November 2013 – Let it snow!
While we wait for the skies to discharge tons of the white stuff and set us up for a great winter season, there’s no reason you can’t be planning an affordable Spring/Summer tour of Norway with FlyDrive Norway. We cater for travellers all year round; whether you are looking for adventure packages (skiing, mountain biking, white water rafting, golf etc.), or perhaps the rich and varied culture of a Scandinavian city break, or simply to take in the breathtaking scenery unique to Norway, we offer the perfect tool to organise your trip.
Our site helps you plan your own tour of Norway, cutting out the tour operator fees that can make Norway pricey. Our network of Norwegian partners on the site just keeps growing and growing, with many of them open all year round. It's also worth keeping in mind that the summer and winter peaks have large gaps between them (otherwise known as spring and autumn!), so it's possible to get the best of the weather but still have a more affordable visit. Use FlyDrive Norway to get in touch with suppliers directly for specially negotiated prices.
For our customers who are short of planning time, unsure of what they're looking for or (for whatever reason) just don't want to design their own holiday, fear not! Norwegian Wood Travel offer great-value packages across Norway's resorts all year round. More information on special deals can be found on norwegianwoodtravel.co.uk, or feel free to call us and speak to one of our representatives.
A serving suggestion…
Ålesund is the perfect gateway to explore Norway’s famous fjords. Nestled amid seven mountains, Ålesund is a charming and beautiful port famed for its Art Nouveau architecture and stunning panoramic views. With very affordable flights from the UK, Ålesund is the ideal starting point to discover what is arguably the most beautiful region of Norway. Less than three hours away, of what is a spectacular drive, lies Geiranger – one of the jewels of Norwegian tourism. You will, I’m sure, have seen pictures. But nothing compares with standing there and taking in one of the most breathtaking vistas in the world. Not only was it named the best travel destination in Scandinavia by Lonely Planet, but since 2005, the Geirangerfjord area has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. High praise indeed! But that is not all. Within another hour or two drive you will find such marvels as the dramatic Trollstigen, a steep, serpentine mountain road with its eleven hairpin bends, the Seven Sisters waterfall (amongst many other waterfalls), the picturesque town of Åndalsnes, miles of outstanding hiking, and more staggering views than you can shake a big stick at.
Here comes the snow!
So with another ski season almost upon us, this is your chance to take to the slopes that were immortalised in the 1994 winter Olympics by the likes of Markus Wasmeier and Alberto Tomba. At our sister website norwegianwoodtravel, we are never in short supply of last minute deals for classic winter holidays in the Lillehammer valley. With a range of slopes to suit all levels, there are also plenty of other attractions such as Hunderfossen Winter Park, husky rides, a trip to the Olympic ski jump, or even a ride on the actual Olympic bobsleigh! Now Norway’s biggest ski resort, Hafjell/Kvitfjell offers everything you could possibly want in a winter holiday.
Whilst fjords are undoubtedly beautiful to look at, they can also be great fun to ski on. The buzzword this season is ‘Fjord skiing’! The Alpepass region boasts a joint lift pass for eight designated ski resorts, situated in the centre of the fjord region in a coastal-alpine landscape that, in recent years, has been a magnet for international film-makers. With this unique lift pass you have the opportunity to explore the whole region. Stranda is typical of resorts in the area, catering as it does for all abilities, offering a multitude of extra activities, but most importantly, providing a simply breathtaking backdrop to your winter break!
We were delighted earlier this year to forge a partnership with Fjord Line. Their international ferry sailings take you from Denmark to 4 different locations in Norway - including right into the very heart of the Fjords. If you've got a bit more time to play with and fancy road-tripping across Europe, this could be the way for you! As for those of you who have a camper van or similar... well, the possibilities are endless but Fjord Line might just be the way to get even further afield than you thought possible! Even though main roads are generally kept clear in Norway (whatever the weather) we wouldn’t recommend an extensive driving holiday until April at the earliest!
That's it for now - more next month!. In the meantime keep in touch - if you have any questions or need any help, call us in the UK on 01562 67707, or drop us an email!