Norway Fjords & Glaciers 2020

Small Group Tour with Back-Roads Touring Co.

Bergen, Flam, Loen and Geiranger

Let your imagination run wild as we fjord-hop past tiny islands and towering waterfalls on this scenic adventure through Norway – topped off by a train journey like no other on the Flåm Railway. With dreamlike landscapes and snow-topped mountains everywhere you look, this is the ultimate outdoor adventure.

THE BACK-ROADS DIFFERENCE 

  • Enjoy a train journey on the world-famous Flåm Railway
  • Visit Hopperstad Stave Church, one of the largest of its kind left in Norway
  • Get stuck into a food tour in Bergen with a local guide

Map

 

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. 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)

Accommodation: Brakanes Hotel (or similar)

DAY 2 ULVIK – EIDFJORD – ULVIK

After soaking up the dramatic scenery of Eidfjord, we’ll pass another scenic cascade: the Vøringfossen waterfall. On our way back to Ulvik, we’ll make a photo stop at the impressive Hardanger Bridge. And then? We’ll pay a visit to a local farm on the famous ‘Cider Route’ this afternoon. (B)

Accommodation: Brakanes Hotel (or similar)

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

Following this morning’s breakfast, we’ll make our way to Voss – and from here, we’ll take the train to Myrdal. And after that? Another train journey awaits us as we hop aboard the famous Flåm railway – to (you guessed it) Flåm. This afternoon, we’ll enjoy a cheese tasting and delicious lunch in Undredal before moving on to pretty Fjærland – the home of The Norwegian Book Town, a cluster of fascinating second-hand bookshops. (B,L,D)

Accommodation: Fjærland Fjordstue Hotel (or similar)

DAY 4 FJÆRLAND – LOEN

The award-winning Norwegian Glacier Museum is next – offering us 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. (B,D)

Accommodation: Hotel Loenfjord (or similar)

DAY 5 LOEN – GEIRANGER – HELLESYLT– LOEN

Weather permitting, we’ll start our day at Dalsnibba Summit: Europe’s highest fjord view. Later on this afternoon, we’ll cruise to the middle of the Geirangerfjord 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)

Accommodation: Hotel Loenfjord (or similar)

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. (B,L)

Accommodation: The Øren Hotel (or similar)

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)

Accommodation: Hotel Bergen Børs (or similar)

DAY 8 BERGEN

After breakfast, there’s still time for an in-depth walking and food tour of Bergen with a local guide. Then: our trip will come to a close in the afternoon. (B)

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

Travel Dates:
Specific travel dates apply

*per person share twin

8 days from

$6,281*

Includes

  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Tour Leader and Driver
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Daily European-style breakfasts (B), 2 lunches (L), 5 dinners (D)
  • Taste produce from two farms on the ‘Cider Route’
  • Scenic ride on the Flåm railway
  • Cheese tasting in Undredal
  • Cruise through the majestic Geirangerfjord
  • Troll car ride on Briksdal Glacier
  • Food tour of Bergen
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: the Norwegian Glacier Museum, Sunnfjord Museum, the Hopperstad Stave Church, the Moahaugane burial mounds

Bonus

Earlybird offer - Save 10%. Was from $6979 pp. Book by 30 September 2019

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