Here's a trip
that we did back in 2013 that we've been waiting to repeat.
We're not making any changes since our itinerary was amazing.
If you've been wanting to visit Scandinavia here's your trip.
10-day trip will take us from Stockholm, Sweden to the best
Fjords of Norway with plenty to see in between. We will have
group air in the months to come from LAX to Stockholm, Sweden
where we have the next 3-days to tour and explore.
Stockholm, one of the most
beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected
by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh
air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of
this city. The
Royal National City Park, (the first National City Park
in the world), is a green space that breathes for the city,
and a constant presence in the crush of the city.
With its 750 year history and rich cultural
life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums
and attractions. Most of the city's
can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing
a lot of things in a short time. Experience big-city life, the
history of civilization and natural scenery, all in the course
of the same day.
We'll have a city tour included where we
will visit the key sites. Climb the City Hall tower for a fantastic
view of Stockholm. Don't miss
Gamla Stan, Stockholm's
oldest attraction and one of the best preserved medieval city
centers in the world. Walk through small winding streets lined
with stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art galleries and
cafés. The Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral where the royal
wedding took place in 2010 are also located in Gamla Stan.
The green island of Djurgården is home to
some of the city's most popular attractions. Visit the world-famous
warship the Vasa, the world’s oldest open-air museum Skansen,
or Astrid Lindgren’s Junibacken. And don't miss the chance to
see Stockholm from the water. Naturally a city built on fourteen
islands offers marvelous views over the water. There are many
different sightseeing tours to choose from where we can also
set up an optional bike ride and a canal cruise. And if fourteen
islands aren’t enough, Stockholm offers a wonderful archipelago
with 30,000 islands, islet rocks and skerries.
Our hotel, The waterfront, 4-star Radisson
Blu (see links below) lies in the heart of the city on Sweden's
east coast, where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea at the Riddarfjärden
Bay. We will have a 3-hour panoramic tour set up and a visit
to the Vasa museum,
a famous warship that sank in 1628 that was highly recommended
for a tour. We will have info. on other optional tours as we
get closer to the trip such as a bike tour of the city.
Then we will fly
to Oslo, Norway.
Oslo is located innermost in the 100-kilometre-long
Oslofjord, which is home to 40 islands. Over
half of the municipality of Oslo is covered by forests
and parks, making Oslo a truly green city.
Oslo hosted the 1952 Winter Olympics and the
Nordic World Ski Championships.
Top attractions in Oslo include Vigelandsparken
Sculpture Park, the Opera House, and the Holmenkollen Ski Jump.
are active year-round, enjoying the public parks and numerous
waterways, even in winter. One can’t help but notice that everyone
walks, bikes or takes the train/subway everywhere. Maybe it’s
the unique topography of Norway that lends itself to this. Fjords,
those majestic inlets created by glaciers, surround so much
of the country. The scenery is breathtaking but the terrain
can be tough to traverse if you aren’t careful, making driving
a bit hazardous as times. Thus, this isn’t a car-crazy city.
Most residents don’t have one car, much less two or more and
the rail and bus system is so efficient that getting around
is a breeze
the 4-star Thon Bristol is only
a short walk from Oslo's main street, Karl Johans gate, the
Royal Palace, museums and the waterfront area Aker Brygge and
most of Oslo's other attractions. Our included tours here will
be a 3-hour panoramic sight seeing tour by coach and a visit
to the Viking
Museum. There are a number of other attractions that you
will have the option of visiting on our 2-day visit to Oslo.
on/ Hop off bus has also been a popular way for us to start
off as a group and see the places that appeal to us most.
we are ready for the Fjords and here's where our trip becomes
the most active as well. We will have one night in Alesund,
which is a must see and one night at the Gierangerfjord, a World
Heritage Site before heading to Bergen for our final 3-nights.
This itinerary is very special and includes the Gierangerfjord
which is a must see, World Heritage Site. We will fly from Oslo
and will spend one night in Alesund named Norway’s most beautiful
Just look at this photo below and you will
understand that we needed to include this stop in our itinerary.
of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style,
its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps.
The meeting between mountain and fjord in the Alps of
Sunnmøre and in Geiranger is equally spectacular in summer and
winter. There is probably nowhere else in the world with this
unique combination. The snow clad mountaintops, the sharp, clear
winter air, the views and the nature experience refresh both
body and soul!
We will only have the afternoon to spend
here so there are no planned tours as you will enjoy the time
to browse and take photos. Check out hotel listed below, located
right on the water with great views!
next morning we will depart on our journey to the Geirangerfjord,
so unique it has been included on UNESCO’s world heritage
list. The deep
blue Geirangerfjord is surrounded by majestic, snow-covered
mountain peaks, wild waterfalls
lush, green vegetation. This might possibly be the most beautiful
place on earth. We will spend the night at the highly rated
perched high above the fjord with incredible views (our group
will all have fjord view rooms!). We have a cruise of the fjord
(included) plus you might also want to take a short easy
walk or summit hike offering you the most stunning views. There
is a wide variety of trails, all marked and with good
Even our journey by bus to Geiranger is
remarkable with amazing views while we coach and ferry our way
to this amazing place. We stopped our bus several times
along the way to take the most beautiful photos. Everyone who
went on the last trip agreed it was the most scenic bus journey
ever. Then we will take our cruise of the Geirangerfjord offering
one of the very best and dramatic fjord scenery to be found
anywhere in Norway. Nature here is overwhelming – so you want
to see it close up. This is what you came for!
we wrap up our journey with 3 days in Bergen. Bergen
is known for Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf, the Fish Market, and surrounding
mountains and fjords, such as the
Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.
Bergen's first buildings were erected along
the old Hanseatic wharf, Bryggen,
which has been a lively and important part of the city through
the centuries. This site, which features on UNESCO’s
World Heritage List, comprises the remains of the old
harbour buildings and is one of the best known medieval city
settlements in Norway. Walking through the narrow alleyways
and dark external galleries is like traveling back in time.
We'll take the
Fløibanen Funicular from the city centre to the top of the
Fløien Mountain where
a golden opportunity to view the city, the mountains, the fjords
and the sea. The old wooden houses that still survive
and happily snuggle into the hillside, make wandering along
the narrow passageways called "smau", a truly Bergen
experience. We can also do a hike at Mount Ulriken
starting with the cable car.
But the highlight of our stay in Bergen
will definitely be the Norway in a Nutshell day. This is a full-day
package tour that will have us on ferry's, trains and boating
down magnificent fjords. We
start with train from Bergen and is the most popular roundtrip
in Norway. We will get to experience the
between Oslo and Bergen. We will then hop on the
one of Norways most spectacular railways, from Myrdal Station
and the Aurlandsfjord. Then we will have a fjord cruise
(UNESCO World Heritage). We will also experience the steep hairpin
bends of Stalheimskleiva. It will be an incredibility
scenic experience and is included in this package.
The rest of our 3 days in
Bergen will be spent with optional tours that we will have more
information on once you sign up and closer to the trip. There
are hikes, another cable car ride and another fjord cruise that
are all interesting options.
This is certain to be one
of our best trips ever, and certainly one with the most beautiful
scenery. By the way, there will be 16-1/2 hours of sunlight
in Norway while we are there with the sun finally setting at
about 9 p.m.!
out my photos from our last trip! https://flic.kr/s/aHsjJRsSuu
DEPOSIT - $200
Flight:KLM 602 Departure:
Los Angeles 08SEP/1350 Arrival:Amsterdam 09SEP/0910
Flight: KLM 1109 Departure:Amsterdam 09SEP/1055 Arrival:Stockholm
Flight: KLM 1184 Departure:Bergen 19SEP/605A Arrival:Amsterdam
Flight: KLM 601 Departure:Amsterdam 19SEP/950A Arrival:Los Angeles
Base fare $563.00 plus taxes $588.14 = $1151.14 (Total
Fare Estimate per seat with taxes and fees at time of booking)
Taxes and fees are subject to change until final payment is
from Stockholm to Oslo and Oslo to Alesund:
SAS 483 Departure:Stockholm Arlanda 12SEP/0925 Arrival:Oslo
SAS 1322 Departure:Oslo 14SEP/1510 Arrival:Aalesund 14SEP/1605
double occupancy with daily breakfast
fees as indicated
half day city tours with guide and bus
Norway in a Nutshell package
guides and bus driver are at your discretion.
International air (SEE ABOVE)
up for this Trip!
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Coach transfer from airport to hotel
Assistant transfer from airport to hotel
Radisson Blu Waterfront
September 10, 2021
Coach for 3 hour panoramic sightseeing
Guide for 3 hour panoramic sightseeing
Entrance to Vasa Museum
Option 2 - 2.5 hour bike ride (Includes Guide and quick
stop for coffee
Saturday, September 11, 2021
will have a variety of options including a boat tour and
Hop on/ Hop off tour
September 12, 2021
Stockholm / Oslo
Coach for transfer from STO hotel to airport
Thon Bristol Hotel
Porterage at hotel, not included
Transfer from OSL airport to hotel by coach
September 13, 2021
Coach for 3 hour panoramic sightseeing with guide
Entrance to Viking Ship Museum
Thon Bristol Hotel
Porterage at hotel
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Transfer from OSL airport to hotel by coach
Coach from Alesund Airport to Hotel
Quality Hotel Alesund
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Coach from Alesund to Geiranger
Cruise along Geiranger Fjord (1.5 hours)
Union Hotel Geiranger
Thursday, September 16, 2021
Geiranger / Bergen
Travel by coach from Geiranger to Bergen
September 17, 2021
- Norway in Nutshell - Bergen
Coach transfer from hotel to train station in Bergen
Norway in a Nutshell
Train from Bergen to Myrdal
Train from Myrdal to Flam
Ferry from Flam to Gudvagen
Coach from Gudvagen to Bergen
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Option - Fjord cruise - 4 hour cruise
Option - Round trip cable car
September 19, 2021
Coach for transfer to airport
Blu Hotel - 4-star
The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm
lies in the heart of the city on Sweden's east coast, where
Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea at the Riddarfjärden Bay.
Only minutes from Arlanda Express and Central Station, this
hotel in Stockholm city centre provides easy transport throughout
the capital. The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel connects to one
of the world's most popular meeting venues, the Stockholm Waterfront
Congress Centre. This hotel in Stockholm city centre also affords
convenient access to the business district, shopping areas,
City Hall, Old Town and Royal Palace.
Blu Waterfront Hotel boasts 414 chic rooms and suites styled
by RPW Design with furnishings that offer modern comfort. Rising
high above the city and adding to the spectacular skyline, this
Stockholm accommodation provides beautiful views of Riddarfjärden,
Lake Mälaren and the bustling city centre. Each room features
such premier amenities as coffee and tea provisions, flat-screen
television and Free high-speed, wireless Internet access.
Tripadvisor Review #16 out of 164 hotels!
Thon Bristol Hotel - 4-star
In a world of everlasting change
Hotel Bristol puts tradition, quality and service in the
high seat. Already when entering the lobby you will
experience the unique style of the hotel, an elegance and venerableness
that has characterized the hotel since 1920 when the
doors opened to our first guests. Today the hotel has 251 guest
rooms of which 10 are suites named after some of the most renowned
persons who have stayed at Hotel Bristol, or has connections
to the hotel.
Bristol SPA is a real gem, and has won a
design award for its different and exciting architecture. Experience
tranquility and well-being in our elegant surroundings
with subdued music.
Hotel Alesund- 4-star
Welcome to the
Quality Hotel Ålesund, a full service hotel with stunning
views of the fjord and a central location. We have 131 bright
and airy rooms and suites, modern conference facilities,
two bars and a restaurant, all right in the heart of Ålesund.
When you stay
at the Quality Hotel Ålesund, you have everything
you need for a comfortable stay and a good night's sleep.
Our 131 bright and airy rooms and suites are designed with
comfort and ease in mind. The rooms are bright, spacious
and many of them offer stunning sea views