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Aurlansfjord | Over the Roof of Norway | ScanAdventures

The Adventure

a high speed RIB safari along two of Norway’s narrowest fjords, time savouring the tranquility of one of the country’s legendary fjord hotels, passage along the skerry littered western coast book ended with stays in Oslo and Bergen.

Oslo

the Viking Capital has a plethora of cafes, bars and eateries and a distinctly grown up style to it contrasting with the hanseatic harbour in Bergen with its more informal maritime atmosphere. along with testimony to its Viking heritage at the Viking ship museum.

The Bergensbanen, Naeroy & Aurlandsfords

one of the great rail lines of the world: the Bergensbanen climbs from Honnefoss just outside of Oslo up 4000 feet across the barren, snow flecked Hardangervidda to link with the Flam Mountain Railway down to Flam on the Naeroyfjord. The Naeroy along with its neighbouring Aurlandsfjord are two of the narrowest Norwegian fjords and in some parts barely a third of a mile from rock face wall to rock face wall.

Exterior view of Grims Grenka Hotel Oslo | ScanAdventures Norway
Lobby & Atrium in Grims Grenka Hotel Oslo | ScanAdventures Norway
Double room at Grims Grenka Hotel Oslo | ScanAdventures Norway
Winter Lounge Suite in Grims Grenka | ScanAdventures Norway

The Grims Grenka

is an exception to the designer hotel genre, somewhere designed with the notion of an ambience for guests rather than the designer: and comfort, comfort, comfort. All 65 rooms are larger than 20m2 with Jensen beds ( pop down to Selfridge’s and try one out), Bang & Olufsen TV, personalized light controls which you can use without a degree from MIT and lots of other goodies. And if the weather’s good during your stay, the hotel has a roof lounge bar where you can grab a night cap.

Victoria Hotel

The wide sweep of the tiled floor reception and the atrium housing the restaurant signifies everything the Victoria is about: well executed efficiency. Just a ten minute walk from the station the spacious ( 20m2) superior rooms all have private WC/bath/shower along with TV, telephone, coffee making unit and a separate seating area.

The Kviknes Hotel

still owned and run by descendants of the founding family the Kviknes overlooks the Sognefjord and from the tiny village of Balestrand and was originally popularised in the 19th c by European aristocracy, Scottish fishermen and painters who came for the magnificent light reflected on the fjord. Our rooms are in the historic Swiss style part of the building each with their own balcony and individually styled fabrics, furnishings and period furniture. The hotel’s restaurant overlooks the fjord and our guests are seated by the window; you can have afternoon tea or coffee after dinner in the period part of the building facing down across manicured gardens to the fjord’s edge.

Exterior view of Hotel Marin | Bergen | Norway Holidays
Superior Room | Holidays to Norway | ScanAdventures
Standard Double Room | Norway Holidays |  ScanAdventures
Roof Terrace Hotel Marin | Bergen | Norway Holidays

Hotel Marin

set on the Bryggen quayside alongside Bergen’s old harbour the Marin is a touch of class in a perfect location Superior rooms are invariably styled in primrose yellow and sea blue with mahogany headboards and wing back patterned chairs. Lots of open brick work in the public areas gives everywhere a maritime warehouse look and feel including in the restaurant where breakfast is served. Everything you need to see and do here is literally on your doorstep.

1st Day UK – Oslo

fly from UK to Oslo’s Gardermoen airport, transferring on arrival by high speed rail to the city centre. Stay for 2 nights at the Hotel Opera, Rica Victoria or Hotel Grims Grenka.

2nd Day OSLO

all day to discover the Viking Capital; look the haunting image of Edvard Munch’s Scream in the eye at the National Gallery; take in the Viking Ship Museum, Nansen’s Fram or the open air Folk Museums on Bygdøy; hang out down by Aker Brygge or walk on the roof of the Opera House. At night you’re spoilt for choice with an eclectic bar & restaurant scene running the gamut from retro cocktail Bar Boca to Bent Stiansen’s Michelin starred Statholdergaarden.

3rd Day Oslo-Flam

leave early on the Bergensbanen climbing high into the mountains to Myrdal in Aurland where you join the eponymous mountain railway down to Flam village at the head of the Aurlandsfjord. The railway descends over 800 metres past rivers, cutting through a deep ravine surrounded by snow-capped mountains and melt water waterfalls. Stay for 1 night at the Hotel Flamsbrygga.

4th Day Flam - Balestrand

Take a stroll in the foothills behind the village before taking the ferry across the Sognefjord to Balestrand in Balholm. Stay for 2 nights in the historic wing of the Kviknes Hotel in a fjord view room.

5th Day

choose between either sailing along the Fjaerlandsfjord to the Glacier Museum and Bøyum and Suphelle glaciers.

6th Day

after an early breakfast catch the high speed express boat out along the fjord to the open sea and south through the skerries littering the coastline into Bergen. Stay the night at the Hotel Marin. A trip on the Fløybanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen with its spectacular views across the mountains and marked hiking trails is an afternoon must.

7th Day

after breakfast in your hotel stroll along the gabled façade of Bryggen behind whose touristy boutiques are the old Hanseatic Merchants’ quarter with a clutch of buildings that have survived numerous fires and which are justifiably a UNESCO heritage site. Across the harbour from your hotel is the fish market whose stock is mercifully insulated from the depredations of the EU’s fishing policy and is a great place to grab lunch. Transfer late afternoon to Flesland for your return flight to the UK.

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flights from the UK to Norway All airport passenger service charges & departure taxes Complimentary tea,coffee, soft drinks and Pay on Board food service
All internal travel (rail, mountain railway, ferry) as specified in itinerary
Accommodation at hotels specified in itinerary Lodgings in twin room with private WC/shower
6 Scandinavian Breakfasts and 3 Buffet SuppersTravel pack and pre departure Concierge Service.

Departure Dates & Prices:

Daily May - September
Guide price £xxxpp
*Guide Prices are based on our mid-level contract air fares which are real time variable unlike our ground costs. We don't do fancy lead in prices and always use the lowest air fare available at the time you confirm your booking. This may mean your holiday being slightly less or more in which case a proportionate reduction/supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holdays. 

Safaris included or available on request

Snowmobiling by Kirkenes | Holidays to Norway

Our Holidays to Norway are all designed by Scandi Native Travel Designers of one origin or another and who modestly lay claim to an Experience 2nd2 None. It's their Experience that lies behind each and every one of our holidays and how we help turn yours into something of an Adventure. And if you can’t see something here to fit your personal purse & passion, who better than a native to design you a Bespoke Arrangement, under the Northern Lights or the Midnight Sun. Wherever & whatever in Norway their personal and our collective experience will make sure your holiday is something of an Adventure.