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Majestic Highlights of Norway

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Views that will stop you in your tracks

You’ll be pulling to the side of the road for many photos on this road trip! This exciting self-drive tour gives you the opportunity to experience many of the biggest attractions in Norway. Your carefully crafted route takes you along scenic valleys, grand glaciers and stunning fjords, and includes such highlights as Bergen, Geirangerfjord, Jostedal Glacier, Ålesund, Lillehammer and more.

Type

Self-Drive

Interest

Culture and History, Fjords

Season

15 May - 30 Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

1605/997 km/mi

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Highlights Just a few of the majestic sights you’ll take in while in Norway.

Itinerary

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

  • 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.

    If you arrive early, we suggest buying an Oslo Pass for free travel on all public transit along with free admission to over 30 museums and attractions plus special offers on entertainment, restaurants, shops and more. The pass can be purchased at tourist information centres or at most hotels and major attractions in the city.

    Spend the night at a hotel in central Oslo. 

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  • Day 2:    The Scenic Mountain Valley

    In the morning, collect your rental car in Oslo and start your journey through the Hallingdal Valley on your way to Geilo, a charming mountain village. On this scenic drive, you will travel past steep ski hills, through beautiful forests and over plateaus with great views.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Geilo. 

    Driving distance approx. 240 km / 149 mi.

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  • Day 3:  The Magnificent Hardangerfjord

    From Geilo, you will continue the journey to Bergen. The drive will take you past the Hardangervidda National Park to the inner parts of beautiful Hardangerfjord, with its spectacular views. On your way you will pass such highlights as the impressive waterfall, Vøringfossen—the highest in Norway, with a 182-metre cascade—and the dramatic and narrow Måbødalen valley, along Eidfjord.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Bergen. 

    Driving distance approx. 240 km / 149 mi. 

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  • Day 4:  Bergen, the World Heritage Site 

    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. 

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  • Day 5:  The World’s Longest and Deepest Fjord

    The day will start by heading to Norway’s adventure capital, Voss. In Voss, you can try out one of the many thrilling activities the town and its hinterland have to offer. Another option would be to visit the beautiful Aurlandsfjorden, to experience the truly enjoyable train ride between Flåm and Myrdal. Your journey will continue as you head on to the Sognefjorden—Norway’s longest and deepest fjord—taking in such highlights as the town of Stalheim and Aurlandsdalen, before reaching Sogndal, your final destination of the day.

    Spend the night at a hotel in the Sogndal area. 

    Driving distance approx. 240 km / 149 mi. 

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  • Day 6:  Glacier and Geirangerfjord

    Head out for another exciting day in the fjords and mountains of Norway. From Sogndal, drive the Fjærlands Road to see the graceful Jostedal Glacier, mainland Europe’s largest icecap. Then continue via Lake Jolster, Loen and Stryn to Hellesylt, where you will take the ferry on the lovely 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.

    Spend the night at a hotel in the Geiranger area. 

    Driving distance approx. 210 km / 130 mi. 

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  • Day 7:  Ålesund’s beautiful Art Nouveau architecture 

    Enjoy a relaxing morning in Geiranger before taking the shortest road across Nordalsfjorden, and along Storfjorden to Ålesund. Spend the rest of the day exploring the beautiful Art Nouveau architecture in the city centre, or visiting the Atlantic Sea Park. If you want to learn more about the history of the town, visit the Sunnmøre Museum or the Jugend Center Museum. You should also walk the stairs up to the city mountain Aksla, to enjoy the stunning view from Fjellstua.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Ålesund. 

    Driving distance approx. 110 km / 68 mi.  

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  • Day 8:  Gudbrandsdalen and the Olympic Town of Lillehammer

    Drive from Ålesund through Gudbrandsdalen to Lillehammer, the host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. In Lillehammer, you can visit the Maihaugen open-air museum, the Olympic Museum and/or the Lysgårdsbakken Olympic Arena. 

    Spend the night at a hotel in Lillehammer. 

    Driving distance approx. 380 km / 236 mi.  

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  • Day 9:  Oslo, the End of Line

    Start the day in Lillehammer and then drive to Oslo, to close the circle. In Oslo, you can spend the rest of the day visiting Frognerparken, the Holmenkollen ski jumping arena, or just relax and enjoy a good meal at one of the capital’s many fabulous restaurants.

    Spend the night at a hotel in central Oslo. 

    Driving distance approx. 185 km / 115 mi.

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  • Day 10:  Departure

    For transportation to Gardermoen Airport, we recommend taking the Flytoget airport express train from Oslo Central Station. If your flight is in the afternoon, you have more opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Oslo’s many museums or just relax at a café after this enjoyable holiday.

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Map

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

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Barbara, United States

Majestic Highlights of Norway, August 2014

Everything went smoothly

Really enjoyed the historic hotels. Everyone was friendly. Easy to work with Bjarni. He made excellent choices for our hotels. Everything went smoothly.

Diana, United States

Majestic Highlights of Norway, June 2013

Nordic visitor made everything stress-free

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip.....Nordic visitor made everything stress-free. It was great to be able to pick up our rental car and check into accommodations, simply by handing them our reservation paper. All accommodations were very clean, comfortable, great breakfasts and most had a beautiful Norway view!

 

David, United Kingdom

Majestic Highlights of Norway, July 2014

Pleased with the whole experience

I was very pleased with the whole experience. My thanks to Kolbrun who was always quick to reply to my emails and questions. She was very helpful throughout. I liked the hotels selected and the locations they were in. Overall the holiday was a great success and I am sure at some stage we will book another holiday through yourselves.

Ann, United States

Majestic Highlights of Norway, September 2015

Wonderful service

Our trip could not have been any better thanks to you and your services.  Sara was excellent in helping us to complete our trip.  Also we made a mistake in our days and we needed 2 extra nights stay and they were taken care of right away and were excellent hotels.  Your choice of hotels could not have been any better.  We will be meeting with a friend here that has a travel agency and will be telling her about you and your wonderful service. Thank you for making our trip so enjoyable.
We found all the people we were in contact  most helpful and friendly.
 
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Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

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Quality

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey, in the rental car of your choice.

VW Up
or similar

VW Up
or similar

  • Type: A
  • Passengers: 4
  • Suitcases: 1
  • Doors: 3
  • Operation: Manual

Ford Fiesta
or similar

Ford Fiesta
or similar

  • Type: B
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 4
  • Operation: Manual

VW Golf
or similar

VW Golf
or similar

  • Type: C
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Manual

Hyundai i40
or similar

Hyundai i40
or similar

  • Type: D
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Manual

Toyota Auris
or similar

Toyota Auris
or similar

  • Type: E
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Manual

VW Golf (Automatic)
or similar

VW Golf (Automatic)
or similar

  • Type: F
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 3
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Ford Focus Stv.
or similar

Ford Focus Stv.
or similar

  • Type: G
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 3
  • Doors: 4
  • Operation: Manual

Skoda Octavia
or similar

Skoda Octavia
or similar

  • Type: H
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 4
  • Doors: 4
  • Operation: Manual

Audi A6 Stv.
or similar

Audi A6 Stv.
or similar

  • Type: I
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 3
  • Doors: 4
  • Operation: Automatic

Hyundai IX35
or similar

Hyundai IX35
or similar

  • Type: J
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 3
  • Doors: 4
  • Operation: Manual

Opel Vivaro 8-9A
or similar

Opel Vivaro 8-9A
or similar

  • Type: K
  • Passengers: 9
  • Suitcases: 5
  • Doors: 4
  • Operation: Manual

Everything about this tour

Optional 
• For easier navigation, we recommend that you rent a GPS navigation system or bring your own with you. Nordic Visitor offers its customers a GPS for an additional fee of €75. Contact us for further information
• Meet-and-greet on arrival at the airport in Oslo and private transfer to your hotel for an additional fee of € 240. Contact us for details
 
Booking
• We recommend booking at least three weeks in advance.
• Extra nights can be added to this package on request. 
 
Note
• This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodations, rental car and train or cruise travel (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train or cruise departure points by the specified times.
 
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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