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Natural Wonders of Norway Self Drive: Oslo, Geilo, Bergen & Laerdal

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,045

Drive between Oslo and Bergen to see amazing scenery around every bend. Admire Viking longboats at the Viking Ship Museum in Oslo, visit the world famous wooden buildings of Bryggen in Bergen and hike through the steep mountainsides of Hardangervidda National Park.


This 7-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.

Near the Sognefjord is Voss, the country’s adventure capital where you can whitewater raft, bungee jump and parasail to your heart’s content, and Laerdal, a charming village that used to be a regional produce port. A self-drive through Norway offers a perfect way to explore the country’s gorgeous landscape.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,045

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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

Thon Hotel Opera

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    Thon Hotel Opera



    Overlooking the Oslo Opera House, this hotel is only 100 metres from Oslo Central Station. It offers a large breakfast buffet, a fjord-view restaurant and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs. Fresh fruit, homemade bread and both hot and cold dishes are served at breakfast. Hotel ...

    Overlooking the Oslo Opera House, this hotel is only 100 metres from Oslo Central Station. It offers a large breakfast buffet, a fjord-view restaurant and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs. Fresh fruit, homemade bread and both hot and cold dishes are served at breakfast. Hotel Opera's popular restaurant, Scala, offers Norwegian specialities as well as international dishes. Evening cocktails can be enjoyed at the Tosca Bar. The gym at Thon Hotel Opera features an outdoor terrace and views of the waterfront. For relaxation, guests can visit the opera-themed lounge. Attractions such as the Akershus Fortress and the National Theatre are both reached within 15 minutes on foot. In addition, the express train to Oslo Gardermoen Airport is just around the corner.

    Facilities

    • Allergy-free room
    • Bar
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Fitness Centre
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Parking Nearby ($)
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace

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Day 2

Oslo to Geilo, Norway's Nutshell Road

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.

EUROPCAR OSLO

Dronning Mauds Gate 10-11,

Entrance From Munkedamsveien

0161 OSLO , Norway

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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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For Natural Wonders of Norway Self Drive

5 days Car rental in Norway

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Day 3

Geilo to 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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    Scandic Bergen City Hotel



    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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Day 4

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

Bergen to Laerdal, Adventures in and Around Deep Fjords

The day will start by heading to Norway's adventure capital, Voss. In Voss, you can try out one of the many thrilling activities that the town and its hinterland have to offer. Another option would be to visit the beautiful Aurlandsfjorden to experience the truly enjoyable train ride between Flam and Myrdal. Your journey will continue as you head on to the bottom of Sognefjorden - Norway's longest and deepest fjord - taking in highlights such as the towns of Stalheim and Aurland.

Driving distance approx. 203 km / 126 mi

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Lindstrom Hotel

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    Lindstrom Hotel



    The Lindstrom Hotel is located in an idyllic setting between lovely pastel-coloured wooden houses in Old Laerdalsoyri, the old village centre in Laerdal. Rich in tradition, Laerdal is a popular tourist village located in the innermost part of the Sognefjord, in the immediate vicinity of ...

    The Lindstrom Hotel is located in an idyllic setting between lovely pastel-coloured wooden houses in Old Laerdalsoyri, the old village centre in Laerdal. Rich in tradition, Laerdal is a popular tourist village located in the innermost part of the Sognefjord, in the immediate vicinity of world-famous attractions such as the Flam Railway, the Naeroyfjord, Borgund Stave Church, the Aurlandsdalen valley and the Jostedalsbreen glacier.

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Day 6

Laerdal to Oslo

Start the day by visiting the Borgund stave church, one of the best-preserved stave churches in Norway. From Laerdal, the journey continues as you head toward Oslo, driving from dale to dale and passing charming countryside villages. On arrival into Oslo, you return the vehicle.

Driving distance approx. 297 km / 185 mi

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Thon Hotel Opera

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    Thon Hotel Opera



    Overlooking the Oslo Opera House, this hotel is only 100 metres from Oslo Central Station. It offers a large breakfast buffet, a fjord-view restaurant and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs. Fresh fruit, homemade bread and both hot and cold dishes are served at breakfast. Hotel ...

    Overlooking the Oslo Opera House, this hotel is only 100 metres from Oslo Central Station. It offers a large breakfast buffet, a fjord-view restaurant and modern rooms with flat-screen TVs. Fresh fruit, homemade bread and both hot and cold dishes are served at breakfast. Hotel Opera's popular restaurant, Scala, offers Norwegian specialities as well as international dishes. Evening cocktails can be enjoyed at the Tosca Bar. The gym at Thon Hotel Opera features an outdoor terrace and views of the waterfront. For relaxation, guests can visit the opera-themed lounge. Attractions such as the Akershus Fortress and the National Theatre are both reached within 15 minutes on foot. In addition, the express train to Oslo Gardermoen Airport is just around the corner.

    Facilities

    • Allergy-free room
    • Bar
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Fitness Centre
    • Free WiFi
    • Laundry
    • Lift
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
    • Non Smoking Rooms
    • Parking Nearby ($)
    • Restaurant
    • Terrace

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Day 7

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
  • 5 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

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Car options (subject to availability)

 

Vehicle Class:   Sample model:  Minimum age required: 
Compact Ford Focus 1.4 23 years
Compact Honda Jazz 1.4 26 years
Standard Toyota Avensis 1.6   26 years
Premuim Audi A4 1.8 Turbo 28 years

 

Hotel check in is 3:00PM

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

From pricing is based on an estimated cost of 5 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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