Explore the wooden city of Bergen - famous for its Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf, before making an overnight excursion to the Hardangerfjord - famous for its fruit orchards.
Eidfjord, Norheimsund, Norway, Ulvik
Type of tour:
Autumn, Spring, Summer
Number of people:
Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary.
Bergen City tour
This day is all about walking around Bergen with a professional guide. Bergen city centre is very compact with much to see and hear about within a short walking distance. This is a 3 hour walking tour of the downtown heart of Bergen.
The tour will take you to Bryggen, a World Heritage Site, the Bergen Fortress area, strolling passed old wooden houses, chimney houses & along cobblestoned streets while hearing of Bergen’s past & present. This will help you orientate and show you some of the unique places and sites that you may not otherwise find alone.
On this tour we’ll walk at the Wharf, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the historical heart of Bergen.
The narrow alleyways will make you feel like stepping back in time to the era when the Hanseatic merchants dominated Bergen’s trade. You will learn about the stockfish trade, daily life in the Middle ages, and about the Wharf as a secret hide-out during World War II.
From the Wharf it’s a short walk to the Bergenhus Fortress, with the royal stone hall and the Rosenkrantz tower.
Night in Hotel
Breakfast at the hotel before departure by train to Voss. From Voss you will continue by bus through an attractive farmland to the small village of Ulvik, beautifully located by the Hardangerfjord. The Hardangerfjord is the second largest fjord in Norway, and famous for its fruit orchards. The contrast created by green hillsides, orchards in blossom and snow-clad mountains has inspired many, and among them the well known Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg with his famous composition «Spring». If travelling in May you will have the possibility to see the lovely blossoming of the fruit trees. The afternoon is at your own leisure in Ulvik. You can relax by the fjord, explore the beautiful surroundings or enjoy the facilities the hotel has to offer. We also recommend joining a guided kayaking trip. Accommodation in Ulvik.
Breakfast at the hotel. From Ulvik you will depart on a cruise across the Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord. Here you you will go on a 2,5 hours sightseeing tour by bus to visit the Hardangervidda Nature Centre and the spectacular Vøringsfossen Waterfall, Norway’s highest waterfall. In the afternoon the journey continues with a 3-hour cruise on the Hardangerfjord to Norheimsund. The last part of the journey is by bus to Bergen, passing the impressive Steindalsfossen waterfall. Accommodation in Bergen.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.
*Price per person/double occupancy