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Geography School Trip to Norway

Norway

5 days from £750pp

based on a group size of 40 students and 4 teachers (free places)

Norway is a hidden gem of Europe for geographers. The rugged landscape has stunning scenery including fjords, waterfalls, mountains, beaches and glaciers!

Studying geography in Norway is an opportunity for students of all ages to embrace the outdoors and experience textbook topics with all 5 senses. Plus, a school trip to Norway is more affordable than you may think!

Your school trip group will stay around one of Norway’s most beautiful fjords, Hardanger, where they will meet the friendly team at Hardangertun Holiday Park who will teach the students new activities such as hiking and fishing so they return from the trip with more than just an improved understanding of the syllabus.

What's included

  • Return flights from London Gatwick Airport
  • Hold luggage for all passengers
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Full board basis – breakfast, packed lunch and evening meals
  • Activites: Sima Power Station, Norwegian Nature Centre, Husedalen Trail, Bodhus Valley Hike, Bergen sightseeing guide.
Day 1

Steindalsfossen and arrive at Hardangertun

Steindalsfossen is a remarkable 50m high waterfall is one of Norway’s most famous (and most-visited) sights. A path leads behind the water as it plunges into the river.

Head to your home for the next few days – Hardangertun Holiday Park located in the village of Kinsarvik, at the heart of Hardangerfjord and ideally located midway between the Hardangervidda and Folgefonna National Parks

Day 2

Bondus Glacial Valley Hike

Hike the spectacular Bondhus glacial valley. Actively learn about glaciology, local history and geology as you’re led through the valley towards the Bondhus glacier, an offshoot of the Folgefonna glacier which descends almost 1,000m.

Day 3

Sima hydropower plant, Norwegian Nature Center, Hardangervidda plateau, Voringsfossen

Learn how Norwegians harness the hydropower in their native landscape on a guided tour of Sima Power Station, one of Europe’s largest hydroelectric power stations.

A short film shows how the plant was built, including the creation of mountain-top lakes and channels bored through the rock, as well as the importance of developing sustainable energy sources for the future. You’ll then explore the main turbine hall, located 700m inside the mountain!

Learn about the relationship between nature, climate and environment at the Norwegian Nature Centre, through the use of innovative displays and interactive technology. The highlight of the visit is the dramatic audiovisual experience in the multi-screen, panoramic cinema, which connects students with the extraordinary natural world around them.

Next, your school trip group will head onto the Hardangervidda Plateau, one of Europe’s largest and home to the continent’s biggest herd of reindeer. On a clear day the Hardangerjokulen glacier is visible to the north.

Voringsfossen is Norway’s most famous waterfall, plunging 182m from the plateau. A viewing platform gives fantastic views of the main drop of 145m into the canyon below. An amazing opportunity for a group photo!

Day 4

Husedalen Trail Hike

The Husedalen Trail follows the Kinso river valley upstream from the fjord at Kinsarvik. The trail leads into the hills behind the village as the land rises up towards the Hardangervidda plateau, Europe’s largest eroded plain.

Your guide will lead you on the trail along the river and past four spectacular waterfalls which cascade from the Hardangervidda National Park, Norway’s largest National Park.

Day 5

Bergen

Bergen is one of the most popular places to visit in Norway and it is easy to see why. The city itself is fascinating for geographers as it is surrounded by the seven mountains, and most of the urban area is on or close to a fjord or bay.

Enjoy some free time and a chance to grab your souvenirs and take in the stunning city surroundings for one final time before heading home.

Trip Notes:

Our trips to Norway are available outside of the summer months. This price is based on a group travelling in April 2020 with 40 students and 4 teachers (free places).

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