The Fjord Explorer
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Come and discover Fjords of Norway with Scanbalt Experience! See Norway city like the capital Oslo. Also the fjords in Norway, surrounded by majestic, snow-covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation. The fjord area is like a great playground for those who love activities and for those who just love beautiful nature.
Tour dates: 02-07 October 2017 // 08-13 October 2017
Departue city(ies): Stockholm or Oslo // Gothenburg or Oslo
Duration: 6 days/5 nights (1 night in Oslo, 2 nights in fjord area, 1 night in Bergen, 1 night on the bus)
Price: 350 EUR
- Bus transportation for a whole tour
- Services from Scanbalt tour manager
- City of Oslo and Bergen
- Guided walk in Oslo and Bergen
- 4 nights accommodation in hostels and cabins (shared rooms/cabins)
- 1 breakfast
- Borgund Stave Church (outside visit)
- Meals (we have access to kitchens in hostels where we stay)
- Optional entrance fees
- Bed linen (bring your own to save some cash!)
Optional Activities: (will be opened for reservations later. Everyone will be notified by email once opened!)
- Glacier hike - approx 50 EUR (price include 3 hrs glacier hike and 2 ways bus transfer to/from camping ground)
- Sognefjord cruise - approx 47 EUR
*Non students pay 25 eur/per person extra! Please send an email about it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 1 Departure to 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. Afternoon we will arrive to capital of Norway, Oslo. 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 (bring ID!).
Day 2 Oslo-Luster
After breakfast clean the rooms and check out from the hostel. We start the day with a guided tour of Oslo. In the afternoon departure to Luster by bus, we will make stops during the drive. In the evening we will arrive to Gaupne where we stay in cozy and nice cabins for two nights. After settling in we meet outside and have a barbeque together, feel free to bring your own food.
Day 3 Luster
A free day in Luster with possibilities to hike in the area or use free rowing boats for a trip on the fjord. You can also choose to go by bus to the Nigardsbreen Glacier where you can join a guided glacier-hike to experience the most spectacular sceneries (optional activity). Hike on Nigardsbreen Glacier guided by local professional outdoor-guides. 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 can be challenging and 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.
Day 4 Luster-Bergen
After breakfast we will leave Luster by bus and travel to Flåm where you can board a boat for a cruise on the Sognefjord (optional activity). A narrow part of the fjord is called Nærøyfjord and is protected by UNESCO. Or you can stay in Flam and hang have a short hike there or visit local souvenir shops. In the evening we arrive in hanseatic city Bergen by the Atlantic Ocean.
Day 5 Bergen
Breakfast. Join the group for a guided walk and after that you can explore Bergen on your own. You could start with the UNESCO protected Bryggen, Bergen's old waterfront where the Hanseatic traders once lived and worked. If you would like a great view of the city and its surroundings, take the Flöjbanen or walk to the top of mount Flöjen (320 meters), or take the Cable car to Mount Ulriken (642 meters). Bergen also has some great museums. We depart Bergen in the evening and travel through Norwegians mountains during the night.
Day 6 Return
Arrival back to the departure point. We hope that you will have wonderful memories of lifetime with new friends.