Begin your 7-day / 6-night fly-drive in the dynamic capital of Norway, Oslo, and wander along the city's most famous street, Karl Johans Gate, known for its shops, bar and cafes including the bustling harbourfront of the city. After staying overnight, head west into the heart of the Telemark region and visit the home of modern day skiing, Morgedal, before heading north through the stunning beautiful Hardanger fjord and Sognefjord areas on to Bergen. During the middle ages, Bergen was one of the most important cities of the Hanseatic League when Saxon merchants settled in the quarter of the town known as Bryggen. Today, this part of the town, Stifeltsen Bryggen, is on Unesco's list of world heritage sites.
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Fly from London Gatwick to Oslo with Norwegian Airlines. On arrival in Oslo, pick up your car hire and drive into the city centre. Later today, explore Oslo on foot or via public transport. Recommended sites include the famous Vigeland sculpture park, Viking ship museum, Kon-tiki museum and the Fram arctic exploration ship and museum. Stay overnight at the Thon Hotel Opera (or similar). (N)
Today after breakfast, leave Oslo and drive through the region of Telmark. Stop en route to visit the wooden stave church in Heddal, the largest of Norway's surviving stave churches. Continue to Seljord, famous for the sea serpent, Selma, who allegedly lives in Lake Seljord. Stay overnight at Seljord Hotel (or similar). (B)
This morning, leave the Telemark region and drive towards the beautiful Hardanger area dominated by the Hardanger Fjord passing through the Haukeli mountain range and the settlements of Roldal and Skanevik before taking the car ferry to Utaker and continuing to Rosendal. Stay overnight at the Rosendal Fjord Hotel (or similar). (B)
The drive today heads north-east towards the Sognefjord area of Norway, the longest and deepest fjord in the world. Passing through Voss there will be the opportunity to drive the Stalheim road, the steepest road in northern Europe with 13 hairpin bends and views of both Sivlefossen and Stalheimfossen waterfalls. Stay overnight at the Skjolden Hotel (or similar). (B)
After breakfast today, depart Skjolden and drive west through the mountainous region of Sognfjellet to the famous Geiranger Fjord and stop to view the two waterfalls called Seven Sisters and the Friar en route. The final portion of the drive today passes along the shores of Nordfjord to Forde. Stay overnight at the Rica Sunnfjord Hotel (or similar). (B)
Today's drive heads south through the mountains of Gaular, passing scattered lakes, rivers and waterfalls before taking the ferry from Dragsvik to Vangsnes and continuing to the old Hanseatic town of Bergen, capital of western Norway. Recommended sightseeing in Bergen includes the Fish and Flower Market, the old harbour area of Bryggen and a trip on the funicular railway up the Mount Floien for views out over the city. Stay overnight at the Augustin Hotel (or similar). (B)
Return your rental car to the relevant drop off point at the airport and fly with Norwegian Airlines back to London. (B)
As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
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The Augustin Hotel AS is located in Bergen's harbourside shopping district, a convenient location for all the major attractions in the city and only 300 metres to the fish market and 500 metres to the funicular railway. Built in 1909, it's the oldest family-run hotel in the city and, after four generations, it has added an annex and been refurbished. The new bar occupies a 400-year-old cellar, once the location of a popular tavern. Decorated with Norwegian art throughout, the new wing has a contemporary design, while the guest rooms benefit from a wide range of amenities. As well as the cellar bar, the Augustin has a lobby lounge, restaurant and small...
Centrally located, the Rica Sunnfjord Hotel & Spa offers 205 well-appointed rooms with en-suite facilities and pastel shaded décor equipped with cable television, mini bar and internet access. The hotel's restaurant, Laxen, serves a variety of international cuisine while the bars Barthold, Bartine and the Treskevaerket Pub provide a selection of drinks and venues for guests to choose from. Other hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool and a spa offering a full range of...
The Rosendal Fjordhotel is situated on the edge of Hardanger fjord in Rosendal, just a short walk from Barony, with its 300-year-old Renaissance garden, and a 15-minute walk from the 17th-century Baroniet Rosendal Castle. The hotel's restaurant serves excellent local and international dishes and has floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive views across the fjord. The rooms are simply decorated with good facilities, with upgraded rooms offering fjord views.
Features: 95 rooms, restaurant, bar, terrace with panoramic views, private parking, sauna.
Room amenities: Heating, television, seating area and desk, some rooms have...
The Seljord Hotel is a historic Swiss chalet-style hotel dating back to 1857. It was formerly a coaching station, a domestic science school and an inn. The small, comfortable, timber-built hotel has a homely and historic feel with a good atmosphere. The restaurant serves seasonal dishes made from local produce and guests can dine on the terrace in fair weather. Many activities such as fishing, hiking and sleigh rides can be arranged by the hotel staff. The hotel is situated a 10-minute walk from Lake Seljord, famous for its legendary sea serpent, Selma.
Features: 21 rooms, restaurant, bar, lobby with fireplace, barbecue facilities, terrace, garden, children's playground, Wi-Fi.
Room amenities: Television, tea & coffee...
Located at the end of the Unesco recognised Sognefjorden, where the fjord ends and mountains begin, the Skjolden Hotel offers 55 tastefully decorated Scandinavian styled rooms with en-suite facilities. The hotel has its own beach, an indoor swimming pool and sauna, and an on site restaurant serving a variety of international and local cuisines. The hotel's location is a short distance from the Urnes Stave Church, the Nigardsbreen glacier and...
Located opposite the Oslo Opera House, the Thon Hotel Opera is also within walking distance of the Akershus fortress and the National Theatre. The 480 contemporary rooms all feature private bathrooms, complimentary wireless internet access, a minibar and satellite television. There is a bar for pre- and post-dinner cocktails, and an excellent restaurant serving international cuisine and affording superb fjord...
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