Adventure in the Fjordsadmin22022-09-22T16:38:08+00:00
Adventure in the Fjords Hike, Bike & Paddle in Norway
July 11 – 21, 2023
City sightseeing in Oslo • Opportunity to Hike the famous Pulpit Rock and Bike along mountain trails • 3-hour rafting adventure in Voss • Cruise along the coast of Norway from Bergen to Stavanger • Visit to a family farm
Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
9 nights accommodations, based double/twin occupancy, with private facilities
Daily breakfast [B] and 5 dinners [D]
1st class touring coach
Day 2: Airport – Hotel Transfer in Oslo
Day 3: 4 hour sightseeing tour in Oslo
Day 4: Oslo to Fagernes
Days 6 – 8: Fagernes to Bergen
Day 9: 3 hour sightseeing tour in Bergen
Day 10: Hotel – Airport Transfer in Bergen
Trains & ferries per itinerary
Local guides in Oslo and Bergen
3-hour Rafting Adventure
Entrance fees to all sites including: Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Slidredomen Church and the Borgund Stave Church
Tour Director for Days 2 – 11
Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
Price with air/taxes/fuel from……… $TBD
Price includes airfare from Mpls/St. Paul plus taxes/ fees and fuel surcharge. Fuel and all taxes are subject to change and if needed, will be re-assessed in your statement prior to final payment. Inquire about airfare from your home city.
Land Only from…………………………. $TBD
Services begin in Oslo and end in Stavanger
Single Room Supplement……………. $TBD
ITINERARY 11 DAYS
DAY 1 TUESDAY, JULY 11 Mpls/St. Paul – Oslo, Norway: Depart the USA on your transatlantic flight to Oslo, Norway.
DAY 2 WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 [D] Arrive Oslo: Arrive at Oslo Gardermoen Airport. Transfer to the hotel in the city center. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Dinner and overnight at Clarion Hotel Oslo or similar.
DAY 3 THURSDAY, JULY 13 [B] Oslo: Morning sightseeing tour with local guide includes Vigeland Park and Holmenkollen Ski Jump. Balance of day free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 4 FRIDAY, JULY 14 [B,D] Oslo – Fagernes: Depart by coach for Norway’s fjord country. Drive the lush and beautiful Valdres Valley, ancestral home of your tour guide. In Fagernes, tour the Valdres Folk Museum. Proceed to Slidre for a visit to Slidredomen Church and the Opslidre Farm. Drive to Gomobu Mountain Lodge for dinner and overnight.
DAY 5 SATURDAY, JULY 15 [B,D] Vaset: Day free for hiking in the area or biking along mountain trails (bike rentals available upon request). Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 6 SUNDAY, JULY 16 [B,D] Fagernes – Flåm: Drive to Gol and continue through the Hallingdal Valley. Cross the largest high mountain plateau in northern Europe, the barren Hardanger Plateau. Descend the wild Måbødal Canyon past the Vøring Waterfall plunging 600 ft into a narrow rock basin. Tour the Hardanger Nature Center reflecting the Norwegians’ love and respect for nature. Lunch on own. Proceed to Voss. Enjoy a 3-hour family rafting adventure on the Vosso River, which runs from Voss to Evanger. Start in flat water, then go with the flow for about 4 miles, passing sections of gentle rapids with waves and whirlpools, ending in Evanger Lake. Barbeque dinner and continue to the fjord-side community of Flåm. Overnight at Flåmsbrygga Hotel.
DAY 7 MONDAY, JULY 17 [B] Flåm: Breakfast at hotel. Day free for a variety of optional activities such as hiking, kayaking, RIB Safari, or biking. Dinner at Ægir, one of Norway’s best craft breweries, housed in a building inspired by Norse mythology, with the exterior reminiscent of a stave church. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 8 TUESDAY, JULY 18 [B] Flåm―Voss―Bergen: Board the Flåm Railway, one of the top 20 train rides in Europe. Ascend the wild Flåm Valley to Myrdal. Change to the Oslo/Bergen Railway and continue to Voss. Enjoy a 3-hour rafting adventure on the Vosso River, which runs from Voss to Evanger. Start in flat water, then go with the flow for about 4 miles, passing sections of gentle rapids with waves and whirlpools, ending in Evanger Lake. Continue by coach to Bergen. Overnight at Clarion Admiral Hotel.
DAY 9 WEDNESDAY, JULY 19 [B] Bergen – Stavanger: Breakfast at hotel. Walk to the pier for 1:30pm departure by ferry to Stavanger. Relax on board the ferry as you pass quaint villages and dramatic coastal scenery. Upon arrival in Stavanger at 7:00pm, transfer to hotel. Dinner on own. Overnight at Clarion Stavanger Hotel.
DAY 10 THURSDAY, JULY 20 [B,D] Excursion to Pulpit Rock: Breakfast at hotel. Morning transfer to the base of Pulpit Rock by bus/ferry. Enjoy an invigorating 3.5 mile hike to Pulpit Rock which rises 2000 feet above the Lysefjorden. Return to Stavanger in the evening. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 11 FRIDAY, JULY 21 [B] Stavanger – Depart: Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Sola Stavanger Airport for return flight. End of services.
EXTEND YOUR STAY Add an extra night in Oslo or Stavanger, a 3-day Iceland Stopover, or explore the capital cities of Copenhagen or Stockholm before joining the tour in Oslo.