Adventure School Trip to Norway
5 days from £820pp
based on a group of 40 students with 4 teachers (free places)
On this school trip to Norway, your students will follow in the footsteps of fearless Vikings to complete a series of exciting and exhilarating challenges. With a backdrop of stunning fjords, forests and mountains, Norway is one of the best places for adventurous school groups.
This itinerary is packed full of things to do which will help students develop key life skills, such as, risk assessment, team work and leadership and helps to develop positive mentality, self-esteem and self-confidence.
It is not just the stunning landscape around them, students can also learn a lot from the Norwegian people. The classic Norwegian saying “Ut på tur, aldri sur” perfectly sums up why Norway is a special destination for making students feel positively about the world around them. The saying means that when you are travelling, especially in nature, you will never be unhappy. So, pull on a jumper and a rain coat and dive into 4 days of action and adventure!
Arrive in Bergen and journey to Hardangertun via Steindalsfossen
Touch down in Bergen, one of Norway’s most beautiful (and colourful) cities. You will have plenty of time to explore the city on your last day, so for now you will whisk off to one of Norway’s most popular attractions; Steindalsfossen.
Once parked, stroll up the small hill to Steindalsfossen waterfall, where you can walk dry-shod into the tumbling cascades and watch as the water crashes down into the canyon below you, from a height of 46m.
Head to your home for the next few days – Hardangertun Holiday Park, situated at the heart Hardangerfjord. The Holiday Park is designed to promote a sense of responsibility and independence in students in a supportive environment.
Snow Shoe Hike in Folgefonna National Park
Day 2 will certainly kick start the action and adventure, as you find yourself hiking Norway’s third largest glacier in Folgefonna National Park. With the help of a specialist guide, you will experience the unbelievable size of this moving ice river.
Make sure you have your camera at the ready as you see Norway from a different angle. Your hike will show you fantastic views of Hardangerfjord, Hargandervidda plateau and the North Sea.
This snow shoe hike is fantastic for those who are hoping to include a geographical element to this activity and adventure trip.
Archery, Team Building, Fishing
Get your bow and arrow at the ready as your morning begins with you stepping into Robin Hood’s boots and mastering a new skill – archery!
Your day will continue with even more action with a series of team building activities where students will work together to complete puzzling challenges in the great Norwegian outdoors.
Give Bear Grylls a run for his money, as you learn how to fend for yourself by fishing! The countless lakes and rivers in Norway means that fishing is one of the most popular activities and therefore is a great way to embrace the local lifestyle.
All of the activities will be led by inspiring instructors who will help make sure all activities are fun and safe
Via Ferrata Climbing, Zip Wiring and Canoeing on Hardangerfjord
Day 4 is all about improving your students’ self-esteem and confidence.
Climb up to new heights with the exhilarating via ferrata climbing, which literally translates to the “iron path”, allowing you to safely manoeuvre your way up a natural rock!
As a reward for your climb, take a leap of faith as you enjoy an exciting zip wire experience.
Get closer to the fjord you have called home for the last few days by kayaking through the crystal waters of Hardangerfjord. After learning the basics of kayaking on the lake, your guide will take you out to the fjord where you can paddle through the waters, to see the local area and wildlife such as birds and reindeer.
Head back to Bergen where you will finally get a chance to enjoy some free time in this beautiful city.
This compact city is bursting with awe-inspiring sites to see, including the famous coloured buildings and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen, consisting of the old Hanseatic wharf, an urban settlement which still remains from the middle ages.
Pick up your souvenirs and, if you haven’t already, try some infamous brown cheese!
Sadly, it is time to say “ha det” to Norway, but you will certainly not have to say goodbye to your new found confidence, resilience and team work skills.