Atlantic Highway

One of the world's best road trips!
7 days
May - Sep
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Travel from the historic Hanseatic city of Bergen, to the famous Atlantic Highway and back through the fjords. This great 7 day circle tour begins and ends in Bergen. Extra nights can be added at the beginning, the end or at any overnight destination along the way.

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Day 1:        ARRIVAL BERGEN
Arrival at the airport of Bergen. Pick-up your rental car  and drive to the centre of Bergen, one of the most popular cities of Norway due to it's maritime culture and history. We recommend a visit to the Fish and Flower Market, the old port of Bryggen, and the wooden buildings of the old Hanseatic trading quarters. And make sure you take the funicular ride uo to Mt  Fløien for a panoramic view of Bergen and its surroundings. Or maybe drive through the little islands and villages on the coast line of the region of Bergen. Overnight in Bergen at Augustin Hotel or similar.

Day 2:        BERGEN - ÅLESUND (390 KM)
This morning depart from Bergen en route to Oppedal. From Oppedal take the ferry to Lavik (ferry crossing fee not included- payable locally only), crossing the beautiful Sognefjord. From Lavik continue on the panoramic route to Førde and Skei and from there to Stryn, along the Jostedal National Park with the famous glaciers, the largest of mainland Europe, on one side and the shores of the Nordfjord on the other. Enjoy the Norwegian fjords  - designated one of the most attractive destinations in the world. As you continue, pass the Geiranger Fjord and the arms of the Storfjord, until you arrive at Ørsneset located at the shore of Storfjord to take the ferry to Magerholm (ferry crossing fee not included- payable locally only). From Magerholm continue to Ålesund, a maritime town famous for its unique, hybrid “Art Nouveau” architecture. Overnight in Alesund at Quality Hotel Waterfront or similar.

Day 3:        ÅLESUND – THE ATLANTIC HIGHWAY – KRISTIANSUND - TRONDHEIM (365 KM)
Departure from Ålesund to Vestnes for the ferry across the Long Fjord (Langfjorden) to Molde (ferry crossing fee not included- payable locally only). From Molde continue north. If time permits, we recommend a visit to the Troll Church, an amazing construction of three limestone grottos with underground waterfalls. Take your boots and a torch! It is about an hour and a half's walk up a steep path from the car park on the RV 64 road.Then start the scenic route along the Atlantic Highway, which is often called the most beautiful stretch of road in the world. Drive through the Atlantic ocean tunnel to Kristiansund, through the city and continue to Kanestraum and take the ferry to Halsa (ferry crossing fee not included- payable locally only). Continue along the fjord and mountain roads to Trondheim, a charming town with narrow streets between colourful wooden houses and little shops. We recommend a visit to the Nidaros Cathedral (Nidaros Domen). The Cathedral has always played an important role in Norwegian history, especially due to a close connection to the Royal Family. The Norwegian crown jewels are on display in the Archbishop’s Palace right next to the cathedral. Overnight in Trondheim at Comfort Hotel Trondheim or similar.

Day 4:        TRONDHEIM –OTTA (250 KM)
Today the route continues to Rondane, passing Oppdal and the Dovrefjell National Park. Dovrefjell has some of the highest peaks in Norway and is home to wild deer and moose. Overnight in Otta at Thon Hotel Otta or similar.

Day 5:        OTTA – SOGNDAL (205 KM)
Leave Rondane and drive through the beautiful valley of Gudbrandsdal to Lom, close to the impressive and famous Jotunheimen National Park. Lom is well-known because of its ancient wooden stave church, one of the biggest in the country and still in use for services. Continue to Sogndal on the Sognefjell Road driving along the National Park and on the shores of the Lustrafjorden fjord. Overnight in Sogndal at Quality Hotel Sogndal or similar.

Day 6:        SOGNDAL– BERGEN (165 KM)
Drive to Kaupanger to take the 2 hours ferry crossing on the Aurland and Nærøyfjords, two of the most famous arms of the Fjord of Sogn. Nærøyfjord is considered among the narrowest and wildest fiords of Norway and is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. During the cruise you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of cascading waterfalls, sheer mountain cliffs, snow-clad peaks and a variety of wildlife.Disembark in Gudvangen and drive up the Stalheim route, which is the steepest in Northern Europe, for breathtaking views of the surrounding mountain peaks and the Stalheim Canyon. Continue to the pleasant lakeside town of Voss, then on to Bergen, for overnight at Augustin Hotel or similar.

Day 7:        BERGEN – DEPARTURE
Breakfast at the hotel and return your rental car at the airport..

Departures: daily May - September

Extra nights can be added at the beginning, the end or at any overnight destination along the way - please enquire. 

Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation in 3 star hotels including daily breakfast; Atlantic ocean tunnel to Kristiansund; Ferry one way Kaupanger – Gudvangen (car + persons), manual car rental class C Ford Focus or similar for 6 x 24 hour days starting from time of pick up with pick up and drop off at Bergen Airport including unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and taxes.

Excludes: any other ferry crossings (payable only on the spot in Norwegian Kroner), petrol, GPS, upgrade to automatic car.

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 2097.00
Single AUD$ 3678.00

Includes: 6 nights’ accommodation in 3 star hotels including daily breakfast; Atlantic ocean tunnel to Kristiansund; Ferry one way Kaupanger – Gudvangen (car + persons), manual car rental class C Ford Focus or similar for 6 x 24 hour days starting from time of pick up with pick up and drop off at Bergen Airport including unlimited mileage, CDW, theft protection and taxes.

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