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The Express Fjord Route

(6 days / 5 nights)

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Big views in a small amount of time

A shorter version of our Classic Fjords Route tour, this road trip takes you from Bergen to Ålesund and back alongside some of Norway’s famous fjords. Your drive offers stunning mountain scenery and impressive roads like the Eagle's Road and Trollstigen. To top it off this amazing Norwegian experience, the tour also includes an overnight cruise on the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage.

6 days / 5 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1425 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Family i, Fjords i, Hurtigruten cruise i

Season

15 May - 30 Sep

Departure

Daily

Driving distance

665/413 km/mi

Itinerary

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

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  • Day 1: Welcome to Bergen

    Arrive to Bergen Airport. For an easy and comfortable way to get to your hotel in central Bergen, we are happy to arrange a private transfer for you.

    Despite being Norway’s second largest city and a major cruise port, Bergen has retained the atmosphere and charm of a small town. Here you’ll find 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, take the one-hour “mini-train” sightseeing tour through the city centre, including such sights as Maria Church, the Rosenkrantz Tower and King Håkon’s Hall as well as a panoramic view of the city from the Fjellveien Road. If you arrive early, we recommend getting the Bergen Card, which provides free travel on all public transport, free admission to museums and sites and discounts on other attractions, sightseeing tours, restaurants and shops.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 2: Experience the Fjords by Car

    Collect your rental car in the morning in Bergen and start your self-drive leg of the trip by heading to Norway’s adventure capital, Voss. There, you can try out one of the many thrilling activities the town and its hinterlands have to offer. Another option is a visit to the beautiful Aurlandsfjord, where you can experience the famously steep train ride between Flåm and Myrdal—a treat for photographers or train enthusiasts alike! Your journey will then continue to Sogndal along the Sognefjord—Norway’s longest and deepest fjord—taking in such sights on the way as the town of Stalheim and Aurlandsdalen.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Sogndal area. 

    Driving distance approx. 252 km / 157 mi.

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  • Day 3: From Glacier Views to Waterfalls

    Drive along the Fjærlands Road towards the Jostedal glacier, mainland Europe’s largest icecap, and make a stop at the Norwegian glacier museum. Then continue your journey along Lake Jølster and through Loen and Stryn to Hellesylt, where you will take the ferry over the Geirangerfjord, considered by many to be the most beautiful fjord in the world. This ride offers magnificent scenery and views of waterfalls like the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Geiranger area. 

    Driving distance approx. 227 km / 141 mi. 

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  • Day 4: Twisty Roads & Cruise from Ålesund 

    From Geiranger, drive up the steep and winding Ørnevegen, “The Eagle Road”, to Eidsdal, where you will take another scenic ferry ride to Linge. If you enjoy twists and turns, you will be very impressed with the drive up Trollstigen, “The Troll Ladder”, one of the most visited attractions in Norway. After passing the high mountains, you will arrive to the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund, where you have some free time to visit the Atlantic Sea Park or enjoy stunning views from Fjellstua, among other optional attractions. Late in the evening, head to the city harbour with your rental car and board the ship for your Norwegian Coastal Voyage back to Bergen.

    Spend the night on board the cruise ship in a comfortable cabin. 

    Driving distance approx. 186 km / 115 mi.
    Departure from Ålesund: 01:00 

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  • Day 5: Morning at Sea, Afternoon in Bergen

    Enjoy breakfast and lunch with spectacular views as the ship weaves through rocky islets and along the fjord-studded coastline en route to its final destination—Bergen. Here you will disembark in the afternoon and return your rental car. Afterwards, the day is totally up to you! This is a great opportunity to catch up where you left off on Day 1, and if you want a bird’s eye view of this colourful city and the surrounding fjords, we suggest taking a ride up to the top of Mount Fløyen on the Fløibanen cable cars.

    Spend the night at a hotel in Bergen.

    Arrival to Bergen: 14:30.

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  • Day 6: Departure 

    For transportation to Bergen-Flesland Airport, you can take the airport bus (Flybussen) from one of the various departure points in the city centre or you can take a taxi directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, you have the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Bergen‘s museums or enjoy a relaxing lunch 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.

Reviews

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

Delightful

The places we stayed were delightful. We felt we experienced a range of well chosen accommodations, with very friendly staff and excellent food. In particular, we really enjoyed Hotel 13?in Bergen and Hotel Union in Geraingerfjord. 

One of the best trips we have taken

Kolbrun was exceptional. She laid out every detail of the trip, provided maps and location of hotels and ferry's we were to cross, and told us what to expect at every stage of the trip. She then followed up while we were traveling to make sure everything was going good. Her selection of hotels was terrific. This was one of the best trips we have taken and Kolbrun is the best representative with a tour group we have used.

Very Impressed

I WAS VERY IMPRESSED BY THE PERSONAL SERVICE AND RAPID RESPONSE TO QUERIES. I AM BASED IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA AND TO BE DEALING WITH AN AGENCY IN ICELAND WAS QUITE SURREAL.  I HAD BETTER SERVICE THAN FROM MY LOCAL TRAVEL AGENT HANDLING THE REST OF MY TOUR. KOLBRUN WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL AND FRIENDLY. WE CANT WAIT TO COME BACK AND SPEND LONGER RATHER THAN THE EXPRESS TOUR.

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

These are in quality four-star hotels or the best hotels available at each location at the time of booking. All rooms are with pri..

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Rental car

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

Toyota Yaris
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Toyota Yaris
or similar.

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

Ford Focus
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Ford Focus
or similar.

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

Audi A3
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Audi A3
or similar.

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

Toyota Rav4
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • M

Toyota Rav4
or similar.

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

Volkswagen Passat SW
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • M

Volkswagen Passat SW
or similar.

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

Toyota Auris Automatic
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

Toyota Auris Automatic
or similar

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

Audi A3 Automatic
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • A

Audi A3 Automatic
or similar.

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

BMW 3-Series Automatic
or similar.

(Limited availability)

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

BMW 3-Series Automatic
or similar.

(Limited availability)

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

Opel Vivaro 6-9s
or similar.

  • x9
  • x4
  • x5
  • M

Opel Vivaro 6-9s
or similar.

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

Volkswagen Passat SW Automatic
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Volkswagen Passat SW Automatic
or similar.

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

Skoda Superb SW Automatic
or similar.

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Skoda Superb SW Automatic
or similar.

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

Price per person from

Approx 1425 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

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

2018

Tour Information

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.
 
Note: Please note that some museums and activities in the countryside might only be available between 15th of June and 15th of August.  
 
50% deposit required: This package requires a deposit payment of 50% of the total price at the time of booking since it contains certain travel arrangements. See details
 
Optional
  • We can arrange a meet-and-greet on arrival at the airport in Bergen plus private transfer to your hotel for an additional fee. Contact us for 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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