A spectacular road trip along Norway's beautiful west coast
- Drive the world-famous Atlantic Road with two full days to explore
- Contrast the beautiful town of Bergen with the fishing-village charm of Molde
- Explore Norway's famous fjords, including the World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord
- Enjoy stays in charming hotels with excellent dining options
- 2 Nights Bergen
- 3 Nights Molde
Activity adventure | City-break | History & culture | Mountains | Natural world | Self-drive | Short break
The spectacular Atlantic Road twists and turns between Norway's beautiful west coastal islands, framed on one side by the region's famous fjords and the ocean – home to humpback whales, orcas and seals – on the other. After a stay in the heart of historic Bergen and its characterful harbour, you'll have three days to explore the region, with a base in the charming village of Molde. You'll pause at the tallest rock face in Europe, go fishing on laid-back islands and experience the hairpin turns of Trollstigen Mountain Road and UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord, enjoying historic hotel stays and al fresco seafood dining along the way.
Day by day itinerary
After included VIP airport lounge access, board your flight from the UK to Bergen. On arrival, you'll check in to your hotel, Opus XVI, all brick facades, heavy granite walls and columns carved from polished marble, run by the descendants of renowned composer Edvard Grieg. You'll have two days to explore, with strolls along the city's old Bryggen wharf – characterised by colourful wooden and stone warehouses – browsing the museums and boutiques and indulging in al fresco seafood lunches on the sun-kissed quayside. We'd highly recommend taking it all in from above with a trip on the Floyen funicular, for which we've included a ticket.
Stay: Opus XVI
After breakfast, fly from Bergen to Molde where you'll collect your hire car. Later, check in to your town-centre hotel, Molde Fjordstuer, home to a charming al fresco pub – the perfect place for boat spotting as you enjoy dinner on the quay – as well as an à la carte seafood restaurant serving ultra-fresh regional specialities.
Stay: Hotell Molde Fjordstuer
The Atlantic Road
The next two days are a true trip highlight as you drive the spectacular Atlantic Road. Arguably the region's most spectacular road trip, this winding highway zigzags across bridges and islands between Molde and charming Kristiansand. Be sure to stop at the Åndalsnes Train Chapel – a train carriage converted to a small church – and the Troll Wall, the tallest vertical rock face in Europe, alongside fishing, watching out for seals and whales and scenic stops in the picturesque villages of Bud and Ona. We'd highly recommend driving a little further along the hairpin bends of the Trollstigen Mountain Road to reach the shores of one of Norway's most spectacular fjords – UNESCO World Heritage-listed Geirangerfjord.
Stay: Hotell Molde Fjordstuer
Molde to UK
Return your hire car to Molde airport and board your flight home via Oslo, or extend your stay in Norway with a few days in Geirangerfjord.
Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.
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