On the Viking Trail

Tour ID: HAM8

Tour Info

Duration: 13 Days
/ 12 Nights
Countries: Norway
Seasons: Summer
Available: June to August
Travel Style: Self-Drive Tours

Explore the Viking heritage on a self-drive tour across Norway, spanning from the northern reaches to the capital, Oslo. Discover enchanting fjords, picturesque landscapes, authentic cities, and the rich history that defines Norway. This comprehensive journey offers an immersive experience following in the footsteps of the legendary Vikings.

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Highlights:

✔ Visit Lofoten Islands
✔ Drive through stunning National parks & fjords
✔ Visit the Sagastad Viking centre
✔ Visit Viking valley
✔ Enjoy a Viking plank dinner

Price Includes:

Pricing based on 3* & 4* hotels on twin/double share
✔ 11 Breakfasts
✔ 5-course Viking plank dinner in Flåm
✔ 2 nights accommodation Svolvær
✔ Overnight accommodation Reine
✔ Overnight cabin accommodation Yttervik
✔ 2 nights accommodation Trondheim
✔ Overnight accommodation Ålesund
✔ 2 nights accommodation Fosnavåg
✔ Overnight accommodation Balestrand
✔ Overnight accommodation Aurland
✔ Overnight accommodation Oslo
✔ Entrance to Lofotr Viking museum
✔ Entrance to Nidaros Domkirke
✔ Entrance to Viking Valley
✔ Car Ferry Geiranger - Hellesylt
✔ Car Ferry Kaupanger - Gudvangen

Itinerary

Welcome in Svolvær! Your self-drive tour will start here in the Lofoten. After arrival, pick-up your vehicle and drive towards your 3-star accommodation. Get comfortable after your day of travelling and prepare to follow the steps of the Vikings tomorrow.

Enjoy your breakfast and prepare to learn more about the Vikings. Today you will head towards the Lofotr Viking museum. Take a look at the world longest reconstructed longhouse, meet the Vikings and experience the recreated living spaces, Barn and Feast Hall. You can also visit the exhibition about the life of the Vikings or take a look at the amazing outdoor area surrounded by the enchanting nature of the Lofoten. Afterwards make your way back to the accommodation.

Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation before travelling towards Reine. Pack your bags and make yourself ready for a scenic drive through the Lofoten to your next accommodation. Tonight, you will stay at a real Norwegian Rorbuer, located at the waterfront. Enjoy the rest of your day exploring the area at your own leisure.

Enjoy your breakfast before departing with the boat towards Bodø. Did you know that the Vikings were so successful because of their boats? They had a design which made the boats quick and easy to navigate; with these characteristics they surprised their enemies when attacking. When leaving the boat you will arrive in Bodø. From here you will drive South towards your next accommodation, which is only one hour North from Mosjøen, located right before the former industrial city of Mo i Rana. Here, you can either do some shopping or visit the science center. If you are not a city lover, you will be happy with endless nature around to hike, swim in the lake, or visit the Marmor Slottet – a fairytale landscape in stone. Your accommodation for the night will be a charming cabin at Ytteren with a mini kitchen where you can prepare your breakfast in the morning while enjoying the stunning view from your balcony over the Ranfjorden.

Prepare your own breakfast in the cabin and take one last look at the beautiful nature surrounding you at Yttervik. Today you will drive South through stunning National parks and alongside rivers and fjords to Trondheim. This is the third biggest populated city of Norway. Here, you will stay in a 3-star accommodation for the upcoming two nights. Enjoy the rest of the day at your own leisure in Trondheim.

After your breakfast a new adventure waits for today. We recommend visiting the Nidaros Cathedral in the city centre of Trondheim. The Cathedral is known for being the world’s most Northern medieval church. Located right next to it is Norway’s national sanctuary with the Archbishop’s palace, which contains the royal crown and other artifacts if the royal family. The visit of the Cathedral, the Palace and the Crown Regalia is included in this tour. Feel free to walk around and admire the beautiful architecture of these historic buildings, perhaps with a guide for more detailed explanations. The rest of the day is at your own leisure in the city of Trondheim.

Enjoy your breakfast in Trondheim. Continue the journey South towards the magical city of Ålesund. You will stay here for only one night, so after arrival make sure to take a look at this beautiful city surrounded by water and mountains. Tonight, you will stay in 3-star accommodation in Ålesund.

Enjoy your breakfast in Ålesund and get ready for a visit to the mesmerizing Fjords in Geiranger. Drive along the Fjords towards Geiranger, where you will board a cruise with your car onboard towards Hellesylt. Enjoy all the amazing views this cruise has to offer. Feel the power of the Norwegian nature and all its stunning Fjords. After the cruise you will continue your journey towards Fosnavåg. In the evening you can take some rest from a whole day of exploring the Fjords. You will stay in a 3-star accommodation in Fosnavåg.

Enjoy your breakfast and get to know even more about the Vikings. Visit the Sagastad Viking centre located in Nordfjordeid. Here you will find the reconstruction of the burned Myklebustskipet. This ship was burned to send one of the mighty Vikings to Valhalla. The ship rose from his ashes, got rebuild and is now available to visit! Besides the ship the museum has more to offer about the history of the Vikings in Nordfjordeid. After a day filled with Viking adventures you will head back to the hotel in Fosnavåg.

Enjoy your breakfast and head South-East into the fjord region. Today will be a fantastic scenic drive through the mountains of Norway. You will pass by the Jostedalsbreen national park where you will find mountain peaks filled with ice and snow. You will head towards Balestrand, a small village located at the Sognefjords. Tonight, you will stay at a 4-star accommodation in Balestrand.

Have your breakfast in Balestrand. Afterwards you will board the boat and take the car with you to Gudvangen. Enjoy the scenic views from the ferry onto the stunning Sognefjord. After the arrival in Gudvangen, head towards the Viking valley. Here you will have the opportunity to experience how the Vikings lived in a village around 1,000 years ago. The people walking around are not actors, but they are “real“ Vikings of all ages, who adopted the Viking lifestyle. Afterwards you will head towards Flåm where your 5-course Viking plank dinner awaits. After a day filled with Viking activities you will head to your 3-star accommodation in Aurland, just a few minutes from touristic Flåm.

Today you will leave the Fjords and head towards the capital of Norway, Oslo. After your breakfast you will make the last trip with the car to the vibrant capital. After your arrival you can spend the rest of your day at your own leisure in Oslo. The city has a lot to offer, such as museums, visiting the roof of the opera or the Holmenkollen. In the evening you will stay in a centrally located 3-star accommodation in the Oslo city centre.

Enjoy your final breakfast in Norway. A long and exciting tour is coming to a close. With many memories packed in your suitcase you will depart according to your own itinerary.

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