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    7 days - Independent tour hiking Pulpit Rock, visiting Stavanger and Bergen then spa retreat on the fjords

    Western Norway is famous for its beautiful and easily accessible fjords and mountains. The area in and around Stavanger offers numerous amazing nature experiences. From steep mountains and lovely fjords to long, wild beaches: everything is within easy reach of the city of Stavanger.

    Within easy reach of Stavanger, the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is one of the best-known tourist attractions in Norway - a magnet for tourists for hundreds of years and this is your chance to stand on top! The characteristic mountain shelf with a 25 metre squared plateau stands 604 metres over the magnificent Lysefjord. Cruise along the fjords and join a hike to the top of Pulpit Rock.

    Ferry to Bergen and discover it's historic charms with your private guide. Then it is time to jet off to the Norwegian fjords for a spa retreat in a historic fjordside hotel. Enjoy long leisurely evenings in the garden and vintage dining room after kayaking or swimming in the fjords.

    Day 1
    Arrive in Stavanger and individual transfer into this colourful old city
    Day 2
    Discover Lysefjord and see Pulpit Rock from the fjord before hiking it
    Day 3
    Morning free in Stavanger before late afternoon ferry to Bergen
    Day 4
    Discover Bergen with your private guided tour
    Day 5
    Bergen to Solstrand Hotel & Spa on the fjords
    Day 6
    Day of leisure or adventure by the Norwegian fjords
    Day 7
    Private transfer to Bergen airport and departure
    Start Place
    Stavanger, Norway tours
    End Place
    Bergen, Norway tours
    Country Visited
    Norway tours
    Duration
    7 Days
    Type
    Touring
    Suitability
    Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
    Code
    50DN0675

    Details

    Transportation

    Local rail and ferry.

    Included
    • All accommodation in a shared twin room, single supplement available
    • Daily breakfast and two dinners
    • Ferry cruise from Bergen to Stavanger
    • Pulpit Rock Cruise and Hike (this day tour can be modified if you don't want to hike)
    • Sightseeing as per itinerary
    • 24-hour emergency service
    • Taxes and Service fees
    Not Included

    International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Arrive in Stavanger and individual transfer into this colourful old city

    Arrive Stavanger and individual transfer into your centrally located hotel. Explore the lovely winding streets and admire the colourful wooden houses of old Stavanger, visit the beautiful Stavanger Cathedral or one of the museums in town.

    Accommodation
    Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge

    Day 2 - Discover Lysefjord and see Pulpit Rock from the fjord before hiking it

    Spend the day on a full tour of the beautiful Lysefjord and Pulpit Rock. Firstly, take an electric boat first on a fjord cruise through beautiful Lysefjord, sailing in the near silence through stunning Norwegian scenery.

    On the way to Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), stop to feed goats grazing on the mountainside. With luck, you might even see a seal basking in the sun on the rocky shore. Then see Fantahålå (Vagabond’s Cave) where the “vagrants” hid from the sheriff in the old days. Shortly afterward, see the magnificent Preikestolen, 604 metres above the boat, a little while before you hike up to enjoy the view from the top. Then continue to the mighty Hengjanefossen waterfall where the crew steers the boat so close to the towering falls that you might feel its refreshing spray on your face!

    After a fjord cruise, a bus picks you up at Forsand and takes you to Preikestolen lodge at the trailhead for the hike up to the world-famous Preikestolen plateau. The hike takes roughly two hours each way and is an unforgettable adventure! Return to Stavanger by bus through the world’s longest underwater tunnel.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Collection Hotel Skagen Brygge

    Day 3 - Morning free in Stavanger before late afternoon ferry to Bergen

    This morning, discover Stavanger with a slow walk around the old city or a quick ferry tour out to the Garden Island. Then in the eary lunch, head to the port to catch the ferry to Bergen (7 hours). This beautiful sea route between Bergen and Stavanger allows you to recharge your batteries and enjoy a good meal in one of the many restaurants while you admire the fjords and the Norwegian coastline.

    Arrive at around 10pm and transfer to our wharf side hotel.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel Admiral

    Day 4 - Discover Bergen with your private guided tour

    Bergen is the perfect strolling town and your private guide will accompany you this morning in doing just that. Explore the historical centre of Bergen, being transported back to a time when Bergen was the centre of political power and trade for the entire North Atlantic. It was the Capital of the Kingdom of Norway for a short period, before the capital was moved to Oslo in 1299, and the town grew to become the largest in Scandinavia.

    The Hanseatic League established itself here in 1350 and had a trade monopoly that lasted 200 years. While in Bergen you might wish to visit the UNESCO heritage listed historical area around the harbour known as the Bryggen district, and the home of Edvard Grieg, Troldhaugen, Norway's internationally famous composer. Enjoy lunch at the new Bergen Fish Market - a fantastic modern architectural designed building with a great outdoor and indoor dining area.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Accommodation
    Clarion Hotel Admiral
    Restaurants
    Cornelius Fish Restaurant

    Day 5 - Bergen to Solstrand Hotel & Spa on the fjords

    With its magnificent view of the fjord and the mountains, Solstrand Hotel & Spa has fascinated guests from Norway and around the world since 1896. Beautiful sunrises, clear sea and the sound of gulls that herald springtime. Private transfer after breakfast and enjoy a day by the fjords.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Transportation
    Private transfer
    Accommodation
    Solstrand Hotel & Spa

    Day 6 - Day of leisure or adventure by the Norwegian fjords

    Spend the day in Solstrand Spa and Bath, strolling in the garden and along the sea. Maybe a trip on the fjord in a kayak or rowing boat can be tempting?

    At Solstrand you can swim in the sea year-round. Stroll from the pools and saunas indoors right to the fjord. A staircase elegantly leads you out – or you can wade along the pebble beach.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    1 Dinner
    Accommodation
    Solstrand Spa and Bath

    Day 7 - Private transfer to Bergen airport and departure

    After breakfast, private transfer to the Bergen airport and end of services.

    Meals
    1 Breakfast
    Dates & Prices

    All prices listed are per person, based on two people sharing a room. 2023 prices are indicative due to the current uncertainty across Europe with increasing energy and volatile fuel costs.

    Dates
    Valid From
    Valid To
    From Price
    Status
    Accommodation
    1 May 2023
    30 Sep 2023
    1 May 2023
    30 Sep 2023
    AUD 2,775
    Available
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