A 7 day/6 night journey which includes all the famous fjords of the west coast. You will combine dramatic scenery with culinary experiences at historic hotels along the way. This itinerary includes cruises with the trusted cruise provider Hurtigruten, which have sailed the coast of Norway since the late 1800s.
This journey starts and ends in Bergen.
Note: Add an extra day or two in Oslo and take the iconic train ride across the mountain.
Explore the old wharf of Bergen. Take in the atmosphere of this historic town, and imagine what life was like during the ages of the Hanseatic league. The old wharf of Bergen is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Accomodation in the buildings of the old wharf.*
Fjord cruise to Rosendal
Take a cruise on the beautiful Hardangerfjord and visit an old manor from 1665. Enjoy lunch and a guided tour before you head back to Bergen. Board the iconic Hurtigruten ship. Get settled in your cabin and enjoy a good night's sleep while this trusted cruise provider takes you to Ålesund.
Ålesund and Geiranger
Lunch buffet is served while the ship navigates the narrow Geiranger fjord. Geiranger has been added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.Together with Nærøyfjorden they are among the world’s longest and deepest and are among the most scenically outstanding anywhere. Seeing all the cruise ship inside this narrow fjord is almost surreal. Return to Ålesund, where it is time to disembark. Accomodation in Ålesund city centre.
Explore the fjords by car
Pick up rental car in Ålesund set of on an independent day trip. Pack your picnic basket and enjoy the whole day driving on some of Norway's most scenic roads. Start along Storfjorden, visit Gudbrandsjuvet and then start ascending slowly up to the Trollstigen plateu. Make for a good stop at the top before you start winding down the hairpin bends of the "Trolls ladder", Trollstigen. Continue on to the green waters of the river Rauma and drive along the Romsdal Fjord before you cross the mountain and head to a luxurious lodge hotel overlooking the fjord.
Activities in the Sunnmøre region
Spend a day at the hotel and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and proximity to nature. Possible add-ons include fishing, hiking, alpine biking, geocaching, local food tour etc.
Return you rental car in Ålesund. Day at leisure in Ålesund. You may include activities such as kayaking, hiking, wildlife safari or why not get the bird view of the fjords and take a helicopter sightseeing. If you're not the adventurous type the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund have plenty to offer an urban tourist. Set out from Ålesund late in the evening and get a good night's sleep in your cabin.
Enjoy breakfast while the ship navigates the islets of the west coast. You can sit back and enjoy magnificent views while the staff at Hurtigruten takes care of all your needs. We arrange transportation to the airport or an extra night in Bergen depending on your schedule.
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