Specialist travel company Off the Map Travel is selling seven-day road trips around Norway in an emission-free electric Porsche super car. Jenny Southan reports
Designed to showcase Norway’s “National Tourist Routes”, Off the Map Travel’s seven-day “Drive the fjords” super car adventure is available to book from May to September.
Delivering a “racetrack experience along the edge of the fjords”, the emission-free electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo comes equipped with pre-programmed routes that journey through some of the very best of Norway’s mountains, forests and fjords.
The cutting edge electric super car has 283 miles of charge and a built-in “charging planner” that calculates the optimum route based on your charge status so you can drive with confidence as you weave in and out of the fjords.Jonny Cooper, founder of Off the Map Travel, says: “Including an electric super car in this adventure is a real game changer for us. It provides a luxurious, yet eco-friendly way to discover what is widely known as the world’s most beautiful drive.
“The jam-packed trip takes you from the glittering waters of the fjords all the way up to the mountain tops with incredible views whichever way you look. The Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo is a really smooth ride and is well equipped to manoeuvre the varying terrain on this itinerary. It’s an enchanting way to experience Norway.”After a night in the art nouveau town of Alesund, where a boat ride into the fjords provides a taste of what is to come, guests retreat to a traditional Sami tent deep in the pine forests to learn more about the focus of the trip – the electric super car journey.
Cooper says: “We wanted to create a new experience for people to travel through the stunning Norwegian fjords in style and comfort without impacting the environment. This new experience takes it to a whole new level, with quiet open roads enabling guests to test out the power behind this electric supercar on the ultimate road trip.”From eco toiletries to locally sourced produce, every hotel guests stay in along the way are “passionate about sustainability” with on-site chargers available to refuel the car each night ready for the next day’s adventure.
Drivers will begin their journey on the spectacular Atlantic Road, also known as “the road across the sea” due to its imposing seven bridges, before going deep into the mountains to the Troll Wall. They will then take a ferry into the gaping Geiranger fjord, journey up a gondola to get the best views of the North Atlantic and experience the fjords from the sky in a private helicopter.The seven-day, six-night itinerary costs from £7,899 per person, on a full board basis, based on two people travelling, not including flights.
This includes one night’s hotel accommodation in Brosundet, two night’s hotel accommodation in Storfjord, two night’s hotel accommodation at Union Oye, one final night’s hotel accommodation in Storfjord, transfers, all activities described and use of the electric Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo.