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Norwegian Fjords Self Drive Tour
Self Drive in Norway
What better way to see the best of Norway's fjord country than a driving tour?! This tour offers views over the most spectacular fjords, Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord and everything in between - beginning and ending in Oslo. Do you need more time, tell us and we will customize the tour!
Arrival Oslo Gardermoen Airport, pick up rental car and drive to hotel for check-in.
Accommodation at Comfort Hotel Borsmarken or similar
GEILO â€“ LOFTHUS (370 km)
Breakfast at the hotel After breakfast departure from Oslo, driving via HÃ¸nefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the tourist resort town of Geilo. Cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering VÃ¸ringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180 m. Descend the amazing MÃ¥bÃ¸dal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord and along the fjord to the small village of Lofthus.
Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Ullensvang or similar
LOFTHUS â€“ BERGEN (169 km)
Breakfast at the hotel and ferry crossing Kinsarvik â€“ Utne â€“ Kvanndal. Drive along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Ã˜ystese and Norheimsund, arriving in Bergen around midday. Pick up your Bergen Card, giving you free entrance or discounts at museums, the funicular to Mt. FlÃ¸ien, for the best views of the city and fjords way below, regular city tours etc. We also recommend time to just enjoy the special Bergen charm at the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter.
Accommodation at Hotel Augusti or similar
BERGEN - FLÃ…M â€“ LEIKANGER (200 km)
After breakfast departure from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Descend the NÃ¦rÃ¸y Valley, passing the Stalheim Canyon, to the fjordside village of FlÃ¥m. In FlÃ¥m, board your train for an exhilarating ride on the amazing FlÃ¥m Railway to Myrdal, a masterpiece of engineering ascending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent from Myrdal to FlÃ¥m offers opportunities for photo shots of some exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After return to FlÃ¥m, short drive to Gudvangen at the head of the NÃ¦rÃ¸y Fjord. In Gudvangen board the sightseeing boat for start of approx. 3 hours cruise along the narrow NÃ¦rÃ¸y and Sogn Fjords, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. From the sun deck or the comfortable lounge, you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. Arrival Kaupanger and short drive via Sogndal to Leikanger.
Accommodation at Sognefjord Hotel or similar
LEIKANGER â€“LOEN (145 km)
After breakfast departure from your hotel along the scenic route and passing the Jostedal Glacier, the largest in Europe, to the village of Skei. Descend to the beautiful Nord Fjord, making a detour at Olden to visit the world-famous Briksdal Glacier. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best of views. Afterwards continue to Loen.
Dinner and accommodation at Loenfjord Hotel or similar
LOEN â€“ HELLESYLT â€“ GEIRANGER (98 km)
Breakfast at the hotel and continue via Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you go on board the ferry for the one hourâ€™s cruise along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass close by some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Dinner and accommodation at Hotell Geiranger or similar
GEIRANGER â€“ OSLO (416 km)
Breakfast at the hotel and depart from Geiranger via the famous Serpentine Road, offering the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake VÃ¥gÃ¥, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer, Olympic City of 1994. Continuation along Lake MjÃ¸sa, Norwayâ€™s largest lake, back to Oslo and Holmenkollen, home of the world-famous ski jump, offering unforgettable views of the city and Oslo fjord way below.
Accommodation at the famous Holmenkollen Park Hotel or similar
Day 8 OsloMeals: Breakfast
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Gardermoen Oslo Airport to return rental car.
Distances are without ferry cruises etc. Please note also that roads are usually not highways or likewise, therefore we strongly advise clients to consider this when timing is decided.
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 IncludesRental Car, Cat. C, 8 Days, Manual
Ferries Kinsarvik â€“ Kvanndal Gudvangen â€“ Kaupanger Hellesylt - Geiranger
Excursion to the Briksdal Glaciar in Open Cars
Flamsbana Train Flam â€“ Myrdal â€“ Flam
6 Nights Accommodation Including Breakfast
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