Norway Road Trip
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Feb 21, 2013 10:49 AM Last Post By: kfpaulo
Jan 18, 2013 9:12 AM
Norway Road TripWe will be traveling by car from Denmark to Norway (and on to Sweden) this summer. Key places to see in Norway are Bergen, Oslo and the fjords. Does anyone have suggestions for suggested scenic routes from Bergan to Oslo via the fjord area?
I've found lots of sites doing a google search, but am interested is "first hand" experience.
Jan 19, 2013 6:10 PM
Jan 20, 2013 8:16 AM
2We used trains, bus and sea cats on our trip in 2011.
Flew into Oslo Rygge, overnighted in Moss then headed out to Larvik, Arendal, Stavanger, Bergen and onto Oslo via a great train journey.
Used THon hotels, Citybox in Bergen and Stavanger B&B on the trip - travel considerations went like clockwork and the budget for transport and overnights was only out by around 10kr each. In hindsight, our budget buster was eating out rather than self-catering for evening meals... eating out did hit the wallet!
If we were to do the same trip again, we'd probably find an alternative to Larvik for one night on the south coast and have spent another night in Stavanger.
We'd also choose a different place to overnight in Bergen - Citybox wasn't our favourite place for an overnight on this trip - we thought it overpriced for what it was and emailed the operators to say so...
Jan 30, 2013 10:01 AM
3As always it depends on different things. If you are going with a caravan, or a bigger car, you shoud use the "Europaveier", green E-marks on the maps. (E-39 from Stavanger/Kristiansand to Bergen, and f.eks E-16 in return to Oslo. (If you start from Oslo, E-134 Haukelifjell will be a good alternative)
But if you have time, and a smaller car, this is my best advise:
If you comes from Denmark with ferry (Hirtshals) you can choose destination Kristiansand, (longest drive) Stavanger og Bergen (http://fjordline.com). Mark that there are two ferries between Stavanger and Bergen, some NOK 150 for the car and driver each ferry, and an amount also for the passenger. Next summer the most expensive toll on this road is finnished.
From Bergen you have different alternatives, depending on what you like to see. 1) E39, till you have crossed the Sognefjord, 2) even a trip up to Fjærland (a "booktown") and hotell Mundheim, 3) E 16 to Voss and Lærdalstunellen (25 km long tunel). My point is that you end up in Sogndal, where RV 55 starts, and it will take you over the mountains to Gudbrandsdalen, which you follow to Lillehammer, and then back to Oslo. You can hardly travel on the west coast of Norway without tollroads and ferries that you also have to pay.
The very old Walaker hotel (Wallaker.com) is a nice, but expensive place to stay, and the willage of Lom is one of the places in Norway with less rain. Here is different nise hotels and an stone owen bakery.
From the road between you have seen Galdøpiggen, the higest montain in Norway and lot of Jotun heimen as well. But again: This is a road for å small car and lots of time.
Well, I realize that this was more a mountin advice, than a fjord advice, but when you go from Bergen to Oslo, you are likely to cross the mountains.
Have a nice trip.
Feb 21, 2013 10:49 AM
4Here is a movie I made on my last roadtrip in Norway last summer :
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