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Grand Norway Self Drive: Oslo to Oslo

Duration
12 Days
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US$ 1,737

Wind your way past stunning fjords, central highlands and picture-perfect towns like Bergen and Trondheim while driving to Norway’s top destinations. Encounter waterfalls, glaciers, UNESCO World Heritage sites, hair-raising mountain roads and dramatic coastlines all in one road trip.


This 12-day self-drive tour is perfect for independent travelers who like the flexibility to decide their own pace and itinerary when exploring the world. Whether you prefer a self-drive car with pre-booked accommodation or a rental car, Goway has you covered. Norway is a perfect country to explore at your own pace. If this tour peaks your interest, we also offer self-drive tours in other parts of the world.

Begin in Oslo, one of the world’s northernmost capitals. While Oslo often gets ignored in favour of its Scandinavian brethren, Stockholm and Copenhagen, the city will surprise you with its combination of urban modernism and gorgeous natural landscape. Examine ninth century Viking longboats at the Viking Ship Museum. See if you can figure out why the new skyscraper district is colloquially called the “Barcode.” Hike the Norwegian capital’s many parks and hills before sampling the vibrant restaurant scene.

From Oslo, drive to Geilo, a ski resort midway across the country. Surrounded by rolling hills, Geilo is perfect for hiking in summer and skiing in winter. You can hike in the nearby Hardangervidda National Park or visit Hallingskarvet to see the Vargebreen glacier. The stunning Voringfossen waterfall is also nearby.

Continue from Geilo to Bergen, a majestic seaside town surrounded by seven hills and seven fjords. Bergen was an important seaport in the Middle Ages. It also served as the capital of Norway and a member of the Hanseatic League. Visit the famous colourful wooden buildings of Bryggen that line the harbour; they’re among the most gorgeous in northern Europe. But Bergen is more than Bryggen. Visit the home of Romantic composer Edvard Grieg, ride the funicular up Floyen Mountain or head north to see the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway, which runs 205 kilometres long and can reach a width of four kilometres in parts.

From Bergen, head to Geiranger, a tourist village sitting on the end of the Geirangerfjord, often considered the most beautiful fjord in the world. Ride a ferry across the fjord and relish the green hills, deep blue water and open sky. On your way further north, stop for a view of the Seven Sisters Falls and drive the Trollstigen or Trolls' Ladder, which famously snakes up the mountains.

Alesund lies on a western coastal peninsula. Traditionally Norway’s main port for cod-fishing, Alesund suffered a fire in 1904 and was rebuilt in the Jugendstil or Art Nouveau style. The city remains one of the best examples of this flamboyant style. On the northern coast of Norway lies Trondheim, the centre of all things Viking in the country. It served as its capital until the early thirteenth century and remains a significant trading port to this day. Explore the city’s main Viking sites such as the statue of Leif Erikson and see Europe’s most northernmost cathedral, Nidaros Domkirke.

As you continue back south, you’ll see Roros, a world heritage site and one of the coldest villages in Norway. Roros was historically home to a copper mine and the village’s inhabitants still live in the charming wood houses that miners inhabited. Get up close to these homes dotting the hillside to appreciate their original log facades. Further south is Lillehammer, a gorgeous ski resort north of Oslo. Site of the 1994 Winter Olympics, the town is second-to-none when it comes to winter sports. Visit the Lysgardsbakken Olympic Arena or the open-air museum of Maihaugen. Visit the home of renowned Norwegian author Sigrid Undset, who lived here when she won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1928. Enjoy the alpine landscape before returning to Oslo.

This extensive self-drive through Norway takes you through many of the country’s best sites and lets you appreciate its stunning, varied landscape.


 

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Duration
12 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,737

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Day 1

Arrive Oslo - The Capital of Norway

On arrival into Oslo airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Continental Oslo

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    Hotel Continental Oslo



    The elegant Hotel Continental is centrally located in Oslo, only 500 feet from Oslo's main street, Karl Johan. It is the only 5-star hotel in Norway, and offers free in-room Internet access. The National Theater is just across the street. The Royal Palace is a ...

    The elegant Hotel Continental is centrally located in Oslo, only 500 feet from Oslo's main street, Karl Johan. It is the only 5-star hotel in Norway, and offers free in-room Internet access.

    The National Theater is just across the street. The Royal Palace is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Babysitting Services
    • Baggage storage
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Free WiFi in Lobby
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Oslo - Geilo

After breakfast, collect your rental car at the Europcar office in Oslo and start your journey through the Hallingdal Valley on your way to Geilo, a charming mountain village. On this scenic drive, you will travel past steep ski hills, through beautiful forests and over plateaus with great views.

Driving distance approx. 240 km / 149 mi.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Bardola Geilo

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    Hotel Bardola Geilo



    Guests can enjoy fine dining and great views from this designer hotel, which is just a few feet from Skanstull Metro Station in Stockholm's fashionable Sodermalm District. Music and sports events can be enjoyed at the nearby Globe Arena, and attractions such as the historic ...

    Guests can enjoy fine dining and great views from this designer hotel, which is just a few feet from Skanstull Metro Station in Stockholm's fashionable Sodermalm District.

    Music and sports events can be enjoyed at the nearby Globe Arena, and attractions such as the historic Old Town and the Royal Castle are a 5-minute metro ride away.

    Sodermalm is a great choice for travelers interested in old town, scenery and museums.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Fitness Centre
    • Massage Treatments
    • Outdoor Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Shuttle Service (Surcharge)
    • Spa
    • Terrace

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Grand Norway Self Drive

11 days Car rental in Norway

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Day 3

Geilo - Bergen, Hardangerfjord at its best

From Geilo, drive along the Hardangervidda National Park to the inner parts of the beautiful Aardangerfjord, with its spectacular views, on the way to Osoyro. You will pass the first glacier on your tour, Hardanger Jokulen, and visit the impressive waterfall, Voringfossen - the highest in Norway, with a cascade of 182 metres. From Voringfossen, you will continue through the dramatic and narrow Mabodalen valley, along Eidfjord, and end the day in Bergen.

Driving distance approx. 261 km / 162 mi.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Scandic Bergen City Hotel

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    When staying with us at hotel Scandic Bergen City, you enjoy great food in our onsite hotel restaurant, Amalie, and tasty drinks from our bar. We have an inviting lobby area with a fireplace. We also offer fully equipped conference venues and wireless internet access ...

    When staying with us at hotel Scandic Bergen City, you enjoy great food in our onsite hotel restaurant, Amalie, and tasty drinks from our bar. We have an inviting lobby area with a fireplace. We also offer fully equipped conference venues and wireless internet access throughout the hotel.

    With its central location, Scandic Bergen City is perfect for both business and pleasure. Bergen offers great cultural experiences and the theatre district is just a couple of streets away. You can visit Den Nationale Scene and Ole Bull Scene theatres and the Main Square Torgallmenningen. In approx 10-15 minutes walking distance, you will find the popular fish marked, Unesco listed Bryggen and the funicular to Floyen. Nordnesparken park and a great choice of hiking trails on the 7 mountains surrounding Bergen.

    Bergen train station is a 5-minute drive away and the journey to Bergen Flesland airport takes about 20 minutes.

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Bergen City of Wonders

Spend the day in Bergen. Bergen is a wonderful city, full of life and culture. In this "must-visit" city, you will find Bryggen, listed by Unesco as a World Heritage site; exceptional old houses; a vibrant fish and flower market; cable cars offering stunning views, great museums, dynamic culture, and more.

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Day 5

Songdal - Geiranger

Drive the Fjaerlands Road to see Jostedal Glacier, "mainland Europe's largest icecap", and visit the Norwegian glacier museum. Then continue via Lake Jolster, Loen and Stryn to Hellesylt, where you will take the ferry on the lovely Geirangerfjord, which can easily be considered the most beautiful fjord in the world. Here you will find magnificent and impressive waterfalls, such as the Seven Sisters and Bridal Veil.

Driving distance approx. 210 km / 130 mi.

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Duration1 Night
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Quality Sogndal

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    Quality Sogndal



    The Sogndal Hotel is located in the heart of Sogndal, the largest city in the area. The hotel is very modern, and the outside with glass walls, the hotel looks like a diamond in the beautiful nature of the areal. This will be an unforgettable ...

    The Sogndal Hotel is located in the heart of Sogndal, the largest city in the area. The hotel is very modern, and the outside with glass walls, the hotel looks like a diamond in the beautiful nature of the areal. This will be an unforgettable experience for all who like to admire the mountains and fantastic nature experience. The rooms are decorated in Scandinavian style with cute and pretty colors, and the hotel has all the necessary services to provide good quality service for customers.

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Geiranger - Alesund

From Geiranger, you will drive up Ornevegen, or the "Eagles' highway", to Eidsdal, where you will take the ferry to Linge. Then head east for the dramatic drive up Trollstigen, the "Troll Ladder", which is one of the most visited attractions in Norway. After viewing the high mountains encircling Trollstigen, you will continue to the captivating town of Alesund.

Driving distance approx. 110 km / 68 mi.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hotel Union Geiranger

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    Hotel Union Geiranger



    The Hotel Union is inviting you to enjoy one of the most exceptionally beautiful landscapes in the world. The inscription of the Geirangerfjord on the UNESCO World Heritage List is relatively recent, but magnificent natural surroundings have been an attractive destination for many generations of ...

    The Hotel Union is inviting you to enjoy one of the most exceptionally beautiful landscapes in the world. The inscription of the Geirangerfjord on the UNESCO World Heritage List is relatively recent, but magnificent natural surroundings have been an attractive destination for many generations of visitors, from far and near, who come not only to stay, but to experience something that is truly unique. Experience the landscape and nature. Hear the sound of rushing waterfalls. Breathe in the clear, clean air. See the magnificent views across the Geirangerfjord. The fjord and surrounding mountains form a unique and fabulous backdrop to your stay. In surroundings like these, your thoughts can take flight. Close proximity to unspoiled nature helps the body and mind recharge with new energy.

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Alesund

Relax and enjoy the day in the fishing and ferry town of Alesund. The town was rebuilt in 1904 after a terrible fire, and is therefore distinctively different from any other Norwegian town, with its beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. The myriad of turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation give the town its distinctive character, which is like something from a fairytale. Here you have the opportunity to visit the Atlantic Sea Park and enjoy the stunning views over the town from Fjellstua.

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Day 8

Alesund - Trondheim

Drive to Vestnes and take the ferry to Molde, then head to the fishing village of Bud, which in the 16th and 17th centuries was the most important trading center between Bergen and Trondheim. You will take the Atlantic Ocean Road, with the vast and boundless ocean on one side, and majestic snow-clad mountain peaks towering on the other. Trondheim is the original capital of Norway, and until the 16th century, Trondheim was known as Nidaros. Here you will find Nidaros Cathedral, which is one of Scandinavia's largest buildings from the middle ages.

Driving distance approx. 355 km / 220 mi.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
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Scandic Parken

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    Scandic Parken



    Scandic Parken is located in the heart of Aalesund, with the City Park and Fjellstua restaurant as your neighbours. You are close to buses, the harbour and city centre, in addition to the city's rich cultural life. Scandic Parken has 15 flexible meeting rooms, all ...

    Scandic Parken is located in the heart of Aalesund, with the City Park and Fjellstua restaurant as your neighbours. You are close to buses, the harbour and city centre, in addition to the city's rich cultural life. Scandic Parken has 15 flexible meeting rooms, all with WiFi and modern IT and audiovisual solutions. Most rooms have natural daylight. It has a famous a la carte restaurant and a lobby bar, and we serve a delicious breakfast buffet every morning.

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Trondheim - Roros

Today you will head southeast, close to the Swedish border, to explore the World Heritage-listed village, Roros. Roros is a beautiful gem with a charming atmosphere, lovely houses and delightful tiny streets and alleys.

Driving distance approx. 155 km / 96 mi.

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Duration1 Night
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Scandic Solsiden

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    Solsiden is one of Trondheim's most popular and pulsating areas, with a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Feel free to borrow a bike from the reception and explore the surrounding area. With its flexible meeting facilities, this hotel is also perfect for meetings and ...

    Solsiden is one of Trondheim's most popular and pulsating areas, with a wide selection of shops and restaurants. Feel free to borrow a bike from the reception and explore the surrounding area. With its flexible meeting facilities, this hotel is also perfect for meetings and conferences. If you wish to eat in hotel’s restaurant, it has a capacity for 100 people, and the location in the hotel's atrium is perfect for meetings or events.

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Day 10

Roros - Lillehammer

From Roros, drive south to Lillehammer, the host town of the 1994 Winter Olympics. In Lillehammer, you can visit the Maihaugen open-air museum, the Olympic Museum and/or the Lysgardsbakken Olympic Arena.

Driving distance approx. 240 km / 149 mi.

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Duration1 Night
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First Breiseth Hotel

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    First Breiseth Hotel



    First Hotel Breiseth, established in 1898, is one of the oldest hotels in Lillehammer. At the time of its opening, it was considered the most fashionable hotel in town. The hotel was also very popular among local artists, you can still admire their unique work ...

    First Hotel Breiseth, established in 1898, is one of the oldest hotels in Lillehammer. At the time of its opening, it was considered the most fashionable hotel in town. The hotel was also very popular among local artists, you can still admire their unique work of art at First Hotel Breiseth. As a guest at the hotel you will be within walking distance of attractions like Maihaugen, Lillehammer art museum, the pedestrian precinct "Gågata", several restaurants and a range of other activities. If you love the mountains, snow and skiing, the bus stops right outside the hotel and takes you to the slopes in only 20 minutes! Welcome to Lillehammer and First Hotel Breiseth.

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Day 11

Lillehammer - Oslo

Leave the Olympic village after you have seen and enjoyed all the best Lillehammer has to offer. On you way to Oslo, stop at Hamar to visit Vikingskipet, the impressive ice rink built for the Olympics. Enjoy the rest of the day in the capital. Spend the night at a hotel in central Oslo.

Driving distance approx. 240 km / 149 mi.

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Duration1 Night
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Hotel Continental Oslo

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    Hotel Continental Oslo



    The elegant Hotel Continental is centrally located in Oslo, only 500 feet from Oslo's main street, Karl Johan. It is the only 5-star hotel in Norway, and offers free in-room Internet access. The National Theater is just across the street. The Royal Palace is a ...

    The elegant Hotel Continental is centrally located in Oslo, only 500 feet from Oslo's main street, Karl Johan. It is the only 5-star hotel in Norway, and offers free in-room Internet access.

    The National Theater is just across the street. The Royal Palace is a 5-minute walk from the hotel.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Babysitting Services
    • Baggage storage
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Currency Exchange
    • Free WiFi in Lobby
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 12

Oslo Departure

After breakfast you have the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Oslo's many museums or just relax at a café after this enjoyable holiday. You are then transferred to the airport for your onward or return flight.

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Arrival and departure airport transfer
  • All accommodation as listed
  • 10 day car rental with basic insurance CDW / THW
  • Meals as indicated

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • Visas if required
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Meals and beverages not specifically noted in the itinerary
  • All international and domestic airfares and airfare taxes unless specified
  • Entrances fee to attractions
  • Fees for ferries, tunnels, toll roads, parking of any kind or any other miscellaneous driving

OTHER INFORMATION:

Car options (subject to availability)

 

 

Vehicle class:     Sample model:     Minimum age required:     
Economy VW Polo 19 years
Compact VW Golf 19 years
Intermediate Audi A3 Sportback  19 years
Compact VW Golf DSG Automatic    19 years
Standard VW Tiguan 4WD 25 years
Premium BMW 3-Series 25 years

 

Hotel check in is 3:00PM

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

From pricing is based on an estimated cost of 10 day car rental based on Economy VW Polo. Prices are subject to change due to the fluctuation of car rates until such time of deposit, when guaranteed prices are confirmed. Prices are “from” per person and based on twin share based on current exchange rates and subject to change. Single rates available on request. Subject to availability, limited seats available, seasonal surcharges may apply.

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