Discover the most beautiful landscapes and cities in Norway! Great roads lead through almost untouched nature: The Trollstigen winds its way up the mountains in serpentines, the Atlantic Road crosses several islands on the edge of the open sea with spectacular bridges. And there are many more...
Experience majestic fjords, high mountains, glaciers and roaring waterfalls. Various UNESCO World Heritage sites are also part of the program – from the former Hansekontor in Bergen to the famous Geirangerfjord.
Day 1: Airport Oslo-Gardermoen – Oslo - A
Arrival according to your own program to Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Here you will be picked up by bus and taken to the Norwegian capital, which is about 50 kilometers further south. Oslo has developed enormously in recent years and today impresses with newly designed districts and an impressive skyline. The opera on the Oslofjord is also an eye-catcher: bright white Carrara marble and one of the largest glass facades in the world are reminiscent of icebergs and glaciers. 2020/2021 the new Munch Museum and the new National Museum will be opened (admission at an additional cost). Oslo is also known for the ski jump on the Holmenkollen. It houses a ski museum which is well worth a visit. How about a stroll in the evening on the beautiful waterfront at the Oslofjord?
Day 2: Oslo – Lillehammer – 170 km - F/A
In the morning you will get to know Oslo on a guided city tour. You will see the most beautiful corners of the metropolis, from modern architecture to time-honored buildings such as the royal castle and the Akershus fortress. Vigeland Park is particularly popular with over 200 impressive sculptures. You will also visit the Fram Museum on the Bygdöy peninsula, where the expedition ship Fram, built in 1892, is located. This contributed significantly to the exploration of the polar regions, among other things, Roald Amundsen undertook the famous South Pole expedition with the Fram. Then you travel further north to the largest lake in the country, the Mjösa. At the north end you reach the charming town of Lillehammer, which became known worldwide through the 1994 Winter Olympics.
Day 3: Lillehammer – Dovrefjell – Trondheim – 340 km - F/A
In the morning you visit Maihaugen, one of the most beautiful and largest open air museums in Northern Europe. Around 200 historical buildings give you interesting insights into the barren life of past centuries. In summer, you can watch work in old workshops. Then you can take a photo stop at the Ringebu Stave Church on the way north (short detour). From a distance you will soon see the mountains in Rondane National Park, which are over 2000m high. The Dovrefjell will surely impress you with its wide plateaus. By the way: The only wild musk ox herd in mainland Europe lives here. The road reaches its highest point at 1,025m and then leads through the beautiful and narrow valley of the river Driva. Your Today's destination is Trondheim. It is the economic, scientific and cultural center of Central Norway. Because of the large number of students, there is a lively atmosphere.
Day 4: Trondheim – Kristiansund – 200 km - F/A
During a guided city tour you will see the Nidaros Cathedral (Entrance fee optional), the coronation church of the Norwegian kings and the national shrine. Other attractions include the Archbishop's Palace, Kristiansten Fortress, the colorful warehouses on the Nidelv River and the Palais Stiftsgarden. There are many cafés in the newly designed district of Solsiden and in the picturesque district Bakklandet with its wooden houses. The Norwegian National Museum of Music and Musical Instruments (Ringve Museum) is popular. Here you can admire around 2000 instruments from all over the world. Then you experience the rugged west coast with its many fjords and islands. You cross the Halsafjord by ferry to Kanestraum and soon reach Kristiansund. The city is located on three islands and is known for the production of clip- or stockfish. The 320 colored windows of the modern Kirkeland church are worth seeing.
Alternatively, we can offer you a boat trip from Trondheim to Kristiansund (surcharge), for example with the famous Hurtigruten.
Day 5: Kristiansund – Atlantic road – Trollstigen – Geiranger – 210 km - F/A
As you travel across the Atlantic Road, you experience the ocean almost up close. The 8km route leads with some spectacular bridges over the islands south of Kristiansund. It was a unique project in the history of Norwegian road construction. Then you travel further inland. The famous Trollstigen pass road winds its way up the slope in eleven serpentines, past the 180m-high Stigfossen waterfall. From the viewpoint near the pass (850m), which towers over the slope, you have a fantastic view of the valley and the mountains! In the afternoon, the winding Eagle Road is on the program – with great views of the Geirangerfjord. Incidentally, all three routes are part of the National Landscape Routes. In addition to the great nature, they also offer service buildings, parking and rest areas as well as spectacular viewpoints – many of which are modern and artistically designed. You will soon reach the small, famous village of Geiranger. Take a walk on the beautifully designed waterfall path. This leads down stairs to the place, always close along the foaming water. Along the way there are information boards about the nature and culture of the region and above all great views of the waterfall and the Geirangerfjord.
Day 6: Geiranger – Nordfjord – Balestrand/Sognefjord – 280 km - F/A
You can admire impressive waterfalls in the morning on a boat trip on the Geirangerfjord. Did you know that this is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? On your way south, a detour to the almost 1500m high Dalsnibba (road fee, optional) is worthwhile. Here is a fantastic panorama: mountains, a glacier and deep below the Geirangerfjord. The brave can look straight down from the "Geiranger Skywalk". We continue to the branching Nordfjord, pass the idyllic lake Jölstravatnet and waterfalls and reach the National Landscape Route Gaularfjell. Make a stop at the "Utsikten" observation deck, which towers over the slope in a spectacular way. Steep switchbacks lead from the fjell down to the Sognefjord, one of the longest (204km) and deepest fjords in the world. With its towering cliffs it looks majestic – therefore it is also called the "King of the Fjords". Your destination today, the pretty town of Balestrand, lies in a beautiful mountain and fjord landscape. Behind the wooden houses and villas the mountains rise up to 1400m. The place has a long tourist tradition, the German Emperor Wilhelm II often spent his holidays here!
Day 7: Sognefjord – Bergen – 200 km - F/A
During the short ferry crossing to Vangsnes you have a beautiful view of the fjord and the mountains. On the way down south, the Hopperstad Stave Church in Vik is worth a visit (surcharge). It dates from around 1130 and has very beautiful carvings and dragon heads on the gable tip. You will also like the mountain landscape of Vikafjell and the waterfall Tvinnefoss. Your destination today is Bergen, one of the most beautiful cities in the country. During a city tour you will see the popular fish- and vegetable market, the medieval fortress Bergenhus, the Marien church and much more. The most important attraction is the old Bryggen district with its densely packed, pretty wooden houses. In the 13th century, stockfish, beer and salt were traded here in the Hansekontor, today Bryggen is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 8: Bergen – Hardangerfjord – 160 km - F/A
The Steindalsfoss waterfall is on your way inland and worth a foto stop. There is even a footpath behind the water wall! Soon you will reach the picturesque Hardangerfjord. At almost 180km, this is the second longest fjord in the country and undoubtedly one of the most beautiful. High mountains, waterfalls and idyllic orchards characterize the region. Because of the mild climate, cherries and plums even grow here! You are now visiting the Steinstö fruit farm. Strawberries, raspberries, apples, cherries and plums are mainly grown here. You will learn interesting facts about fruit growing in the region and enjoy homemade cakes and apple juice in the café by the fjord. Later the Hardanger Bridge – one of the longest suspension bridges in the world – lead you to the south side of the fjord. A scenic route continues to Eidfjord.
Day 9: Hardangerfjord – Krokkleiva – 270 km - F/A
What about a visit to the Norwegian Nature Center – Hardanger in the morning (surcharge)? This offers interesting exhibitions about the region as well as a wonderful film on five panoramic screens. Afterwards it is worth stopping at the Vöringfoss waterfall, which plunges 182m into an impressive gorge. With a bit of luck, on the largest plateau in Scandinavia, the Hardangervidda, you can see some of the approximately 15.000 reindeer living here. The barren, wide landscape is characterized by many lakes and bogs. Via the winter sports resort Geilo you come into the valley Hallingdalen with its meadows, fields and farms. Passing the tiny stave church of Torpo you continue to the Tyrifjord, Norway's fifth largest lake. Krokkleiva is a picturesque town on the east bank.
Day 10: Krokkleiva – Airport Oslo-Gardermoen – 80 km - F
Today you travel back to Gardermoen Airport through a wooded landscape. Depending on the departure time, you can make a stop in Jevnaker (longer duration of coach rental and entrance fees at additional cost): At Hadeland Glassverk you can watch glassblowers at work and visit the largest glass museum in Northern Europe. There are also other attractions here, such as a Christmas house, a honey house or the art gallery. Nearby is an old pulp mill that houses the Kistefos Museum, which also includes a sculpture park. Exhibits on industrial history and modern art are shown. The new extension building “The Twist”, which connects both riverside, is spectacular. From Jevnaker it is about 50 kilometers to Gardermoen Airport. Afterwards you are going to travel home according to your own program.
Minimum number of paying persons
Experience packages (optional):
"Snow and ice:
Entrance fee tower of Holmenkollen Ski-jump and Ski Museum, Oslo
Entrance fee Magic Ice Bar Oslo incl. drink
"Cathedral and church":
Entrance fee and guided tour in Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim
Entrance fee Hopperstad stavechurch, Vik
Entrance fee and guided tour in Ringve Music Museum, Trondheim
Entrance fee Edvard Grieg Museum (Troldhaugen), Bergen
"Sweet and savoury":
Cake and coffee in Café at Trollveggen Visitor Center
Portion of shrimps for spooling at the fishmarket, Bergen
"Culture and cake"
Cake and coffee in Jordbaerstova, Valldal
Entrance fee Norwegian Fjordcenter, Geiranger
Take a coffee break in Trollveggen Visitor center: The building itself, with the futuristic glass facade of its café, is already impressive, especially the view of the 1000m vertical "Troll wall"!
Please note that the arrangement price is only valid on certain departure days, which vary depending on the season. We would be happy to advise you a suitable departure date.