The Western Fjords of Norwar (by Air)
8 Days | 9 Nights
Experience Western Norway’s unforgettable breathtaking scenery with soaring snow-capped peaks and glaciers, cascading waterfalls and dramatic fjords. This region is one of the best preserved attractions on the UNESCO World Heritage list, and rightly so, and where you can see some of the world’s highest waterfalls amongst the fjords. Enjoy the great coastal town of Bergen and Voss is your base for the great excursions to Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord.
Dates & Prices
2016 dates and prices available on request
Suggested itinerary by air
Day 1: Depart the UK.
Depart your local airport for your flight to Bergen. A meet and greet representative will be waiting on arrival before your transfer to your hotel in Bergen.
Day 2: Bergen.
A full day to explore Bergen, Norway’s second largest city which was founded in 1070, and is set amidst towering mountains. Stroll through the narrow, cobbled streets or wander along the Bryggen, with its picturesque painted wooden houses and pointed gables lining the quayside. Visit the lively harbour with its fish, fruit and flower market, and enjoy the wide variety of shops, cafés and restaurants, or take a ride on the funicular railway up Mount Floyen for an aerial view of the city.
Day 3: Bergen to Voss.
Today, we take the train for the picturesque journey from Bergen to Voss. Heralded as one of the most picturesque rail journeys in the world travelling alongside the River Vossa before skirting the lake where the town of Voss is located.
Day 4: Sognefjord Sightseeing.
Experience a full day round trip tour of the Sognefjord, the world’s longest fjord. Take in the spectacular scenery of the Vik mountains and visit Vangsnes and see the statue of Fridtjov the Viking. From here, take the ferry across the Sognefjord to Hella and drive along the shores of the fjord passing many fruit farms, through Leikanger and onto Kaupanger. Cross the fjord again from Manheller to Fodnes to visit Laerdal before experiencing a drive through the world’s longest road tunnel back to the hotel.
Day 5: Voss or ‘Norway in a Nutshell’.
Enjoy either a day at leisure exploring Voss with an optional ride on the Hangursbanen Cable Car or an unforgettable experience on the classic ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ excursion. Gudvangen is only a short drive from the hotel, and from where you board ship for an unforgettable four hour cruise on the Sognefjord. Look out for seals and other wildlife as the ship enters the amazingly narrow Naeroyfjord. Sail past traditional fjord-side farms and small hamlets before reaching Flam. Board the famous Flam railway, an unbelievable 20km train journey from sea level at the fjord up to the mountain village of Myrdal. Admire the views from the top before joining the train back to Voss.
Day 6: Hardangerfjord.
Take a drive along the scenic Hardangerfjord passing through the picturesque village of Ulvik, with its wooden houses and scenic mountain backdrop which lies in a sheltered bay, before continuing to Eidfjord, stunningly located at the head of the fjord. There are a variety of possibilities for exploring this area including the Sima Powerplant, one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in Europe; the Voringfossen, Norway’s most famous waterfall; Kjeasen mountain farm, perched on a mountain ledge like an eagle’s nest; and the Troll Train.
Day 7: Voss to Bergen.
Retrace our steps via train from Voss to Bergen for your final overnight in this great city.
Day 8: Return to the UK.
Fly back to your chosen airport and continue your journey home.
Fleischer’s Hotel Voss
Fleischer’s is a modern hotel in Voss, but it is rich in tradition. Built in 1889 in the then popular Swiss style the hotel has 115 bedrooms. The hotel has a bar, restaurant, swimming pool and sauna, jacuzzi, sun terrace and coach parking.
In Bergen we use a number of 3 and 4 star hotels all of great standard.
-Return flights UK to Bergen
-3 nights Bed & Breakfast in Bergen
-4 nights Half Board in Voss
-Return Bergen/Voss standard class Train
-2 full days coach hire and guide services from Voss
-Return airport transfers and meet n greet on arrival
-Internal ferries as described
Optional Extras (pp)
-Norway in a Nutshell including guide from £100.00
-Ride on the Hangursbanen Cable Car (Voss) from £14.00
-Visit to Wild Salmon Centre from £13.00
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