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Hiking Adventure in Norway
Private tour
2 travelers
9 days
4 cities
2nights
Oslo, Norway
Traveling to the gem of Scandinavia - Oslo? Make sure to take the most of your time there by taking part in a range of outdoor activities - biking, skiing, swimming, climbing or even diving. But if the active lifestyle is not something you seek, make sure to take advantage of cultural and historical experiences that the capital of Norway can offer. Start by visiting the Viking Ship Museum, where you will experience the life and spirit of Vikings by seeing the full-size Oseberg ship then make your way to Natural History Museum and National Gallery - Norway’s largest public collection of paintings and sculptures. ...
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    Day 1: Arrival
    Welcome to the fabulous capital of Norway - Oslo! Your private driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

    Activity recommendation: take a trip to Grefsenkollen that provides great views over the city, fjord, Holmenkollen, and surrounding forest. Upon arrival, take a short hike further north to Trollvann lake and enjoy a wonderful sunset over Oslo. *Grefsenkollen can be reached by bus, tram or metro.

    Day 2: Oslo Sightseeing & Hike in Oslomarka Forest
    After breakfast you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a 7-hour guided hike of the marvelous Norwegian capital and its surroundings. 

    You start from walking through the city center and seeing its main attractions: old town, Akershus Fortress, Royal Palace. Then you take the metro up to Frognerseteren neighbourhood that offers wonderful views over the city. From there you go on a hike in Oslomarka, called "forest of the North", to enjoy its untouched nature and magical landscapes.

    Hiking is a much beloved national pastime for the vast majority of the population in Norway. To make your hiking experience truly-authentic, we offer you a typical Norwegian packed lunch consisted of Norwegian flat bread with Norwegian cheese, sausages with lompe bread and Norwegian chocolate.  

    The hike ends at Songsvann Lake from where you take the metro back to the city centre. 

    Hiking distance is approximately 10.5 km (6.5 mi), difference in altItude is about 400 m (1,312 ft).

    *Please, note: rainproof walking shoes / trainers and clothes suitable for the outdoors are required for this tour and for all the other hiking tours. No hiking experience needed, though a reasonable physical level is required for the uphill hiking.

    Day 3: Train Trip to Flam
    Following breakfast you check out from your hotel and walk to the train station (easily accessible by foot).

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    Clarion Hotel The Hub
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    This modern hotel is located in the heart of Oslo, and it's the perfec...
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Oslo Tour & Hike in Oslomarka Forest
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    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
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28 Jul
Rail
Connection | Oslo - Flam
2nd Class Seat
At the train station, you board a train for an unforgettable Oslo - Myrdal - Flam rail ride. This trip is a perfect chance to admire the mind-boggling nature and picture-postcard scenery of Norway. You can also choose to have your suitcases transferred directly to Bergen and travel to the fjord villages with a smaller bag.
Central Station
Oslo, Norway
6 hours
Central Station
Flam, Norway
2nights
Flam, Norway
Visiting a charming village of Flam? Located in the heart of Western Norway, the village offers picturesque walks and an opportunity to see waterfalls with quad bikes. However, what Flam is most famous for is the railway, which starts from the mountain station at Myrdal and takes you down to Flam via the longest and deepest fjord in Europe - Sognefjord. Enjoy the ride as you pass breathtaking waterfalls, mountain peaks, cliffs and valleys. Keep your photo camera ready as the train stops at the most scenic spots....
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    Day 3: Arrival
    Upon arrival you walk to your hotel and have the rest of the day free. 

    Day 4: RIB-boat Ride to the Fjords & Hike to a Goatfarm
    In the morning you meet your guide and embark on a 5.5-hour group tour that combines main attractions of the area, from fjords to the mountain and a traditional farm.

    You start from a RIB-boat tour on the Aurlandsfjord, one of the most picturesque fjords in the world. Upon arrival to the great Sagfossen waterfall, you go ashore at Skjerdal wharf and start a nature-trail hike uphill. During that time you ascend the valley going up to 400 meters (1,312 ft) in altitude. The 1.5-hour hike route offers unforgettable views over forest, fjords and waterfalls. 

    Finally you reach a goat cheese farm in the Aurlandsfjord. Here you have a guided tour by the hostess and learn some secrets behind the traditional goat cheese making. Then you enjoy cheese tasting and lunch made of local products. 

    Following lunch, you hike back down to Skjerdal and return to Flam by minibus. 

    Hiking distance is approximately 11 km (6.8 mi), difference in altItude is about 400 m (1,312 ft).

    *Please, note: the farm is open from July 1 to August 31.

    Day 5: Boat Ride to Balestrand
    After breakfast you check out from your hotel and have the rest of the morning free to spend at your leisure or join our carefully-prepared optional tour.

    Optional tour: Old King Path Kayaking, Flam
    This is a sea kayak tour and short hike combined, the ideal way to experience the Fjords of Norway. You paddle to Fronneset, a place of historical importance from the viking era.

    In the afternoon walk to the pier to enjoy an express boat ride to the charming town of Balestrand that is set in a truly magical location nearby Norway's largest fjord - Sognefjord.

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    Flamsbrygga Hotel
    3-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    This cozy 3-star hotel located in a picturesque area not far from Flam...
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Group FjordSafari & Hike to a Goatfarm
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30 Jul
Ferry
Connection | Flam - Balestrand
Standard Class Seat
Flam pier
Flam, Norway
1 hour
Balestrand pier
Balestrand, Norway
2nights
Balestrand, Norway
Decided to visit Balestrand? Great choice! The pleasant tiny fjord town is known for its picturesque views and for peaceful atmosphere making visitors feel one with the stunning nature. During your time in the beautiful Norwegian gem make sure to see the major cultural and historic landmarks, you can start with an aquarium which gives an insight into the marine life of Sognefjord. After observing many fascinating fish species, make your way to the Norwegian Travel Museum, locals call it Norsk Reiselivsmuseum, where you can see how Balestrand and the region have evolved over the past 150 years....
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    Day 5: Arrival
    Upon arrival, you have the rest of the day free to explore the village by yourself and enjoy its unique atmosphere of silence, relaxation and luxury. 

    Activity recommendation: we advise you to go on a self-guided hike to start exploring the great outdoors. You can take a Kreklingen Nature Trail that provides a fine view of Balestrand or take a hiking trail on Gaularfjellet that takes you past 14 waterfalls and seven mountain lakes.

    Day 6: Mountain Hike in Balestrand
    Following breakfast you meet your experienced guide and together you go on a 4-hour hike. 

    Balestrand is a traditional tourist resort famous for its magnificent mountain scenery, pure clean air and peaceful surroundings. Well-marked and maintained trails around Balestrand can easily be reached from the town and attract tourists from all over the world. 

    Your hike route provides breathtaking views of the little town and across the fjords, even to the parts of the fjord that you can not see from Balestrand. 

    The highest point you reach today is a lookout at Buraasi which is 575 meters (1,886 ft) high, and your route back down goes via Fjærestadstølen which is 430 meters (1,411 ft) above sea level.

    After the tour you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day at leisure to enjoy Balestrand on your own.

    Hiking distance is approximately 8 km (5 mi), difference in altItude is about 575 m (1,886 ft).

    Day 7: Boat Ride to Bergen
    Early in the morning you check out from your hotel and walk to the pier (easily accessible by foot) to enjoy a 4-hour boat trip to Bergen.

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    Kviknes Hotel, Balestrand
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    This elegant hotel located in the 18th-century historical building in ...
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    • Half Day Private Mountain Hike in Balestrand
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01 Aug
Ferry
Connection | Balestrand - Bergen
Standard Class Seat
Balestrand
Balestrand, Norway
4 hours
Norled AS - Customer Strandkaiterminalen
Bergen, Norway
2nights
Bergen, Norway
Discover another Norway’s highlight - the colorful city of Bergen. The second largest city in Norway is a gateway to majestic fjords and one of the Earth’s most unspoiled tourist destination. Spend at least few days in the city and take a walk alongside the Bryggen Hanseatic Wharf - the oldest part of town situated in the harbor. For the complete Bergen experience, make sure to visit Geirangerfjord village and go on the Floibanen funicular and Hurtigruten coastal voyage....
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    Day 7: Arrival
    Upon arrival you walk to your hotel located very close to the boat station. The rest of the day is free to have rest or to take an optional hiking tour.

    Optional tour: self-guided hike at Mt Ulriken
    You take a bus from the city centre and then a cable car up to Mt Ulriken (643 m or 2,110 ft high). You start walking to “Turnerhytten” on one path and return on a different route, where you also pass several ruins of old cabins. The hike is around 4.5 km (2.8 miles) and takes approx. 2.5 hours to walk. This is a self-guided hike, which means that you are provided with an app that gives you the route and information about the places you visit along the trail. Transport from and to the city centre, cable car to Mt Ulriken and packed lunch made for you at Mt Ulriken included.

    Day 8: Bergen Sightseeing & Fløyen Mount Hike
    Following breakfast at your hotel, you meet your private guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a 5-hour hike around the most interesting sights of Bergen and its surroundings. 

    During the tour you take a walk at the famous Bryggen district, visit the Fish Market and experience a fantastic journey with Bergen Flöibanen Mountain Train. 

    Bergen’s Floibanen funicular is one of Norway's best-known attractions. You spend about 10 minutes to walk to the lower station where the cruise ships dock along Bryggen. The journey up to Floyen located 320 meters (1,050 ft) above sea level takes only 5-8 minutes. It is an experience in itself, but when you appear at the top you will be amazed by the fantastic views over Bergen.

    After the ride you go hiking down the picturesque Mount Floyen to enjoy fantastic scenery once again.

    The rest of the day is free for you to do some independent sightseeing, dine in one of the local restaurants or just take a leisurely walk around the city.

    Hiking distance is approximately  7 km (4.3 mi), difference in altItude is about 320 m (1,050 ft).

    Day 9: Departure
    This is the last day of your amazing hike adventure to Norway! After breakfast you are transferred to the Bergen airport for your flight back home.

    We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

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    Bergen Børs Hotel
    4-star hotel
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    3 days / 2 nights
    Why we chose this hotel
    The 4-star hotel - Bergen Bors is housed in an old stock exchange buil...
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    • Full Day Bergen Sightseeing & Fløyen Mount Hike
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    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Private hiking tours with professional English-speaking guides in Oslo, Balestrand and Bergen;
  • Group hike in Flam with RIB-boat ride and visit to a goat farm;
  • Norwegian packed lunch in Oslo;
  • Cheese tasting and traditional lunch in Flam;
  • Floibanen Funicular round trip;
  • Regular class train tickets Oslo - Flam (via Myrdal);
  • Regular class boat tickets Flam - Balestrand & Balestrand - Bergen;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included:international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:
1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.
2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.
3. Hikes have increased risk of injury, health insurance is required.

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