Norway is recognized for its spectacular character described by excellent land and seascapes and one particular-of-a-form fjords. The easiest way to tour in Norway, in particular in summer, is by signing up for an escorted group. If you like independent travel, my advice would be leasing a vehicle and driving by way of this attractive state.
I recommend commencing your tour in Bergen and being there for two evenings. On the third day generate east about the Kvamskogen mountain move to Norheimsund, a tiny city on the west lender of the Hardangerfjord. The Hardangerfjord is the 2nd largest fjord in Norway. You will generate together the Hardangerfjord likely north, passing tiny towns, farms and numerous fruit orchards. It is in particular quite in the spring and early summer when the mountains are snowcapped and the orchards are in bloom. Continue to be overnight in Ulvik, the pearl of Hardanger.
Future day head north up the numerous switchback turns past Skjervefossen waterfall to Voss. From Voss, carry on north, passing Tvindefossen waterfall, then across the Vikafjell mountain (view out for goats on the road) to the tiny city of Vik on the Sognefjord. The Sognefjord is the largest fjord in Norway and the 2nd largest in the globe. Never miss out on the attractive Hopperstad stave church in Vik! From Vik head north to Vangsnes the place you capture the ferry to Dragsvik, then a limited generate to Balestrand the place you spend your fourth night.
On the fifth day generate north about the mountain and together the Jolster Lake to Skei, then carry on to Olden. Consider a limited aspect vacation from Olden to the Briksdal valley and the Briksdal glacier, an arm of the Jostedal glacier, the largest glacier in Continental Europe. Carry on on to Loen for overnight remain.
Future day generate north to Stryn and about the Strynefjellet mountain move to the tiny city of Hellesylt on the Geirangerfjord. This is most likely the most photographed fjord in the globe. It is not very long, but very dramatic with steep cliffs on possibly aspect. Consider the vehicle ferry from Hellesylt to Geiranger the place you remain overnight.
In Geiranger, get a minor aspect vacation north, driving up the numerous switchbacks to Ornesvingen for a great look at and photograph option. Again in Geiranger, head east driving up the switchbacks to the top rated and halt at Flydalsjuvet for yet another photograph option. You will identify the look at from numerous posters and postcards!
Leaving the fjord state powering you, head east, climbing up to Grotli, Lom and Vagamo. You are now in the Gudbrandsdal valley, halfway involving the Jotunheimen Nationwide Park and the Rondane Nationwide Park, with beautiful mountain peaks on possibly aspect. The valley results in being much more lush and inexperienced as you head south to the Olympic metropolis of Lillehammer, a great position to spend the night.
Future day, halt by the Maihaugen, Northern Europe’s largest open air museum, a people museum with a selection of two hundred buildings dating from 12 months 1200 up to present day times. Push south to Oslo the place you spend your previous night or two.
Sightseeing in Oslo ought to incorporate the Viking Ship Museum, the Polar Ship Museum and the Ra and Kon-Tiki museum. (You can skip the outside People Museum if you frequented Maihaugen in Lillehammer). The Vigeland Sculpture Park is best noticed with a tutorial. I recommend a pay a visit to to Nationwide Galleriet, the Nationwide Museum of art, architecture and design, cheap, and located in the coronary heart of Oslo.