Private Tour - Bergen to Oslo via the West Norway Fjords

Private & Custom Tours in Lærdal

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from$357.54
5 out of 5

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No other tour to Oslo comes remotely near this customer acclaimed day tour taking you from Bergen to the Capital, over the vast mountains, and via the deep Sognefjord / Flåm village.Also, while on this tour you are able to visit famous Flåmand the Flåmsbana Railway, or you can take a cruise on the Nærøyfjord that goes through the UNESCO site with staggering views along the route (adittional ticket cost). Unlike the jam-packed Bergen/Oslo train, there are no hordes of travelers in front of your lens and you can make stops on request at great scenarios. This tour is hassle-free travel from hotel door to hotel door with the most spectacular scenarios along the way. This local supplier consequently receives top reviews from their guests for their flexibility and providing local guides that are easy to be around, combined with top knowledge and humorous comments. See supplier's reviews: "The Scenic road trip Oslo to Bergen" that's the same, operating the opposite way.
Your guide will pick you up at your Bergen hotel or at your hotel in the airport vicinity. You are heading out from Bergen swiftly and moving towards the town of Voss and further on the scenic drive over the mountains via the beautiful fjords of the west coast. The road itself is as beautiful as the classic train ride, and even better as you can make stops upon request along the way. Don't miss out on those great opportunities for that magic shot when you finally came such a long way. Your guide is local and have all the information you could ever want. So feel free to ask your questions.After Voss you take the serpentine road down Stalheimskleiva (1 april to 15 nov.) Stalheimskleiva is Europe's steepest road and descending own in the Nærøy Valley at incredible 18%. Here you will be able to walk down as this small piece of road present some views that is the "key" to the fjords. Quickly after you will be able to make a comfort stop in either Gudvangen or Flåm depending on your own wishes.As you pass the Lærdalstunnellen (The Leardal tunnel) you are also able to see the great combination of engineering and architecture the Norwegians have become widely known for. The Lærdal tunnel is 25 kilometers long, and inside there are 3 enormous caves that are illuminated with colorful lights. Reminding the traveler about the folklore tales about Trolls and mysterious creatures from the Norse Gods.From the Fjords, the tour continues up to the mountain passes over Hemsedal or Filefjell, depending on local weather. Your guide will always choose the road that are the most safe and who will make sure you reach your outbound flight. The mountains are something of themselves: Large areas that are for the most uninhabited by people. Small hunting cabins scattered over the landscape and snow piling up on the sides of the roads. In some places the snow stays all year, and upon request, you will be able to make yourselves a snowman - even in July.As you decent down again towards the flatlands of the east, you are driving trough beautiful areas like the Valdres region where you pass villages like Bagn, Fagernes, Røn and the wonderful Ryfoss waterfall. As you arrive in Hønefoss you are ready for coming into Oslo City and its modern museums of art, skyscrapers and the "concrete jungle" of the modern world again.At the hotel of your preference your guide will help you with luggage and to get settled in, so that you can enjoy Oslo City on your own the next day (s). This private tour is so diverse, yet time efficient - that it is a "must"  for the traveler who wants to stay of the beaten track. • More pictures? Look up #NorwayFjordTravel on Instagram • All Guides used is born and bread Norwegians and are experienced with mountain conditions • [See reviews in tourcode 57232P3 to see reviews from the same tour departing from Oslo]

What’s included

  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Private car and skilled Norwegian guide/driver (***no foreign low cost labour used)
  • All petrol and road toll for the entire trip.
  • Drivingtime + max 2,5 hours of total stop time for photos etc.
  • Hotspot for image upload available in car (some regions in the mountains without coverage)
  • Special Notice: Due to Norwegian legislation, this tour includes payment for a overnight stay in a tent at our remote island in the Osterfjord. Notice that you dont need to utilize this, as this is solely to comply with the outdated Norwegian transportation law. In case you DO want to utilize this part of the tour, please notify the local supplier at the time of booking and a tent will be provided for your use. A 1500 USD security deposit must be paid for the tent. You will have to put up the tent yourself and make your way to the island on your own!

What’s not included

  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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