“De Historiske” Driving Holiday in Norway
A one week self driving holiday in Norway around some of the most picturesque parts of the fjord region. Stay in a selection of traditional De Historiske member hotels, renowned for their charm and superb restaurants.
Price from: €1875 pp sharing
Destinations: Oslo, fjords of Norway, Bergen
Season: Summer 2017
Types: Fly Drive Holiday, Family Holiday, Couples, Groups, Solo Travellers
Day 1: Fly from Dublin to Oslo. Pick up your hire car at Oslo Airport and start with a scenic 3 hour drive to Dr Holms Hotel & Spa in Geilo, the gateway town to the fjords, where you stay for 2 nights. [252km, dinner]
Day 2: Explore the region by car or on foot. How about a stroll along the lakeside of Ustedalen or a full day guided hike to the glacier on the Hardangerjokulen. Maybe download some of the suggested walking maps for the area available to purchase from CarWalks.com before you leave Ireland. [breakfast, dinner]
Day 3: Drive over the Myrkdalsvegen mountain making sure to allow time for a stop to fully appreciate the fjord village of Flåm. Today you will also pass along the head of the Næroyfjord, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site renowned for its natural beauty. Then it is on to Balestrand where you stay for 1 night in the Kviknes Hotel. [231km, breakfast, dinner]
Day 4: Board the 8am car ferry and travel up to Mundal, famous for the old books sold by vendors along the quayside. The Norsk Bremuseum (where you’ll learn all about glaciers) is definitely worth a visit. Follow with a visit to the real thing, the Suphellenipa Glacier, just a short drive further on. Drive on via the old town of Lærdal and through the world’s longest tunnel to Lofthus where you check in for 2 nights at the Ullensvang Hotel. [239km, breakfast, dinner]
Day 5: Relax in the heart of the fjord region today. You could start the day with a short drive to Kinsarvik for a walk along the Husedalen Valley. Then continue on to Eidfjord and the Hardangervidda Nature Centre before heading back to Lofthus. [breakfast, dinner]
Day 6: Just a short, but picturesque, drive today to the village of Os where you stay for 2 nights at the Solstrand Hotel & Bad (Spa). [128km, breakfast, dinner]
Day 7: Take it easy on your last full day in Norway. Enjoy the amazing water views or take advantage of the excellent facilities in this charming De Historiske hotel. [breakfast, dinner]
Day 8: It’s a one hour drive back to Bergen Airport where you drop off your hire car in time for your early afternoon flights back to Dublin. [28km, breakfast]
Departures: May – September 2017
Adult from: €1875 pp sharing
Single supplement: €565
Return flights Dublin/Norway including taxes
One 20kg checked bag per person
7 nights bed, breakfast and evening dinner in standard rooms in traditional De Historiske Norwegian hotels (or similar).
Group B hire car (Oslo – Bergen) including taxes. (NB: a small excess always applies in Norway should there be a claim)
Entrance fees for optional attractions/tours.
Tolls/fares for roads/tunnels/ferries.
Petrol & additional driver for car.
One way car drop charge (approx €175).
Travel insurance (required)
This itinerary may be adapted to suit your preferences
Upgrade to Fjord View hotel rooms
Additional nights and alternative departure dates
Add a Hurtigruten coastal voyage from Bergen
Prices correct at time of print (Sep 2016). E&OE.
Subject to availability at time of booking.
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