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Blossom around the Hardangerjorden | Norway Holidays

An 7 day Tour of Norway taking in Bergen with its maritime style and Hanseatic heritage, no less than 4 Fjords including the Naeroyfjorden & Aurlandsforden; the ginormous Jostedal Glacier and Oslo, the Viking Capital with its plethora of cafes, bars and eateries. Along the way you'll catch the sights & sounds of Norway on the Flam Mountain Railway with its 1 in 20 gradient and on the Bergensbanen as you cross the barren, snow flecked Hardangervidda and  enjoy a night at the legendary fjordside Kviknes Hotel. Truly the ultimate Holiday to Norway with fjords, glaciers and waterfalls at every turn.

Scandic Neptun Hotel | Bergen Holidays by ScanAdventures
Scandic Neptun Hotel Bergen | ScanAdventures
Scandic Neptun Hotel Bergen | Holidays to Bergen
Scandic Neptun Hotel Bergen | Bergen Holidays

Scandic Neptun Hotel

The hotel is within spitting distance of Bergen’s inner harbour, the fish market and Bryggen a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Neptun has one of the largest collections of Modern Art in Bergen, giving its guests a great cultural experience during their stay. The cosy rooms, which each have a unique name, have private bathroom with bathtub/WC, hairdryer, TV, WI-FI, desk and armchair.

View across the Hardangerfjord from Thon Hotel Sandven | ScanAdventures
Standard twin room at Thon Hotel Sandven | Holidays to Norway
Restaurant at Thon Hotel Sandven | Holidays to Norway | ScanAdventures
Drawing room at Thon Hotel Sandven | Holidays to Norway | ScanAdventures

Thon Hotel Sandven

Set alongside the very edge of the Hardangerfjord, the Sandven is one of the few clapboard hotel buildings left in Norway and features tons of period features & décor, terrace and waterfront garden. Each and every room is individually decorated and comes with a private WC, Shower/Bath Tub with some having a fjord view and free Wi-Fi. PPlease note that being a period hotel there is some variation in the size of rooms. 
 

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.

Lobby in St Olav's Plass Hotel | Holidays to Norway | ScanAdventures
Standard room at St Olav's Plass Hotel | Norway Holidays | ScanAdventures
Restaurant at St Olav's Plass Hotel | Norway Holidays | ScanAdventures
Bar at St Olav's Plass Hotel | Norway Holidays | ScanAdventures

St Olaf's Plass Oslo

Previously the Edderkoppen the St Olav's Plass is a stone’s throw from Karl Johans Gate with the National Theatre & its Theatercaféen, Ibsen's Museum in the Royal Palace Gardens, Aker Brygge and airport bus stop all within 15 minutes or less from the hotel.Stylishly modernised standard rooms are 16m2 to 20m2 with Wc/Shower, WI-FI, Hairder,TV, Fridge, Safety Box & Air cooling. Be aware that rooms vary considerably beyond the baseline standard and some may have additional/different amenities or features.

1st Day UK - Bergen

Fly from your chosen UK airport to Bergen's Flesland Airport. Self transfer to Hotel Neptun (or similar) down just off the harbour. Take in this charming Hanseatic harbour which like Rome sits in the embrace of its seven mountains. Bryggen, the medieval quayside and Troldhaugen are probably its best known attractions. Meet up in the early evening with your guide & escort for the week. Optional evening excursion on the funicular to the top of Mount Fløyen for a walk on one of the many marked paths with breathtaking views out across the fjord.

2nd Day Bergen - Hardangerfjord

After breakfast enjoy a guided sightseeing tour starting with the gabled facade of Bryggen behind whose touristy boutiques are the old Hanseatic Merchants’ quarters with a clutch of buildings that have survived numerous fires and justifiably constitute a UNESCO heritage site. At one end of the harbour is the bustling fish market with everything from caviar to whole fish on sale and which is a good place to have a small lunch box made up on the spot. Leave in the afternoon for the Hardangerfjord known as the Orchard of Norway because of its fertile rim and the orchards. Overnight at Hotel Sandven right on the Hardangerfjord's edge.

3rd Day Norheimsund - Hardanger

After breakfast your day's sight filled journey begins with a drive alongside the fjord to Granvin before turning up into the mountains past Vossvangen to Stalheim with its spectacular view down the Nærøydalen Valley. Follow the 13 bend serpentine road past Stalheimsfossen and Sivlefossen waterfalls down to Flam for a 2 hour cruise by shallow draft ferry along the Aurlandsfjorden and round into the Naeroyfjorden at the head of which lies the diminutive village of Gudvangen (pop120). Hop from boat to bus continuing to Vangsnes and then from bus to boat again for the sailing across the Sognefjorden, Norway's longest and deepest whose panoramic width contrasts with the Naeroyfjorden &Aurlandsfjorden's 'touch the sides' narrowness to Balestrand. Disembark for dinner and a night at the Kviknes Hotel.

4th Day The Jostedal Glacier

After breakfast board the Fjærlandsfjord ferry and sail along the fjord with its vertiginous sides to the fjord's head where glacier melt water meets the fjord and gives it its green colouring. The Jostedal Glacier. the largest on the European mainland, is a staggering colossus of a glacier which you can get 'up close & personal' with just 40 minutes from where you land. Take lunch at the Norsk Glacier Museum and discover glacier secrets: why the ice is blue yet the fjord green; how were glaciers formed; are they retreating or expanding. Find brilliant filmic answers with a virtual helicoptor ride across the Jostedal with film director Ivo Caprino. Sail back to Balestrand.

5th Day Balestrand - Flam - Oslo

Cross the Sognefjorden to Flam and catch the eponymous mountain railway which ascends 867 metres above sea level to the mountain station at Myrdal which lies on the main rail line from Bergen to Oslo, As your train climbs up the valley alongside the Raller road at a gradient of 1 in 20 past rivers cutting through deep ravines and snow-capped mountains with abandoned farms clinging to their sides and melt water waterfalls plunging from their peaks. At Myrdal board the Bergensbanen for the journey across the Hardangervidda plateau to Oslo. Overnight at Scandic St Olav's Plass.

6th Day Oslo Sightseeing

After breakfast enjoy a 3 hour sightseeing tour of the city known as the Viking Capital; take in the panoramic view of Oslo fjord from the Holmenkollen ski-jump, see Gustaf Vigeland's Sculpture Arrangement (Vigelandsanlegget) in Frogner Park with its centrepiece 120 figure Monolith and walk (sic) on the roof of the Opera House. Afterwards there's more for you to explore on your own: 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 or hjust hang out down by Aker Brygge. In the evening you’re spoilt for choice to eat & drink with the city's eclectic bar & restaurant scene running the gamut from retro cocktail Bar Boca to Bent Stiansen’s Michelin starred Statholdergaarden.

7th Day Oslo - UK

Depending on your flight time self transfer to Gardermoen airport

What’s included in your ScanAdventure:

Return scheduled flight(s) from the UK to Norway 
All passenger service charges and airport departure taxes
Complimentary beverages & Payon Board food service
Airport transfers on arrival and departure
Small Group Guarentee (maximun 20 people per tour)
Services of experienced English speaking guide throughout.
Internal rail travel on the Bergensbanen from Oslo to Myrdal;Flam mountain railway from Myrdal to Flam; Ferry cruise from Flam to Balholm: Ferry cruise form Balholm to Bergen
Optional Fjaerland cruise (payable locally)
6 nights hotel accommodation as per itinerary
Lodgings in twin rooms with private WC/Shower 6 Buffet breakfasts

Departure Dates & Prices:

June 4th, 25th, July 2nd & 16th; August 6th & 20th
Guide Price £1495
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are variable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and at the time you confirm your booking always use the lowest air fare available. This may mean the confirmed price of your holiday being slightly less or more than the guide  price in which case a proportionate reduction-supplement will apply. Carpe Diem = the earlier you book the better, especially for public & school holidays.

Safaris included or available on request

Walking on the Jostedal Glacier | Holidays to Norway

  • 7 Day Small Group Escorted Holiday  
  • Internal travel by bus, boat & train
  • Guided Sightseeing in Bergen & Oslo
  • FJORD CRUISE & GLACIER DAY
  • 6 breakfasts,1 lunch & 3 suppers
  • Guide Price £1495 pp