Adventure in the Fjords
Hike, Bike & Paddle in Norway

July 11 – 21, 2023

HIGHLIGHTS

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

ITINERARY INCLUDES

  • 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)

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.

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