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Norway Road Trip - Classic

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Explore Exquisite Norway by Car

This 10-day road trip leads you to some of the most breathtaking fjord landscapes in Norway. Starting and ending in Oslo, you will get to explore unrivaled scenery along Sognefjord, Geirangerfjord and Hardangerfjord. Attractions include the wondrous waterfalls of Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil, time in the beautiful cities of Bergen and Oslo, as well as the Olympic town of Lillehammer.

10 days / 9 nights

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— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless self-drive experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
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  • Specialists in Norway self-drive holidays
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Tour Highlights

  • Explore the scenic fjord landscapes along Sognefjord and Hardangerfjord
  • Stroll through Norway’s grand capital, Oslo and visit charming Bergen
  • Visit the dramatic deep fjord of Geiranger and explore the charming village
  • Survey the lovely views surrounding Loen
  • Marvel at the magnificent waterfalls Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil
  • Experience the lovely village of Flåm
  • Spend time in the Olympic town of Lillehammer
  • Enjoy the flexibility of a self-drive tour where you can stop along the way

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Classic i, Fjords i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

1344/836 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: WELCOME TO OSLO

    When you arrive at Oslo‘s Gardermoen Airport, make your way into Oslo‘s city centre by taking the express train to Oslo Central Station, or through a private transfer Nordic Visitor will arrange for you (at additional cost). For those arriving early, we recommend exploring Oslo by foot, spending the afternoon at sights including the Royal Palace, Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, Oslo Opera House, and the Aker Brygge area. Other notable attractions include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum and Karl Johans street.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 2: OLYMPIC TOWN OF LILLEHAMMER

    Collect your rental car in the morning and drive to Lillehammer, the host of the 1994 Winter Olympics.

    In Lillehammer you can visit The Norwegian Olympic Museum and the Lysgårdsbakken Olympic arena, the Lillehammer Art Museum, and the Maihaugen open air museum which includes a collection of more than 200 houses from as far back as the 12th century and until today, including the Garmo stave church. After sightseeing, visit one of Lillehammer’s cosy restaurants for a meal and Lillehammer Bryggeri for a local pint of beer.  

    Spend the night in Lillehammer

    Driving distance: 168 km / 105 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours and 30 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 3: GUDBRANDSDALEN VALLEY & GEIRANGERFJORD

    Kick off your morning with a drive north to Geiranger, through the magnificent Gudbrandsdalen valley, which is surrounded by several national parks like Rondane National Park, Breheimen and Reinheimen. Along the way, you will pass the historic village of Lom and the Lom Stave church, one of the largest and most beautiful stave churches in Norway. 

    To survey the surroundings, we recommend visiting Dalsnibba skywalk on your way to Geiranger. It’s Europe’s highest fjord viewpoint by road and you will enjoy sweeping views of Geirangerfjord, as well as across to the mountains and the mighty Blåbreen glacier. After the skywalk, continue to Geiranger through twisty roads and beautiful mountain scenery.

    Spend the night in Geiranger

    Driving distance: 265 km / 165 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 4: GEIRANGERFJORD AT LEISURE

    After breakfast you can spend the morning exploring Geiranger until noon. We recommend soaking in the fantastic fjord scenery during a morning hike or an optional activity like kayaking. For those after some pampering, the nearby spa at Hotel Union is ideal to relax and get a treatment or two, followed by a trip to the chocolate factory in town for a little more indulgence.

    In the afternoon we recommend that you head to Loen on a 65-minute ferry ride, with your car, through the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord where you see famous waterfalls like the Seven Sisters, 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 minutes (without stops and including ferry)

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  • Day 5: LOEN, GLACIERS & FJÆRLAND

    You will kick off your morning in lovely Loen. We recommend an optional activity boarding the magnificent Loen Skylift, a cable car to the altitude of 1011 metres with amazing views of the fjord, or to do some hiking in the region. Your journey will continue south along Jostedal glacier, mainland Europe’s largest icecap and the Fjærlands road. We recommend stopping at the Norwegian Glacier Museum in Fjærland before reaching Sogndal, a village beautifully situated by the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord.

    Spend the night in Sogndal

    Driving distance: 128 km / 80 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 1 hours and 54 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 6: SOGNEFJORD AND FLÅM

    Start the day with a short ferry crossing from Sognefjord towards Aurlandsfjord, an especially beautiful slice of Norway. We recommend a stop at the Stegastein viewpoint for panoramic views before reaching the village of Flåm, where you find the famous Flåm Railway (Flåmsbana), a steep train ride between Flåm and Myrdal - a treat for photographers or train enthusiasts alike!

    After a stop in Flåm, your journey continues to Bergen through villages including Gudvangen, Stalheim and Norway’s adventure capital, Voss before ending the day in Bergen.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

    Driving distance: 237 km / 147 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 7: THE CAPITAL OF THE FJORDS

    Spend the day exploring beautiful Bergen. Here you’ll find Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with remarkably preserved old houses, a lively fish and flower market, cable cars offering stunning views, great museums and more. We recommend riding the Fløibanen Funicular to Mount Fløyen to enjoy stunning views over the city or to take a cable car up Mt. Ulriken. Bergen is surrounded by 7 mountains, so this is an ideal place for hiking.

    For those after some culture, Bergen is known for its museums that cover the city’s history, architecture, music and art and we recommend visiting the Edvard Grieg museum and the KODE art museum, which is Scandinavia’s largest museum for art and music. If you wish to explore the fjords further, optional fjord cruises are available.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 8: HARDANGERFJORD & GEILO

    From Bergen, you will embark on a scenic drive along Hardangerfjord and past Hardangervidda National park, a region of great natural beauty. On your way you will pass the impressive waterfall, Vøringfossen—the highest in Norway with a 182-metre cascade—and the dramatic and narrow Måbødalen valley, along Eidfjord.

    Upon reaching Geilo, we recommend visiting Geilojordet which is an idyllic area with ancient buildings from the 1700-1800's and a lovely place to spend some time exploring.

    Spend the night in Geilo.

    Driving distance: 244 km / 151 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours sand 10 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 9: RETURN TO OSLO

    Before heading back to Oslo, we recommend passing the town of Gol which is known for Gol Stave Church, a Viking village and the Hahaug trolls cave. From Gol, continue to Oslo where you can choose to return the rental car tonight or the next morning. Spend the remainder of the day exploring highlights of Oslo.

    Driving distance: 220 km / 136 mi
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours sand 17 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 10: DEPARTURE FROM OSLO

    For transportation to Oslo-Gardermoen Airport, you can take the Flytoget express train from Oslo Central Station or book a private transfer through Nordic Visitor that will deliver you to the airport directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, take the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Oslo’s many museums or just relax at a café after this amazing journey.

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Map

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