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Silver Ghost Norwegian Fjords

June 17, 2024

RREC logoA wonderful tour of the Norwegian fjords and mountains for members of the RREC Silver Ghost Register. This tour takes you on an amazing journey through historical, cultural and scenic delights. Highlights include visiting the spectacular fjords, exploring the exquisite fjords, driving some of the world’s most thrilling mountain passes (Trollstigen, Ørnesvingen, Gamle Strynfjellsvegen, Sognefjellet and more) and scenic drives, including the famed Atlantic Road, past breath-taking scenery and vistas, and discovering one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

The tour will start (and finish) in Kiel, Germany, taking an overnight ferry to Oslo. Norway. Head to Telemark to stay in a gorgeous wooden hotel by the water. Drive north, crossing the fjords and over mountains, with overnight stays at Balestrand, Øye, and onto the Ålesund area to drive the famed Atlantic Road. Leave the coast and turn inland to the fjords and stay at the end of most famous, Geirangerfjord, where we shall stay for two nights. Climb the mountains and pass through valleys to Lom and then onto Sogndal. More mountain and valley roads, surrounded by exquisite scenery leads the tour south with a couple of overnight stops, to the south coast of Norway.

This tour is open to all pre-war Rolls-Royce and Bentley motor cars.

Pre & Post-Tour from UK to Germany Return

For those wishing to join the pre-tour, getting from the UK to Germany, we have arranged ferries and hotels in both directions. The price per car/two people is £2,485.

14 June: Leave Harwich, England on the overnight ferry to Holland, departing at 23.00. It’s also possible to sail from Hull to Rotterdam with P&O Ferries (£430 surcharge return)
15 June: Drive across the Netherlands into Germany. Stay overnight at an idyllically situated former mill in the most beautiful part of lower Saxony. Dinner will be included. 185 miles
16 June: Continue the journey across Germany, to north of Hamburg. Stay overnight at an elegant, modern hotel in the former stables of the count’s manor, with superb spa and excellent cuisine. 142 miles
17 June: Drive to Kiel for the overnight ferry to Oslo, departing at 2pm. 47 miles

3 July: Arrive in Kiel at 10.30am and drive back to the same hotel as 15 June. Dinner is included. 188 miles
4 July: Drive to Hook of Holland (or Rotterdam) for the 10pm (or 9pm) departure on an overnight ferry to Harwich (or Hull), UK. 185 miles

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Tour Highlights

  • Sensational Norwegian fjords including Geirgangerfjord, Hardangerfjord & Sognefjord
  • Thrilling mountain roads of Trollstigen, Ørnesvingen, Dalsnibba, Aurlandsfjell, Sognefjellet and more
  • The famed Atlantic Road, hopping across the coastal islands
  • Breath-taking & majestic scenery of one of the world’s most beautiful countries
  • Visit the cities and towns of Oslo, Ålesund & Geiranger
  • Stay in gorgeous hotels, from incredible Gothic-style wooden hotels to fjord-edge historic hotels and luxurious log-built hotels
  • Cultural delights such as stave churches, historic towns & villages, fascinating museums

Tour Map


Day 1:  Overnight ferry to Oslo

90 Miles

We shall meet in Kiel, Germany for the overnight ferry to Oslo, Norway. The ferry departs at 14.00.  A buffet dinner and breakfast are included with your crossing. Sea view cabins with double beds have been booked for your comfort. There are also a limited number of cabin upgrades available.

Day 2:  Head to Telemark

137 Miles

Arrive in Oslo, Norway at 10am. It’s a fabulous drive into the mountains of Telemark, to Dalen. Stay in a beautiful, wooden Gothic hotel at the top of a fjord for the net two nights. The interior and exterior of this hotel are exquisite. Enjoy a superb three-course welcome dinner.

Day 3:  A Day to Relax

65 Miles

Enjoy a relaxing day off, seeing the local area. There is a short circular tour around the area which visits the Eidsborg stave church and two wonderful outdoor museums, showing life in centuries past in Telemark. Dinner is at leisure this evening.

Day 4:  Mountains & Waterfalls

122 Miles

Drive north west through the most beautiful scenery. There is a lovely little stave church to visit shortly after leaving the hotel. Drive over the mountains and along valleys, past the famous twin waterfalls of Latefossen to Ullensvang where we stay one night on the edge of the fjord. A buffet dinner is included.

Day 5:  Stave Church and Sognefjord

93 Miles

Drive alongside then cross the Eidfjord before taking the mountains roads to Voss and north for a wonderful drive to Vagsnes, passing Vik, with its medieval wooden stave church. It is then a short ferry trip, across Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, to Balestrand, where you will stay in a beautiful wooden hotel right on the fjord edge. A buffet dinner is included.

Day 6:  Mountain Drives Aplenty

164 Miles

Leave Balestrand for another beautiful drive, still heading north. Wind your way around the fjords and over the mountains to Stryn and the Sunnmore Alps, which has a wonderful profusion of fjords, small fishing communities, island gems and majestic mountains to discover. Stay overnight at a stunning, secluded, family-owned boutique hotel. A fabulous dinner is included.

Day 7:  Visit Alesund

62 Miles

Cross yet another fjord and climb over more mountains to drive along the coast towards Alesund, which is an optional visit. Spend time exploring the picturesque town of Alesund, which has a lovely centre, based around the harbour. It is also possible to climb the steps (or take the train) to the top of the mountain overlooking the town. Alesund is a picturesque art-deco town, entirely rebuilt after a devastating fire in 1904. The myriad of turrets, spires and beautiful ornamentation that give the town its distinctive character are like something from a fairytale.

Continue on to the most stunning hotel, made up of fabulous log buildings in a beautiful fjordland setting. We will stay here for two nights. An excellent dinner is included on both evenings.

Day 8:  A Rest Day in Idyllic Surroundings

A day off to enjoy your surroundings, or to service cars.

The turf-topped eco-lodge is a perfectly secluded retreat nestled in the lush forest next to one of Norway’s most famous fjords. Comprised of a cluster of classic Norwegian cabins, this boutique stay has mountain and fjord views, fireplaces galore and a refreshingly relaxed fine-dining restaurant. Explore the dramatic surrounds by day with bikes, walking poles and fishing gear to borrow; kayaks and fishing boats for rent, then unwind in the ahh-inducing sauna and soak your cares away in the alfresco hot tub. This is one of our favourite hotels in the world!

Day 9:  Drive the Atlantic Road

155 Miles

Drive the fabulous Atlantic Road – a unique stretch of road which takes you right out to the ocean’s edge. In 2005 the road was voted Norway’s ‘Engineering Feat of the Century’ and is also known to be one of the world’s most beautiful drives. It connects Averøy with the mainland via a series of small islands and islets spanned by a total of eight bridges over 8 kilometres. The entire stretch between Bud and Kristiansund is one continuous experience packed with coastal scenery, culture and history.

Stay in a little gem of a hotel dating back to the 16th century, set on the fjord edge. It offers one of the finest spas in Norway, as well as a small museum and art gallery. The renowned kitchen obtains its ingredients from the fjords, mountains, forests, and fields in the surrounding area.

Day 10:  Climb the Trollstigen

107 Miles

Skirt along the fjord edges to Andalsnes, a quaint little town on a lake. Drive up the famous Trollstigen – an awesome road with hairpin bends, a 1:12 gradient and practically one lane all the way. Continue onto Geiranger and down the Eagle’s Highway to Geirangerfjord.

The hotel overlooks the Geirangerfjord, one of the most beautiful and photographed parts of Norway. There is also a vintage car museum and the acclaimed Norwegian Fjord Centre to visit. Stay for two nights in a historic wooden hotel. A buffet dinner is included both evenings.

Day 11:  A Day to Relax in Geiranger

Spend the day relaxing. There are some fabulous walks in the area, or take a boat trip down Geirangerfjord to Hellesylt to see the fjords from a different angle. The fjord is reputed for its magnificent waterfalls, such as Friaren, Desyvsostre and Brudesloret. The area is also famous for the many mountain farms, clinging to the mountain hills along the fjord. This beautiful place also offers some of the world’s most famous viewpoints; Ornesvingene, Flydalsjuvet and Dalssnibba.

Day 12:  More incredible mountains drives

145 Miles

The ascent south from Geiranger is a fabulous road of 37 hairpin bends. Today’s drive includes some sensational mountain passes and breathtaking scenery. Take the toll road all the way up to Dalsnibba for the sensational views and then over the mountains on some stunning roads to Lom.

Continue over the mountains and descend to Lustrafjord, an arm of the Sogndalfjord. Visit the stunning stave church at Urnes and then stay overnight at Solvorn, on the edge of the fjord, at Norway’s oldest family-run hotel, a beautiful wooden building in lovely gardens. Dinner is included.

Day 13:  Narrow Fjord or the 'Snow Road'?

128 Miles

There is the option to cross the beautiful Sognefjord and along the world’s narrowest fjord on the fabulous ferry from Kaupanger to Gudvangen. Or drive the ‘snow road’ over Aurlandsfjell Then head across the mountains to the Hemsedal Valley, visiting the Borgund stave church on the way.

Stay overnight in a strikingly modern mountain hotel. Dinner is included.

Day 14:  Head to the south coast

187 Miles

It’s a lovely, rural drive along Numedalen to Kongsberg and south to the coast, south of Oslo. The scenery is beautiful and the driving fun. It’s a final two nights in a stunning, historic hotel, set in a beautiful, natural location on a small island. The hotel is luxurious yet relaxing. Dinner is included on both evenings.

Day 15:  Enjoy a Day at Leisure

Enjoy a day to relax and enjoy the bucolic and peaceful surroundings. Originally built in 1845 the inn subsequently became a luxurious wilderness retreat with breathtaking views of the majestic Oslofjord.

Or Take a day trip to Norway’s capital, Oslo and experience all the city has to offer with vibrant museums and art galleries.

There will be a final dinner this evening.

Day 16:  Overnight Ferry to Kiel, Germany

159 Miles

After breakfast head to Oslo. The overnight ferry to Kiel, Germany departs at 14.00. Sea-view cabins are booked for your comfort and there are a limited number of suites for those who wish to upgrade. A buffet dinner and breakfast on board is included.

Day 17:  Depart for home - or head back to the UK

225 Miles

Arrive in Kiel, Germany at 10am and depart for home.

There is an optional route, with overnight hotel stay, back to Rotterdam/Hook of Holland for those heading back to the UK, or to Amsterdam for shipping.

Drive 188 miles to Lower Saxony, Germany and stay in the same hotel as the outward journey, a former mill. Dinner is included.

The following day drive 185 miles back to Rotterdam or Hook of Holland for the overnight ferry back to England.

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Where we'll stay

Stay in some delightful hotels, including wonderful wooden Gothic hotels, mountain log cabins, converted wharf-side warehouses, and charming country house retreats. All the accommodation is individual and unique and of a high standard. Due to the nature and age of these hotels, rooms vary from charmingly comfortable to the utmost luxury. We have carefully hand-picked each hotel for its unique atmosphere and style. All accommodation includes breakfast and dinner, with wine. Suitable parking is, of course, a feature of each hotel, but it is rarely under cover.

See our video from the 2023 tour:

Norwegian Fjords Tour 2023 | Classic Travelling – YouTube


What's included


  • All passports must be valid for six months after the end of the tour. You will also need your vehicle registration documents, driving licence (a photo-card licence or international permit is best), and an international insurance green card.
  • Please check with your travel and motor insurers that you are covered for travel in the required countries.
  • You are also required to carry a warning triangle, first-aid kit, two fluorescent jackets, set of replacement bulbs and a national identification sticker in your vehicle.
  • Each person must have a passport (and any necessary visas for non-EU passport holders) valid for Norway.


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