Walking the Fjords

Start: Bergen Finish: Bergen

Visiting: Bergen, Hella, Sognefjord, Urnes Stave Church, Breheimen, Eva Vigdal, Navarsetevegen, Jostedalsbreen, Nigardsbreen, Jotunheimen National Park, Mørkrisdalen


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Moderate

Special diets catered: Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour Operator: Exodus

Group size: 6 - 16

Age range: 16 to 99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

Norway's stunning fjords are rightly ranked as one of the scenic wonders of the world, and few visitors can fail to be inspired by the contrast of snow-capped mountains, steep green hillsides and powerful waterfalls plunging into the calm clear waters of the fjords. The majority of visitors come by coach and crowd into a few busy hotspots, whereas we discover these classic landscapes on foot, giving unique access to areas of tranquil beauty and high panoramic viewpoints. Our base at Nes Farm is a cosy family-run guesthouse looking towards the Feigumfoss waterfall across Lustrafjord, nestled between the Jotunheim, Norway's highest mountains, and the massive ice cap of Jostedalsbreen. The valley lies between three national parks: Jotunheim, Jostedalen and Breheiman. Our base is a cosy family-run guesthouse looking towards the Feigumfoss waterfall across Lustrafjord.

Highlights

  • iconGuided tour of historic Bergen
  • iconStunning fjord scenery
  • iconBoat trip across glacial lake and optional walk over Nigardsbreen Glacier
  • iconDaywalk in the Jotunheimen National Park

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Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Start Bergen.

Location: Bergen

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Thon Orion Hotel 

Meals: No Meals

After our briefing the evening is free to enjoy Norway's beautiful second city. 

icon Day 2 : Sightseeing tour of Bergen. Journey to Lustrafjord

Location: Bergen, Hella

Accommodation: Nes Farm or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning we take a short sightseeing tour in the city of Bergen, including the city's famous Hanseatic Wharf. Mid-morning we depart on the long, but varied and scenic journey. We drive a minibus from Bergen to the town of Voss, crossing the montain pass Vikafjellet to Vik/Vangsnes. From here we go by ferry (15 min) to Hella. From Hella there is a drive of 1 hour to our guesthouse, which is our base for the next 5 days. We arrive in time for dinner. Journey time 4.5hrs

icon Day 3 : Warm-up walk to Molden peak (1116m), excellent viewpoint for Sognefjord; optional visit to UNESCO-listed Urnes Stave church.

Location: Sognefjord, Urnes Stave Church

Accommodation: Nes Farm or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We start the week with a lovely warm-up walk to Molden Peak. At 1116 metres this peak gives us great views up and down Sognefjord and is an excellent introduction to this incredible region or Norway. We also visit Urnes Stavechurch, the oldest church in Norway and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

icon Day 4 : Full daywalk in Breheimen National Park, known as the 'Home of the Glaciers', from Vigdal to Navarsete hut.

Location: Breheimen, Eva Vigdal, Navarsetevegen

Accommodation: Nes Farm or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we explore the Breheimen National Park, known locally as the 'home of the glaciers'. Here we hike from Vigdal Valley to the Navarsete hiking hut along the Bishop's Trail, with panoramic views along the way. 

icon Day 5 : Bus to Nigardsbreen glacier (part of Jostedalsbreen icecap); walk and boat trip on glacial lake; optional glacier walk.

Location: Jostedalsbreen, Nigardsbreen

Accommodation: Nes Farm or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

One of the most striking geographical features of this area of Norway is the massive Jostedalsbreen icecap in the Jostedal National Park. From its peak the glacier tongues come tumbling down into deep valleys. We visit the Nigardsbreen glacier for a stunning walk and a boat trip on the glacial lake. There is also the chance for an optional guided walk on the glacier (payable locally - approx 580NOK).

icon Day 6 : Daywalk in the spectacular Jotunheim National Park.

Location: Jotunheimen National Park

Accommodation: Nes Farm or similar

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

To the northwest of our accommodation are Norway's highest peaks in the Jotunheim National Park, we enjoy a full day of hiking here. Our route choice will depend on weather conditions, but will take in some of the finest mountain scenery in the country. 

icon Day 7 : Hike into the Mørkrisdalen Valley.

Location: Mørkrisdalen

Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

We finish the week with a hike into one of Norway's most scenic valleys, Mørkrisdalen, the walk starts in a narrow canyon dominated by a stunning waterfall. As we continue through the canyon it opens up into a wide valley of open moorland dotted with wild flowers and traditional Norwegian summer cottages. A beautiful end to our trip. *Nes Farm or similar*

icon Day 8 : Scenic drive to Bergen; end Bergen.

Location: Bergen

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

We drive the minibus from the Guesthouse to Kaupanger and go by ferry, which takes us to the stunning UNESCO listed Naerøyfjord (Narrow Fjord), through the fjord to Gudvangen.  The journey takes 2,5 hours.   After the boat trip the guide will bring us to the top of Stalheimskleiva, and you may walk down this scenic road (30 minutes). The van will be waiting for us at the end of the road. After this short walk, the trip is going on to Bergen and the airport. If you are booking your own flight, please make sure it is in the late afternoon evening, to allow time to drive back from fjord region.

What's Included

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    Transfer for group flights

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    All accommodation

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    All breakfasts, 7 packed lunches and 6 dinners included

What's Not Included

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    Travel insurance

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    Visas and Vaccinations

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    Single supplement

Food

7 breakfasts, 7 packed lunches (made yourself from the breakfast buffet) and 6, 3-course dinners included. An evening meal is not included on the first night in Bergen, but there are plenty of lovely restaurants to choose from. At Nes Farm the owners prepare excellent home-cooked food, often with fruit from their own farm. There is a strong focus on local produce, including fish, lamb, berries and cheese. 

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    Low Deposit

    Exodus requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 70 days before departure..

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Reviews

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Walking the Fjords
This is a trip with some cultural content for walkers who are capable of hiking up hills and walking for between 4-6 hours a day. The scenery is stunning. This is a trip with some cultural content for walkers who are capable of hiking up hills and walking for between 4-6 hours a day.

The scenery is stunning.

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great holiday all round
our host at Nes Farm was excellent ,changing the order of our walks to suit the weather pattern ,giving us great information about Norway's history and sharing his passion for ....more our host at Nes Farm was excellent ,changing the order of our walks to suit the weather pattern ,giving us great information about Norway's history and sharing his passion for the outdoors and his country.

Food and hospitality made this trip special.

Jillian; ....less
WALKING THE FJORDS
Superb trip. Fantastic walking, each day very different scenery.  Great accomodation, with excellent food. Very friendly hosts, felt like you were staying in a private house, rather than a hotel. Superb trip.

Fantastic walking, each day very different scenery.

  Great accomodation, with excellent food.

Very friendly hosts, felt like you were staying in a private house, rather than a hotel.

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Walking in Norway
A brilliant holiday A brilliant holiday;
Norway hiking
The accommodation and the guides could not have been better. The accommodation and the guides could not have been better.

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WALKING THE FJORDS
A great escape! The trip was appropriately graded: the hikes were just challenging enough to make it feel like we'd earned our suppers! The food, service and accommodation at Nes ....more A great escape! The trip was appropriately graded: the hikes were just challenging enough to make it feel like we'd earned our suppers! The food, service and accommodation at Nes Gard were first class - well above expectations.

Asbjorn, Mari and their staff were wonderful.

Eric was a fantastic guide too.

We enjoyed ourselves very much!; ....less
Walking the Fjords
The superb walking with plenty of spectacular and varied landscapes along the way would by itself make for great trip, but what makes it special is staying at the guest ....more The superb walking with plenty of spectacular and varied landscapes along the way would by itself make for great trip, but what makes it special is staying at the guest house at Nes Farm.

The accommodation is comfortable, the location is wonderful and the atmosphere is relaxed and welcoming.

Asbjorn & Mari, are the perfect hosts and together with their staff, work hard to keep their guests happy.

They also have a good chef, so the standard of the breakfasts and dinners is excellent.

As a cautionary note, the 'wow' factor on this trip may depend on the weather.

I'm not sure if we were particularly lucky, as we did have rain on some days, but generally it was only for a short duration and nothing that detracted from the enjoyment of any of the walks.

There again, they had just experienced two months without much rain before we arrived, so you never can tell.

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Lovely time!
I had a lovely time in Norway. During the day we were kept busy with hikes in the mountains surrounding the Norwegian fjords - good exercise and beautiful views. Our ....more I had a lovely time in Norway.

During the day we were kept busy with hikes in the mountains surrounding the Norwegian fjords - good exercise and beautiful views.

Our guest house was charming - was surprised by how nice it was - and the staff was super friendly.

We even saw quite a few UNESCO world heritage sites.

Overall I was positively surprised with Norway and glad i chose this trip.

Great company too!; ....less
Norway at its best
An action packed week of walking in an area of stunning scenery. Walks full of interest and every day was different terrain so all walks very different all superbly guided.Even ....more An action packed week of walking in an area of stunning scenery.

Walks full of interest and every day was different terrain so all walks very different all superbly guided.

Even the journey from Bergen to our accommodation was beautiful both ways including ferry crossings of stunning fjordsNes Gard was a wonderful place to stay.

So friendly, lovely accommodation & superb food.

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A fabulous week with fabulous weather
We were picked up from the airport with no problem and taken to a very nice hotel (Thon Orion) in Bergen. The hotel puts on a free evening buffet type ....more We were picked up from the airport with no problem and taken to a very nice hotel (Thon Orion) in Bergen.

The hotel puts on a free evening buffet type dinner which was perfectly adequate for us.

The rooms were good, clean and comfy.

Asbjorn owns the farm in Nes where we stayed, and he drove us there, quite a long journey but with plenty of stops.

He was happy to tell us all about his country and Nes Gard.

The accommodation was lovely, just across the road from the Fjord.

My bed was amazingly comfortable, everywhere was spotless.

Food was delicious.

The walks were varied, not difficult if you're used to hiking.

Some might find some of the walks a little challenging, as the terrain was often rocky, and steep in places.

Some of the walks were there and back the same way which probably couldn't be helped, but it made me feel a little cheated.

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