NORWAY: SELF-GUIDED TOURS HOLIDAY

USEFUL TIPS FOR CREATING YOUR OWN TRAVEL ITINERARY: TOUR AMONG OSLO, BERGEN, FJORDS & LOFOTEN ISLANDS.

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OSLO & BERGEN :

The two main cities of Norway. Obligatory stops for those who visit the country and to breathe its culture.

 

NORW. FJORDS :

You will feel like you are immersed in a postcard. The trekking routes are beautiful but often dangerous: gear up!

 

LOFOTEN ISLANDS :

Visiting Lofoten it will seem that time has stopped. The fishermen's villages, the reflection of the mountains in the ponds and the harmony between nature and man are unique to this place.

 

TIPS:

 

  1. If you want to take a similar trip, rent a car. I took two cars: one in the lower part and one on the Lofoten. There is no need for a telepass as there are no tolls, except in special cases in which you pay on access. By booking in advance on https://www.skyscanner.it/noleggio-auto-da/tutti-gli-aeroporti.html you will find convenient solutions.

  2. The cost of living in Norway is very high and the food is not the best. I often advise you to buy directly in the supermarkets and prepare a packed lunch, especially if you do trekking routes. In addition, in the most remote parts, we have chosen campsites with bungalows, which are very clean and where you can really breathe the beautiful Norwegian nature.

  3. Don't forget that in this country there is no Euro but the Norwegian Krone. You won't need cash anyway, as the normal way is to pay by card, even a coffee.

  4. Temperatures are very low, even in summer. Always bring something heavy and waterproof, you will often find sudden rains.

  5. If you want to travel all over Norway as I did, on Maps you must divide the time well from one stop to the next to regulate yourself on the right breaks to take and the right timing: Norway is large enough and there are no long fast-flowing highways like in Italy, above all to preserve a wild nature.

  6. The Northern Lights are visible from October to March, especially from the Lofoten Islands. This is perhaps the only cons in organizing a trip to Norway in the summer. The problem is that often in winter some roads are closed and it is impossible to visit everything.

  7. Trekking routes are often difficult: bring suitable shoes and backpack with water and food.

CURRENCY:

Norwegian Krone is the currency of Norway. Currently (January 2021) its exchange rate with the Euro is around 10.

AIRPORTS:

 

Here is the list of the main airports in Norway, if you want to organize your trip by landing in a different city:

  • Oslo-Gardermoen

  • Oslo-Sandefjord

  • Alesund

  • Alta

  • Bardufoss

  • Bergen-Flesland

  • Bodo

  • Bronnoysund

  • Floro

  • Hammerfest

  • Haugesund

  • Harstad-Narvik

  • Kirkenes

  • Kristiansand

  • Kristiansund-Kvenberget

  • Lakselv

  • Svalbard - Longyearbyen

  • Sogndal

  • Stavanger Airport

  • Tromso

  • Trondheim Airport Værnes

The national airline is NORWEGIAN, which I traveled and I found myself very well. They also have a very intuitive and easily downloadable app from any Smart Phone store.

€2500

17

days

02/08/19-18/08/19

SCHEDULE:

Here a self-guided with some itineraries for making an amazing holiday on the road. To admire Norway you need at least 16-17 days, otherwise you risk not reaching all the planned stops. Distances are sometimes long and Trekking very tiring and, therefore, you need the right time to rest. I broke the tours into 2: the lower part, landing in Oslo, where I admired the capital, the Fjords and Bergen (14 days total) and the upper part, that is the Lofoten (3 days). | Selftravelling

 

Cost Person: 2,500 euros, including everything from accommodation to car rental, from air tickets to lunches and dinners (often buying food in supermarkets, always going to a restaurant with Norwegian prices would be madness).

 

For simplicity of reading, I have divided the trip into three parts. Of course the duration of each stage is subjective, but following my path, I can say that the times I adopted were ideal.