Peter Bibby has been in the travel business for over 40 years and during that time has had the good fortune to visit many wonderful places, however his firm favourite is Norway, a country where he has gained extensive knowledge over several decades. Join him on this specially arranged tour, where, we offer a flight package to show you the very best that Norway has to offer. We once again fly from Aberdeen and join our coach in Bergen, enabling us more time to experience the beauty of this remarkable country. Peter’s in-depth knowledge and gentle repartee will 'bring alive' this stunning land to ensure you have a holiday that will live long in the memory.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Norwegian Kroner.
PASSPORT - We require full christian names, date of birth & passport number, start & expiry dates and country of issue. Please have these details ready when booking.
The Leikanger Hotel is a family managed hotel which provides outstanding hospitality, located on the south facing shore of the fjord. There is a garden and terrace and all meals are buffet style. All bedrooms are en suite with colour TV and telephone. There is no lift.
The Union Hotel Geiranger offers first class service and is surrounded by incredible waterfalls, mountains and the beautiful fjords. The hotel was refurbished in early 2008 and now has new comfortable furniture and light colours. Each room is unique and offers different kinds of views, either over the fjords or over the mountains. All the rooms have a TV, sofa, free entrance to the relax department, garden and lounges. The hotel offers transfer service free of charge from the quay for guests without a car. It takes about 15 minutes to walk to the harbour; in summer, there is a nice walking path open along a waterfall. There is a lift.
The Hotel Loenfjord is a lovely hotel in a truly stunning location on the banks of the Loen Fjord and only 500m from the centre of the village. Offering well-maintained accommodation, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region. The hotel gardens, restaurant and many bedrooms enjoy panoramic views over the fjord. All rooms have en-suite facilities, cable TV, telephone and complimentary WIFI. The Fiskekroken bar and lounge offers live music 6 days a week and there is a beautiful Terrace with panoramic views over the fjord. Bicycles, pedal boats and rowing boats are available for hire (payable locally) and guests can use the leisure facilities (swimming pool, tennis courts and spa) at the Hotel Alexandra in Loen – payable locally.
The Thon Hotel Bergen Airport is a modern business and conference hotel only 2kms from Bergen Airport. Its facilities include an indoor leisure are with swimming pool. All guest bedrooms have private facilities, tea making facilities and TV. There is a lift.
Coach transfer to Aberdeen for overnight half-board accommodation at the Aberdeen Altens Hotel.
After an early breakfast we transfer to Aberdeen Airport for our early morning flight to Bergen. On arrival in Bergen our Bibby’s coach and drivers will be waiting and your Norway experience will begin as we drive via Voss, Vik Fjell, the impressive Sognefjord, where we take the short ferry crossing to the family owned Leikanger Fjord Hotel for 3 nights half-board accommodation.
Today we visit the historic area of the Sognefjord including the village of Laerdal. We continue following the famous Salmon River Laerdal up the valley to Borgund Stave Church (visit included). We return via Kaupanger and Sogndal.
This morning we visit Balestrand, an idyllic village on the main Sognefjord with its narrow fjord branches and scenic and lush mountain landscape. Here you will find high mountains, deep fjords and peace and quiet. We continue via the sublime scenery of the Gaularfjellet where at the rest area at Utsikten you can admire the panorama of mountains and valleys.
We depart Leikanger and travel via route 55 over the Sognefjellsvegen, the highest mountain pass road in Northern Europe. The road passes through the Jotunheimen, Hurrungane, and Breheimen mountains with the highest point of the road reaching 4,705ft. We descend to the village of Lom with its impressive waterfalls and stave church. From Lom we travel down into Geiranger village for overnight half-board accommodation at the Union Hotel.
A local morning around the village of Geiranger before we board the mid-day ferry cruise on the world’s most famous fjord. Alongside the sheer mountain cliffs and the many waterfalls, you can see evidence of people who have lived and worked here in the form of many abandoned farms and shoreline smallholdings that will no doubt leave a lasting impression. The cruise is guided in several languages and there are refreshments available on board. We disembark and travel to Loen for 3 nights halfboard accommodation at the Hotel Loenfjord.
Today we visit the art nouveau coastal town of Alesund from where we drive to the top of mount Aksla to enjoy unforgettable panoramic views. Later in the day we travel through subsea tunnels to the Giske Islands a naturalists` paradise, where we view the island seascapes from the interesting Alnes lighthouse.
A morning visit the Briksdal Glacier, attractively set between roaring waterfalls and high peaks. To enjoy the best views of the Glacier we include a ride in 'Trollcars' (small motorised carts with 7 seats).
We depart Loen and travel to Bergen via Skei. There will be time to explore Bergen, Norway’s most international city, packed with history and tradition. Late afternoon we check in at the Thon Hotel Bergen Airport for overnight half-board accommodation.
An early start we make the short transfer to Bergen Airport for our early morning flight to Aberdeen. On arrival our coach will be waiting to transfer you home, arriving into our local area mid to late evening.
Return flights Aberdeen to Bergen (flight time approx. 1hr 20mins), 9 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Services of experienced tour driver/s, Luxury coach travel with on-board toilet & facilities, Excursions including entry to Borgund Stave Church and Troll Car trip at the Briksdal Glacier.
DEPOSIT: £150.00 per person
Single supplement: £260.00