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Tour 4 – The Great Atlantic, Fjords & Alps route

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Should you wish to tour the Great Atlantic, Fjords and Alps, we are happy to arrange a suitable itinerary in collaboration with our partners.  If you wish to see the whole area, we recommend spending 4 days. A visit to the area can also be combined with tour no 3 – Oslo sightseeing which gives a combination of modern and historic Oslo with the best of the Mountains, Fjords and the Atlantic coast.  This eastern route goes via the Olympic city of Lillehammer and the World Heritage 16th century mining town of Röros up to the historic St. Olavs Cathedral of Trondheim.

From Trondheim we travel to Kristiansund, along the Atlantic Road to Molde, Ålesund and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Geiranger Fjord.

Remember that the road itself, with its spectacular scenery, is the goal when travelling in Norway! All our suggested tours can be freely combined according to your wishes and interests. And if you wish to go particular places, to see a location of special interest to you or even to visit friends or relatives, we will be happy to take you there!

Please send us a non-binding request to get in touch and we will propose an itinerary in collaboration with our partners. If you are a travel agent or incoming operator for Norway tours in this area, we are happy to cooperate to create the best possible travel experience for your guests.

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waypoint 1

When combining with tour no 3 - Oslo sightseeing

Visit Oslo a day or two before departure or when returning. Tour the modern Opera-house, the Vigeland sculpture park, Holmenkollen skijump, the Viking-, KonTiki-, and Polar- museums. See Munch’s Scream and Madonna and Oslo City hall, the venue of the Nobel Peace Prize ceremony.

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waypoint 2

Along Norway's largest lake to Lillehammer

Site of the 1994 Winter Olympics – (and the new home for Little Steven van Zant Lilyhammer)
Visit the Maihaugen Open Air Folk Museum with old farm buildings and Stavechurch. For children the Hunderfossen amusement park.

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waypoint 3

The scenic Friis route to the historic mountain mining town of Röros

Known for its historic 17th century copper mines and more than 80 wooden 17th and 18th century town houses. The inhabitants of Røros still work and live in the buildings which has led to its designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980. Perfect place for an overnight stay and dining.

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waypoint 4

Crossing the Dovrefjell National Park en route to Trondheim

Can be combined with an easy walk in the open land to Viewpoint Mountain Snöhetta (Norway’s 3rd highest mountain), or a more challenging guided arctic Musk-ox spotting tour. Nice lunch facilities at the historic Kongsvold Fjellstue.

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waypoint 5

Trondheim - Intimate charm in our third largest city!

The vibrant city of Trondheim is home to some of Trøndelag’s most popular attractions, as well as cosy shopping streets and a myriad of restaurants and bars offering local specialities.

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waypoint 6

Kristiansund – Opera and Clipfish

The city on four islands, Kristiansund, has a stunning location, spreading out into the Atlantic Ocean on four islands. Operating between the islands is the famous Sundbåten (Bay Boat), one of the oldest public transportation vessels in the world that has been in continuous use.

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waypoint 7

Haholmen former Fishing Community

The cluster of houses in the former fishing community have been turned into a hotel and restaurant. Håholmen Sea Cottages consist of 25 buildings, including the main building, meeting rooms, hotel rooms, a pub, a restaurant, and a museum. The guests roam between the buildings here, just like they did in the fishing community in the old days.

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waypoint 8

Molde - The Capital of Jazz

Located by the Romsdalsfjord, Molde is renowned for its beautiful surroundings and wonderful views, rose gardens and its world-renowned international Jazz Festival (mid-July)

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waypoint 9

Ålesund - the Great Jugend Architecture

After the great fire in 1904, the city was totally rebuild in stone, brick, and mortar in Jugend (Art Nouveau), the architectural style of the time. Named after the canal or strait which is “sund” in Norwegian in the shape of an Eel which is “Ål”

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waypoint 10

Geiranger - the most spectacular Fjord landscape in Norway

Ålesund marks the starting point of the long Storfjord. One of the fjord’s branches ends in the tiny village of Geiranger. To get there we drive spectacular roads and cross the fjord one or two times.

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waypoint 11

Crossing the mountains from the Fjords to the inland valleys

The scenic curved road from Geiranger to the eastern valleys is an adventure! And to make it even better, we take you up to 1.476 m (4.843 feet) with our vehicle to the Dalsnibba peak for a fantastic view over the Geiranger Fjord.

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waypoint 12

Historic hotels and traditional gourmet in Lom

On the eastern side the landscape is less dramatic, however, we are close to Norway’s highest mountain: Galdhopiggen (2,469 m /8,100 feet). As the inland climate preserves buildings better than the Atlantic air, the Lom area is well-known for its historic buildings.

Lom is also famous for its traditional gourmet restaurants. Roïsheim, Fossheim and Vianvang all serve high-class traditional Norwegian food combined with the best beer and wine.

Photos: Røisheim/Fossheim/Vianvang

 

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waypoint 13

Jotunheim Valdres

On return to Oslo we can cross the Jotunheimen National Park (“Home of the Giants”) recognized as one of the country’s premier hiking and fishing regions. The national park covers 1,151 km².  More than 250 peaks rise above 1,900 metres (6,000 feet), including Northern Europe’s highest peak: Galdhöpiggen at 2,469 metres (8,100 feet).

Galdhöpiggen is reachable for a normal skilled hiker (see our Hikes & Walks), but an authorized mountain guide is required since the trail crosses a glacier.

Return Oslo City or Oslo Airport

Tour 4 – The Great Atlantic, Fjords & Alps route