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The Seven Sisters Waterfall in the Geirangerfjord

The Adventure

a rail journey along Norway’s mountain spine, through the Dovre National Park to the unique art nouveau city of Alesund, a day in the precipitously rock faced Geirangerfjord and passage by Coastal steamer along Norway’s coastline to Bergen. Oslo belies its somewhat stuffy reputation with a plethora of cafes, bars and eateries along with testimony to its Viking heritage at the Viking ship museum. Alesund is an architectural monument to the Jugendstil movement with medieval ornamentation on every gabled corner after being rebuilt in its entirety after fire gutted the port  at the turn of the 19th centuryand .Geirangerfjord is the ultimate ‘does what it says on the tin’ fjord with vertical rock faced walls to which abandoned farmstead buildings still cling and off which melt water spills to creat decorative rainbows.

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.

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.

The Brosundet

Hoteliers Knut and Line Flakk's Brosundet, whose interiors were designed by Snøhetta the architects who gave the world the Oslo Opera House, is a class act in every sense of the word. Meticulously crafted from a warehouse building in the old port from which it takes its name, the hotel is a prefect example of function meets form with greys, blacks and browns used to offset the exposed timber beams in both the public areas and bedrooms. The rustic maritime theme is carried through with different fabrics and materials elegantly contrasting with the wet shower rooms loaded with Bulgari. Alongside the water's edge this is the place to stay in Alesund; an Art Nouveau restoration to match an Art Nouveau city. Idiosyncraticly, room 47 is 5 minutes away from the other 46, in Molja Lighthouse at the end of a nearby jetty.

1st Day UK – Oslo

fly from the UK to Oslo’s Gardermoen airport and transfer by high speed rail to the city centre. Walk the short distance to and spend 2 nights at either the Hotel Opera, Scandic Victoria or Hotel Grims Grenka.

2nd Day Oslo

after breakfast 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 Museum 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 - Alesund

after breakfast, transfer to the station and board your train on the Dovrebanen to Dombas switching there to the Raumabanen for Åndalsnes with its two spectacular horse shoe curves in the Romsdalen valley. Continue by bus alongside Romsdalsfjord, over Misfjordskogen and into Alesund for 2 nights at the Hotel Brosundet.

4th Day The Geirangerfjord

after breakfast board a Hurtigruten steamer and sail round into and along the Geirangerfjord with its abandoned farmsteads clinging to the vertiginous sides of the fjord and famous meltwater ‘Seven Sisters’,‘Bridal Veil’ and ‘Suitor’ waterfalls. Disembark in the fjord’s eponymous village. Spend the afternoon either watching the day go by over lunch at the Union Hotel or taking a trip up to the Flydalsjuvet with its much photographed back view of the fjord & Dalsnibba with its staggering mountain panorama view. Sail back to Alesund in the late afternoon.

5th Day Ålesund – At Sea

spend the day enjoying the towers, gargoyles, medieval ornamentation, fairy story like spires, Gaudi style swirls and mannered chic of the city’s Jugendstil (Art Nouveau) architecture. Don’t leave without enjoying an early evening supper at any one of the restaurants down by the harbour area. Retrieve your luggage before boarding a Hurtigruten Steamer at midnight for overnight passage to Bergen. Accommodation in an inside cabin with private WC/shower.

6th Day At Sea – Bergen

wake up at sea and enjoy the rugged coastal archipelago views en route to Bergen where you’ll arrive just after lunch and transfer to the Hotel Park for two nights.

7th Day Bergen

with its charming Hanseatic harbour Beregn sits Rome like in the embrace of its seven mountains. Bryggen, the medieval quayside and Troldhaugen are probably its best known attractions. Take the funicular up Mount Fløyen for a walk on one of the many marked paths, stroll around the fish market or visit Edward Grieg’s home Trollhaugen.

8th Day Bergen – UK

depending on your return flight time you'll have quite a bit of time to see more the city before your trasnsfer to Flesland airport and your return 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 & Pay on Board food service
All internal travel and reserved train seating as per itinerary
Accommodation at ScanSpecial hotels as specified in itinerary
Lodgings in upgraded twin room(s) with private WC/shower
Overnight inside cabin accommodation on Coastal Steamer
7 Scandinavian buffet breakfasts Full day Geiranger fjord excursion as detailed
Travel Pack & Pre Departure Concierge Service.

Departure Dates & Prices:

Daily May to September (NOR14)
Guide £1295pp
Guide prices are in part based on our mid-level contract air fares which are veriable in real time unlike our ground supplier contract costs which are generally fixed. We don’t do fancy lead in prices and 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

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Hotel Brosundet by the water's edge in Alesund

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