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Norwegian Fjords and the Atlantic Highway Tour

Self Drive in Norway

7 Days / 13 locations in Norway

Your self-drive tour will take you along the beautiful Norwegian coastline from Bergen to one of the most unique highway in the world, the Atlantic Highway!

Itinerary

 
Day 1     Bergen
Accommodation: Augustin Hotel

Arrival to the airport of Bergen. Pick-up your rental car and drive to the centre of Bergen, one of the most popular cities of Norway due to the atmosphere. If the arrival time is not late, we recommend a tour in Bergen. Visit the Fish and Flower Market, the old port of Bryggen, and the Hanseatic quarters. It is possible to take a funicular ride to Fløien and enjoy a panoramic view of Bergen and its surroundings. Another possibility is to drive through the little islands and villages in the coast line of the region of Bergen. Accommodation at Hotel Augustin or similar

 
Day 2     Bergen - Oppdal - Forde - Alesund
Accommodation: Quality Hotel Waterfront
Meals: Breakfast

BERGEN - ÅLESUND (390 KM)

After enjoying your breakfast at the hotel, depart from Bergen and route to Oppedal. From Oppedal take the ferry to Lavik (not included), crossing the well-known Sognefjord. From Lavik continue on the panoramic route to Førde and Skei and from there to Stryn, along the Jostedal National Park with the famous glaciers, the largest of mainland Europe, on one side and the shores of the Nordfjord on the other. Once again it becomes clear why the Norwegian fjords been designated one of the most attractive destinations in the world. As you continue, you will pass the Geiranger Fjord and arms of the Storfjord, until you arrive at Ørsneset located at the shore of Storfjord to take the ferry to Magerholm (not included). From Magerholm continue to Ålesund, a maritime town famous for its unique, hybrid “Art Nouveau” architecture. Accommodation at Quality Hotel Waterfront or similar

 
Day 3     Alesund - Atlantic Highway - Kristiansund - Trondheim
Accommodation: Comfort Hotel Trondheim
Meals: Breakfast

ÅLESUND – THE ATLANTIC HIGHWAY – KRISTIANSUND -TRONDHEIM (365 KM)

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before departure from Ålesund to Vestnes for a ferry cross the Long Fjord (Langfjorden) to Molde (not included). From Molde continue north. If time permits, we recommend a visit to the Troll Church, an amazing construction of three limestone grottos with underground waterfalls. To join a trip to the church you will need wellington boots and a torch. It is about an hour and a half's walk up a steep path from the car park on the RV 64 road. Enter the scenic route through the Atlantic Highway, which is referred to as “the most beautiful stretch of road in the world”. Drive through the Atlantic Ocean tunnel to Kristiansund, through the city and continue to Kanestraum and take the ferry to Halsa (not included). Continue along fjord and mountains to Trondheim, a charming town with streets between colourful wooden houses and little shops. We recommend a visit to the Nidaros Cathedral (Nidaros Domen). The Cathedral has always played an important role in Norwegian history, especially due to a close connection to the Royal Family. The Norwegian crown jewels are on display in the Archbishop’s Palace right next to the cathedral. Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Trondheim or similar

 
Day 4     Trondheim - Rondane - Otta
Accommodation: Norlandia Otta Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

TRONDHEIM –OTTA (250 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today the route continues to Rondane, passing Oppdal and the Dovrefjell National Park. Dovrefjell has some of the highest peaks in Norway and living grounds for deers and mooses.

Accommodation at Norlandia Otta Hotel or similar

 
Day 5     Otta - Lom - Sogndal
Accommodation: Quality Hotel Sogndal
Meals: Breakfast

OTTA – SOGNDAL (205 KM)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning leave Rondane and drive through the beautiful valley of Gudbrandsdal to Lom, close to the impressive and famous Jotunheimen National Park. Lom is well-known because of its ancient wooden stave church, one of the biggest in the country and still in use for services. We recommend a stop to pay a visit. Continue to Sogndal on the Sognefjell Road driving along the National Park and on the shores of the Lustrafjorden fjord. Arrival to Sogndal.

Accommodation at the Quality Hotel Sogndal or similar

 
Day 6     Gudvangen - Stalheim - Bergen
Accommodation: Augustin Hotel
Meals: Breakfast

SOGNDAL– BERGEN (165 KM)

After breakfast at the hotel drive to Kaupanger to take a 2 hours ferry crossing on the Aurland and Nærøyfjords, two of the most famous arms of the Fjord of Sogn. Nærøyfjord is considered among the narrowest and wildest fiords of Norway and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. During the cruise you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks and a variety of wildlife. Disembark in Gudvangen and drive up the Stalheim route, which is the steepest in Northern Europe, for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks and the Stalheim Canyon. Continue to the pleasant lakeside town called Voss. Arrival to the capital of the fjords, Bergen.

Accommodation at Rica Hotel Bergen or similar

 
Day 7     Bergen
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the airport of Bergen to return your rental car and flight home.

 

Notes

The minimum age to rent a vehicle is 25 years and drivers must have held a driving licence for at least 12 months prior to hiring the car. The price includes unlimited mileage, Collision Damage Waiver, Theft protection and tax. Petrol, GPS and other surcharges are not included.

Payment by voucher, but the client must guarantee with own credit card when picking up car.

Price Includes
4 Nights Accommodations Including Breakfast
Ferry Kaupanger - Gudvangen
Car Rental Cat. ‘bc (type Ford Focus or Similar), 5 Days (120 Hours) Airpor
Atlantic Ocean Tunnel to Kristiansund
ROB-1269