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From Mountains to Fjords

Jotunheimen and Aurland

From Mountains to Fjords

Jotunheimen and Aurland

From USD 2516

On this adventure, you will hike the historical route through the mountainous national park of Jotunheimen towards the beautiful fjords in the west.

Høydepunkter

  • Trek on the Kings Road in Jotunheimen
  • Hike the Besseggen
  • Beautiful, dramatic fjord views
  • Staying in authentic mountain lodges
  • Learn about the Norwegian Trekking Association
  • Walk through Utladalen
  • Hike Mount Prest

On this adventure, you will trek the historical route in the National Park of Jotunheimen towards the beautiful fjords in the west. You will explore some of the most renowned, and beautiful mountain passages within the area. During this tour, you will visit some of the most important places in Norwegian outdoor culture and follow trails established by the Norwegian Trekking Association

On day two of your adventure, you will hike on the famous Besseggen which is one of the most classic hikes in Norway, and the view towards the lake of Gjende's turquoise waters is humbling and breath-taking. 

This trail is for confident hikers who are comfortable using their hands and feet in some scrambling terrain. The scrambling sections are a short part of Bessegen, however, it can feel exposed. We encourage you to have experience in this type of terrain to join this trip, as the hike is committed to getting to our destination. 

After your days in the National Park's mountains, your route heads towards where fjord meets mountains, to the famous Norwegian fjords in the west. First, you will hike on the Old King's Road from 1790, a beautiful hike that takes you through fascinating architectural history and beautiful nature. On the next day, you experience the green and wild valley of Utladalen. In Utladalen, you will find old traditional Norwegian farms and the largest unregulated waterfall in all of Norway. With its 275 meters of free-falling water, the sound and view of Avdalsfossen is an incredible natural wonder.

Our tour ends with one of Fjord Norway's most beautiful views. You will hike to the mountain Prest, one of the most beautiful viewpoints around Flåm before you leave with Flåmsbanen to Oslo or Bergen - one of the world's most beautiful train journeys.

While hiking in a small and exclusive group of explorers, you will stay in the beautiful and traditional mountain lodges en route. Later, you will stay in modern cabins and a beautiful hotel with a stunning fjord view. Your luggage will be transported to Jotunheimen while you hike. 

If you are a keen hiker and explorer, looking for a real adventure tour in Norway, then you should add this to your bucket list!

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Dates and booking

Sun 16. July - Sun 23. July 2023

USD 2516Available

Sun 30. July - Sun 06. August 2023

USD 2516Available

Sun 13. August - Sun 20. August 2023

USD 2516Available

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This trip is also offered as a private tailormade trip. Travel alone, with your friends or family whenever you want.
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Opening hours
Mon - Fri: 09 - 16

Opening time info (Holidays)

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Safety

  • 24 hour emergency communication
  • All guides have wilderness first aid experience
  • Necessary medicine and first aid equipment available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while on expedition

Safety and grading of trips

 

Physical level

3/6 Physical

On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

3/6 Risk

Activities / trips with some risk. Some incidents may occur, and they may be of such a nature that they require professional help.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preparation

The paths in Norway can be slippery, muddy and rocky, having hiking experience in similar terrain is beneficial. Some of the trails are exposed and require some scrambling. Being comfortable in scrambling conditions, slightly exposed settings and challenging hiking terrain is necessary on this trip.

Accommodation 

We stay in unique and welcoming accommodations within the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a same-sex twin room. If you would like a single room, please request this directly for a single, additional payment of 3000 NOK. 

Most nights we will stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. If you want a single room we can't guarantee an en-suite room each day.

Other information

We meet in Oslo in the morning, so we recommend arriving the night before. The trip ends in Flåm after breakfast. You have to arrange your own return journey from Flåm. Book train tickets at www.vy.com.

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Day by Day

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Day 1:Depart Oslo to Jotunheimen

Your adventure tour starts in the morning from the capital of Norway, Oslo. You will meet your guide at the bus central station at 9:45 AM, and team up with the other hikers. We will travel like locals, and go on the public bus to Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge. At our accommodation at Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge in the national park of Jotunheimen you will be served a traditional 3-course dinner in the evening.

Your adventure tour starts in the morning from the capital of Norway, Oslo. You will meet your guide at the bus central station at 9:45 AM, and team up with the other hikers. We will travel like locals, and go on the public bus to Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge. At our accommodation at Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge in the national park of Jotunheimen you will be served a traditional 3-course dinner in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

5 hours

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Day 2:Hike Besseggen

Ask any Norwegian about today’s adventure - Besseggen, and they will know what hike and mountain area you will visit. The view from the ridge is simply stunning, and Besseggen is the area for some of the most beautiful nature pictures in Norway. Our night is spent at the traditional Memurubu Mountain Lodge. Should the weather prevent us from attempting the ridge, we will hike around the lake to our next destination.

Ask any Norwegian about today’s adventure - Besseggen, and they will know what hike and mountain area you will visit. The view from the ridge is simply stunning, and Besseggen is the area for some of the most beautiful nature pictures in Norway. Our night is spent at the traditional Memurubu Mountain Lodge. Should the weather prevent us from attempting the ridge, we will hike around the lake to our next destination.

ACCOMMODATION

Memurubu Mountain Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

8-9 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

800m/750m

DISTANCE

14 km

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Day 3:Hike Bukkelægret

Today, you will be hiking the mountain trek Bukkelægret. Many people think the hike over Bukkelægeret is every bit as lovely as Besseggen, if not more so. There are some scrambling sections, but no more challenging than the day before with some chains to assist us in steeper sections. We have the whole day, so we won't rush more than we need to. The area is known for the rich blooming of various mountain flowers, and the blue, almost turquoise-colored water creates a beautiful contrast to the mountain terrain. In the evening, you will be served dinner at Gjendebu Mountain Lodge.

Today, you will be hiking the mountain trek Bukkelægret. Many people think the hike over Bukkelægeret is every bit as lovely as Besseggen, if not more so. There are some scrambling sections, but no more challenging than the day before with some chains to assist us in steeper sections. We have the whole day, so we won't rush more than we need to. The area is known for the rich blooming of various mountain flowers, and the blue, almost turquoise-colored water creates a beautiful contrast to the mountain terrain. In the evening, you will be served dinner at Gjendebu Mountain Lodge.

ACCOMMODATION

Gjendebu Mountain Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

450m/450m

DISTANCE

9-10 km

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Day 4:Explore Jotunheimen

Today is our last day on the historic route through the national park of Jotunheimen. We have two route options to get to our destination. Regardless of which route we choose, we will hike in green and lush valleys with rugged peaks surrounding us. Eventually, we arrive to at cabin DNT-cabin Fondsbu, and we are transported from there to our accommodation for the evening. You can look forward to a nice local dinner in the evening, in our cabins at Filefjellstuene.

Today is our last day on the historic route through the national park of Jotunheimen. We have two route options to get to our destination. Regardless of which route we choose, we will hike in green and lush valleys with rugged peaks surrounding us. Eventually, we arrive to at cabin DNT-cabin Fondsbu, and we are transported from there to our accommodation for the evening. You can look forward to a nice local dinner in the evening, in our cabins at Filefjellstuene.

ACCOMMODATION

Filefjellstuene

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

30 minutes

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

450m/400m

DISTANCE

15 km

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Day 5:The King's Road

Today's adventure takes us to the Kings' road. The Kings Road was awarded the EU prize for Cultural Heritage in 2017, and it is a beautiful hiking terrain. During the day, you will also visit the stave church of Borgund. In the evening, we head back to our accommodation at Filefjellstuene.

Today's adventure takes us to the Kings' road. The Kings Road was awarded the EU prize for Cultural Heritage in 2017, and it is a beautiful hiking terrain. During the day, you will also visit the stave church of Borgund. In the evening, we head back to our accommodation at Filefjellstuene.

ACCOMMODATION

Filefjellstuene

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1-2 hours

DURATION

2-3 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

400m/100m

DISTANCE

4-6 km

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Day 6:Traditional Farmsteads and Landscapes

After a healthy breakfast, we will visit the beautiful valley of Utladalen. Our transportation goes directly from our accommodation, and from Utladalen, we will hike to Avdal, an old farm situated on the hillsides. In the valley, you will find some of the most impressive waterfalls in Norway, and the day is spent hiking and exploring the fairytale-like landscape. In the evening, we are picked up and transported back to our last night at Filefjellstuene.

After a healthy breakfast, we will visit the beautiful valley of Utladalen. Our transportation goes directly from our accommodation, and from Utladalen, we will hike to Avdal, an old farm situated on the hillsides. In the valley, you will find some of the most impressive waterfalls in Norway, and the day is spent hiking and exploring the fairytale-like landscape. In the evening, we are picked up and transported back to our last night at Filefjellstuene.

ACCOMMODATION

Vangsgaarden hotel

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1-2 hours

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

400m/400m

DISTANCE

13-15 km

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Day 7:Aurlandsfjorden ovenfra

The first part of the day you will be driving on one of Norway's national Scenic Routes.Our hiking goal for the day is the mountain Prest (1478 meters above sea level). Some parts of the trail might feel exposed, but we guarantee that the experience on the top is worth it. From here you will have a perfect view of the large fjord landscape. Our accommodation for the night is Vangsgaarden, a restored farm from the 1750’s.

The first part of the day you will be driving on one of Norway's national Scenic Routes.Our hiking goal for the day is the mountain Prest (1478 meters above sea level). Some parts of the trail might feel exposed, but we guarantee that the experience on the top is worth it. From here you will have a perfect view of the large fjord landscape. Our accommodation for the night is Vangsgaarden, a restored farm from the 1750’s.

ACCOMMODATION

Vangsgaarden hotel

MEALS

B,L,M

Day 8:Goodbye!

Though it is our last day of this week-long adventure tour, we will enjoy breakfast together before we depart. A short ride from our hotel is the famous Flåmsbanen; many people consider the old ride the most beautiful journey in the whole world. You can choose to end your adventure in both Bergen and Oslo, as the train is very well connected to both destinations. It is also possible to take the ferry to Bergen from Flåm or Aurland (right outside our accommodation). Otherwise, you can also choose to spend some more days by the Norwegian Fjords.

Though it is our last day of this week-long adventure tour, we will enjoy breakfast together before we depart. A short ride from our hotel is the famous Flåmsbanen; many people consider the old ride the most beautiful journey in the whole world. You can choose to end your adventure in both Bergen and Oslo, as the train is very well connected to both destinations. It is also possible to take the ferry to Bergen from Flåm or Aurland (right outside our accommodation). Otherwise, you can also choose to spend some more days by the Norwegian Fjords.

MEALS

B,L,-

TRANSPORTATION

20 minutes

Your adventure tour starts in the morning from the capital of Norway, Oslo. You will meet your guide at the bus central station at 9:45 AM, and team up with the other hikers. We will travel like locals, and go on the public bus to Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge. At our accommodation at Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge in the national park of Jotunheimen you will be served a traditional 3-course dinner in the evening.

ACCOMMODATION

Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

5 hours

Ask any Norwegian about today’s adventure - Besseggen, and they will know what hike and mountain area you will visit. The view from the ridge is simply stunning, and Besseggen is the area for some of the most beautiful nature pictures in Norway. Our night is spent at the traditional Memurubu Mountain Lodge. Should the weather prevent us from attempting the ridge, we will hike around the lake to our next destination.

ACCOMMODATION

Memurubu Mountain Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

8-9 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

800m/750m

DISTANCE

14 km

Today, you will be hiking the mountain trek Bukkelægret. Many people think the hike over Bukkelægeret is every bit as lovely as Besseggen, if not more so. There are some scrambling sections, but no more challenging than the day before with some chains to assist us in steeper sections. We have the whole day, so we won't rush more than we need to. The area is known for the rich blooming of various mountain flowers, and the blue, almost turquoise-colored water creates a beautiful contrast to the mountain terrain. In the evening, you will be served dinner at Gjendebu Mountain Lodge.

ACCOMMODATION

Gjendebu Mountain Lodge

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

450m/450m

DISTANCE

9-10 km

Today is our last day on the historic route through the national park of Jotunheimen. We have two route options to get to our destination. Regardless of which route we choose, we will hike in green and lush valleys with rugged peaks surrounding us. Eventually, we arrive to at cabin DNT-cabin Fondsbu, and we are transported from there to our accommodation for the evening. You can look forward to a nice local dinner in the evening, in our cabins at Filefjellstuene.

ACCOMMODATION

Filefjellstuene

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

30 minutes

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

450m/400m

DISTANCE

15 km

Today's adventure takes us to the Kings' road. The Kings Road was awarded the EU prize for Cultural Heritage in 2017, and it is a beautiful hiking terrain. During the day, you will also visit the stave church of Borgund. In the evening, we head back to our accommodation at Filefjellstuene.

ACCOMMODATION

Filefjellstuene

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1-2 hours

DURATION

2-3 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

400m/100m

DISTANCE

4-6 km

After a healthy breakfast, we will visit the beautiful valley of Utladalen. Our transportation goes directly from our accommodation, and from Utladalen, we will hike to Avdal, an old farm situated on the hillsides. In the valley, you will find some of the most impressive waterfalls in Norway, and the day is spent hiking and exploring the fairytale-like landscape. In the evening, we are picked up and transported back to our last night at Filefjellstuene.

ACCOMMODATION

Vangsgaarden hotel

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1-2 hours

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

400m/400m

DISTANCE

13-15 km

The first part of the day you will be driving on one of Norway's national Scenic Routes.Our hiking goal for the day is the mountain Prest (1478 meters above sea level). Some parts of the trail might feel exposed, but we guarantee that the experience on the top is worth it. From here you will have a perfect view of the large fjord landscape. Our accommodation for the night is Vangsgaarden, a restored farm from the 1750’s.

ACCOMMODATION

Vangsgaarden hotel

MEALS

B,L,M

Though it is our last day of this week-long adventure tour, we will enjoy breakfast together before we depart. A short ride from our hotel is the famous Flåmsbanen; many people consider the old ride the most beautiful journey in the whole world. You can choose to end your adventure in both Bergen and Oslo, as the train is very well connected to both destinations. It is also possible to take the ferry to Bergen from Flåm or Aurland (right outside our accommodation). Otherwise, you can also choose to spend some more days by the Norwegian Fjords.

MEALS

B,L,-

TRANSPORTATION

20 minutes

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Train tickets to either Bergen or Oslo can be booked at www.vy.no/en

It will be possible to buy something at the DNT cabins, and in grocery stores from day 5 if needed, but we recommend to bring all you need from the start. 

Reservation

We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.

Travel insurance

On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.

 

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions: 004723213080 / adventure@norrona.com TIP : We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

Obligatory

Clothing

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must have a decent hood, and hold out wind and rain. Should have space for midlayers underneath. Ventilation under the arms is recommended. 

Gore-Tex or similar. Must hold out wind and rain. Ventilation zippers along the legs is recommended.

Footwear

Solid, with a solid sole.

Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Band-aid, compeed, sportstape, Paracet/Ibux, medicine for soar throat, running nose, irritable stomach, etc, and personal medication. 
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

Recommended

Clothing

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear
Equipment

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Useful

Equipment

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

We always recommend wool in the Norwegian Mountains, but if you already have synthetic layers and don't want to buy new ones, synthetic is okay.

Bed linen and towels are included at each accommodation. 

Due to limited space in the minibus, we ask that you bring one piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, which is easier than a rolling bag to transport on this tour) with your clothes, toiletries, and items necessary for when we are not hiking. We require you to bring a day pack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when hiking for food, water, cameras, and layers.

There will be luggage transportation by boat in Jotunheimen, so be prepared to carry your luggage from the boat pier to the cabins, max 400m (easier with a duffel bag). 

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