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Magic of the Fjords

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11 reviews
Starts
Oslo
+3 Destinations
Norwegian Fjords
Ends
Bergen
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Highlights

  • Visit the impressive Royal Palace
  • Ride one of the steepest train lines
  • Explore the Gateway to the Fjords
  • Go sightseeing through Bergen
Age range
12 to 100 year olds
Accommodation
Hotel
Max Group Size
50
Transportation
Train & Rail, Coach / Bus
Travel style
Self Drive, Discovery
Start in Oslo and end in Bergen! With the self drive tour Magic of the Fjords, you have a 7 day tour package taking you from Oslo to Bergen and through Oslo, Norway and 4 other destinations in Norway. Magic of the Fjords includes accommodation in a hotel as well as meals and more.

11 Reviews

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  • GH
    Written on September 17, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    All was good, but the time in Balestrand was too long. There was too much time waiting around.
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  • D
    Written on September 16, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The itinerary was good but the tour guide was terrible. He knew nothing of Norway. He wasn't a local, he had no passion for Norway and offered no relative information. This tour could be so much better with a tour guide who is passionate about Norway, knew their facts and could answer questions and give relative information
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  • PB
    Written on July 10, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    The tour group was larger than advertised at 40+ guests, this size was too large for the walking tours. The Scandic Hotel in Oslo was mediocre, only 1 elevator for a hotel full of large tour groups meant long waits in the lobby. Hotel did not have room fans, with the temperatures in the 80s, the room was very uncomfortable. Our guide Helena had limited English, the average store clerk and waiter had better English than our guide. She was not knowledgable about the trip details or the destinations. We had 2 days/2 nights in Balestrand, the trip woudl be better with just 1 day, after going to the glacier there was nothing to do in Balestrand. Leaving early on day 2 to give us more time in Bergen would be preferable.
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  • MC
    Written on July 9, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    We had a wonderful time & really enjoyed our Magic of the Fjords tour. A bit more information about what was included on the Oslo city tour would have been helpful prior to commencement. Overall, very satisfied.
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  • M
    Written on June 25, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Would have liked one more meal together. Liked the balance of free time and structure. We had 4 young people in their 20's. They enjoyed as much as us in our 50's.
    VOS commented on this review
    Dear Marilyn, Thank you so much for your positive review. We hope to welcome you back to Scandinavia! Kind Regards, Mea Elerkessousi/VOS
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  • Magic of the Fjords reviewer 6
    Written on June 6, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    It is a very nice relaxing trip. Price is reasonable. Food is good.
    VOS commented on this review
    Dear Eliza, Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We are pleased you had a nice relaxing trip and we hope to welcome you back on one of our tours in Scandinavia, Iceland & the Baltics. Kind Regards, Mea Elerkessousi
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  • WC
    Written on August 29, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    Good value for money. The tour guide in Oslo should just retire, she obviously was there just to point out how inferior the rest of the world was compared to Norway. As for the tour leader, completely not with it or really interested in the group. Our Bergen guide was really great! Super entertaining too.
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  • R
    Written on August 19, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    This tour was not the best.. I felt it was quite unorganized and pretty independent compared to what other tour companies offer. The places we saw were fantastic, however I felt there were days that were lost. For instance, you do not meet your group or your guide until day 2.. If you do not opt in for the excursion in Balestrand, you have 2 entire days in a town where there is very little to do. I would highly recommend the excursion as this was the highlight of the trip. There isn't much included in this trip. The walking tour in Oslo was good.. however the one in Bergen was very boring and we didn't see anything interesting - this tour was 2hrs long. Then we had the rest of the day at leisure as well as the following day.. So essentially the tour is only 5 days.. Also important to note - this tour is probably not for anyone under the age of 40 as everyone on our tour was elderly. Just a heads up.
    VOS commented on this review
    Dear Rima, I am sorry that you were not pleased with the overall tour. I think the issue is definitely your expectations to the tours versus the reality. This is a semi-independant tour i.e the tour escort is only there to offer assistance not guiding hence why we send the travel itinerary prior to departure with all the necessary details. Regarding the stay in Balestrand - we always recommend the excursion but the day is set up as such to give clients an opportunity to self explore the region as they see it - as you have noted we dont include much in the tour for this reason also. But also means that the tour is affordable and gives space for the individual guests to plan their holiday as they see fit with the assurance of an escort throughout. Hope you welcome you on one of our other tours in the future.
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  • LU
    Written on August 6, 2017
    4.0 - Good

    The tour was very good, just what we wanted. Oslo was great, accommodation was very good. Getting around was so easy, not what you expect in a city, with the train station right at the hotel front door. Every thing was arranged very well. Have a guide with us all the way, made the organisation very straight forward. If there was one thing I would change I would have a hotel in Bergen like the Bristol instead of the Augustin because it is just too far out of the city centre, even though it's only 8min.
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  • KR
    Written on August 2, 2017
    4.5 - Excellent

    Overall - a very good tour covering some lovely places. My one comment would be to for VOS to provide some additional information in their materials on things like what sights are covered in their included cities tours - so as to be able to better plan free time (e.g. in Oslo). Otherwise it was very well organized.
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  1. Introduction
  1. DAY 1 ARRIVAL TO NORWAY
  2. DAY 2 OSLO
  3. DAY 3 OSLO - BALESTRAND
  4. DAY 4 BALLESTRAND
  5. DAY 5 BALESTRAND - BERGEN
  6. DAY 6 BERGEN
  7. DAY 7 DEPARTURE

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  • Are children allowed on this trip?

    Children are allowed on this tour, but we usually don't recommend children under 12 for this tour as you will be using mainly public transport rather than long-distance coaches. This ensures travellers can experience the most of this phenomenal landscape, however, it can be a tough tour for younger children and their parents!

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Recommended for Norway. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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Location
Oslo is the starting point and Bergen is the endpoint.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this VOS booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 22 December 2018 the full payment of $1,095 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $1095 for Magic of the Fjords, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable. If you cancel via TourRadar the standard cancellation policy applies.
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Some departure dates and prices may vary and VOS will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 395 km.
  • Oslo (Norway)
  • 220 km
  • Myrdal (Norway)
  • 14 km
  • Flam (Norway)
  • 50 km
  • Balestrand (Norway)
  • 112 km
  • Bergen (Norway)

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