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.
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Free morning to wander around Bergen and stock up on any essentials needed for the rest of the week. Transfer by scenic ferry and bus along the Hardangerfjord to Odda, our base in the heart of the fjords.
Step up the pace today with a hike in the Buer glacial valley before a glacier walk. 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. After a short introduction to ice axes and crampons, join an expert local guide for a hike across the frozen landscape of the glacier.
Today enjoy a cultural hike along the Opo River through the town of Odda. Explore the cultural heritage of the region hiking from Mannsaker to Radge.
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.
Hike through the Skjeggedal region, following the scenic route over the bridge to Tysso, to the start of the Himmelstigen via ferrata course, taking in spectacular views of this idyllic region. There's time for optional mountain biking to get a different perspective on the rugged landscape.
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.
Departure day, transfer to Bergen this morning. Please book any ongoing travel after 3pm.
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