ESN Denmark Fjord Explorer

Come and discover Fjords of 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. See Norway cities like the capital Oslo and Hanseatic Bergen next to the Atlantic Ocean. It is a great mixture of urban and nature discovery! 
 
 
Tour dates: 14 - 20 October 2018
 
Duration: 7 days/6 nights
(2 nights on the cruise boat, 1 night in Oslo, 2 nights in fjords area, 1 night in Bergen)
 
Departure city: Copenhagen
 
Price with ESNcard: 365 EUR
Price without ESNcard: 375 EUR
 
 
Included
  • Transport by bus during the whole tour start/end from Oslo
  • DFDS ferry tickets for two overnight cruises CPH-Oslo-CPH
  • Day 02 All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet on DFDS ferry 
  • Sognefjord 4.5hrs ferry cruise tickets Leikanger-Bergen
  • 4 nights’ accommodation in hostels or cottages (shared rooms)
  • 1 breakfast in Bergen
  • Services and guiding from Scanbalt tour manager
  • Borgund Stave church (outside visit)
  • Guided tours in Oslo and Bergen

 

Excluded
  • Meals (except for two breakfasts; we have access to the kitchens where we stay)
  • Bedlinen (possible to rent, but we suggest to bring your own to save some cash)
  • Optional activity: The Norwegian Glacier Museum offers the Jostedalsbreen Glacier Panorama Movie, the climate change exhibition and the main exhibition with the explanation about the formation of the glacier, what impact has the weather on glaciers and also story about Ötzi – the man in the ice. The entrance price 7 EUR. https://www.english.bre.museum.no/

 

Highlights
  • Experience the amazing landscape of mountains with thousands of waterfalls
  • Take a hike to the top of Mt.Ulriken for the breathtaking view of fjords
  • Get lost in cute Bryggen area of Bergen city
  • Sleep on cruise ferry for two nights
  • Be adventures while hiking on a glacier
  • See beautiful morning light coming through mountains while cruising through Sognefjord

 

EU citizen can have only valid ID, please fill the details while booking. 
Non-EU citizens have to have valid passport, please fill the details while booking. 
Status:
Full

Program

Please note some changes to the program might occur.

Day 1 Departure from Copenhagen to Oslo
We meet at the departure point in the evening and board DFDS ferry from Copenhagen to Oslo and spend a night on the ferry, 4-bed shared cabins. You have plenty of time to get to know each other and spend a fun evening.
 
Day 2 Oslo
We embark to Oslo in the morning and have a breakfast buffet on the ferry. We meet our bus at the port and start a guided city tour of Oslo. After the city tour, we can check-in at our hostel. The evening free to discover Oslo on your own or join the group for a night out (bring ID).
 
Day 3 Oslo-Gjerde
After breakfast, we clean the rooms, check out from the hostel and depart towards the Fjords across the mountains. Take everything you need on the bus for the day. We make stops during the drive and also visit the famous wooden Borgund Stave Church. In the later afternoon, we arrive at your accommodation by the fjord. The evening is free time to discover the area on your own. Later we gather for barbeque (bring your own food).
 
Day 4 Gjerde
In the morning, we go by bus towards Fjærland and see the Bøyabreen glacier and learn about this amazing natural sight in the Glacier Museum. Get ready for a short hike to the glacier and also by Fjærlandsfjord, a branch of Sognefjord. In the evening, time to explore the Laerdal area more, possibility to rent a bike, and have a BBQ .
 
Day 5 Gjerde-Bergen
After very early alarm clock, we prepare our backpacks with all the things that we need until Bergen and depart for Leikanger by bus. From Leikanger we have 4,5 hours boat cruise to Bergen. After passing the largest and deepest fjord in Norway, we arrive at Hanseatic city Bergen by the Atlantic Ocean. At the pier, our local guide is waiting to take you for 2 hrs walking tour. After the city walk, we have some free time and after that, the bus takes us to the hostel for check-in. If you want, Mt. Ulriken is an awesome spot to see the sunset. You can join the group in the evening and head out to a local bar (bring ID!).
 
Day 6 Bergen-Oslo
Breakfast. Early departure from Oslo to catch the ferry Oslo-Copenhagen by DFDS with a photostop by Tvindefossen waterfall. Overnight on the ferry, 4-bed shared cabins.
 
Day 7 Copenhagen
In the morning, you arrive back in Copenhagen. We hope you gathered the memories of a lifetime!