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Itinerary for Fabulous Fjords & Stockholm Escorted Group Tour 2023

Fabulous Fjords & Stockholm Escorted Group Tour 2022

A beautiful and spectacular journey from Bergen in western Norway, through the dramatic Norwegian fjords to Oslo. Travelling on to Stockholm to enjoy this charming Scandinavian capital city on water, with stunning scenery along the way. 

7 nights * Escorted Group Tour (max 24 guests) * Departures in June, July, August, September * 4 & 5 star hotels * Optional excursions * From EUR pp


DAY ONE
(MONDAY): ARRIVAL BERGEN

Arrival to Bergen Airport, meet & greet by our representative for your transfer to your hotel. At 18:30 hours we invite you to join the welcome meeting where you will meet your fellow travelers and your Tour Director. 


DAY TWO
(TUESDAY): BERGEN

Breakfast at hotel. This morning (09:00) will be dedicated to exploring beautiful Bergen, capital of the Norwegian fjords. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and one of the three university cities in the country. Experience the ambience of the Hanseatic port Bryggen a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the ride with the Funicular to the top of Mount Floien and admire the beauty of Bergen, located between seven Mountains. Pass by Mary St. Marys Church, Haakon’s Hall (no entrances) and the colorful and picturesque fish markets where you will enjoy a fish platter with local delicacies. The Floibanen funicular in Bergen in the heart of Bergen is one of Norway’s best-known attractions. The journey up to the peak of Mount Floyen (320 m above sea level) takes 5-8 minutes. The journey is an experience, cutting through the steep mountain side and forests revealing more of the city below. At the top you can enjoy fantastic views over Bergen and Norwegian coastline. 

We strongly recommend joining our optional Edvard Grieg Experience commencing right after the lunch at the Fish market.
 

OPTIONAL: Optional: Edvard Grieg Experience with Live Piano Concert at Troldhaugen
(only available between June 20th and August 20th)
PRICE: 85 EUR /Person
Time: 12:20 - 15:00 
Duration: 2.5 - 3 hours 
Includes: Concert, guide & entrance to Troldhaugen 
Min 2 persons
Available by pre-booking only
 
Troldhaugen was the home of Nina and Edvard Grieg, Scandinavia’s greatest compositor and the author of great works like Peer Gynt Suites, Piano 
concerti in A Minor among many. The Villa was built in 1885, and the couple lived there the last 22 summers of Edvard Grieg’s life. Troldhaugen became 
a museum in 1928 and includes Grieg’s Villa, the composer’s hut and the Grieg couple’s gravesite as well as a modern museum building and the concert hall Troldsalen, a chamber music hall seating 200 people. Troldsalen is the centre of the museum’s extensive concert activities and has excellent acoustics. Start the visit with a 30 minute live piano concert followed by a guided visit of Edvard’s Grieg’s home. The tour end at your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to explore Bergen by your own hand.

DAY THREE
(WEDNESDAY): BERGEN to HEMSEDAL

Breakfast at the hotel. Early morning departure from Bergen and travel to the Naeroy Valley with a stunning background of snow-clad mountains. Enjoy a break with Norwegian waffles and the breathtaking views down the valley from the Stalheim Hotel. Continue down the Naeroy valley to Gudvangen for a beautiful fjord cruise along the Naeroyfjord, one the narrowest and most impacting journeys in fjord Norway. The western Norwegian fjord landscape with the Naeroyfjorden and Geirangerfjorden at the head was listed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005. According to UNESCO, the two fjords are considered archetypal fjord landscapes, almost untouched in modern times, and among the most scenic in existence. Your fjord experience has been designed with vessels especially designed to maximize the sightseeing experience. They are fully electrical with no noise or emissions disrupting the atmosphere of peace and tranquility. Here you will get the feeling of gliding through the fjord, very different from what you experience on the more traditional passenger vessels. Tall panoramic windows give a full view of the marvelous landscape of the calm fjord, tall mountains, and beautiful waterfalls when sitting inside the lounges. Disembark in the stunning village of Flaam where you will have some time at leisure, before or after joining one of the must-dos of Fjord Norway. As the possibilities are various you can design your afternoon as per your preference. The guests that choose not to join an experience will have a couple of hours to enjoy the village of Flam.

OPTIONAL: Stegastein Viewpoint 
PRICE: 40 EUR /Person
Time: 15:30 - 17:00 
Duration: 1,5 hours
Includes: Guide & ticket and seat reservation 
Min 10 persons
Available by pre-booking & on site 
An unmissable sightseeing trip for any visitor to Flaam. The Stegastein Viewpoint is part of the Norwegian Scenic Route that runs from Aurland to Laerdal. This structure, which juts out 30 meters from the mountainside, 650 meters above the fjord, offers an unparalleled panorama. A more amazing view of the fjord, mountains and surrounding is hard to imagine. 

Optional: Flamsbana Railway
PRICE: 65 EUR /Person
Time: 14:00 - 16:30
Duration: Approximately 2 hours 
Includes: 2 x 50 minutes panoramic train ride & seat reservation 
Min 10 persons
Available by pre-booking only
Flamsbana is one of the steepest train lines in the world on normal tracks. The 2-hour train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, 20 tunnels and offers a multitude of views. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal Mountain station on Hardangervidda, 863 meters above the ocean. When back in Flam enjoy a little free time. 


Continue through the mountains to Borgund where you will have the opportunity to admire from the outside the beauty of one of the remaining Norwegian stave churches dating back to the 12th century (entrance not included). Continue to Hemsedal and check in at Fyri Resort where you will overnight for the next two nights.

 

DAY FOUR
(THURSDAY): HEMSEDAL

Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure for relaxation and enjoyment of the surroundings and the spa facilities. In the evening meet your fellow travelers and enjoy a dinner with local delicacies. The Pool Club offers treatments, always a good idea to reserve prior to the arrival at the hotel.

DAY FIVE
(FRIDAY): HEMSEDAL - OSLO

Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, travel towards Oslo, leaving the mountains behind. Arrive to Oslo and visit the famous and impressive Munch Museum where you can admire Munch’s masterpiece, The Scream. Guiding is not allowed inside the museum. Visit the museum at your own pace or enjoy a platter of seafood and Munch Deli & Café. Early afternoon your local guide will share the many beautiful spots of the Norwegian Capital beautifully located by the fjord. Admire the view from the Opera house. The Vigeland Park, one of the major Scandinavian cultural treasures, will delight you with sculptures by Gustav Vigeland, who dedicated his life to his artistic works. Pass also pass by the Royal Palace and the main street, Karl Johan. The tour ends at your hotel at 16:00 hours with the check-in. 
At 18:30 hours join your Tour Director for a walking tour to Akker Brygge. Enjoy the local vibe of the capital and try a local shrimp salad at one of the many cafés and restaurants.
 

DAY SIX
(SATURDAY): OSLO - STOCKHOLM

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Oslo and heading to Stockholm, passing Norwegian and Swedish forests through the region of Varmland, the home of many legends. Lunch will be served in Karlstad located by Lake Vänern. Arrival in Stockholm by the end of the afternoon and check-in. Join your Tour Director for a walking tour of the Swedish Capital. The evening is at leisure.
 

DAY SEVEN
(SUNDAY): STOCKHOLM

Breakfast at the hotel. Meet your local for a city sightseeing of the Swedish capital. The city is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges often called the “Beauty on Water”. Stockholm embraces the unique character of the 13th-century Old Town and modern high-tech architecture. Its islands are bordered by Lake Mälaren in the west and the Baltic Sea in the east where the archipelago, with its 30.000 islands awaits exploration. The capital is a big city with a small-town personality. Go back 750 years in time and feel the medieval atmosphere of the Old Town "Gamla Stan" as you wander through its narrow streets. The seven-hundred-year-old cathedral of Stockholm, seat of the archbishop, will be seen during your stroll through Old Town, where you will have the opportunity to see Stortorget - the site where the Stockholm Blood Bath took place. An inside visit is paid to one of the city’s best-known symbols, the City Hall with its Blue and Golden Halls, where the great Nobel banquet is celebrated every December. The tour ends at the hotel. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Stockholm independently or to join today’s optional experience.


OPTIONAL: VASA Museum
PRICE: 60 EUR /Person
Time: 12:00
Duration: 1,5 hours - 2 hours
Duration: approximately 2 hours
Includes: Entrance, transportation & local guide
Min 10 persons
Available by pre-booking & in situ
Scandinavia’s top museum was built around the only intact 17th-century warship. Following the city tour visit the Swedish warship, Vasa - considered as one of the world's largest and the pride of the mighty Swedish navy. The Museum was built around the 17th-century warship, which sank in Stockholm's inner harbor on her maiden voyage in 1628; its discovery in 1956 and subsequent salvage in 1961 is one of the most important events in marine archaeology. Painstakingly restored to its original magnificence, the Vasa represents an authentic piece of living history.

 

DAY EIGHT
(MONDAY): STOCKHOLM 

Breakfast at the hotel. Our representative will meet you for your transfer to the Airport.

Overview

DEPARTURE DATES 2023
Tour Departure Date - Tour End Date

12th June - 19th June 2023
10th July - 17th July 2023
14th August - 21st August 2023
28th August - 4th September 2023
11th September - 18th September 2023


TOUR INCLUDES

5 nights at 4* plus & 5* hotels centrally located
Accommodation in standard & superior rooms 
2 nights at Fyri Resort with spa facilities, 4*+
7 Breakfasts – Scandinavian Buffet style
2 lunches (as per program)
1 dinner (as per program)
1 coffee break with Norwegian Waffles
Fjord Cruise in Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock
Fjord Cruise with panoramic E-boat in Naeroy Fjord
Visit to Flaam
English Speaking Resident Tour Director throughout
All touring by private coach, with air-conditioning & WIFI
Guided tours with local guides in the cities of  Bergen, Oslo, & Stockholm. 
Walking city tours in Oslo & Stockholm
Guided visits to the Munch Museum in Oslo, the City Hall in Stockholm
Arrival Transfer, from Bergen Airport*
Departure Transfer, to Stockholm Airport* 
Porterage service at hotels.
Luggage allowance is 1 suitcase & 1 pieces of hand luggage per person

* Alternative airport transfers can be arranged if preferred or if arriving to a different airport or on a different date.

Notes

OPTIONAL EXTRAS - choose the tours to suit you!

Edvard Grieg Experience with Live Piano Concert  at Troldhaugen ( only available between June 20th and August 20th) = 85 EUR /Person
Stegastein Viewpoint = 40 EUR /Person
Flamsbana (available for pre-booking) = 65 EUR /Person
VASA Museum following the city tour = 60 EUR /Person

Please book your optional tours in advance.

FLIGHTS

Please note flights are NOT included in this package.  If you wish to add flights to your booking please contact us, or feel free to book your own. If your chosen flights do not coincide with the tour dates and you need to spend an extra night or two before or after the tour please call or email us and we can arrange this for you.

PRE/POST TOUR EXTRA NIGHTS

If required we can book additional nights at the start or end of your tour, or arrange an add-on pre/post tour to any of our other destinations.

PLEASE NOTE - this tour is run by our local partners Borealis. The max group size is 24 guests.

Please note this coach tour is guaranteed (if two or more persons are booked on).

More Reviews

THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR EXPERTISE IN ARRANGING OUR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME HOLIDAY IN SWEDEN. IT WAS AMAZING.

The dog sledding in the dark was an amazing experience and one we won't soon forget! Very cold and very dark but that did not stop us from having a fantastic time. We learned about dog sledding in general and we had just as much fun interacting with the dogs as we did chatting amiably with the members of the family in their home afterward.It felt very personal/intimate, exactly what we were looking for. The Arctic Bath is one of the most dazzling locations/accommodations that we have ever experienced. The service was assertive without being pushy, they were always there to help when we needed someone but otherwise, it was a very intimate and tranquil stay. The bath itself was amazing, and we will never forget the evening plunge into icy waters. Just amazing. The sauna was something the whole family enjoyed. The food was as dazzling as our lodgings, the Christmas dinner was the highlight with every course thoughtfully prepared and presented. ArcticBath is one of the most romantic spots we have ever been but it was still a fantastic spot for our 5 person family. Our snowshoeing experience was not just a fun trip through the breathtaking landscape but a fascinating lesson in Sweden culture, its floraand fauna, and survival skills. Our guide was very informative and tailored the trip so our kids could keep up and stay engaged. Both the hovercraft ride and the snowmobile trekking were fun and thrilling for all members of our family, racing across the frozen Baltic Sea and through the dazzling snow-covered landscape. As stunning as it was in winter, it is a place we would love to come back to during the summer. Thank you again for organizing a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for our family! We are delighted with our trip.

CHRISTMAS IN SWEDISH LAPLAND, BROTHERS FAMILY, DEC 21


TRAVEL COMPANIES LIKE YOURS ARE A REAL FIND.

Hi Phil and Jurga, We want to thank-you and all the guides, drivers etc. for organising such an amazing and unforgettable trip for us. We had a brilliant time and came home with a completely different and very positive perspective of the Baltic States and Finland. We found every city we visited absolutely fascinating and simply could not pick a favourite. It is hard to pick a highlight, but one of them would have to be the local guides and the drivers who took us for our day outings and did the transfers. Without exception, they were first class. Their passion for their country and willingness to talk about their lives and experiences and, as an example, the impact the Soviet occupation had on them and their families, really brought each country to life and helped us understand a little of what it must have been like then. We were also so impressed with all the paperwork and vouchers we received and know a lot of organisation went on behind the scenes. It all went like clockwork and we were nothing but impressed by your efficiency. Thanks again for a super holiday. We would like to visit St Petersburg and Russia at some point in the future and would have no hesitation in using you again to organise the trip.

BESPOKE PRIVATE BALTIC TOUR, MRS VARLEY, SEPTEMBER 2019


NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL

The trip was excellent and did exactly what it said on the tin Norway in a Nutshell. All the arrangments were excellent.

MR MOORE, NORWAY TAILOR-MADE TOUR, AUGUST 2013


EXCELLENT, WELL BALANCED ITINERARY

In summary, we would like to add that we described our Scandinavian package as EXCELLENT, well BALANCED itinerary and especially the variety of hotels, means of transportation, guides, transfer which were all FLAWLESSLY arranged. After 35 days on the road, we had no desire to terminate the holiday.

SCANDINAVIAN CAPITALS PRIVATE TOUR, MR & MRS WHITE, SEPTEMBER 2019


THANKS FOR ALL OF YOUR EXPERTISE IN ARRANGING OUR ONCE-IN-A-LIFETIME HOLIDAY IN SWEDEN. IT WAS AMAZING.

The dog sledding in the dark was an amazing experience and one we won't soon forget! Very cold and very dark but that did not stop us from having a fantastic time. We learned about dog sledding in general and we had just as much fun interacting with the dogs as we did chatting amiably with the members of the family in their home afterward.It felt very personal/intimate, exactly what we were looking for. The Arctic Bath is one of the most dazzling locations/accommodations that we have ever experienced. The service was assertive without being pushy, they were always there to help when we needed someone but otherwise, it was a very intimate and tranquil stay. The bath itself was amazing, and we will never forget the evening plunge into icy waters. Just amazing. The sauna was something the whole family enjoyed. The food was as dazzling as our lodgings, the Christmas dinner was the highlight with every course thoughtfully prepared and presented. ArcticBath is one of the most romantic spots we have ever been but it was still a fantastic spot for our 5 person family. Our snowshoeing experience was not just a fun trip through the breathtaking landscape but a fascinating lesson in Sweden culture, its floraand fauna, and survival skills. Our guide was very informative and tailored the trip so our kids could keep up and stay engaged. Both the hovercraft ride and the snowmobile trekking were fun and thrilling for all members of our family, racing across the frozen Baltic Sea and through the dazzling snow-covered landscape. As stunning as it was in winter, it is a place we would love to come back to during the summer. Thank you again for organizing a once-in-a-lifetime holiday for our family! We are delighted with our trip.

CHRISTMAS IN SWEDISH LAPLAND, BROTHERS FAMILY, DEC 21

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