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4 days / 3 nights, Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm Railway - Flåm - Balestrand - Sogne Fjord Cruise - Bergen

Also available in reversed order, Bergen - Oslo

Departures daily:  May -  September, 2006

One of our Bestsellers in the Fjord Region! Leave Oslo on the scenic Bergenbanen across the snow-capped mountains of the Hardangervidda via Geilo to Myrdal. Ride the famous Flåm Railway, one of the steepest mountain railways, descending 2840 ft into the Flåm Valley. Scenic cruise to Balestrand and overnight at the fabulous historic Kvikne's Hotel, dating back to 1850. Emperor Wilhelm II of Germany was a frequent guest in Balestrand, and he is accompanied on the list of renowned guests by a number of Emperors, Kings, Presidents, Prime ministers, film stars, poets and artists from across the world. Enjoy one of the most fabulous dinner buffets, carefully created by the famous Swiss Chef at the Kvikne's Hotel. Continue with a cruise on the mighty Sogne Fjord, longest and deepest fjord in the world, to the picturesque and rugged west coast of Norway, passing hamlets and villages nestled along the shore, ending in the colorful Hanseatic city of Bergen. A delightful excursion by rail and sea, combining spectacular train rides with equally pleasurable cruises on the "King of the Fjords".


Day 1 OSLO
Individual arrival in Oslo. Afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the first class Hotel Opera, ideally located in the city center near the Oslo Central Station and Karl Johan-Street.

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure on the scenic Bergenbanen through the Hallingdal Valley, via Geilo and across a mountain plateau to Myrdal. Ride the famous Flåm Railway, descending 2,840 feet in 12 miles, into the wild Flåm Valley, passing spectacular scenery of waterfalls, mountain cliffs, tiny settlements and farms. Upon arrival in Flåm you have about one hour to stroll in the quaint fjord village, or perhaps enjoy a lunch in the beautiful Fretheim Hotel located across from the railway. 15:30 Cruise on the Sogne Fjord from Flåm to Balestrand. Short walking transfer from the pier to the hotel (3 minutes). The Kvikne's Hotel offers a free shuttle to transport the luggage. This evening enjoy the world famous buffet dinner, beautifully prepared by the Swiss Chef. Overnight at the historic Kvikne's Hotel.

After breakfast, depart for an unforgettable cruise through the Sogne Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Spectacular scenery as the boat winds through the narrow passages of the fjord out to the west coast of Norway and through the archipelago to Bergen. Early afternoon arrival in Bergen, short walking transfer on your own to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore the sights like the Fish and Flower Market, Bryggen, Troldhaugen, museum and home of Norway's famous composer Edvard Grieg. Overnight at the Clarion Admiral Hotel, beautifully located on the waterfront in the city center with panoramic view over Bryggen and the Harbor.

Day 4 BERGEN (B)
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast before check out.


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Departure Dates

Daily,  May -  September

Prices in US Dollars

Fjord Explorer, 4 days

Per person in double room


Single Supplement


Triple, 3rd person in double room


Fjord view upgrade, per person





  • 3 nights hotel accommodations

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 1 x Buffet dinner, Kvikne's Hotel

  • Train, Oslo - Myrdal

  • Seat reservation in 2nd class (not available in 1st class)

  • Flam Railway, Myrdal - Flam

  • Sogne Fjord cruise, Flåm - Balestrand

  • Sogne Fjord cruise, Balestrand - Bergen

  • Taxes & services

Not Included

  • Airfare and airport taxes and customs fees

  • Transfers

  • Return train to Oslo

  • Gratuities

  • Personal insurance / personal items

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • $ 25 Service fee

Add-ons: Tour Options

Please note:

The services are based on public transportation and are on an individual basis.
No tour leader is provided.


Continuing from Bergen, you now have the option to extend your holidays and visit the fairytale castles of Denmark! Enjoy the fabulous overnight cruise on Color Line on the new route from Bergen / Stavanger to Hirtshals in Denmark! Easy connections to Aarhus and Copenhagen!


List of Hotels

Night 1

Hotel Opera

Oslo / Norway


Night 2

Kvikne's Hotel

Balestrand / Norway


Night 3

Clarion Admiral Hotel

Bergen / Norway


Additional Information


Take the high-speed train from Gardermoen Airport to Oslo Central Station.

Short walk from/to the train station.


Short walk across the platform.



Short walk to the pier.



Short walk from/to the pier.

The Kvikne's Hotel Shuttle Van will transport the luggage.



Short walk from the pier.




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