Glaciers & Coast

Glaciers and Coast
 

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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.

 

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). 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. £19 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 new 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 

Your Hotels

Depart: Monday or Friday (7 nights)

Standard Hotels 

Loen  Hotel Loenfjord ***+
and Ålesund First Hotel Atlantica ***+ 

Superior Hotels 

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

7 night holiday: depart Monday: 4 nights Loen, 3 nights Ålesund

7 night holiday: depart Friday: 3 nights Loen, 4 nights Ålesund

Prices frozen for Summer 2019
Prices per person (£) Glaciers & Coast 
 

'Standard Hotels'

3-centre

holiday
 

'Standard Hotels'

3-centre

holiday 

 

'Superior Hotels'

3-centre

holiday

 

'Superior Hotels' 

3-centre

holiday 

 

Dep. 

Mon 

Fri Mon Fri
Board

Mixed Board*

Mixed Board* Mixed Board*

Mixed  Board*

Holiday Code NOXX3122 NOXX3123 NOXX3124 NOXX3125
   
No. of nights 7 7 7 7
May £969 - £1,239 -
Jun £1,039 £979 £1,279 £1,199
Jul £1,089 £1,049 £1,329 £1,279
Aug  £999 £989 £1,209 £1,199
Supplements per person per tour from 

PB or PS WC incl.

Single £98 (dep. Mon) £126 (dep. Fri) except 6 Jun -14 Aug  2018 & 5 Jun - 13 Aug 2019  

£252 (dep. Mon) £245 (dep. Fri) 

 

 

PB or PS WC incl.

 Deluxe room in Loen, Sea View in Ålesund £147 (dep. Mon) £126 (dep. Fri) 

Single £161 (dep. Mon) £189 (dep. Fri) except 6 Jun - 14 Aug 2018 & 5 Jun - 13 Aug 2019

£343 (dep. Mon) £329 (dep. Fri)   

*Mixed Board = Half board in Loen,  Bed and Breakfast in Ålesund 

Prices include flights, transfers, the relevant nights' accommodation and meals as indicated.  All prices shown are correct at time of going on the website but may vary up or down at time; correct prices will be advised at the time of booking. 

Transfers

Ålesund Airport to Loen: 3.5 hrs by minibus/ferry (ferry included)

Loen to Ålesund: 3.5 hrs by minibus/ferry (ferry included)

Ålesund to Ålesund Airport: 20 mins by shuttle bus

 

Flights

to Ålesund
Via Amsterdam or Oslo

London Gatwick
London Heathrow
Birmingham
Bristol
Edinburgh
Glasgow
Humberside
Leed Bradford
Manchester
Newcastle 

 

Durations 

7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7
7

 

Supp from

Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various
Various

 

 

Please call our reservations team on 01483 79 11 11 to book this holiday

General Terms and Conditions: All prices, offers and availability are correct at time of publishing, are subject to change & availability and can be withdrawn at any time. All offers are for 7 nights unless otherwise stated. All prices are per person based on maximum occupancy of a room or apartment and on the lowest priced departure point, supplements for other flights/airports may apply. The late booking fee of £30 per person applies to late bookings made within 14 days of departure.

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