- Walking tour
- duration 8 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 18+ years old
- max group size 20
- guiding method Self guided/Independent
- Summer walking in Norway
- Hike by the Hardanger Glacier
- Sognefjord, the longest Fjord in the World
- Walking in the Flam Valley and riding the Flam Railway
Walk through the natural wonders of western Norway's pristine fjords, fells and moorlands. This trip is the ideal introduction into the magic of Norwegian walking; it is undertaken from several centres using easy transportation on trains and boats in between. From Oslo or Bergen you travel by rail to some of the wildest, most spectacular, classic “picture postcard” settings within the realms of Norwegian mountain and fjordland. Many people enjoy taking a leisurely cruise up the coast to see the beauty of the country from below, but on this tour you can be looking down and walking amongst the highlands, a much more engaging experience. The route embraces the famous Hardangervidda area of western Norway where there is the potential for a heady mix of highland walking through the manifestations of the last Ice Age. The retreating glaciers once overwhelmed and molded this landscape; gouging out the great coastal grooves which, with post glacial rising sea levels, have become the fjords. Of these the beautiful Sognefjord is the longest and deepest in the country, extending to the town of Flam on a section called the Aurlandsfjord. There are a wide range of walks to take in the highlands, which lead you right up onto the glaciers edge; it is even possible to go out onto the ice to take an excursion. There are also the lusher walks down into the pastoral settings of the Flam and Aurland Valleys. These are furnished with forests, farmsteads, cascades and churches. All in all an unforgettable experience, especially if the Nordic Gods favor you with good weather and that you read your notes carefully.
Day 1 : Arrive Geilo
Day 2 : Explore Geilo - Various walks 2-7 hours up to 21km/ 13 miles.
Day 3 : Train Geilo to Finse, walk options up to 20 km/12.5 miles, 5 h.
Day 4 : Explore Finse, walking options.
Day 5 : Train to Myrdal, walk to Flam - 20 km/12.5 miles, 5 h
Day 6 : Flam to Aurland - Optional walks or cruise to Aurland
Day 7 : Explore Aurland - Various walks from 13-19 km/8-11 miles, 4-6 h
Day 8 : Arrangements end after breakfast
- 4 nights accommodation in 3 star hotels & 3 nights in chalet/pensions on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
- Information pack including route notes, maps & GPX files (1 pack per room booked)
- 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 7 dinners
- Luggage transfer day 6
- Emergency hotline
- 5 lunches & beverages
- Flights to/from Oslo and train tickets
- Entrance fees
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses such as laundry and phone calls
- Unscheduled transfers required during the trip
- Tickets for optional cruise to Aurland
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Fjordland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.Payment
For any tour departures within 30 August 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 August 2021, a deposit is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 69 days before trip departure.Travel Insurance
The Fjordland tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.Visa
For this The Fjordland tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.For Solo Travelers
A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.