This is a fantastic fully inclusive hiking adventure visiting some of Fjord Norway's most beautiful and scenic areas by foot, boat, bus and train, giving you an intimate taste of what this striking area has to offer while hiking, biking and kayaking in the mountains and along the Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord. Sample local cuisine, learn about local culture, take a scenic rail journey and more. You will get an active and authentic experience of Norway’s Western fjords.
- Hike through unbeatable fjord scenery
- Take a scenic fjord cruise
- Ride the Flamsbana 'Corkscrew' railway
- Stay in excellent hotels throughout
- Explore by kayak and cycle
- Return flight from Gatwick to Bergen
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- All breakfasts, 6 dinners, 5 lunches
- Excursions as per itinerary
Norway is a land of vast open spaces and some of the most stunning scenery you’ll ever encounter. So what better way to get close and admire the breath taking views that greet you round every corner than walking on the many hiking trails that weave there way up mountains, in valleys and near the magical fjords of Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord.
This small group tour (maximum of 14 participants, but often less) departs on four dates during summer 2019, and as well as several planned hikes and a boat cruise along the Sognefjord from Balestrand to Aurland, the tour also includes other fjord attractions such as a RIB boat safari taking you to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Naeroyfjord, kayaking along the beautiful fjord, and a bike ride on the Vikafjellet mountain plateau. The trip also features a train ride on departure day on the Flamsbana railway, one of the most scenic journeys in the world.
The adventure begins from Voss in the very heart of the mountain area where you are met by the guide who accompanies you throughout the trip. The focus is very much on hiking on some of the wonderful well maintained and marked routes taking you to amazing spots by the fjords and including stays in three stunning locations.
This is a truly memorable active adventure and is a big hit with Discover the World travellers, the only UK operator featuring this escorted trip.
Please note this trip is suitable for walkers with a moderate level of fitness with routes taking between 4 and 6 hours.
Prices & Dates
Prices from per person based on two sharing, unless stated otherwise
|Start||End||Twin Price (pp)||Single Price||Availability|
|Fri 19th Jul 2019||Thu 25th Jul 2019||£2,277||£2,620||Available|
|Thur 25th Jul 2019||Wed 31st Jul 2019||£2,277||£2,620||Available|
|Fri 2nd Aug 2019||Thu 8th Aug 2019||£2,277||£2,620||Available|
|Fri 09th Aug 2019||Thu 15th Aug 2019||£2,277||£2,620||Available|
- Return flights between London Gatwick and Bergen with Norwegian Air
- Accommodation in rooms with private bathroom
- All breakfasts, 6 dinners, 5 lunches (some packed lunches)
- Guide throughout the tour from Voss to Flam
- Transportation during the tour including luggage transfer
- Activities as mentioned in the itinerary
- Flamsbana Railway from Flam to Myrdal
- Train from Myrdal to Bergen
- 24 hour emergency assistance from our team during your holiday
- No surcharge guarantee
Additional nights can be added in Bergen at the start or end of the trip which we highly recommend!
This escorted group requires a minimum of 2 participants in order to operate, and will have a maximum of 14.
Note: on occasion tours may operate with less than the minimum number of participants specified above (or exceed the maximum number indicated) – please refer to our booking conditions for more details
Itinerary & Accommodation
Itinerary & Accommodation
Take a train from Bergen to Voss (included), where you will be met by the guide and transferred to Myrkdalen Hotel, a journey time of 30 minutes. You have time to get settled in before the evening meal and meet other guests on the adventure.
Situated right next to Myrkdalen Hotel, the chair lift ‘Myrkdalsekspressen’ climbs to 860 metres above sea level. From the top you hike on trails depending on the conditions and ability of participants, but whichever route is taken, you'll be sure to experience some of the most stunning nature in Western Norway. Note, if the chair lift is not operational due to weather conditions there are several other hiking options in the area.
Today you take the bikes on easy gravel roads in stunning mountain scenery at Vikafjellet Mountain Plateau. All the areas offer beautiful landscape and well maintained tracks. The bike ride is on E-bikes, meaning you cover more ground and gives you a chance to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Sognefjord is the largest and best known fjord in Norway, with many smaller fjords that branch off. On this trip you'll visit Arnafjorden, a beautiful fjord located in Vik municipality. A scenic drive takes you to the starting point for the sea kayaking. After receiving safety instructions and equipment the guide takes you out on the fjord, paddling through the idyllic landscape. The trip is suitable for everyone, no previous experience is necessary. Afterwards, the group continues by coach to Balestrand and Kviknes Hotel for 2 nights stay.
Raudmelen is a mountain which towers 972m over the village of Balestrand. A hiking trail goes up the mountainside from the village to the top of Raudmelen. From the top there are fantastic views over the Sognefjord, both out towards the mountain plateau Stolsheimen and in towards Fjaerland and Leikanger. The first part of the hike goes along a marked nature trail, but soon turns off and upwards. After following the relatively steep path through the woods, you take a break at Orrabenken (370m) with wonderful views over Balestrand and the Sognefjord. Stop again at Burasi (575m), another fine resting place with lovely views. There will be many photo stop opportunities and the camera will never be put away! The path goes on up and along the ridge towards the top with marvellous views on both sides, over the green slopes to Balestrand and the rocky mountainside towards Esedalen. It is possible to take a shorter loop if the full hike is too demanding. The hiking today is approximately 6 hours. Overnight at Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand.
From Balestrand you take a scenic cruise along the Sognefjord to Aurland, then continue by coach to Stegastein viewpoint which extends 30 metres out from the mountainside and 650 metres above the fjord for breath-taking panoramic views. After a short break, drive to Kvammadal, then hike to Prest Mountain (1478 metres above sea level). Prest is a mountain located above the Aurland fjord. From the summit of Prest you will get one of the best views in the region. The route is approximately 2.5km each way. You are then transferred by coach to Flam and Hotel Fretheim for the last night of the tour.
From Flam you head out for a thrilling RIB Safari through the World Heritage Aurlandsfjord and further into the Naeroyfjord. Along the way stops are made at attractions and to spot for seals, porpoises and eagles. Once back at Flam, the tour ends, where you take the scenic Flam Railway, one of the most beautiful train routes in the world for a 1 hour journey to Myrdal. Change trains here and head back to Bergen (included).
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