Begin your 8-day / 7-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 Hardanger region and visit 'the orchard of Hardanger', Lofthus, before heading on to the old Hanseatic League city of Bergen and visit the Unesco protected Bryggen. Experience the dramatic scenery of the Flam railway, one of the most picturesque railway lines in the world and combine this with a cruise on the Naeroy and Sogn Fjords before heading past the Jostedal Glacier into the mountains via Loen and Grotli. End your stay in Norway with one last night in vibrant Oslo before flying back to the UK.
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Fly from London Gatwick to Oslo with Norwegian Airlines. On arrival in Oslo, pick up your hire car 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 Comfort Hotel Borsparken (or similar). (N)
Today after breakfast, leave Oslo and drive west along the charming Halling Valley via Geilo before crossing the wild Hardanger Mountain Plateau to Fossli, stopping to view the thundering Voringsfoss waterfall. Continue to Lofthus via the Mabodal canyon. Stay overnight at Hotel Ullensvang (or similar). (B,D)
This morning, leave Bergen and continue west taking the ferry between Kinsarvik and Kvanndal before driving along the beautiful Hardanger fjord, known for its fruit orchards. On arrival in Bergen, pick up your Bergen Card, which gives you free access or discounts to museums. We recommend taking the funicular up Mount Floien for views out over the city and a visit to the famous Fish and Flower market. Stay overnight at the Augustin Hotel (or similar). (B)
After breakfast today, depart Bergen and drive north-east to the town of Voss before descending the Naeroy valley to Flam. Board the Flam railway to Myrdal for stunning views across the valley dotted with waterfalls. Return to Flam and drive to Gudvangen where you will board the sightseeing boat for a cruise along the Naeroy and Sogn fjords. End the day with a drive via Sogndal to Leikanger. Stay overnight at the Sognefjord Hotel (or similar). (B)
The drive today heads north towards Loen travelling along the scenic road passing the Jostedal glacier before descending into the stunning Nord fjord. Make a detour at Olden and visit the famous Briksdal glacial spur, the most accessible of the spurs that leave the main Jostedal glacier. Stay overnight at the Loenfjord Hotel (or similar). (B, D)
Today's drive heads east via the picturesque village of Hellesylt where you board the ferry for a cruise along the Geiranger fjord, one of the most picturesque in the country. Stay overnight at Hotel Geiranger (or similar). (B,D)
After breakfast, begin the journey back to Oslo driving via the famous Serpentine road with stunning views of the fjords and mountains passing by Lake Vaga before descending the magnificent Gudbrands valley to Lillehammer. Continue via Lake Mjosa, the largest in Norway, on to Oslo. Stay overnight at the Holmenkollen Park 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...
Located 350 metres above the centre of Oslo, close to both the Holmenkollen Ski Arena and Nordmarka forest, the Holmenkollen Park Hotel Rica offers incredible panoramic views out over the city and fjord. Originally built in 1894, the building is a prime example of the Norwegian 'dragon style', a particular period of architecture heavily influenced by Viking and medieval art that was widely used in Scandinavia from 1880 to 1910. The hotel offers 356 tastefully decorated en suite rooms featuring modern, luxury amenities. Some suites offer private jacuzzis and glass-walled views out over Oslo.
The hotel has various dining options for guests to choose from, as well as a hotel bar with a cosy open fire. Other hotel facilities include a swimming pool, sauna and a...
The Hotel Geiranger is located in the heart of Geiranger with panoramic views of the fjord. The area offers a variety of activities and sights for visitors, including Unesco world heritage sites. There are 150 rooms with views of the fruit orchard or the fjord. There is a selection of restaurants offering Norwegian specialties and international...
Hotel Loenfjord lies at the shore side in Loen, surrounded by towering mountains and magnificent scenery. The hotel offers 137 simply decorated en-suite rooms equipped with satellite television and WiFi access. The hotel has a restaurant, the Karjolen, that serves a daily buffet breakfast and dinner while the Fiskekroken café provides an a la carte menu for guests to choose from. All meals are prepared with locally sourced...
Centrally located, Hotel Ullensvang is situated directly by the fjord, with views over the Hardangerfjord and Folgefonna glacier. The hotel offers 168 well-appointed en-suite rooms decorated in pastel shades equipped with satellite television, mini bar and WiFi access with some rooms also featuring balconies. There are various dining options for guests to choose from at the hotel, whether it is the daily buffet served in the main restaurant with views of the fjord or the a la carte menu of Zanoni offering a mix of International and Norwegian specialties. Other hotel facilities include private access to a secluded beach, tennis courts, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre, while relaxation options include a jacuzzi and a...
The Sognefjord Hotel overlooks the beautiful Sognefjord itself, in the picturesque town of Leikanger. The property offers 55 simple yet comfortable rooms with either garden, mountain or fjord views equipped with satellite television, tea / coffee making facilities and wireless internet access.
There is a restaurant serving a variety of international and Norwegian dishes in the hotel's traditional dining room, while other facilities include a fully equipped gym and...
The Comfort Hotel Borsparken is a 3-minute walk from Oslo central station and the main street of Karl Johans. The hotel's informal rooms feature modern, colourful decor with some enjoying views of the opera house or the fjord.
Features; 248 rooms, snack bar, lobby lounge and bar, fitness room, sun terrace, computer station.
Room amenities: Satellite television, hairdryer, iron and ironing board,...
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