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Walking the Fjords

from $3,095.00

Hike in the heart of Norway’s unique fjord landscape

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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
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  • Activity Level Moderate
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  • Group Size Small Group
    10 - 16
All about the Walking the Fjords.

Norway’s stunning fjords are rightly ranked as one of the scenic wonders of the world, and few visitors can fail to be inspired by the contrast of snow-capped mountains, steep green hillsides and powerful waterfalls plunging into the calm clear waters of the fjords. The majority of visitors come by coach and crowd into a few busy hotspots, whereas we discover these classic landscapes on foot, giving unique access to areas of tranquil beauty and high panoramic viewpoints. Our base at Nes Farm is a cosy family-run guesthouse looking towards the Feigumfoss waterfall across Lustrafjord, nestled between the Jotunheim, Norway’s highest mountains, and the massive ice cap of Jostedalsbreen. The valley lies between three national parks: Jotunheim, Jostedalen and Breheiman. Our base is a cosy family-run guesthouse looking towards the Feigumfoss waterfall across Lustrafjord.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

* All breakfasts, 7 packed lunches and 6 dinners included
* 1 night in Bergen, 6 nights guesthouse

* Group normally 10 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

* Optional glacier walk
* Airport transfers (at designated times)

What is not included in this tour?
  • Flights
  • Single Accommodation (available on request, inquire for supplement)

Highlights

  • Stunning fjord scenery
  • Guided tour of historic Bergen
  • Daywalk in the Jotunheimen National Park
  • Boat trip across glacial lake and optional walk over Nigardsbreen Glacier
  1. Day 1 Start Bergen.

    After our briefing the evening is free to enjoy Norway’s beautiful second city. *Thon Orion Hotel *

  2. Day 2 Short sightseeing tour of Bergen; bus and ferry through the fjords to Lustrafjord.

    In the morning we take a short sightseeing tour, including the famous Hanseatic Wharf. Mid-morning we depart on the long, but varied and scenic journey by private mini bus to our base. A mountain road takes us down to Gudvangen, at the head of the stunning UNESCO listed Naerøyfjord (Narrow Fjord), where we join the tourist ferry north through the fjord to Flåm. From our docking point at the northside of the fjord we rejoin the bus and drive to our guesthouse, arriving in time for dinner. Journey time 4.5hrs approx.***Nes Farm or similar*

  3. Day 3 Warm-up walk to Molden peak (1116m), excellent viewpoint for Sognefjord; optional visit to UNESCO-listed Urnes Stave church.

    We start the week with a lovely warm-up walk to Molden Peak. At 1116 metres this peak gives us great views up and down Sognefjord and is an excellent introduction to this incredible region or Norway. We also visit Urnes Stavechurch, the oldest church in Norway and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. *Nes Farm or similar*

  4. Day 4 Full daywalk in Breheimen National Park, known as the 'Home of the Glaciers', from Vigdal to Navarsete hut.

    Today we explore the Breheimen National Park, known locally as the ’home of the glaciers’. Here we hike from Vigdal Valley to the Navarsete hiking hut along the Bishop’s Trail, with panoramic views along the way. *Nes Farm or similar*

  5. Day 5 Bus to Nigardsbreen glacier (part of Jostedalsbreen icecap); walk and boat trip on glacial lake; optional glacier walk.

    One of the most striking geographical features of this area of Norway is the massive Jostedalsbreen icecap in the Jostedal National Park. From its peak the glacier tongues come tumbling down into deep valleys. We visit the Nigardsbreen glacier for a stunning walk and a boat trip on the glacial lake. There is also the chance for an optional guided walk on the glacier (payable locally – approx 580NOK).*Nes Farm or similar*

  6. Day 6 Daywalk in the spectacular Jotunheim National Park.

    To the northwest of our accommodation are Norway’s highest peaks in the Jotunheim National Park, we enjoy a full day of hiking here. Our route choice will depend on weather conditions, but will take in some of the finest mountain scenery in the country. There may even be the chance to ascend Galdøpiggen (2469m), the highest peak in Norway which is snow-covered but relatively non-technical.*Nes Farm or similar*

  7. Day 7 Hike into the Mørkrisdalen Valley.

    We finish the week with a hike into one of Norway’s most scenic valleys, Mørkrisdalen, the walk starts in a narrow canyon dominated by a stunning waterfall. As we continue through the canyon it opens up into a wide valley of open moorland dotted with wild flowers and traditional Norwegian summer cottages. A beautiful end to our trip.*Nes Farm or similar*

  8. Day 8 Bus and ferry back to Bergen; end Bergen.

    Scenic bus and ferry journey back to Bergen via Voss and Hardanger. End Bergan. If you are booking your own flight, please make sure it is in the late afternoon evening, to allow time to drive back from fjord region.

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Where you stay

Hotel & Guesthouses

You will spend 1 night at a hotel in Bergen and 6 nights in guesthouse accommodation. The hotel in Bergen is a standard tourist class hotel with en suite facilities.

Nes Farm located on the banks of Lustrafjord, is private guesthouse on a working farm. Double rooms are en suite, while single rooms have shared facilities

Eating and Drinking

7 breakfasts, 7 packed lunches (made yourself from the breakfast buffet) and 6, 3-course dinners included.

An evening meal is not included on the first night in Bergen, but there are plenty of lovely restaurants to choose from. At Nes Farm the owners prepare excellent home-cooked food, often with fruit from their own farm. There is a strong focus on local produce, including fish, lamb, berries and cheese.

Easy, well maintained trails, which may be steep in places. On average we will walk for 3 hours in the morning and two in the afternoon, including stops. On the longest day we may walk for up to 7 hours including stops.

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