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Norway Fjord Route by Car - Classic

(7 days / 6 nights)

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Drive Along Norway's Dramatic Fjords

This 7-day self-drive tour takes you along some of Norway’s most impressive fjords including Aurlandsfjord, Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord. Starting and ending in Bergen, you will spend the night in charming villages, navigate the twisty Gaularfjellet road, and explore the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord where you see famous waterfalls like the Seven Sisters and the Bridal Veil. Other attractions include the breathtaking viewpoints from Flåm, Balestrand, Loen and the Sognefjellet national tourist route.

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7 days / 6 nights

Price p.p. from

The amount will be charged in EUR

Approx 1431 EUR

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless self-drive experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Specialists in Norway self-drive holidays
  • Great customer reviews 

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Tour Highlights

  • Visit the dramatic fjord of Geiranger, and its surrounding beauty
  • Roam the UNESCO Heritage site, Bryggen in the beautiful town of Bergen
  • See Sognefjord, the largest and deepest fjord of Norway
  • Drive & sail along the impressive Norwegian fjords
  • Experience Flåm and stop at the breathtaking Stegastein viewpoint
  • Explore the national Norwegian Scenic Routes through Gaularfjellet, Aurlandsfjellet and Sognefjellet
  • Bask in the natural beauty of Balestrand
  • Marvel at magnificent waterfalls like the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil
  • Enjoy a road trip with peace of mind with your personal itinerary from a Norway travel expert

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Best Seller i, Classic i, Family i, Fjords i, Honeymoon & Romance i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

920/572 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: ARRIVAL IN BERGEN

    After arriving at Bergen - Flesland Airport, make your way to Bergen’s charming city centre, where your hotel for the night is located. For those arriving early, we recommend spending the afternoon strolling the city and discovering the lovely sights of scenic Bergen. City highlights include the old wharf of Bryggen—a UNESCO World Heritage site, centuries-old houses, a vibrant fish and flower market and an interesting range of museums. For a good overview of Bergen, we recommend taking the “Fløibanen” Funicular up the mountainside, which reveals spectacular views.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 2: EXPERIENCE THE FJORDS BY CAR

    Start the first leg of your self-drive trip by collecting your rental car and heading to Norway’s adventure capital, Voss, which is home to the beautiful Tvindefossen waterfall. Your journey will then continue to Sogndal along the Sognefjord—Norway’s longest and deepest fjord—taking in sights including the towns of Stalheim, before reaching the beautiful Aurlandsfjord and the town of Flåm. We recommend stopping in Flåm and riding the renowned Flåmsbana railway, a steep train ride between Flåm and Myrdal—a treat for photographers or train enthusiasts alike! A stop at Stegastein viewpoint is recommended, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Aurlandsfjord. You will then take a short ferry ride before driving towards Sogndal, where you will spend the night. 

    Spend the night in Sogndal.

    Driving distance: 237 km / 148 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 3: SOGNEFJELLET NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTE & THE SKYWALK

    Today you make your way north along Lustrafjorden to the famous National Tourist Route “Sognefjellsvegen”. This route is the highest and most impressive mountain pass in Northern Europe with a landscape that reveals vast, towering mountains as it passes through the Jotunheimen national park to Lom.

    From Lom, you will continue your journey to Geiranger and pass Dalsnibba, which is Europe’s highest fjord viewpoint by road. There you can enjoy sweeping views of Geiranger, as well as across to the mountains and the mighty Blåbreen glacier. Final destination of the day is Geiranger where you spend the night.  

    Spend the night in Geiranger.

    Driving distance: 233 km / 145 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 4: EXPLORE THE MAJESTIC GEIRANGER FJORD

    After breakfast you can spend the morning on your own, exploring Geiranger until noon. With its fairytale landscape, Geiranger has a lot to offer for nature lovers like snow-covered mountain tops, lush green vegetation and the deep blue fjord. You can hike one of the many trails in the region, go kayaking, take a rib boat safari, relax at the nearby spa or visit the chocolate factory in town.

    In the afternoon we recommend that you take a 65-minute ferry ride, with your car, through the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord where you see famous waterfalls like the Seven Sisters, the Suitor, and the Bridal Veil, along with abandoned fjord farms in the mountains. The sightseeing ferry ends in the small village of Hellesylt where you drive south to Loen.

    Spend the night in Loen.

    Driving distance: 61 km / 38 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours and 30 (without stops)

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  • Day 5: LOEN SKYLIFT & TWISTY ROADS

    Get ready for an especially exciting drive today! This morning, we recommend boarding the magnificent Loen Skylift, a cable car that will transport you to an altitude of 1011 meters with amazing views of the fjord. Next, travel the scenic route of Gaularfjellet where the road twists and turns through nine hairpin bends, revealing jaw-dropping scenery, we recommend a stop at Utsikten where you can admire the panoramic views of towering mountains and lush valleys. 

    The final destination of the day is Balestrand, a village known as an art colony that inspired artists from all over the world for its wonderful light and breathtaking nature. In Balestrand we recommend a visit the Cider house, a family-run organic orchard and cider producer. After, you can do some hiking, relax by the fjord or join an optional rib boat safari.

    Spend the night in Balestrand.

    Driving distance: 190 km / 118 mi.
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 6: JOURNEY BACK TO BERGEN

    Enjoy a relaxed morning in the idyllic village of Balestrand by Sognefjord. Balestrand is a hiking paradise with numerous trails to explore to take in the beautiful natural surroundings. You will board a ferry for a short crossing from Balestrand to Vagnes, passing the village of Vik where you can find Hove Church, the oldest stone building in the Sogn region.

    After the ferry docks, drive along Vik mountain to Myrkdalen, the centre of agriculture for the region, and an area of great beauty. Next, return to Voss and continue to Bergen, where you will spend the evening.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

    Driving distance: 195 km / 121 mi.
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours and 40 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 7: DEPARTURE FROM BERGEN

    When it‘s time for your Norwegian adventure to come to an end, you can either take the airport bus from one of the many departure points in Bergen’s city centre or you can book a private transfer from your hotel to Bergen-Flesland Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can choose to enjoy some last-minute shopping, visit one of Bergen‘s many museums or relax at a café, enjoying the last few moments of this amazing journey.

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Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Accommodation

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

Comfort

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel. All provide breakfast (included in the price).

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Quality

Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of boo..

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Rental car

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

Toyota Yaris (Manual)
or similar.

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  • x2
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Toyota Yaris (Manual)
or similar.

  • Description: Economy
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Manual

Toyota Auris (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • A

Toyota Auris (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Compact
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

Volvo V40 (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
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Volvo V40 (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Economy
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

VW Passat (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
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VW Passat (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Standard Wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

BMW i3-Series (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x5
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BMW i3-Series (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Premium
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 5
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

Audi Q5 (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Audi Q5 (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Full Size SUV
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 3
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

Opel Vivaro (Manual)
or similar

  • x8
  • x4
  • x6
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Opel Vivaro (Manual)
or similar

  • Description: Passenger Van
  • Passengers: 8
  • Suitcases: 6
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Manual

Price per person from

Approx 1431 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

2020

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Tour Information

We recommend that all our travellers read through the following information about driving in Norway, what the tour includes, accommodation, deposit payment and other useful information for your travels.

ABOUT OUR SELF-DRIVE TOURS
This is a self-drive tour, which means you will follow a detailed and personalised itinerary during your road trip in Norway. No dedicated driver or tour guide is included. All accommodation, rental vehicle, and other planned activities or added services will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor (as specified in the itinerary). As this is a self-drive tour, you are welcome to stop when and where you wish on your drive. Except for accommodation and booked activities, other highlights we’ve listed in the itinerary are suggestions based on Nordic Visitor favourites.

For inexperienced drivers who still want to explore and discover Norway, we recommend one of our guided small group tours, where you will have a local, experienced guide leading the way.

ACCOMMODATION
Our team of Norway travel experts carefully selects hotels around the country based on excellent ratings, personal experience and comfort. Please note, that in Norway our room types are based on European standard sizes. For instance, a double bed often consists of two single beds pushed together. Triple rooms include a double bed along with an extra bed, a rollaway or a sofa bed, and a single room is often smaller than the standard double.

DRIVING IN NORWAY
For information on driving in Norway we recommend that you take a look at our online travel guide. There you will find handy information on tolls, ferries, tunnels and more! In general, the roads in Norway are of high standard and are well-maintained. Rural roads are generally two lanes and can be narrow and winding, particularly in mountainous areas. Norwegians drive on the right side of the road.

ARRIVAL/DEPARTURE FROM OSLO
If you are planning on arriving in Oslo, you can add on an extra night in Oslo and/or a direct train from Oslo to Bergen (and return) or you can book a domestic flight from Oslo to Bergen. Please contact your travel consultant for further details.

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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