Explore Norwegian fjords, mountains, villages and cities at your own pace. Drive from Oslo to the Telemark region, Norway's cradle of skiing. Continue to the Hardangerfjord and stay at the romantic village of Rosendal. Drive up the steep Stalheim Canyon road, cross the Sognefjord by ferry; continue along the shores of the Lustrafjord to Skjolden and across the Sognfjellet to Grotli and Geiranger. Enjoy lakes, rivers and waterfalls en route to Bergen.
May - September, 2017
Daily, May - September, 2017
- from $1,975 per person, based on double room
- from $3,395 single room
- 6 nights accommodations, 3*/4* centrally located hotels
- Breakfast buffet daily
- Mini-cruises on Geirangerfjord for car and passengers
- Cruise Gudvangen - Kaupanger
- Cruise Geiranger - Hellesylt
- The domestic ferries for car and passengers according to the program:
- Ferry Skanevik - Utaker
- Ferry Utne - Kvanndal
- Car rental class C (Ford Focus or similar), 7 days (168 hours), manual transmission
- Pick-up airport Oslo / drop-off airport Bergen
- Unlimited mileage, CDW, Theft protection and tax
- International flights and taxes
- Airport transfers
- Fuel expenses and GPS
- Upgrade to higher category car or 4-wheel drive vehicle
- Meals other than mentioned
- Optional Tours
- Service fee $25
- The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving licence for at least 12 months prior to hiring the car.
- Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.
- All rates and services remain subject to availability.
- Upgrade to automatic, Cat J, Suzuki S-Cross or similar, in double room, $90
- Upgrade to automatic, Cat J, Suzuki S-Cross or similar, single, $180
- Additional nights in Bergen or Oslo
- Upgrade to higher category car
Day 1 ARRIVAL OSLO
Arrival to the airport of Oslo Gardermoen. Pick-up your rental car, and drive to the centre of the city. We recommend a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking-ship Museum where the best preserved Viking ships ever found are on display, the Fram Museum where the entire original Arctic exploration ship Fram is exhibited with its original interior and inventory, the Kon-tiki Museum which contains original vessels and objects from Thor Heyerdal's many expeditions or one of the many other interesting sights in Oslo.
Accommodation at Thon Hotel Opera or similar
Day 2 OSLO - THE TELEMARK REGION - SELJORD (140 mi) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning departure from Oslo and travel through the region of Telemark. Its natural scenery, reliable climate and rich cultural traditions make Telemark one of Norway's most popular and well organized holiday destinations. Telemark is world famous for the skiing technique of the same name. Stop en route to visit the wooden stave church in Heddal, the largest of Norway's surviving stave churches. The oldest part of the church, the chancel, dates back to 1147. Continue to Seljord, famous for the sea serpent, Selma, who allegedly lives in Lake Seljord.
Day 3 THE TELEMARK REGION - THE HARDANGER REGION (160 mi) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from the Telemark region to drive towards the beautiful Hardanger area dominated by the Hardanger Fjord, passing the mountains of Haukeli and on route to Rolda. Roldal is a mountain village, 400 metres above sea-level, and the site of a well-known stave church dating from the 14th century.
Drive to Skanevik, also known as "the Pearl of Sunnhordland", and take a ferry to Utaker. Arrival to the romantic village of Rosendal, located by the fjord and home of the Rosendal Baronial Manor.
Accommodation at the Rosendal Fjord Hotel or similar
Rosendal Fjord Hotel
Day 4 HARDANGER REGION - SOGNEFJORD - SOGNE MOUNTAINS (150 mi) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning departure from Rosendal and drive to Utne in the middle of the Hardanger Fjord district. Ferry to Kvanndal, and pass through Voss. Drive up the famous Stalheim road, with its twists and turns up through 13 hairpin bends, the steepest road in Northern Europe, with stunning views of the Sivlefossen and the Stalheimfossen waterfalls.
Continue to Gudvangen by the Naeroyfjord, which is included on UNESCO's World Heritage List, the wildest and most beautiful branch of the Sognefjord. Take the cruise on the Naeroy Fjord and into the Sogn Fjord, known as "the Fjord of the Dreams" to Kaupanger. Continue driving on the shores of the Lustra fjord to Skjolden, located at the innermost part of the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world.
Accommodation at the Skjolden Hotel or similar
Day 5 SKJOLDEN - GEIRANGER - FORDE (225 mi) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning departure from Skjolden and drive up to the mountainous region of Sognfjellet. Pass the wooden stave church in Lom, dating back to the 12th century and still in use as the principal church in Lom. Drive to the village of Grotli and further on to Geiranger by the Geiranger Fjord. The Geiranger Fjord is one of the most famous fjords in the world with the Seven Sisters waterfall and the Suitor (also called The Friar).
In the afternoon take a cruise in the fjord from Geiranger to Hellesylt. From Hellesylt drive the panoramic route along the shores of the Nordfjord to Forde.
Accommodation at the Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel or similar
Scandic Sunnfjord Hotel
Day 6 FORDE - THE VIKA MOUNTAINS - BERGEN (195 mi) (B)
After breakfast departure from Forde, driving towards the Sognefjord to the mountains of Gaular, which rise between Jolster and Sognefjord, constituting an ancient ridge of brooding hills strewn with lakes, rivers and waterfalls. From Dragsvik ferry to Vangsnes (not included), approx. 30 min.
Continue across the amazing Vika mountains, passing the village of Voss. Afternoon arrival in the old Hanseatic town of Bergen, capital of Western Norway and gateway to the fjords. We recommend a tour of Bergen; visit the Fish and Flower Market, the old harbour of Bryggen, and the Hanseatic quarters. It is possible to take a ride on the funicular up to Mount Floien with magnificent views over the city and the surrounding archipelago.
Accommodation at the Augustin Hotel or similar
Day 7 BERGEN DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen, drive to the airport and return the rental car.