Historical Fjords, exclusive

9 nights / 10 days

Bergen / Balestrand / Geiranger / Håholmern / Trondheim / Hurtigruten

Enjoy this package offering an ‘Exclusive’ Norwegian self-drive itinerary. On this tour, we offer you the opportunity to stay in style and comfort and enjoy outstanding beauty and breath-taking scenery. You will pass several fjords. Experience scenic cruises, spectacular mountain crossings and memories to last a lifetime, and you travel on board the well-known Hurtigruten. Start and end the tour in Bergen, the city known as the gateway to the fjords.

Day 1: Arrival in Bergen

Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Attractions in Bergen include the Hanseatic Bryggen Harbour, Fløibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum).
Accommodation at Hotel Bergen Børs in a superior room

Day 2: Bergen – Balestrand (190 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Bergen heading in a northeast direction via Voss and across the Vika Mountain to Vik. A short ferry crossing will take you across the Sognefjord to Balestrand, a charming village by the fjord.
Dinner and accommodation at Kvikne’s Hotel in the historical section of the hotel with fjord view or similar (two nights)

Day 03: Balestrand

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can spend at your leisure. We recommend a day excursion to the Fjærlandsfjord, one of the most beautiful fjord arms in Norway. Steep forest-clad mountainsides surround the narrow Fjærlandsfjord, which will lead you to Fjærland and the Jostedal Glacier. Here you will have the possibility to visit the Norwegian Glacier Museum where you can learn more about glaciers. The boat will bring you back to Balestrand*.

*This excursion does not run every day. (Not included in the price)

Day 4: Balestrand – Geiranger (250 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Continue in northern direction via Stryn to Hellesylt where you will depart on a 1-hour ferry crossing along the Geirangerfjord. The Geirangerfjord was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 2005, and is truly a spectacular sight with its waterfalls and steep hills.

Dinner and accommodation at Union Hotel in fjord view rooms or similar (two nights)

Day 5: Geiranger

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. We recommend a visit at the Norwegian Fjord Centre, where you can learn how people lived along the steep edges of the fjords

Day 6: Geiranger – Troll Road – Håholmen (207 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Geiranger by car up the Eagle Road which offers panoramic view of the Geirangerfjord. A short ferry crossing will bring you to Linge where you will continue by car to the Troll Road, one of Norway’s best-known tourist attractions. The road has 11 turns and the highest point is 858 meters above sea level. Dramatic, exciting and the ultimate nature experience – this is the best way to describe it. From Åndalsnes the drive continues in northern direction across the Langfjord in direction of Molde before arriving in Håholmen, which is located at the Atlantic Road – a stunning drive, rated as one of the best road trips.
Dinner and accommodation at Håholmen Havstuer

Day 7: Håholmen – Trondheim (226 km)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning will take you further on the Atlantic road. This road zigzags across low bridges that jut out over the sea. Follow the sharp turns and wild nature all the way to Kristiansund. Continue to Trondheim, Norway’s 3rd largest city. The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 BC and was Norway’s first capital. Today, it continues to be the coronation city where Norway’s Kings from Harald Hårfagre (10th century BC) to King Harald V (1991-) have been crowned and blessed. We recommend a visit at the Nidaros Cathedral. Other sights of interest are Kristiansten Fortress, the Monk’s Island, Trøndelag Open Air Museum and Stiftsgården – the Royal Residence in Trondheim. We also recommend a stroll in Bakklandet, located on the east bank of the river Nid. Here you will find old wooden buildings which were formerly worker’s dwellings but are now partly restored as homes or charming shops and restaurants.
Accommodation at Thon hotel Gildevangen

Day 8: Trondheim – Bergen (Hurtigruten)

Breakfast at the hotel before departure at 10 am by Hurtigruten, described as the world’s most beautiful sea voyage. The overnight cruise from Trondheim to Bergen starts through the Trondheimsfjord and along Trondheimsleia channel, before continuing southwards to Kristiansund and Molde. Kristiansund is the home of dried fish production while Molde is known for its breathtaking location with panoramic views of the 222 partly snow-clad mountain peaks.
Dinner and accommodation onboard Hurtigruten

Day 9: Bergen

Morning at sea. Enjoy your breakfast and the beautiful coastal scenery during the last part of the cruise to Bergen. You will experience magnificent fjord- and archipelago scenery, before the ship arrives at its destination.
Accommodation at Hotel Bergen Børs in a superior room

Day 10: Departure from Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.