After checking into your Bergen hotel, you will be picked up at nearby Dreggekaien and transferred by boat to Cornelius Seafood Restaurant. Cornelius is situated on a small island just outside the city of Bergen.
Enjoy a 25-minute boat trip before you tuck in to the restaurant's famous "Meteorological Menu" - exquisite seafood inspired by the weather and catch of the day. The meal typically consists of a shellfish starter, fish main course, and seasonal dessert. Afterwards, you are transferred back to the city. Make sure to get a good night's sleep. More authentic Norwegian adventures await you tomorrow.
Epic train ride followed by true Viking meal
Get ready for a journey through magnificent Norwegian countryside! We start the day with an epic train ride from Bergen to Voss - an absolute highlight on any visit to western Norway. But this is no ordinary train ride. From the spectacular Flåm Mountain Railway – an engineering masterpiece - you can enjoy beautiful Norwegian scenery from high mountains through steep valleys, passing waterfalls and fjords. Stay close to the window as you don't want to miss the view! From Voss, you travel to Flåm by bus and boat, with more amazing scenery along the way.
When you arrive in Flåm, it's just a short walk to your hotel. Fretheim Hotel sits at the end of the Sognefjord and was originally a farm and home to English lords. It has a restaurant, a lobby bar with access to the garden and a bar with panorama windows. Its 122 rooms are equipped with TV, telephone, Wi-Fi Internet access and a seating area. All rooms have a wonderful view over the fjord and mountains.
In the evening, a true Viking meal at nearby Ægir Brewery awaits you. Here you will be served a unique five-course meal and beer menu. You'll get to sample real Viking fare such as smoked deer, shellfish, fish soup, pork shank and a dark chocolate cake. No one leaves hungry from a true Viking dinner – enjoy a relaxed evening and spend the night at your charming hotel.
A Winter Fjord Safari
After breakfast on your last day, you'll be in for a great experience on the winter fjord safari. From the dock where you dined the night before, a RIB boat will take you through Aurlandsfjorden, the UNESCO world heritage Nærøyfjord and the charming little village of Undredal. Watch for porpoises and seals in the sea and eagles hunting around the mountain peaks. Your guide will tell stories about life on mountain farms and "huldrer" (a seductive forest creature found in Scandinavian Folklore) and Vikings.
From Flåm, you will continue the Norway in a Nutshell route back to Bergen for your flight home, or your northbound cruise with Hurtigruten.
Overnight stay at hotel in Bergen and Flåm; three-course island seafood dinner & boat trip; Norway in a Nutshell trip (bus, fjord cruise, train Bergen-Flåm - Bergen); five-course dinner at Ægir Brewery & Pub; light refreshments; and warm outdoor clothes for the winter fjord safari.
Any dietary restrictions must be notified when booking.
- Arrive in Bergen by boat (2:30 p.m.) or flight
- 3:00 p.m. Check in at Clarion Collection Hotel Havnekontoret
- 6:00 p.m. Island seafood dinner & boat trip
- 10:30 p.m. Return to Bergen city center
- 8:43 a.m. Train from Bergen to Voss
- 10:10 a.m. Bus from Voss to Gudvangen
- 12:00 p.m. Fjord cruise from Gudvangen to Flåm
- 3:00 p.m. Check in at Fretheim Hotel
- 6:00 p.m. Viking evening at Ægir Brewery & Pub
- 11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. Winter fjord safari
- 2:40 p.m. Train from Flåm to Myrdal
- 3:43 p.m. Train from Myrdal to Bergen
- 5:57 p.m. Arrival Bergen
- Depart from Bergen by boat (10:30 p.m./8:00 p.m.) or flight