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Self-Drive Tours in Norway

Experience a journey of a lifetime with a self-drive tour of Norway, and enjoy every beautiful attraction at your own pace. Our packages include your rental car, all hotels and a hand-noted map. All you need to do is decide on a road trip soundtrack.

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Classic

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

2081EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
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Scenic Norway - Classic

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Norway
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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

1377EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

1377EUR

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Norway
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Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Complete

2374EUR

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14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Complete

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Norway
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Self-drive
16 days / 15 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Grand

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

3180EUR

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Best seller
16 days / 15 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Grand

3180EUR

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Norway
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Complete

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

2826EUR

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View map
14 days / 13 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Complete

2826EUR

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Norway
Self-drive
7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Express

Road Trip & Hurtigruten

1479EUR

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7 days / 6 nights
May - Sep

Scenic Norway - Express

1479EUR

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Norway
Self-drive
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Express

929EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Express

929EUR

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Norway
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Complete

1908EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Norway Fjord Route by Car - Complete

1908EUR

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Norway
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Classic

1780EUR

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10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Classic

1780EUR

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Norway
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Grand

2851EUR

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17 days / 16 nights
May - Sep

Norway Road Trip - Grand

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Norway
Self-drive
5 days / 4 nights
May - Sep

Lofoten Road Trip

2024EUR

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5 days / 4 nights
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Lofoten Road Trip

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Norway, Sweden, 1 more …
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16 days / 15 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Highlights by Car

2473EUR

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16 days / 15 nights
May - Sep

Scandinavian Highlights by Car

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15 days / 14 nights
May - Sep

Amazing Nature, Culture and Kingdoms

1953EUR

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15 days / 14 nights
May - Sep

Amazing Nature, Culture and Kingdoms

1953EUR

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Iceland, Norway, 4 more …
Self-drive, Cruise & Train
33 days / 32 nights
May - Jul

The Great North Tour

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33 days / 32 nights
May - Jul

The Great North Tour

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Norway, Sweden, 2 more …
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12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

A Tale of Four Cities

1799EUR

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12 days / 11 nights
May - Sep

A Tale of Four Cities

1799EUR

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9 days / 8 nights
May - Sep

The Capitals of Scandinavia

1467EUR

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9 days / 8 nights
May - Sep

The Capitals of Scandinavia

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About Your Self Drive Tours

Take the wheel and lead your own journey through the stunning fjords, mountain villages and scenic roads of Norway. Choosing a driving tour means that you will discover Norway unrushed, and on your terms. When you book a self-drive tour with Nordic Visitor, you can expect:

• A dedicated travel consultant who’ll arrange your expedition
• A hand-noted, personalised itinerary and route
24/7 phone support during your adventure for peace of mind
Excellent accommodation at your chosen price point

To start your road adventure with Nordic Visitor, simply follow the following steps:

1. Pick your favourite Nordic Visitor tour
2. Confirm (or customise) your package
3. Check your confirmation email
4. Book your flights
5. Get ready for your trip

Trusted local travel experts

Nordic Visitor has been creating unforgettable travel experiences in Norway since 2005. Our English-speaking consultants test all our packages, so every drive, guesthouse and attraction has been carefully chosen. Their in-depth local knowledge of all things Norway mean you’ll take home unforgettable memories.

Great reviews

Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.

Car insurance included

We believe the journey is just as important as the destination, so when you book our self-drive tours, you’re covered with our Collision Damage Waiver. As well as this, you can enjoy unlimited mileage, and a reliable vehicle from a tried-and-tested rental company.

Stress-free experience

Every aspect of your journey is booked before you arrive, so you can relax in the knowledge that our reliable team have everything in hand. From local accommodation to the rental car, we plan everything and even send you a personalised map with attractions, your accommodation and routes.

Customisable tour options

Each itinerary we create features the best attractions and scenic routes of Norway. But we understand that you have a unique travel wish list. If you want to add days inside or at either end of the tour, we can accommodate this, and we will try our hardest to fit in any specific attractions you want to see.

Secure payments

Established and award-winning, Nordic Visitor has been managing online transactions since 2002 and has a tried-and-trusted payment system. All you need is an initial deposit of 20% (50% if your tour includes the Hurtigruten coastal voyage) and you can rest assured your preferred dates are secured.

OUR DRIVING TOUR REVIEWS

Hear what our wonderful guests have to say about their self drive trips to Norway

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BarbaraUnited States

I thought all the hotels were great, especially in the small towns, staff were friendly and meals were good. We had a... read more

I thought all the hotels were great, especially in the small towns, staff were friendly and meals were good. We had a great experience, my daughter and thoroughly enjoyed the self guided driving tour through rural Norway.

Matthew

We appreciate all the efforts Bjarni went through to make sure that our tour was very enjoyable.  We had many... read more

We appreciate all the efforts Bjarni went through to make sure that our tour was very enjoyable.  We had many upgrades and I believe that Bjarni was instrumental in making those happen.

Both trips with Nordic Visitor have been beyond expectations. They will always be my first choice for traveling in the Northern Countries.

 

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Your Road Trip Highlights

Envision driving through the winding scenic roads of Norway and seeing breathtaking vistas. When you open up your hand marked map, you could soon…

  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Geirangerfjord, and feel the mist of the dramatic Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil waterfalls
  • Drive the exciting National Tourist Routes of Trollstigen, the Atlantic Ocean Road and Eagle Road
  • Stroll through the charming Nordic cities of Oslo and Bergen, and see the modernist “funkis” architecture
  • Take a train ride on the famous Flåm Railway where you’ll travel through wide valleys and observe amazing mountain views
  • Step back in time and see the carefully preserved Flåm Stave Church
  • Explore the scenic fjord landscapes and spot local wildlife along the stunning Sognefjord
  • Enjoy delicious traditional Norwegian fare in the idyllic village of Loen and lovely surrounding fjord
  • View the immense natural landscape of Hardangervidda, the largest national park in Norway
  • Embark on a Hurtigruten cruise along the magnificent Norwegian coast and stop at bustling sea ports such as Kristiansund

Frequently Asked Questions
About Self Drive Tours

In case you have a few questions before booking, we’ve collected and answered the most important ones for your convenience. You can also find more detailed answers and travel ideas in our Norway Travel Guide. Or, if you want to know more about our processes and payment details, check out our FAQ page.

Formed in the Ice age, Norway’s famous fjords are a naturally formed attraction known for deep blue waters, craggy mountain cliffs and local flora and fauna. However, there’s no “best way” to see them as it really depends on how you want to travel.

Our rail and cruise options are self guided, meaning you will have all of the expert help in planning your route and booking hotels and excursions but you have the freedom to travel independently, choosing additional dates, tours and timings as you please.

On the other hand, self-drive options offer greater flexibility. You have the freedom to travel further to attractions, restaurants and areas of interest, meaning you can pack in even more sightseeing on your trip.

However, if you want a local guide to share their knowledge then we’d suggest a escorted small group tour. Unlike many other travel agencies, we choose to keep group sizes to a maximum of 16 people. This gives you more opportunities to interact with your guide and visit the attractions bigger coach tours can’t get to.

Whatever your preference, you can depend on your dedicated travel consultant to help you plan an amazing fjord tour.

Norwegian fjords are a natural formation from the Ice age and have been part of the landscape for almost 12,000 years. Each fjord has its own attractions and features, so it’s difficult to call one out as “the best”. We can, however, give you a list of the most popular fjords that you will see on our self drive tours so that you can decide for yourself.

  • Geirangerfjord
  • Romsdalsfjord
  • Nærøyfjord
  • Sognefjord
  • Nordfjord
  • Hardangerfjord
  • Aurlandsfjord
  • Lysefjord


Before you go see them, why not read our comprehensive blog on the most beautiful fjords in Norway.

The best month to visit Norway depends on what you want to do and see. The summer months are typically pleasant with temperate weather and long days due to the natural phenomenon of the “midnight sun”. These mild weather conditions and extra hours of natural daylight are perfect for outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking.

If the Northern Lights are at the top of your must-see list then visit in the chillier winter months where the long dark nights make it easier to “chase” the lights. You will also get to enjoy yuletide traditions and festive markets full of treats. Check out our wintry Northern Lights packages for more information.

There’s no guarantee that when you visit Norway you will see the Northern Lights as they’re are a naturally occuring attraction. However, we recommend you get away from the light pollution of cities and towns to increase your chances. Be prepared to stay up late as well - the darker the night, the clearer the “ribbons” are. Remember to wrap up warm as it can sometimes take hours for the aurora to appear. For the best tips and our expert advice, read our in-depth blog on the best time and place to see the Northern Lights or to choose a package, see our Northern Lights tours.

Driving in Norway is safe and not difficult providing you follow the rules of the road. Remember to always drive in the right hand lane and keep on dipped headlights throughout your drive. The roads are regularly maintained to a high standard meaning it will be a smooth ride, but be careful when driving in rural mountainous areas as the routes are often winding. We have a handy driving guide to read if you want to learn more about speed limits and parking.

If you think you’d prefer a package using Norway’s excellent public transportation network, why not consider a self guided Fjord cruise and train package. Alternatively, our escorted tours offer an expert guide who’ll do the driving for you.

Using your driving licence in Norway depends on which country you have travelled from. If you’re visiting from the EU/EEA then you can drive for as long as the licence is valid. If you’re visiting from outside of the EU, then to use a rental car you’ll need a valid national driver’s license which has been held for at least one year.

You will need an international driving licence in addition to your national driving licence if:

  • Your licence does not have your photo on it
  • Your licence isn’t written in the Latin alphabet

When you’re driving in Norway, keep to the right-hand side of the road and be sure to keep loose coins on you, should you come across a Norwegian toll road. For more driving information, read our guide.

When you book a self drive tour with Nordic Visitor, your car rental is included, as is our exclusive Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), liability insurance, unlimited mileage and the authorization for one driver. We also absorb the Airport/city surcharge. Read up on our car rental terms and conditions, and check out the cars on our car rental page.

Absolutely! Most of our packages have daily departures from the 15th of May to the end of September. We recommend booking as soon as you can, though, as you will want to secure your ideal dates.

We understand that you may to spend more time exploring the charming fjord villages and modern cities of Norway, this is why we’ve made it easy to extend your visit. Our online system lets you add on days at either side of your tour when booking. However, if want to have more days during the tour, or have already booked but would enjoy a longer stay then contact us to arrange it.

We appreciate that our customers have travel wishlists when they come to Norway, so we strive to include as many must-see attractions and hidden gems as we can into our packages. We’d be delighted to add on days and make adjustments to existing packages, but if you require a specific activity or area, discuss it with your consultant and they will try to build it into your itinerary.

We advise that you book your package first to secure your tour. It may be worth checking potential flights times and prices first, but be aware some airlines and flight booking websites raise their prices between visits, so remember to do research using Private or Incognito mode.

Once your tour is confirmed by email, purchase your flights. If you have missed out on flights, please get in touch with us to change the dates of your tour.

 

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Whether you want to add days, book tickets for the Flåm Railway or upgrade your vehicle, our friendly team is here to help so get in touch today.

 

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