Hiking in Norway
The mountains, fjords and glaciers of Norway have
always been a highlight of any Scandinavian adventure. Seldom
is time allowed to truly enjoy the serenity and beauty of the
fjord and mountain country. Here is your opportunity to discover
the Norway few visitors experience
Day 1 Depart from
Oslo by rental car traveling northwest to Lillehammer for a
lunch stop and a visit to the Olympic arenas of 1994. Continue
north into the Gudbrandsdal Valley to Kvam at the foot of Rondane
National Park and accommodation in the Rondablikk Mountain
Day 2 With a lunch
pack begin a seven hour hike including Furu Lake, Glitter Valley,
and Rondeslottet before returning to the hotel for overnight
Day 3 Departing
from Rondablikk proceed to Otta, then to Lom. In Lom visit
the Stave Church and Mountain Museum and/or the Mineral exhibition.
After this visit continue into the Boverdalen Valley for dinner
and overnight accommodation in the beautiful Elveseter Hotel.
Day 4 By car to
Juvasshytta to join a guided tour to “Piggen” due
to crossing the glacier a guide will be required for this hike.
The duration of the hike is approximately six hours before
returning to the Elveseter Hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation.
Day 5 After breakfast
and with a packed lunch check out of the hotel and drive along
the Sognefjell Mountain Road the highest official road in Norway.
It is possible to hike along this road with a view of the massive
Jotunhaimen National Park, Breheimen and the Jostedal Glacier.
Descend to fjord level along the King of the Fjords the Sognefjord
on to Luster and the Nes Farm B&B Home Stay for overnight
Day 6 With a lunch
pack drive into the Jostedalen Valley for a visit to the Nigard
Glacier and the Glacier Center. Leaving the car a 4-5 hour
hike will bring you back to the Nes Farm. In the evening after
dinner return to pick up the car assisted by the hotel staff.
Day 7 Today is
a transportation day driving along the fjords via Kaupanger
and one of the most beautiful ferry rides in Norway on the
Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord fjords to Gudvangen
for overnight accommodation in the Fjordtel.
Day 8 Continue
driving toward Voss and if you wish an opportunity to drive
the famous circular and steep Stalheimskleivene. Continue via
Voss to Bergen to return the rental car and overnight accommodation
in a centrally located hotel.
Tour cost will be provided
upon request and varies depending on hotel availability,
rental car type and currency fluctuations.