Admire stunning views across the Hardangerfjord from the overhanging rock of Trolltunga, walk on the blue ice of the Buer Glacier, hike through the stunning scenery of the Valley of the Waterfalls
The Vikings were some of the toughest people to ever walk this earth, and looking at the land that spawned them, it’s not hard to see why. Carved by the relentless North Atlantic for eons, the Norwegian fjordlands are a challenge that beckons hikers and mountaineers of all ages and abilities. This trip will put you on intimate terms with the great green hills, monstrous peaks, enormous glaciers and flat-out gorgeous scenery of this isolated chunk of Scandinavia. Lace up your hiking boots and set forth in search of your own personal Valhalla.
- Orientation walk in Bergen. Hiking to Trolltunga. Guided glacier hike with crampons and ice axes. Hike in the Valley of the Waterfalls. Two day hikes in the Hardangerfjord.
- 7 breakfasts. (Allow EUR250-300 for meals not included. )
- Hotel (1nt), simple hotel with shared bathrooms (6 nts).
- Local bus, ferry, walking, private minivan
- Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guide for glacier hike
- Small group experience; Max 10, Avg 8
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Day 1 Bergen
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 Odda (1B)
Visit the highlights of Bergen on a leader led orientation walk with the option of a freshly caught lunch at the famous fish markets. Transfer by scenic ferry and bus along the Hardangerfjord to Odda, our base in the heart of the fjords.
Day 3 Odda (1B)
Known as the Valley of the Waterfalls, Oddadalen is a spectacular wooded ravine adorned with numerous beautiful falls. Stretch your legs on a 10km (6.2 mi) warm-up hike along the valley.
Day 4 Odda (1B)
Step up the pace today with a 5-hr hike in the Buer glacial valley. The ascent winds upwards past pristine emerald lakes and idyllic pastures dotted with traditional Norwegian huts, opening out to spectacular views of the Buer and Folgefonna glaciers.
Day 5 Trolltunga/Odda (1B)
A highlight of the week is a challenging full day hike up to the most famous rock formation in Norway. Trolltunga ("the Troll's Tongue") grants breathtaking views from 700m (2,296 ft) above the Ringedalsvatnet lake and surrounding fjordland.
Day 6 Odda (1B)
After a short introduction to ice axes and crampons, join an expert local guide for a hike across the frozen landscape of the glacier.
Day 7 Odda (1B)
End the week with an idyllic hike to Jordalstølen. Ascend through the green valleys and fields surrounding Odda, stopping to enjoy the great array of mountain plants and flowers and taking in the final views of the fjord.
Day 8 Bergen (1B)
Departure day, transfer to Bergen this morning. Please book any ongoing travel after 3pm.
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