- 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. At Nes Farm the owners prepare excellent home-cooked food, often with fruit from their own farm.
- Accom: hotel/lodge
- Walking & Trekking
- Walking centre-based
- Guided Group
We overnight in a centrally located hotel in Bergen.
Short sightseeing tour of Bergen; bus and ferry to Lustrafjord.
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, varied and scenic journey by private mini bus to our base. A mountain drive takes us down to Gudvangen, at the head of the stunning UNESCO listed Naeroyfjord (Narrow Fjord), where we join the tourist ferry north through Naeroyfjord and into the Flam. From our docking point at the Northside of the fjord we rejoin the bus and drive to our guesthouse, arriving in time for dinner. Journey time 4.5hrs approx.
Warm-up walk to Molden peak (1116m), excellent viewpoint for Sognefjord; optional visit to UNESCO-listed Urnes Stave church.
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 the area. We also visit Urnes Stavechurch, the oldest church in Norway and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Full daywalk in Breheimen N.P., known as the 'Home of the Glaciers', from Vigdal to Navarsete hut.
Today we explore the Breheimen Naitonal Park, known locally as the 'home of the glaciers'. We hike from Vigdal Valley to the Navarsete hiking hut along the 'Bishop's Trail, with panoramic views along the way.
Bus to Nigardsbreen glacier (part of Jostedalsbreen icecap); walk and boat trip on glacial lake; optional glacier walk.
One of the most striking geographical features of this area of Norway is the massive Jostedalsbreen icecap in the Jostedal National Park. From its heights glacier tongues come tumbling down into deep valleys. We visit Nigardsbreen glacier for a stunning walk and a boat trip on a glacial lake. There is also the chance for an optional guided walk on the glacier (payable locally - 430NOK, approx. ï¿½45, US$75)
Daywalk in spectacular Jotunheim National Park.
To the northwest are Norway's highest peaks in the Jotunheim National Park. We enjoy a full day here; our route choice will depend on weather conditions, but will take in some of the finest mountain scenery in the country. Depending on conditions there may even be the chance to ascend Galdï¿½piggen, the highest peak in Norway which is snow-covered but relatively non-technical.
Hike into Mørkrisdalen Valley.
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 walk the canyon opens into a wide valley of open moorland dotted with traditional Norwegian summer retreats.
Bus and ferry back to Bergen; end Bergen.
Bus and ferry back to Bergen via Voss and Hardanger. End Bergen.