Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the spectacular beauty of Norway’s dramatic fjords up close during exhilarating hikes and ferry rides on this new Active Journey.

Starting at: $5,695 Register Interest or Call 833-254-6678
 The fjord near Bergen  The Hanseatic wharf in Bergen. Credit: Jens Henrik Nybo/Innovation Norway  Typical village along the Sognefjord  Traditional Viking boats in Norway  Norway's beautiful Flam Valley

Hiking Norway’s Fjords

8 days from $5,695

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the spectacular beauty of Norway’s dramatic fjords up close during exhilarating hikes and ferry rides on this new Active Journey.

or Call 833-254-6678

Overview

Level 3: Moderate / Active

Expectations: Most trips will feature long touring days, many full-day excursions, and a full and active itinerary with a faster pace and longer distances. Some tours may have activities with higher intensity and more active options. Excursions require standing and walking for extended periods of time over more difficult terrain (e.g. cobblestones, city hills, stairs without handrails, limited or no access to elevators, muddy/slippery walking/hiking trails), and walking to city centers where coaches are prohibited. Specific itineraries may feature hiking, use of local transportation, extended overnight train travel, extensive use of Zodiac crafts or other smaller ship conveyances, or multiple internal plane rides. Some itineraries may require early morning departures and later evening returns. Travelers may be in remote and/or rugged regions, and may be touring at higher altitudes with steep ascents/descents. Leisure time may be limited (sometimes only in the later evenings). Certain tours feature more active excursions (such as moderate hiking, swimming, snorkeling, canoeing, bicycling, rafting, or kayaking), though another choice may be offered for an alternate skill level. Active Journeys tours may feature two to seven-mile walks or hikes. (or three to five hours of walking or hiking each day).  (Typical travel opportunities: Longer Land Journeys, Wildlife Safaris, Ocean Cruises, International Train Journeys, U.S. National Parks Tours, Active Journeys).  


Appropriate for: Travelers who are physically fit, lead active lives, are comfortable participating in long days of activities, and expect some physical exertion. 

Itinerary

Day 1 — Depart the U.S.

Depart the U.S. on your overnight flight to Norway.

Day 2 — Arrive in Bergen

Welcome to Bergan, Norway’s second largest city. Upon arrival at the airport, transfer to the hotel for a brief orientation.

This afternoon, set out to explore this vibrant city on a walking tour, including the colorful waterfront. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with your fellow guests. Walking 1-2 hours (D)

Day 3 – Explore Bergen

After breakfast, embark on today’s hike directly from the hotel. Explore the mountains that surround Bergen and take in beautiful panoramic views of the fjords. Stop to enjoy a picnic on the trail before returning to town.

This afternoon, visit the Edward Grieg Museum, a presentation on the life of the famous Norwegian composer and Bergen native. Dinner is on your own tonight. 2-3 hours hiking (B,L)

Day 4 — Mount Fløyen and Ferry to Sogndal

Start your morning by taking the Fløibanen funicular up to Mount Fløyen. From here the views of Bergen are incredible! Soak in the views on a relaxed hike atop Mount Fløyen before taking the funicular back down into town.

This afternoon we take a ferry down Norway’s longest fjord, the Sognefjorden, to Sogndal region, our home base for the next three nights. We’ll enjoy dinner together tonight at a restaurant in Sogndal. 2-3 hours hiking (B,L)

Day 5 – Glacier Hike

Today you will enjoy an amazing experience as you hike on the blue ice of the stunning Nigardsbreen glacier. Learn about the effects of climate change as you witness the glacier’s retreat. No experience is necessary, simply bring warm clothes and sturdy hiking boots. All other gear will be provided. We’ll stop to enjoy a tasty picnic lunch on the glacier, looking out to the vistas beyond.

Return to Sogndal in the afternoon. Dinner tonight will be on your own. 3-4 hours of glacier hiking (B,L)

Day 6 — Summit Mount Molden

Today we are in for a real treat as we climb Mount Molden! We will take it slow and steady as we make our way to the summit. Stop at the top to catch your breath and enjoy a sense of accomplishment as you take in incredible views of the fjords and mountains. We’ll have another great picnic at the top before enjoying our walk back down.

This afternoon, on the way back to our hotel, we’ll visit the historic 12th century Stave Church in Kaupanger. Transfer back to Sogndal where dinner is on your own. 4 hours hiking (B,L)

Day 7 — Return to Bergen

On our final day, we will leisurely make our way back to Bergen, taking time to enjoy the stunning scenery. Following breakfast, take a bus or ferry to the town of Flåm where a short transfer brings us to the trailhead of the beautiful Aurlandsdalen Valley. Located at the end of Sognefjord, it’s often referred to as the “Grand Canyon” of Norway.

Following lunch, we will board the train for the ride back to Bergen where our farewell dinner awaits. 1-hour hiking (B,L,D)

Day 8 — Departure

After a final breakfast, a group transfer is provided to the Bergen airport for your homeward-bound flight. (B)

Included meals are denoted as follows: Breakfast (B), Lunch (L), Reception (R), Dinner (D)