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Southern Norwegian Fjords FlyDrive

Pack your camera and enjoy the drive!

Travelling by car in Norway puts you in control of your holiday. We will provide you with our recommendations, but ultimately you decide the route and the time you travel. This is your holiday - you decide!

On this holiday we have carefully selected 4 National Tourist Routes, which are scenic roads for exploring Norway's breathtaking landscapes and many offer spectacular Fjord views. We won't advise the most direct route - that isn't the point of this holiday!

Highlights of this holiday
The National Tourist Routes you will experience are Hardanger (driving along the side of the Hardanger Fjord and Sorfjord), Hardangervidda (northern Europe's largest mountain plateau), Aurlandsfjället (with amazing views of the fjord landscape) and Gaularfjellet (with protected waterfalls and tranquil mountain lakes).

The fjords on show during this tour are plentiful. Here is just a small selection. The famous Hardanger Fjord, Hotel Ullensvang sits on the edge of Sorfjord, the famous Flåm railway also features as does the worlds longest fjord, Sognefjord.

Itinerary

Book / enquire about this holiday

Days 1-3
Fly from UK to Bergen. Collect your rental car at the airport and the views start almost immediately. Head for the Hardanger National Tourist Route, the Hardanger Fjord and Ullensvang Hotel on the edge of Sorfjorden. The journey takes approx. 3hr45 by the scenic route!

Hotel Ullensvang - Sorfjorden

Hotel Ullensvang lies idyllically on the sunny side of Sørfjorden, which is an arm of the Hardangerfjord. Behind the hotel, you´ll discover the majestic Hardanger mountain plateau. Hotel Ullensvang can be traced back to 1846 when all that was available was a straw bed. Today Ullensvang is a modern hotel with 160 rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis & squash courts.

Simply Sweden Recommendations
Activities & excursions gallore. Hardangervidda mountain plateau, national park and National Tourist Route, the Skredhaugen open-air museum or Ullensvang Church. A boat trip through the Fjord, rent a kayak or a rowing boat or follow one of the numerous hiking trails. Trolltunga was rated the 4th most awe-inspiring place in the world in 2012.

Days 3-5
Take the direct scenic route (2hr45) through the Voss River Valley or the indirect scenic route across the Hardangervidda mountain plateau and national tourist route (4hrs). You decide!
Flåm is a popular and busy fjord town during the day, but after 6pm, when the cruise ships have departed, Flåm returns to a quiet, calm place with beautiful fjord scenery.

Fretheim Hotel - Flåm

This was an old manor house, which was used by English Lords to fish for Salmon and enjoy the scenery. There are 2 main routes into Flåm. The first by boat and the second by the famous Flåm railway. Both terminate at the quay side, just 2mins from the hotel. Flåm enjoys a busy summer season when the days are long, the sun is high and the fjords are at their most colourful.

Simply Sweden Recommendations
Take a trip by boat into the fjords and a journey on the Flåm railway, rent a bike, take a guided walk or rent a kayak and make a visit to the The Magical White Caves in Gudvangen.

Days 5-7
A 3hr leisurely journey between Flåm and Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand. The route along the Aurlandsfjellet National Tourist Route takes in the Stegastein viewing platform and the Nærøyfjord which is on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Kviknes Hotel - Sognefjorden (Balestrand)

The Kvikne family have been the hosts here since 1877. Kviknes Hotel is beautifully located beside the Sognefjord in Balestrand. There have been many new buildings, reconstructions and extensions since 1877, but none of this has altered the special character of this place. Kviknes is now a modern hotel with old-world charm and atmosphere with 190 guest rooms. The hotel is graced with an extensive collection of artworks and antiques, which give it its special style.

Simply Sweden Recommendations
Take a drive along the Gaularfjellet National Tourist Routes, admire the mountain scenery, visit the dramatic waterfalls and the placid lakes, take an RIB boat fjord tour and visit The Norwegian Travel Museum. Cycle rental is also available and there are   many hikes / walks.

Day 7
Have a relaxing breakfast and late afternoon flight back to the UK. The 4hr journey back the airport includes a drive beside and a ferry along across the Sognefjord.

Price from £1295 per person
HB from £200 per person (set menus)

Book / enquire about this holiday
Based on 2 adults sharing and includes:
Return flights from UK, car rental, and accommodation on a b&b basis in standard double / twin rooms. Some of the routes include ferry journeys for which there is a small charge payable locally. Room upgrades are available

Tour options
Add a night or 2 in Bergen. We tailor make our holidays so just ask!

 

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