This short private tour will give you a chance to taste all that makes Norway a unique travel destination. With your private driver/guide and your private vehicle you will explore the scenic views driving through Norwegian countryside at your pace. Be it a fjordcruise, or a glacier hike - you enjoy your time in privacy in a close care by your private guide. If you have a few days to get to know the fjord region, you definitely will enjoy this 5day getaway from Bergen.
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Day 1: Welcome to Bergen
You are warmly welcome in Bergen – the second biggest city in Norway, where rich history is tightly intertwined with the modern life. Your
private driver will meet you at the airport, assist with luggage and transport you to the hotel. You can dedicate the rest of the day for exploring Bergen center on your own. Find out more about the history of the city founded over 900 years ago, which was a threshold of the Hanseatic League in mid centuries. Walk along the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf – the key historical attraction of the city listed as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Want to get to know Bergen with a knowledgeable guide? You can choose to have a private walking tour with a guide to pass through the main sites in Bergen. Or have a private car tour to reach some gems outside downtown: Edward Grieg’s Museum, Old Bergen Open Air Museum, or Stave Church.
Day 2: Day trip from Bergen to Marifjøra with RIB cruise and hike
Upon your early morning departure you will be provided with breakfast boxes by your private guide. Following the scenic 2hour drive, passing by the towns of Dale and Voss, you stop at Tvindefossen waterfall. Next stop is at Stalheim hotel for the view point over UNESCO
protected Nærøyfjord valley. After descending on Stalheimskleiva serpentine road (available from May to September only) you arrive to
Flam to hop on a RIB Boat and enjoy a scenic fjord safari. You will get first instructions and equipment, you will be geared up in floatation suits+life jacket, hats and goggles – the RIB boat will be touring around for 1h.
After the cruise you will hike past waterfalls, with stunning views of the fjord, to a goat farm. There you will learn how to make traditional goat cheese, and taste samples, as well as you will have some lunch. The hike is from 45 min to 1h, totalling 6km. Hike is considered easy. You take the hike slowly and you don’t have to be specially trained to do it. Sneakers/running shoes are fine, but the best option is to have good hiking boots. Please have waterproof jacket, pants and some layers as up in the farm it gets windy.
After having lunch at the farm, you depart back to the car. Optionally you can visit the 12th century Borgund Stave Church on the way. You arrive to your hotel in Marifjøra in the evening.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3: Nigardsbreen Glacier hike from Marifjøra
Following your breakfast, prepare for departure from your hotel with your private guide for a 1 hour transfer to the glacier. Professional
glacier guide will have a short briefing about safety on glacier and will give you glacier equipment. Short boat ride (10 min) to save 45 min of walking towards glacier (boat available from 1.06.2019). Hike to glacier takes 45 min each way+10 min boat ride. Glacier hike with lunch picnic on the glacier will take 2h. You will be back to the hotel around 16:00, in total this tour takes around 5h.
You have a free evening. There is a possibility to have dinner in the hotel restaurant or closest city Sogndal. Total distance of walking is 6km – this walk is easy and mostly flat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4: Kayaking in Marifjøra
Have your breakfast at the hotel. Prepare for your departure to kayaking base, which is in 5 min walk from the hotel. The guide will give you instructions and you will have to divide in pairs – all kayaks are double. Equipment that will be provided for kayaking trip: kayaks and paddles, life jackets, waterproof spray covers. You will need to have your own waterproof jacket and comfortable clothes for kayaking. Flip- flops or comfortable sneakers, men wear shorts and t-shirt and in case of rain have waterproof jacket, ladies usually have Leggings & Tights, some tops. Make sure to have some warmer layers as you never know with weather in Norway. You will need to bring your own lunch for the lunch stop. Kayaking trip is 4h in total with lunch stop.
You will be back to the hotel in the early afternoon to prepare for departure to Voss by car. You will have a 2.5hour scenic drive with
stops to see waterfalls and beautiful viewpoints, and arrive to Voss in the early evening. Dinner options: the hotel’s dinner buffet option or in the town of Voss. Your guide can suggest some places. Free evening at your posession.
Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5: 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