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Multi-Activity Week in Jotunheimen and Sognefjorden

Dogsledding, snowshoeing, and kayaking

Multi-Activity Week in Jotunheimen and Sognefjorden

Dogsledding, snowshoeing, and kayaking

From USD 2917

Do you want to combine some of the best winter activities we can offer, together with visits to remarkable places such as Jotunheimen, Filefjell, and the fjords? Then this is the one for you. On this week-long adventure, you get to go dogsledding, snowshoeing, winter kayaking, and also enjoy a beautiful fjord cruise. If that wasn't enough we can reveal that there are some hidden gems in there as well.

Highlights

  • Stay in the authentic Bygdin Mountain Hotel, over 100 years of history. 
  • Learn how to mush your own team of dogs!
  • Snowshoe on The Kings Road and learn about the Norwegian Trekking Association.
  • Hike on the "Vindhellavegen" section of the King's Road, what some consider the most impressive part of the journey towards the Norwegian fjords. 
  • Paddle through the fjords on a winter kayak trip. 
  • Enjoy a spectacular fjord cruise on the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord.
  • Take the Flåm Railway (one of the most beautiful train rides in the world) to Myrdal, before ending up in either Oslo or Bergen. 

Jotunheimen National Park is the perfect place for dogsledding and snowshoeing in the winter. During your stay, you will join the local dogsledders, or mushers as they are called, on their adventures. Not used to dogs? Don't worry. These dogs are very friendly! If the snow conditions are right, you can cover up to 40 kilometers in one day. While running, the dogs are silent, and mushing is simply a beautiful, quiet, and nature-friendly way of experiencing the Norwegian mountains during winter.

Our snowshoeing adventures will take us into the winter landscape of the Norwegian Mountains for a truly humbling and breathtaking experience. On this tour, you will learn about local history, as well as snowshoe on the historical King's Road, the cultural heritage 100 km section of "road" from Oslo to Bergen, created in the 12th century. In addition to this, we will also do a winter kayak trip, and not to forget a snowshoe hike to Paradisjuvet, a hidden gem deep within the Norwegian fjords. 

This tour takes us to family-owned accommodations and local communities in Norway to experience a typical small-town Norwegian lifestyle. Well-fed on traditional dishes served by local hosts, your winter holiday will give you the experience of a lifetime!

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Dates and booking

Sun 26. Mars - Sat 01. April 2023

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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)

CET

Safety

  • 24 hour emergency standby team
  • Guides with training in first aid
  • First aid equipment available
  • Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field

Safety and grading of trips

Physical level

2/6 Physical

We have to work a little to reach the destination. These are trips most people can handle, if they have a basic level of fitness. We sleep in comfortable tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to join. The physical activity is the main element of the trip, such as cycling, kayaking, hiking, skiing / hiking or glacier hiking, but you do not need prior knowledge of the activity.

Safety and grading of trips

Risk level

2/6 Risk

Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.

Safety and grading of trips

Training and preperations

You do not need to have snowshoe, dogsledding or kayaking experience to join this trip. 

Training and preperations

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 include this when booking. This comes at an additional cost of 4000 NOK. Most nights we will stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. If you want a single room we can't guarantee en-suite room each day. 

Other information

The easiest way to get to Oslo is either to fly from Bergen, Trondheim, Bodø or Tromsø with Norwegian or SAS. There are also trains from Bodø, Bergen and Trondheim to Oslo.

If necessary, we can assist with both transport and extra accommodation in Oslo before the trip. Get in touch if this is desired.

Due to limited space in the transportation we use, 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 out doing activities. We require that you bring a day pack (hip belt strongly recommended) to use when hiking for food, water, cameras, and layers.

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Snowshoeing and Dogsledding Jotunheimen@NinaNeste

Day 1:Oslo to Jotunheimen National Park

Your winter adventure starts in the capital of Norway, Oslo. At the central bus station, you will meet your guide, and team up with the other travelers in the morning. We will travel like locals, and go on the public bus to Beitostølen. During the day, we will drive past both local settlements and parts of the mountain areas in eastern Norway. The first night of the trip we will spend in historic rooms at Bygdin Mountain Lodge. In the evening we enjoy dinner together while going through the itinerary for the coming days. 

Your winter adventure starts in the capital of Norway, Oslo. At the central bus station, you will meet your guide, and team up with the other travelers in the morning. We will travel like locals, and go on the public bus to Beitostølen. During the day, we will drive past both local settlements and parts of the mountain areas in eastern Norway. The first night of the trip we will spend in historic rooms at Bygdin Mountain Lodge. In the evening we enjoy dinner together while going through the itinerary for the coming days. 

ACCOMMODATION

Bygdin Høyfjellshotell

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

4-5 hours

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Day 2:Dogsledding in Jotunheimen National Park

Dogsledding is perhaps the funniest activity there is. The local mushers from the nearby village of Beitostølen will come to our hotel in the morning, and from Bygdin, our dogsledding adventure in Jotunheimen starts. The dogs are very kind and used to people, and you will soon realize that they love running. As soon as you release the breaks of the sled, the sound from the dogs almost disappears. Most of the time, the only sound you will hear is the sound of light feet running through the snow, as you move elegantly through the winter landscape. Where today's journey will take us depends on the weather that day. After finishing up, back at Bygdin Mountain Lodge we can enjoy a relaxing afternoon before a traditional dinner awaits us in the evening. 

Dogsledding is perhaps the funniest activity there is. The local mushers from the nearby village of Beitostølen will come to our hotel in the morning, and from Bygdin, our dogsledding adventure in Jotunheimen starts. The dogs are very kind and used to people, and you will soon realize that they love running. As soon as you release the breaks of the sled, the sound from the dogs almost disappears. Most of the time, the only sound you will hear is the sound of light feet running through the snow, as you move elegantly through the winter landscape. Where today's journey will take us depends on the weather that day. After finishing up, back at Bygdin Mountain Lodge we can enjoy a relaxing afternoon before a traditional dinner awaits us in the evening. 

ACCOMMODATION

Bygdin Høyfjellshotell

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

DISTANCE

20-40 km

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Day 3:The King's Road (Part 1)

After breakfast, we head towards Filefjell, a mountain range situated in the outskirts of Jotunheimen. After checking into our accommodation we will be transported further down the mountain valley for the first of two snowshoe hikes on The King's Road. This road was awarded the EU prize for cultural heritage in 2017, its characteristic switch-back road on top of a tall, hand-made wall of rock was at that time a world-class engineering accomplishment. A local guide will follow us along the Kings' Road. The real stories and narratives connected to this place are an essential part of the experience, and together with beautiful nature and architecture, it will be a day to remember. The King's Road is not a long hike from Borgund Stave Church, which is one of Norway's best-preserved Stave churches and definitely worth a visit. Back at our accommodation in the afternoon, we enjoy dinner together before getting ready for the next part of The King's Road tomorrow morning. 

After breakfast, we head towards Filefjell, a mountain range situated in the outskirts of Jotunheimen. After checking into our accommodation we will be transported further down the mountain valley for the first of two snowshoe hikes on The King's Road. This road was awarded the EU prize for cultural heritage in 2017, its characteristic switch-back road on top of a tall, hand-made wall of rock was at that time a world-class engineering accomplishment. A local guide will follow us along the Kings' Road. The real stories and narratives connected to this place are an essential part of the experience, and together with beautiful nature and architecture, it will be a day to remember. The King's Road is not a long hike from Borgund Stave Church, which is one of Norway's best-preserved Stave churches and definitely worth a visit. Back at our accommodation in the afternoon, we enjoy dinner together before getting ready for the next part of The King's Road tomorrow morning. 

ACCOMMODATION

Filefjellstuene

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1-2 hours

DURATION

2 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

50m/100m

DISTANCE

3 km

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Day 4:The King's Road (Part 2)

After breakfast, we will be transported to the starting point of our second snowshoe hike on the King's Road. The hike will start in the snow-blanketed forest before we move gradually towards the mountain plateau. The King's Road was the first road built for horse transportation between the east and the west in Norway. The hike over Filefjell, from Kyrkjestølen to Maristova, takes you over the highest point of Kongevegen. The high mountain trail, above the treeline, provides incredible views of Jotunheimen and the nearby fjords. In the evening we will enjoy dinner at Filefjellstuene. 

After breakfast, we will be transported to the starting point of our second snowshoe hike on the King's Road. The hike will start in the snow-blanketed forest before we move gradually towards the mountain plateau. The King's Road was the first road built for horse transportation between the east and the west in Norway. The hike over Filefjell, from Kyrkjestølen to Maristova, takes you over the highest point of Kongevegen. The high mountain trail, above the treeline, provides incredible views of Jotunheimen and the nearby fjords. In the evening we will enjoy dinner at Filefjellstuene. 

ACCOMMODATION

Filefjellstuene

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

30 min

DURATION

4-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

400m/250m

DISTANCE

11 km

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Day 5:Winter kayak on the fjord

From Filefjell we make our way down to the fjords, more precisely Årdalstangen! After leaving our luggage at the accommodation we will embark on a spectacular winter kayak trip on the fjord! For three hours we will paddle through classical Norwegian scenery with steep mountains on all sides. We will be dressed properly so that the low temperatures won't be a problem. After the kayak trip, we head back to our accommodation for a relaxing evening at our accommodation. Dinner tonight will be served at the hotel restaurant. 

From Filefjell we make our way down to the fjords, more precisely Årdalstangen! After leaving our luggage at the accommodation we will embark on a spectacular winter kayak trip on the fjord! For three hours we will paddle through classical Norwegian scenery with steep mountains on all sides. We will be dressed properly so that the low temperatures won't be a problem. After the kayak trip, we head back to our accommodation for a relaxing evening at our accommodation. Dinner tonight will be served at the hotel restaurant. 

ACCOMMODATION

Klingenberg Hotell

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

3 hours

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Day 6:Off the beaten track

After breakfast, we will get off the beaten track to experience one of the hidden gems of the fjord! Today's snowshoe hike goes through a beautiful landscape covered with pine trees. Eventually, we reach our destination, a viewpoint high above the Sognefjord, which only a few tourists have seen. A local treat! This area is primarily used as a recreational area for the locals and therefore offers an authentic taste of the Norwegian outdoor lifestyle. After our hike, we will have a beer tasting session at our accommodation, together with the local producers at Tya Brewery. Enjoying the handcrafted beer with the fjords surrounding us. In the evening we will gather for our last meal, sharing good stories and laughter from our week together.

After breakfast, we will get off the beaten track to experience one of the hidden gems of the fjord! Today's snowshoe hike goes through a beautiful landscape covered with pine trees. Eventually, we reach our destination, a viewpoint high above the Sognefjord, which only a few tourists have seen. A local treat! This area is primarily used as a recreational area for the locals and therefore offers an authentic taste of the Norwegian outdoor lifestyle. After our hike, we will have a beer tasting session at our accommodation, together with the local producers at Tya Brewery. Enjoying the handcrafted beer with the fjords surrounding us. In the evening we will gather for our last meal, sharing good stories and laughter from our week together.

ACCOMMODATION

Klingenberg Hotell

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

400m/300m

DISTANCE

15 km

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Day 7:Fjord Cruise and Flåm Railway

On the last day of our trip, we will drive through the longest road tunnel in the world, before we end up in Flåm, one of the most popular destinations in Norway. Here we will embark on a fjord cruise taking us through both Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord. Back in Flåm, we take the Flåm Railway up to Myrdal. This train ride is by many considered to be the most beautiful train journey in the world. From Myrdal, you can continue to either Oslo or Bergen, depending on which destination you prefer to end the trip in.  We hope that your stay in Norway will leave you with everlasting memories and dreams of new visits! 

On the last day of our trip, we will drive through the longest road tunnel in the world, before we end up in Flåm, one of the most popular destinations in Norway. Here we will embark on a fjord cruise taking us through both Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord. Back in Flåm, we take the Flåm Railway up to Myrdal. This train ride is by many considered to be the most beautiful train journey in the world. From Myrdal, you can continue to either Oslo or Bergen, depending on which destination you prefer to end the trip in.  We hope that your stay in Norway will leave you with everlasting memories and dreams of new visits! 

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

6-8 hours

Your winter adventure starts in the capital of Norway, Oslo. At the central bus station, you will meet your guide, and team up with the other travelers in the morning. We will travel like locals, and go on the public bus to Beitostølen. During the day, we will drive past both local settlements and parts of the mountain areas in eastern Norway. The first night of the trip we will spend in historic rooms at Bygdin Mountain Lodge. In the evening we enjoy dinner together while going through the itinerary for the coming days. 

ACCOMMODATION

Bygdin Høyfjellshotell

MEALS

-,-,D

TRANSPORTATION

4-5 hours

Dogsledding is perhaps the funniest activity there is. The local mushers from the nearby village of Beitostølen will come to our hotel in the morning, and from Bygdin, our dogsledding adventure in Jotunheimen starts. The dogs are very kind and used to people, and you will soon realize that they love running. As soon as you release the breaks of the sled, the sound from the dogs almost disappears. Most of the time, the only sound you will hear is the sound of light feet running through the snow, as you move elegantly through the winter landscape. Where today's journey will take us depends on the weather that day. After finishing up, back at Bygdin Mountain Lodge we can enjoy a relaxing afternoon before a traditional dinner awaits us in the evening. 

ACCOMMODATION

Bygdin Høyfjellshotell

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

6-8 hours

DISTANCE

20-40 km

After breakfast, we head towards Filefjell, a mountain range situated in the outskirts of Jotunheimen. After checking into our accommodation we will be transported further down the mountain valley for the first of two snowshoe hikes on The King's Road. This road was awarded the EU prize for cultural heritage in 2017, its characteristic switch-back road on top of a tall, hand-made wall of rock was at that time a world-class engineering accomplishment. A local guide will follow us along the Kings' Road. The real stories and narratives connected to this place are an essential part of the experience, and together with beautiful nature and architecture, it will be a day to remember. The King's Road is not a long hike from Borgund Stave Church, which is one of Norway's best-preserved Stave churches and definitely worth a visit. Back at our accommodation in the afternoon, we enjoy dinner together before getting ready for the next part of The King's Road tomorrow morning. 

ACCOMMODATION

Filefjellstuene

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1-2 hours

DURATION

2 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

50m/100m

DISTANCE

3 km

After breakfast, we will be transported to the starting point of our second snowshoe hike on the King's Road. The hike will start in the snow-blanketed forest before we move gradually towards the mountain plateau. The King's Road was the first road built for horse transportation between the east and the west in Norway. The hike over Filefjell, from Kyrkjestølen to Maristova, takes you over the highest point of Kongevegen. The high mountain trail, above the treeline, provides incredible views of Jotunheimen and the nearby fjords. In the evening we will enjoy dinner at Filefjellstuene. 

ACCOMMODATION

Filefjellstuene

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

30 min

DURATION

4-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

400m/250m

DISTANCE

11 km

From Filefjell we make our way down to the fjords, more precisely Årdalstangen! After leaving our luggage at the accommodation we will embark on a spectacular winter kayak trip on the fjord! For three hours we will paddle through classical Norwegian scenery with steep mountains on all sides. We will be dressed properly so that the low temperatures won't be a problem. After the kayak trip, we head back to our accommodation for a relaxing evening at our accommodation. Dinner tonight will be served at the hotel restaurant. 

ACCOMMODATION

Klingenberg Hotell

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

3 hours

After breakfast, we will get off the beaten track to experience one of the hidden gems of the fjord! Today's snowshoe hike goes through a beautiful landscape covered with pine trees. Eventually, we reach our destination, a viewpoint high above the Sognefjord, which only a few tourists have seen. A local treat! This area is primarily used as a recreational area for the locals and therefore offers an authentic taste of the Norwegian outdoor lifestyle. After our hike, we will have a beer tasting session at our accommodation, together with the local producers at Tya Brewery. Enjoying the handcrafted beer with the fjords surrounding us. In the evening we will gather for our last meal, sharing good stories and laughter from our week together.

ACCOMMODATION

Klingenberg Hotell

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

5-6 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

400m/300m

DISTANCE

15 km

On the last day of our trip, we will drive through the longest road tunnel in the world, before we end up in Flåm, one of the most popular destinations in Norway. Here we will embark on a fjord cruise taking us through both Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjord. Back in Flåm, we take the Flåm Railway up to Myrdal. This train ride is by many considered to be the most beautiful train journey in the world. From Myrdal, you can continue to either Oslo or Bergen, depending on which destination you prefer to end the trip in.  We hope that your stay in Norway will leave you with everlasting memories and dreams of new visits! 

MEALS

B,-,-

TRANSPORTATION

6-8 hours

What's included in the price

Included

Not included

Changes may occur

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 wool underwear for both men and women. Wool sportstop is recommended for women.

2 sets. Not too thick, wear multiple layers if necessary.

2-3 paris. Wool is recommended.

2-3 pairs. Wool or synthetic material.

Medium thickness. Primaloft or down.

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 be waterproof and windproof,  zips for ventilation are recommended.

Warm hat for cold days.

1 thin pair of wool gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of windproof over mittens for additional warmth and protection. 1 pair of thick wool mittens to wear inside the over mittens. 3 pairs in total. 

Warm ski mittens/gloves.

Footwear

Solid hiking boots with extra room for warm socks.  

Equipment

Remember new/extra batteries.

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.

2-3 litres, with an insulation cover, so they dont freeze. For example Nalgene bottles with wide mouth. They can handle hot water, so you can use them to keep warm in the sleeping bag.

Recommended

Clothing

Fleece or wool. 

Down or primaloft.

For evenings and leasure days.

Or a face mask.

To protect your boots against mud, dust and water.

Nice to take it outside the shell trousers. Preferably with a zipper all the way.

Equipment

Useful

Equipment

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

As light at possible. 

There are few or no possibilities to buy this at the cabins. Bring such as chocolate, power bars, nuts, hot drink powder, etc. (We get mostly coffee and tea at the cabins).

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