Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

NORWAY - Oslo to Bergen self drive the best of Norwegian fjords and valleys (6 days)

50 Degrees North - Norway, Finland and Iceland

Oslo, Norway To Bergen, Norway

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Sep 2021

NORWAY - Oslo to Bergen self drive the best of Norwegian fjords and valleys (6 days)

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Oslo, Norway
Nermo Hotel None

Day 1: Drive Oslo to Lillehammer - forests, valleys & huge views


Pick up your car from Oslo in the morning, and drive to the Lillehammer area (2-3h) in Oppland. Lillehammer are famous for hosting the Olympic games in 1994, and is still a popular area for skiers.


Just outside Lillehammer you can take the cable car to go for a hike and look out over the Gudbrandsdal valley. For the more adventurous person, rent a bike to try the downhill trails or visit one of the popular amusement parks in the area.


A stroll through Lillehammer town is also recommended. Visit Maihaugen Europe’s biggest open air museum just a short walk from the town center.

Day 2
Lom, Norway
Fossheim Hotel Breakfast

Day 2: Drive from Lillehammer area to Lom area - raging rivers, boutique dining & National Parks


Continue the drive to Jotunheimen (2-3h) you can stop by in the Sjoa valley for a blast down the driver in a rafting boat or join in on a canyoning trip.

Day 3
Fjærland, Norway
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotell Breakfast

Day 3 & 4: Drive to Lusterfjord area - waterfalls, fjords & glaciers


The drive will take you to Lusterfjord area through scenic routes and stunning fjords along the road. This area is packed with things to do;  go for a glacier walk, stop by in Skjolden for a hike or for paddle in a kayak. Rib boating is also an option.


You will spend two nights in this area.

Day 4
Fjærland, Norway
Fjærland Fjordstove Hotell Breakfast

Day 3 & 4: Drive to Lusterfjord area - waterfalls, fjords & glaciers


The drive will take you to Lusterfjord area through scenic routes and stunning fjords along the road. This area is packed with things to do;  go for a glacier walk, stop by in Skjolden for a hike or for paddle in a kayak. Rib boating is also an option.


You will spend two nights in this area.

Day 5
Vossevangen, Norway
Store Ringheim Breakfast

Day 5: Voss area - charming villages, locally sourced dining & cozy stay


Leave the fjords behind and spend the day in the charming Voss. Break up the journey stopping by in Flåm for a tour on a cruicse boat getting close to the fjords, or take the worlds most spectacular train journey looking at stunning waterfalls, return to Flåm (3h).


 Explore this small town and try the local tastes, traditional style lamb meat ("smalahove" and "pinnakjøt"), sour cream porridge, and cured and seasoned meat, amongst other local and Norwegian specialties. Smalahove translates into "sheep head".

Day 6
Bergen, Norway
None Breakfast

Day 6: Drive to Bergen - fish markets & harbour views


Spend the day in Voss viewing the beautiful country from the horseback (optional). Continue the drive to the coastal city Bergen (1h45m) that will offer you the ideal combination of nature, culture and exhilarating city life. Bergen is a great place to continue with a coastal fjord journey.

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Description


Get the feel of Norway away from the city life and explore it’s quieter farm side. Beginning in Oslo, this independent tour explores the roads to Bergen with some spectacular views of the Norwegian fjords along the way.


This 6-day self-drive exploration will give you the best of Norwegian fjords and valleys. Beautiful accommodation along the way offers locally sourced food and don’t forget to stop in the famous bakery in Lom.

 


Day 1: Drive Oslo to Lillehammer - forests, valleys & huge views


Day 2: Drive from Lillehammer area to Lom area - raging rivers, boutique dining & National Parks


Day 3 & 4: Drive to Lusterfjord area - waterfalls, fjords & glaciers


Day 5: Voss area - charming villages, locally sourced dining & cozy stay


Day 6: Drive to Bergen - fish markets & harbour views

What's Included

Included

    • Accommodation in local farms, guesthouses and country lodges with private facilities

    • Daily breakfast (5B)

    • Car hire 6 days; VW Golf (manual) or similar with free mileage and CDW

    • 24-hour emergency service

    • Taxes and service fees

    • Road map and pre-departure information

    • Other meals where specified



    Meals included

    This tour includes 5 meals; 5 breakfasts.

Not Included

    • Flights

    • Road tolls

    • Ferry crossings

    • Items of personal nature

    • GPS - Global Navigation System

    • Accommodation in Oslo and Bergen - this can be added as desired.

About Us

50 Degrees North is a family owned, boutique destination specialist tour operator for the Nordic region and the Scandinavian Arctic. The company’s entirely Nordic sales staff offers in-depth knowledge of all its destinations. Luxury for us means experiencing something extraordinary beyond your everyday life; immersing yourself into the local culture, nature and people and, when possible, venturing away from the well-trodden paths and into the ‘un-known’. We do things the simple and beautiful Scandinavian way. With offices in Norway, Canada and Australia, 50 Degrees North is able to provide our clients with support 24/7.

Insider Tip

50 Degrees North is an authentic, affordable option for the Nordics. Our Luxury Division can assist with high-end clients. More details https://www.fiftydegreesnorth.com/info-centre/virtuoso-agents

Health & Safety

For the most part, the Nordic region (especially Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Finland, and the Baltic countries of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) has handled the coronavirus pandemic in praiseworthy ways and will be one of the forerunners of safer travel. This area is not only sparsely populated by most standards, but also has many other benefits, such as:

• Option to travel to more remote destinations (avoiding crowds)• Clean air and water• Spectacular nature and lots of space• Wide range of outdoor activities• Safe and small accommodation options• Easy to travel by road, rail, sea if wanting to avoid unnecessary flying• Sustainable destinations• Hygiene and other safety measures

Here is a link to our resources to aid you in planning and preparing for travel to the Nordic region in these unusual times.

Sustainability

Sustainable tourism and responsible travel are at the forefront of the 50 Degrees North philosophy. We aim to create and maintain sustainable business practices that not only provide economic benefits for the local populations in our destinations, but also respect and protect nature, cultural heritage, and local values, with the aim of preserving all of these for future generations.

Terms & Conditions

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Reviews and Recommendations for 50 Degrees North - Norway, Finland and Iceland

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Unfamiliar

By: Igofish


Reviewed on: 09 Jul 2017

Given that 59 Deveees North is in Norway, they had no presence in Greenland whatsoever. While they were able to arrange the activities we requested, we had no single point person in Greenland. We felt on our own on a daily basis. This may have been due to a lack of personal experience with Greenland and more specifically the town where we visited. Since this is a national heritage site, I would have expected greater familiarity. However, we were able to fend for ourselves when neededttt
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Great options and fast service when needed

By: patcat


Reviewed on: 13 Aug 2017

Ours was a complex itinerary and they came through. There were a few minor stumbles and one change initiated by us...but all were handled quickly and professionally. Overall a fantastic experience!
Travel Advisor:  Colette Guterson
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50 Degrees North

By: Meryl


Reviewed on: 10 Sep 2017

Did not get what we had hoped for overall on our trip to Iceland. The only part of our trip that was planned for us and we loved was at The Blue Lagoon. Did not get "guided" tours, got pick up and drop off at destinations. Planning done on own and helped put together by our agent was better than what 50 Degrees North did for us.
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Wonderful adventure

By: globetrots


Reviewed on: 09 Oct 2017

Terrific service all around offering plenty of options and information. Had to make last minute miodifications and all went smoothly.
Travel Advisor:  Kip Abbott
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Good experience

By: Jensi


Reviewed on: 22 Jan 2018

My travel agent worked directly with 50 North in planning our trip. I can say that all of our tours were professional and fun. Also, when the weather caused restrictions on some of the planned activities, the company was quick to find a suitable alternative. Everything was exactly as described to us and we had a fantastic trip!
Travel Advisor:  Ron Phillips
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Well planned, learned a lot

By: Connerss


Reviewed on: 09 Apr 2018

Hotels were very nice, tour operators were good, private guides were stellar and informative, particularly those with Mountain Guides. Would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. Only complaint was one tour operator (Artic Adventures) had buses that were so compact we all had to turn and leave our legs in the aisle, and I'm not tall. While the sites were beautiful and the tour guide knowledgeable, the long sardine-can bus ride was very difficult. Perhaps they were the only operators sending trips to our desired locations, unsure of that detail.
Travel Advisor:  Irene Quisenberry
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Trip to Finland

By: Finngirl


Reviewed on: 18 Jun 2018

I would definitely use 50 Degrees North again. They planned our trip, which was perfect. There were 4 people in our group and they had something for all of us, and we all enjoyed everything we did. Leena our tour guide was absolutely wonderful. She made the walking tour a lot fun and we learned a lot. Hotels they choose were great and I couldn't have asked for anything more.
Travel Advisor:  Rosemarie Spinney
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Iceland

By: Grandma


Reviewed on: 13 Sep 2018

Everything went perfectly. Tours were wonderful.
Travel Advisor:  Amy Rectenwald
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Competent but not great comunicators

By: Bobiz


Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Guides and transportation were very good. They were not responsive to our requests for restaurant reservation....they made some...and then ignored other requests.
Travel Advisor:  Lydia Ganz
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Thank you Anna & 50 Degrees North

By: Michelle T.


Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2018

Anna was super helpful when we encountered some minor issues on our trip - she was readily available to help . We had an absolutely amazing time in Sweden & Finland. I would highly recommend visiting this area- I would only recommend going a bit later as we didn’t have much snow even in early December :(
Travel Advisor:  Landa Mauriello-Vernon
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Knowledgeable up north

By: Hectar


Reviewed on: 16 Jan 2019

They really know the area. They put us in the right hotels and the guides the booked were wonderful. Everything was easy to understand and get around.
Travel Advisor:  Betsy Bouche
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Swedish Lapland

By: Martin & Kelly


Reviewed on: 12 Apr 2019

We had no idea what to expect when going to Lapland and up to the Arctic Circle but we're thankful Victoria had us working with 50 Degrees North. They were great through the entire process to include our time at Camp Ripan, The Ice Hotel & in Abisko. We didn't go to the Arctic Circle for anything but chasing the northern lights and the companies 50 Degrees used to help us do that were spot on. While in Kiruna we met reindeer, snowmobiled at night under the lights, ate by fireside in a cabin with no electricity and dog sledded with an amazing group of tour guides and wonderful dogs. On our way up to Absiko we sadly had a train cancellation and while we were able to go later in the day 50 Degrees made sure we were all set. Once in Absiko we were able to experience the lights two times more with a dinner at the Abisko Light Station (over dinner) + a photography course with Harry and Lights over Lapland. Amazing trip and thankful Victoria & 50 Degrees did to give us those memories.
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Hardison-Sterry
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Scandinavian Specialists ...

By: Greg


Reviewed on: 04 Apr 2019

Fifty Degrees North was contacted by Amanda Klimak of Largay Travel to arrange a personalized tour for me and my wife to Finland and Russia. Fifty Degrees North basically offered prepackaged private tours, "Glass Igloo Stay in Finland", and "St. Petersburg and Moscow in Style" which, with my questions and input, we customized to a limited degree. While the overall trip was well planned and enjoyable, some of the activities were quite touristy (reindeer farm visit, Izmailhovsky Market, tour of Vladimir, etc), and not particularly special or luxurious. Given that I never made cost an issue, I would have hoped that more unique and individualized activities could have been proposed. I must say the private guide (Marina Karpova) and car and driver in St. Petersburg was outstanding, and by comparison the guide in Moscow was less so, although acceptable. And having now experienced the "Golden Ring" tour of Vladimir and Suzdal (particularly the Azimut Hotel) I would not recommend it.
Travel Advisor:  Cliff Morgan
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Iceland

By: Kathy


Reviewed on: 05 May 2019

We travelled to Iceland with 50 Degrees North and joined a modified vehicle bus tour that took us off the beaten track through the highlands and to many amazing waterfalls and sites. They organised us to visit the Blue Lagoon on the way to our hotel. The tour included very good quality accommodation and meals. It was more active than a standard bus tour but could have offered more activities...the hiking options were limited as our group consisted of people who were not able to participate. We understand the guide needs to accommodate different levels of fitness and he did so very well. It would be great to have a tour designed for active people so that more options were possible...especially hiking. We thoroughly enjoyed hiking at Landmannalaugar and a dip in the natural hot springs. This was breathtaking and an unforgettable highlight...fire & ice. We extended our stay in Reykjavik to go ice climbing but a helicopter/ice cave tour would be a great option. We loved Iceland! Thank you!
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iceland quick trip

By: Pete


Reviewed on: 28 May 2019

fun but a bit chaotic
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Iceland trip

By: Melissa


Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2019

Was wonderful and everything went perfectly with all tours, pick ups and activities.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Bassett
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Excellent operator

By: S & A


Reviewed on: 02 Jul 2019

50 Degrees North did a fantastic job. Everything on our trip went smoothly with no issues. Our trip to Iceland was amazing and we plan on returning to check out more of this beautiful country thanks to the work done to make this trip a special one.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Yale
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Iceland

By: Southern traveler


Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2019

We covered a lot of territory. It was a good general tour for the area.
Travel Advisor:  Jennifer Royster
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Norway in a Nutshell

By: Keith H


Reviewed on: 08 Aug 2019

50 Degrees North did a great job. Excellent choice of hotels in the best of positions. Spot on ground transport arrangements, transfers and flight. Good guides with the "meet and greet" option being a particularly good idea for do it yourselfers. Helps tremendously to orientate and set you on the right path without being committed to a guided tour. Would definately use them again.
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Wonderful places to stay in Norway

By: Carol and Jim


Reviewed on: 03 Nov 2019

50 Degrees North placed us in gorgeous hotels, and arranged very interesting and knowledgeable drivers for us. When there was a minor mix-up with arrival times, they sent a fruit platter to our room as a gift - unexpected but a really nice touch!
Travel Advisor:  Angela Caes
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Iceland August 2019

By: Avril Foster


Reviewed on: 30 Aug 2019

50 degrees North organised a great itinerary for us to self drive around Iceland.
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A good mix

By: MEl


Reviewed on: 21 Aug 2019

Our self drive was very good with interesting adventures and visits. Good guidance and good guide. Day in Thorsmörk with Arctic Trucks and our guide Jelmar was excellent.
Travel Advisor:  Tom Gehrels
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50 Degrees North

By: Bub


Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2019

I would recommend this company with reservation. Overall they did a good job but when we had a couple of problems it was Patricia not them who helped us.
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Nutshell

By: Hurtigruten


Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2019

The tour was fascinating with a combination of train sea and bus travel.
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Best Trip Ever!

By: Rachel


Reviewed on: 11 Dec 2019

50 degrees North did a great job in planning the trip with Victoria! Would recommend them to everyone!
Travel Advisor:  Victoria Hardison-Sterry
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Lovely tour company

By: Bob Harris


Reviewed on: 18 Jan 2020

They put together an excellent tour for my family of Northern Finland. Stayed at the Inari Wilderness Hotel which is a beautiful property, but has sub par food and the staff are very unhelpful.
Travel Advisor:  Rachel Dicker
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Hege is the man!

By: Patricia Baker


Reviewed on: 06 Mar 2020

My travel agent, Susan Teeple, worked with Hege to help me experience an amazing time in Finnish Lapland. It was everything I could possibly have wanted. Hege was good about listening to Susan and communicating with her. Working together is how great things get done and Hege came through very nicely. Sincerely, Patricia Baker
Travel Advisor:  Susan Teeple
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