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6 days - Independent tour by rail, bus and ferry.
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.
The Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen) is one of the best-known tourist attractions in Norway - a magnet for tourists for hundreds of years. The characteristic mountain shelf with a 25 metre squared plateau stands 604 metres over the magnificent Lysefjord.
- Day 1
- Arrive Stavanger
- Day 2
- Pulpit Rock Cruise or Cruise & Hike
- Day 3
- Boutique hotel stay on the Os River
- Day 4
- Enjoy a relaxing day at Solstrand
- Day 5
- Travel by boat across the fjord to Norway's smallest castle
- Day 6
- Depart Bergen
- Start Place
- Stavanger, Scandinavia
- End Place
- Bergen, Scandinavia
- Destinations Visited
- 6 Days
- Easy independent holiday suitable for singles, couples & families
Local Rail, ferry and bus.
- All accommodation in a shared double/twin room, single supplement available
- Daily breakfast, and half board at Solstrand Hotel in Os
- Full day Pulpit Rock tour by boat/boat & foot
- Bus from Stavanger to Os
- Return shuttle from Os to Solstrand Hotel
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and Service fees
International flights, lunches and dinners not detailed in the program and items of personal nature.
Day 1 - Arrive Stavanger
Arrive in Stavanger any time and make your way to our centrally located hotel. Explore the lovely winding streets and admire the colourful wooden houses of Old Stavanger (Gamle Stavanger), visit the beautiful Stavanger Cathedral or one of the museums in town.
AccommodationCentrally located Stavanger Hotel
Optional Add Ons
Day 2 - Pulpit Rock Cruise or Cruise & Hike
In the morning join an all day tour to explore the majestic Pulpit Rock by boat or boat and foot. Enjoy the magnificent scenery of Lysefjord and the views of Vagabonds Cave and many idyllic islands. On the way back from the fjord, the boat stops at Oanes and drops off the guests who want to hike to the Pulpit Rock. It takes approx. 2 hours to walk one way. After the hike you are transported by bus to Tau where you take a ferry back to Stavanger. There is no guide for the hike.
AccommodationCentrally located Stavanger Hotel
Day 3 - Boutique hotel stay on the Os River
After breakfast enjoy a comfortable bus ride bus from Stavanger to Os, a small town by the Os River. Check into the picturesque historic Solstrand Hotel right by the beautiful Bjørnefjord. Enjoy a spa; relax on the grass or patio all overlooking the fjord.
AccommodationSolstrand Hotel - a lovely historic hotel to enjoy.
Day 4 - Enjoy a relaxing day at Solstrand
Read a book in the lovely garden, go rowing, kayaking, hiking or have a game of golf. Relax in the spa and end the day with a delicious meal made of local ingredients and a glass of wine at the restaurant.
Day 5 - Travel by boat across the fjord to Norway's smallest castle
Catch a morning boat from Os to Rosendahl. Spend the day exploring this lovely village, famous for its little castle, Norway's only Barony, surrounded by a beautiful renaissance garden and famous for its many cultural events. In the afternoon catch an express boat to Bergen and check into your centrally located hotel.
Day 6 - Depart Bergen
Services finish after breakfast.
All prices listed are per person.
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Local payments (not included): Ferry ticket from Tau to Stavanger after full day Pulpit Rock tour and the Express boat Os-Rosendal-Bergen.
Interactive Tour Map
Practical information about Scandinavian Hotels
- Hotel rooms in Scandinavia are normally furnished with twin beds, which can be moved together to form a double bed or placed separately. Please note that single rooms are generally smaller than doubles, and are often equipped with a shower instead of a bath. Purpose-built triple or family rooms are likewise unusual in Scandinavian hotels. Whilst it is possible for 3 persons to share a room, this will normally be a double room with an extra bed, with correspondingly less space to move about in.
- It is also unusual to have a porter at hotels to carry your luggage.
- There is free wi-fi in many hotels in Scandinavia.
- Unexpectedly, all forms of Scandinavian accommodation rarely provide tea and coffee facilities in their rooms. If you are lucky, a kettle will be supplied but nothing else. Please ask at reception for some provisions when you arrive or just carry a small selection from home.
- Please also note that in Scandinavia - in particular, during winter - the included lunch will often be a hearty warm soup with bread.
- More remote hotels in Lapland will offer dinner at an additional cost. In some spots, there will be limited choices else where. Generally, you get a very nice home-cooked Scandinavian dinner. However, you may sometimes find only one or two choices only for your main course.
- In Scandinavia, it is normal for washing and laundry facilities to be in the basement. If you are staying in apartment type accommodation, check downstairs or ask for assistance.
Practical budgeting information before your departure to Norway
Norway has a few items that typically surprise travellers when visiting Norway for the first time. Alcohol and luxury items are heavily taxed and therefore prices are higher than you would expect. On the other hand, necessities such as bread and milk, are taxed low and therefore are great value.
We recommend that you bring all the alcohol you’re allowed to bring into the country when you arrive. There are many lovely parks and balconies where you can enjoy your duty free. However, be sure not to bring more than you’re allowed!
As of May 2014, the allowances according to Visit Norway are:
Minimum age: 18/ 20*
1 litre of beverages with more than 22% up to and including 60% alcohol per volume as well as 1½ litre with more than 2.5% up to and including 22% alcohol per volume or three litres with more than 2.5% up to and including 22% alcohol per volume
2 litres of beer with more than 2.5 % or other beverages with more than 2.5% up to and including 4.7% alcohol per volume.
This means that you may for example bring with you five litres of beer provided you do not have any other alcoholic beverages with you.
*For importing alcoholic beverages with more than 22% alcohol per volume the minimum age is 20.
It’s illegal to bring extra alcohol into Norway and can end up costing you. Another thing you should bring and not buy in Norway is razor blades. Good razor blades in Norway are expensive.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/