Tailormade tour Norangsfjord fly-drive holiday Norway

6 nights/7 days

Norangsfjord • Geirangerfjord • Alesund • Trollstigen

This luxury 6-night Norway fly-drive touring holiday focuses on the Norangsfjord, resplendent in spectacular, natural scenery. Explore the local mountains and fjords by car and boat, or on foot or by kayak. The famous Geirangerfjord and the port city of Alesund are within reach.
Holiday price guide

Available year-round subject to the opening period of the hotel. From £1,980 per person.

Luxury fly-drive Norway touring holiday with 6 nights on the Norangsfjord with excursions possible by car and boat

Highlights

Norangsfjord • Geirangerfjord • Alesund • Trollstigen

Day by day

This holiday starts with your arrival into Alesund by plane, via a short stopover in Oslo. Collect your hire car and drive the two and a half hours’ journey to Norangdal. This route will introduce you immediately to the beauty of Norway’s fjords and islands as you use numerous bridges and two car ferries to get across to the mainland. The final stretch of your journey takes you alongside the incredible Hjørundfjord, giving you views of the water and the surrounding mountains. Arrive in Norangdal and check in to your hotel for the next six nights.

The area around the Norangsfjord is one of the most beautiful in Norway. The Sunnmøre Alps provide some excellent hiking opportunities, the finest of which is arguably the hike up to the Slogen summit. Patchellhytta cabin is a popular starting point for the ascent, or it is possible to start the hike from Øye, a round-trip of 5-6 hours. You will be rewarded with spectacular views of the fjord and the surrounding mountain range. For a hike with a unique aspect we recommend visiting the popular Storsæterfossen waterfall, where the trail passes behind the waterfall itself. The Geirangerfjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers an abundance of activities, from more hikes allowing you to take in the views from up high, to kayaking on the calm waters. For a truly breath-taking driving experience en route to the Geirangerfjord the Trollstigen is Norway’s most visited tourist road, consisting of eleven hairpin turns, each with its own name. This mountain pass was traditionally an important transport passage between mountain villages and has been a popular tourist attraction since the road opened in 1939. There is also a restored hiking path if you wish to experience Trollstigen by foot which crosses an impressive natural stone bridge. Slightly closer to home, the Norangsdalen (Queen’s route) is one of the narrowest valleys in Norway and home to Lyngstøylvatnet Lake where you can still see the remains of the old road and foundations of the farmhouses which were destroyed by a rockfall in 1908 beneath the surface of the water. It is possible to hire bikes from the hotel to explore this area and its lakes in more depth. Boat trips are also common on the Hjørundfjord, giving you a different perspective of the fjord and the surrounding Sunnmøre Alps. For a more cultural experience we recommend spending one of your days here visiting the nearby city of Alesund. A port town on Norway’s west coast, Alesund is known for its art nouveau architectural style following a fire in 1904, and you may want to spend some time here taking in the architecture in its downtown district. For a true appreciation of this, Fjellstua is a famous viewpoint over the city which gives the best outlook on the townhouses and the surrounding waters. Alesund Museum provides an insight into the history of the city, from the great fire to the German occupation. It also features many exhibitions on fisheries and boats, an important part of Alesund’s history and culture.

Today you retrace your journey back across the series of islands to Alesund airport. If you have time before your flight you may want to stop off along the way for a photo stop at one of the viewing points along these beautiful stretches of road. Return your hire car and board your flight back to the UK via a short stopover in Oslo.

Holiday price guide From £1,980 per person low season, from £2,290 per person high season.

Holiday Code SCFD02

Luxury fly-drive Norway touring holiday with 6 nights on the Norangsfjord with excursions possible by car and boat

Holiday price guide From £1,980 per person low season, from £2,290 per person high season.

Holiday Code SCFD02

Our prices include ● Return flights with British Airways from London to Oslo
● Scheduled return flights from Oslo to Alesund
● Hire of a group B car for 6 days
● 6 nights’ half board in a Standard double room at Hotel Union Øye, Norangdal
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Our prices do not include ● Early check-in or late check-out at any hotels (although we can arrange this on request at additional cost)
● Any other services not mentioned above, such as transfers and meals except breakfast at hotels
● Personal holiday insurance. This is essential and cover should be in place from when you book the holiday.
● Possible local tourist tax, usually the equivalent of £1 to £3 per person per night, and payable locally to the hotel
● Transfers in any cities

Additional information This holiday can be arranged throughout the year. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.

Luxury fly-drive Norway touring holiday with 6 nights on the Norangsfjord with excursions possible by car and boat

Hotels included in this tour

Holiday price guide From £1,980 per person low season, from £2,290 per person high season.

Holiday Code SCFD02

Luxury fly-drive Norway touring holiday with 6 nights on the Norangsfjord with excursions possible by car and boat

Highlights of Norway

The numerous fjords: Eidfjord – branch of the Hardangerfjord, Geirangerfjord – precipitous, one of Norway’s signature images, Hardangerfjord – rolling hills and pretty villages, Jossingfjord – vertiginous fjord in the flatlands of the south, Lysefjord – plunging cliffs, cruises and look out points, Naeroyfjord – narrow and very pretty, Sognefjord – Norway’s longest and one of the most beautiful, Trollfjord – very steep fjord on Lofoten, Vestfjord – sheltered bays and pretty villages separating Lofoten from the mainland. The Hurtigruten ferry that covers over 2500 km from Bergen to Kirkenes with over 30 stops. The Midnight Sun and the Northern Lights. Stave churches, beautifully preserved in wood, dating from Viking times, for example at Borgund, Lom, Ringebu and Urnes. Viking ships and artefacts, burial mounds and trinkets in museums throughout the country. The red, wooden houses perched stilts over the sea on the Lofoten Islands. The modern architecture of Oslo. Picking wild blueberries, sampling aquavit made from potatoes and caraway, and tasting reindeer steak with cranberries. The charm of Oslofjorden with its pretty, arty village and towns, harbours with sailing boats, islands offshore and beaches. Hike over the Jotunheimen and relish the natural landscape of this stunning National Park.

Cultural highlights of Norway

The architecture of stave churches dating from the Viking era and Viking treasure in museums around the country. The literature of Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun. Folk tales and mythology. The music of Edvard Grieg and the art of Edvard Munch. Contemporary jazz and folk music.

Gastronomy of Norway

Norway’s gastronomy is a clear reflection of its land and sea. From the land come reindeer, venison, lamb, cured meats and potatoes of all types: boiled, roasted and fried. From the freshwater lakes and streams come salmon served grilled and smoked, and freshwater fish. Sea fish is a vast array of cod, haddock, shrimps, mackerel, fish soup, fish balls, salt cod. From the orchards particularly around the Hardangerfjord come apples, cherries and plums as well as berries of all sorts including blueberries, cranberries, bilberries and, a great delicacy, cloudberries. Cheeses include Jarlsberg and brown cheese. Coffee is almost certainly the national drink, followed by beer, of which there are all sorts of craft beers brewed locally, and Aquavit is the national spirit made from potatoes and caraway.

Facts in brief

Capital Oslo
Airport Oslo Gardermoen
Size 323,878 sq km
Population 4.4 million
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