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Express Norway

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Good things come in small packages

You could spend months or even years discovering Norway’s gems, but for the rest of us on a tight schedule this short but comprehensive road trip ticks a lot of boxes on your “must-see” list. From Oslo, drive over mountains to the fjords, taking in famous attractions like the beautiful Geirangerford, the Olympic town of Lillehammer, Jostdalsbreen Glacier and the city of Bergen.

Type

Self-Drive

Interest

Best Seller, Culture and History, Fjords

Season

15 May - 30 Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

1439/894 km/mi

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Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: The Capital of Norway

    Arrive to Gardermoen Airport in Oslo. For an easy and comfortable way to get to your hotel in central Oslo, we are happy to arrange a private transfer for you 

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  • Day 2: Scenic Journey through Forested Dales

    In the morning, collect your rental car in Oslo and start your journey along the shores of Tyrifjord towards Hallingdal on your way to the charming town of Geilo. On this scenic drive, you will travel past steep ski hills, through beautiful forests and over plateaus with great views. From Geilo, your drive continues to Lofthus, taking in such sights as the impressive Vøringfossen waterfall—the highest in Norway—and the dramatic and narrow Måbødalen valley along Eidfjord.

    Spend the night at a hotel in the Lofthus area. 

    Driving distance approx. 348 km / 216 mi

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  • Day 3: Dynamic Culture in Bergen

    From Lofthus, take the shortest road to Bergen, the capital of the fjords, to spend the day there. Bergen is a wonderful city, full of life and culture. In this “must-visit” city, you will find Bryggen, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site; exceptional old houses; a vibrant fish and flower market; cable cars offering stunning views; great museums; dynamic culture, and more.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Bergen. 

    Driving distance approx. 162 km / 100 mi.

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  • Day 4: Graceful Glaciers and Grand Fjords

    The day will start by heading to Norway’s adventure capital, Voss , then continue to cross the magnificent Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord. From Sognefjord, head north and continue to Fjærlands Road, where you will see the graceful Jostedal Glacier, before reaching Loen, your final destination for the day. 

    Spend the night at a hotel in the Loen area. 

    Driving distance approx. 348 km / 216 mi. 

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  • Day 5: Wild Waterfalls in Geiranger Fjord

    Start the day by driving to Hellesylt, where you will take the ferry on the Geirangerfjord, which can easily be considered the most beautiful fjord in the world. Here you will find magnificent and impressive waterfalls, such as the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil. From Geiranger you will head on to Lom, a lovely town situated in the heart of Jotunheimen. In Lom you will find one of the few remaining stave churches in Norway and a geological museum that is well worth a visit.

    Spend the night at a hotel in the Lom area. 

    Driving distance approx. 205 km / 127 mi.

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  • Day 6: Enjoy an Olympic Town

    After a good breakfast, you will take on a full day’s drive, from Lom back to Oslo. On your way to the capital, you will be able to stop at the Olympic town of Lillehammer. End the long but satisfying day by enjoying a good evening meal in one of Oslo’s many fabulous restaurants.

    Spend the night at a hotel in central Oslo. 

    Driving distance approx. 381 km / 237 mi.

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  • Day 7: Departure Day

    For transportation to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or a taxi directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, take the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, a visit one of Oslo’s museums or a relaxing lunch at a café after this amazing journey.

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Map

Here’s a map of Norway, to help put things in perspective.