Drive across the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau from Oslo to Bergen; continue via the famous Norwegian fjords, the Briksdal Glacier and Troll Road to the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund; return to Oslo along the picturesque Gudbrandsdal Valley via Lillehammer.
Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. Accommodation in Oslo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Oslo in western direction along the Oslo Fjord, before turning north along Lake Tyrifjord. Continue from Hønefoss along Lake Krøderen and Bromma River to Gol. At Torpo we recommend a stop to visit the Torpo Stave Church. Continue to the mountain village of Geilo, located by Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, Norway’s largest national park. Accommodation in Geilo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today head across the Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, with its snow capped mountain peaks. Prior to descending the scenic Måbødalen Valley we highly recommend a short detour to visit the spectacular Vøringsfossen Waterfall, with a fall of 182 metres. Just before reaching Eidfjord we recommend a visit to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre (entrance not included). Now it is time to cross the Hardangerfjord on the impressive Hardangerfjord bridge, which opened in August 2013. The journey continues along the scenic Hardangerfjord, a region famous for its fruit orchards. Just past Norheimsund we recommend a stop to visit Steindalsfossen Waterfall, where you can walk behind the waterfall. Continue to Bergen, known as the Gateway to the Fjords.
An alternative route is via the fjord village Flåm from where you can take the world-famous Flåms train. Accommodation in Bergen. Possibility to upgrade to business class room in Hotel Category 1, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to explore Bergen, Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Sights of interest include the Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf, Fløibanen funicular, Edvard Grieg's home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum). Accommodation in Bergen.
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Bergen headed north towards the Sognefjord, one of the world’s longest and deepest fjords. A 20 minutes ferry crossing (to be paid on spot) will bring you across the Sognefjord to Lavik. Continue past Førde to the Nordfjord. At Olden we recommend a detour to visit the Briksdal Glacier, an arm of the Jostedal Glacier. Accommodation in Loen, located at the head of the Nordfjord. Possibility to upgrade to fjord view room, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Loen along the Nordfjord past Stryn to Hellesylt, where you will depart on a 1-hour ferry crossing along the Geirangerfjord. The Geirangerfjord was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 2005, and is truly a spectacular sight with its waterfalls and steep hills. From Geiranger, ascend the Eagle Road with panoramic view of the Geirangerfjord. After a short ferry crossing from Eidsdal to Linge (to be paid on spot) you can either continue directly to Ålesund or to take a detour to the Troll Road, Norway's most spectacular tourist road. The road has 11 turns and the highest point is 858 meters above sea level. Dramatic, exciting and the ultimate nature experience - this is the best way to describe it. Continue from Åndalsnes to Ålesund (the detour will take you approximately 2 hours more than the direct route).
Accommodation in Ålesund. Possibility to upgrade to business class room in Hotel Category 1, for more information please see add-ons.
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to explore the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund. The town was completely destroyed by a devastating town fire in 1904, and rebuilt again in the Art Nouveau style, making it a truly unique town in Europe. The town centre reveals a lively urban scene with pleasant restaurants and cafés, and the picturesque Brosundet canal with its fishing boats. Sights of interest are the Atlantic Sea-Park, one of the largest aquariums in Northern Europe and the Sunnmøre Museum, an outdoor museum with an impressive boat collection and more than 50 old houses in beautiful surroundings (entrances not included). The beauty of the town can be appreciated from Mount Aksla, with a breathtaking view of the town and its mountains, islands and fjords. Accommodation in Ålesund.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Ålesund heading east to Åndalsnes where you will continue in southern direction through the Romsdal- and Gudbrandsdal Valley to Lillehammer, the host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. Accommodation in Lillehammer.
Breakfast at the hotel. Before leaving Lillehammer we recommend a visit at Maihaugen Open Air Museum. The museum reveals the past of the people living in the Gudbrandsdal valley dating back almost 300 years. Experience life between the wars in the inland town of Lillehammer and of homes and the domestic environment during the 20th century. Departure from Lillehammer to Oslo. Accommodation in Oslo.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Oslo according to you own itinerary.