Norway: Glaciers & Coast - Twin Centre

  • Tours & Multi-centres in Norway

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.

Tour highlights

  • Experience the best of Norway's glittering glaciers along the coast
  • Admire the breath taking views from the brand-new Loen Skylift
  • Optional ‘Troll Car’ buggy ride to glacier
  • Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise to the Seven Sisters waterfall
  • Visit the seaside town of Ålesund
  • Enjoy sunset views from the top of Mount Alaska

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Itinerary

Day 1: UK to Loen

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

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2: Loen

The first part of your holiday inLoenwill 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. 

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5 or 4: Loen to Ålesund

Today, you will transfer back to Ålesundcentre on a stunning drive, ready for your stay in this Art Nouveau city. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 or 5: Ålesund 

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. A trip 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. 

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Ålesund to UK

Return by shuttle to Ålesund airport for your flight back to the UK. 

Meals included: Breakfast

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Your holiday includes

  • Return flights from the UK (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
  • 'Meet & Greet' service throughout your stay, with a welcome to the resort and 24/7 phone service

Your holiday excludes:

  • Any extras, drinks, gratuities and personal expenses

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Hotels

Standard Hotels

Superior Hotels 

Monday departures - 4 nights Loen, 3 nights Ålesund

Friday departures - 3 nights Loen, 4 nights Ålesund

Departure dates

  • Any Monday or Friday throughout the summer

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This accommodation is not available to be booked online, please call our Reservations Team on 01483 791111 to book or for further information
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