Western Norway's Sunnmore region is internationally recognized for its astounding natural beauty and this eight-night guided walking tour will take you to some of the true highlights. Surrounded by the Sunnmore Alps (with peaks rising 1,700m straight up from the fjords), this is a place where towering rock formations, thundering waterfalls, endless shimmering fjords and glacial valleys will show you a side of nature that can rarely be glimpsed elsewhere.
Setting out from the waterside town of Alesund (famous for its art-nouveau architecture), our walks take us to such bucket list-worthy places as the jaw-dropping Hjorundfjord, still relatively unknown to tourism, Jostedalsbreen, Europe's largest glacier, and the incredible UNESCO World Heritage listed Geirangerfjord.
Along the way you'll hike to shining mountain lakes beneath jagged mountain peaks and enjoy unrivaled views of the famous Nordfjord. You'll walk to one of the arms of the great Jostedalsbreen glacier, whose thick glacial ice appears blue in the sunlight, and travel along an historic mountain pass where snow melt is ever present in the form of crystal-clear lakes of ice water.
The relatively short walks can still be demanding in places but the breathtaking views make it well worth the effort. At the end of each day, relax at some of Western Norway's finest hotels - from the beautiful art-nouveau Hotel Brosundet to the historic Visnes Hotel, with views over Nordfjord. In Saebo, the newly renovated Sagafjord lets you relax in comfort just metres from one of Norway's most tranquil and untouched fjords. The holiday culminates with a stay in the Hotel Union in Oye, which has been welcoming European royalty for centuries - here, a fine meal and wine package is included to ensure a truly memorable last night in the fjords.
This tour is rated 2 boot+ indicating that some small sections of the route will be slightly more challenging than the overall grading.
If you choose to book your own flights please check with us first that your chosen departure date is definitely operating as our guided holidays are subject to minimum group sizes.
|Meals||Buffet breakfasts, all lunches and 8 evening meals.|
|Tour Starts||Alesund airport (Pick up) at 16:05, transfer to hotel, 20 min.|
|Tour Ends||Alesund airport (Drop off) by 12:35.|
|Rail Options||Not applicable|
|Rail Supplement||Not applicable|
|Singles||Add $92 per night for sole occupancy of a double room..|
|Other details||This holiday is unsuitable for children. Extra nights: we recommend extra nights in Alesund, inquire for prices.|
|Hotels||**** (4 nights), *** (4 nights)|