Norway - Voss & The Western Fjords Highlights
Enjoy a relaxing journey through Holland and spend a night in Denmark before crossing to Norway to enjoy a wonderful tour through one of the World's most unique landscapes the Norway's Western Fjords. Incomparable scenery can be found sitting between the Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord. We base our stay at Voss at the heart of fjord country and explore the fjords and historic Bergen. We continue across the wonderful Hardangervidda Plateau and head back to Norway's south coast in Larvik. A truly stunning holiday taking in some breath-taking scenery, history and culture.
Park Hotel, Voss * * *
Set right on the lakeside in the centre of Voss En-suite bedrooms Mini-bar Television Hairdryer Free Wi-Fi Restaurant Bar Conservatory with lake view Piano Bar Café Wine Cellar Lift. www.parkvoss.no
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Following the Channel crossing we continue to our overnight half board accommodation in the Arnhem area of Holland.
After breakfast we complete the journey through Holland, Germany and cross the border into Denmark to Kolding and check in to our hotel for dinner and overnight stay.
Travel to Hirtshals on Denmark’s north coast to board the fast-craft for the exciting journey across the Skagerrak Sea to Kristiansand, Norway. From here proceed north, through the wonderful Setesdal Valley to Hovden for dinner and overnight stay.
Depart Hovden after breakfast and cross the Haukelifjell mountain road, and then descend to the Sorfjord – a branch of the Hardangerfjord at Odda. After a refreshment stop we continue along the western shore of the fjord by the Folgefonn Glacier, which is flanked by fruit trees on one side and the deep fjord on the other. Arrive in Utne and take a short ferry to Kvanndal to travel north to Voss for our four-night stay.
We take a full day tour of the Sognefjord today. Travel over the Vik Mountains to the small town of Vik. Stop at Hopperstad Stave Church and then onto Vangsnes for the short ferry ride to Hella and continue to Leikanger via the Kvinna waterfall. We take a comfort stop at Sogndal before making our way to the Sogn Folk Museum. Following our visit we head to Kaupanger and Mannheller for the short sailing to Fodnes. Following this we take a scenic drive via Laerdal, Aurland back to Voss via Flam.
After breakfast we visit Bergen for a guided tour of “The Capital of the Fjords” and a delightful maritime city. It offers excellent shopping and has lots of bars and cafés in and around the historic wharf “The Bryggen”.
We set off for an amazing day tour on our “Norway in a Nutshell”. We take the Flam railway and board the train in Voss to travel to Myrdal and change trains to continue to Flam – this is a spectacular decent with unforgettable views of mountains and waterfalls. The train travels at a slow pace and there are fantastic photograph opportunities. We spend some time at leisure in Flam before boarding the fjord cruiser to Gudvangen sailing down the narrow Naeroyfjord. On arrival at Gudvangen we head back to Voss in time for our evening meal.
After breakfast we travel from Voss to Larvik and our scenic journey includes a variety of landscapes on the Hardanger National Tourist Route. We make a stop at Voringfoss Waterfalls, Norway’s Highest. We continue through Uvdal to Kongsberg and then onto Larvik in time for dinner and overnight stay.
Depart Norway and join the morning fast-ferry Hirtshals to Larvik. We then drive to our hotel in the Lubeck/Bad Oldesloe area in time for dinner and overnight stay.
We travel across Germany to the Hook of Holland for our overnight crossing back to Harwich.
Early morning arrival at Harwich and complete the journey home.
Executive coach travel
Door to door pick up
Short sea ferry / shuttle crossing (outward)
Hook of Holland - Harwich ferry crossing (return)
Outside bedded Comfort Class cabin (Meals not included)
1 night half-board Arnhem
1 night half-board Kolding
1 night half-board Hovden
4 nights buffet breakfast and 3 course evening meals Voss
1 night half-board Larvik
1 night half-board Lubeck/Bad Oldesloe area
Fast craft crossing Hirtshals to Kristiansand
Fast craft crossing Larvik to Hirtshals
Norway in a Nutshell Tour
Entrance to Hopperstad Stave Church
Entrance to Sogn Folk Museum
Guided Bergen tour
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
13.11.17 - BROCHURE ERRATA: Please be advised that your overnight hotel on day 9 will be located in the Lubeck/Bad Oldesloe area and NOT Bremen as featured in our 2018 European brochure