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Fjords & Glaciers

Fjords and Glaciers | Self-Drive Tour | Scandinavian American World Tours
Oslo | Lillehammer | Gudbrandsdalen Valley | Lom | Geirangerfjord
Briksdal Glacier | Sognefjord | Flam | Aurlandsfjord | Oslo or Bergen

Our self-drive tour will take you into an area of the Norwegian fjord and glacier kingdom that is truly unique in scenery and beauty!

This area is not easily accessible unless you drive, but the roads are of a high standard and easy to navigate.  This combined with 5 nights in cozy accommodation at select Historic Hotel members and Fjord Hotels will offer you a trip that you will cherish for years to come. The Historic Hotel members are hand picked based on age and size of hotels, standard of rooms, quality of staff, personal service and a kitchen that offer only the very best.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Oslo

Arrival to Oslo, the capital city of Norway. Rest of day free to explore or take optional local tours. Tonight you’ll overnight at a four star hotel in the heart of the city.

Thon Hotel Opera or similar

Day 02: Oslo - Lillehammer

Pick up your Hertz rental car this morning before departure from Oslo City. You will drive north to Lillehammer, site of the 1994 Winter Olympics. In Lillehammer you will have time to explore some of the Olympic sites and museums and take a boat tour on Lake Mjøsa. Overnight at a local four star hotel.

Scandic Victoria Hotel (118 miles)

Day 03: Lillehammer - Lom

After a good breakfast head northwest to the Gudbrandsdal Valley offering amazing scenery. Continue to Lom, famous for its well preserved Stave Church and many out-door activities.

Overnight at a historic hotel well-known for its rustic charm and a team of excellent chefs.

Fossheim Turisthotel (107 miles)

Day 04: Lom - Geirangerfjord - Geiranger

Continue west via beautiful mountain roads, passing Stryn Summer Ski Center (summer skiing is available most years!). Onward to the famous Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

In the afternoon you will have time to drive on the scenic Eagles Road offering spectacular views of the Geirangerfjord or take a local boat tour before heading back to your charming four star hotel.

Union Hotel & Spa (60 miles)

Day 05: Geiranger - Sognefjord - Balestrand

Today you will drive south via mountains, fjords, lakes and villages to the Sognefjord, the world’s longest open fjord, and along the shore to Balestrand. We would recommend a detour to Briksdal Glacier before enjoying a stay in your historic four star hotel.

Kviknes Hotel (173 miles)

Day 06: Sognefjord - Flåm

This morning you will take a short ferry ride, crossing the Sognefjord from Dragsvik to Vangsnes, buy tickets locally. Once on the other side continue south to Vinje and through the famous Stalheim Canyon to Flåm. From Flåm you can take local boat tours and we recommend a ride on the scenic Flåm Mountain Railroad. Enjoy a stay tonight in a cozy, historic, and local four star hotel.

Fretheim Hotel (70 miles + ferry)

Day 07: Flåm - Oslo

After a good nights’ sleep drive back to Oslo (or you can opt to continue to Bergen, see below). Your return to Oslo will take your through the world's longest road tunnel (15 miles long) and onward via Borgund, home of the famous Borgund Stave Church. Travel on to Fagernes and via scenic lakes and mountains to Oslo. Return your rental car. Overnight at a local four star hotel in the heart of Oslo.

Thon Hotel Opera or similar (210 miles)

Day 08: Oslo Departure

After breakfast your Norway self-drive tour is complete.

 

Additional Information

Price includes:

  • B. Economy size rental car for 6-7 days with stick shift incl. unl. KM, basic insurance & 25% vat tax
  • 2 nights in standard room in Oslo at Thon Hotel Opera with private bath including breakfast, tax and service
  • 5 nights in standard rooms at Historic & Fjord Hotels as listed with private bath including breakfast, tax and service
  • Road map and driving information

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2017 PRICES | DEPARTURES ON REQUEST

Departure Dates and Information
Tour dates & availability per 1/01/2017. All departures are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons sharing car and in USD. Single supplement applies to hotel rate only; single person with car rental: $921. Tours can start/terminate in Bergen as well: $325 one-way car rental fee. Driving times listed for tours are approximate and may vary depending on traffic, weather, and any stops made en route. Departure is a land-only tour. Tour space is not guaranteed until booked and confirmed.

Upgrades available! Upgrade to a larger car or van (and/or automatic transmission), add half-board/dinner value package for 5 nights, hotel room upgrades, a tour that is modified to be longer/shorter, and more. All upgrades quoted upon request.

Third person in extra bed discount! Extra bed discount only applies to third person; please call for a quote.

Land Only
Price

Single
Supplement

CAR CATEGORY
Cat. B Economy Manual (or similar)


$1356 p.p. twin



$590 (3rd person in extra bed)

Tour Information

Tour Type:Self-Drive Fjord Tour / Self-Drive Tour
Price: from $1356
Duration:8 days
Cities Visited:Oslo - Lillehammer - Gudbrandsdalen Valley - Lom - Geirangerfjord - Briksdal Glacier - Sognefjord - Flåm - Aurlandsfjord - Oslo
Departures: May - June - July - August - September

Tour Map

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