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Christmas in the Norwegian Fjords

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Norway’s winter wonderland

Spend a few unforgettable festive days in the heart of Norway’s astonishingly scenic fjordland. Enjoy the warm hospitality of a historic waterside hotel in Flåm, the pretty town at the top of Aurlandsfjord that's the starting point for the Flåmsbana mountain railway, one of the most spectacular rail lines in the world. Sit down to traditional Norwegian Christmas meals, and discover your stunning surroundings on included and optional tours to Gudvangen, Undredal and UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord.



What does this price include?

  • Five nights' dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star Fretheim Hotel
  • Christmas lunch at your hotel
  • A return journey on the Flåmsbana Mountain Railway
  • Included day trip to Gudvangen aboard the Future of the Fjords
  • One piece of hold luggage per couple
  • Return flights from the UK to Bergen
  • Return airport-to-hotel transfers
  • The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager

Your Itinerary

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  • Fly to Bergen, the historic Gateway to the Fjords, and then travel by coach through the glorious Norwegian scenery to Flåm. This tiny resort shelters beside beautiful Aurlandsfjord, one of the remote corners of mighty Sognefjord, in the heart of Western Norway’s winter wonderland.

    The historic Fretheim Hotel is a beautifully preserved wooden manor house with a modern extension, just two minutes from the water's edge, and has been greeting guests since the 1870s. It's the perfect base for your Christmas stay. Settle in to your room, and later enjoy your first dinner at the hotel.

  • Today, you'll take to the water aboard the eco-friendly, all-electric Future of the Fjords. This stylish, state-of-the-art 400-passenger catamaran will carry you up the full length of Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen.

    See history and myth come to life at the Viking Village, and soak up the staggering views from atop the extraordinary Stegastein viewing platform, which juts out from the mountainside 650 metres above the fjord.

  • You have the option to wrap up warm in the cold weather gear provided and board a ‘RIB’ (rigid inflatable boat) for an exhilarating guided cruise through the fjords. Your guide will bring to life the region’s history, geology, nature and culture during your trip, and you’ll also call in the beautiful Undredal, which was cut off from road traffic until the 1988 opening of the tunnel through the mountain from Flåm. Undredal is famous for its tiny, white-washed stave church and goats’ cheese, and you’ll learn about the art of cheese-making, and enjoy a tasting, before you return to your hotel.

    Back at the hotel, this evening, your Christmas celebrations will begin with a traditional Norwegian Christmas meal.

  • Hear stories of Christmases past and other traditional tales, this morning, as your day begins with a walking tour of Flåm. Back in the warmth of your hotel you'll enjoy a Christmas lunch, and then have the afternoon free to relax in the hotel’s comfortable lounges until dinner.

  • A memorable Boxing Day begins with a journey on the Flåmsbana Mountain Railway, which snakes its way through winter wonderland surroundings, through tunnels and over bridges, from Flåm at the water's edge to Myrdal, which nestles amid the mountains some 870 metres above. The route is one Europe’s Top 10 Railway Journeys.

    Return to Flam to enjoy your final evening in Norway, and an included dinner at your hotel to complete your wonderful Christmas break.

  • Bid farewell to your Norwegian hosts and make the scenic return transfer back to Bergen to catch your flight home at the end of your marvellous Christmas break.

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Hotels

Fretheim Hotel, Flam

A member of Norway’s Historic Hotels and Restaurants’ organisation, this landmark property has been tastefully modernised, and stands just 200 metres from Flåm's famous rail terminus and the waters of Aurlandsfjord.

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Further Information

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

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.

    Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.

    Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").

    Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at www.etias.com.

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