Norwegian Fjord Trekking

Active, Bergen to Odda

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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.

What’s included

  • Orientation walk in Bergen
  • Hiking to Trolltunga
  • Guided glacier hike with crampons and ice axes
  • Hike in the Buerdalen valley
  • Hike around the Hardangerfjord
  • Free time to explore Odda

Highlights

  • Admire stunning views across the hardangerfjord from the overhanging rock of trolltunga
  • Walk on the blue ice of the buer glacier
  • Hike through the stunning scenery of the buerdalen valley

Itinerary

Day 1 Bergen Arrive at any time. Meet your group for a welcome meeting before heading out for an orientation walk of Bergen. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting Orientation Walk
Day 2 Bergen/Odda (1B) Take some free time to explore Bergen and opt to enjoy 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. Transport: Ferry (2.00 hour(s)) Private Vehicle (1.00 hour(s))
Day 3 Odda (1B) Known as the Valley of the Waterfalls, Oddadalen is a spectacular wooded ravine adorned with numerous beautiful waterfalls. Travel to the Oddadalen area and stretch your legs on a 10km (6.2 mi) hike along the Buerdalen valley. Included Activities: Buerdalen Hike
Day 4 Odda/Buer Glacier/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 5 Odda (1B) Set in the breathtaking location of the Atlantic fjordlands, Odda is an ideal place to take a day off from hiking. For those looking to recharge today, opt to wander the quaint town that lines the coast with its multi-coloured residences or take a rib boat ride on the lake. For those who are itching to get back out into the wild, take in the views from a bike or kayak, and experience the natural beauty of this area from a different perspective.
Day 6 Odda/Trolltunga/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: Trolltunga Hiking
Day 7 Odda (1B) Depart at any time. Additional Notes: Your CEO is on hand to help you organize your return journey to Bergen. Included Activities: Departure Day
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