Glaciers & Coast

Glaciers and Coast
 
For more information or to book our Glaciers & Coast Twin Centre Holiday call 01483 79 11 11

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.

 

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). Your Inghams Representative will meet you at your hotel to discuss the activity options for your stays in both Loen and Ålesund

 

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.  Your Inghams Representative will brief you before you depart Loen on the options available to you during your stay in this small Art Nouveau city. Ålesund Tourist Office, located just at the harbour front, also offers Inghams guests a welcome meeting twice weekly.

 

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 Ålesundairport
  • •Accommodation with private facilities throughout
  • •Half board meals included in Loen
  • •Bed & Breakfast in Ålesund

 

Pre-book your excursions in Loen and Ålesund - see resorts for details 

Inghams Plus

 

  • •Free guided city tour of Ålesund for all Inghams guests (exclusive to 'Glaciers & Coasts' guests)
  • •Free daily packed lunch in Loen
  • •Inghams Rep in Loen
  • •Inghams 'Meet & Greet' service in Ålesund centre 

Accommodation

 

Standard Hotels 

Loen Hotel Loenfjord ***+
and ÅlesundFirst Hotel Atlantica ***+ 

Superior Hotels 

Loen Hotel Alexandra ****+
and Ålesund Hotel Brosundet **** 

Departure Dates & Prices for 2019

 

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

 

For more information or to book our Glaciers & Coast Twin Centre Holiday call 01483 79 11 11

 

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