Norway Fjord Harbor - Oslo, Norway

Self-Drive Norway

Sail down the beautiful rivers
Sail down the beautiful rivers

Enjoy this tour which offers an ‘Exclusive’ Norwegian self-drive itinerary. During the tour you will have the opportunity to enjoy outstanding beauty and breathtaking scenery. You will pass several fjords, including the Fjærlandsfjord and the Geirangerfjord. Experience scenic fjord cruises, spectacular mountain crossings and memories to last a lifetime. Also included is an overnight on board the well- known Hurtigruten. The tour starts and ends in Bergen, the gateway to the fjords.

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Day 1
Arrival | Bergen

Upon arrival into Bergen, you will be met by your private driver outside of baggage claim and transferred to your hotel.

Exeter Services: Transfer
Hotel: Clarion Havnekontoret

Day 2
Bergen | Bergen

Today, your guide will meet you at 10:00am to explore Old Bryggen, the original settlement of Bergen. Here just ten of the original gabled houses on the harbor still stand. The Hanseatic Museum showcases a merchants’ home, providing a great example of how they lived in worked in the 1700’s.

The fish market is a few steps away and can be quite lively with locals. This is the place to sample different types of fish and meats. Try to taste the difference between wild or farmed salmon or maybe sample some reindeer sausage.

Your guide will take you on the funicular to the Fløv Mountains for a truly spectacular view!

Exeter Services: Half Day Guide
Hotel: Clarion Havnekontoret

Day 3
Bergen - Balestrand | Bergen - Balestrand

This morning depart by high speed train to Mydral. Upon arrival board the famous Flam railway which will take you take you up some of the steepest train tracks in the world, passing by waterfalls, steep mountain sides, and of course the famous fjord.

Arrive in Flam and board a ferry to journey through the grand Sognfjord. Your ferry journey will take you to Balestrand where you will overnight at the Historic Kviknes hotel, set right along the fjord.

Exeter Services: Transfer, Trains and Ferry
Hotel: Hotel Kviknes

Day 4
Balestrand - Solvorn | Balestrand - Solvorn

This morning, pick-up your rental car at the hotel for your 1.5 hour drive to Solvorn. Enjoy the beautiful Sogndal valley. Your hotel is set right on the water’s edge.

This afternoon you may choose to visit the Jostedal Glacier (1 hour drive). The glacier is the largest on mainland Europe. For the active, go for a glacier walk or simply explore the glacier museum.

Exeter Services: Car Rental
Hotel: Hotel Walaker

Day 5
Solvorn - Geiranger | Solvorn - Geiranger

Depart at your leisure for the 3.5 hour drive to Geiranger and the charming Hotel Union. The hotel is set right on the Geiranger fjord, an UNESCO world heritage site.

Exeter Services: Car Rental
Hotel: Hotel Union

Day 6
Geiranger | Geiranger

Today enjoy your day at leisure. Enjoy nature hikes, kayaking or fjord cruises to the waterfalls or simply relax at the hotel’s spa.

Exeter Services: Car Rental
Hotel: Hotel Union

Day 7
Geiranger - Valldal | Geiranger - Valldal

This morning depart at leisure for a drive along Trollstigen (Troll Road). The switchback road offers stunning views with numerous viewpoints to stop and take in the scenery. Upon departing Geiranger, drive up the Eagles Road for a birds-eye perspective of the fjord. You will also be able to see the Seven Sisters waterfall.

After the Troll Road, continue over the mountain pass to Storfjord to catch the car ferry to Linge and then onto Valldal for the evening.

Enjoy your overnight at the Juvet hotel. The award winning design blends into the surrounding nature.

Exeter Services: Car Rental
Hotel: Juvet Hotel

Day 8
Valldal - Oslo | Valldal - Oslo

Depart this morning for the Alesund airport (1.5 hours). Return your car rental and before boarding your flight to Oslo. Upon arrival into Oslo, your driver will meet you for your transfer to your hotel.

Exeter Services: Transfer
Hotel: Hotel Continental

Day 9
Oslo | Oslo

This morning, your guide will meet you in your hotel lobby for an overview city tour  of the Norwegian capital. Even though Oslo is a city, its numerous parks and waterfront give it a very quaint feeling. First, you will visit City Hall and view the ceremonial hall with its beautiful murals, including the largest oil painting in Europe. This is the location of the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony every December.

Drive down Karl Johans Gate, the main thoroughfare of Oslo. This street contains many shops and places to eat. Storinget (the Norwegian Parliament), the University and numerous parks line the street. The street ends at the Royal Palace, which prominently sits on a hill.

Journey out to Vigeland Park. The park, named after sculptor, Gustav Vigeland, contains 212 human sculptures, depicting all the stages of life. The main focal point of the park is the 56 foot tall monolith, comprised of over 100 human figures all molded into one another.

Continue onto the Viking Ship Museum where three of the largest ships, the Oseberg, Gokstad, and Tune are housed. Found in royal burial mounds of Oslo, these well preserved ships were used to carry the dead over to “the other world.”

Exeter Services: Half Day Vehicle, Driver & Guide
Hotel: Hotel Continental

Day 10
Departure | Oslo

Your driver will meet you in your hotel lobby for your transfer to your hotel.

Exeter Services: Transfer

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