ESN Linköping Fjord Explorer

Come and discover Fjords of Norway with Scanbalt Experience! The landscape is truly unique - mighty fjords surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. The fjord area is like a great playground for those who are keen on outdoor activities, as well as for those who just love nature and picturesque sceneries.
 
Tour dates: 10 - 14 May 2018
 
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights (1 night in Oslo, 2 nights in the Fjord area)
 
Price: 265 EUR
 

Included

  • Bus transportation for 5 days
  • Services from Scanbalt tour manager
  • Guided city walk in Oslo
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in hostels and cabins (common rooms with shared facilities)
  • Visit Borgund Stave Church (outside visit, entrance not included)
  • Bed linen (but no towels, so please bring your own)

Excluded

  • Meals (we have access to kitchens in hostels where we stay)
  • Optional entrance fees (museums)

Optional Activities

  • Glacier hike - 50 EUR (price include 3 hrs glacier hike and 2 ways bus transfer to/from camping ground)
  • Sognefjord cruise - 43 EUR

Accommodation

 
Oslo: Anker Hostel http://www.ankerhostel.no/
Central location, 6-8 bedrooms with own bathroom and mini-kitchen cooking gear can be rented from reception for deposit to use in the room, breakfast available for 55 NOK. Free wifi in the lobby (a rooming list is prepared by Scanbalt in advance).
 
Gaupne: Luster Fjordhytter http://www.luster-fjordhytter.com/
Luster Fjord Huts provide accommodation is simple but comfortable and stylish timber cabins right at the fjord-side and with magnificent views. All cabins have spacious bedrooms, living room, own shower/toilet and equipped kitchen.
 
Note that this is a student tour. Non-students can join but they need to pay 25 EUR/per person extra! Please contact info@scanbaltexperience.com for more details.
Price from:
265€
Days:5
*Bus transportation for 5 days
*Services from Scanbalt tour manager
*City of Oslo
*Guided walk in Oslo
*3 nights’ accommodation in hostels and cabins (shared rooms/cabins)
*Borgund Stave Church (outside visit)
*Bed linen
Transport method:bus
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Tour Program

Day 1, Linköping – Oslo
We meet at the departure point in the morning and jump on the bus. Take everything you need until arrival to Oslo inside the bus.  The afternoon, we will arrive at the capital of Norway, Oslo. After check-in, we will have guided walk around the city. In the evening you will have free time to discover Oslo on your own. Those who would like to go out for a drink together meet in front of the hostel ( be sure to bring your ID!).
 
Day 2, Oslo – Flam – Luster
After breakfast, we clean the rooms and check out from the hostel. Departure by bus to Flam where you can board a boat for a 2-hour cruise on the Sognefjord heading to Gudvangen. A narrow part of the fjord is called Nærøyfjord and is protected by UNESCO. You can also stay in Flam and hang out there for few hours. In the late afternoon, you will arrive at Luster Fjordhytter camping site.
In the evening we meet outside and have a barbeque together, feel free to bring your own food.
 
Day 3, Luster
Hike on Nigardsbreen Glacier guided by local professional outdoor-guides. Bus transfer 30 min. Duration of the hike is about 4 hours of which 2 hours we walk on the ice with safety equipment (crampons, ice-axe, rope). Good if you have your own hiking boots. This walk is not tiring but takes you through more difficult blue ice formations. During the hike, you will experience the most spectacular sceneries at the lower part of the Nigard Glacier. Be equipped for variations in weather and temperature from sunshine to rain. The glacier is cold even in sunshine, so bring a raincoat or outdoor jacket and trousers, gloves and hat. A day backpack with some lunch, water bottle, a warm jumper and dry socks are useful. It is also possible to stay on the camping ground.
 
Day 4, Luster – Linköping
Free day to do activities in Luster area. Around 14:00 we will depart back for Linköping. On the way, we will visit famous Borgund Stave Church (http://www.stavechurch.com/en/borgund/). We will view it and take photos only from the outside. We drive during the night.
 
Day 5, Linköping
Arrival back to Linköping in the morning. We hope that you will have wonderful memories of the lifetime with new friends.
 
*Please note there might be small changes in the tour program. The updated program will be sent to you about a week before departure.

Departures and prices

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10/5LinköpingFjord Explorer from LinköpingMore than 8265€Book