Best of Norway – south to north
Terje Rakke/Nordic Life/nordnorge.com
Yngve Olsen Saebbe/nordnorge.com
We want to give you the opportunity to choose the type of accommodation that suits your budget – ranging from camping through to hotels. For nature enthusiasts travelling through Norway, the travel route starts in Oslo and takes you all the way to the North Cape and back. The journey takes 14 days in summer and is designed for people who enjoy driving. To give you some time off from the car, we have made a twist with flights and Hurtigruten, The Coastal Steamer, in parts of the journey.
Included: Accommodation, flight Bodø - Tromsø - Honningsvåg and Honningsvåg - Andenes. Hurtigruten from Sortland - Bodø. Musk Ox safari and Whalesafari.
Oppdal and musk ox safari
The route starts from Oslo and heads north past Lillehammer and Hamar through the valley of Gudbrandsdalen, which is rich in traditions. We recommend stopping for a few days in Oppdal and going on a musk ox safari and possibly also canyoning and a moose safari with Oppdal Safari. The majestic nature is perfect for hiking and nature-based experiences as such. Continue north to the city of Trondheim, and discover its museums and history linked to the Nidaros Cathedral. Further north, you will discover Steinkjer and Namsos. Optional: Rent a bike from us and go on a bike ride from Steinkjer.
Brønnøysund and Vega
There are many wonderful nature-based experiences along the coast of Helgeland. Vega is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of the unique way of life of the fisher- farmers throughout 1,500 years. The unique industry associated with the eider duck, which has been a key source of income, can still be experienced on Vega. Join a guided tour to Lånan and a community where this duck species has a central role. The journey then continues to Sandnessjøen and Bodø on E6.
You fly from Bodø to Honningsvåg via Tromsø. Your destination is the North Cape, just 35 km from Honningsvåg. There is public transport daily up to the plateau, which forms the northernmost point of Norway and Europe. Stay overnight here and experience the Midnight Sun before flying the following day from Honningsvåg to Andenes.
Vesterålen and the Lofoten Islands
The plane lands near downtown Andenes, where your next adventure awaits! You arrive early in the morning and go on a whale watching safari in the afternoon. The whale is the king of the region and is the main reason why many simply must visit this archipelago. Vesterålen is also a popular destination for cycling and sea kayakingThe following day the journey continues by bus to Sortland, where you will board the coastal steamer, Hurtigruten. The scenic voyage takes you through the Raftsundet strait to the Lofoten Islands via the famous Trollfjord. The ship turns round at the head of this narrow fjord surrounded by the steep Lofoten mountains, which is a memorable experience. You spend the evening in Svolvær and stay overnight at Scandic Svolvær.
The following day you will travel by bus to the spectacular fishing village of Henningsvær, where you can stroll around at your leisure and explore the fishing village and its galleries, handicraft shops and the North Norwegian nature on the quayside. Return by bus to Svolvær in the afternoon and then continue by Hurtigruten to Bodø.
Sandnessjøen and Brønnøysund
It’s not far from Bodø to Meløy. You will pass Saltstraumen, the world's strongest maelstrom. It’s a good idea to check in advance what time the maelstrom will be at its strongest, as this is well worth experiencing. You will be able to see the Svartisen glacier from the road. If you want to venture up on the glacier, we recommend going on a guided tour with Meløy Naturopplevelser. From Ørnes, the journey continues along the world’s most beautiful coastline, the Helgeland Coast. You need to take a number of ferries so it’s a good idea to check the timetab
Ankomst Oslo, via Lillehammer til Oppdal (400 km) Hotell: Hotell Skifer Budsjett: Smegarden Camping
Oppdal med Moskussafari. Kjør så videre til Trondheim.
Kjør mot Steinkjer/Namsos og avslutt dagen på Vega. Overnatting: Havhotellene
Vega – Sandnessjøen - Bodø.
Fly til Tromsø og Honningsvåg fra Bodø. Opplev Nordkapp.
Ta flyet fra Honningsvåg til Tromsø og bruk dagen i Tromsø. Sett deg på Hurtigruten ved midnatt og seil sørover til Risøyhamn i Vesterålen.
Fra Risøyhamn til Andenes, opplev hvalsafari. Overnatt. Hotell: Hotell Marmælen. Camping: Bleik camping
Ta bussen til Sortland og gå på Hurtigruta der. Du opplever Lofoten på din ferd mot Bodø. Overnatt i Bodø.
Kjør sørover langs kystriksveien til Sandnessjøen. Overnatt her.
Kjør Sandnessjøen -Trondheim og opplev byen.
Kjør til Geiranger og få med deg en av de vakreste fjordene i Norge.
Kjør fra Geiranger til Oslo.