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Embark on a thrilling 3-night Nordic adventure as you head to the enchanting town of Voss, home to Myrkdalen Hotel. Venture onto the slopes for a day of skiing, admire beautiful Gudvangen during a hypnotising cruise of Naeroyfjord and journey through the snow-kissed mountaintops on board the iconic Flåm Railway. The tour will conclude with time in Bergen, the "City of the Seven Mountains.” Both hotels included in this trip offer international standard accommodation, local-inspired dining, and uniquely spectacular locations. This 4-day itinerary blends thrilling activities with cultural exploration for an unforgettable Nordic escape.

What's included?

  • Transfers: all airport and activity transfers are included
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in a standard double room at the Myrkdalen Hotel, 1 night in a standard double room in the Clarion Havnekontoret Hotel
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday price: Myrkdalen Ski package, Naeroyfjord Fjord Cruise, Flåmsbana- Winter
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • 24/7 assistance from our UK-based operations team and in-destination support from our local partners

Immerse yourself in an active short break, tailored for those seeking an adrenaline-filled Nordic escape. Your journey begins in Bergen, where a private transfer will whisk you to the enchanting Myrkdalen Hotel in Voss. Known for its stunning natural beauty, Voss is a charming village surrounded by mountains and fjords. Spend the evening exploring this snow-covered haven and enjoying your first taste of the hotel’s inviting restaurant. You will have the opportunity to ski through breathtaking landscapes before returning to the hotel for a much deserved 3 course dinner showcasing local cuisine. Day 3 unfolds with a private transfer to Gudvangen for a Naeroyfjord Fjord Cruise aboard a unique vessel travelling up the fjord, taking in the soul lifting nature around you. This is followed by an on-foot journey to Myrdal station for the iconic Flåm Railway journey where you will traverse through the snow kissed mountain passes, offering panoramic views of wild Norway.

The accommodation on this trip includes a two-night stay in the Myrkdalen Hotel, featuring international standard rooms, local produce-inspired dining, and stunning mountain views. Your final night at the Clarion in Bergen, often referred to as the "City of the Seven Mountains," is situated in a vibrant and historic city on the southwestern coast of Norway. Renowned for its stunning natural surroundings, rich maritime history, and cultural charm, Bergen offers visitors a unique blend of modern amenities and traditional Norwegian allure. Standard rooms at the Clarion offer comfort and elegance, as well as the experience of Norway’s answer to afternoon tea.

This packed itinerary, blending skiing, cruising, and unique rail excursions, delivers unmatched value in just 4 days—an exhilarating and cultural Nordic adventure.


 Image credit and thanks to: Sverre Hjornevi, Chris Baldry, Paul Edmundson, Tony Wu & Daniel Rönnbäck

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Activities: please note that if you are travelling early in the winter season and there is not enough snowfall, then some activities may be adapted by the local team, or alternatives provided, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort. For more information on this, please see our booking terms and conditions.

Next season’s dates and prices

Departure dates between
Sun 15 Dec 2024
to Wed 30 Apr 2025
Adults £ 1,445 To £ 1,615

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The Specifics

Group Size

We always try to provide an approximation of the group size you can expect to be with for the duration of each of our holidays. It may be that you are joined by others for parts of your holiday (such as transfers and particular activities) but the above number reflects those you can normally expect to be with from beginning to end. If group size is something which is particularly important to you, please speak to our Travel Experts and they can suggest the best holidays for you.

Tailor-made holiday group sizes will vary for all activities as will the group size for any additional activities you book.

Minimum and maximum age

If a specific minimum age applies to this holiday, it can be found in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page.

Unless otherwise stated in the in the Key Facts box on the holiday Overview page, the minimum age for participation in an Artisan holiday is typically 8 years old (there may be younger children in some destinations who have booked with other companies). If an adult-only environment is important to you, then please contact our Travel Experts and they will advise on the best dates and destinations for you. If you are looking for a holiday designed specifically for families then please see our sister company www.activitiesabroad.com

Itinerary amendments

The order of activities listed in this agenda is provided for guidance only, your final and detailed itinerary will be provided either with your final travel documents (which are uploaded into your online account around a week prior to departure) or upon arrival.

Medical History and Advice

We want our holidays to be accessible as they can be and will do our best to accommodate any special requests and requirements where possible. We have a wide range of holidays and destinations and so our travel experts will help find the best holiday for you.

In order to give us the best possible chance to do this we ask that if you or any member of your party has any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday or has any special requirements, that you tell us at the time of enquiry or booking. You must also promptly advise us if any medical condition or disability which may affect your holiday develops after your booking has been confirmed. You may need to provide a doctor’s note and proof of insurance in some cases as the health and safety of our clients is absolutely paramount.

In providing this information you are allowing us to work with our expert local partners to ensure that your whole party can enjoy the holiday. By letting us know in advance we can discreetly work with you to adapt any part of the holiday which may potentially be challenging. Being able to prepare for this in advance makes an incredible difference to what we can offer and minimises any impact on your party and the rest of the group.

Unfortunately, if you choose not to share this information with us in advance then it may limit some or all of the itinerary you have booked, and we cannot be held accountable for any additional costs or missed activities resulting from this.

Insurance

Insurance is not included in your holiday, but it is a pre-requisite to travelling with us. You will need to ensure that you have cover for all the activities that you will be participating in during your holiday.

It is extremely important that you take out a suitable travel insurance policy at the time of booking. Plans do sometimes change, and you will need this policy should you need to cancel your holiday.

If you are struggling to find a suitable policy then details of our preferred provider, who will cover you for all the activities we offer, can be found on our website by clicking here. Please note that this policy is available to EU residents under the age of 75 only.

The UK Foreign Office Advice

Our clients’ safety is at the centre of everything we do, and our operations team continually assesses and monitors the destinations we feature. We carry out thorough risk assessments and work closely with all of our suppliers to continually follow best practice. For up to date travel advice the UK government offers its Travel Aware website as well as the advice detailed below.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office Advice

We receive all updates from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) with regards to travel advice and we always ensure that we follow this advice in our operations. The FCO issues travel advisories for countries based on a very wide range of factors. They may provide notification about things as simple as a football match and crowds, or they may go so far as to advise against all travel to a region. We ask all our clients to refer to the relevant Travel Advice by Country for the destinations they are visiting in order to make an informed decision on the safety of the destination based on the details provided. It also provides vital information regarding entry requirements, embassy information, local laws and customs as well as specific safety and health. Guests should take responsibility for keeping themselves up to date with this advice. Please also ensure that, if you are transiting through another country, you have read the advice and meet the entry requirements for that destination too.

The FCO travel advice is applicable to British Passport Holders. Most governments will issue their own travel advice for a region and, if you are not a UK resident then you can find some helpful links below:

Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.smartraveller.gov.au/                                                   

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade http://www.safetravel.govt.nz/                                                 

Canadian Consular Affairs Bureau http://voyage.gc.ca/                                                                                                     

The U.S. Bureau of Consular Affairs http://travel.state.gov/content/travel/english.html

If the FCO deems that there is an unacceptable level of risk for UK citizens then, together with the government, they may issue an advisory against all travel to a region or country. If such an advisory is published, then we will act accordingly, and this may require the cancellation, curtailment or amendment of a holiday itinerary. These decisions are made on the basis of ensuring our clients’ safety and will affect all clients on the holiday, regardless of their nationality.

If one of our local experts suggests an amendment due to a situation which develops locally then we may also take the decision to amend an itinerary appropriately.

If we have to cancel your holiday prior to departure you will be offered the option of an alternative trip (where any price difference will either be refunded to or covered by you) or a full refund of the monies paid.

If we have to curtail a holiday, then you will be refunded for any costs for the elements we have been unable to deliver, where we have been able to secure a refund from our suppliers. If we must reroute a holiday, then any basis for refund is determined on a case by case basis and dependent on whether the central holiday experience was provided or not.

Booking activities locally

Additional activities can be booked locally in almost all our destinations. However, as per our booking conditions, we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss incurred through participation in activities which are booked at your destination outside of our holiday itinerary (see our ‘Terms and Conditions’ for further details).

When arranging any such activity please always ensure that safety is your primary concern.

In some of our destinations, you can borrow or hire equipment for use in your free time. You do so entirely at your own risk. You must ensure that you are properly prepared, have the necessary equipment and knowledge (maps, etc) and ensure that where applicable, you follow marked routes. We recommend discussing your plans with the local teams who will be able to advise on the most suitable options for you.

Always let the reception/guide know where you are planning to go and take a torch and mobile phone (with the hotel/guide’s phone number stored). It is also a good idea to leave your contact number and the time you expect to return to the hotel should the hotel need to contact you.

Brexit information for British Passport holders

For the most up to date information on how the UK’s departure from the EU may affect your holiday please click here to view our Brexit information for British Passport holders.

Flight schedule changes and connecting transportation

On your documentation, we will confirm your flight schedule. Sometimes the flight number, routing and timings might change prior to your departure. If the change is classed as a significant change then we will contact you to discuss this. Please see our booking conditions for details.

Flight schedule changes can impact on your pre and post-holiday travel arrangements if these have been booked separately to your holiday. We strongly recommend that you do not book transport (such as trains or transfers), car parking or non-connecting flights to the departure point for your holiday until you have received your final confirmed travel times when your final travel documents are issued. We are not responsible for the effect of any schedule change on your pre or post travel arrangements. We strongly recommend that you do not purchase non-flexible or non-refundable tickets to avoid cancellation and penalty charges.

Booking your own flights - cancellation disclaimer

If you have chosen to book your own flights, then you will need to wait until we confirm to you that the holiday departure has met the minimum numbers required to run (if applicable to your chosen holiday). Once the holiday is guaranteed to run, you will be informed and you can then make your arrangements.

If transfers are included in your holiday, please ensure that any potential flights will be met by our standard transfers (speak to one of our Travel Experts for advice) otherwise private transfer supplements may be applicable. Once your flights are booked, please send us a copy of your detailed flight itinerary.

Please be aware that most tickets are non-refundable in the case of cancellation. For this reason, we strongly advise you check the rules of the ticket and check the limitations of your cancellation insurance before booking. We cannot be held liable, in the unlikely eventuality that we should be forced to cancel or amend your trip, for losses incurred relating to any flight booking you have made.

Terms and Conditions

Our full booking terms and conditions can be found on our website: https://www.artisantravel.co.uk/booking-conditions

Minimum travellers 10, Maximum travellers 20

  • After arriving in Bergen, you will be transferred to Myrkdalen Hotel, located in the heart of Fjord Norway. Once you’re checked in, your evening is free to explore the stunning surrounding nature set amongst a crisp snow-covered haven. Rest up from your travels and re-charge ready for your ski adventure tomorrow.

    Meals included: Dinner

    Included Meals:  Dinner
  • Your first day of Nordic adventure begins with an unforgettable ski excursion with Norway Mountain Guides, your package includes the rental of ski equipment and ski passes which will allow access to ski lifts at Alpine Park. You will ski straight from the hotel towards the slopes combining the breathtaking beauty of Norway's fjords with the thrill of skiing through pristine landscapes. The base in Voss/Myrkdalen boasts an impressive annual snowfall of approximately five meters, providing an ideal setting for a ski adventure. Glide through untouched snow and drink in the crisp mountain air as you experience the best of Norway's natural wonders.

    Return to the hotel to enjoy an evening of après ski consisting of a delicious dinner celebrating local produce in our ala carte restaurant.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • After a short private transfer to beautiful Gudvangen, you will board your unique and gracious vessel, sporting large windows providing panoramic views and unique walkways influenced by the winding trails of the local mountain pathways. You will be encouraged to head to the top deck to savour the magnificent surroundings consisting of frosty colours, snow-kissed mountains and frozen waterfalls. As you take in the scenery, listen to the birds’ melodies in the distance and the crashing of the waterfalls as they break free from the ice. Inside the vessel, expect to find Nordic- inspired interiors and a comfortable setting to relax. The Fjord cruise will last approximately two hours.  

    The adventures don’t stop there! After your mesmerising cruise along the Fjord, you will head, by foot, to Myrdal station, where you will partake in one of the world’s most spectacular (and also steepest!) train journeys; the Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana.) The tracks will meander through the snowy, high mountains heading from the station heading through the Flåm Valley and down to the bottom of the Aurlandsfjord. On this hour-long journey, take in the spectacular, panoramic views of pure, undisturbed, wild Norway!

    The railway was constructed in 1924 and took an arduous sixteen years to complete. The Flåmsbana didn’t open until 1940 as the Nali tunnel alone took over a decade to realise completion.

    After your stunning railway excursion, you will board another train transferring you from Myrkdal to Bergen taking approximately 2.5 hours, and finally a short private transfer from the station to Havnekontoret where you will check in to the Clarion Hotel around 7pm.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Meals:  Breakfast, Dinner
  • Unfortunately, it is time for this Nordic adventure to come to an end. After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport to board your flight home.

    Included meals: Breakfast.

    Included Meals:  Breakfast

Included in price

Myrkdalen Hotel

Nights: 1-2

Located in the heart of Fjord Norway, Myrkdalen is surrounded by breathtaking surroundings and nature in its rawest form. All rooms inside are of international high standard with fresh colour schemes and intricate detailing. Facilities are amazing here, with a conference room, playroom, 2 bars and 3 tasty restaurants to choose from. Myrkdalen prides itself on using local and fresh produce in all its eateries. Situated on the second floor, Nuten restaurant overlooks the stunning snow kissed mountain range outside the hotel. Breakfast in the Nuten provides the perfect start to your day fuelling guests for local exploration. Enjoy homemade sausages, liver pate or local smoked salmon made in the hotels very own smokehouse! In the evenings sit down for a three-course meal, each course using local, seasonal produce as the star ingredient. One guest quoted that “the food tastes very much like the landscape, wild and clean - with hints of fresh surprises.”

Hotel facilities

The hotel has a range of facilities that have been designed to make your stay here as enjoyable as possible.

  • There is free Wi-Fi throughout for guest use, in our experience, we have found it works best in the main reception and dining area
  • All accommodation units have ski-in ski-out proximity to the ski slopes
  • The hotel also three different restaurants covering everything from pizza and pasta to fondue (a skiing necessity!) and a la carte dining. 
  • Room types

Standard double/twin rooms:

Myrkdalen Hotel offers a comfortable and inviting standard double room accommodating up to two guests. Enjoy modern conveniences, with a private bathroom with shower and toilet, a flat-screen TV for entertainment, a practical desk and chair setup, and hair dryer. Take in the fresh mountain air and scenic views from the balcony, a tranquil addition to your room. Rooms come with Wi-Fi access. Myrkdalen’s standard rooms are designed for a cozy and relaxing retreat after a day of exploring the stunning surroundings of Myrkdalen.

 


 

Clarion Havnekontoret

Nights: 3

The Havenekontoret Hotel is a historic hotel located in the heart of Bergen, close to many of the city's top attractions, including Bryggen, the fish market, and the Fløibanen funicular which is featured on your itinerary. The hotel occupies a beautiful 18th-century building that has been carefully restored and renovated to offer modern amenities and comfortable accommodations.

The hotel has 45 rooms, all of which are individually decorated and feature unique design elements that reflect the building's history and character. The rooms are all ensuite and equipped with amenities such as coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and hair dryers.

The Havenekontoret Hotel also features a restaurant and bar, which serves a range of traditional Norwegian dishes and international cuisine. Guests will enjoy a complimentary breakfast and evening buffet each day.

Parking is available at the Havnekontoret but must be paid for locally at the hotel itself.

Room Type

Double room with private bathroom and tea and coffee-making facilities.



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