Mighty glaciers shaped Norway’s epic landscapes, carving long, deep fjords to create one of the most dramatic settings imaginable. We’ve chosen three of the most spectacular—Sognefjord, Hardangerfjord, and ethereal Naeroyfjord—for a journey that brings you deep into the remarkable natural and cultural heritage of this Nordic realm. Our hikes bring you to thundering waterfalls, along ridgetop trails, across the blue ice of a glacier, and through apple orchards for a special cider tasting. Our charming hotels are set right at water’s edge for enchanting fjord views.
Loved the trip. The hikes were all very good, the cultural interactions were interesting, the accommodations were good, and the food was excellent. Overall, a very good trip!
— Peter A., Emerald Hills, CA
Bergen / Sognefjord / Flam
From Bergen, a funicular ride carries you to the top of Mt. Floyen for a hike with panoramic views. A ferry ride through Sognefjord, with its 3,000-foot-high rock walls, brings you to Flam. Step inside the 12th century stave church of Borgund, where the era of the Vikings is hauntingly real. A boat excursion brings you beneath the impossibly steep walls of Naeroyfjord, and we hike to a family’s goat farm for lunch overlooking the fjord.
Hardangerfjord / Ulvik / Lofthus
From Voss, hike across a high ridge through lush, green farmlands and deep forests with magnificent views over Hardangerfjord. Enjoy lunch and a tasting at a family-run cider farm and boat to Lofthus, stopping to stretch our legs on a hike on the Haereid mountain plateau.
Utne / Folgefonna Glacier / Bergen
One of our hikes brings us along the Kinso River to two massive waterfalls, then we don crampons and hike across the ice of the Folgefonna Glacier (weather permitting). Depart on Day 11 via Bergen.