The Southern Coast & Hardangerfjord

Self Drive TourNorway

From $1,595 USD
April 1 - October 31, 2018
6 Days / 5 Nights

The Southern Coast of Norway and the Hardanger Fjord, a 7-day self-drive tour. Explore Stavanger and Rogaland and Hardanger regions, Bergen and Eidfjord.


The Southern Coast of Norway and Hardanger Fjord, a 7-day self-drive tour from Oslo. Explore the bustling capital of Norway, visit Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking-ship Museum. Drive towards the southern coast, "The Norwegian Riviera"; enjoy Kristiansand and Mandal on the Mandalselva river. Continue to Stavanger and Rogaland region; drive from Rosendal via Utne you arrive in Bergen, gateway to the fjords. Return to Oslo via Eidfjord and Honefoss.


April 1 - October 31, 2018


Daily, April 1 - October 31, 2018


  • from $1,595 per person, based on double room
  • from $2,685 single room
  • Supplement for automatic car


  • 5 nights accommodation at 3*/4* centrally located hotels
  • Breakfast buffet daily
  • The domestic ferries for car and passengers as per program:
  • Ferry Lauvvik - Oanes
  • Ferry Hjelmeland - Nesvik
  • Ferry Utne - Kvanndal
  • Car rental class C (Ford Focus or similar), 7 days (168 hours)
  • Pick-up / drop-off Oslo Gardermoen Airport
  • Unlimited mileage, CDW, Theft protection and tax

Not Included

  • International flights and taxes
  • Fue, GPS and other surcharges
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Optional Tours
  • Gratuities
  • Service fee $25

Please note

  • The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving license 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 $100
  • Upgrade to automatic Cat J, type Suzuki S-Cross or similar, single $200

Tour Options

  • Additional nights Oslo
  • Upgrade to higher car category


Arrival at the Oslo Gardermoen airport. 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. Further 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 3 star+ class hotel in Oslo, centrally located

Day 2 OSLO - KRISTIANSAND (B) (200 mi)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure from Oslo and start the tour in the southern part of Norway, "The Norwegian Riviera". This stretch of coast has more sunny days per year than anywhere else in the country, making it a holiday paradise for Norwegians.

Drive via Larvik, an attractive port town, which has a fine maritime museum, and continue to Kristiansand. Southern Norway's largest city is charming with its weathered old homes and pulsating summer atmosphere. The city was built by King Christian IV in 1641 in his characteristic chessboard layout featuring four town "quarters", the centre of the town is an attractive mixture of historic attractions and relaxed seaside atmosphere. Kristiansand's most popular attraction is Kristiansand Dyrepark, which contains five parks of different themes, including a Zoo, a water park and Kardemomme By (Cardamom City, inspired by the Norwegian author and illustrator Thorbjorn Egner).
Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Kristiansand, centrally located


Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Kristiansand and drive to Mandal, 42 km south-west of Kristiansand. This is the southernmost town in Norway which is built on both sides of the Mandalselva river. The town has a country park of 100 hectares and two kilometres of sandy beaches within easy reach. The wooden church of Mandal, built in 1821 and Norway's largest, is worth a visit.

Continue to Stavanger, the cosmopolitan town of the Rogaland region and Norway's 4th largest city. Visit the cathedral (the oldest cathedral in Norway) and Old Stavanger, where you will find Northern Europe's biggest and best preserved concentration of wooden houses, more than 170 houses built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.
Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Stavanger, centrally located


Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Stavanger to explore the Rogaland region.
Ferry Lauvvik-Oanes. Accessible from Stavanger is one of Norway’s most famous
sights, Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock/NB! We recommend for guests to be experienced hikers to go to Preikestolen!). Preikestolen is an amazing flat rock formation standing out above the Lys Fjord, whose sheer rock walls rise as high as one kilometre in places. Hiking up to the Preikestolen gives you an astonishing view of the Lys Fjord from 600 metres above sea level. The tour up takes approx. 2 hours, and is very steep, so don’t forget appropriate footwear and water! Continue towards the Hardanger region, and take the ferry Hjelmeland-Nesvik. 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 5 ROSENDAL – BERGEN (B) (119 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning departure from Rosendal and drive to Utne. Travel by ferry to Kvanndal and continue to the old Hanseatic town of Bergen, capital of western Norway and gateway to the fjords. Drop off rental car at local office. 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 Fløien to admire the magnificent views over the city and the surroundings.
Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Bergen, centrally located

Day 6 BERGEN (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel.