Back-Roads - Norway: Fjords & Glaciers 2019

Bergen, Geiranger, Flam, Loen

Let your imagination run wild as we fjord-hop past tiny islands and towering waterfalls. Experience a train journey like no other on the Flam Railway, carving a path through dreamlike landscapes and snow-topped mountains. This is the ultimate great outdoors adventure.

THE BACK-ROADS DIFFERENCE 

  • Enjoy a train journey like no other on the Flam Railway
  • Visit Lom Stave Church, one of the largest still left in Norway
  • Get stuck into a food tour in Bergen

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ITINERARY

DAY 1 BERGEN – STEINSDALSFOSSEN – ULVIK

After meeting in Bergen, we’ll make our way to picturesque Ulvik, stopping off at the beautiful Steinsdalsfossen waterfall along the way. When we reach Ulvik, we’ll check into our accommodation – then it’s off to Syse Farm. After learning about the farm’s history and taking a look around the orchard and smokehouse (weather permitting), we’ll be treated to a few samples of the delicious produce. Following a welcome dinner at the farm, we’ll return to our hotel for the evening. (D)

DAY 2 ULVIK – EIDFJORD – ULVIK

On our way to Eidfjord, we’ll pass another scenic cascade: the Vøringfossen waterfall. After soaking up Eidfjord’s dramatic scenery, we’ll return to Ulvik, with a photo stop at the impressive Hardanger Bridge. This afternoon, we’ll pay a visit to a local farm on the famous ‘Cider Route’, before returning to our hotel for an evening of leisure. (B)

DAY 3 ULVIK – VOSS – MYRDAL – FLÅM – UNDREDAL – FJÆRLAND

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll make our way to Voss. From here, we’ll take the scenic Flåm Railway to Myrdal, then onwards to Flåm. This afternoon, we’ll enjoy a cheese tasting and delicious lunch in Undredal before moving on to pretty Fjærland – home to The Norwegian Book Town, a cluster of fascinating second-hand bookshops. Tonight’s dinner will be a group affair.  (B,L,D)

DAY 4 FJÆRLAND – LOEN

The award-winning Norwegian Glacier Museum is next, offering 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 Supphellebreen, Bøyabreen and Kjenndal glaciers. We’ll warm up in Loen tonight, where dinner is included. (B,D)

DAY 5 LOEN – GEIRANGER – HELLESYLT– LOEN

After breakfast, it’s time to prepare for an eventful day filled with jaw-dropping scenery. Weather permitting, we’ll begin at Dalsnibba Summit, Europe’s highest fjord. After lunch we’ll cruise to the middle of the fjord to see the captivating Seven Sisters, Bridal Veil and Suitor waterfalls. By the end of the day, we’ll have sensational photos to share and compare over dinner. (B,D)

DAY 6 LOEN – HØYANGER

On the agenda today: a visit to Briksdal Glacier (with an included troll car ride), followed by a light lunch at a local farm. Then, it’s 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 on to Høyanger, where the evening will be yours to do as you please. (B,L)

DAY 7 HØYANGER – VIK – BERGEN

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 a stop at the Tvindefossen waterfall, we’ll make tracks to Bergen, where we’ll enjoy some traditional Norwegian cuisine and toast the final night of our adventure at a local restaurant. (B,D)

DAY 8 BERGEN

After breakfast, there’s still time for an in-depth walking tour of Bergen with a local guide. Not only that, but we’ll also satisfy our inner gastronomes one last time with an included food tour around the city. Our trip will come to a close in the afternoon. (B)

 

Please note: Prices shown based on low season travel - details on request

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*per person share twin

8 days from

$7,309*

Includes

  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • European breakfast daily (B), 2 lunches (L), 5 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Flåm Railway, Geiranger cruise, Norwegian Glacier Museum
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