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[NOTE: THIS TRIP IS SOLD OUT WITH 38 PERSONS GOING- WE WILL REPEAT THIS TRIP IN 2020] FUN HAPPENINGS TRAVEL GROUP IS TAKING YOU TO NORWAY THIS MAY 24TH THROUGH JUNE 3RD, OVER MEMORIAL DAY WEEK! GET READY FOR AN AMAZING ADVENTURE AS WE FULLY IMMERSE OURSELVES IN THE BEAUTY AND NATURE OF THIS BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY! [The Sognefjord Fjords are Norway’s longest and deepest fjord and is ranked one of the most picturesque places on earth! And, we are staying right in the heart of these majestic fjords for 5 nights.] Get ready for an Amazing 10 Day Tour of Norway's Majestic Fjords visiting Oslo, Flam, the Sognefjord region, Balestrand, Voss & Bergen this spring for an unforgettable adventure! This trip is going to be a Once in a Lifetime Adventure, as our group completely immerses ourselves in the nature and beauty of Norway's Fjords, Lakes, Glaciers and Mountains with hiking Fjords and Glaciers, kayaking and adventurous tours! We are going to explore Norway by train, Ferry and private coach- making this customized itinerary, one of the most unique itineraries of Norway! We hope you can make this Epic Trip of a Lifetime! [One of the highlights of our trip will be hiking to the summit of Mt. Keipen in the Sognefjord region] Some of the Highlights of our Norway Trip will include: • Hiking and Kayaking on the Famed Nigardsbreen Glacier & Lake • Sailing a Nordic Sailing vessel by the Oslo Fjords and dining on fresh seafood. • Traveling on the Famous Flam Railway (Named Top Rail Journey in the World!) • Have the option to Hike to the summit of Mt. Keipen for Spectacular View! [Optional activity on free day.] • Kayaking the UNESCO protected Nærøyfjord Fjords. • Exploring the beautiful and Modern city of Oslo. • Visiting quaint seaside town of Bergen & its UNESCO-listed harbor buildings. • Explore the World's Tallest & Narrowest Fjords on a high speed Zodiac boat! • Staying in some of Norway's Top Rated Hotels with incredible locations! • Experience the "Real Norway" with our own dedicated Norwegian Guide! [Get ready for an Amazing Day as we explore the Aurlandsfjord and the World Heritage Nærøyfjords by Zodiac boat during our visit in Flam!] [You can't stay any closer to the Fjords than this! Our hotel in Balestrand, the Famous and Historical Top-Rated Kviknes Hotel ( will be our home base for 3 nights, as we explore the majestic fjords in the Sognefjord region.] THIS AMAZING 10 DAY ITINERARY INCLUDES SO MUCH! • Round trip International Airfare: Boston to Oslo / Bergen to Boston • 10 Days Accommodations in highly rated 4-star Immaculate Hotels: (2) nights Oslo, (3) nights Balestrand, (2) Nights Flam and (2) nights Bergen. • Dedicated Norwegian English-speaking Tour guide throughout tour (Our guide is rated one of the Top Guides in all of Norway!) • All Transportation by Private Motor Coach, Train or Fast Ferry Catamaran • Total 15 meals: 9 breakfasts, 5 Dinners, 1 lunch • 7 Days of Sightseeing & Excursions | 3 Free Days at Leisure [A Good Balance!] • All Sightseeing excursions and admissions as stated in itinerary. (2-3 optional tours Offered during Free Time in Balestrand and Flam) - All Flight, hotel and city taxes included. WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED WITH OUR NORWAY TOUR: - Airfare to BOSTON (BOS) from your home city, as our trip begins in Boston. Land package is also available, if you choose to meet us in Oslo on May 25th. - Meals not listed on itinerary. - 2-3 optional activities offered during free days in Balestrand/Flam. - Gratuities for our tour guide, coach driver and local guides (suggested amount will be emailed before departure). - Souvenirs, personal expenses like internet [Most hotels provide complimentary Wi Fi in Lobby], medical services, spa treatments, alcoholic beverages not listed on itinerary. [Lonely Planet ( Guides, ranked the Flam Railway, as the "World's Best Train Journey!" and this is how our group is traveling to the Fjord region from Oslo.] [One of the most magnificent hikes in the World... Nigardsbreen Glacier! On this Blue Ice Hike you will experience and learn how to use crampons and an ice axe, visit ice caves and learn all about the formative power of a Glacier.] [Have you ever kayaked on a Glacier Lake? Now's your chance! This day is going to be an Incredible Experience!] [One of our most unique experiences will be kayaking through the tallest and narrowest Fjords in the World... The Sognefjord Fjords near Flam!] [Bergen Norway is one of the most picturesque towns in Europe and where our group will end our 11 Day tour of Norway, as we fly back to the US from Bergen] HERE'S WHAT RICK STEVES SAYS ABOUT THE NORDIC FJORD REGION... OUR "NORWAY IN A NUTSHELL ITINERARY" IS VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT HE RECOMMENDS FOR NORWAY.... Oslo, Flam, Sognefjord & Bergen Areas! THE TOTAL TRIP COST WITH ROUND TRIP AIR FROM BOSTON IS $3390, AN INCREDIBLE DEAL TO SPEND 10 DAYS IN NORWAY ON A FULLY ESCORTED TOUR WITH 4-STAR CENTRALLY LOCATED HOTELS! Not sure if you knew, but Norway is one of the most expensive countries in Europe so this trip is a great value.... There's no better time to visit Norway, than Late May / Early June, as the majority of the tourists have not arrived yet! And, because Monday, May 28th is "Memorial Day", you will only need to take 6 days off work, to be in Norway for 10 days. As you can see, our "Nordic Fjords Tour" Includes so much, except for a handful of meals and a couple of optional excurions... Our tour includes a good mix of cultural sightseeing, Active Outdoor Activities and Free Time in each area we visit... making this a fun, adventurous and enjoyable tour! **** Space is limited to only 38 persons [Only 2 spaces are available] for this trip- as no more spaces can be added, once we are full. If you want to join this trip- I recommend you do so as soon as possible.. as we already have half of the spots reserved, before putting the trip out! Our Tour of Norway is going to be an Experience of a Lifetime and I hope you can join us in Norway this May 2018! Please contact me directly at [masked], if you have any questions regarding the Trip... Your Travel Planner, Michael Fun Happenings Travel & Adventure Group ( Fun Happenings Travel Facebook Group ( Fun Happenings Travel Group Instagram Page ( PRICING / PAYMENT TERMS FOR MAY 2018 NORWAY TRIP: ***** THERE ARE 3 WAYS TO PAY FOR TRIP! 1.) $[masked] per person / Double Occupancy (AIR / LAND PACKAGE- STARTING FROM BOSTON)- IF PAID IN FULL BY CHECK. (Save $100.00 by paying in full with check [TOTAL TRIP COST IS $3490 If Paid with Check payments, Credit Card or PayPal]) Make check payable to Fun Happenings and Mail to: Fun Happenings PO Box 322 Brentwood 37024 ** NOTE: Check payments are only allowed for Full Payment of Trip. Partial payments must be made with 5 recurring payments on PayPal [See Link Below] ** Full Payment of $3390 by Check, includes a $100 discount, as no credit card/PayPal charges are incurred. 2.) PAYMENT IN FULL BY CREDIT CARD/PAYPAL - $[masked] / DOUBLE OCCUPANCY (Single room is Additional Cost- see below). PAYPAL LINK ($[masked]): 3.) 5 Recurring Payments on PayPal over 5 months - $[masked] (Total): *** Must Start 5 Recurring Payment Agreement Before November 30, 2017 (After Agreeing to Payment Terms- All Payments are made automatically every 4 weeks via PayPal after Initial Payment). 1.) $698.00 Due Now (Initial Deposit MUST Begin Payments in April 2017) 2.) $698.00 Due 4 weeks after previous payment (Automatic) 3.) $698.00 due 4 weeks after previous payment (Automatic) 4.) $698.00 due 4 weeks after previous payment (Automatic) 5.) $698.00 Final Payment Due Before MAY 1, 2018 ** Note- All payments must be paid in full by MAY 1, 2018- If you begin payments late- you may be required to make extra payments at end to catch up and pay in full before MAY 1, 2018. **** PAYPAL LINK FOR [5] RECURRING PAYMENTS OF $698.00 OVER 5 MONTHS (Must begin payments before Nov. 30, 2017) SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT $895.00: Single Room Supplement for entire trip PAYPAL LINK FOR SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT ($895.00): LAND ONLY PACKAGE FOR NORWAY [$[masked]]: Meet Us in Oslo on Friday, May 25 before 12:00pm Noon or at hotel that day or evening).. THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES EVERYTHING, BUT THE INTERNATIONAL AIR! THIS IS A GOOD OPTION, IF YOU HAVE AIRLINE MILES TO USE OR WANT TO EXTEND YOUR STAY... FYI: You will need to book your air on your own, if you choose this option. **Remember, we fly into Oslo on Friday, May 25, 2018- Out of Bergen Norway on Sunday, June 3, 2018. It may be best to use our "Highly Discounted Group Air of $800 and meet our group in Boston, as most air is over $1200. LAND PACKAGE PAYPAL LINK ($[masked]) DETAILED DAY BY DAY NORWAY ITINERARY FRI. MAY 25, 2018: ARRIVAL TO OSLO NORWAY Arrival to Oslo Gardemoen airport at 11:55pm Welcome to Norway! Upon arrival to Oslo, our group will be met by our Norway Tour Guide, Irene, who will spend the duration of the tour with us. She will take us on a Oslo city highlights tour, including the Opera, Akershus, Royal Palace, Universitet, National Theater, City Hall, Dom, Vigeland Park and an included visit to the Famous Viking Museum! Check into our Oslo Hotel, The Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel Oslo (2 Nights) ABOUT THE RADISSON BLU SCANDINAVIA HOTEL One of Oslo's top city center hotels, the Radisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel offers mesmerizing views of Norway’s capital city and walking distance to all of the city's main sights . This inspiring hotel in the city center rises 22 stories high, offering beautiful views of both the capital and the nearby fjord. Both business and leisure travelers will find the Radisson Blu a convenient base from which to explore Norway’s culture and a wide variety of attractions. Right outside the entrance are excellent public transport links; and the Royal Palace, National Gallery and Opera House are all within walking distance. Oslo’s main street, Karl Johans Gate, is minutes away as well as the Nationaltheateret metro and train station. HOTEL WEBSITE: Since today will be a busy day of sightseeing in Oslo, we will push back our Nordic Sailing Dinner to Saturday. This evening is free to relax and explore Oslo on your own. SAT. MAY 26, 2018: FREE DAY TO EXPLORE OSLO ON YOUR OWN Today, Explore Oslo on your own! You have a whole day for make yourself at home in Oslo. We recommend the Folk Museum Oslo, Oslo City Cruises or the National Gallery. Tonight is also free to explore and have dinner on your own. Tonight will be our Welcome to Norway Dinner, as we sail on the inner Oslo Fjords on a traditional Nordic Sailing vessel, while dining on fresh seafood (other options are available). During our cruise, we will pass a maze of fjords, islands, the Akershus Fortress, the Opera House, Hovedøya island and several lighthouses. SUN. MAY 27, 2018: DEPART OSLO FOR THE NORDIC FJORD REGION! Today, we check out of our Oslo hotel early, to catch the famous Flam Railway at 6:25am for a spectacular 4 hour Train journey. The Flam Railway between Oslo and Flam brings you across one of Europe’s highest mountain plateaus, and takes you to through spectacular and varied nature. In the town of Myrdal, we take a detour with the famous Flåm Railway, which is one of the steepest rail lines in the world and one of the most picturesque. The 12-mile journey follows the vertiginous track from Myrdal mountain station, which sits almost 3,000 feet above sea level, to the fjord village of Flåm. The route passes magnificent mountain scenery, gurgling waterfalls and panoramic views of the Flåmsdalen valley, and is considered by Lonely Planet Guides ranks as the "World’s Most Beautiful Train Journey!" 3:30pm Flåm - Balestrand, a short fjord cruise to Balestrand: After a 2 hour break in Flam for lunch and free time- we take a 1.5 hour Express Ferry boat through the magic streams and inbound the mighty Sognefjord Fjord! ABOUT OUR BALESTRAND HOTEL - KVIKNES HOTEL, "THE JEWEL OF THE SOGNEFJORD!" (3 NIGHTS) - "ONE OF THE TOP HOTELS IN NORWAY!" Originally a modest guesthouse built in a classic Swiss style, the Kvikne family has owned and managed Kviknes Hotel for over 135 years. As the first known hotel in the Sognefjord, Kviknes Hotel is a fine example of warm traditional Norwegian hospitality and service. Situated on the Sognefjord, in the center of Balestrand, Kviknes Hotel offers a astonishing view of the mountains and sea inviting a breathtaking experience. Dinner is included for All 3 nights of our stay at Kviknes Hotel. HOTEL WEBSITE: MON. MAY 28, 2018: Explore & Hike the Famous Nigardsbreen Glacier! Today is a special day as we travel to Nigardsbreen Glacier, 2 hours north of Balestrand for one of the Top Hikes in Europe! The tour begins with a short kayak trip of 30 minutes over this idilic lake, providing perfect photo opportunities and a chance to try kayaking in perfect surroundings Once we are on the other side we have a short hike to the ice. On the walk up to the glacier the guide will explain glaciers, how they work, where they have been and local history. Once at the Glacier we put on the crampons and rope for the glacier walk and spend 3-4 hours exploring the glacier at our leisure. Lunch is on your own at a scenic restaurant overlooking Nigardsbreen Glacier. Dinner is included at Kviknes Hotel. TUE. MAY 29, 2018: Free Day in Balestrand to Explore the Fjords, Hiking! Today is a Free day to explore and experience the beauty of Norway’s Fjords! Some may choose the option to hike Mt. Keipen, while others choose kayaking or other outdoor activities. Dinner tonight is included at Kviknes Hotel. Our hike to Mt. Keipen is fully guided (guide is required). If you choose to hike to this scenic summit, many say is one of the most beautiful views in all of Norway! WED MAY 30, 2018: TRAVEL TO FLAM / FJORD SAFARI TOUR We check out at Kviknes Hotel late morning, as we travel south to Flam on a scenic 1 ½ hour Ferry Catamaran. Perhaps the easiest, hassle free and beautiful way to see part of the longest fjord of Norway. The catamaran is big and comfortable, with windows and open decks at the front and back that offer gorgeous views of the fjord. During the trip, the captain gives some information and highlights about the places you passed. Take your windproof jacket, it is very windy on a front deck! 2:00pm: Check into the Fretheim Hotel Flam! ABOUT THE FAMOUS & HISTORICAL FRETHEIM HOTEL IN FLAM The historical Fretheim Hotel is centrally located in the west part of Norway. This is where the Sognefjord ends and the Flam Railway starts. The activities are “endless” in our part of Norway. Biking the Navvies road (Rallarvegen), paddle the Sognefjord, walks in the Aurland- and/or Flåm valley or a ride on a RIB boat to see the UNESCO’s world heritage area are only some of our highlights. HOTEL WEBSITE: [The Fretheim Hotel is rated one of the Top Hotels in Norway and listed among the prestigious "Top Historic Hotels of Europe!"] [A typical Twin room at the Fretheim Hotel in Flam... Rooms are available with 2 twins or 1 Queen Bed] 4:00PM: FJORD SAFARI TOUR BY "RIB" ZODIAC BOAT Today, we take part in a unique adventure in the UNESCO fjord landscape. RIB boats offer an intimate experience of the fjord and mountains in this stunning World Heritage Site. Enjoy the majesty of Western Norwegian nature from open RIBs as we take you on a guided tour of Aurlandsfjord and the World Heritage Nærøyfjord! With a maximum of 12 guests per boat, you are guaranteed a personalized experience with our knowledgeable guides. We will provide a unique insight into the settlements and activities along the fjord and the guide will share local stories and legends from the area. The fjord landscape is teeming with wildlife, and during the tour we will be seeking out seals, porpoises and eagles. Tonight, dinner is on your own in Flam. Check out the unique micro brewery in town for dinner! THUR. MAY 31, 2018: Free Day to Explore Flam / Optional Fjord Kayak Today is a great day to explore on your own or take our optional 4 Hour Sognefjord Fjord kayaking tour. OPTIONAL SOGNEFJORD KAYAKING TOUR (4 HOURS) [Cost 800 NOK or aproximately $95 USD] This 4-hours kayak trip from Flåm includes a historical walk at Fronneset. On the trip you paddle along the Aurlandsfjord and if you're lucky, you might even spot some seals or otters on the way! This kayaking tour in Flåm is an ideal way to take in the magnificent fjord landscape and learn about the history of the Flåm area. The trip starts from Flåm and we paddle in the scenic Aurlandsfjord area with waterfalls and steep mountains. At Fronneset, a place of historical importance during the Viking Age, we will have a break on land. The hiking trip at Fronneset follows a winding path along a wild river, passing amazing waterfalls and bubbling lagoons. It's also possible to go swimming in the lagoon. The guide will tell you about the distinctive nature and the local history in this area. It is about 1 hour paddling out to Fronnes from Flåm and you spend about 1,5 hours on land. The hike is approximately 20 minutes and not difficult. This trip suits everyone, no kayaking experience needed. Tonight dinner is on your own in Flam. FRI. JUNE 1, 2018: Depart Flam / Travel to Bergen by Private Coach Check out at Fretheim Hotel to travel to Bergen. We will visit several scenic stops along the route, including the Majestic Stegastein Viewpoint, near Flam before we drive toward Bergen. The route is some of the most spectacular scenery in the World! We will stop for lunch in authentic Undredal. Owners of a charming caffe will be happy to share their knowledge of local culture and cuisine. Explore the beautiful Stalheim Valley with its lush vegetation, waterfalls, and mountain scenery. Stop for a short stroll at the Tvidne Waterfalls to take a photo or just enjoy the wonderful view. Visit Voss, a small town with a church dating back to the 12th century. In town, you'll find the Knute Rockne Monument, paying tribute to the American football coach who was born there. When reaching Bergen, we will be met by our local Bergen guide, who will take us on a tour of Bergen, including a ride on the steep Bergen Fløyen railway. 4:00pm: Check in at Clarion Hotel Havnekontoret Bergen ABOUT THE CLARION HOTEL HAVNEKONTORET BERGEN The Clarion Havnekontoret Hotel is one of Bergen's finest hotels and situated in a beautiful, historical building in Central Bergen. The hotel serves a delicious breakfast, and in the dining room you will find hot coffee and tea throughout the day. The hotel is perfectly located in the middle of Bryggen in Bergen, with a lively life just outside the door. This charming Hotel is located in one of the city's most historic buildings, the hotel offers the opportunity to stay in a hotel full of local history and New Baroque architecture. Within the doors of Slottsgaten 1 you meet with a casual atmosphere in a stylish environment, and a staff that makes every effort to make you feel at home. The hotel offers the city's most beautiful hotel and has dedicated and talented staff who will make your stay a very special experience. Hotel Website: SAT. JUNE 2: FREE DAY IN BERGEN ON YOUR OWN / FAREWELL DINNER Bergen is known as one of the most quaint small cities in Europe with its unique seaside architecture and famous fish market! It’s a perfect day to end our last day of our 10 Day tour of Norway. Get ready to celebrate tonight, as we have our “Farewell to Norway” dinner at a famous local restaurant, known for its Nordic cuisine. SUN. JUNE 3: FAREWELL TO NORWAY / TRAVEL BACK TO USA Depart from Bergen to the US, via Amsterdam on Top-rated KLM Airlines. Arrive into Boston at 12:55pm EST for connecting flights back to your home city. NORWAY FLIGHT ITINERARY: - BOSTON (BOS) TO OSLO NORWAY (Depart Thursday, May 24, 2018) - RETURN FROM BERGEN NORWAY TO BOSTON (Return Sun. June 3, 2018) AIR FRANCE #333 - THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 - Depart: BOSTON (BOS) Thur. 05/24/[masked]:20 PM - Arrive: PARIS (CDG) 05/25/[masked]:10 AM * (+1 Overnight Flight) AIR FRANCE #1774 - FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018 - Depart: PARIS (CDG) 05/25/[masked]:35 AM - Arrive: OSLO (OSL) 05/25/[masked]:55 AM KLM AIRLINES #1184 - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 - Depart: BERGEN NORWAY (BGO) 06/03/[masked]:30 AM - Arrive: AMSTERDAM (AMS) 06/03/[masked]:10 AM DELTA AIRLINES #259 - SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2018 - Depart: AMSTERDAM (AMS) 06/03/[masked]:05 AM - Arrive: BOSTON (BOS) 06/03/[masked]:55PM (Same Day Flight)

Exploring The Top Areas of Norway; Oslo, Flam, Sognefjord Region, Balestrand, Voss & Bergen



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