Price per person from NOK 3 900,-
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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.
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.
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.
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 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:
The chef's recommended four-course menu.
Beverage is not included
Accomodation in double room in modern building breakfast included
The tradition of hospitality at Balholm stretches back to 1752. The Kvikne family, who own the hotel, took over in 1877, marking the start of fast-paced
development, which continues to this day. The hotel was built in the Swiss chalet style; the original character of the place has been left unchanged
despite several new buildings, rebuildings and extensions. Kviknes is a modern hotel with soul and atmosphere, and is one of the largest tourist hotels
Address: N-6898 Balestrand
Fantesteinen: Photo: Jarle Wæhler / Statens vegvesen
Dinner at Hotel Union Øye
Beverage is not included
Accomodation in double room breakfast included
In the village of Øye by the Norangsfjord lies one of Europe’s most distinctive hotels. Since 1891 it has been a place where visitors come to savour the good
life and the tranquillity of magnificent surroundings.
A stay at Hotel Union Øye is like being transported to another time... The 27 rooms, all of which are individually furnished with carefully selected antiques, are named after notables who have stayed there.
Address: N-6196 Norangsfjorden