 4* hotel in the Ørsta area. (2 nights)

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Ørsta region. Bike and motorboat hire is possible. As an alternative we recommend an excursion to the Art Noveau town of Ålesund. The town center reveals a lively urban scene with pleasant restaurants and cafés and the picturesque Brosundet canal with its fishing boats

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Ørsta by ferry crossing (not included) to Leknes. From Hellesylt, the journey continues with a onehour cruise on the Geirangerfjord, which was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 2005 and is truly a spectacular sight with its waterfalls and steep hills. Ascend the Eagle Road and enjoy panoramic views of Geiranger before a short ferry crossing (not included) takes you to Linge. Continue along the Troll Road, one of Norway’s best-known tourist attractions. and the Romsdal Valley to Otta. Accommodation in 3* hotel in Otta area.

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Otta in southern direction and through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley to Lillehammer, the host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. In Lillehammer we recommend a visit to Maihaugen Open Air Museum, which tells the story of life in the Gudbrandsdalen Valley for the last 300 years. Also recommendable is a visit at the Olympic Museum and the Olympic Arena (Lysgårdsbakken). Accommodation in 3* hotel in Lillehammer

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Lillehammer to Oslo. We recommend a stop in Hamar to visit the Vikingskipet, the ice skating rink from the Olympics in the shape of a turned over Viking Ship. Enjoy the drive along Norway’s longest lake Mjøsa. Accommodation in 3* hotel in Oslo city centre.

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Oslo according to you own itinerary.

Inclusions

9 nights’ hotel accommodation in shared double room with shower/WC
9 x Scandinavian breakfast buffet.

Exclusions

International airfares
Optional activities
Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not specified on the program
Personal equipment
Travel insurance
Gratuities
Voluntary tips for guides or drivers
Travel and medical insurance
Any items not mentioned as included
Ferry crossings: Oppedal – Lavik / Anda – Lote / Sæbø – Leknes / Hellesylt – Geiranger / Eidsdal – Linge
Hardanger Bridge toll

Notes

Rental car – prices available on request

Trip Highlights

Self–drive

Departure Period

01 May, 2020 to 30 Sep, 2021
AUD 1,520 P P twin share
AUD 2,441 P P single

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