Norwegian Fjords and The Atlantic Highway

Self Drive TourNorway


From $1,650 USD
May - September 2017
7 Days / 6 Nights

Self-drive tour from Bergen to the Norwegian Fjord region. Explore coastal cities along the scenic Atlantic highway, from Alesund to historic Trondheim.

Overview

Start in Bergen to explore the beautiful, rugged west coast of Norway, between Bergen and Alesund. Cross the Sognefjord, pass the scenic Geirangerfjord and Storfjord. Enjoy the Jostedal National Park with Europe's largest glacier, and the Nordfjord, stretching from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier out to the Stadhavet Ocean. Experience glistening fjords, flanked by towering mountains and blue glaciers, along with coastal cities and tiny fjord villages.

Operation

May - September 2017

Departure

Daily, May - September 2017

Price

  • from $1,650 per person in double room
  • from $2,795 single room

Included

  • 6 nights hotel accommodations in centrally located hotels
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • Atlantic Ocean tunnel to Kristiansund
  • Ferry including person and car Kaupanger - Gudvangen
  • Rental car class C, (Ford Focus or similar), 7 days (168 hours)
  • Pick-up/drop-off airport Bergen
  • Unlimited mileage, CDW, Theft protection and tax

Not Included

  • International airfare & Airport taxes
  • Entrance fees or any other services
  • Fuel, GPS and other surcharges
  • Personal insurance / personal items
  • $25 Service fee

Please note

  • 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.
  • Please note all rates and services remain subject to availability.
  • Upgrade to automatic, Cat J, type Suzuki S-Cross or similar, in double room, $85
  • Upgrade to automatic, Cat J, type Suzuki S-Cross or similar, single, $170

Tour Options

  • Additional nights in Bergen
  • Upgrade to higher category car

Day 1 ARRIVAL BERGEN

Arrival to the airport of Bergen. Pick-up your rental car and drive to the center of Bergen, one of the most popular cities of Norway due to the atmosphere. If the arrival time is not late, we recommend a tour in Bergen. Visit the Fish and Flower Market, the old port of Bryggen, and the Hanseatic quarters. It is possible to take a funicular ride to Floien and enjoy a panoramic view of Bergen and its surroundings. Another possibility is to drive through the little islands and villages in the coast line of the region of Bergen. Accommodation at Augustin Hotel Bergen or similar Augustin Hotel Bergen

Day 2 BERGEN - ALESUND (B) (245 mi)

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, depart from Bergen and route to Oppedal. From Oppedal take the ferry to Lavik (not included), crossing the well-known Sognefjord. From Lavik continue on the panoramic route to Forde and Skei and from there to Stryn, along the Jostedal National Park with the famous glaciers, the largest of mainland Europe, on one side and the shores of the Nordfjord on the other. It becomes clear why the Norwegian fjords been designated one of the most attractive destinations in the world, and are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. As you continue, you will pass the Geiranger Fjord and arms of the Storfjord, until you arrive at Orsneset to take the ferry to Magerholm (not included). From Magerholm continue to Alesund, a maritime town famous for its unique, hybrid "Art Nouveau" architecture. Driving distance 245 mi. Accommodation at Quality Hotel Waterfront or similar Quality Hotel Waterfront

Day 3 ALESUND - ATLANTIC HIGHWAY - KRISTIANSUND - TRONDHEIM (B) (225 mi)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departure from Alesund to Vestnes for a ferry across the Long Fjord (Langfjorden) to Molde (not included). From Molde continue north. If time permits, we recommend a visit to the Troll Church, an amazing construction of three limestone grottos with underground waterfalls. To join a trip to the church you will need wellington boots and a torch. It is about an hour and a half walk up a steep path from the car park on the RV 64 road. Afterwards enter the scenic route through the Atlantic Highway, which is referred to as "the most beautiful stretch of road in the world". Drive through the Atlantic Ocean tunnel to Kristiansund, through the city and continue to Kanestraum and take the ferry to Halsa (not included). Continue along fjord and mountains to Trondheim, a charming town with streets between colourful wooden houses and little shops. We recommend a visit to the Nidaros Cathedral (Nidaros Domen). The Cathedral has always played an important role in Norwegian history, especially due to a close connection to the Royal Family. The Norwegian crown jewels are on display in the Archbishop's Palace right next to the cathedral. Driving distance 225 mi. Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Trondheim or similar Comfort Hotel Trondheim

Day 4 TRONDHEIM - OTTA (B) (155 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today the route continues to Rondane, passing Oppdal and the Dovrefjell National Park. Dovrefjell has some of the highest peaks in Norway and living grounds for deers and mooses. Driving distance 155 mi. Accommodation at Thon Hotel Otta or similar Thon Hotel Otta

Day 5 OTTA - SOGNDAL (B) (125 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning leave Rondane and drive through the beautiful valley of Gudbrandsdal to Lom, close to the impressive and famous Jotunheimen National Park. Lom is well-known because of its ancient wooden stave church, one of the biggest in the country and still in use for services. We recommend a stop to pay a visit. Continue to Sogndal on the Sognefjell Road driving along the National Park and on the shores of the Lustrafjorden fjord. Arrival to Sogndal. Driving distance 125 mi. Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Sogndal or similar Quality Hotel Sogndal

Day 6 SOGNDAL - BERGEN (B) (105 mi)

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Kaupanger to take a 2 hours ferry crossing on the Aurland and Naeroyfjords, two of the most famous arms of the Fjord of Sogn. Naeroyfjord is considered among the narrowest and wildest fiords of Norway and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. During the cruise you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks and a variety of wildlife. Disembark in Gudvangen and drive up the Stalheim route, which is the steepest in Northern Europe, for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks and the Stalheim Canyon. Continue to the pleasant lakeside town of Voss. Arrival to the capital of the fjords, Bergen. Driving distance 105 mi. Accommodation at Augustin Hotel Bergen or similar Augustin Hotel Bergen

Day 7 BERGEN DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the airport of Bergen to return your rental car and flight home. End of services.
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