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Norway Grand Tour

(12 days / 11 nights)

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Top cities, fjords & the Atlantic coast

This is more than a road trip—it’s an adventure! Follow a route along many of Norway’s top attractions, including the stunning fjords, the central highlands and picture-perfect towns like Bergen, Trondheim and Røros. You’ll encounter waterfalls, glaciers, UNESCO World Heritage sites, hair-raising mountain roads and dramatic coastlines all in one road trip.

Type

Self-Drive

Interest

Culture and History, Fjords

Season

15 May - 30 Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

2090/1299 km/mi

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Itinerary

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

  • Day 1: Arrival/Oslo

    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: Scenic Drive through Hallingdal

    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. 219 km / 136 mi.

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  • Day 3: High Falls and Mountain Views

    From Geilo, you will continue the journey to Bergen. The drive will take you past the Hardangervidda National Park to the inner parts of the 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. 243 km / 151 mi. 

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  • Day 4: Wonderful Bergen

    The day starts in Bergen, which 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. From Bergen, your journey will continue as you head on to the Sognefjorden—Norway’s longest and deepest fjord—passing such highlights as the towns of Stalheim, Voss and Flåm before reaching Sogndal, your final destination for the day.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Sogndal area.

    Driving distance approx. 252 km / 157 mi. 
     

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  • Day 5: Grand Glacier and Gorgeous Fjord

    Drive the Fjærlands Road to see Jostedal Glacier, “mainland Europe’s largest icecap”, and visit the Norwegian glacier museum. Then continue via Lake Jølster, 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. 227 km / 141 mi.

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  • Day 6: Eagles and Trolls 

    From Geiranger, you will drive up Ørnevegen, or the “Eagles’ highway”, to Eidsdal, where you will take the ferry to Linge. Then head east for the dramatic drive up Trollstigen, the “Troll Ladder”, which is one of the most visited attractions in Norway. After viewing the high mountains encircling Trollstigen, you will continue to the captivating town of Ålesund. 

    Spend the night at a hotel in Ålesund. 

    Driving distance approx. 186 km / 115 mi.
     

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  • Day 7: Fairytale in Ålesund

    Relax and enjoy the day in the fishing and ferry town of Ålesund. The town was rebuilt in 1904 after a terrible fire, and is therefore distinctively different from any other Norwegian town, with its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. The myriad of turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation give the town its distinctive character, which is like something from a fairytale. Here you have the opportunity to visit the Atlantic Sea Park and enjoy the stunning views over the town from Fjellstua. 

    Spend the night at a hotel in Ålesund. 

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  • Day 8:  The Capital of the Vikings

    Drive to Vestnes and take the ferry to Molde, then head to the fishing village of Bud, which in the 16th and 17th centuries was the most important trading center between Bergen and Trondheim. You will take the Atlantic Ocean Road, with the vast and boundless ocean on one side, and majestic snow-clad mountain peaks towering on the other. Trondheim is the original capital of Norway, and until the 16th century, Trondheim was known as Nidaros. Here you will find Nidaros Cathedral, which is one of Scandinavia’s largest buildings from the middle ages.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Trondheim. 

    Driving distance approx. 378 km / 235 mi.

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  • Day 9: Røros, a World Heritage Site

    Today you will head southeast, close to the Swedish border, to explore the World Heritage-listed village, Røros. Røros is a beautiful gem with a charming atmosphere, lovely houses and delightful tiny streets and alleys. 

    Spend the night at a hotel in Røros. 

    Driving distance approx. 154 km / 96 mi. 

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  • Day 10: The Lure of Lillehammer 

    From Røros, drive south 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. 259 km / 161 mi. 

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  • Day 11: Back to Oslo

    Leave the Olympic village after you have seen and enjoyed all the best Lillehammer has to offer. On you way to Oslo, stop at Hamar to visit Vikingskipet, the impressive ice rink built for the Olympics. Enjoy the rest of the day in the capital. 

    Spend the night at a hotel in central Oslo. 

    Driving distance approx. 185 km / 115 mi. 

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  • Day 12: 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.

Suzanne, Australia

Norway Grand Tour, August 2014

Wonderful travel experience

Thanks Helena for a hassle-free booking process and wonderful travel experience.

David, United States

Norway Grand Tour, July 2013

Excellent tour, exceeded expectations

Norway Grand Tour was excellent. The hotels booked were wonderful and the service was great. The whole experience with Nordic exceeded expectations!

David, United States

Norway Grand Tour, August 2013

Norway Grand Tour was excellent

Kolbrun was great and always was very responsive to request or email. I would recommend her service to anyone. Norway Grand Tour was excellent. The hotels booked were wonderful and the service was great. The whole experience with Nordic exceeded expectations!

Brian, Canada

Norway Grand Tour, July 2013

Very enjoyable

Our entire experience with Nordic Visitor was very enjoyable. Thank you for all your assistance.

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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.

Toyota Yaris
or similar

Toyota Yaris
or similar

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

Ford Focus
or similar

Ford Focus
or similar

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

Audi A3
or similar

Audi A3
or similar

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

Toyota Rav4
or similar

Toyota Rav4
or similar

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

Volkswagen Passat SW
or similar

Volkswagen Passat SW
or similar

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

Suzuki S-Cross Automatic
or similar

Suzuki S-Cross Automatic
or similar

  • Type: J
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Audi A3 Automatic
or similar

Audi A3 Automatic
or similar

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

BMW 3-Series Automatic
or similar

BMW 3-Series Automatic
or similar

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

Audi Q5 Automatic
or similar

Audi Q5 Automatic
or similar

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

Opel Vivaro 6-9s
or similar

Opel Vivaro 6-9s
or similar

  • Type: N
  • Passengers: 9
  • Suitcases: 5
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Manual

Volkswagen Passat SW Automatic
or similar

Volkswagen Passat SW Automatic
or similar

  • Type: O
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Skoda Superb SW Automatic
or similar

Skoda Superb SW Automatic
or similar

  • Type: P
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

Everything about this tour

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.
 
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. 
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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