From city to mountain

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Experience the diverse cultural richness of Norway in this 5 day short break taking you from the coastal city of Bergen to the mountain tops at Finse

Combine the two locations Bergen and Finse - each with its unique characteristics. Bergen representing the coastal charm and cultural richness, with cityscape characterized by colorful houses lining the waterfront at Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, while Finse provides a remote mountain experience immersed in pristine wilderness. It is best known for being the highest point on the Norwegian railway system, located at an elevation of around 1,222 meters (4,009 feet) above sea level. Finse is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, offering opportunities for explorers of all levels, and those who just needs an excuse to cuddle up indoors.

 

This package includes:

  • 2 nights including breakfast at Opus 16
  • 1 dinner at Opus 16
  • 1 dinner at historic Bryggen Tracteursted
  • 2 nights including breakfast and dinner at Hotel Finse 1222

Day 1: Check-in at Opus 16

 

The evening before the trip, you check in at historical and unique Opus 16 in the heart of Bergen. The hotel is situated in a historical building from 1876, originally built for Bergen Kreditbank. The unique building, locally known as “Banco Rotto”, is a famous landmark in Bergen, and has a distinct brick façade and a characteristic architectonic style. Centrally located in the heart of Bergen, the hotel is perfect for visitors who want to experience the culture and nature of the city. The historical Bryggen, the Fish Market, and the famous Fløybanen, which takes you to the top of Fløyfjellet in just 10 minutes.

 

Enjoy a delicious 3-course dinner in the hotel's restaurant Opus 16, which offers traditional French dishes with Norwegian ingredients. Feel free to book a time for dinner earlier in the day.


 

Day 2: Discover the city between the 7 mountains

Start your day with a cup of coffee and breakfast in the ornate dining hall of Opus 16. After breakfast you are already in the middle of the action as the city of Bergen invites you to it's charm and luxury of this historic city, right outside the hotels front door. Explore Bryggen, the UNESCO World Heritage site known for its colorful wooden houses with a 400 year long history or see the world from above as you take the funicular up Mount Fløyen. Bergen is also home to a great selection of museums such as KODE Art Museum, Bymuseet i Bergen and Bergen Maritime Museum. You can read more about what to see and do in Bergen at Visit Bergen.

 

If you are in Bergen over a weekend, you can also book yourself in for Opus XVI's Afternoon Tea every Saturday. In an elegant setting, guests are served a carefully curated selection of fresh sandwiches, delicate pastries, and moist cakes, beautifully presented on silver trays. With premium tea and attentive service, this traditional ritual creates a relaxing atmosphere and a memorable afternoon.

 

Dinner this evening is enjoyed at Bryggen Tracteursted which is located in the heart of Bryggen in Bergen. The site from 1708 has been reopened with respect for the historic surroundings and is located only a 5 minute walk from Zachariasbryggen. In its historic premises it introduces guests to local specialities. Here, a 5-course seasonal Bergen menu is served.


 

Day 3: Norways most famous train ride and arrival at Finse 1222

 

Take your time to enjoy the luxurious breakfast at Opus 16 before you check out and head towards the train station. We highly recommend you to be at the train station well ahead of your departure time in order to enjoy this classic train station in jugend style, built in 1913. The train ride from Bergen to Finse takes approx. 2,5 hours and is considered one of the prettiest train rides in Norway. See train times and buy your tickets at entur.no

 

As soon as the train arrives at Finse station your mountain adventure begins. Hotel Finse 1222 is perfectly situated at the station, and it's only a few steps to the hotels entrance. This is a historic mountain lodge right in the middle of Hardangervidda, cut of from the world and only accessible by train. This hotel has been accommodating everyone from the great explorers, Sonia Henie, and even the production of "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back". Here the staff welcomes you with a warm smile, comfortable rooms and a tranquil destination unlike anything.

 

Relax for a couple of hours before you make your way to the hotels dining hall for dinner. The culinary experience here combines local ingredients, authentic flavors and a magical atmosphere. The chefs prepare a seasonal menu made from the freshest ingredients possible and with inspiration from the beautiful nature surrounding the hotel. In this intimate dining hall the nature plays the lead role as you look out through the panoramic windows over the mountains and water surrounding the hotel. This is truly the perfect way to end the day.


 

Day 4: Adventures in beautiful and dramatic surroundings

 

Wake up completely recharged and ready to explore Norway at a height of 1222 meters. With its panoramic view over the snow covered landscape, the breakfast gives you an easy start to the morning and the energy for the adventures ahead. The location of the hotel makes it perfect for a great selection of activities; hike or bike in the summer and ski in the winter. Your visit here is not only a comfortable stay, but also a unique opportunity to experience the spectacular nature and rich history within this exclusive destination. Here, there is an activity for anyone all year. The hotel can also arrange guided activities on request, so make sure to explore the opportunities directly with the hotel.

 

If you wish for a more relaxing day, there are many cozy seating areas where you can find tranquility indoors with board games or a good book. The Rallar Museum is also a place worth visiting. The museum is dedicated to the "rallar," the workers who built the railway across the Hardangervidda plateau in the early 1900s. The museum provides an insightful glimpse into their lives and work through exhibitions of tools, photographs, and historical artifacts. Visitors can explore the unique history behind the railway and the life of the "rallar" in this magnificent mountainous region. Outside the museum, the old snowplows and locomotives used in the construction are also displayed.

 

After a few refreshing hours in the magnificent nature and a warm shower, dinner is served in the hotel's restaurant. The chef at Finse creates a new menu every day, where you can choose between meat, fish, or vegetarian options as the main course. Tonight, there is no doubt that you will fall asleep quickly and comfortably.


 

Day 5: Check out and new adventures

 

Enjoy your last breakfast at Hotel Finse 1222 and take one last look at the surroundings before you set of for new adventures. Perhaps you wish to hop on a bike and experience the famous Navvy road to Flåm, or take the train east towards Oslo? Some of the best experiences Norway has to offer is anyways in your path.