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 south into the heart of the 'Norwegian riviera' to Kristiansand, before heading to the cosmopolitan city of Stavanger with its well preserved city centre and historic port. Easily accessible from Stavanger is the iconic Pulpit Rock, raised 600 metres above the Lysefjord, then continue into the Hardanger region known for its sheer mountains, glaciers and deep blue-green fjords. Spend your final night in Honefoss just outside 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 Grand Central (or similar). (N)
Today after breakfast, leave Oslo and drive south through to the 'Norwegian riviera' with more sunny days than anywhere else in the country. Drive via Larvik, which has a good maritime museum to Kristiansand. On arrival, we recommend visiting the city centre and the Kristiansand Dyrepark, which contains five themed parks including a zoo. Stay overnight at the Thon Hotel Wergeland (or similar). (B)
This morning, leave Kristiansand and drive to Mandal, the southernmost town in Norway and visit Norway's largest wooden church. After your visit, continue along the picturesque coastline to Stavanger. On arrival, we recommend visiting the cathedral and old Stavanger, home to the biggest and best preserved collection of wooden houses dating from the 17th and 18th century. Stay overnight at the Thon Hotel Maritim (or similar). (B)
After breakfast today, depart Stavanger and explore the Rogaland region. One of the area's most famous landmarks is Pulpit Rock, set 600 metres above the Lysefjord and easily accessible from Stavanger. After your visit, drive towards the Hardanger region taking the ferry between Hjelmeland and Nesvik before arriving in the picturesque village of Rosendal. Stay overnight at the Rosendal Fjord Hotel (or similar). (B)
The drive today heads north towards Bergen, the old Hanseatic League port also known as 'the city among the seven mountains'. On arrival, we recommend taking the funicular up Mount Floyen for views out over the city and a visit to the famous Fish and Flower market. Depart Bergen in the afternoon and follow the shores of the Hardanger fjord, passing by orchards to Eidfjord. Stay overnight at the Quality Hotel & Resort Voringfoss (or similar). (B)
After breakfast this morning, we recommend a visit to Hardangervidda National Park, the largest in Norway. Pass through the Hardangervidda area via the scenic villages of Geilo and Gol to Honefoss. On arrival, we recommend visiting the Hadeland Glassverk in Jevnaker, a famous glass production company and beautiful recreational area. Stay overnight at the Comfort Hotel Ringerike (or similar). (B)
After breakfast, begin the journey back to Oslo and the airport where you will return your rental car to the relevant drop off point 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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Situated centrally close to Honefoss Train Station, the Comfort Hotel Ringerike is located a short walk from the Kuben Shopping Centre. The hotel offers 82 en-suite guestrooms featuring modern Scandinavian décor equipped with satellite television and WiFi access. There is also a restaurant, the Bryggerikjelleren Restaurant, which serves a variety of international dishes as well a popular cocktail bar while other facilities include a gym and...
Surrounded by breath-taking scenery and spectacular mountains that reach up to 1,600 metres, the Quality Hotel and Resort Voringfoss is scenically located next to the majestic Hardangerfjord in the centre of Eidfjord. The hotel was established in 1889 with the Norwegian artist Nils Berg Lien taking a permanent room in the property from 1853 to 1928 in which he would paint. There are 81 elegantly decorated en-suite rooms with an array of contemporary amenities, with some rooms offering views of the fjord. The hotel also has two restaurants, Bestastovo, which provides a variety of local à la carte dishes and Restaurant Hardangerfjord, where a daily local buffet is served. Drinks can also be enjoyed in the hotel...
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 Comfort Hotel Grand Central is situated in Oslo central station, in the refurbished section of the old station. The main street, Karl Johans avenue, is just a minute's walk away. The rooms are modern with impressive wall murals and designer furniture and many have views of Jernbanetorget Square, the opera house and Oslofjord. The hotel's restaurant serves Italian cuisine.
Features: 170 rooms, restaurant, 24-hour complimentary hot drinks, safe, lift, computer station, 24-hour fitness centre.
Room amenities: Air conditioning, television, tea & coffee facilities, iron and ironing board, hairdryer,...
The Thon Hotel Maritim is centrally located in the heart of Stavanger, with views of Lake Breiavatnet, and is just a 2 minute walk from Stavanger's shops, nightlife, cultural and entertainment centres. The hotel offers 223 en-suite rooms featuring contemporary décor equipped with cable television, mini bar and WiFi access. The hotel also has a restaurant which serves a bi-weekly changing menu of Norwegian and international dishes. Additionally Stavanger's waterfront and Old Stavanger are both within a 10-minute walk of the...
The Thon Hotel Wergeland is centrally located near the Wergeland Park and cathedral. It is adjacent to the Sandens shopping centre, only a short walk from Kristiansand's popular shopping pedestrian precinct, Markens. The hotel offers 30 spacious, simply appointed rooms equipped with television, mini bar and WiFi access. Le Monde, the hotel's restaurant, serves a variety of Mediterranean and Norwegian dishes using fresh locally sourced ingredients, and there is a variety of local restaurants located around the...
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Formerly known as Christiana, Oslo is the largest city and the capital of Norway. Its...