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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Formerly known as Christiana, Oslo is the largest city and the capital of Norway. Its...