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Geiranger, Western Norway

Norway: Best of the West

6-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,090 pp incl. flights

Summary

Short description

A fly-drive holiday that pairs historic Ålesund with the spectacular fjords of western Norway

Highlights

  • Explore Norway's western fjords on super-scenic drives
  • Stay in Ålesund, a seaside town of Art-Nouveau charm
  • Drive the famous Eagle Road
  • Indulge with included half-board dining
  • Hike or cruise among Geirangerfjord's natural splendour

In Brief

  • 1 Night Alesund
  • 3 Nights Geiranger
  • 1 Night Alesund

About

Recommended for:
Natural world | Self-drive | Short break | Spring | Summer

From Art-Nouveau Ålesund's pretty peninsula setting, this road trip brings you deep in Norway's western fjords via the vertigo-inducing switchbacks of the Eagle Road. You'll arrive at Geirangerfjord's waterside idyll for three days of independent exploration. Perhaps contemplate the scenery on gentle fjord-side rambles, head into the hills on criss-crossing hiking trails or hit the waters to cruise out among waterfall-dappled cliffs. It's all complemented by soaks in the hotel's outdoor pool and included gourmet dinners that showcase the best of the region's gastronomic offerings.

Day by day itinerary

Day 1
UK/Ålesund

Fly to Ålesund and check in to the Hotel Brosundet, whose antique-beamed rooms are framed by views of the pretty waterfront. Spend the afternoon looking around the town's gorgeous Art-Nouveau centre. Entirely rebuilt following the great fire of 1904, it's a vision of pastel-coloured beauty. Then, perhaps walk the 418 steps up Mt. Aksla to take it all in from up above, along with sweeping views of the surrounding Sunnmøre Alps.

Stay: Hotel Brosundet, Alesund (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 2-4
Geirangerfjord

Collecting your hire car, head out on a scenic drive past towering cliffs and powerful waterfalls to Geirangerfjord. It's well worth taking the longer route via the Trollstigen, a series of switchbacks that bring you over high mountain passes. Then, once arrived, you'll check into the Hotel Union – a grand, 100-year-old dame that's been delightfully updated for the 21st century. The next two days are free for sightseeing. Perhaps take a drive along the famous Eagle's Road, enjoy a cruise on the fjord and visit Dalsnibba. It's the region's highest peak and offers spectacular views of the fjord. There's also the chance to head out on foot, with a number of well-marked trails bringing you among bucolic farmlands and more dramatic outlooks. Each day you'll return to included, gourmet dinners.

Stay: Hotel Union, Geiranger

Meals: B D

Day 5
Ålesund

Drive back to Ålesund, mapping those lush-green valleys to arrive for a final night at the Hotel Brosundet. Perhaps admire the harbour's Viking ships, head out to its surrounding island crags or admire the 19th-century lighthouse before dropping your hire car off. You might also want to cap off your trip with a celebration dinner, given that Ålesund's seaside position brings in some of Norway's finest catches. But, you won't need to look far to find some the town's best seafood, with your hotel's own Maki restaurant serving multi-course menus that include everything from haddock dumplings to a delicious, pan-fried catch of the day.

Stay: Hotel Brosundet, Alesund (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 6
Depart for UK

After breakfast, make your way to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

6-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,090 incl. flights

Superior

  • Return flights from London to Alesund (via Oslo) incl. luggage and tax
  • 2 nights (first and last) at the Hotel Brosundet, Alesund in a standard DB/TB on a BB basis
  • 3 nights at the Hotel Union, Geiranger in a standard DB/TB inclusive of breakfast and 3-course buffet dinner
  • 4 days (4x24hrs) Group A (economy) car hire

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room; prices are subject to availability and possible change; normal booking conditions apply.

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