A: MOUNTAINS AND FJORDS
The stunning mountains and fjords of Norway are waiting for you. Make the most out of your stay in Norway.
Day 1 Spain – Oslo
Departure from Spain, arrival at Oslo Airport Gardermoen. Pick up rental car. You drive north/east to the little city of Hamar. Check in First Hotel Victoria.
Alternative: You drive (airport express train, or rental car) in to Oslo, and stay at Scandic Holberg Hotel. Oslo offers a variety of attractions and in the evening, you can find a nice restaurant and enjoy the evening with a walk on the Karl-Johan street or at Aker Brygge.
Day 2 Hamar – Lillehammer – Vinstra
Get to know the city of Hamar in the morning, and especially the Anno Domkirkeodden is recommendable; one of the most beautiful museums in the world (Travel Magazine) and /or the Norwegian Railway Museum. You will get an insight to the growth of Norwegian communities during the 1800s and 1900s. The exhibition links railway history to the development of modern technology. For lunch, you can stop at Rudshøgda. A quick stop in Lillehammer to see the folk museum Maihaugen, visit the Olympic venues, or take a walk on the pedestrian street in the town centre.
At Hundorp we recommend a stop at Dale-Gudbrands Gard, where you have the opportunity to get to know the story of this historic site. This hotel sits among some of the region’s most culturally and historically significant land. Dating back 1300 years, this was the centre of power for a very long time. Dinner and overnight stay at Dale-Gudbrands Gard, 2 nights.
DAY 3 Fåvang
Time to relax and enjoy the surroundings. For today we recommend that you visit the Ringebu Stave Church, Dale-Gudbrands Gard, Rondane National park. Dinner and overnight stay at Dale-Gudbrands Gard.
DAY 4 Fåvang- Valldal
After breakfast, you travel to Dombås. We recommend a stop at Frich´s Cafeteria and gift shop in the center of Dombås. From Dombås you go west to Åndalsnes. Driving down Romsdalen valley you should stop at the Trollveggen Visitor center to see the famous Troll Wall.
We recommend lunch in Åndalsnes possibly at Spiret Spiseri in the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre. Then continue to Trollstigen plateau. Photo stop and magnificent views. Overnight stay at Valldal Fjordhotell incl. dinner and breakfast.
DAY 5 Valldal – Beitostølen
After a good breakfast, you continue towards Geiranger. When you reach the Eagle Road, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Geiranger Fjord. In Geiranger you can attend a fjord cruise, or just walk around in this small idyllic village and have a coffee at the small chocolate fabric. From Geiranger you go on into the mountains again. We can recommend a stop at Dalsnibba/ Geiranger Skywalk before driving to Skjåk. Lunch stop at Skeid Kro, famous for food of local produce.
After lunch, you will drive from Skjåk to Beitostølen. Possibly a short stop in the national park village Lom, to see the Lom stave church or visit the norwegian mountain centre. Drive through the mountains over Valdresflye, where the road floats above the treeline. Several good options for photo stops. Arrival at Beitostølen in the evening. Check in at Bergo Hotel. You stay 2 nights in Beitostølen, incl. dinner and breakfast.
Day 6 Beitostølen
Get to know Beitostølen; You may walk up the alpine slopes to get the splendid views of Beitostølen and the surroundings. We may see the top of the mountain Bitihorn from here. It is possible to use the ski lift instead of walking up and down hill. Visit the little chapel, shopping and time on your own.
An alternative is to do a boat excursion on the lake Bygdin: Departure from the hotel by car to Bygdin, then take the passenger boat MS Bitihorn across the hill stretch of lake Bygdin to Eidsbugarden. Enjoy the sight of the Jotunheimen National Park with panoramas of high peaks and glaciers. Have lunch at Fondsbu or Eidsbugarden. Return by boat to Bygdin.
Departure from Beitostølen in the morning to Oslo Airport. Possible to extend the stay with one or two nights in Oslo.
For tour operators interested in this tour for the FIT Market, please contact
Best of Scandinavia Incoming AS
Phone: +47 61 35 22 00
(Photo in front: Geiranger. Foto: Øyvind Heen – Visitnorway.com)
Posted by Bente S. Kvamme