Jotunheimen Mountains to Fjords - 8 Days
Hike through the mountainous National Park of Jotunheimen, to the beautiful fjords of the west.
Embark on an exhilarating adventure through Jotunheimen National Park, tracing a historical route to the stunning fjords in the west. Explore renowned mountain passages, including the iconic Besseggen with its breathtaking view of Lake Gjende. This trail is suited for confident hikers comfortable with some scrambling.
Transitioning to the Norwegian fjords, hike the Old King's Road and explore the Utladalen valley with its traditional farms and the magnificent Avdalsfossen waterfall. The journey concludes atop the Prest mountain, offering a spectacular view around Flåm. Descend with Flåmsbanen, one of the world's most beautiful train journeys.
Experience this adventure in a small, exclusive group, staying in traditional mountain lodges, modern cabins, and a fjord-view hotel. Your luggage is transported to Jotunheimen as you hike. For avid hikers seeking an authentic Norwegian adventure, this belongs on your bucket list!
- Traverse the Kings Road in Jotunheimen
- Embark on the iconic Besseggen hike
- Revel in beautiful and dramatic fjord views
- Lodge in authentic mountain accommodations
- Gain insights into the Norwegian Trekking Association
- Stroll through the picturesque Utladalen
- Conquer the heights of Mount Prest
Group Departures 2024:
- July 07 - July 14, 2024 (Sun - Sun)
- August 04 - August 11, 2024 (Sun - Sun)
Day 1-Olso to the Mountains
Welcome to the capital city of Norway, Oslo! Your adventure begins here...
Our group will meet at the central bus station, where we will travel like the locals on our way to Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge. During the day, we will see large parts of the mountain areas in eastern Norway, and the small local settlements within the area that seem to be from a different time. This evening, at the Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge, in the heart of Jotunheimen National Park, our group will be served a traditional Norwegian dinner. (D)
This morning, we will be hiking a trail known locally, and the world over for its dramatic beauty- Besseggen.
Besseggen is famous for many reasons, but most of all for its dramatic ridge that is the most incredible place to take in a view, and snap a photo. It is truly mesmerizing, and one of Norways most popular hikes in the entire country. Some would argue that it is a must-do hike for all Norwegians, and today is your turn.
Our night is spent at the traditional Memurubu Mountain Lodge.(B,L,D)
Day 3-HIKING ON BUKKELÆGRET
Besseggen is a highlight, absolutely. Though when most folks stop there, our trip continues further into the National Park.
Today we will hike the mountain Bukkelægret, a hike that is comparable in its beauty to Besseggen. There are some short scrambling sections, but no more challenging than what we have already experienced our previous day. In general, it is enjoyable and moderate hiking terrain. This area is known for its various mountain wildflowers of blue, green and yellow that contrast wonderfully to the rugged mountain terrain.
In the evening, we will be served dinner at Gjendebu Mountain Lodge which is the oldest mountain lodge owned by the Norwegian Trekking Association, established in 1871.
Day 4-Deeper into the National Park
Often considered by locals in the know to be the most stunning, our final hike in Jotunheimen National Park takes our breath away one last time. During the day, you will see the legendary cabin of Torfinnsbu. With no electricity or water, this simple cabin has been called home for numerous climbers and adventurers over many years. From here, our transportation is that of our boat, escorting us to the end of the historic route. You can look forward to a nice local dinner in the evening, in our modern and comfortable cabins at Filefjellstuene.(B,L,D)
Day 5-Kings Road Experience
Today, after a filling breakfast, we begin our day's adventure to the Kings Road.
In 2017, The Kings Road was awarded the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage, and it is a tremendously spectacular hike. Though the historic route in the national park has come to an end, the history of this region still has much to reveal. The massive stone walls along the route were hand built by thousands of workers, forming the main road between Oslo and Bergen at the beginning of the 19th Century. During the day, you will also visit the stave church of Borgund. In the evening, we head back to our accommodation at Filefjellstuene.(B,L,D)
Again we begin another adventurous day with a healthy, and filling Norwegian breakfast.
Today the group will visit the beautiful valley of Utladalen. Our transportation departs directly from our accommodation, and from Utladalen we will hike to Avdal, an old farm situated on the sweeping hillsides. The valley will present some of the most impressive waterfalls of Norway, and our day will be spent exploring this enchanting landscape. Take photos, stop to smell wild flowers, and focus your mind to take in the sights, smells and sounds of this seemingly untouched wilderness. In the evening, we are picked up and driven back to our last night at Filefjellstuene.(B,L,D)
Day 7- Epic Fjord Viewpoint
The first section of our day will take the group on one of Norway's national Scenic Routes.
Norway is all about pristine, epic and dramatic nature, and so too is Stegastein. This is one of Norway's most iconic viewpoints, and today the group will have our chance to capture this moment in our memories and photos.
Our hiking goal for the day is the mountain Prest (1478 meters above sea level). Though a tough hike, we guarantee that your reward at the summit is well worth your efforts! From here we will have a perfect view of the large fjord landscape. Our accommodation for the night is Vangsgaarden, a restored farm from the 1750’s. Through hard work, the owners have maintained the authenticity of the buildings, and it has small lovely gardens surrounding it. (B,L,D)
Day 8-The worlds most beautiful train ride
Our final day starts with yet another lovely breakfast together.
After we eat, we will take a short ride from our hotel to the famous Flåmsbanen. Perhaps, and considered by many, to be one of the most beautiful journeys in the world. You can choose to end your adventure in both Bergen and Oslo, as the train very well connected to both destinations. Otherwise, you can also choose to spend a few days by the Norwegian Fjords.(B)
Additional Trip Info
- Professional nature guide
- Accommodation as described in the day by day program in twin rooms (Shared with the same sex).
- Breakfast, packed lunch, and three-course dinner (as described in the day to day program)
- Room with a fjord view on the last day
- Luggage transportation in Jotunheimen
- Local transportation on the tour
- International transportation
- Train back to Oslo or Bergen from Flam
- Entrance to Borgund Stave Church
- Drinks and snacks.
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