VIS 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: 18 - 22 October 2018
 
Departure: Växjö
 
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights (1 night in Oslo, 2 nights in the Fjord area, 1 night on the bus)
 
Price: 230 EUR (235 EUR for non-VIS-members)
 
Included
  • Bus transportation for 5 days
  • Services from Scanbalt tour manager
  • 3 nights’ accommodation in hostels (common rooms with shared facilities)
  • Walking tour in Oslo
  • Outside visit of Borgund Stave Church
  • Nærøyfjord 2hrs cruise Flåm-Gudvangen

 

Excluded
  • Bed linen and towels
  • Meals (we have access to kitchens in hostels where we stay)
  • Optional Activities (we will inform you about opening of booking):

o   Viking Biking – 25 EUR (Guided tour in Oslo by bike covering more areas out of the center.)

o   Glacier museum – 65 NOK (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. https://www.english.bre.museum.no/ Booking and payment on the spot.)

 
Status:
Full

Program

Please note that there might be small changes in the tour. The updated program will be sent to you about a week before the start of the tour.
 
Day 1, Växjö – Oslo
In the early morning, we meet at the departure point and jump on the bus. We arrive in Oslo around 14:00 and check-in. Orientation tour of the city with our tour manager finishing in the city center. Those who booked Viking Biking start their trip of exploring more areas of Oslo.
In the evening, free time to discover Oslo on your own. You are welcome to go out for a drink together, meet in front of the hostel (bring ID!).
We recommend buying food for the tour already from Sweden (cheaper) or Oslo! The accommodation is equipped with a kitchen to prepare your own food, also the possibility to barbeque. 
 
Day 2, Oslo – Flåm – Fjord area
After breakfast clean the rooms and then check out from the hostel. In the early afternoon, we arrive at Flåm and take a boat for a 2-hour cruise on the Nærøyfjord, a branch of Sognefjord, protected by UNESCO.
In the later afternoon, we departure towards Laerdal and have free time for the first mountain hike. Later, you can enjoy a BBQ with a view of the fjord.
 
Day 3, Fjord area
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 4, Fjord area – Växjö
In the morning, departure towards famous wooden Borgund Stave Church and check the outside. In the afternoon, we stop for a few hours break in Oslo to explore it a little bit more under own. In the evening, we board the bus and continue to Växjö.
 
Day 5, Växjö
You arrive back to Växjö deep at night around 3:00. We hope that you have wonderful memories of the lifetime and have made new friends.