Fjords of Norway

Multisport Adventure // May 22-30, 2025

Norway Fjords Tour May 2025

Hiking ✧ Biking ✧ Kayaking ✧ Via Ferrata ✧ Remote Islands

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12 Total Spots

$5,990 per person

$850 Deposit required to hold your spot.

Final balance due March 15, 2025 or upon booking thereafter (booking will stay open until spots fill).

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Trip Information

Fjords of Norway

May 22 - 30, 2025

  • Explore Norway’s famous, scenic fjords
  • Tackle a Via Ferrata on Europe's highest sea cliff!
  • Hike, bike, go fishing, and kayak around remote islands
  • Kayak through Hjørundfjord, enjoying cliff views from the water
  • Wild camp on a remote fjord island
  • Cruise down the Geirangerfjord, a UNESCO world heritage site
  • Stay overnight in a cabin on a privately-owned Norwegian farm
  • Cycle through the Lodalen valley, formed by the surrounding glaciers
  • Enjoy farm to fork meals and authentic Norwegian hospitality

Get to know Norway and its people by exploring the islands and fjords by land and water. We’ll start in Bergen to get a feel for the second largest city in Norway, before jumping on a commuter boat to make our way further north to where we really want to be – out in nature! We’ll spend a couple of nights in charming accommodations on the sparsely-populated island of Fanøy, while exploring the surrounding landscapes by day. We’ll cycle out to a white sand beach, hike up Mt. Veten for an unforgettable lunch with a view, and to really get our blood pumping, we’ll climb the Hornelen Via Ferrata on Europe’s highest sea cliff! The rush of the climbing experience, combined with the jaw-dropping views of the sea, the fjord and the mountain might make this one of the most thrilling moments of your life.

After our adventures on the coast, we’ll follow the fjords deeper inland, getting back on the water. We’ll pack up our kayaks and paddle out into the Hjørundfjord, with relentlessly beautiful views everywhere we look, before finding a place to wild camp for the night. We’ll also cruise by ferry along the UNESCO Geirangerfjord for more spectacular sights, think: majestic, snow- covered mountain peaks, wild waterfalls and lush, green vegetation, before arriving at a family-run farm-stay in rustic, private cabins. We’ll cycle through the Lodalen valley to visit the Kjenndalen glacier and learn about the history of this wondrous place. Our arrival to a historic, farmhouse lodge in the village of Stryn brings this adventure to a close with a fresh farm-to-table farewell and enough memories to last a lifetime.

The choices of venues, guides, and activities were excellent and I felt safe throughout the trip. This trip was so well thought out and yet so personal. I felt like I was traveling with good friends. I would recommend this to anyone, and can’t wait to go on another trip with Jackie.

  • Arrive in Bergen, the heart of the fjords! Transfer from the Bergen airport to the city center by airport bus. The day is yours to be jet-lagged or explore a bit. Bergen is a cozy small city, former capital of the Vikings and main export harbor for trade from Norway to Europe for the past 1000 years.

    Dinner tonight to meet the group/your new friends at 7:00 PM. We’ll have a meeting after dinner to discuss trip details.

    • Accommodation: Moxy Bergen or similar
    • Meals: D
  • We’ll start today with a two-hour guided walking tour of Bryggen, the historic part of Bergen, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour ends at the funicular, and we will take the train up Mt. Fløyen for a spectacular view over Bergen and the fjord. Optional walk back down to Bergen (450m descent, approx. 1 hour) where you can enjoy some free time and lunch on your own in the city.

    At 4:00 PM we meet back at the hotel to take the ferry boat (often used by locals to commute to/from Bergen) to Florø (approx. 3.5 hours). From Florø we will hop on a smaller local boat to get to the little island of Fanøy where we will have dinner and get cozy for the night.

  • After breakfast, we’ll take an easy hike to explore the island. Only about 50 people live on this island, and there is only one small supermarket here! After lunch, we can choose our own adventure. Take a small boat out to fish, go paddling in a kayak, or enjoy the sauna and then go jump in the fjord! These activities are a la carte so you can choose to do whatever you’d like, or nothing at all.

    Tonight’s dinner may include a fish someone caught, if we’re lucky!

    • Hiking: 5 km (3 miles), 60m (200 feet) gain/loss, 1.5 hours, mostly muddy terrain, some paved roads
    • Accommodation: Fanøy Island Lodge
    • Meals: B,L,D
  • Today we’ll be picked up by a private boat for a 45-minute ride to our next destination, the small fisherman’s village of Kalvåg and our waterfront hotel. From there we will take a bike ride to a white sandy beach. We’ll leave the bikes for a bit as we hike up Mount Veten. We’ll have lunch at the summit with incredible views out over the water and surrounding islands. After the hike, we’ll cycle back to the hotel and enjoy some free time.

    Before our seafood dinner, we will meet Svein, the founder of the hotel, who will take us on a special tour.

    • Biking: 40km (25 miles), 70m (230 feet) gain/loss, 3 hours
    • Hiking: 8km (5 miles), 500m (1,600 feet) gain/loss, 4 hours
    • Accommodation: Knutholmen
    • Meals: B,L,D
  • Today we’ll take on the Hornelen Via Ferrata on Europe’s highest sea cliff! After a 45 minute hike along the fjord, we’ll hit the wall that towers 860m overhead, and begin our climb. There are two options for climbing: a longer, advanced climb to the viewpoint, or a short, easy climb that is perfect for any who just want a taste of the experience without committing to the whole exposed shebang. After our adrenaline rush, we will enjoy lunch with a view before hiking back down. Transfer back to the hotel for a drink on the waterfront terrace and dinner.

    • Hiking: 8km, 300m gain/loss, 6 hours
    • Accommodation: Knutholmen
    • Meals: B,L,D
  • This morning we will drive along the Nordfjord, with a short stop to see the Myklebust ship, the largest Viking ship found in Norway! Then we will head away from the coast and into deeper fjords to check out the dramatic landscapes. We will arrive in Urke and from there we will load our kayaks to paddle 2-3 hours out into and along the scenic Hjørundfjord, before finding a place to wild camp for the night! Camping gear is provided. Dinner tonight will be around a campfire.

    • Kayaking: 2-3 hours
    • Accommodation: Intense. Ahem, we mean, in tents.
    • Meals: B,L,D
  • Rise and shine for breakfast and to breakdown camp. We will paddle 2-3 hours back along the fjord to Urke. From there, a short transfer will take us to the ferry, which will then take a 1-hour cruise along the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Geirangerfjord. We’ll see waterfalls and spectacular views along the way. After we hop off the ferry, we’ll drive over a mountain pass to the town of Stryn for dinner. From there we will continue on to a farm where we will overnight in primitive cabins in a place of serenity between glaciers.

    • Kayaking: 2-3 hours
    • Accommodation: Privately-owned cabins
    • Meals: B,L,D
  • After breakfast in our remote cabin, we’ll hop on our bikes and head into the Lodalen valley and along a glacier lake to the Kjenndalen glacier. Along our ride, we’ll visit the remains of a couple of villages that were wiped out by a tsunami a century ago. Lunch at a lakeside cafe and a short walk to the glacier, before we ride back to Stryn. We have the option to extend our ride along the Lodalen glacier lake.

    After two nights in the Norwegian wilds, we’ll definitely be taking advantage of the luxury of a hot shower. Farewell dinner tonight at the hotel.

    • Biking: 20-30km (12-18 miles), 100m gain (330 feet), 150m (500 feet) loss, 4 hours
    • Accommodation: Visnes Hotel or similar
    • Meals: B,L,D
  • Today is the day we part ways with our new friends. Transfer to the airport in Sandane (SDN), approx. 1 hour away. Departure on own.

    • Meals: B

It was so nice to have all the details managed by one of the best travel professionals in the business, and all I had to do was say yes and buy my ticket.

TRIP COST: $5,990 per person

  • Local, professional English-speaking guide throughout entire trip
  • 8 nights accommodation as described in itinerary
  • Meals as stated in itinerary: 8 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 8 dinners (everything from 4 course fancy dinner to campfire dinner)
  • All activities mentioned in itinerary, equipment necessary for the activities (5 boat trips, 2 guided bike tours, 6 guided hikes, 2 days guided kayaking with all food, beverages and camping equipment included)
  • Entry fee Fløibanen funicular Bergen, Sagastad vikingship museum
  • Pre departure information to help you plan and prepare
  • International or domestic flights and taxes
  • Optional adventure activities at Fanøy Island Lodge
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Water bottle (help us save the environment and bring your own reusable bottle or hydration system)
  • Personal expenses (eg. phone calls, internet, laundry, shopping, etc.)
  • Visa or tourist tax (if required)
  • Tips (see Logistics & FAQ)
  • Travel Insurance

Take a chance, ignore that voice in your head that fills you with doubt and let this new experience change you. The experiences you will have, friends you will make, food you will eat, laughs you will share, and challenges you will overcome far outweigh any negative thoughts or self doubt you had before you left.

  • Airfare is not included.

    Please note: This trip begins in Bergen and ends with an airport transfer from our hotel in Stryn to the airport in Sandane.

    You will need to fly into Bergen in time for our welcome dinner on Day 1. There is a bus to the city center from the airport.

    The trip will finish with a group transfer to the airport in Sandane, Norway after breakfast on the final day. This transfer will be in accordance with one of the daily flights to Oslo, and all participants will be made aware of this timing so you can book the flight to Oslo if you so choose. You can also choose to remain in the remote area where we end our trip (see itinerary), or choose another form of travel onward.

    Norway is 6 hours ahead of the east coast of the USA. Please plan your travels carefully and accordingly!

  • Jackie will be leading this one, as it is a bucket list destination for her as well! We’ve partnered with friends and trusted local suppliers on the ground who’ve been designing and leading small group adventure trips all over Norway since 2004.

  • A proficient level of physical fitness is recommended for this trip. We will be hiking, biking, kayaking, and climbing a via ferrata – gather your strength and endurance and bring it with you! It’s also a great idea to practice hiking in the shoes or boots you plan to wear, as you will be in them for a majority of the time. The right approach to any adventure trip is “get in shape to go hiking & cycling in Norway!” and not “go hiking & cycling in Norway to get in shape.” You’ve got this!


    “Via ferrata” means “iron way” in Italian. It is essentially a climbing trail with permanently-fixed iron rungs, ladders, and cables to make your way up and across technical sections. You attach yourself to the cables via carabiners and a harness. Learn more about it here.


    We have TWO options here and we will split the group accordingly.

    The Wall of Witches: Those who wish to have the full via ferrata experience (think: exposed cliffs towering above the fjord, high enough to make cruise ships look tiny…) you can have it! The route is graded to a C/D, and offers horizontal and vertical parts, both going up and down. There are also overhanging sections, which ups the difficulty. One should be prepared to hang on one arm to clip the carabiners in some spots.

    Eagle Hill: Those who are really not sure about that whole “heights” thing – we also have an option for you. This second option is a short trip, and is an introduction wall with around 80 meters of cable. You get to test and feel how the equipment works, try some climbing and challenge gravity without committing to the big exposed walls.

  • General Information

    • The currency in Norway is Norwegian Krones (NOK). In Norway, Visa/Mastercard are accepted, but it is always a good idea to carry some cash!
    • You will find ATM/ Cash machines (minibank) in all cities, and bigger villages.
    • Norway is a safe country to travel but of course you should watch your belongings.
    • The water from the tap is safe to drink and of excellent quality. When hiking we even drink straight from rivers and waterfalls (flowing water). Thank you for considering the environment by bringing a reusable water bottle.

    Check Visit Norway’s top travel tips A – Z

    Weather forecast

    Norwegian summers are famous for the variety of weather. From very warm to cold, from the sun to rain and even snow (depending on how high up in the mountains you are), from a breeze to a storm. Be prepared for all of this, especially when hiking or paddling.

    Remember, there is no bad weather, only bad gear. Be sure to pack accordingly! (All participants will be provided a packing list).

    For relatively accurate weather forecasts you can check these Norwegian websites (they also have apps):
    Yr: (Note: this is a brilliant worldwide weather app)

    Mind that the weather in Norway changes fast, and local differences might be significant.

    Booking a table at your preferred restaurants in the cities

    Some of the best restaurants in the cities normally have limited capacity, especially during the weekends. You might also experience that they are closed on Sundays or Mondays. If you think you want to plan a dinner there, please book a table up front, and do it well in advance.

    Mobile Internet Access

    Internet access is easily available in most towns and cities, either through mobile data, or public Wi-Fi in cafés and other public areas. Mobile data coverage may be spotty in sparsely populated areas. Most hotels have free Internet access in the rooms, or at least in the lobby. There may not be Wi-Fi available when staying at cabins/apartments, but sometimes it will be available in the main building/reception. Many buses, express buses and trains offer free onboard Wi-Fi, but this will often require registration and offer only a limited capacity.

    SIM Card for Mobile Phone

    If your mobile phone has an international plan you will be fine. This is the case for most of our guests. If you need a Norwegian SIM card while in Norway, you can buy prepaid SIM cards in any phone shop or convenience store. (for example: Coop, Bunnpris, Joker, Rema 1000, Kiwi) This article gives you different options and has the answers to many frequently asked questions:

    Plan Trips to remote Areas Accordingly

    • Some locations are situated in a remote area, without any shops in the surroundings. Small necessities may often be bought at the reception.
    • In small villages, shops close early, and they are not open on Sunday either, so please plan ahead.
    • It is always wise to check opening times for museums etc. since the opening hours might vary per month/day of the week.
    • If you are driving it might be far to the next fuel station. All fuel stations are self-service. Most of them have a machine where you can pay by credit or debit card.

    Holidays in Norway

    Most shops and public offices are closed on public holidays, as well as many attractions. Please check the opening hours online, or by calling, before you head out.

    Tipping in Norway

    For the most part, tipping is not common in Norway, except for bars and restaurants where the locals tip when they are happy with the service or food. There is no fixed rule of thumb for how much to tip, but tips tend to stay within 5-10% of the total amount of the bill. Guides will appreciate you tipping them if you are happy with their service. Of course, the decision is entirely up to you – there will be no hard feelings in any case.

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  • Deposits are non-refundable. Please click here to view our Booking Terms & Conditions. Each participant is highly encouraged to purchase CFAR (Cancel For Any Reason insurance) as soon as you book your trip, to protect your travel investment as well as have personal luggage and medical coverage, not to mention peace of mind! Click here to get CFAR quotes from battleface insurance.

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