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Norway - Fjords, Glaciers, Lakes & Mountains

Our Norwegian adventure begins in the beautiful Telemark region and continues to the famous Kviknes Hotel Balestrand, which has a sensational location right on the Sognefjord. See the varied and dramatic landscapes travelling along sparkling lakesides, around sheltered fjords, across majestic high mountain passes, past glaciers and waterfalls and through hamlets and villages. Our hotels in Balestrand and Vrådal are both members of Norway’s prestigious Historic Hotels group.



Luxury Coach Travel

Door to Door Service

Half Board*

Lake Nisser Cruise

Sogn Folk Museum

Glacier Museum

Excursions as Listed

Please note: Excursions are weather dependent. *Food on board the overnight ferry is not included.


This tour is operated by Woods of Bognor Regis

Day 1

Travel to Folkstone for the short Channel crossing to Calais. Our overnight hotel is near Arnhem.


Day 2

We travel through Holland and into Germany, north past Bremen and Hamburg. We cross into Denmark near Flensburg and continue to Kolding for a late check-in, dinner and overnight stay.

B, D

Day 3

After an early breakfast, we travel through Rutland to Hirtshalls for the fast craft ferry to Larvik in Norway. We travel inland and though wonderful lakeland scenery, passing Bo and crossing the famous Telemark Canal to arrive in Vrådal for a two-night stay.

B, D

Day 4

A free morning to enjoy Vrådal and the facilities at our hotel. This afternoon we have a two-hour scenic cruise on Lake Nisser on the veteran 1909 boat MS Fram.

B, D

Day 5

A beautiful day as we cross the Haukelifjell Mountain Road and descend to Sörfjord, a branch of the Hardangerfjord, at Odda. We travel the western shore of the fjord, overlooked by Folgefonn Glacier, and have a short ferry crossing to Kvanndal. Up past Voss and Gudvangen, we reach the Vik Mountains, crossing over and down to Vik. Our ferry across the mighty Sognefjord takes us to Balestrand and our beautiful hotel, where we have a three-night stay.

B, D

Day 6

Relax and enjoy our idyllic location before we cross on the late morning ferry and take the road hugging the fjord, past waterfalls and onto Sogndal and the Folk Museum in Kaupanger, which has almost 40 authentic historical buildings, from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century.

B, D

Day 7

Our 'Glacier Route' excursion! We ascend the Gaularfjell High Mountain Road, through nine dramatic hairpin bends before finally arriving in Skei, at the top of Lake Jolstra. We stop to see the Boyabreen Glacier before visiting the Glacier Museum, for a remarkable insight into this beautiful area. We continue along Fjærlandsfjord with plenty of photostops before another ferry crossing back to our hotel.

B, D

Day 8

Today has more stunning scenery as we take in fjords, river valleys and Norway's southern coastline. We begin with two short ferry crossings before joining the old Oslo/Bergen post route through the Lærdal Valley with a photo stop at the magnificent Borgund Stave Church. We drive through the popular ski region of Hemsedal and continue south to our overnight hotel in Horten.

B, D

Day 9

An early breakfast before a relaxing crossing from Larvik to Hirtshalls. From here we drive down into Germany and overnight close to Hamburg.

B, D

Day 10

Across Germany and into the Netherlands to the Hook of Holland, where we board our overnight ferry* to Harwich. We have outside cabins with two lower berths (dinner is not included).


Day 11

We complete our homeward journey.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Straand Hotel*** (Norway)

Our three-star family-run hotel in Vrådal on the shores of Lake Nisser in the Telemark region. The hotel boasts comfortable lounges, terrace, lakeside garden and indoor swimming pool. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi and hairdryer, and a lift serves all floors.


Kviknes Hotel**** (Norway)

With a breathtaking location on the shores of Sognefjord, our hotel in Balestrand dates back to 1752, but has all modern comforts. The restaurant, spacious lounges, bar, terraces and gardens are all in the historic front part of the hotel, while our accommodation is in the comfortable modern 1960s wing at the rear. Bedrooms have TV, telephone and WiFi. The hotel has a lift in the modern wing.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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