Private Tour: Oslo to Geiranger, the Scenic Mountain Route
This private group tour gives the traveler a unique possibility to explore what can only be described as the tenderloin of the Fjord landscape with one highest rated private guides in the country. From Oslo you are brought trough some of the most stunning areas of the country towards Ålesund and the Geirangerfjord that is a UNESCO World Heritage site and chosen because of its pristine beauty.
We mention places like: The glacier lake Loenvatnet, Dalsnibba viewpoint at almost 5000 feet, Lake Jølster, The stunning Byrkjelo valley and you are able to take the new Loen Skylift to a staggering 1100 metre cliff. The highlights keeps coming like pearls on a line. To put it in plain words: This is Norway's most scenic private tour between the capital Oslo and the Nordfjord region.
Inclusions & Exclusions
Local guide / Professional photographer guide
Hotel / ship pickup and drop-off
Special Notice: Due to Norwegian legislation, this tour includes payment for a overnight stay in a tent at our remote island in the Osterfjord. Notice that you dont need to utilize this, as this is solely to comply with the outdated Norwegian transportation law. In case you DO want to utilize this part of the tour, please notify the local supplier at the time of booking and a tent will be provided for your use. A 1500 USD security deposit must be paid for the tent. You will have to put up the tent yourself and make your way to the island on your own!
The listed price does not include a 110 EUR facility fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.
Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure & Return
Departure Point: Oslo City central hotel or Gardermoen Airport arrival area
Departure Time: Departure time as per order by the traveler. Please get in contact with the local supplier once the tour is booked to specify Ship arrival/departure times. Local operator will advice you how to make this tour fit your ship's schedule.
Return Details: Remember to book a hotel local in Geiranger, Stryn or Loen
What To Expect
There is only one problem with this full day tour between Oslo & Geiranger (Ålesund). It has so many scenic highlights that it is hard to describe. It is also a tour that follows a route that is more or less hidden to the common tourist, as your Guides will backtrack off the road to give you the very best of the Fjord landscapes. All the Guides used on this tour is born and bread Norwegians, and have superior local knowledge compared to other vendors that operate only at peak season. This means that it is pricey like anything in Norway - but that you will see places and things that are normally only available to locals. Hence: You don't come home with the very same pictures that your neighbor two blocks down have.
So - to a short version of the itinerary: Your guide will meet you bright and early in your hotel/cruise port or preferred pick up location in Oslo. Once the luggage and you are comfortably in the car, you will be presented with two optional routes that both are equally intriguing. First option is the rugged coastal drive, and second option the wild mountains separating the western Fjords.
You head out on the road and start making your way towards Geiranger and once you are out of city - you are soaked in a landscape that changes slowly to steep snow capped mountains and pristine lakes with glacier water plunging down from the waterfalls. This landscape where set to be the film locations of the movie "Lord of the Rings" - but was moved due to budget problems from the filmmakers.
Your Guides are chosen for their personal skills more than anything else, and are all "people persons" that has a great foundation of knowledge about Norwegian history, modern politics and economy and the travelers love their entertaining way of relaying knowledge.
During the day you will have the option to have a all Norwegian Viking lunch with handpicked items on the menu from local small scale producers. Fresh sourdough bread, local salamis and dried meat together with a variation of highly local cheeses and craft beer from farm breweries. As the ingredients are local and picked for their unique taste, this option is available only for groups of 4 or more due to the cost. For the budget orientated traveler you are of course free to use any of the restaurants along the way.
If you have questions, please ask your Viator booking agent to get in contact with the local supplier. This local supplier specialize in tailoring tours to fit you needs, weather that is mobility issues or special requirements you might want to bring forward. Even this new tour product is yet unrated, the local Viator supplier have never been rated with less than 5 stars for any of their other tours. For tours in this price segment that is a verification that stands unparalleled in Norway.
Dont forget your cameras - as this tour present unique photo opportunities :)
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 12 years
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate