Active Family Travel in Norway
Starting at PER PERSON for all of the below, based on 3 participants, sharing a triple room: $2,684.00
Day 1: Oslo for 1 night
Meet & greet private transfer from Bergen airport to train station
Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Radisson Blu Scandinavia****
Overlooking the Christianshavn district, this hotel is 15 minutes’ walk from Copenhagen Central Station. It offers 3 restaurants and a casino. Guests have free WiFi access and a gym.
Each guest room at Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel has a minibar, a work desk and a private bathroom with bathtub, shower and luxury toiletries. All are equipped with cable TV and Pay TV access. Many include a Nespresso coffee maker.
Radisson Blu Scandinavia’s restaurants serve a wide variety of cuisine, including Italian, Japanese, Thai and Danish specialities. In addition, the hotel has 2 bars.
Afternoon biking tour of Oslo
Our most popular tour, departing daily at 14:00 (2pm). Discover all of the major sites in about 3 hours in a fun and relaxed manner as we bike car-free paths, parks, quiet back streets, and along the fjord. There is plenty of time for stops and pictures. The guides will not only reveal the history behind the monuments and buildings, but cover topics relating to Norwegian culture and politics as well as modern life in Oslo.
The medieval/rennaissance castle of Akershus Festning, with time to walk the old castle walls on your own;
The City Hall (home of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony), with time to visit the interior;
The main street of Karl Johans Gate and the Royal Palace gardens;
Vigeland Sculpture Park, with plenty of time to discover this world famous site;
Frogner neighborhood, home to Oslo’s most impressive 19th century neo-classical architecture;
The stunning modern architecture of the harbor area Tjuvholmen/Aker Brygge, where there is an option to swim weather permitting!
Day 2: Stavanger for 2 nights
Train from Oslo to Stavanger
Departure at 9:25 am, arrival at 5:19 pm
Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Victoria****
This waterfront hotel is situated in a Victorian-style building, over 100 years old. It is less than 10 minutes’ walk from Stavanger Train Station. Guests can enjoy free Wi-Fi and nice views over Vågen Bay.
The classically decorated rooms at Victoria Hotel offer a TV with a variety of channels. A minibar and work desk are standard to each room. Most include a comfortable seating area as well.
Hotel Victoria features 2 restaurants. One has an American-inspired menu while the other is Italian influenced. Guests can enjoy an after dinner drink in the hotel’s stylish bar.
Old Stavanger’s picturesque wooden houses are about 10 minutes’ walk from Victoria Hotel. The Norwegian Petroleum Museum is only 985 feet away.
At the heart of the city is Gamle Stavanger, the city’s “old town” with beautiful 18th and 19th century houses and narrow cobblestone streets. This district is home to the Stavanger Museum, a collection of exhibits commemorating the city’s past as Norway’s herring capital, and Stavanger Domkirke, Norway’s oldest cathedral completed around 1125 A.D—the year Stavanger counts as its foundation.
Pulpit Rock cruise and hike – 8 hours
The guests will get to see the majestic Pulpit Rock, the Vagabonds Cave, idyllic islands and magnificent scenery. On the return from the fjord, the boat stops at Oanes and and drops of the guests who want to hike to
the Pulpit Rock. From here the guests will be transported by bus to Preikestolhytta where the hike starts. On average it takes approximately 2 hours to walk one way. When the guests have finished their hike, they will be
transported by bus to Tau, where they take the ferry back to Stavanger. Ferry ticket from Tau to Stavanger is not incl. in the price. This ticket must be purchased directly on board of the ferry. There is no guide for the hike.
Day 4: Bergen for 2 nights
Pick up car in Stavanger Mercedes B180 or similar Midsize Class – Automatic Transmission unlimited mileage CDW & theft included
Get an early breakfast and then drive along the Coastal road, which takes you along the rugged West coast of Norway, through fjords and islands to Bergen.
Bergen is a wonderful city, full of life and culture. In this “must-visit” city, you will find Bryggen, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site; exceptional old houses; a vibrant fish and flower market; cable cars offering stunning views, great museums, dynamic culture, and more.
Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Thon Bristol Bergen***
Thon Hotel Bristol is located on Torgalmenningen Square in central Bergen, 1,313 feet from the UNESCO-listed Bryggen Waterfront. It offers rooms with a flat-screen TV and free Wi-Fi.
All the brightly decorated rooms at Bristol Hotel have private bathrooms with a shower and hairdryer. Each is equipped with a minibar.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served at the adjoining Egon Restaurant. Guests can relax with a cup of coffee in the 3rd floor TV lounge.
Fløibanen Funicular is an 8-minute walk from the hotel. Bergen Central Station is located 2,625 feet away.
Train from Bergen to Myrdal
Departure at 8:43 am, arrival at 10:51 am
Scenic Flam train from Myrdal to Flam
Departure at 10:58 am, arrival at 11:55 am
The train journey runs through fantastic nature, past the Rallar road, steep mountains, breathtaking waterfalls, through 20 tunnels and offers so many viewpoints that many feel like travelling multiple times between the mountain and the fjord. In the span of a single hour, the train takes you from the ocean level at the Sognefjord in Flam, to the mountaintop at Myrdal mountain station on Hardangervidda, 867 meters over the ocean.
3 hour Fjord Paddle
Join one of our easy three hour seakayak paddles. Just long enough to get the feeling of the peaceful fjord landscape. We paddle past Otternes Bygdetun with its old buildings and rich history out towards Fronnes where we see Viking age gravemounds.
A Njord-guide will take you out on the water and guide you through the landscape and history of the area. We’ll spend 20 – 30 minutes on safety, paddle instructions and outfitting. Kayak, paddle, sprayskirt, jacket, pump and paddlefloat is included.
Express Boat from Flam to Bergen
Departure at 3:30 pm, arrival at 8:45 pm
The Sognefjord is called the King of the fjords for a good reason: it is the longest fjord in Norway and the second longest in the world. The Sognefjorden is enveloped with exceptional natural beauty, tall mountains, waterfalls and scenic forests.
Day 6: Odda for 1 night
Express Boat from Bergen to Rosendal
Departure at 11 am, arrival at 12:55 pm
Bus from Rosendal to Odda
Departure at 2:05 pm, arrival at 2:55 pm
Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Hardanger***
Dating back to the 1880s, Hardanger Hotel is situated in central Odda and overlooks the beautiful Sørfjord. It offers free Wi-Fi internet access, free tea/coffee and free parking.
All rooms at Hotel Hardanger have private bathrooms, satellite TV channels and a writing desk. Some feature wooden floors and old paintings, which give the décor a classic feel.
The breakfast restaurant, Låtefoss, serves a buffet that includes traditional Norwegian food. Socialising and entertainment options include nearby bars and nightclubs.
The picturesque mountain landscapes of the surrounding Hardangervidda National Park are popular for hiking, skiing and glacier climbing. Ski storage facilities are available at Hotel Hardanger.
Day 7: Lofhtus for 1 night
Trolltunga & the Sky Ladder Biking & Hiking Tour
Enjoy a guided tour and a day filled with activities. The tour combines mountain biking and hiking, as well as climbing the Via Ferrata route » the sky ladder » to the famous Trolltunga.
The trip starts by the Ringedal dam. First you bicycle seven kilometres along the lake to Tyssebotn. Then follows a hike along the dried out river Tysso up to Tyssestrengene. The remaning 200 height meters up to the mountain plateau you will climb the new Via Ferrata « The sky ladder ». Upon arrival at the mountain plateau you are just a couple of hundred meters away from Trolltunga.
This is a hike filled with impressive attractions. The Ringedal lake, the Ringedal dam, Tyssebotn, Tyssestrengene, Himmelstigen, the giant marmites at the top of Tyssestrengene, before you end up by spectacular Trolltunga. On the trip you will also pass several spots directly linked to the Norwegian industrial history and get to hear interesting stories about this and other themes.
This is a full day trip that takes approx. 8 to 12 hours. You need to bring your own food for a whole day, good clothes and hiking boots.
Bus at 5 pm from Odda to Lofthus
Arrival at 5:35 pm
Accommodation breakfast & taxes included at Hotel Ullensvang Gjesteheim***
Set on a farm just 657 feet from the shores of Hardangerfjord, this property offers simple accommodation with free Wi-Fi. The on-site restaurant specialises in Norwegian and Thai food.
At Ullensvang Gjesteheim, all rooms have a seating area, desk and wash basin. Some rooms have a private bathroom with shower. Shared showers and toilets are located in the hallway.
Guests can fish in the River Opo, which runs through the garden. Bicycle rentals and hiking in Hardangervidda National Park are also popular activities
Day 8: Bergen for 1 night:
Departure from Lofthus 10:10 am Express boat
Arrival Eidfjord 11:45
Departure from Eidfjord 11:45 Bus
Arrival Vøringsfossen 13:45
Departure from Vøringsfossen 14:00
Arrival Eidfjord 14:20
Departure from Eidfjord 14:40 Express boat
Arrival Ulvik 15:10
Departure from Ulvik 15:15 Bus
Arrival Voss 16:10
Departure from Voss 16:37 The Bergen Railway
Arrival Bergen 17:58
Accommodation, breakfast & taxes included at First Hotel Marin****
This central hotel is in Bryggen, Bergen’s old Hanseatic harbour area. It is about 0.6 miles from the train and bus stations and offers free Wi-Fi, gym and sauna access.
Each guest room at First Hotel Marin has satellite TV and a work desk. All guest rooms offer views of the street, courtyard or mountains. Rooms on higher floors have harbour views.
The in-house restaurant and bar serves cod and other Norwegian classics as well as international specialities such as pork tenderloin.
Airport buses stop 657 feet from First Hotel Marin. Three of Bergen’s ferry terminals are less than 15 minutes walk away. The Fløibanen funicular and the Fish Market are both within 3 minutes’ walk of Hotel Marin.
Private transfer from hotel to airport
Photo: ©Paal Audestad – www.fjordtours.com