|Type||This is an escortedftour|
|Days||14 days/ 13 nights|
. Places to visit within the reach from Nusfjord on bicycles:
The fisning village of Henningsvaer is situated on a group of islands connected by bridges. It is called "The Venice of Lofoten" because of its narrow harbor, 470 inhabitants.
Once upon a time the biggest fishing hamlet in the Lofoten Islands. Today a village of 1920 inhabitants. Here one finds the beautiful wooden cathedral - built in 1898 with its 1200 seats it is now the bigggest church in the northern part of Norway. The historical area Storvagan is situated about 1 km from the centre of Kabelvag. The first medieval town in the north, Vagar, was situated here.
Svolvaer with its 4500 inhabitants is considered the "Capital of the Lofoten Islands". It became a transit harbor in 1918 and was awarded town status in 1996. One of northern Norway's most important harbors for maritime services, Svolvaergeita - the "Svolvaer Goat". is the town's most characteristic feature, and it represents a challenge to climbers.
The fishing hamlet Reine was chosen as the mosst beautiful Norwegian village by a Norwegian magazine. The small and beautiful wooden houses with its tiny, well-kept gardens, in a group around the white little church, give a very pittorewque impression. The view towards the high peaks and the steep mountains is impressive as well.
In A you can experience the activities of a genuine, traditional fishing village.
This is the southernmost village on the Lofoten Islands. In all the above places there are interesting small museums and local art shops. There are art collections and more traditional museums.
A piece of good advice:
- It is always advantageous to see the local tourist offices for last minute advice as to what to see and experience.
Day 1, Chicago - Copenhagen - Oslo.
Day 2 , Oslo.
Day 3, Oslo
Day 4, Oslo - Balestrand
Day 5, Balestrand
|Day 6, Balestrand - Sogndal - Geiranger
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. The car be delivered at the hotel so you can start out directly from Balestrand in order to arrive in Hellesylt to catch the last ferry to Geiranger.
Start driving this morning along the fjord to Vetlefjord. Ascend the winding road to the Gaular mountain and continue via Förde. From here drive along the Jölster Lake to Skei. Make an optional stop to browse the Viken Handicraft store there, before continuing across the Utvik Mountain to Nordfjord.
If you want to see more glaciers, make an optional side trip from Olden to Briksdal and walk from the parking lot to the actual glacier or buy seats on the special mountain cars which will bring you close to the glacier. Since you have already seen other glaciers, this may not be of interest.
Arrive at the ferry point at Hellesylt. Here board a ferry for a 1 hour cruise on one of Norway's most famout fjords the Geirangerfjord now on UNESCO's Heritage List. Pass the 7 Sisters and the Bridal Veil waterfalls before arriving at Geiranger.
Here check in at the nearby GEIRANGER HOTEL; or similar. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
|Day 7, Geiranger - Aalesund
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Start the day by driving along the Eagle's Road offering spectacular views of the Geirangerfjord and the surrounding mountains. Continue to Eidsdal and board a ferry for a 20 minutes' crossing of the Storfjord to Linge. From here ascend into the Trollstigen Mountain region and make a stop at the Horgheimseidet, the viewpoint for the Troll Wall, surrounded by majestic mountain scenery. The Troll Wall is the highest overhanging mountain wall in Europe, which has a vertical drop of 1,000 metres and an overhang that is 45 meters off the vertical - a most spectacular sight.
After the stop here, continue down the Giant's Road via 11 sharp hairpin bends on the steep mountain side before arriving in the little town of Andalsnes. From here drive along the Romsdalsfjord past Sjöholt and arrive in the coastal town of Alesund. Check in at the RADISSON SAS HOTEL, or similar. Spend the remainder of the day exploring this charming "Art Noveau" town. Overnight.
|Day 8, Ålesund - Molde - Trondheim
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast continue the trip to Molde. Drive to the ferry point at Vestnes and board a ferry for a 20 minutes' crossing of the fjord to Molde.
Spend some time in Molde - the Town of Roses. Make an optional visit to the Molde Folk Museum where they will be able to see a Stave Church, before continuing north via Bud and along the Atlantic Road - a spectacular road which is a chain of bridges from island to island.
Arrive at another ferry point at Bremsnes and cross over to Kristiansund - another coastal town which was completely destroyed during the 2nd World War, but has since been reconstructed and rebuilt and is now a nice town on 2-3 islands.
From Kristiansund drive through the sub-sea tunnel system and arrive at Kanestraum. Cross the fjord by ferry to Halsa and continue driving via Orkanger and arrive in Norway's 3rd larges city - Trondheim termed as Norways. historicay capital which celebrated its millennium in 1997. Check in at the RADISSON SAS ROYAL GARDEN HOTEL; or similar. Overnight.
|Day 9, Trondheim.
After breakfast spend a day at leisure, take a city tour. Enjoy this city, see the Nidaros Cathedral and the Arch Bishop's Palace. In order to see a Stave Church, they may visit the Tröndelag Folk Museum at Sverresborg. Her is the Haltdalen Stave Church from 1170 - the museum's main attraction. Have dinner on your own in one of the many fine restaurants not far from the hotel. Overnight at Radisson SAS Royal Garden Hotel , or similar.
|Day 10, Trondheim- Stamsund
After breakfast take a taxi from the hotel to the pier and board the coastal steamer m/s NORDLYS northbound for Stamsund. Ship will depart Trondheim at 1200. Cruise north along the coast of Helgeland with a brief call at Rörvik at 2115. Overnight onboard.
|Day 11, Aur. Bodö-Stamsund.
You will pass the towns of Bronnoysund, Sandnessjøn, and Nesna during the night.
At 0930 the ship will call at Ornes - no time to go ashore. Continue to Bodø, where the ship will arrive at 1230. Here you can take a shore excursion 2 1/2 hours to be booked and paid for onboard.
Depature from Bodö at 1500.
This afternoon sail across the Vestfjord and arrive in the southern part of the Lofoten Islands. Arrival at Stamsund at 1930.
Take a taxi to Nusfjord for your overnight accommodations in a Rorbu - a little house or apartment formerly used to overnight fishermen, but now with all modern conveniences.
We will book a Rorbu with 2 bedrooms, living room, fully equipped kitchen, shower and toilet. Self catering. No meal is included. Overnight.
|Day 12, Lofoten
After breakfast enjoy a day renting bicycles riding around the island.
Overnight at the Nusfjord Rorbuer.
|Day 13, Lofoten,
Af ter breakfast enjoy a day in the nature, see the bird life and perhaps taking a walking tour. Of the area. Overnight at Rorbuer Cabin.
|Day 14, Leknes - Bodø - Oslo - Stockholm
After early breakfast take a taxi to the airport for your flights to Stockholm.
The nearest airport is LEKNES, or at SVOLVAER.
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