Our Nordic Self-Drive Holidays program extends across the Nordic region; including Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland.
We have spent time selecting countryside accommodation situated in key locations allowing you the opportunity to explore attractions and scenic highlights in the regions on day tours. Then come back to your lodging in the afternoon enjoying a satisfying meal at your accomomdation.
Our Nordic self-drive holidays are designed as short itineraries in each of the countries Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden & Iceland and can be combined to create a longer more in-depth itinerary if you wish.
Accommodation - important note
We can mix your accommodation up offering you a combination of a farm stay, country lodges, boutique hotels and kros/inns. Each of the properties we offer is unique, and lodging can range from a working farm to a comfortable country lodge/hotel.
You can leave the choice of accommodation to us giving you a great mixture, or you can be specific about your preferred accommodation when you book. Our accommodation categories are:
- Manor House/Historic Hotel/Castle - historic countryside manors, hotels and castles turned into stately accommodation (Norway, Sweden, Denmark & Finland)
- Country Lodge/Hotel - lodge found in national parks, countryside and mountains (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland)
- Kro/Inn - countryside B&B/restaurant (mainly Sweden & Denmark)
- Farm/Gård - working farms, some with farm animals (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland)
- Lighthouse - traditional lighthouses on the coast converted to accommodation (Norway, Sweden & Finland)
- Cabin/Hytte/Rorbu (fisherman's cottage) - self catering option with kitchen/kitchenette - these are no generally a budget option (Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland & Iceland)
What we will never do is put you in a chain hotel in a town or city. You will always stay somewhere unique, somewhere with charm.
Driving in Norway during the peak season (July - early August):
Europeans love driving in Norway and during the summer months, the more popular tourist roads becomes crowded with European vans. This can slow the roads down, as it can be difficult to pass these vans. Norwegian country roads are often quite narrow. Having said this, these roads are incredibly scenic and have lots of picnic & photo spots.
If you are going to be using ferries during your drive, depending on the size of the ferry, this might involve a wait to get on. The ferries are reliable and regular but you may need to arrive early to secure a spot in the line. On some of the ferries, consider catching a ferry outside of the peak times. Your accommodation hosts will have the most up to date local information on hand so ask them for suggestions for your following days travel.
Photo credits: Tina Stafrèn/Visitnorway.com