Mountains and Fjords

Oslo, Lofthus, Bergen, Flam, Loen, Geiranger & more.
8 days
May - Sep
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Drive through the glorious mountains and fjords of Norway, in this circle tour from Oslo. Your tour arrangements include a ride on the famous Flam Railway, a cruise on the beautiful Sognefjord, and an excursion on Briksdal Glacier.  

Add extra nights in Oslo or Bergen, or at any overnight stop along the way.

Day 1 Arrival in Oslo
Arrive at Oslo airport, pick-up your rental car, and drive to your hotel. We recommend a visit to the famous Vigeland Sculpture Park, or one of the many great museums. These include the Viking Ship Museum where the best preserved Viking ships ever found are on display, the Fram Museum of polar exploration where the entire original Arctic exploration ship Fram is exhibited along with with it's original interior and inventory, and the Kon-tiki Museum which contains original vessels and objects from Thor Heyerdal’s many expeditions. Overnight in Oslo. 

Day 2 Geilo - Lofthus 370km
After breakfast depart from Oslo, driving via Hønefoss along the charming Halling Valley to the mountain resort town of Geilo. Cross the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Vøringsfoss Waterfall with a vertical drop of 180m. Descend the amazing Måbødal Canyon to the idyllic Hardanger Fjord and along the fjord to the small village of Lofthus. Overnight in Lofthus.

Day 3 Lofthus - Bergen 169km
Leaving Lofthus take the ferry crossing Kinsarvik – Utne – Kvanndal. Drive along the beautiful and green Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, to arrive in Bergen around midday. Historic Bergen is the capital of Western Norway and gateway to the fjords. Collect your Bergen Card and start exploring. We recommend a visit to the Fish and Flower Market, the old harbour of Bryggen, and the Hanseatic quarter. And take a ride on the funicular up to Mount Fløien to admire the magnificent views over the city and the surrounding islands. Overnight in Bergen.

Day 4  Bergen - Flam Railway - Leikanger 200km
From Bergen drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Descend the Nærøy Valley, through Stalheim Canyon, to the fjordside village of Flåm. In Flåm leave the car and board the famous Flamsbanen  train for an exhilarating ride  to Myrdal, a masterpiece of engineering ascending 865 metres in less than one hour. Then return - the descent  offers great views of waterfalls and mountain scenery. Back in Flåm, drive to Gudvangen and there board the ferry for a cruise along the narrow Nærøy Fjord and the famous Sogn Fjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. From the sun deck or the comfortable lounge enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. Arrive in Kaupanger and take the short drive via Sogndal to Leikanger.Overnight in Leikanger.

Day 5 Leikanger - Loen 145 km
Today drive the scenic route past 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. Here, enjoy a trip up  the glacier in open cars, to give you the best of views! Then continue to Loen for overnight. 

Day 6 Loen - Hellesylt - Geiranger 98 km
Leave Loen and continue via Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here take the ferry along the spectacular Geiranger Fjord, possibly the most impressive of all the Norwegian fjords. During the cruise you will pass some magnificent waterfalls, such as the Bridal Veil and the Seven Sisters. Overnight in Geiranger.

Day 7 Geiranger - Oslo 426km
Leave Geiranger via one of the serpentine roads, for some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom, famous for its 14th century stave church. Then continue via Lake Vågå down  the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to Lillehammer. From here, drive along the shores of Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo for overnight.

Day 8 Oslo Departure
Breakfast at the hotel then return your rental car at the airport.

Departures: daily May - September

Includes: 7 nights hotel accommodation in 3 star hotels with private facilities and daily breakfast; 3 dinners at the hotels in Lofthus, Loen and Geiranger; 24 hr Bergen Card; Flåmsbanan train Flåm – Myrdal – Flåm; 2-3hr cruise on Nærøy Fjord and Sogn Fjord; excursion to the Briksdal Glacier in open cars; ferries (car + passengers) Kinsarvik – Kvanndal, Gudvangen – Kaupanger and Hellesylt - Geiranger; car rental automatic class J Toyota Auris or similar for 8 x 24hrs  days (192 hours) with pick up and drop off at Oslo airport with unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and taxes.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3476.00
Single AUD$ 5549.00

Includes: 7 nights hotel accommodation in 3 star hotels with private facilities and daily breakfast; 3 dinners at the hotels in Lofthus, Loen and Geiranger; 24 hr Bergen Card; Flåmsbana train Flåm – Myrdal – Flåm; 2-3hr cruise on Nærøy Fjord and Sogn Fjord; excursion to the Briksdal Glacier in open cars; ferries (car + passengers) Kinsarvik – Kvanndal, Gudvangen – Kaupanger and Hellesylt - Geiranger; car rental automatic class J Toyota Auris or similar for 8 x 24hrs  days (192 hours) with pick up and drop off at Oslo airport with unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and taxes.

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