Want to spend a week experiencing the Norwegian fjords like a Norwegian? This hiking, biking, and kayaking tour are the ultimate Norway Adventure! With kayaks, mountain bikes, and hiking boots, you will get to experience fjords and waterfalls in the land of the midnight sun.
We gather up at Finse on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, the highest-altitude station on the famous railway between Oslo and Bergen, and end the tour at Flam in the famous Sognefjorden.
Surrounded by mountainous wilderness and national parks we will hike on the glaciers of Hardangerjøkulen, and cycle the famous Navvies’ Road (Rallarvegen). Through world-class natural scenery, we will cycle a 1,700-metre descent down from the mountain to Flam by the Sognefjord.
Then a different view and experience await us, as we kayak on the clear water of the fjords. We go from one beautiful place to the next, passing substantial, impressive waterfalls, isolated villages, and wild nature. The narrow Nærøyfjord is a branch of the massive Sognefjord, and this is where we go on an overnight kayak tour. The fjord is on UNESCO’s world heritage list. The 18-kilometre-long (11 miles) fjord is up to 500 meters (1,600 ft.) deep in some parts and only 250 meters (820ft.) wide at the narrowest. Widely famous for being one of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic fjords. With a truly magnificent view of the fjords, you get to experience real western Norwegian landscape by foot as we hike the mountain Prest.
On this Norway Adventure Tour, we guarantee views and photographic scenery that will take your breath away – every single day! Contact us for a curated Norway adventure!
USD per Person
THIS IS A CUSTOMIZABLE ITINERARY FOR GROUPS OF ALL SIZES.
TOUR DATES AVAILABLE FOR SUMMER MONTHS ONLY.
DAY 1: Arrival – Finse, Norway
Welcome to Norway! We meet at Finse, the highest-altitude station on the Bergen Railway, the railway line between Oslo and Bergen. Finse is easily accessible from both cities with several daily departures. After 5 hours from Oslo, or 2.5 hours from Bergen, the train will stop at an altitude of 1,222 meters, on top of the vast Hardangervidda mountain plateau. Here we begin our Norway Adventure Tour.
We meet at Finse at 1:00 p.m., after the morning train from Oslo and Bergen has arrived. After getting in order at our room in the Hotel situated right by the train station, we do a 2-3 hours hike to Jomfrunuten (1.471 meters) to get to know each other and the Norwegian nature. After the hike, we have a local and delicious dinner together and talk about the next day’s adventures.
DAY 2: Hardangerjøkulen – Glacier Walk
Hardangerjøkulen is one of Norway’s biggest glaciers. After eating a healthy breakfast and packing our lunch at the hotel, we set off hiking to the glacier. The hike itself takes about two-hours on a small trail each way and offers panoramic views to the area surrounding us. We will cross a couple of small rivers on the way, which makes ut feel even closer to nature. Glaciers are beautiful and rough, and our highly skilled guides will assist us in equipping ourselves with crampons, helmets, harnesses, ice axes, and rope, to ensure the safety of our glacier hiking. Together we will explore this spectacular landscape of snow and ice and discover both deep crevasses and interesting historical treats. Hvitserk has all the specialized equipment required, and our guides are highly skilled and have experience from mountain terrain all over the world; they stand ready to teach participants how to conduct themselves safely on the magical blue ice. In the evening, we will have a three-course dinner at our accommodation.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 3: Cycling the Navvies’ Road
The Navvies’ Road was built at the same time as the Bergen Railway, just over 100 years ago. Today, the trip along the traffic-free construction road is Norway’s most famous cycling trip. this spectacular mountain bike ride is Norway’s most famous cycling trip, and consists of sections with gravel, mountain biking terrain, and some paved road. By bike, we pass the Hardangerjøkulen glacier and follow the changing landscape as we pass mountain lakes, majestic waterfalls and continue down a descent of 1,700 metres to Flam, at the head of an arm of Sognefjorden. On the way down we will find a nice spot to enjoy our packed lunch, have a rest, and take some pictures. The last part of the tour is along the famous Flam Railway, considered as one of the most beautiful rail journeys in the world. In Flam we leave our rental bikes and do a short transfer to the small and cozy town called Aurland. Here we will stay in a rustic guesthouse by the fjord and enjoy our dinner in a social atmosphere.
In some cases, we will have too much snow at the start of our biking tour. In such a scenario we take the train in the first part, then bike the last part from Hallingskeid to Flåm(1200m descent).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4: Kayaking Adventure on the Fjord
An overnight kayak adventure awaits us on the narrow Nærøyfjord! We explore the beautiful fjord kayaking in safe, stable double kayaks. The two-day adventure tour takes us from Flam out the Aurlandsfjord and the full length of the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord. Passing through the landscape that has been carved out by glaciers, watching the waterfalls dive off the steep mountainsides. If we are lucky, it is possible that we spot some seals, eagles, otters, or porpoises on our way.
Today you will also paddle to the little village of Undredal, which is home to around 70 people and 500 goats. The tiny place is known for its production of goat’s cheese, and if we have time, we will sample some of the traditional Norwegian cheese. We will spend the night in tents. All necessary equipment is included (also wetsuits and waterproof pack bags). If you don’t have your own sleeping bag and mat, it is possible to rent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5: Kayaking Adventure on the Fjord
We continue our Kayaking Adventure. On day 5 we will go back to Aurland after the kayaking and have our farewell dinner together.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6: Hike Prest Mountain and Departure
Today we will get the opportunity to see the Aurlandsfjord from above! After breakfast, we will drive up the steep mountainside towards our hiking goal for the day, the mountain Prest (1363 meters above sea level). Some parts of the trail might feel exposed, but we guarantee that the experience on the top is worth it. The view is nothing but spectacular and in clear weather, we will be able to see the mountain tops and glaciers around us, we will see how the National tourist road rolls further over the mountain, and take a peek straight the in the fjords – at the same time!
After the hike, we will go our separate ways. The trip ends in time for the last connection with Flam Railway to Oslo, Bergen, and Voss. We strongly advise all of the participants to book onto one of these connections, and not to the ones with an earlier departure time.
Please contact us if you are interested in this Norway adventure which can be customized to best suit your travel needs.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch
PLEASE NOTE: This itinerary is subject to change. Although we always do our best to stick to the itinerary, due to the ever-changing nature of Southern Africa, activities, hotels, and visits are subject to change due to forces beyond our control.
FLIGHTS: Please do not purchase your flights until this tour is confirmed.
PASSPORTS: Must be valid for at least 6 months upon return date to your home country. Proper documentation is the responsibility of each traveller.
VISAS, COVID TESTS & VACCINATIONS: Responsibility of the traveller.
Hiking, Biking and Kayaking in the Norwegian Fjords
Price: $2995 USD per person* (double occupancy)
Single Supplement $600 USD
*Rates based on Group Tours Available: July/August 2022 departures
Custom Tours Available anytime (price will vary)
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Prices are based on double occupancy. Please note that a 25% non-refundable deposit is due in order to confirm your spot.
Full payment is due 60 days prior to departure.
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