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.
Day 1 Bergen
Arrive at any time. Meet your group for a welcome meeting before heading out for an orientation walk of Bergen.
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.
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.
Day 4 Odda/Buer Glacier/Odda (1B)
Join an expert local guide for a hike€ross the frozen landscape of the Buer Glacier. Strap on crampons, head out on the ice and take in spectacular views of the glacier.
Day 5 Odda (1B)
Enjoy free time today to relax in the beauty of the surrounding Fjords, or opt to partake in any of the many€tivities this area has to offer.
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.
Day 7 Odda/Bergen (1B)
Leaving Odda behind, take a transfer and ferry back to Bergen. Trip ends on arrival in Bergen.
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