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Oslo, Bergen & Fjord Experience – 4 days

With this 4 day trip, you have a nice opportunity to travel from the main capital city Oslo to the old former capital city Bergen, with loads of historic and cultural background to be acquainted with. The trip has as private as self-guided options to give just enough of comfort and personal space to enjoy the days at your own pace. One of the tour highlights is the optional visit the village of Undredal - a 60 inhabitant settlement yet having long traditions and several awards for making different kinds of goat cheeses. This is a unique chance to literally taste the local culture in the settings of picturesque mountains surrounding this little village. The private vehicle on the way to Bergen is another asset you will have to transport you with comfort and give you as much time as you want for adoring the views at Stegastein viewpoint, Tvindefossen waterfall and Voss center.

Location:

Bergen, Oslo

Type of tour:

4-day Tour

Season:

All Year

Availability:

on request

Number of people:

1

Duration:

96 hours

Transport:

Highlights
 Intensive private combo car+walking tour in Oslo
 Self-guided trip via Hardangervidda plateau and Flåm Railway
 Scenic fjordcruise by ferry on the two branches of Sognefjord
 Chance to visit and taste traditional cheeses in Undredal village if taking RIB or private yacht fjordcruise

Day 1: Welcome to Oslo
Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary. The fast-growing Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of Oslofjord. With it’s new neighbourhoods and eye-catching architecture it is one of the most modern capitals in Europe and offers a wide range of activites and sights. Private airport transfer will smoothly deliver you to your hotel in Oslo from Gardermoen Oslo Airport (main airport), Moss Airport Rygge and Sandefjord Airport Torp. Your private English speaking driver will meet you in the airport arrival hall with a name sign and assist with your luggage.
You can choose to explore the city yourself or with the private guide on your private 4 hour combo car+walking tour. Picked up by your driver from the hotel you meet the guide in the city centre, and drive up to one of the hilltops surrounding Oslo to enjoy the view of the city and the fjord. Going back downtown, you stop to walk through the Vigeland Park. Driving through town, we’ll make sure to point out to you the Opera House, the Royal Palace, the Parliament, the medieval fortress and the City Hall, as well as other highlights we pass on our way. The driver will drop you downtown after two hours, and you’ll walk past the City Hall and through the Old Town which the Danish king
Christian VI ordered built in 1624, ending the tour with the views from the roof top of the Opera House before returning to the hotel or a good place for you to have lunch or a light meal.
Optionally, the driver could drop you at Bygdøy, where you could visit the museum of your choice and return to the City Hall by ferry or bus. Museums here being the Fram, the Kon-Tiki, the Maritime, the open air Norwegian museum of cultural history or the Viking Ship museum.
If you wish to rather have a hike in the surrounding woods than in the sculpture park, or would rather see the Reptile house than the Viking ships, that is also possible.
Overnight: Oslo

Day 2: Self-guided daytrip to Flåm from Oslo
Following your breakfast, prepare for this daytrip through the plateaus, canyons, fjords and valleys towards the world famous fjord village Flåm. You will need to make your way to Oslo train station for the morning/noon departure. We can also arrange the private transfer at
your convenience.
You will first take the 5-hour train journey from Oslo to Myrdal, which is a part of the Bergen Railway, classed as one of the finest train
journeys in the world. The train will bring you across Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, with Finse as the highest train station at 1222
metres above sea level. In Myrdal you will change to the Flåm Railway train, connecting the Bergen Railway with Sognefjord. You will pass
through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides before reaching the fjord village of Flåm. Flåm is
Norway’s only fjord village with a train connection. Upon arrival in Flåm, proceed to check in to your hotel and have a free evening at your posession. You can stroll near the waterfront, visit the Flåm Railway Museum (free entrance), visit the local microbrewery Ægir, explore local souvenir shops etc.
Overnight: Flåm
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 3: Private trip from Flåm to Bergen
After having breakfast at your hotel, prepare to meet your private driver/guide in the lobby. The guide will take the luggage into a car and
take you to climb up the narrow road to Stegastein viewpoint, overviewing Flåm and Aurlandsfjord from 650 meters above. The trip to
both ends will take around 1,5 hours. When you return to Flåm, the guide will board you on a 2-hour fjord cruise by ferry on the two branches of Sognefjord: AurlaNærøyfjord to Gudvangen. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe, and has been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List. We can also arrange a private RIB boat cruise or a private yacht following the same route. If you with to go with a private RIB or yacht, we can arrange a stop at a tiny village Undredal, where you will have a short visit to learn about the local ways of making various kinds of goat cheeses with sample tasting and opportunity to buy some for yourself. Upon arrival to Gudvangen, the private guide will meet you there to continue the journey through Nærøy Valley and via the 13 steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva’s serpentine road to Voss (available only from May to September). Approaching Voss, stop at Tvindefossen waterfall to breath the freshness of the falling streams. Continue the ride to Voss, where you can stop near the crystal clear Voss lake, have some lunch or a quick meal, walk around the old church built in 1277 and visit the charming Fleischers Hotel. Conclude the journey with a 1,5 hour ride from Voss to Bergen, Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Your private driver/guide will drop you at the hotel and will assist with the luggage.
Overnight: Bergen
Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4: Back to Bergen, farewell
Following your breakfast at the hotel, you are taken back to Bergen by your private guide by car. You can choose to be dropped at Bergen
airport or at the city center. You can spend another few hours before your departure from Bergen exploring the sites on your own: Bergen
Aquarium, Fløyen funicular, Museum of Brygge or Hanseatic Museum may interest you.
Departure transfer to Bergen airport will be provided at your convenience for the departing flight.
Meals included: Breakfast