Oslo to Bergen, with Fjords & Flåm Railway

Day 2: In Oslo
This morning you’ll receive an Oslo Pass which will give you free admission to all of Oslo’s museums and public
transportation. We’ll start the day together with an inside tour of the impressive Oslo City Hall where the Nobel
Peace Prize is awarded each year on December 10. Afterwards, we’ll take the ferry to Bygdøy and walk to the
Viking Ship Museum to see authentic Viking ships from the 800’s as well as the many artifacts that were buried
with the ship. We continue with a walk to the Kon-Tiki, Maritime and Fram Museums. After visiting these
museums, you'll return by ferry to Oslo and visit museums of your choice at leisure. Within a short distance of
where the ferry docks, you’ll  find the Resistance Museum that chronicles Norwegian resistance during WW II,
the Nobel Peace Prize Center and the National Gallery with Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” and many other
paintings of note. In the early evening we’ll meet up again for a tour of the Vigeland Sculpture Park. We will
travel to the park by the Metro and return by tram to the harbor, where there are many options for dinner.

Day 4: Flåm Railway Excursion
Today’s excursion starts with the famous Flåm railway with a train ride up the valley, ascending 2,900 feet in
less than an hour. Then we’ll bike back down to Flåm through 14 miles of stupendous scenery. A picnic lunch
will be had en route. Those who prefer not do the bike ride down will have the option of taking the railway down
instead. We arrive back in Flåm in the early afternoon. A late afternoon RIB boat or Kayak excursion can be

Day 6: Ullensvang
Free day for hiking or relaxing at the hotel. Hikes vary from a moderate walk through the fruit orchards to a
rigorous hike from the fjord to the top of the surrounding mountains, towering 3,000 feet above the village. The
hotel has an indoor/outdoor pool, sauna and spa. Boats can be borrowed for rowing on the fjord.

Day 8: Bergen
Morning walking tour of Bergen’s signature sight, the medieval wharf, Bryggen. A tour of Bryggen and the
Hanseatic Museums will foster an understanding of Bergen’s important role in Norwegian history and why this
area is included in UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The afternoon is free to explore Bergen’s fish market and
many interesting neighborhoods. In the evening, we’ll take the Fløibanen Funicular up 1,000 feet for a bird’s eye
view of Bergen.

Day 9: Bergen
Tour ends after breakfast.


Day 1: Arrive in Oslo
Your guide will meet you at the airport and you’ll transfer by
coach to your downtown hotel. After checking in, we will go on a
walk of the downtown area that will include a hike up the sloping
roof of the Opera House that starts in the harbor.
Day 3: Oslo to Flåm
This morning we drive to the Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Ski
Museum. We’ll take a funicular to the top for a great view of Oslo
and a terrifying glimpse of what ski jumpers face. Afterwards, we
drive through the Hallingdal Valley and stop in Gol, with free time
for lunch. Then on to the Borgund Stave Church, from 1180, for an
inside tour. From there we follow one of Norway’s best salmon
fishing rivers to Lærdal where time will be had to walk around this
After our stop in Lærdal, we drive 15 miles through the world’s
longest road tunnel and arrive at the fjord village of Flåm, where
we'll spend the next two nights. Next to our hotel is the Viking
inspired Ægir Brewery, which is considered to be one of the best
micro-breweries in Norway
Day 7: Ullensvang to Bergen with Glacier Excursion
Morning departure to Jondal and then up the mountain road to the
Folgefonna Glacier where we’ll snowshoe for about an hour up to a
fine vantage point for a view of the glacier and the fjord. After a picnic
lunch and time to enjoy the glacier, we’ll drive back to Jondal and take
the ferry across the fjord and drive to Bergen. En route, we’ll stop at
the Steindalsfossen waterfall where you’ll have the opportunity to walk
underneath the waterfall. After we check into our Bergen Hotel, we’ll  a
short orientation walk.
Day 5: Flåm to Ullensvang
From Flåm, we embark on a 2-hour Fjord cruise on
Norway’s narrowest fjord, the Nærøy Fjord, which is
one of two fjords on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
The cruise ends in Gudvangen. After stopping in
Voss, we travel across the Hardanger Fjord on
Norway’s longest suspension bridge and on to the
fjord hamlet of Lofthus. We’ll spend two nights here
at the Hotel Ullensvang, enjoying traditional
Norwegian buffets for dinner.
Review of this tour in the National Ski Club Newsletter (p.11)