South Norway & Fjords

Oslo, Geilo, Lofthus, Bergen, Flam, Loen & Geiranger
7 days
May - Sep
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This self drive circle tour takes you from Oslo through the highlights of the fjords and includes a ride on the famous Flamsbanan  train, made famous as  the focus of  the "Norway in a Nutshell" experience, an excursion up the Jostedal Glacier, and a cruise on the Sognefjord. Extra nights can be added in Olso or at any overnight destination along the way.

Day 1 Oslo Arrival 
Arrive at Oslo Airport, pick-up your rental car and drive into town. 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 Heyerdal’s many expeditions or one of the many other interesting sights in Oslo. Overnight in Oslo at Comfort Hotel Børsparken or similar.

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

Day 3 Lofthus - Bergen 169km
This morning drive to the ferry for the  crossing from Kinsarvik – Utne – Kvanndal. Drive along the beautiful Hardanger Fjord, famous for its many fruit orchards, via the towns of Øystese and Norheimsund, to arrive in Bergen around midday. Pick up your Bergen Card, giving you free entrance or discounts at museums, the funicular to Mt. Fløien with the best views of the city and fjords way below, regular city tours etc. We also recommend time to just enjoy the special Bergen charm at the popular Fish and Flower Market, the famous Bryggen Harbour with its gabled packhouses, and the old Hanseatic Quarter. Accommodation at Augustin Hotel or similar. 

Day 4 Bergen - Flam - Leikanger 200km
Depart from Bergen and drive via Dale to the town of Voss. Descend the Nærøy Valley, passing the Stalheim Canyon, to the fjordside village of Flåm. In Flåm board your train for an exhilarating ride on the amazing Flåm Railway to Myrdal, a masterpiece of engineering ascending 2.838 feet in less than one hour. The descent from Myrdal to Flåm offers opportunities for great photos of exciting waterfalls and mountain scenery. After returning to Flåm, disemabark the train and drive to Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøy Fjord. In Gudvangen board the sightseeing boat for start of approximate 3 hours 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 you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks, and a variety of wildlife. Arrival in Kaupanger and then a short drive via Sogndal to Leikanger. Accommodation at Sognefjord Hotel or similar.

Day 5 Leikanger - Loen 145km
Today take the scenic route. Pass the 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. The journey up to the glacier will be made in open cars to give you the best of views. Afterwards continue to Loen. Dinner and accommodation at Loenfjord Hotel or similar. 

Day 6 Loen - Hellesylt - Geiranger 98km
Continue via Stryn to the picturesque village of Hellesylt. From here you embark the ferry for the mini-cruise 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. Dinner and accommodation at Hotell Geiranger or similar.

Day 7 Geiranger - Oslo 416km
Depart from Geiranger via one of the serpentine roads, offering the opportunity to digest some amazing views of the fjord, before crossing the rugged Grotli Mountains to Lom. Lom is well known for its 14th century stave church. The tour continues via Lake Vågå, before descending the magnificent Gudbrands Valley to the popular tourist town of Lillehammer, Olympic City of 1994. Continuation along Lake Mjøsa, Norway’s largest lake, back to Oslo and Holmenkollen, home of the world-famous ski jump arena, offering unforgettable views of the city and Oslo fjord way below. Accommodation at Holmenkollen Park Hotel or similar.

Day 8 Oslo departure
Drive back to Gardermoen Oslo Airport to return the rental car and end of arrangements.

Departures: daily May - September 

Includes: 6 night’s accommodation in 3 star hotels including daily breakfast; 3 dinners at hotels in at Lofthus, Loen and Geiranger; 24 Hour Bergen Card; Flamsbana Train Flam-Myrdal-Flam; excursion in open cars to the Briksdal Glacier; train Flam - Myrdal - Flam: ferries car + passengers Kinsarvik – Kvanndal, Gudvangen – Kaupanger and Hellesylt - Geiranger; manual rental car class C Ford Focus or similar for 8 x 24 hour days (total 192 hours) inc unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and taxes.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 3095.00
Single AUD$ 5044.00

Includes: 6 night’s accommodation in 3 star hotels including daily breakfast; 3 dinners at hotels in at Lofthus, Loen and Geiranger; 24 Hour Bergen Card; Flamsbana Train Flam-Myrdal-Flam; excursion in open cars to the Briksdal Glacier; train Flam - Myrdal - Flam: ferries car + passengers Kinsarvik – Kvanndal, Gudvangen – Kaupanger and Hellesylt - Geiranger; manual rental car class C Ford Focus or similar for 8 x 24 hour days (total 192 hours) inc unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and taxes.

Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.