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Norwegian Scenic Route - Sognefjellet


Car holiday through one of the most famous passes in Europe - above the roof of Norway.
The Scenic Route travels from the cultural landscape in Lom across the highest mountain pass in Norway to the innermost part of Sognefjorden. The gateway to Jotunheimen from the west has long traditions as a thoroughfare.

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The short break starts in the beautiful village of Balestrand, home to the majestic Kviknes Hotel which has traditions as a hotel and guest house since 1752. Learn the exciting history of the building and enjoy the warm welcome and hospitality of your hosts, along with a delicious meal. Your first evening of this break will be like stepping into a Norwegian fairy tale.  

Visit the Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism in Balestrand, which opened in 2016, and then stroll down to the Cider House. Cider-tasting sessions are available in the summer, and you can buy some in the farm shop to take home. The Cider House has its own shop selling around 20 different types of Balholm cider and fruit juice.

Since May 2017, the Cider House has been an Économusée – part of a growing international network of artisan businesses selected for their commitment to quality and authenticity. 

Kviknes Hotel

After a hearty breakfast and enjoying some of the experiences on offer in Balestrand, the self-drive tour continues. We suggest a chocolate stop at Sognefjord sjokolade an artisan producer in Marifjøra. The tour takes you on via the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route, Northern Europe’s highest mountain pass, and into Jotunheimen, Norway’s most popular national park. Along the way are viewpoints just waiting for you to take a break and immerse yourself in the scenery.

We recommend stopping for lunch at Fossheim Hotell, which is renowned for its fine cuisine. The bakery in Lom is also worth a visit. The stave church in Lom is a popular attraction, but before you arrive in Lom, it’s worth stopping off at the Mejfjellet rest area to enjoy the wonderful view over Fanaråken mountain and the surrounding peaks. We also suggest taking a break at Liasanden, where nature, the trees and the terrain have shaped every last detail of the rest area’s design.

From Lom, continue towards Grotli and on to Gamle Strynefjellsvegen, a National Tourist Route that is exceptionally beautiful and almost a destination in itself.

The driving tour finishes in Øye, where you can enjoy the Norangsfjord and the Sunnmørsalpene mountains.

Suggested route from Balestrand to Øye

You will receive a warm welcome at Hotel Union Øye and your visit will feel like a trip back in time. The hotel first opened in 1891 and was recently named "one of the 12 most exciting hotels in the world".

Hotel Union Øye

Hotel Union Øye is situated 30 km from Ørsta, 38 km from Ålesund and 32 km from Ørsta Airport Hovden.

Distance, without detours: approx. 305 km

Distance Bergen - Balestrand: approx. 190 km.

Photos: Jarle Wæhler / the Norwegian Public Roads Administration    

Photos: Werner Harstad / the Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Included in this package:

  • 2 nights accommodation in standard room.
  • 2 buffet breakfasts.
  • One 4- course set menu without beverage
  • One 3- course set menu without beverage
  • Cider and fruit in your room on arrival

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  • Valid: 1 May - 30 September 2019
  • Suggested starting point: Førde / Bergen
  • Duration: 2 nights/3 days
  • Incl.: 2 nights accomodation and meals
  • Highlights: Road trip- enjoy magnificent landscapes
  • Transport: Self-drive

All inclusive per person from NOK 3 885,-

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Car holiday through one of the most famous passes in Europe - above the roof of Norway.
The Scenic Route travels from the cultural landscape in Lom across the highest mountain pass in Norway to the innermost part of Sognefjorden. The gateway to Jotunheimen from the west has long traditions as a thoroughfare.

Inspiration here:

The short break starts in the beautiful village of Balestrand, home to the majestic Kviknes Hotel which has traditions as a hotel and guest house since 1752. Learn the exciting history of the building and enjoy the warm welcome and hospitality of your hosts, along with a delicious meal. Your first evening of this break will be like stepping into a Norwegian fairy tale.  

Visit the Norwegian Museum of Travel and Tourism in Balestrand, which opened in 2016, and then stroll down to the Cider House. Cider-tasting sessions are available in the summer, and you can buy some in the farm shop to take home. The Cider House has its own shop selling around 20 different types of Balholm cider and fruit juice.

Since May 2017, the Cider House has been an Économusée – part of a growing international network of artisan businesses selected for their commitment to quality and authenticity. 

Kviknes Hotel

After a hearty breakfast and enjoying some of the experiences on offer in Balestrand, the self-drive tour continues. We suggest a chocolate stop at Sognefjord sjokolade an artisan producer in Marifjøra. The tour takes you on via the Sognefjellet National Tourist Route, Northern Europe’s highest mountain pass, and into Jotunheimen, Norway’s most popular national park. Along the way are viewpoints just waiting for you to take a break and immerse yourself in the scenery.

We recommend stopping for lunch at Fossheim Hotell, which is renowned for its fine cuisine. The bakery in Lom is also worth a visit. The stave church in Lom is a popular attraction, but before you arrive in Lom, it’s worth stopping off at the Mejfjellet rest area to enjoy the wonderful view over Fanaråken mountain and the surrounding peaks. We also suggest taking a break at Liasanden, where nature, the trees and the terrain have shaped every last detail of the rest area’s design.

From Lom, continue towards Grotli and on to Gamle Strynefjellsvegen, a National Tourist Route that is exceptionally beautiful and almost a destination in itself.

The driving tour finishes in Øye, where you can enjoy the Norangsfjord and the Sunnmørsalpene mountains.

Suggested route from Balestrand to Øye

You will receive a warm welcome at Hotel Union Øye and your visit will feel like a trip back in time. The hotel first opened in 1891 and was recently named "one of the 12 most exciting hotels in the world".

Hotel Union Øye

Hotel Union Øye is situated 30 km from Ørsta, 38 km from Ålesund and 32 km from Ørsta Airport Hovden.

Distance, without detours: approx. 305 km

Distance Bergen - Balestrand: approx. 190 km.

Photos: Jarle Wæhler / the Norwegian Public Roads Administration    

Photos: Werner Harstad / the Norwegian Public Roads Administration

Included in this package:

  • 2 nights accommodation in standard room.
  • 2 buffet breakfasts.
  • One 4- course set menu without beverage
  • One 3- course set menu without beverage
  • Cider and fruit in your room on arrival

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This is the tour:

Day 1:
4-course dinner Kviknes Hotel
Accomodation Kviknes Hotel
Day 2:
Breakfast Kviknes Hotel
Driving National Tourist Route Sognefjellet
Dinner Hotel Union Øye
Accomodation Hotel Union Øye
Day 3:
Breakfast Hotel Union Øye