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Hike, Bike and Kayak the Mountains and Fjords

From $3436 Per Person

Guided, 9 Days/8 Nights
Dates: July 12, 19 & 26, Aug 2, 2018

Few places in the world can offer a similar landscape like the spectacular fjords of Western Norway. The pristine mountains rise steeply from the fjords with thundering waterfalls cascading down their sides. Along the fjord you can see multiple farmyards, which is a reminder of a time when the fjord was the most important transport route in the area. This adventure tour will give you a great taste of what this amazing area of Norway can offer. Explore the fjords, dine on local food, experience local culture, all while hiking, biking and sea kayaking the area. 

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Travel Dates: July 12, 19, 26 and August 2, 2018

Day 1: Arrival in Bergen

Upon arrival in Bergen, take the airport bus into downtown Bergen and walk to your hotel.

Accommodation in Bergen

Day 2: Bergen to Voss

Depart by train for the town of Voss. Upon arrival you will be picked up by your guide and transported to Myrkdalen hotel. Dinner this evening and meet the rest of your group.

Accommodation at Myrkdalen Hotel

Day 3:  Chairlift and Hiking

Chair lift ride and hiking Situated right next to Myrkdalen Hotel, the chair lift ”Myrkdalsekspressen” will take us to 860 meters above sea level in an instant. From the top we will hike to the mountain Finnbunuten or choose easier terrain to the summer farms ”Mørkvestolen” or the mountain tarn ”Svortetjodn”. If the chair lift is not going due to bad weather or technical problems - there are several hiking options in the Myrkdalen Valley.

Accommodation at Myrkdalen Hotel

Day 4: Biking Vikafjellet 

Bike on easy gravel roads in stunning high mountain terrain at Vikafjellet Mountain Plateau, Stalheim or Jordalen. All areas offer beautiful landscape and well maintained gravel roads. The bike ride will be on E-bikes, which gives the group chance to sit back, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel

Day 5: Sea Kayaking and hiking in Nærøyfjorden 

Drive to the little village Bakka and cross the beautiful Næroyfjord in sea kayaks. On the other side of the fjord we will hike parts of the Old Postal Road - a great way to enjoy the majestic UNESCO World Heritage designated fjord landscape with steep mountains, thundering waterfalls and picturesque villages along the Næroyfjord. Return to Bakka by sea kayaks. Boat cruise from Flam – to Kvikne's Hotel, a fjord cruise in the UNESCO World Heritage landscape in one of the most popular fjords in Norway.

Accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel

Day 6: Hike to Rudmelen

Raudmelen is a mountain which towers 972 meters over the center of Balestrand. A good hiking trail goes up the mountainside from Kvikne's Hotel to the top of Raudmelen. At the top you have a fantastic view over the Sognefjord. There are many nice viewpoints on the way as well, and it is possible to do a shorter loop if the full hike is too demanding.

Accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel

Day 7: Hike to Prest

From Balestrand, drive to Aurland and Kvammadal (800 meters) and hike to the Prest mountain (1478 meters). If the full hike is too demanding, the group will just walk parts of it. The view of the fjord is unsurpassed and will take your breath away the whole way. This afternoon take a heritage taste fjordsafari - RIB boat cruise. During your safari you will head out through the world heritage Aurlandsfjord and further into the stunning Naeroyfjord. Stop in Undredal, a little village located between tall mountains. 60 people and almost 500 goats inhabit Undredal. The specialty of this village is the production of goats cheese. Enjoy a cheese tasting while you learn about the tradition of cheese production and listen to folktales.

Accommodation at Fretheim Hotel

Day 8: Flam to Oslo

Depart on the Flam railway today to Myrdal where you will then head to Oslo.

Accommodation in Oslo

Day 9: Depart Oslo

Airport bus to Oslo Gardermoen for your flight(s) home.

Or inquire to extend your vacation.

Your Trip Includes the following:

Single supplement $716

This package is priced LAND ONLY. If you need assistance with booking your airfare, let us know and we will be happy to help you.

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