Arrival to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Transfer to the hotel. Then start of the panoramic city tour. Among sites which you will discover are the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, Kontiki museum, Munch Museum, the Oslo Opera House and Holmenkolln. Accommodation in Oslo.
Drive to Lillehammer, the town that hosted 1994 Winter Olympics. Here Maihaugen Open Air Museum presents the past of the people living in the area as much as 300 years ago. The Olympic museum and Olympic arena are two other prominent attractions.
Drive through the Gudbrandsdalen Valley to Ringebu and then on to Ronde Road which shows the beautiful Rondane National Park and further north along country’s longest river Glomma to the town of Røros. The town is one of the few remaining mining towns in the world, listed as a UNESCO site and most noted by its wooden buildings, where people still live and work. Overnight.
Drive from Røros to Trondheim, Norway’s third largest city. The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 BC. It was Norway’s first capital and still continues to be a coronation city from 10th century until nowadays. When discovering the city you can’t miss the Nidaros Cathedral, the Archbishop’s Palace, Kristiansten Fortress, the Monk’s Island and Stiftsgarden, the Royal residence.
After breakfast we start the descend touwards the south, to Nordmøre, the area full of mountains and fjords. We take the ferry crossing from Halsa to Kanestraum so as to arrive to a fish town of Kristiansund. This is where more than 8 km long underwater tunnel takes us to the extremely scenic Atlantic Ocean Road. This is how one arrives to Molde, the city surrounded by the mountain peaks.
In the morning we take a ferry across the Molde fjord to Vestnes. From here it’s not far to the famous Troll Road. The road has 11 dramatic turns and is considered the most scenic road of Scandinavia. Afterwards another ferry crossing will bring us to another panoramic road called the Eagle Road offering majestic panoramic views of the Geirangerfjord, full of waterfalls and steep hills, another popular UNESCO site. In Geiranger one can learn a lot about the life in fjords at the Norvegian Fjord Centre. On via Lom to Bøverdalen.
The road takes us across the Sogn Mountain, following one of Norway’s most scenic roads. The road climbs to 1440 metres and offers magnificient views of mountain lakes, glaciers and snowy peaks. After descending we drive along the fjord. Weather permitting we can then take a detour to the Nigardsbeen Glacier, an arm of the Jostedal Glacier to see the area of permanent snow. Descent to Sogndal and overnight.
Short drive to Manhaller will bring us to another ferry crossing over to Sognefjorden. Here we will go through almost 25 km long Lærdal tunnel, the longest road tunnel in the world. Stop in Flåm where we can take the famous Flåms train up and down to Myrdal, often reffered to as one of the most magnificient rail tracks there are. We will board the ship and cross Sognefjord and disembark in Gudvangen. Continuation to Bergen.
Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and famous for being surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. A must-sees include the Hanseatic Bryggen Wharf, Fløibanen funicular, Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen and the Fish and Flower market.
Drive from Bergen towards the Hardanger fjord (possible stop en route includes Steindalsfossen waterfall) en route to Bruravik. Here we will cross Hardangerfjord on the impressive Hardangerfjord bridge. En route to Geilo you can enjoy another impressive waterfalls, Vøringsfossen Waterfall. Not far away lie the mountain plains of Hardangervidda. Crossing it we will reach Geilo.
Drive from Geilo to Torpo, where lies an interesting Torpo Stave Church from the 12th century. Continue via Gol, through the beautiful Hallingdal Valley and along Lake Tyri, to Oslo. Afternoon arrival to the capital and free time for shopping at Karl Johans Gate or more museum exploration at Bygdøy peninsula.
Departure from Oslo according to your own itinerary.
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