Drive the Atlantic Road

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Drive the Atlantic Road

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  • 5 nights
  • May-Sep

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In pictures
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Drive one of the world's most beautiful roads

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Wind your way up the dramatic Trollstigen route

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Discover the art nouveau town of Alesund

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Stay on Haholmen island, an idyllic retreat

Why this trip...

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Tailor made

This itinerary can be tailor made to suit you and is intended to give you a guideline of what is possible in a given timeframe

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Well-researched route

We've put our years of experience into creating this well-paced itinerary that includes the places we know you'll enjoy

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Explore at leisure

With the route, transport and accommodation sorted, each day offers the freedom to explore

Overview

This wonderful self-drive takes in the many sights along the west coast of central Norway including the famous Atlantic Road, considered to be one of the world's most beautiful road trips. Visit the art nouveau town of Alesund, the coastal town of Molde and relax in the idyllic village Haholmen - the perfect place to unwind and enjoy nature. This is a great short break showcasing Norway's many charms.

With much packed into only a few days, this itinerary starts in the fascinating town Alesund. A beguiling ferry and fishing port, its streets are flanked by handsome buildings, whose pastel-painted facades are lavishly decorated with turrets, towers, floral patterns, dragons, faces and even the odd Pharoah, dating from 1904 when the town centre was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in this idiosyncratic Art Nouveau style.

Molde, known as the town of roses, based on the many lush rose gardens. There are several attractions here to keep you busy, perhaps venture to Varden viewpoint, offering a lovely view over the town and the famous Molde panorama with its 222 snow-clad peaks; the Romsdal Museum, a comprehensive folk museum; the Green Corridor, a nature trail with a baroque chateau; Molde Cathedral and not forgetting the Rose Gardens. From Molde there are several lovely round trips by car to take, so you may wish to spend longer here and enjoy the surrounding area.

The next part of the journey takes you further north to the small fishing village of Bud, where you can experience World War II history at Ergan Coastal Fort, before continuing on the national tourist route and The Atlantic Road, known as one of the most beautiful drives in the world. If you fancy a hike to stretch the legs there is the Nordneset coastal path, an easy family friendly trail starting at Farstad. Once over the iconic Atlantic road stop at Geitoya quay where you park your car and take the boat service to Haholmen village, an 18th century fishing village with traditional fisherman's cabins and a lovely peaceful location to unwind and enjoy the restaurant's fine seafood. Please note, getting on and off the boat at Haholmen may be tricky for those with walking difficulties. Plus there are some wooden walkways and steps on the island between the different buildings and the rooms.

Itinerary

The itinerary shown is an example of this self-drive holiday. We have many other hotels and route recommendations which can be tailored to your requirements. Please discuss with our Travel Specialists who can put together a bespoke itinerary for you.

Day 1 arrive in Alesund

Fly to Alesund and on arrival take the airport bus or a taxi (payable locally) to the city centre and your chosen hotel for a two-night stay on a breakfast basis.

Fly to Alesund and on arrival take the airport bus or a taxi (payable locally) to the city centre and your chosen hotel for a two-night stay on a breakfast basis.

Day 2 at leisure in Alesund

Explore the town at your own pace or on a guided tour, take one of the many excursions available or just relax and enjoy the surrounds before the difficult task of deciding where to dine for the evening.

Explore the town at your own pace or on a guided tour, take one of the many excursions available or just relax and enjoy the surrounds before the difficult task of deciding where to dine for the evening.

Day 3 Alesund - Molde

Collect your rental car and head off towards the town of Molde. There are different routes available to take, the most spectacular of which takes in the national tourist route Trollstigen characterised by its many hairpin bends and viewpoints on the route to Andalsnes and onwards to the coastal town of Molde for an overnight stay at Molde Fjordstuer.

Collect your rental car and head off towards the town of Molde. There are different routes available to take, the most spectacular of which takes in the national tourist route Trollstigen characterised by its many hairpin bends and viewpoints on the route to Andalsnes and onwards to the coastal town of Molde for an overnight stay at Molde Fjordstuer.

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Day 4 Molde - Haholmen

Continue the journey to Bud, where you can stop off and visit the coastal fort before taking the tourist route and The Atlantic Road as it zigzags across bridges from island to island and on to the departure point for Haholmen village. Spend two nights at Haholmen Havstuer on half board basis.

Continue the journey to Bud, where you can stop off and visit the coastal fort before taking the tourist route and The Atlantic Road as it zigzags across bridges from island to island and on to the departure point for Haholmen village. Spend two nights at Haholmen Havstuer on half board basis.

Haholmen Havstuer

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Day 5 at leisure on Haholmen

Spend a leisurely day on this charming island - a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the scenery or join a boating trip if available.

Spend a leisurely day on this charming island - a perfect place to unwind and enjoy the scenery or join a boating trip if available.

Day 6 Haholmen - Kristiansund

Depart Haholmen village and drive to Kristiansund airport for your flight home.

Depart Haholmen village and drive to Kristiansund airport for your flight home.

Accommodation Options

We have selected properties for this holiday as referenced in the itinerary. However, with a wide choice of accommodation in the Norwegian Fjords, we can mix and match different grades and styles to suit your personal preference.

Discuss your options with our Travel Specialists.

Prices and Departures

Price from £1045 including flights

What's Included

  • Flights from London Heathrow to Alesund via Oslo, returning Kristiansund to London Heathrow via Oslo
  • Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
  • All breakfasts, 2 dinners
  • Car rental for 4 days
  • 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
  • No surcharge guarantee
  • Full financial protection

From prices per person

Based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise. Prices for other combinations of passengers and rooms available on request. Other vehicle types also available.

Departure Duration Car category Twin Price
Jun - Aug 2020 5 nights C - VW Golf £1,112
Jun - Aug 2020 5 nights H - Skoda Octavia £1,189
Jun - Aug 2020 5 nights E - VW Tiguan £1,237
Sep 2020 5 nights C - VW Golf £1,045
Sep 2020 5 nights H - Skoda Octavia £1,105
Sep 2020 5 nights E - VW Tiguan £1,142
May 2021 5 nights C - VW Golf £1,098
May 2021 5 nights H - Skoda Octavia £1,177
May 2021 5 nights E - VW Tiguan £1,226
Jun - Aug 2021 5 nights C - VW Golf £1,219
Jun - Aug 2021 5 nights H - Skoda Octavia £1,318
Jun - Aug 2021 5 nights E - VW Tiguan £1,380
Sep 2021 5 nights C - VW Golf £1,098
Sep 2021 5 nights H - Skoda Octavia £1,177
Sep 2021 5 nights E - VW Tiguan £1,226

Note: there is a one-way car rental fee to drop-off at Kristiansund, which is payable locally (approx. £300)

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