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Norway Nutshell Excursion - Sogne Fjord Cruise - Glacier

5 days / 4 nights, Oslo - Flåm Railway - Sogne Fjord Cruise -

Balestrand - Fjærland - Briksdal Glacier - Bergen

Also available in reversed order, Bergen - Oslo

Departures daily:  May 01 - September 30, 2006

Departure from Oslo on the scenic Bergenbanen, through the Hallingdal Valley, across snow-capped mountains of the Hardangervidda, via Geilo to Myrdal. Ride the famous Flåm Railway, passing wild and breathtaking scenery as you descend into the Flåm Valley. Continue with a spectacular cruise through the mighty Sogne Fjord to Balestrand, and overnight at first class and historic hotels. Cruise the Fjærlandsfjord and visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and the Bøyabreen glacier Enjoy the cruise through the entire Sogne Fjord, longest and deepest fjord in the world, passing snow-capped mountains, waterfalls, and tiny fjord villages nestled along the shores. Reach the western coast of Norway and continue the voyage along the scenic shoreline of hamlets and settlements. Through the archipelago you reach the Hanseatic city of Bergen. A beautiful excursion by rail and sea, combining a spectacular train ride with an equally pleasurable cruise on the "King of the Fjords".


Day 1 OSLO
Arrive Oslo. Transfer on your own to the hotel. Time to explore the many sights, museums and highlights of Norway's capital city. Overnight at the Hotel Bristol.

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure on the scenic Bergenbanen to Myrdal. Continue on the world famous Flåm Railway to Flåm, one of the most spectacular train journeys in the world. Short walk to the pier for a spectacular cruise on the Sogne Fjord from Flåm to the fjord village of Balestrand. Dinner and overnight at one of the most scenic resorts in Norway, the historic Kvikne's Hotel, dating back to 1850.

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Today is free to explore on your own.

Optional: From Balestrand to the Norwegian Glacier Museum and the eternal ice. Cruise the  Fjærlandsfjord on board the M/F ”Fjærlandsfjord” to Fjærland, and experience one of the most beautiful fjord arms in Norway. Visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum and learn about the inner life of glaciers. Continue by bus up to Bøyabreen, an arm of the Jostedalen Glacier, Europe's largest glacier plateau, in the Jostedalen National Park. On your return cruise back to Balestrand you may realize that the amazing fjords we sail on today, have all been formed by ice. (Excursion not included) This evening enjoy the world famous buffet dinner and overnight at the historic Kvikne's Hotel.


After breakfast, depart for an unforgettable 4-hour cruise on the mighty Sogne Fjord. Sail from Balestrand through the longest and deepest fjord in the world, out to the open sea, along the rugged coast of western Norway and through the archipelago surrounding the fjord capital of Bergen. Upon arrival in Bergen, transfer on your own to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure to explore the many sights and museums. Overnight at the First Hotel Marin.

Day 5 BERGEN (B)
Enjoy breakfast before checking out.

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Departure Dates 2006
Daily, May - September
Prices in US Dollars
Fjord Majesty, 5 days
Per person in double room 950
Single Supplement 250
Triple, 3rd person in double room 725
Fjord view upgrade, per person 85


  • 4 nights first class 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

  • Fjærland & Glacier Excursion, round trip ( $ 100 ) 

  • 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.


List of Hotels

Night 1

Hotel Bristol

Oslo / Norway


Night 2 & 3

Kvikne's Hotel

Balestrand / Norway


Night 4

First Hotel Marin

Bergen / Norway


Additional Information


Take the SAS airport bus directly to the hotel, departing in front of the Arrival Hall at Gardermoen.

Short taxi ride to the Oslo Central Train Station, train to Bergen.


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 across the Market Square, or short taxi ride to the hotel.



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