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Norway: Glaciers & Coast - Twin Centre

  • Norway, Alesund

Focusing in the northern Western fjords, this 7-night holiday combines a stay in the ‘glacier’ resort of Loen, home to some of the fjords most spectacular scenery, with the vibrant coastal city of Ålesund. It is a great option for those who wish to get up close to nature. Located at the end of the Nordfjord, guests can explore the arms of the largest glacier in continental Europe and Loen’s surrounding walking terrain. A contrasting stay in the sunny city of Ålesund allows guests to get out onto the water with a variety of trips at the entrance to the fjords.

For more information or to book our Glaciers & Coast Twin Centre Holiday call 01483 791 111

Itinerary

Day 1 (Monday or Friday) Fly to Ålesund airport where a transfer will be waiting for you to Loen on the Nordfjord (approx. 3½ hrs). 

Day 2 (Tuesday or Saturday) The first part of your holiday in Loen will be focused around the impressive glacier arms with optional guided excursions to the Kjenndal and Briksdal glaciers, both of which are accessible by foot via a short gentle walk. On the drive, you will pass some of the Nordfjord’s breathtaking scenery including the turquoise waters of Lovatn Lake and the cascading waterfalls of Oldedal valley. At Briksdal, there is also the option of taking a ‘Troll Car’ buggy ride to the glacier (approx. £20 per person). Another ‘must-do’ is a day trip to the Geirangerfjord, stopping at the Dalsnibba viewpoint on the way, for a memorable cruise past the famous Seven Sisters waterfalls. Or venture out by foot around Loen’s surrounding pastures, waterfalls, peaks and new walking trails at the top of the Loen Skylift Cable-Car. 

Day 5 or 4 (Friday or Monday) Today, you will transfer back to Ålesund centre on a stunning drive, ready for your stay in this Art Nouveau city. 

Day 6 or 5 (Saturday or Tuesday) Ålesund is a bustling port and seaside town, home to some interesting architecture after it was totally rebuilt after fire in 1904 in an Art Nouveau style. Less-visited than other cities in Fjord Norway, it has retained its authenticity and charm. From here, guests have the opportunity to take the ‘Royal Fjord Route’ on a Hjørundfjord cruise, visit the ‘Atlantic Road’ & ‘Trollstigen’ National Tourist routes (pre-bookable round trip by public transport), visit one of the many city museums detailing the area’s fascinating history, or the surrounding islands and skerries including Runde bird island by boat. Atrip up to the top of Mount Aksla, reached by bus or 400 steps from the city centre, provides an excellent view over the city and harbour, especially at sunset. 

Day 8 (Monday or Friday) Return by shuttle to Ålesund airport for your flight back to the UK. 

What’s included

  • Return flights from the UK to Ålesund (supplements may apply)
  • Scenic transfers from the Ålesund airport to Loen and back to Ålesund centre
  • Shuttle transfer from Ålesund centre to Ålesund airport
  • Accommodation with private facilities throughout
  • Half board meals included in Loen
  • Bed & Breakfast in Ålesund
  • Free daily packed lunches in Loen
  • Free guided city tour of Alesund for all 'Glaciers & Coast' guests  (withdrawn for Summer 2020)
  • 'Meet & Greet' service throughout your stay, with a welcome to the resort and 24/7 phone service

Departure dates & prices for 2019/2020

  • Monday departures = 4 nights Loen, 3 nights Ålesund
  • Friday departures = 3 nights Loen, 4 nights Ålesund
  • Prices from £1,029 in standard hotels
  • Prices from £1,219 in superior hotels

Your Hotels

Accommodation: Guests will have a choice of either 'standard' hotels or 'superior' hotels.

Standard Hotels

Superior Hotels 

Departure flights to Ålesund from:

  • Gatwick
  • Or indirect flights via Amsterdam from regional airports available on request
  • Flight supplements may apply

For more information or to book our Glaciers & Coast Twin Centre Holiday call 01483 791 111

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