Holiday Itinerary - Norwegian Fjord Explorer

Day 1: Arrive in Oslo Norway.

Check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free to start exploring Oslo, bustling capital of this land of fjords, mountains, glaciers, and waterfalls. Tonight, meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers.

Day 2: Oslo-Arendal-Kristiansand

Today, travel along the scenic “Norwegian Riviera”—the Sørlandet (South Land) and the Skagerrak (a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark)—and visit the idyllic harbour town of Arendal. A port since the 14th century, it is known for its timber exports and its old Town Hall, the tallest wooden structure in the country. Overnight in Kristiansand, founded in 1641 and today an important industrial centre. Here, you will enjoy time at the lively FISKEBRYGGA (fish market), the perfect place to watch the entertaining fishmongers or relax at one of the numerous sidewalk cafés.Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 3: Kristiansand-Stavanger.

More ruggedly beautiful coastal scenery awaits this morning as you head into the Lista region, popular holiday area for the Norwegians and hot spot for surfers. Stop to visit some of the pristine coastal villages of white-washed timber and lighthouses such as Mandal, Lyngdal, Flekkejord and Farsund. Overnight in Stavanger, where you could stroll through the Old Town to see a 12th-century cathedral and captivating collection of 18th- and 19th-century wooden buildings. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Stavanger-Hardangerfjord ferry crossing-Bergen.

Travel via Haugesund to board the ferry that takes you across Hardangerfjord. Have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenic vistas before arriving in pretty Bergen, the “Green Meadow Among the Mountains.” During your free time here, why not walk down to the harbour to browse the seafood stalls and sample the various salmon dishes? Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Bergen.

Today is yours to explore Bergen at your own pace. You could spend time at Bryggen with its collection of colourful 14th-century Hanseatic buildings lining the harbour protected as UNESCO World Heritage Site, or consider joining our optional excursions. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6: Bergen-Flåm Railway-Sognefjord.

A special treat today! Ride on the renowned FLÅM TRAIN and see some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery—graceful waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, CRUISE across Norway’s legendary SOGNEFJORD. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7: Sognefjord area-Loen.

Reach the Nordfjorden region today and take a break in enchanting Loen, gateway to some of Norway's glaciers and home to some of the country’s oldest farms. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8: Loen-Excursion to Dalsnibba and Geiranger.

Today, ascend above the tree line to 5,000 feet and marvel at the panoramic views of the fjord from the DALSNIBBA SKYWALK LOOKOUT. Then, reach the Geiranger fjord, one of the most spectacular sceneries in the world. Enjoy this incredible UNESCO World Heritage Site, or maybe relax with a glass of traditional mjød (honey mead) or akvavit (Scandinavian liquor flavored with caraway) and bask in Geiranger’s unforgettable ambiance. Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 9: Loen-Lom-Lillehammer..

Stop in Lom to see its iconic wooden stave church, which dates back to the 12th century. Continue to Lillehammer, host of the 1994 Winter Olympics and home today to a lively art scene. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Lillehammer-Hamar-Oslo.

The dynamic city of Hamar is located on the eastern shore of Miøsa, the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest lakes in Europe. Visit the fascinating OPENAIR ETHNOLOGICAL MUSEUM, an active archaeological site that includes ruins of a 950-year-old cathedral enclosed in a protective glass and steel structure. Later, return to Oslo for a guided tour of the medieval Akershus Castle guarding the harbour, the soaring City Hall, National Theatre, Parliament, Royal Palace, Broadcasting House, and Frogner Park with more than 200 bronze and granite sculptures by artist Gustav Vigeland. Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11: Oslo.

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Meals included: Breakfast

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Departure Dates 2021 Norwegian Fjords : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Cosmos brochure price in black from £1604

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1492

Telephone Cosmos on 0330 0588 237 and quote Travel 55 code TR55C

Tour 6920 starts and ends in Oslo - Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Dates

Prices from*

Dates

Prices from* 

May 29

£1704
£1585

August 7, 14, 21

£1704
£1585

June 12, 26

£1704
£1585

August 28

£1604
£1492

July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

£1704
£1585

Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Single room supplement from £441; Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Norwegian Fjords

7% discount - 11 days escorted touring holiday

2021 discount prices from only £1492

Travel along the scenic “Norwegian Riviera”—the Sørlandet (South Land) and the Skagerrak (a strait between Norway, Sweden, and Denmark)—and visit the idyllic harbour town of Arendal. Board the ferry at Haugesund across Hardangerfjord. Have your camera ready to capture the incredible scenic vistas before arriving in pretty Bergen, the “Green Meadow Among the Mountains.”

Ride on the renowned Flam Train and see some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery—graceful waterfalls, towering mountains, and verdant valleys. Later, criuse across Norway’s legendary Sognefjord. You will also visit the dynamic city of Hamar,  located on the eastern shore of Miøsa, the largest lake in Norway and one of the deepest lakes in Europe.

This scenic 11 day Norwegian Fjords tour comes with a 7% discount saving when you book direct with Cosmos call 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Cosmos. To book call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Cosmos price. 

At a glance - Tour Highlights

  • “NORWEGIAN RIVIERA” Scenic drive
  • ARENDAL Visit the idyllic harbor town
  • KRISTIANSAND Visit Fiskebrygga (fish market)
  • LISTA REGION Scenic drive; Varbak viewing point
  • HARDANGERFJORD Ferry crossing
  • BERGEN Visit
  • FLÅM TRAIN Ride
  • SOGNEFJORD Cruise
  • LOM Picture stop at the wooden stave church
  • LILLEHAMMER Visit the Olympics host city
  • HAMAR Visit the Open-Air Ethnological Museum
  • OSLO Guided city tour and Viking Ship Museum

PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR
TRANSPORTATION: Touring by private, first-class, air-conditioned motorcoach with free Wi-Fi; ferry crossings; Flåm train Myrdal-Flåm; Bergen Railway Voss to Myrdal; Sognefjord cruise

HOTELS: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel and city taxes, required local taxes, porterage plus any mandatory service and resort fees.

  • OSLO First Millennium (ST)
  • KRISTIANSAND Scandic Sorlandet (ST)
  • STAVANGER Scandic Forum (F)
  • BERGEN Thon Bristol (ST) or Augustin (ST)
  • SOGNEFJORD AREA Lindstrøm (ST) at Laerdal
  • LOEN Loenfjord (ST)
  • LILLEHAMMER Scandic Victoria (ST)

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