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South Coast of Norway and Hardangerfjord Self Drive
Day 1 Oslo
Arrival to the airport of Oslo Gardermoen. Pick-up your rental car and drive to the centre of the city. We recommend a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum where the best preserved Viking ships ever found are on display, the Fram Museum where the entire original Arctic exploration ship Fram is exhibited with its original interior and inventory, the Kon-tiki Museum which contains original vessels and objects from Thor Heyerdalâ€™s many expeditions or one of the many other interesting sights in Oslo.
Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Oslo, centrally located
OSLO â€“ KRISTIANSAND (325 KM)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, departure from Oslo and start your tour in the southern part of Norway, â€śThe Norwegian Rivieraâ€ť. This stretch of coast has more sunny days per year than anywhere else in the country, making it a holiday paradise for Norwegians. Drive via Larvik, an attractive port town, which has a fine maritime museum, and continue to Kristiansand. Southern Norwayâ€™s largest city is charming with weathered old homes and a pulsating summer atmosphere. The city was built by King Christian IV in 1641 in his characteristic chessboard layout featuring four town â€śquartersâ€ť. The centre of the town is an attractive mixture of historic attractions and relaxed seaside atmosphere. Kristiansandâ€™s most popular attraction is Kristiansand Dyrepark, which contains five parks of different themes, including a zoo, a water park and Kardemomme By (Cardamom City, inspired by the childrenâ€™s books of Norwegian author and illustrator ThorbjĂ¸rn Egner).
Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Kristiansand, centrally located
KRISTIANSAND â€“ STAVANGER (270 KM)
Breakfast at the hotel. Leave Kristiansand and drive to Mandal, 42 km south-west of Kristiansand. This is the southernmost town in Norway which is built on both sides of the Mandalselva River. The town has a country park of 100 hectares and two kilometres of sandy beaches within easy reach. The wooden church of Mandal, built in 1821 and Norwayâ€™s largest, is worth a visit. Continue to Stavanger, the cosmopolitan town of the Rogaland region and Norwayâ€™s 4th largest city. Visit the cathedral (the oldest cathedral in Norway) and Old Stavanger, where you will find Northern Europeâ€™s biggest and best preserved concentration of wooden houses, more than 170 houses built at the end of the 18th and beginning of the 19th century.
Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Stavanger, centrally located
STAVANGERâ€“ REGIONS OF ROGALAND AND HARDANGER (295 KM)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Stavanger to explore the Rogaland region. Ferry Lauvvik-Oanes (not included-direct payment). Accessible from Stavanger is one of Norwayâ€™s most famous sights, Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock/NB! We recommend for guests to be experienced hikers to go to Preikestolen!). Preikestolen is an amazing flat rock formation standing out above the Lys Fjord, whose sheer rock walls rise as high as one kilometre in places. Hiking up to the Preikestolen gives you an astonishing view of the Lys Fjord from 600 metres above sea level. The tour up takes approx. 2 hours, and is very steep, so donâ€™t forget appropriate footwear and water! Continue towards the Hardanger region, and take the ferry Hjelmeland-Nesvik (not included-direct payment). Arrival to the romantic village of Rosendal, located by the fjord and home of the Rosendal Baronial Manor.
Accommodation at the Rosendal Fjord Hotel or similar
ROSENDAL â€“ BERGEN (119 KM)
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning departure from Rosendal and drive to Utne. Travel by ferry to Kvanndal (not included-direct payment) and continue to the old Hanseatic town of Bergen, capital of western Norway and gateway to the fjords. Drop off rental car at local office. We recommend a tour of Bergen. Visit the Fish and Flower Market, the old harbour of Bryggen, and the Hanseatic quarters. It is possible to take a ride on the funicular up to Mount FlĂ¸ien to admire the magnificent views over the city and the surroundings.
Accommodation at 3 star+ class hotel in Bergen, centrally located
Day 6 BergenMeals: Breakfast
Arrangements end after breakfast
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 IncludesHotel Accommodations 8 Nights
Domestic Ferries According to Program
Car Rental 6 Days (144 Hours) Airport Oslo/City Bergen
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