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One of the world's most scenic corners

Journey to Western Norway's Fjord Country - one of the world's most delightful destinations. Few places can match the spectacle of this breathtaking region where sheer mountainsides plunge into the deep, dark waters of the Norwegian fjords, and where soaring peaks tower over unspoilt forests, lakes and pristine glaciers.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Staying in a four-star Swiss-style fjord-side hotel
A journey by boat through spectacular scenery to Bergen
Discovering the region on a fascinating Fjord-Life tour
Touring Norway's interior on unforgettable optional excursions to the vast Jostedal Glacier, and to Mydal, Flam and Gudvangen
Buffet-style meals served in a fine restaurant overlooking the Fjord
A warm welcome, stunning scenery and beautiful views

WHAT DOES THE PRICE INCLUDE?

Seven nights' half-board accommodation at the Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand, on Sognefjord
Return flights from the UK to Bergen Comfortable, air-conditioned coach travel and transfers
A cruise to Bergen
The full-day 'Fjord-Life' tour
The services of a friendly, knowledgeable and experienced Tour Manager

Your Itinerary

Day One: Fly to Norway

Fly to Bergen, meet your Tour Manager and board our coach to travel through Norway's spectacular scenery to your hotel, in the idyllic village of Balestrand.

Day Two: Leisure day in Balestrand

Today, you'll have time to get to know Balestrand. The village is located on the northern shore of Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, and has a long history of welcoming British travellers searching for quiet countryside and clear mountain air. Explore its shops, cafe, historic English wooden church, neat cottages and orchards, and enjoy a warm welcome from the friendly inhabitants virtually everywhere you go.

Day Three: Included Bergen cruise excursion

Join your first excursion, today, as we board the morning express boat for a day trip to Bergen - city of cobbled streets and medieval houses, and birthplace of the composer Edvard Grieg. Visit the vibrant harbour and open-air fish market, stroll past the wooden warehouses of Bryggen and perhaps take a seven-minute trip on the Floibanen funicular up 'Mount' Floyen.

Day Four: Optional Jostedal Glacier excursion

Join us for today's optional visit to the Jostedal Glacier, mainland Europe's largest ice-floe. This mesmerising mass of ice covers 487 square kilometres in the heart of an even larger national park threaded with icy glacial rivers fed by the glacier's melt water. See the glacier up close, and learn more about its slowly shifting limbs at the fascinating Norwegian Glacier Museum.

Day Five: Optional Norway in a Nutshell excursion

The famous Norway In A Nutshell tour takes in the most stunning parts of the region. Ride the renowned Flamsbana branch line, which drops 20km down the steep-sided valley from Myrdal to Flam, and take a two-hour fjord cruise through Aurlandsfjord and Naeroyfjord to the tiny port of Gudvangen.

Day Six: Included 'Fjord-Life' excursion

On today's included excursion you can explore Sognefjord, and visit the fascinating Sogn Folk Museum at Kaupanger. The museum's fine collection of fishing and 'ice' boats reflects Norway's age-old interaction with the sea and the fjords.

Day Seven: Spend the day in Balestrand

Spend your final day relaxing in Balestrand. It's your last chance to soak up the tranquillity of your surroundings, and make the very most of the village. This evening, enjoy a final dinner in the hotel and look back on the highlights of your unique Norwegian fjords holiday.

Day Eight: Fly back to the UK

Transfer back to Bergen airport, and check in for your flight home from Scandinavia.

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Kviknes Hotel ★★★★

Kviknes Hotel, which once welcomed the Kaiser and his entourage, has been a favourite with our clients for very many years. A magnificent, fjord-side, Swiss-style wooden building, with a modern addition, this family-run hotel is sure to make you feel at home.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately four hours.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

Flight routes

Flights from Aberdeen, London Gatwick and London Heathrow are direct. All other flights stop in either London Heathrow or Amsterdam.

Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.

Airport development fees

An Airport Development Fee has been introduced at a few UK Airports. You will be required to pay this charge at the following airports prior to checking in for your flight: Blackpool, Durham Tees Valley, Newquay and Norwich. The amount varies from airport to airport, but it is generally between £5 and £10 per person. Please visit the airport's website for further information.

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