Enjoy the best of the Norwegian Fjord’s glorious and diverse scenery on this 4-centre tour, travelling as part of a small group and escorted by an experienced Inghams guide throughout. Designed as an excellent introduction to Norway for those wishing to see the spectacular fjords, mountains, glaciers and lakes in some of Fjord Norway’s most scenic and famous destinations.
Starting in the historic city of Bergen with its bustling fishmarket and historic ‘Bryggen’ wharf, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also be able to enjoy a wonderful city view from the top of the Fløiban funicular before transferring by scenic express boat along the coast to the small idyllic fjordside village of Balestrand on the mighty Sognefjord, the longest and deepest in Norway. From here, a day excursion to Myrdal, first by boat cruise to Flåm, then continuing on the historic cog railway, is included in the price of your holiday.
Travalling onwards via the magical Gauler mountains to Loen on the Nordfjord, from where the fabulous glacial arms of the Jøstaldal ice plateau, the biggest in Europe, are most easily accessible. Your last nights will be in the vibrant city of Ålesund on the Atlantic coast with its beautiful surrounding islands and Art Nouveau centre - unique opportunities await you!
Day 1 (Monday) | Fly to Bergen for a short minibus transfer to this colourful harbour city. Explore the old Bryggen wharf area with its many galleries, museums, thriving fish and flower markets. Or visit one of the classical concerts, the large park and gardens or the Fløiban funicular railway for stunning views. Purchase a 24 or 48-hour Bergen Card to make the most of your stay (pay locally from £24)
Day 3 (Wednesday) | A glorious 4-hour express boat transfer to the picturesque and idyllic village of Balestrand on the scenic Sognefjord through lovely coastal island scenery. Once in Balestrand, you have chance to stroll or cycle along this picturesque fjord or head up Fjaerlandfjord to the Jøstedal Glacier. An excursion to Flåm and its famous cog railway
which takes you past impressive valleys and waterfalls to Myrdal and back is also a must from here and included in the price of your holiday.
Day 6 (Saturday) | Continuing by bus inland through the mystical landscape of the Gauler mountains and along the Nordfjord to Loen - the place where fjords and glaciers meet. Here you find glittering emerald lakes and wonderful walking terrain for all abilities in the surrounding areas of the ice-blue glacial arms of the Lødal and Briksdal valleys. Get
up close to the impressive, awe-inspiring Jøstedalsbreen - Europe’s biggest ice plateau. For the glacier walks, walking boots or sturdy footwear is recommended. The Hotel Alexandra also has excellent spa and wellness facilities for those wishing to simply relax and take in the scenery. by the picturesque river.
Day 9 (Tuesday) | Transfer by minibus to the Atlantic city of Ålesund at the mouth of the Fjords. Your journey from Loen takes you via the beautiful Geiranger Fjord with a stop at the Dalsnibba viewpoint for that iconic shot - don’t forget the camera! Once in Ålesund, explore the city sights including its Art Nouveau architecture on a guided tour, or take one of the boat trips
out to the surrounding islands, visit one of the pretty nearby lighthouse at Ålnes for coastal walks or take an unforgettable RIB boat trip to Runde, the stunning ‘bird island’.
What our guests say...
"We were so fortunate to have Bev as a guide. She went well above and beyond her remit. She made it all very interesting and her enthusiasm and extensive knowledge really enhanced the holiday" Mrs. McGregor, Sept 2016
"An excellent holiday of a lifetime which more than lived up to and surpassed our hopes and expectations. We loved the range and diversity of the places visited, travel and transport, resort destinations, excursions and experiences offered. We really appreciated the huge amount of thought, planning and attention to detail put in by our tour manager, Bev". Ms McVey, Jul 2016
"Excellent tour with lots of interest and a good introduction to Norway" Ms. Millis, Sept 2016
"Making the transfers part of the holiday experience enhanced the holiday, especially the combination of different modes of transport" Mr. Smith, Sept 2016
"The holiday has been excellent! The scenery and tours have exceeded our expectations" Mrs. Williams, Jul 2016
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11 nights holiday:
Bergen (2 nights) Augustin ***+
Balestrand (3 nights) Kviknes ****
Loen (3 nights) Alexandra ****+
Ålesund (3 nights) Radisson Blu ***+
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PB or PSWC incl.
Single Room £297 except 5 Jun - 28 Aug £440
PB=Bath PS=Shower, incl = Included. Prices include flights, resort transfers, accommodation. Flight supplements may apply. Prices correct at time of going to print and may vary up or down at time of booking.
Airport to Bergen: 20 mins by minibus/taxi
Bergen to Balestrand: 4hrs by express boat
Balestrand to Loen: 3.5 hrs by minibus
Loen to Alesund: 4hrs by minibus/ferry
Alesund to Airport: 20 mins by minibus
Other regional airports are available on indirect flights
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.