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Scenic Norway - Classic

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

(10 days / 9 nights)

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Mountainous bends to dramatic coastlines

Starting and ending in Bergen, this self-guided journey takes you along some of Norway’s most magnificent fjords on your way to the charming cities of Ålesund, Kristiansund and Trondheim. You'll drive on exciting routes like the Atlantic Ocean Road and the twisty Trollstigen pass. To top it off, you will get to explore the fjords by sea as the tour also includes an overnight cruise on the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage, one of Europe’s top attractions.

10 days / 9 nights

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Approx 2081 EUR

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— 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
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Tour Highlights

  • Sail along the Norwegian coast on a famous Hurtigruten cruise
  • Visit the dramatic deep fjord of Geiranger, and its surrounding beauty
  • Drive the scenic Atlantic Ocean Road
  • Roam the UNESCO Heritage site, Bryggen in the beautiful town of Bergen
  • Visit Sognefjord, the largest and deepest fjord of Norway
  • Enjoy twists and turns through the dramatic Trollstigen road
  • Pass Flåm where you can stop and enjoy optional activities like riding the Flåm railway
  • Visit the capital of the Vikings, Trondheim and the Nidaros Cathedral
  • 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, Culture and History i, Fjords i, Honeymoon & Romance i, Hurtigruten cruise i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

904/562 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 city centre, where your hotel for the night is located. For those arriving early, we recommend spending the afternoon strolling the city and exploring the lovely sights of scenic Bergen. City highlights include the old wharf of Bryggen—a UNESCO World Heritage site, an interesting range of museums, as well as the city’s vibrant fish and flower market. 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: SCENIC FJORDS & NATIONAL PARKS

    Today you have a short drive ahead of you and a full day to explore. Drive along the Fjærlands road towards the Jostedal glacier, which is mainland Europe’s largest icecap. We recommend stopping at the Norwegian glacier museum to learn more about the geology of the region. Before you reach the quaint village of Loen, you will drive along the magnificent Nordfjord and enjoy the dazzling turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, vast glaciers and steep mountains.

    For those that want the ultimate panoramic view over the region, the Loen skylift is a must. The skylift takes you to the top of Mt. Hoven where you can take enjoy the magnificent views of the fjord landscape and Jostedalsbreeen National park.

    Spend the night in Loen.

    Driving distance: 128 km / 80 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 4: EXPLORE GRAND GEIRANGERFJORD

    Today your journey will take you to the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord. Board the 90-minute ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger, where you learn about the wondrous waterfalls, and deep history and diverse geology of the Geirangerfjord. You will have spectacular scenic views during the ferry ride, as the ferry captain navigates the deep fjord.

    With its fairytale landscape, Geiranger has a lot to offer nature lovers like snow-covered mountain tops, delicate waterfalls like the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil, lush green vegetation and the deep blue fjord. For panoramic views of the fjord, we recommend driving up to Flydalsjuvet.

    Spend the night in Geiranger.

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

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  • Day 5: DRIVE THE EAGLE ROAD & TROLLSTIGEN

    Get ready for some especially exciting drives today! From Geiranger, drive up the steep and winding Ørnevegen, known as “the Eagle Road”, to Eidsdal, where you will take a short ferry ride to Linge. If you enjoy twists and turns, you will be very impressed with the drive up Trollstigen, “the Troll Ladder”, which is one of the most visited attractions in Norway. 

    After passing towering mountains along the drive, you will reach Ålesund, a captivating city that was almost completely destroyed and rebuilt after a great fire in 1904. Therefore, it looks very different from any other Norwegian town with its Art Nouveau architecture. The myriad of turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation give the town its distinctive character, like something out of a fairytale. Here you also have the opportunity to visit the Atlantic Sea Park and enjoy stunning views from Fjellstuen.

    Spend the night in Ålesund.

    Driving distance: 191 km / 119 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours and 40 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 6: THE ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD

    After breakfast at your hotel in Ålesund, get behind the wheel and drive to Vestnes, soaking in the scenery along the way. You will then board a ferry for a short ride to Molde before driving to the small fishing village of Bud. This charming town has historical significance as it was the centre of trading in the 16th and 17th centuries between Bergen and Trondheim. From there you will drive on the Atlantic Ocean Road, with the vast sea on one side and majestic snow-clad mountains on the other. End the day in Kristiansund, a cute city built on five islands with beautiful views from its natural harbour.

    Spend the night in Kristiansund. 

    Driving distance. 179 km / 111 mi. 
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours and 40 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 7: TRONDHEIM - THE CAPITAL OF THE VIKINGS

    Continue north towards Trondheim, the "Capital of the Vikings". The day is free for you to explore this vibrant port city that was once the capital of Norway during the Viking Age, back when the city was called Nidaros. Here you will find the remarkable Nidaros Cathedral—with architecture to rival Paris’s Notre Dame, as well as countless other attractions like the Ringve Museum and Gardens, the Trøndelag Folk Museum, Munkholmen, the Old town bridge, and the charming neighbourhood of Bakklandet by the old wharf.

    Spend the night in Trondheim. 

    Driving distance: 197 km / 123 mi. 
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 8: Exploring The Coastline Of Norway

    Today, you board a Hurigruten cruise ship to discover the martitime beauty of Norway. You will head to Trondheim‘s harbour to board the ship for the Norwegian Coastal Voyage, which will set sail along the Trondheim Fjord and past Hitra Island. The ship will weave along inlets exposing the raw beauty of wide fjord.

    In the evening, the boat will dock at the city of Kristiansund and the town of Molde. This journey passes through some breathtaking coastal landscapes, and the final port of the day is a brief stop in Ålesund, after midnight.

    Spend the night in a private cabin on the cruise ship.

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  • Day 9: SAIL TO HISTORIC BERGEN

    During the night, the ship calls at Torvik, Maløy, and Florø coming within view of its final destination—Bergen. Here you will disembark in the early afternoon to enjoy some leisure time and to drop off the rental car either this evening or tomorrow morning. In Bergen, can take time to explore attractions you didn‘t have time to visit at the beginning of your trip, or spend some time shopping or visiting a cafe or two.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 10: 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 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.