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Hiking, Biking and Kayaking in the Norwegian Fjords

Multi-activity tour in beautiful Norwegian nature

Hiking, Biking and Kayaking in the Norwegian Fjords

Multi-activity tour in beautiful Norwegian nature

From USD 2603

If you are looking for a trip with varied activities in a varied landscape, this is the trip for you. At Hardangervidda, we visit Hardangerjøkulen before the next day we cycle Rallarvegen all the way down to Flåm. With kayaks we paddle the Aurlandsfjorden and the Nærøyfjorden before climbing Prest on the last day. A worthy end to a fantastic trip.

Highlights

  • Experience historic Finse
  • Hike on Hardangerjøkulen Glacier
  • Bike Rallarvegen from Finse to Flåm
  • Overnight kayak trip on Aurladsfjord and Nærøyfjord
  • Hike to Prest for a fantastic view of the Aurlandsfjord

Join us on a week-long trip full of activities and experiences in the beautiful west country. On foot, on the bicycle seat and by kayak, we experience high mountains, fjord arms, waterfalls and idyllic towns. The tour starts at Finse on Hardangervidda before ending six days later in Flåm at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord.

First up on the trip is glacier hiking on Hardangerjøkulen. This majestic glacier is one of Hardangervidda's most important attractions. We then hop on the bike seat for the trip from Finse to Flåm on the historic Rallarvegen. Observe the terrain that changes from cool expanse to dramatic fjord landscape where we work our way down 1,700 meters in just a couple of hours. From Flåm we set out on a two-day kayak trip with Gudvangen as our destination. We paddle because impressive waterfalls, isolated settlements and wild nature. The narrow Nærøyfjord is a branch of the huge Sognefjord, and with its 18 kilometres, a maximum depth of 500 metres, and only 250 meters wide at its narrowest, it is not without reason that this fjord is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Last but not least, we visit Prest, a rock formation with a magnificent view of the fjords and the western Norwegian natural landscape.

This tour will undoubtedly take your breath away - every single day!

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Dates and booking

Sun 09. July - Fri 14. July 2023

USD 2603Available

Sun 30. July - Fri 04. August 2023

USD 2603Available

Sun 06. August - Fri 11. August 2023

USD 2603Available

Sun 20. August - Fri 25. August 2023

USD 2603Available

Sun 03. September - Fri 08. September 2023

USD 2603Available

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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

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

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 any previous experience with the activities on this tour. For the kayak trip, it is preferred that you are comfortable being on the water, but you do not need a wet card or previous experience paddling a kayak to participate. In other words, this trip is for everyone.

Accommodation and food

We stay at unique and welcoming accommodation in the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a twin room with someone of the same sex. If you want a single room, you can request this for an additional fee of NOK 4,000 when registering.

Most nights we will stay in a room with a private bathroom, but not all. If you want a single room, we cannot guarantee a room with a private bathroom every day.

All meals are included as described in the day to day program.

Other information

We meet at Finse, the highest station on the Bergen Railway. Finse is easily accessible by train from both Oslo and Bergen, with several departures a day. After 5 hours from Oslo, and 2.5 hours from Bergen, the train will stop at 1,222 meters above sea level, at Finse Stasjon.

We ask you to bring a large piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, this is easier to handle in the terrain we travel in) for clothes, hygiene items and other necessary things that you need for the trip. We also ask you to bring a daypack that you can use when we are hiking/kayaking.

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Day 1:Meet up at Finse

We meet at Finse at 13.00 after the morning train from Oslo and Bergen has arrived. After we have checked into our rooms, we take another 2-3 hour trip in the nearby area to get to know each other and the beautiful nature around us. After the tour, we enjoy a delicious dinner together before going through the days ahead of us.

We meet at Finse at 13.00 after the morning train from Oslo and Bergen has arrived. After we have checked into our rooms, we take another 2-3 hour trip in the nearby area to get to know each other and the beautiful nature around us. After the tour, we enjoy a delicious dinner together before going through the days ahead of us.

ACCOMMODATION

Finse 1222

MEALS

-,-,D

DURATION

2-3 hours

DISTANCE

4-6 km

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Hiking biking and kayaking in Fjord Norway-2018@ThorHåkonUlstad (95)

Day 2:Hike on Hardangerjøkulen Glacier

The Hardangerjøkulen is one of Norway's largest glaciers. After eating a good breakfast and packing a lunch at the hotel, it's time to get out. The trip to and from the glacier takes about two hours each way, and provides a panoramic view of the area around us. Our skilled guides will help us with everything from crampons to helmets, harnesses, ice axes and ropes when we arrive at the glacier. Together we will explore this spectacular landscape of snow and ice, and discover both deep cracks and historical treats. Back home at Finse, we enjoy a tasty dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

The Hardangerjøkulen is one of Norway's largest glaciers. After eating a good breakfast and packing a lunch at the hotel, it's time to get out. The trip to and from the glacier takes about two hours each way, and provides a panoramic view of the area around us. Our skilled guides will help us with everything from crampons to helmets, harnesses, ice axes and ropes when we arrive at the glacier. Together we will explore this spectacular landscape of snow and ice, and discover both deep cracks and historical treats. Back home at Finse, we enjoy a tasty dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

ACCOMMODATION

Finse 1222

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

7-8 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

450m/450m

DISTANCE

15 km

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Hiking biking and kayaking in Fjord Norway-2018@ThorHåkonUlstad (145)

Day 3:Bike Rallarvegen

The Rallarvegen was built at the same time as the Bergen Railway, just over 100 years ago. Today, the ride along the traffic-free construction road is Norway's most famous bike ride. This spectacular cycle ride consists of sections with some exposed sections, gravel and some paved road. Along the way, we pass the Hardangerjøkulen and follow the changing landscape where we pass mountain lakes and majestic waterfalls before continuing towards the descent of 1,400 meters to Flåm, by the Sognefjord. On the way down we find a nice place to enjoy the packed lunch, take a rest and take some photos. The last part of the trip is along the famous Flåm Railway, considered one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. In Flåm, we deliver our bikes and are transported a short distance to the cozy town of Aurland. Here we will stay in a rustic guest house by the fjord. Dinner tonight is served in the hotel's restaurant. In some cases, there will be too much snow at the beginning of the bike ride. In such a scenario, we take the train for the first part, and then cycle the last part from Hallingskeid to Flåm (1200 meter descent).

The Rallarvegen was built at the same time as the Bergen Railway, just over 100 years ago. Today, the ride along the traffic-free construction road is Norway's most famous bike ride. This spectacular cycle ride consists of sections with some exposed sections, gravel and some paved road. Along the way, we pass the Hardangerjøkulen and follow the changing landscape where we pass mountain lakes and majestic waterfalls before continuing towards the descent of 1,400 meters to Flåm, by the Sognefjord. On the way down we find a nice place to enjoy the packed lunch, take a rest and take some photos. The last part of the trip is along the famous Flåm Railway, considered one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. In Flåm, we deliver our bikes and are transported a short distance to the cozy town of Aurland. Here we will stay in a rustic guest house by the fjord. Dinner tonight is served in the hotel's restaurant. In some cases, there will be too much snow at the beginning of the bike ride. In such a scenario, we take the train for the first part, and then cycle the last part from Hallingskeid to Flåm (1200 meter descent).

ACCOMMODATION

Vangsgaarden

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

15 min

DURATION

8-10 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

200m/1400m

DISTANCE

55 km

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Day 4-5:Overnight kayak trip on the fjord

A two-day kayak trip in the spectacular Nærøyfjord awaits us! We explore the beautiful fjord in stable, double kayaks. The trip takes us from Flåm out to the Aurlandsfjord and all the way to Gudvangen on the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord. We pass landscapes carved by glaciers, and see waterfalls plunging off the steep mountain sides. We will also paddle through the small village of Undredal, which is home to around 70 people and 500 goats. The small place is famous for its production of goat cheese, and if we have time, we will taste the cheese produced here. If we are lucky, it is also possible that we will spot seals, eagles, otters or porpoises along the way. The accommodation during the journey is carried out in a tent. All necessary equipment is included (also wetsuits and waterproof packing bags). If you do not have your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat, it is possible to rent this.

A two-day kayak trip in the spectacular Nærøyfjord awaits us! We explore the beautiful fjord in stable, double kayaks. The trip takes us from Flåm out to the Aurlandsfjord and all the way to Gudvangen on the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord. We pass landscapes carved by glaciers, and see waterfalls plunging off the steep mountain sides. We will also paddle through the small village of Undredal, which is home to around 70 people and 500 goats. The small place is famous for its production of goat cheese, and if we have time, we will taste the cheese produced here. If we are lucky, it is also possible that we will spot seals, eagles, otters or porpoises along the way. The accommodation during the journey is carried out in a tent. All necessary equipment is included (also wetsuits and waterproof packing bags). If you do not have your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat, it is possible to rent this.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent/ Vangsgaarden

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

2 days

DISTANCE

33 km

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Day 6:Hike to Prest and end of trip

Today we get the opportunity to see the Aurlandsfjorden from above! After breakfast, we drive up the steep mountain side towards our destination for the day, the mountain Prest (1363 m above sea level). Parts of the path are steep, but we guarantee that the experience at the top is worth it. The view is nothing short of spectacular, and in clear weather we can see the mountain peaks around us, see how the national tourist road winds its way over the mountain, and see how the fjord stretches out into the horizon. In other words, a spectacular spectacle. The trip ends in time for the last departure with the Flåmsbanen to Oslo, Bergen and Voss. We recommend that all participants book the trip on these connections, and not with those who have an earlier departure time. Get in touch if you need help or have any questions regarding this.

Today we get the opportunity to see the Aurlandsfjorden from above! After breakfast, we drive up the steep mountain side towards our destination for the day, the mountain Prest (1363 m above sea level). Parts of the path are steep, but we guarantee that the experience at the top is worth it. The view is nothing short of spectacular, and in clear weather we can see the mountain peaks around us, see how the national tourist road winds its way over the mountain, and see how the fjord stretches out into the horizon. In other words, a spectacular spectacle. The trip ends in time for the last departure with the Flåmsbanen to Oslo, Bergen and Voss. We recommend that all participants book the trip on these connections, and not with those who have an earlier departure time. Get in touch if you need help or have any questions regarding this.

MEALS

B,L,-

TRANSPORTATION

40 min

DURATION

4-5 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

550m/550m

DISTANCE

5-6 km

We meet at Finse at 13.00 after the morning train from Oslo and Bergen has arrived. After we have checked into our rooms, we take another 2-3 hour trip in the nearby area to get to know each other and the beautiful nature around us. After the tour, we enjoy a delicious dinner together before going through the days ahead of us.

ACCOMMODATION

Finse 1222

MEALS

-,-,D

DURATION

2-3 hours

DISTANCE

4-6 km

The Hardangerjøkulen is one of Norway's largest glaciers. After eating a good breakfast and packing a lunch at the hotel, it's time to get out. The trip to and from the glacier takes about two hours each way, and provides a panoramic view of the area around us. Our skilled guides will help us with everything from crampons to helmets, harnesses, ice axes and ropes when we arrive at the glacier. Together we will explore this spectacular landscape of snow and ice, and discover both deep cracks and historical treats. Back home at Finse, we enjoy a tasty dinner in the hotel's restaurant.

ACCOMMODATION

Finse 1222

MEALS

B,L,D

DURATION

7-8 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

450m/450m

DISTANCE

15 km

The Rallarvegen was built at the same time as the Bergen Railway, just over 100 years ago. Today, the ride along the traffic-free construction road is Norway's most famous bike ride. This spectacular cycle ride consists of sections with some exposed sections, gravel and some paved road. Along the way, we pass the Hardangerjøkulen and follow the changing landscape where we pass mountain lakes and majestic waterfalls before continuing towards the descent of 1,400 meters to Flåm, by the Sognefjord. On the way down we find a nice place to enjoy the packed lunch, take a rest and take some photos. The last part of the trip is along the famous Flåm Railway, considered one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. In Flåm, we deliver our bikes and are transported a short distance to the cozy town of Aurland. Here we will stay in a rustic guest house by the fjord. Dinner tonight is served in the hotel's restaurant. In some cases, there will be too much snow at the beginning of the bike ride. In such a scenario, we take the train for the first part, and then cycle the last part from Hallingskeid to Flåm (1200 meter descent).

ACCOMMODATION

Vangsgaarden

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

15 min

DURATION

8-10 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

200m/1400m

DISTANCE

55 km

A two-day kayak trip in the spectacular Nærøyfjord awaits us! We explore the beautiful fjord in stable, double kayaks. The trip takes us from Flåm out to the Aurlandsfjord and all the way to Gudvangen on the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord. We pass landscapes carved by glaciers, and see waterfalls plunging off the steep mountain sides. We will also paddle through the small village of Undredal, which is home to around 70 people and 500 goats. The small place is famous for its production of goat cheese, and if we have time, we will taste the cheese produced here. If we are lucky, it is also possible that we will spot seals, eagles, otters or porpoises along the way. The accommodation during the journey is carried out in a tent. All necessary equipment is included (also wetsuits and waterproof packing bags). If you do not have your own sleeping bag and sleeping mat, it is possible to rent this.

ACCOMMODATION

Tent/ Vangsgaarden

MEALS

B,L,D

TRANSPORTATION

1 hour

DURATION

2 days

DISTANCE

33 km

Today we get the opportunity to see the Aurlandsfjorden from above! After breakfast, we drive up the steep mountain side towards our destination for the day, the mountain Prest (1363 m above sea level). Parts of the path are steep, but we guarantee that the experience at the top is worth it. The view is nothing short of spectacular, and in clear weather we can see the mountain peaks around us, see how the national tourist road winds its way over the mountain, and see how the fjord stretches out into the horizon. In other words, a spectacular spectacle. The trip ends in time for the last departure with the Flåmsbanen to Oslo, Bergen and Voss. We recommend that all participants book the trip on these connections, and not with those who have an earlier departure time. Get in touch if you need help or have any questions regarding this.

MEALS

B,L,-

TRANSPORTATION

40 min

DURATION

4-5 hours

ASCENT/DESCENT

550m/550m

DISTANCE

5-6 km

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.

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Clothing

Wool or suitable material. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Footwear
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
Footwear
Equipment

Light. Have to be foldable or telescope.

Remember new/extra batteries.

Toilet paper, antibac and waste bags for the paper.

Useful

Clothing

Thin, ultra lihgt.

For evenings and leasure days.

Footwear
Equipment

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

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Testimonial

"What a great trip! I just had to show up to the first hotel with my bags and the rest was taken care of for me! It was so amazing to have such variation in my trip. A combination of hiking, biking, and kayaking kept the trip interesting and gave the best of all worlds."

– Kristin, 2021

Testimonial

"Our trip to Norway, and experience with Hvitserk were incredible. The best part was the knowledge and personal feeling we received from our guides, Else and Frida were exceptional, and this made the trip exceptional!"

– Brenda, 2021