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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