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Tour 1 – Geiranger Fjord Area, Flåm & Bergen

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Should you wish to tour Geirangerfjord, Flåm and Bergen, we are happy to arrange a suitable itinerary in collaboration with our partners.  If you wish to see the whole area, we recommend spending 3-4 days. A visit to the area can also be combined with our one-day Oslo sightseeing tour which gives a combination of modern and historic Oslo with the best of the mountains and Fjords. We recommend that any visit to the area include the amazing World Heritage area of Geiranger Fjord, the western coastline and the southern Nærøy Fjord and Flåm. A stop in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway, is also a must, with its historical “Bryggen” established by the German Hansa society for fish export several hundred years ago. The main road from Oslo also crosses “Hardangervidda” the largest highland in Europe.

Remember that the road itself, with its spectacular scenery, is the goal when travelling in Norway! All our suggested tours can be freely combined according to your wishes and interests. And if you wish to go particular places, to see a location of special interest to you or even to visit friends or relatives, we will be happy to take you there!

Please send us a non-binding request to get in touch and we will propose an itinerary in cllaboration with our partners. If you are a travel agent or incoming operator for Norway tours in the Geirangerfjord, Bergen or Flåm area, we are happy to cooperate to create the best possible travel experience for your guests.

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waypoint 1

Eastern Norway with Lillehammer

Our combined licensed guide and driver can take you along Norway’s largest lake to Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics – (and the new home for Little Steven van Zant Lilyhammer)

A visit to the Maihaugen Open Air Folk Museum with its old farm buildings and Stavechurch is recommended. For children, a trip to the Hunderfossen amusement park.

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Village of Lom and Jotunheimen mountain area

The valleys with Lom and Jotunheimen mountain area. After the Möre alps, this is the driest area of Norway which has made preservation of nearly 1000-year old buildings possible.
The area is excellent for reindeer hunting and summer skiing and is close to Norway’s highest mountain Galdhöpiggen (2469 m/7095 feet). The area is also well-known for traditional gourmet dining. And a visit to the Lom Stave Church from late 1100 is a must.

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Crossing from east walleys to the western fjords

Crossing the Strynefjell mountain en route to Geiranger.
This is a scenic road from 1894, later modernised and stop for a great fjord view from Dalsnibba peak where the old road leads us up to 1.476 m (4.843 feet) above sea level. Slow scenic drive descending to the tiny village of Geiranger. The historic and modern first class Hotel Union recommended

 

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waypoint 4

Geiranger Fjord Area

“The Geiranger Fjord is surrounded by some of the steepest mountains on the entire west coast. It is very narrow and has no habitable shore area, for the precipitous heights rise in sheer and rugged strata almost straight out of the water. Foaming waterfalls plunge into the fjord from jagged peaks. There are, however, a few mountain farms here, and of these one or two have such hazardous access, by paths that wind around steep precipices, and by bridges that are fixed to the mountain with iron bolts and rings, that they bear witness in a most striking way to the remarkable powers of invention which the challenges of nature have developed in man.” – One of the fjord farm wives living there during the last century.

This picture is taken from the main road at Flydalsjuvet View Point. We’ll not risk our lives like that!

The area, activities and accommodation options are all outlined in Highlights & Destinations – Read More

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waypoint 5

Ålesund at Atlantic Coast

The tour can be enhanced with a day (and night) visit to Ålesund the great Jugend (Art Nouveau) style city. After the great fire in 1904 the town was totally rebuild in stone, brick, and mortar in the architectural style of the time.

Ålesund is named after the canal or strait which is called a “sund” in Norwegian in the shape of an Eel which is called “Ål”.

Ålesund has regular flight connections to Oslo, so if you prefer, a one-way limousine tour is possible.

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waypoint 6

Loen & Briksdal

Guests from all over the world come to visit Loen and this famous glacier arm called Briksdalsbreen, set attractively between roaring waterfalls and high peaks. From 1200 meters (3,937 feet) the glacier plunges down into the beautiful Briksdalen Valley.

Loen Skylift is perfect for exploring the mountains by day — and pampering yourself by night. The spectacular gondola rockets you 3,315 feet/1011 m up Mount Hoven in just 5 minutes. At the top, combine fjord views from a restaurant table with an excellent lunch or dinner with local ingredients.

Just below the Skylift is the traditional Spa Hotel Alexandra

 

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waypoint 7

Flåm & Næröyfjord

UNESCO World Heritage protected landscape. We recommend Fjord sightseeing with the ultra-modern ship “Vision Of The Fjord” sailing from Flåm through the narrow Næröy Fjord to Gudvangen.

Hotels and restaurants in the area are excellent, among them the Ægir local brewery and its Viking style pub. A trip on the spectacular railway from the fjord to the mountains, Flåmsbanen, is unmissable.

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waypoint 8

Bergen

Convenient transportation by the Fjord boat to Bergen by where we can arrange for you to be picked up by your limousine. Bergen is the second largest city in Norway. The old Bryggen pier, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage site, is the most popular attraction.  Historically, the most influence on the city’s development was by the German Hansa merchants who dominated it for 400 years from year 1350.

We recommend a visit to the Fish market on the pier.

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Hardanger

Entering the beautiful region of Hardanger, where there are great waterfalls like Vöringsfossen.

You have the opportunity to stop by the Manor of the Barony of Rosendal with its famous rose garden.

For skilled hikers the Trolltunga (Tongue of the Troll) peak rises over the lake hundreds of meters below.

 

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waypoint 10

Hardangervidda

You have the opportunity to follow the scenic Route 7 to explore Norway’s breathtaking landscapes in Hardangervidda National Park. It is the largest plateau of its kind in Europe, with a cold year-round alpine climate, and one of Norway’s largest glaciers, Hardangerjøkulen, is situated here.

Hardangervidda is a popular tourist and leisure destination, and it is ideal for many outdoor activities. The landscape is characterized by barren, treeless moorland interrupted by numerous pools, lakes, rivers and streams.

Returning to Oslo City or Oslo Airport.

Tour 1 – Geiranger Fjord Area, Flåm & Bergen