Norwegian Landscapes8 days & 7 nights, Private Journey
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Stavanger, Bergen, Flam & Solvorn
Relish the grandeur of Norway's western coast on this summer journey through its spectacular fjords. As you explore these enchanting landscapes, paddle through clear waters in a kayak, cruise along astoundingly beautiful fjords, hike through forested terrain, walk upon a glacier and gaze at thundering waterfalls. You'll also enjoy some time to explore the ancient city of Bergen, tour a local brewery and take a breathtaking ride on the Flam Railway.
Day 1Arrive Stavanger
Upon arrival in Stavanger, you will be welcomed and escorted to your hotel.Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge - 2 Nights
This morning, cruise along Lysefjord, which includes the famed Pulpit Rock along with an impressive supporting cast of waterfalls and idyllic islands.Clarion Collection Skagen Brygge (B)
Day 3To Bergen
Board a short flight for Bergen, the Gateway to the Norwegian Fjords. Upon arrival, you will be met and escorted to your hotel.Clarion Collection Havnekontoret - 1 Night (B)
Day 4To Flam
Enjoy the morning at leisure. Head out on your own to explore the many museums and sights of Bergen.Flamsbrygga Hotel - 2 Nights (B, D)
In the afternoon, experience Western Norway's wide expanses of forests, secluded lakes and dizzying waterfalls as you ride the train toward Myrdal. Upon arrival, change trains to the famous Flam Railway, the steepest railway line in Northern Europe. Marvel at thundering waterfalls, forested mountainsides and lush river valleys as you descend toward the spectacular Kjosfossen waterfalls, where you may disembark to take photographs or just admire the thundering cascades.
This morning, immerse yourself in the glory of the surrounding landscape. First, hop into a kayak and paddle to Fronneset, a place of historical importance with burial mounds from the Viking era. Disembark and continue on foot as you follow a winding path along a wild river, passing amazing waterfalls and bubbling lagoons. Return to Flam this evening to savor dinner at your hotel.Flamsbrygga Hotel (B, D)
Day 6To Solvorn
Boat along the Sognefjord en route to the village of Sogndal. Upon arrival, head to the Glacier Center in the Jostedal National Park, home to the largest glacier in Northern Europe. Once there, enjoy one of nature's most majestic sights as you walk along the surface of the mighty glacier. After your journey on the ice, transfer to lovely Solvorn for the evening.Walaker Hotel - 1 Night (B, D)
Day 7To Bergen
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Solvorn, which lies upon the spectacular Luster Fjord. If you want to continue your nautical explorations, take the ferry across the fjord to Urnes.Clarion Collection Havnekontoret - 1 Night (B)
Late this afternoon, board a private transfer to Leikanger for your express boat to Bergen.
Upon arrival, check in to your hotel.
Day 8Depart Bergen
No visit to Bergen would be complete without a stroll through the UNESCO protected Bryggen harbor area, taking you 900 years back in time and providing an intimate image of Bergen as a medieval town, where Hanseatic traders maintained one of their four European headquarters.(B)
Then, bid farewell to the fjords as you are escorted to the airport for your onward flight.