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: $5,445 * Price includes special offer Register Interest or Call 833-254-6678
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Hiking Norway’s Fjords

8 days from $5,445

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

SPECIAL OFFER

Save $250 per person when you book by December 28, 2019!*

*Offer valid on new bookings only.

Call Our Active Journeys Specialists at 833-254-6678 (M-F 10 am - 8 pm ET) to Book or to Learn More, or Register Your Interest / Ask Questions Online and we will reach out to schedule a convenient time to talk. For calls from outside of the U.S., please call 510-852-8350.

Overview

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the spectacular beauty of Norway’s dramatic fjords up close as you cruise through Sognefjord, hike on a glacier, and summit your own mountaintop of Mount Molden. A stay in the coastal town of Bergen showcases the historic port of Bryggen and other cultural sites, while delightful hikes above the city provide sweeping views of its dramatic setting. (Level 3/Daily hikes of 2 to 5 miles. See our Activity Level Description on the Tour Details tab for more information.)

Highlights Include

  • Bergen: Explore the waterfront area of Bryggen, a World Heritage site renowned for its role in the Hanseatic League, and visit the Edvard Grieg Museum, the famous composer and Bergen native. You’ll also hike amid the mountaintops that surround the city, including Mount Floyen, and admire the panoramic views of its fjords. 
  • Hiking: In the Sogndal region, travel to the stunning Nigardsbreen glacier for a fascinating hike on the blue ice of its surface. You’ll also climb to the top of Mount Molden. While at the summit, savor the personal accomplishment as you take in incredible views of fjords and mountains. 
  • Norwegian Fjords and Dramatic Landscapes: Enjoy the majestic beauty of Sognefjorden, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, during an afternoon ferry ride to Sogndal. Conclude your Norwegian adventure with a thrilling ride on the Flåm Railway, which hurtles along the stunning Aurlandsdalen Valley through mountainside tunnels and along the Flåm River to Myrdal, then continue by train to Bergen.
  • Lodgings: Your overnight stays include a modern, centrally located property in Bergen and a sophisticated fourth-generation family-run hotel overlooking the Sognefjord.
  • Small Group Feature: With a small group of no more than 18 people, you'll quickly develop a strong sense of camaraderie with your Adventure Guide and fellow active travelers—resulting in an interesting and enjoyable trip that is also more flexible!

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,D)

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)