NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL

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This tour is a magnificent Scandinavian journey of discovery with awe inspiring scenery and pure beauty. It combines a stay in the beautiful Telemark region of Norway with a stay in Stalheim, a dramatic location right at the heart of fjord country. A tour which will never be forgotten.

The Quality Straand Hotel is a long standing well known establishment in Telemark and holds an attractive lakeside position in the village of Vrådal.

www.nordicchoicehotels.no

Wifi, Swimming pool, Lift & Porterage. 

The Stalheim Hotel is a historic hotel in a glorious setting between the Sognefjord and the Hardangerfjord.

www.stalheim.com

Wifi, Lift & Porterage.

Itinerary

Saturday Departing Cornwall in the morning we travel to Harwich for an overnight crossing to the Hook of Holland. We are accommodated in outside lower berth cabins. Meals on board are at guests own expense.

Sunday This morning our journey takes us across Germany and on to the Leonardo Hotel Hamburg City Nord for dinner, bed and breakfast.

Monday Today our coach takes us into Denmark. We stay at the Montra Skaga Hotel, Hirtshals on the south coast.

Tuesday Our day beings with an exciting journey on the fast-craft Fjord Line ferry across the Skagerrak Sea to Norway. On arrival we immediately encounter the fantastic Norwegian Scenery whilst making our way to Vrådal on the shore of Lake Nisser for our first base.

Wednesday Our day will be at leisure to explore Vrådal. Take a boat trip on Lake Nisser or enjoy the peace of   our beautiful lakeside village surroundings. In the evening there will be a film showing of Heroes of Telemark.

Thursday A circular tour today features the magnificent Hardangervidda Plateau, Norways largest National Park and home of its largest stock of Reindeer. We visit the fascinating Vermork Heroes of Telemark Museum sited on the World War II sabotage site where the mission took place to destroy the Nazi atomic efforts.

Friday Leaving Telemark we travel over the Haukeli Mountain pass and descend to the Hardangerfjord. Enjoy the views of the fjord and glacier before we cross the fjord by ferry and travel on to Stalheim and our next hotel.

Saturday The beautiful scenery we take in today includes fjords, waterfords and mountain passes. We journey across the Sognefjord, visit the fascinating Wild Salmon Centre and the exceptionally well preserved Borgund, Stave Church.

Sunday The ‘Norway in a Nutshell’ excursion is the most famous sightseeing tour in the country and passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Fjord Norway. An included fjord cruise takes us through the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in Europe and Aurlandsfjord one of the most attractive bodies of water in the world. Later we board the Flam Railway, one of the steepest normal gauge railways in the world. This train ride offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent mountain scenery Norway has to offer.

Monday Leaving Stalheim we travel via a range of lovely scenery to Norways South coast and the town of Horten for an overnight stay.

Tuesday An early start today as we catch a ferry to Denmark and then travel into Germany for an overnight stay in the Select Hotel, Hamburg Nord.

Wednesday We travel to the Hook of Holland for an overnight ferry crossing to Harwich. Meals on board are at guests own expense.

Thursday After disembarking our ferry we make our way back to Cornwall.

Term

Single rooms available at a supplement of £257 per person

Home pick up £12 per person

£100 non-refundable deposit

PASSPORTS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS TOUR

Balance due 9 weeks prior to travel

Tour subject to loading

Total Price Includes:

Premier Class coach travel

Free optional travel insurance

2 Nights on board Harwich to Hook ferry in shared lower berth outside cabins

10 Nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Porterage at main hotels

Excursions as detailed

Internal ferry crossings as detailed

Film showing of Heroes of Telemark

Admission to Vermork Heroes of Telemark Museum

Admission to Norwegian Salmon Centre

Visit to Borgund Stave Church

Nærøyfjord Cruise

Journey on Flam railway

Free parking at depot

Pick up points throughout Cornwall

Saturday 31st August to

Thursday 12th September 2019

13 Day Tour

£1599

For more details

please phone

01209 717152