With it’s pristine mountain passes, sea-spanning bridges and intricate web of tunnels, the roads of the Norwegian Fjords are a playground for the driving enthusiast. With Drive the Fjords, Off the Map Travel offers a premium tour around some of the best roads in Scandinavia. Built around delivering a sustainable adventure in this completely private and highest quality itinerary you will get the unique opportunity to drive the most exciting electric super car, experience the best of local cuisine and the highest quality accommodation. An experience that you will never forget guaranteed!
Off the Map Travel offers you tailor-made journeys
Off the Map Travel was founded after the transformative adventure to witness the enchanting Northern Lights by Jonathan and Katie in 2008. Right from the outset, their intention was to create a travel company that stood out from the rest. For them, the true essence of traveling lies in the extraordinary experiences one encounters along the way. These are the moments that etch themselves into your memory. Whether it’s the mesmerizing dance of the Northern Lights, immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of a new culture, or indulging in a delectable fine dining affair.
This philosophy drives them to intimately acquaint themselves with each destination they offer. It enables them to provide unparalleled, first-hand knowledge of the experiences and the places they found. They are firm believers in the power of tailor-made journeys. That is why everything they do today is meticulously crafted to cater to their customers’ unique requirements. After all, it’s your holiday. And they believe you should have the freedom to curate it according to your preferences and desires.
Day 1 – Arrival in Ålesund
The approach to Ålesund gives you a little glimpse of what lies ahead. From the window of your aircraft, you’ll see the crystal clear fjords and jagged peaks of the Sunnmøre Alps. They will be the site of your upcoming adventure! (Disclaimer: Flights are not included and have to be booked individually.)
You will take a transfer from the Airport to the beautiful Art Nouveau town of Ålesund to check in to Hotel Brosundet. Once settled, you will board a boat and head out into the fjords to Flatflesa lighthouse. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the lighthouse, make use of the jacuzzi and sauna before heading back to Brosundet for dinner in Apotekergata No.5 and overnight at Brosundet.
Day 2 – Welcome to Storfjord
This morning, check out and make your way to Hotel Storfjord. Your driver will welcome you and transfer you directly. Once arrived, you will enjoy a welcome cocktail at the Lavvu. That is a traditional Sami tent erected deep in the pine forests surrounding the hotel. Here you will have the chance to take in your surroundings and receive an explanation of some of the highlights of the trip ahead. Rest of the evening at leisure to relax. Why not head to the spa for some relaxation?
Day 3 – Atlantic Ocean Road
After breakfast this morning your journey will begin! Drive North toward the Atlantic Ocean Road. Your car will be packed with a delicious Storfjord Picnic basket. It is paked with local produce, cheeses, meats, berries and champagne. As you head north you will come to the overpass. This dramatic overpass is a marvel of engineering as your car seems to fly over the Atlantic as you wind from island to island.
The scenery is breathtaking and you will enjoy a beautiful spot to relax and enjoy your picnic. On the return journey, your view will be of the Sunnmore peaks littering the horizon. This will be your playground for the next few days as your adventure goes deeper into the fjords!
Day 4 – Trollstigen and Stunning Viewpoints
Head out to the mountains of Romsdal today. The first stop at the Troll Wall is the perfect place to stop and enjoy pastries packed by the kitchen as you gaze up at the highest wall of rock in Europe. Moving deep into the mountains the Trollstigen will appear showing the winding road to the summit. This is one of the most magnificent vantage points in Norway Descend the Valdal valley which will lead you back to the Fjord.
A ferry to Stranda will give you a glimpse of things to come as the fjords get narrower and deeper. Be sure to stop at the viewpoint between the tunnels to stare directly into the gaping chasm of the Geiranger Fjord. The destination: Union Øye. A historic royal oasis at the end of the valley. Check-in and enjoy a delicious dinner before relaxing in the evening.
Day 5 – Exploring further inland
After a royal night’s rest and delicious local breakfast, the quiet roads wind toward the west as the fjords seem to be left behind you. Before long you will trace the coastline towards Stryn. It’s the perfect opportunity for lunch and a journey up the Gondola for incredible views out to the North Atlantic. As you head further inland the fjord hamlet of Geiranger will edge nearer. Board the ferry, sit back and enjoy the slow steam through the grandest fjord of them all with waterfalls cascading off of the mountain tops. Disembark at Hellesylt and drive on through to Union Oye.
Day 6 – Sunnmøre Seafood
A visit to the Sunnmøre region would not be complete without celebrating the incredible seafood. This has been the region’s backbone for generations. An island off of the west coast celebrates the vibrant oceans and a 5-course menu is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow today. The return journey skirts the Storfjord as you arrive back for a celebratory final meal amongst friends.
Day 7 – Helicopter flight and back to Ålesund
On your final morning, you will trade tyres for wings. You will fly up to the skies for an aerial tour of the roads you have been driving on the days before. This trip will give you an incredibly immersive experience as the helicopters weave in and out of the fjords and buzz over idyllic mountain peaks. A driver will be ready to take you to Ålesund Vigra Airport when you are ready for your departure from this magical place.
Dates, facts and figures of this extraordinary journey
BOOKABLE IN THE PERIOD FROM:
June – September 2024
PRICE PER PERSON:
Drive the Fjords, including Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo rental car, from 8,899 GBP per person.*
- 7 days (4 full driving days)
- Personal shuttle service from and to the Ålesund Vigra Airport
- Helicopter flight
- Porsche Taycan for all driving days incl. insurance (30,000 NOK deductible)
- All meals incl. breakfast, lunch and dinner**
* Excluding flights from and to your home destination. Off the Map Travel offers guidance and suggestions for booking the flights, though.
** Beverages are not included
Extra experiences, nights in different locations before and after the tour are possible.
Privat Drive the Fjords is on request based. Spaces are very limited.
Off the Map Travel, Drive the Fjords is run and operated by: The Adventure Tour Company Ltd