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Hike, Bike and Kayak the Mountains and Fjords

From $4149 Per Person

Guided, 9 Days/8 Nights
Dates: July 30 and August 6, 2020

Few places in the world can offer a landscape quite 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 30 and August 6, 2020

This is a small group tour - 14 participants per departure, maximum! 

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

Situated right next to Myrkdalen Hotel, the skylift will take your group 860 meters above sea level in an instant. From the top, hike to stunning mountain peaks or charming summer farms. Hike through great mountain terrain in beautiful surroundings with magnificent views. If bad weather prevents the chairlift from operating, there will be several other 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 the chance to sit back, relax and take in the beautiful surroundings.

Accommodation at Myrkdalen Hotel

Day 5: Sea Kayaking in the Indre Arnafjord

Drive with the group from Myrkdalen over the Vikafjellet Mountain Plateau. A scenic drive where snow lasts long into summer. Discover the fjord off the beaten track by sea kayak in the Indre Arnafjord, a lateral branch of the Sognefjord providing beautiful scenery. Note: The kayaking trip is suitable for everyone. No experience required. After the activity, visit the Hopperstad stave church in Vik before continuing your journey by bus to Balestrand. 

Accommodation at Kviknes Hotel

Day 6: Hike to Raudmelen

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 of 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 strenuous.

Accommodation at Kvikne's Hotel

Day 7: Fjord Cruise, Stegastein Viewpoint and Hike to Prest

After breakfast, take the boat on the breathtaking Sognefjord from Balestrand to Aurland. Next, drive to Stegastein viewpoint which extends 30 meters out from the mountainside and 650 meters over the Aurlandsfjord. You will have a breathtaking panoramic view of the fjord and mountain landscape. After a short break, hike towards the Prest mountain (1478 meters). The view of the fjord is unsurpassed and will take your breath away.

Accommodation at Fretheim Hotel

Day 8: Fjord Safari, The Flam Railway, Myrdal - Oslo

After breakfast you will join a fjord safari in a rib boat exploring the UNESCO World Heritage landscape in one of the most popular fjords in Norway. Departure via the Flam Railway to Myrdal. The Flam Railway is renowned as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the leading tourist attractions in Norway. Depart Myrdal where you will then head to Oslo on the main train line. Late arrival in Oslo this evening. 

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 $689

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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