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9 days - Historic and Design Hotels of Norway - an independent self-drive through the fjords and coast of Norway.

If you are into setting your own pace, want to see some spectacular areas away from the tourist traps, and like good food & great hospitality, then this self-drive itinerary is for you! The Norwegian mountains and fjords are home to some of the most picturesque landscapes and this trip takes you to some prized secrets.

The accommodation we use in this itinerary are worth the trip themselves. They are a collection of houses, manors, large and small timber-built hotels and old coaching inns that have been transformed into beautiful, romantic hotels. This, and the passion shown by the hosts, is what primarily characterises this self-drive experience!

Read our favourite journalist, Barry Stone's article about staying in remote accommodation in Norway here. He travelled on an independent self-drive through Norway and Sweden with us in September, 2017.

Highlights include

  • A night at the Juvet Landscape Hotel
  • Drive the dramatic hairpin bends of the Troll Road, Norwegian’s only road with a “Troll Crossing” sign
  • See Norway's longest fjord, the Sognefjord
  • Drive through some of Norway's most spectacular and scenic areas, past the UNESCO's World Heritage Urnes Stave Church and through picturesque small villages
  • Visit Geirangerfjord – Norway’s best known fjord
  • Spend the night on an coastal island
  • Drive the Atlantic Road which zigzags across low brideges that jut out over the ocean
Day 1
Bergen - Fjærland Fjordstue Hotel
Day 2
Fjærland - drive around Lusterfjord
Day 3
Briksdals Glacier & Ålesund
Day 4
Explore Ålesund & drive to Juvet
Day 5
Visit the Geirangerfjord
Day 6
Troll Road & Atlantic Road
Day 7
Håholmen - Deep sea fishing or ocean walks
Day 8
Trondheim – marvel at the Nidaros Cathedral
Day 9
Depart Trondheim
Start Place
Bergen, Norway
End Place
Trondheim, Norway
Country Visited
Norway
Duration
9 Days
Type
Touring
Suitability
Easy independent self-drive holiday suitable for singles & couples
Code
HHN001

Details

Transportation

Car hire 8 days, Group C including CDW, free mileage & one way fee (from Bergen to Trondheim)

Included
  • All hotel accommodation in shared double/twin room with private facilities (with fjord/harbor view where possible)
  • Daily breakfast, and 6 half board dinners
  • Car hire 8 days, Group C including CDW, free mileage & one way fee (from Bergen to Trondheim)
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Not Included

International Flights

If you wish to hire an automatic car, these are 'on request' and can be difficult to obtain. Please seek further advice with us.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Bergen - Fjærland Fjordstue Hotel

Start your trip by heading to Voss and cross Norway's longest fjord, the Sognefjord. Make sure you stop often enough to enjoy the views on the way to your destination Fjærland Fjordstue Hotel.

Meals
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotell
Optional Add Ons
Fishing in Norway

Day 2 - Fjærland - drive around Lusterfjord

Meander around the Lusterfjord in the inner reaches of the Sognefjord. You will drive through some of Norway's most spectacular and scenic areas, past the UNESCO's World Heritage Urnes Stave Church and through picturesque small villages.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotell

Day 3 - Briksdals Glacier & Ålesund

Drive north via Stryn to Ålesund, famous for its Art Nouveau architecture. Starting early will allow the time for a side trip to the famous Briksdal Glacier. The city of Ålesund is known for its architecture in Art Nouveau style, its surrounding fjords and the high peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps. Stay overnight in Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen in the heart of the town.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Overnight at Clarion Collection Hotel Bryggen
Restaurants
Ålesund Restaurant Suggestions

Day 4 - Explore Ålesund & drive to Juvet

After a morning of exploring Ålesund make the short drive to Juvet Landscape Hotel near the spectacular Gudbrandsjuvet falls. Juvet is like nothing else in Norway, as it combines the traditional old with modern architecture right in the middle of dramatic Norwegian scenery.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Accommodation at the Juvet Landscape Hotel will be very busy for the 2019 coming summer. We can offer alternatives if this is fully booked.
Juvet Landscape Hotel

Day 5 - Visit the Geirangerfjord

You have a day at leisure to explore the area including the Geirangerfjord – Norway’s best known fjord.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Juvet Landscape Hotel

Day 6 - Troll Road & Atlantic Road

Today your drive takes you to the dramatic hairpin bends of the Troll Road, Norwegian’s only road with a “Troll Crossing” sign. Continue via Molde and experience one of the most fascinating road stretches in Norway, as you drive along the Atlantic Road that zigzags across low bridges that jut out over the sea. The Hustadvika is an infamous stretch of ocean and when in storm it is truly dramatic. In calmer weather you might spot whales and seals.

Your destination is Håholmen Havstuer, a traditional fisherman village turned into picturesque accommodation. You actually leave your car at the pier this evening and take a small ferry across to your island accommodation. On calm summer days, you may even take a small replica Viking boat across to the island.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Håholmen Havsturer

Day 7 - Håholmen - Deep sea fishing or ocean walks

Explore the surroundings by foot, or just spend the day relaxing. You can easily head off on a deep sea fishing trip or try your luck hand fishing at the local pier. Crab fishing is lots of fun here. Diving and hiking options are also available.

Meals
1 Breakfast
1 Dinner
Accommodation
Håholmen Havsturer

Day 8 - Trondheim – marvel at the Nidaros Cathedral

Enjoy the majestic sceneries on the way to your final destination Trondheim, the first capital of Norway founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in AD 997. A well-deserved night in the heart of the city finishes this dramatic drive.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Accommodation
Overnight in Trondheim

Day 9 - Depart Trondheim

Our services finish after breakfast.

Meals
1 Breakfast
Dates & Prices

All prices listed are per person. For last minute bookings: prices are subject to availability.

Dates
Valid From
Valid To
Price
Status
Accommodation
1 May 2019
30 Sep 2019
1 May 2019
30 Sep 2019
EUR 2,424
Available
Standard
1 May 2019
30 Sep 2019
1 May 2019
30 Sep 2019
EUR 1,409
Available
Extra for Single

Important Information

For a greener option, please ask us about changing your vehicle to a 'green' car; either a diesel or a hybrid.

Please note that this trip can easily be shortened or lengthened. Call us for more options as it is just such a lovely place in the world to explore.

Driving in Norway during the peak season (July - early August):

Europeans love driving in Norway and during the summer months, the more popular tourist roads becomes crowded with European vans. This can slow the roads down, as it can be difficult to pass these vans. Norwegian country roads are often quite narrow. Having said this, these roads are incredibly scenic and have lots of picnic & photo spots.

If you are going to be using ferries during your drive, depending on the size of the ferry, this might involve a wait to get on. The ferries are reliable and regular but you may need to arrive early to secure a spot in the line. On some of the ferries, we suggest considering catching a ferry outside of the peak times. Your accommodation hosts can help with suggestions for your following days travel with the most up to date local information.

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