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6 days / 5 nights, Oslo - Myrdal - Flåm Railway - Flåm -

Balestrand - Lofthus - Bergen

Departures: Daily, 02 May - 30 September, 2006

Begin your journey in Oslo, bustling capital of Norway. Ride the scenic Bergenbanen across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau via Geilo to Myrdal. Experience the famous Flåm Railway, the amazing rail journey between the high-mountain station at Myrdal on the Bergen Line down to Flåm Station innermost in the Aurlandfjord. Descending through the wild Flåm Valley, passing Norway’s wildest and most magnificent scenery on the 20 km-long train ride. You will see snow-clad peaks, the river cutting through deep gorges, waterfalls cascading off steep mountainsides and mountain farms clinging to precipitous slopes. A cruise on the mighty Sognefjord from Flåm to Balestrand takes you to the historic Kvikne's Hotel, dating back to 1877. Continue through the hairpin curves of the Stalheim Canyon Road to Lofthus, on the shores of the Hardangerfjord, often referred to as the "Orchard of Norway" with nearly 600,000 fruit trees. Nestled on the shores is one of the best hotel resorts in Norway, the fabulous Hotel Ullensvang. Time to explore the colorful city of Bergen, capital of the fjords.

Day 1 OSLO
Individual arrival in Oslo. Spend your afternoon at leisure. Overnight at the new Opera Hotel, ideally located in the city center.

Breakfast at the hotel. Short walk to the Central Station. Early morning departure on the scenic Bergenbanen to Myrdal. Ride the famous Flåm Railway to Flåm; cruise on the beautiful Sogne Fjord to Balestrand. Self-transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the beautiful historic Kvikne's Hotel, dating back to 1850.

Breakfast at the hotel. Walk to the pier for your cruise to Gudvangen. Continue by bus through the hairpin turns of the Stalheim Canyon to Voss. Change of bus in Voss, and continue your journey to Lofthus, ideally located on the shores of the Hardanger Fjord. Evening arrival in Lofthus. Overnight at the first class Ullensvang Hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure. Evening cruise on the fjord to Norheimsund, and continue by motor coach to Bergen. Transfer on your own to the hotel. Overnight at the First Hotel Marin, beautifully located near the Wharf.

Day 5 BERGEN (B)
After breakfast enjoy a 3-hour sightseeing tour, including the home of famous composer, Edvard Grieg. Afternoon at leisure to explore the Fish & Flower Market, or ride the funicular to Mt. Fløyen. Overnight at the First Hotel Marin.


Day 6 BERGEN (B)
Enjoy breakfast before checking out.


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Departure Dates 2006

Daily, 02 May - 30 September

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





  • 5 nights first class hotel accommodations

  • Scandinavian breakfast buffet daily

  • 1 x Buffet dinner at Kvikne's Hotel

  • Train, Oslo - Myrdal

  • 2nd class seat reservation

  • Flåm Railway, Myrdal - Flåm

  • Cruise, Flåm - Balestrand

  • Cruise Balestrand - Gudvangen

  • Bus, Gudvangen - Voss

  • Bus, Voss - Lofthus

  • Bus / ferry, Lofthus - Bergen

  • Bergen city tour, 2.5 hours

  • 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

Kvikne's Hotel

Balestrand / Norway


Night 3

Ullensvang Hotel

Lofthus / Norway


Night 4 & 5

First Hotel Marin

Bergen / Norway


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