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4 days / 3 nights, Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm Railway - Voss -

Hardanger Fjord - Ulvik - Soerfjord - Bergen

Departures: Daily, except Fridays, June - August, 2006

The Hardanger Fjord - the Orchard of Norway! The country's second largest fjord, Hardanger, is situated in the heart of Fjord Norway. Breathtaking scenery varies from scenic waterways, apple and cherry orchards, hiking trails and snow-covered mountain plateau. Enter the Hardangervidda National Park with two of Norway’s largest glaciers, Folgefonna and Hardangerjøkulen. Enjoy some of Norway’s most popular waterfalls, including Vøringfossen, Steinsdalsfossen and Låtefossen. The region, rich in folklore, offers many museums, including the Hardanger Folk Museum and Hardanger Ships Preservation Centre museum. The area is also famous for its connections with the classical Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) who built a cabin in Lofthus in 1875, where he lived for several years. Here, inspired by the tranquility of the magnificent surrounding countryside, he wrote many of his finest pieces.

Day 01 OSLO
Arrive Oslo and transfer on your own to the hotel. Overnight at the Opera Hotel.

After breakfast, morning departure from Oslo. Board the scenic Bergenbanen through valleys and mountains, via Geilo to Myrdal. Passing through the Hallingdal Valley and across the Hardanger Plateau, considered to be the “most scenic rail trip in Europe, the 300-mile journey passes ski centers, lakes and snow-covered ridges. Arrive in the mountain village of Myrdal where you transfer to the Flam Railway, one of the world’s steepest railway lines. During the 12-mile ride you’ll see snow-capped mountain peaks, green valleys, and the thundering Kjoss Waterfall. Lunch in Flam on your own, then travel through the Nærøydalen Valley before ascending Stalheim Canyon Road, then arrive in Voss. Proceed to the charming village of Ulvik. Overnight and dinner at Hotel Rica Brakanes.

Buffet breakfast at your hotel. The morning’s free to explore Ulvik. After lunch on your own, depart by ferry-you’ll experience the charming villages and spectacular scenery of the Hardangerfjord before arriving in Norheimsund. Board the motorcoach and transverse the wild gorge of Tokagjelet Ravine, continue across the Kvamskogen Mountain Plateau and along the Soerfjord before arriving in Bergen. Transfer on your own to the hotel. Overnight at the First Hotel Marin.

Day 04 BERGEN (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. End of services.

Optional nights in Bergen available.

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Departure Dates 2006

Daily, except Fridays, June - August 

Prices in US Dollars

Prices for 6-day program

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

  • Train, Oslo - Myrdal

  • 2nd class seat reservation

  • Flåm Railway, Myrdal - Flåm

  • Bus, Flåm - Voss

  • Bus, Voss- Ulvik

  • Bus, Gudvangen - Voss

  • Hardanger Fjord Cruise, Ulvik - Norheimsund

  • Bus, Norheimsund - Bergen

  • Taxes & services

Not Included

  • Airfare and airport taxes and customs fees

  • Transfers

  • 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

Opera Hotel

Oslo / Norway


Night 2

Rica Hotel Brakanes

Ulvik / Norway


Night 3

First Hotel Marin

Bergen / Norway


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