NORWAY ITINERARY

WESTERN COAST

Note: Norway practices the right of access to the outdoors. This means that motorhomes can park up on public land anywhere in the countryside, mountains or forest as long as you are more than 150m from the nearest inhabited house of cabin and that you stay for a maximum for two nights.

Day 1: Bergen to Forde

110 miles/ 3hrs

Pick up your motorhome from our rental partner and prepare for a journey which includes ferries, bridges, and some wonderful coastal scenery.

Before leaving Bergen, look around the famous waterfront and the other highlights of the city. En route to Forde, you will use a couple of short ferry crossings and have time to stop in small villages and beside picturesque lakes before arriving in Forde

Day 2: Forde to Alesund

150 miles/5 hours

This route takes you slightly inland but the journey is rewarded by a visit to the UNESCO-listed Geirangerfjord. This fjord can be enjoyed by boat, kayak, or simply by walking. The Ornesvingen viewpoint is also worth a stop as it allows for stunning views of the fjord and Seven Sisters Falls. Just be aware there are 11 hairpin bends on this part of the journey.

In Alesund, visit the Atlantic Sea Park – a saltwater aquarium – and the Aksla viewpoint for a panoramic view of the city, and the islands it sits on

Day 3: Alesund to Andalsnes

70 miles /2 hours

A relatively short drive today, however, probably one of the most scenic drives in the country. You will see deep fjords, valleys, forests and mountains. You can even attempt the National Tourist Route at Trollstigen which follows 11 hairpin bends and crosses Stigfossen waterfall by a bridge carved into the mountain. Andalsnes is a small but busy town but with plenty of facilities for travellers.

Day 4: Andalsnes to Bud

60 miles/ 2 hours

After the short ferry crossing across Langfjord, the first town is Molde. The small town centre is great for shopping and it is also home to one of the largest folk museums in the country.

Bud is a fishing village full of colour and picturesque old houses.

Day 5: Bud to Trondheim

150 miles/4 hours

The Atlantic Road is another outstanding route. You drive over seven bridges towards Kristiansund, which has a maritime museum and an indoor waterpark amongst its attractions. You also drive under the water in the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel. Trondheim is another major city and has many museums and attractions.

Day 6: Trondheim to Trones

60 miles /2 hours

Perhaps this area was the inspiration for the 80’s classic song, as it really is the Road to Hell. The village of Hell is much more pleasant than it sounds, and if you are there in the winter months, you will find it actually freezes over.

The route starts to get quite remote the further north you travel so make the most of the towns and villages you travel through

Day 7: Trones to Sandnessjoen

230 miles/6 hours

This is a long drive through some quite remote wilderness areas of the country. However, making use of the “right of access to the outdoors” policy will help break up the journey. You could visit Borjefell National Park, famous for is Arctic Foxes. Sandnessjoen itself is quite laid back, despite being a busy port town.

Day 8: Sandnessjoen to Bodo

210 miles/6 hours

There aren’t any motorways around this area, so it’s a slow journey up the coast. However, that gives you more time to enjoy the views. Navigating the fjords and inlets is part of the fun.

You will also find the Svartisen Glacier in the nearby national park.

Bodo is a surprisingly busy place with a cathederal, museums and a famous beach.

Day 9: Bodo to Narvik

190 miles/6 hours

On the route north, you can investigate glaciers, lakes, caves and fjords in the national parks. You can visit rural remote farming and fishing villages and take a half hour ferry trip before arriving in Narvik. This is a modern city surrounded by mountains, ski resorts and hiking trails

Day 10: Narvik to Tromso

130 miles/3 hours

This part of the journey takes place within the Arctic Circle. The route takes in mountain ranges, national parks and many opportunities to try and view the Northern Lights, go dog-sledding, ice-climbing and other pursuits.

Tromso has 2 months of 24hr daylight and 2 months of 24hr darkness each year. It is a busy place with concert halls, museums and galleries.