Mountains & Fjords - South East Norway Trek

10 DAYS from AU$9,640 per person

The UNESCO-protected fjords are symbols of the beauty of traditional Norway. There are more than a thousand fjords in Norway, all along the Western coast, with a backdrop of grand mountains. Hike around and over these stunning fjords, or glide across the smooth water in a kayak.

LEVEL 2 - Moderate Hiking Style
Some difficult terrain. Multiple consecutive +5 hour hiking days. May be impacted by high altitude. Good fitness, health and hiking experience necessary.

Expedition Highlights

  • Stand on Pulpit Rock, one of the world’s most spectacular lookouts
  • Traverse Juklavass Glacier made of 1,000-years-old ice
  • Enjoy a kayaking tour in Norway's famous fjords. Surcharge applies.
  • Step onto Kjeragbolton boulder wedged between the Lysefjord cliffs

In true expedition style we encourage exploration and adventure, offering flexibility in challenging environments in a way that puts you among the action to see and do as much as possible. This itinerary is only a guide and subject to change due to ice and weather conditions.

Map & Itinerary

Day 1 – Bergen, Norway

On arrival into Bergen, please make your own way to the group hotel (details will be provided in your final documents). Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and the most popular gateway to the fjords of West Norway. The city is renowned for its beautiful nature and offers excellent hiking opportunities in its immediate surroundings. Having fostered many of Norway’s greatest bands and artists, the city is also famous for its cultural life and underground/indie music scene. Enjoy some time here before meeting with your group tomorrow.

Day 2 – Bergen, Norway

Meet the group at the lobby and have a 3-hour guided walking city tour of Bergen. See the colourful and picturesque fish market and the old hanseatic wharf at Brygge. You will also ride with a funicular to the top of Mt. Fløyen for an overview of whole Bergen. Transfer to Ullensvang Hotel for an overnight stay and welcome dinner.

Day 3 – Juklavass Glacier

Have a transfer to Jondal to experience an ice hike on Juklavass Glacier. This 6-hour hike consists of both calm, flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The tour is adjusted to the wishes and condition of the participants. Take a break in the middle of the ice fall with view over the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. Learn about the culture and the physical geography. In the end, there is a walk back in the afternoon light with fjord and mountains below you.
Total hiking time approx. 6 hours, distance 5-6 km (3.1-3.7 miles)

Day 4 – Skomakarnibbå

The 5-hour roundtrip hike leads you through pastures and forests to the spectacular Ullsvikjuvet Gorge and Skomakarnibbå, providing magnificent views on the Jøsenfjord and surrounding mountains and Ryfylke Islands.Included in the trip is a visit to Hagalid Mountain Farm and Gallery, with exhibition and sale of Norwegian art and crafts, mainly by artists from the fjords. After the hike, transfer to Hjelmeland for an overnight stay.

Total hiking time approx. 5 hours, distance 12.2 km (7.6 miles)

Day 5 – Preikestolen

Transfer to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) for a 5-hour hike. When standing on the top, you are rewarded with a panoramic view of some of the most dramatic scenery the fjord Norway has to offer. Preikestolen rises 604 metres (1,982 feet) above Lysefjorden and is almost completely flat at the top, making it very popular with photographers. Total hiking time approx. 5 hours, distance 7.6 km (4.7 miles)

Day 6 – Fjord and islands kayak tour*

Today there will be no hikes. There are many good walking paths in the area surrounding the hotel.

*Optional: 3-hour fjord kayaking tour from AU$360 per person

The fjords of Norway are perfect for kayaking, regardless of age or experience. Soak up the serenity as you glide across the water. Find the shallow, narrow channels and straits that other small boats are hesitant to cross, and a myriad of small islands, reefs and islets that make navigation fun.

Day 7 – Hike — Flørli staircase

Transfer to Forsand for a ferry ride to Flørli. Once in Flørli, climb the 4,444 wooden staircase, the longest wooden stairs in Norway. The hike alone takes about 4 hours round-trip. The stairs follow the pipeline from the old Flørli hydroelectric power plant, up to the dam at Ternevatnet (740msl). The stairs are from 1916-1918 when the old power station was built and it was operational until 1999. The old power station is now replaced with a new one located inside the mountain and it is now used as a café, museum and exhibition venue. Visit at the power plant museum; ferry to Lysebotn, check-in.

Total hiking time approx. 4 hours, distance 4.8 km (3 miles)

Day 8 – Kjerag

After breakfast get prepared to your final hike. After a short transfer you start the demanding 6-hour hike up to Kjerag together with your private guide. Once at the top on 1,084 metres/ 3,556 feet, above sea level enjoy the magnificent views over the Lysefjord. If you dare to be photographed on the Kjeragbolten, a round rock wedged solidly in a mountain crevice. Total hiking time approx. 6 hours, distance 10 km (6.2 miles)

Day 9 – Stavanger to Oslo

Transfer to Stavanger airport for your flight to Oslo. Enjoy a farewell dinner at a local restaurant with your group.

Day 10 – Oslo

Today your itinerary will end in Oslo, where you can continue your adventure at your own arrangements.

Inclusions

  • 9 breakfasts, 8 lunches & 8 dinners
  • Standard to Superior hotel and lodge accommodation throughout
  • Private transport
  • Flight Stavanger to Oslo
  • All guide fees and National Park entrance costs
  • English-speaking guide throughout

Exclusions

  • International or domestic flights to or within Norway, unless specified
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Airport arrival or departure taxes
  • Passport, visa, reciprocity fees and vaccination charges
  • Travel insurance or emergency evacuation charges
  • Hotels and meals not included in itinerary
  • Optional excursions not included in the itinerary
  • Optional activity surcharges
  • All items of a personal nature including but not limited to: alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, laundry services, personal clothing, medical expenses, gratuities, and Wi-Fi, email or phone charges

Dates & Rates

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14 Jul '20 23 Jul '20 10 DAYS

Mountains & Fjords - South East Norway Trek

Trip code: MFN01

14 Jul '20 23 Jul '20 - 10 DAYS

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14 July to 23 July 2020
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AU$9,640 (Please contact us for availability)

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28 Jul '20 6 Aug '20 10 DAYS

Mountains & Fjords - South East Norway Trek

Trip code: MFN02

28 Jul '20 6 Aug '20 - 10 DAYS

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28 July to 6 August 2020
Private Bathroom
AU$9,640 (Please contact us for availability)

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21 Sep '20 30 Sep '20 10 DAYS

Mountains & Fjords - South East Norway Trek

Trip code: MFN03

21 Sep '20 30 Sep '20 - 10 DAYS

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21 September to 30 September 2020
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