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Geirangerfjord in Norway

Scenic Norway - Grand

Road Trip & Hurtigruten Cruise

(16 days / 15 nights)

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Drive, Cruise & Hike Norway

Starting in Oslo, this 16-day journey takes you along some of Norway’s most magnificent fjords like Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord, on your way to the cities of Ålesund, Kristiansund and Trondheim. You'll drive on scenic routes like the Atlantic Ocean Road and the twisty Trollstigen pass, visit natural wonders like glaciers and waterfalls and explore the culture of Bergen and Stavanger. To top it off, the tour also includes a cruise on the Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage, one of Europe’s top attractions and the chance to hike the famous Pulpit Rock.

16 days / 15 nights

Price p.p. from

The amount will be charged in EUR

Approx 4659 EUR

— Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless self-drive experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Quality & value for your money
  • Specialists in Norway self-drive holidays
  • Great customer reviews 
  • Carbon offsetting included

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— Book With Confidence

  • Optional cancellation insurance
  • Affordable deposits from 10%

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Tour Highlights

  • Sail along the Norwegian coast on a relaxing Hurtigruten cruise
  • See Stavanger and hike the famous Pulpit Rock
  • Visit the dramatic deep fjord of Geiranger, and explore its surrounding beauty
  • Drive along the scenic routes of Trollstigen, Eagle Road, and the Atlantic Ocean Road
  • Enjoy the amazing view in Loen and take an optional ride on the Loen Skylift
  • Roam the UNESCO Heritage site, Bryggen in the beautiful town of Bergen
  • Visit Sognefjord, the largest and deepest fjord of Norway
  • Stop in Flåm where you can enjoy optional activities like riding the Flåm Railway
  • Explore the medieval city of Trondheim
  • Enjoy Norway at a leisurely pace, with extra days to join optional activities

Travel style

Self-Drive i

Interest

Active i, Best Seller i, Culture and History i, Fjords i, Hurtigruten cruise i

Season

May - Sep

Departure

Daily

Interest

Active i, Best Seller i, Culture and History i, Fjords i, Hurtigruten cruise i

Driving distance

904/562 km/mi

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your Nordic adventure.

  • Day 1: WELCOME TO OSLO

    When you arrive at Oslo‘s Gardermoen Airport, make your way into Oslo‘s city centre by taking the express train to Oslo Central Station, or through a private transfer Nordic Visitor will arrange for you (at additional cost). For those arriving early, we recommend exploring Oslo by foot, spending the afternoon at sights including the Royal Palace, Akershus Fortress, Oslo City Hall, Oslo Opera House, and the Aker Brygge area.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 2: EXPLORE THE HIGHLIGHTS OF OSLO

    This morning, get an early start to explore the Norwegian capital. We recommend booking a guided bus tour that will take you along the famous landmarks of the city. Highlights include the beautiful Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Royal PalaceAkershus fortress, and Oslo City Hall.

    Another option is to tour Oslo on your own visiting some of the above attractions, or others like the Munch Museum, Fram Polar Ship Museum and Karl Johans street. You will then have the rest of the day to explore at your own leisure.

    Spend the night in Oslo.

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  • Day 3: JOURNEY TO BERGEN

    Start the day early by heading to the Oslo Central Station to board the Bergensbanen train for your scenic journey to Bergen over the mountainous rooftops of Norway. This route passes through the charming villages of Gol and Geilo on your way to Myrdal Station, where the train continues to Bergen, the day’s final destination. The journey is approximately 6.5 hours and you will arrive in the afternoon in Bergen.

    Despite being an international city, Bergen, “The Capital of the Fjords”, has all the charms of a small town. Here you’ll find Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, along with remarkably preserved old houses, a lively fish and flower market, cable cars offering stunning views, great museums and more.

    Spend the night in Bergen. 

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  • Day 4: WATERFALLS & MAJESTIC VIEWS

    Start the first leg of your self-drive trip by collecting your rental car and heading to Norway’s adventure capital, Voss, which is home to the beautiful Tvindefossen waterfall. Your journey will then continue to Sogndal along the Sognefjord—Norway’s longest and deepest fjord—taking in sights including the towns of Stalheim, before reaching the beautiful Aurlandsfjord and the town of Flåm. We recommend stopping in Flåm and riding the renowned Flåmsbana railway, a steep train ride between Flåm and Myrdal—a treat for photographers or train enthusiasts alike!

    A stop at Stegastein viewpoint is recommended, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Aurlandsfjord. You will then take a short ferry ride before driving towards Sogndal, where you will send the night. 

    Spend the night in Sogndal.

    Driving distance: 237 km / 148 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 4 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 5: SCENIC FJORDS & NATIONAL PARKS

    Today you have a short drive ahead of you and a full day to explore. Drive along the Fjærlands road towards the Jostedal glacier, which is mainland Europe’s largest icecap. We recommend stopping at the Norwegian glacier museum to learn more about the geology of the region. Before you reach the quaint village of Loen, you will drive along the magnificent Nordfjord and enjoy the dazzling turquoise lakes, cascading waterfalls, vast glaciers and steep mountains.

    For those that want the ultimate panoramic view over the region, the Loen skylift is a must. The skylift takes you to the top of Mt. Hoven where you can enjoy the magnificent views of the fjord landscape and Jostedalsbreeen National park.

    Spend the night in Loen

    Driving distance: 128 km / 80 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours (without stops)

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  • Day 6: EXPLORE GEIRANGERFJORD

    After breakfast, you will leave Loen, driving to Geiranger. Board a 65-minute ferry ride through the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord where you see famous waterfalls like the Seven Sisters, the Suitor, and the Bridal Veil, along with abandoned fjord farms in the mountains.

    With its fairytale landscape, Geiranger has a lot to offer for nature lovers like snow-covered mountain tops, lush green vegetation and the deep blue fjord. You can hike one of the many trails in the region, go kayaking, take a rib boat safari, relax at the nearby spa or visit the chocolate factory in town.

    Spend the night in Geiranger

    Driving distance: 82 km / 51 miles
    Estimated driving duration: 2 hours and 30 (without stops)

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  • Day 7: GEIRANGER AT LEISURE

    Spend the day in lovely Geiranger at your leisure. We recommend soaking in the fantastic fjord scenery on an optional activity like kayaking or joining a rib boat safari. It’s also recommended to drive up to Dalsnibba skywalk which offers magnificent views of Geiranger, the fjord, towering mountains and vast Blåbreen glacier. For those after some pampering, the spa at Hotel Union is ideal to relax and get a treatment or two, followed by a trip to the chocolate factory in town for a little more indulgence.

    Spend another night in Geiranger.

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  • Day 8: TROLLSTIGEN TWISTS & TURNS

    From Geiranger, drive up the steep and winding Ørnevegen, “The Eagle Road”, to Eidsdal, where you will take a short, scenic ferry ride to Linge. If you enjoy twists and turns, you will be very impressed with the drive up Trollstigen, “The Troll Ladder”.  The road twists through 11 hairpin bends making it an exciting ride. 

    After passing the high mountains, continue to Ålesund, a captivating city with distinctive character. Here you also have the opportunity to visit the Atlantic Sea Park and enjoy stunning views from Fjellstua.

    Spend the night in Ålesund.

    Driving distance: 191 km / 117 mi.
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours and 40 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 9: ATLANTIC OCEAN ROAD TO KRISTIANSUND

    This morning you will drive to Vestnes and take a short ferry ride to the town of Molde before heading to the fishing village of Bud. During the 16th and 17th centuries, Bud was the most important trading centre between Bergen and Trondheim and this is a historically significant slice of Norway’s economic past. From Bud you will drive on the Atlantic Ocean Road, with the vast sea on one side and majestic snow-capped mountains on the other. End the day in Kristiansund, a charming city built on five islands with beautiful views from its natural harbour.

    Spend the night in Kristiansund. 

    Driving distance: 185 km / 115 mi. 
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 10: The Capital of the Vikings

    Continue north towards Trondheim to explore this vibrant port city. Here you will find the remarkable Nidaros Cathedral, as well as countless other attractions like the Ringve Museum and Gardens, the Trøndelag Folk Museum, the charming neighbourhood of Bakklandet by the old wharf and much more.

    If you’re looking for some relaxing activities today, you can take a short boat trip to the old fortress island of Munkholmen (“the Monk’s Islet”) or hop on the tram at St. Olavs gate in the city centre for a scenic 20-minute ride up to Lian in the Bymarka forest.

    Spend the night in Trondheim. 

    Driving distance: 197 km / 123 mi. 
    Estimated driving duration: 3 hours and 30 minutes (without stops)

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  • Day 11: Exploring The Coastline Of Norway

    Today, you will embark on a cruise that will have you discovering the martitime beauty of Norway. You will head to the Trondheim harbour to board the Hurtigruten cruise ship, with your rental car, for the Norwegian Coastal Voyage. It will then set sail along the Trondheim Fjord and past Hitra Island.

    In the evening, the boat will dock at the city of Kristiansund and the town of Molde. This journey passes through some breathtaking coastal landscapes, and the final port of the day is a brief stop in Ålesund, after midnight.

    Spend the night on board Hurtigruten, in a private cabin.

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  • Day 12: SAIL TO HISTORIC BERGEN

    During the night, the ship calls at Torvik, Maløy, and Florø coming within view of its final destination—Bergen. Here you will disembark in the early afternoon to enjoy some leisure time and to drop off the rental car either this evening or tomorrow morning. In Bergen, spend some time shopping or visiting a cafe or two.

    Spend the night in Bergen.

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  • Day 13: BERGEN AT LEISURE

    Continue to explore beautiful Bergen today by visiting Rosenkrantz Tower and King Hakon‘s Hall for a little bit of history. Bergen is also known for its museums that cover the city’s architecture, music and art. We recommend visiting the Edvard Grieg museum and the KODE art museum, which is Scandinavia’s largest museum for art and music. If you wish to spend more time in nature, there are optional activities available such as a fjord cruise that sails down Hardangerfjord, giving spectacular views of Voringfossen waterfall.

    Spend another night in Bergen.

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  • Day 14: JOURNEY SOUTH TO STAVANGER

    Enjoy an early breakfast, check out of your hotel and head to the Bergen bus terminal, located in the heart of city centre. There you will board the coastal bus, which takes you along the rugged west coast of Norway, through sweeping fjords and dotted islands to Stavanger. The bus ride includes two ferry crossings, where you can stretch your legs, visit the cafeteria and enjoy the view from the passenger deck before arriving at Stavanger.

    Stavanger is the fourth-largest city in Norway is a favourite among visitors for its lively city centre, timbered old town (Gamle Stavanger) and historic harbour area. Here you can find an array of interesting museums and attractions along with great restaurants and cafes.

    Spend the night in Stavanger.

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  • Day 15: HIKING AT THE PULPIT ROCK

    Near Stavanger is the gorgeous Lysefjord, which includes the famous natural landmarks of the Pulpit Rock (Preikestolen). You will join a self-guided tour, first reaching the area by bus, before embarking on a scenic 4-hour hike (approx. 6km). Starting from the Pulpit cabin, you can enjoy the wild and beautiful nature on the way to Pulpit Rock, traversing hilly terrain with an altitude difference of 350 metres. Transportation to the starting point of the hike and back takes a little over one hour each way. After the hike, you will take the bus back to Stavanger.

    Spend another night in Stavanger.

    Please note if you prefer joining a boat tour and skip the hike, you can choose so during the booking steps online (see our optional activities).

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  • Day 16: DEPARTURE FROM STAVANGER

    When it’s time for your Norway adventure to come to an end, make your way to Stavanger Airport. Depending on your preferred method, you can take the airport bus from one of the many departure points in the Stavanger city centre or you can take a taxi directly from your hotel to Stavanger-Sola Airport. If your flight is in the afternoon, you can choose to enjoy some last-minute shopping, visit one of Stavanger’s many museums or relax at a café, enjoying the last few moments of your holiday.

    For those departing from Oslo or Bergen, we offer train transfer back to Oslo and a bus transfer to Bergen in our optional activities. Please keep in mind you might need to book an additional night if your flight is early in the day.

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Optional extras

We recommend adding your extra activities to the tour now for the best booking experience and to secure your spot, as activities are likely to sell out.

Map

Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.

Essential information

We recommend that you read carefully through the following information before booking this self-drive tour in Norway. We’ve answered the most frequently asked questions here so you know what to expect. You’ll also find more practical advice and attraction recommendations in our online Norway Travel Guide.

We recommend you wait to book flights to Scandinavia, and other parts of your travels, until we can confirm your desired travel dates for this tour. This is due to varying availability for this package. Contact us for more details.

On a self-drive tour, Nordic Visitor supplies you with a quality rental car and a detailed personal itinerary. You act as your own tour guide and driver, and you get to pick the road trip music!

All your services will be pre-booked by your personal travel consultant at Nordic Visitor. This includes your rental car and accommodation in Norway, along with any other services specified in your itinerary, such as cruises and planned activities.

During your tour, we’re with you every step of the way. On arrival, you’ll receive personalised information, including an itinerary, map and detailed Norway Travel Guide. Plus, you’ll have access to our 24/7 helpline during your trip should you need to contact us.

Driving in Norway might be slightly different than what you’re used to. For this reason, you’ll want to make yourself aware of local driving laws and potential road hazards, such as:

  • We drive on the right-hand side of the road
  • Low-beam headlights should be on at all times
  • Speed limits are posted in kilometres per hour (km/h)
  • Speed and traffic violations have steep fines
  • There are over 900 tunnels in Norway, especially in the western fjords
  • Mountain passes can be narrow and winding
  • Tolls are automatically registered to your AutoPass, for roads and ferries

And finally, with all the beautiful scenery, you’ll want to take it slow and enjoy the drive!

For more information, we strongly recommend taking a few minutes to read through our guide to driving in Norway. You’ll also receive more guidance ahead of your arrival in the Norway Travel Guide.

Upon arrival at the airport, you will pick up your vehicle from the car rental office here. At the end of your rental period, you will return the car back to the airport.

We recommend using Google Maps or a search engine to find car parks near your accommodation. You can also ask your hotel for assistance. You might find you have a short walk between the car park and your hotel.

A GPS service is available for an additional fee. You can book this directly with the rental agent.

Alternatively, you may want to ensure you have adequate mobile roaming that you can use during your travels in Norway. This way you can use Google Maps or another navigation service on your phone.

It’s also good to note that Google Maps offers more up-to-date information as well as traffic navigation, compared to traditional GPS devices. You’re also able to pre-download maps of areas you will be visiting, so you can use them offline.

Please wait to book flights to Scandinavia until we can confirm your desired travel dates for this tour. This is due to varying availabilities on services included in this package. 

After making a booking with Nordic Visitor, it might take a few weeks to confirm your travel arrangements. We recommend booking your flights once your personal travel consultant gets in touch to confirm your itinerary.

If you have any questions about your flights and itinerary, please contact us for more details.

Yes, you can customise this tour online. During the booking process, you can add extra nights to your itinerary as well as optional day trips, excursions and upgrades. 

If you have something specific in mind, get in touch with your travel consultant and they’ll create your dream trip.

Yes, you can do so by booking an optional service during the booking steps. You can also contact your travel consultant to request this and add some extra nights in either city.

With this itinerary, you’ll travel from Oslo to Bergen by train. You’ll board the Bergensbanen train from Oslo Central Station. This journey takes you over the “rooftop” of Norway, passing charming mountain villages like Gol and Geilo. It takes around 7 hours to complete the journey to the west coast.

On this itinerary, you will hop aboard a Hurtigruten cruise along the Norwegian west coast. The cruise includes cabin accommodation with private facilities as well as deck space for your rental car.

Your reservation is for an unspecified cabin with windows or port holes. Please note that views may be obstructed, but you can always go up to the deck for the best views around. Your daily breakfast is also included.

These coastal voyages are not like conventional cruises as there are 11 different ships in use. They all vary in size and facilities. That said, all Hurtigruten ships have restaurants, a cafeteria, laundry room, Wi-Fi and onboard activities.

When your ship is in port, you will be able to disembark if the stop is longer than 30 minutes.

Please bear in mind that we cannot guarantee your cabin number for coastal voyages shorter than 5 nights.

Optional shore excursions are available during your journey. You should pre-book the activities you are most interested in ahead of time.

This package includes a coastal bus tour from Bergen to Stavanger. On this scenic journey you will travel 210 kilometres (130 miles), taking around 4.5–5 hours.

This is a great opportunity to admire Norway’s west coast as you’ll pass through fjords and islands. The bus ride includes 2 ferry crossings during which you can stretch your legs, visit the cafeteria or enjoy the view from the deck.

During this tour, you’ll have the opportunity to hike to Pulpit Rock, one of Norway’s iconic summits. Please bear in mind that it will be a self-guided hike. Nordic Visitor does include the 1-hour bus journey to and from the start of the trail. 

Pulpit Rock is an 8-kilometre (5-mile) round trip, which is likely to take around 4–5 hours total. You should also plan to spend at least 1 hour at the top to have lunch and enjoy the scenery. 

We recommend that you bring enough food and drink for the day. And make sure to wear hiking shoes or boots, along with appropriate hiking clothing. You’ll also need warm and waterproof layers in your daypack.

On your Norway tour, you’ll stay in accommodation that’s been hand-picked by our travel experts. We’ve partnered with local businesses and selected hotels and guesthouses based on excellent ratings, comfort and our personal experience. 

During the booking process, you can select whether you want Comfort Plus or Superior accommodation. Comfort Plus usually consists of standard rooms in good quality and comfortable 3-star hotels. Superior is standard rooms in 4-star hotels combined with Superior rooms in premium 3-star hotels.

You will also be able to choose between single, double or triple rooms. Please note that in Norway room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they are smaller than in North America. 

For example, a double bed often consists of 2 single beds pushed together. Twin rooms are 2 separate single beds. Triple rooms include a double bed along with an extra single bed, rollaway or sofa bed. And single rooms are often smaller than the standard double.

If you have anything specific in mind, please contact us to discuss customising your accommodation options.

By booking with Nordic Visitor, you’ll have peace of mind knowing that there’s always someone there for you throughout your trip.

For support and advice during the day, you can call our office. And if anything unexpected happens outside working hours, you can reach us on our 24/7 helpline. 

During your tour, there will always be a travel expert on call to handle any unforeseen situations, such as unusual weather or events.

If you have a passport from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia or New Zealand, you won’t need a visa to visit Norway. This visa-free entry is valid for up to 90 days.

Visiting from another country? You can find out whether you require a visa to enter Norway on the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website. Select your home country to view details. If you do require a visa, you will be directed to your local embassy website to learn about the visa requirements.

Your passport must also be valid for at least 3 months from your departure from Norway. It’s good to check your passport expiry date early in case you need to renew it.

Travelling with your kids? No problem! You'll be able to enter your children's ages during the booking process. This lets us know whether to arrange either a baby cot or roll-away bed for your trip.

If you'd like us to arrange for a car seat to be provided for your trip, please let us know ahead of time. It's also possible to book this directly with the car rental agency. This will incur a small, extra cost.

Only you can pick the best time to visit Norway for your trip. It’ll depend on how much time you have to explore and what you want to see and do in Norway.

During the summer months, June to August, you’ll have the warmest temperatures and longest daylight hours of the year. This is ideal for outdoor excursions and taking full advantage of your days for sightseeing.

If you’d like to experience the top attractions with fewer visitors around then you could book your summer trip in May or September. These shoulder season months generally have more tour and attraction availability.

Our self-drive tours are only available from May until September when driving conditions are ideal. That means that if you want to travel at other times of the year, you can pick from train and cruise tours or partially guided adventures.

The winter months are also popular, but generally quieter. Travel to Norway at this time of year to see snowy mountains, sail along frosty fjords and try to spot the magnificent northern lights. If you head north in December and January, you could experience the polar night.

At this time of year, the conditions are also ideal for winter activities such as dog sledding, snowmobiling and more.

Read more about the best time to visit Norway on our blog.

From Oslo in the south, Norway stretches hundreds of kilometres into the Arctic Circle. The country is so long that it spans the latitudes of 58°N to 81°N. For that reason, daylight hours vary greatly depending on where you’ll be visiting. That said, summer in Norway brings long days with plenty of daylight. 

In the south, around Oslo, Bergen and Stavanger, you’ll experience 15–20 hours of daylight. If you visit the north, including locations such as Tromsø and Kirkenes, you can expect 20–24 hours of daylight. 

In fact, within the Arctic Circle, from mid-May to late July, you’ll experience the midnight sun. This is when the sun never fully sets. 

Norway’s long summer days give you plenty of time to explore. That said, you may want to pack a sleeping mask if you are a light sleeper or tend to wake up at dawn. 

Find out what the daylight hours will be during the month of your visit in this guide to time and daylight in Norway.

During the summer months, you can expect fairly stable weather in Norway. That said, because the country spans such a large distance from north to south, temperatures are likely to vary depending on your location.

For example, the west coast is usually warmer thanks to the Gulf Stream, while the far north is usually cooler.

The months of June, July and August boast the warmest weather of the year. In Oslo, you can expect average temperatures around 16°C (61°F), with potential highs of 20–25°C (68–77°F). In Bergen, it is closer to 13°C (55°F) and in the north, around Tromsø, you can expect temperatures around 10°C (41-50°F) 

It’s also good to know that weather conditions are often changeable in Northern Europe, so you should come ready for sun, rain and wind. For more information on the local climate, read the page Norway weather conditions

Please note that sightseeing is dependent on weather and road conditions. This means that your itinerary might need to be altered if these conditions are not favourable during your visit. 

Summertime is the most stable time of year in Norway. That said, you should still be ready to experience all seasons in one day. Especially if you will be spending a lot of time outdoors, you’ll want to pack for a combination of weather conditions.

Bring lighter clothes for the warmer, sunny days, and extra layers for chilly nights in the mountains or for taking in the view from cruise ship decks.

Here is an essential summer packing list for your trip to Norway:

  • Shorts and trousers
  • Short and long sleeve tops
  • At least one warm jumper or fleece
  • Waterproof jacket and trousers
  • Light gloves, hat and scarf
  • Comfortable walking or hiking shoes
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sunscreen
  • Eye mask to sleep despite the long daylight hours
  • Electronic gear such as smartphone, external powerpack, and travel adapters
  • A backpack for easy access to daily essentials
  • and don’t forget your camera!

An umbrella can also come in handy. If you are a wildlife watcher, you may wish to bring binoculars. 

For more information, check out this Norway packing list.

In most major Norwegian cities and towns you will be able to find coin-operated launderettes, with self-service facilities, and dry cleaners. Most hotels on your trip will also offer a laundry or dry cleaning service for an additional cost.

When you travel with Nordic Visitor, breakfast at your Norway accommodation is always included.  For the rest of your meals, the amount of spending money you need will depend on the standard of restaurants you decide to go to. 

That said, we recommend budgeting between 100–400 NOK for lunch per person, each day. Dinners at casual restaurants might cost between 500–1,000 NOK. Meanwhile, at upscale restaurants, you can expect to pay 1,500 NOK or more. This does not include the cost of alcoholic beverages. 

It’s best to book as soon as you can to secure your preferred travel dates. Once you have picked your tour, check the availability calendar to see which months are open for booking. Then, select the date you want and complete your booking. 

We recommend waiting for a confirmation from your travel consultant to ensure your travel dates are available. You’ll then be able to purchase your flights with confidence.

If you like to plan well ahead, you’ll find that it’s possible to book many tours for the following year. And if you have any questions or need advice, you can always contact us

After booking your tour package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by your own dedicated travel consultant. They will be your point of contact for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip. 

We aim to complete bookings within a few weeks. During this time we take care of booking your accommodation, activities, and transport, confirming all parts of your journey. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. 

When we get back to you might depend slightly on how far ahead you’ve booked your travels and other tours running at the time. 

No need! Nordic Visitor is already working on offsetting the estimated carbon footprint of your package. We’ve partnered with an environmental fund in Iceland to carbon offset all our tours.

Carbon offsetting your international flights is not included, but we highly recommend you look into possibilities with your airline or directly through a local environment fund. 

If you have any questions before your trip, you can get in touch with our Norway travel experts. The live chat option is useful for getting a quick reply as someone answers live every day during office opening hours.

Once you’ve booked, we’ll provide you with a travel guide packed full of local tips and top attractions for your visit. You can also check out our online Norway Travel Guide where we’ve compiled useful information about topics, including:

After you have booked your tour, we will begin the booking process for your trip. We aim to complete the preparation within a few weeks. This includes reserving your accommodation and confirming all your services in Norway.

Once your trip details are finalised, we will prepare your personal itinerary and booking overview, and send all of this to you via email. When you arrive in Norway, you’ll receive a welcome bag with hard copies of your itinerary, attraction and tour vouchers, the Nordic Visitor Norway Travel Guide and more.

So when do you check in? And what can you expect upon landing in Norway?

After picking up your luggage, you’ll collect your rental vehicle or head directly to your accommodation. Your personalised itinerary will be clear on your car rental details, pick up and drop off.

Check-in times vary between hotels and guesthouses, but it normally starts between 2–4 PM.

You are welcome to request an early check-in for an additional fee. Although this isn’t always available, you’ll be able to store your luggage at the hotel if you have to wait. Please contact your travel consultant well in advance of your arrival if you’d like an early check-in.

When you depart may depend on the time of your return flight. Check out early if you’re heading to the airport for a morning flight. On the other hand, if you’re flying home later in the day, you might like to enjoy a leisurely day or visit one more attraction.

You will usually need to check out from your room around 10–11 AM. If you’re staying in town longer, you will be able to store your luggage at the hotel reception. Simply return later to collect your bags before making your way to the airport.

All bookings are billed in Euro (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. This means conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Excellent and friendly service

Excellent and friendly service. Our Nordic Visitor agent, Irja, was always available to help with our trip plans and always went over and beyond in her service to us. She was very pleasant and helpful in our interactions with her. The hotel accommodation was superb, the in-house breakfasts amazing. The cultural and food tour we took in Bergen was fun, informative and the tour guide very friendly.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort Plus

Standard rooms in good quality and comfortable three-star hotels in combination with charming country hotels.

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Superior

Standard rooms in four-star hotels in combination with Superior rooms in premium three-star hotels.

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Rental car

Enjoy the journey, in the rental car of your choice.

VW Polo (Automatic)
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VW Polo (Automatic)
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  • Description: Economy
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

Suzuki Vitara (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x2
  • A

Suzuki Vitara (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Compact
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 2
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

Toyota Corolla Stationwagon (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Toyota Corolla Stationwagon (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Intermediate Wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 4
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

VW Passat Stationwagon (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x3
  • A

VW Passat Stationwagon (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Standard Wagon
  • Passengers: 5
  • Suitcases: 3
  • Doors: 4-5
  • Operation: Automatic

Toyota RAV4 (Automatic)
or similar

  • x5
  • x5
  • x4
  • A

Toyota RAV4 (Automatic)
or similar

  • Description: Intermediate SUV
  • Passengers: 5
  • Luggage: 4
  • Doors: 5
  • Operation: Automatic

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Approx 4659 EUR

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