Tour description provided by G Adventures

The Vikings were some of the toughest people to ever walk this earth, and looking at the land that spawned them, it’s not hard to see why. Carved by the relentless North Atlantic for eons, the Norwegian fjordlands are a challenge that beckons hikers and mountaineers of all ages and abilities. This trip will put you on intimate terms with the great green hills, monstrous peaks, enormous glaciers, and flat-out gorgeous scenery of this isolated chunk of Scandinavia. Lace up your hiking boots and set forth in search of your own personal Valhalla.

Itinerary

Day 1 Bergen

Arrive at any time. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

Day 2 Bergen/Odda (1B)

Visit the highlights of Bergen on an orientation walk with the option of a freshly caught lunch at the famous fish markets. Transfer by ferry and private vehicle along the Hardangerfjord to Odda, the base in the heart of the fjords. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))

Day 3 Odda (1B)

Join an expert local guide for a hike across the frozen landscape of the Buer Glacier. Strap on crampons, head out on the ice and take in spectacular views of the glacier. Included Activities: Buer Glacier Hike Transport: Private Vehicle (0.50 hour(s))

Day 4 Odda (1B)

Known as the Valley of the Waterfalls, Oddadalen is a spectacular wooded ravine adorned with numerous beautiful waterfalls. Stretch your legs on a 10km (6.2 mi) warm-up hike along the valley. Included Activities: Hiking

Day 5 Odda (1B)

Gear up for the highlight of the week – a challenging full-day hike up to the most famous rock formation in Norway. Trolltunga (the "Troll's Tongue") grants breathtaking views from 700m (2,296 ft) above the Ringedalsvatnet lake and surrounding fjordland. Included Activities: Hiking

Day 6 Odda (1B)

Start hiking over the bridge to Tysso and to the start of the Himmelstigen via ferrata course. Take in spectacular views of this idyllic region. There's time for optional mountain biking to get a different perspective of the rugged landscape. Included Activities: Hike to Skjeggedal

Day 7 Odda (1B)

Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day