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Norway Walking: Mountains, Glaciers and Fjords

Norway

from $3,598* per person 6 Days July, August
Boutique accommodations Exertion level: 6
Operator: Backroads 20 people max
  • Voss, norway
  • Active & Adventure trips

Mountains and beaches. Both can be beautiful. Every continent has them. But fjords - now there's originality. And Norway is endowed with an enviable collection. Carved by glaciers, dramatic slopes, soaring cliffs. Be humbled by towering formations on either side as your ferry navigates the waters of Sognefjord, Norway's deepest fjord. It's the perfect reward after the vigorous hikes along the shores through the serene valleys, quiet villages and dense pine forests. Norway welcomes you with happy people, beautiful scenery and a gloriously unique perspective.

  • Walk and boat among Norway's incredible pristine fjords
  • Idyllic treks across fertile valleys dotted with wildflowers, farms and waterfalls
  • Get to know historic Balestrand, an inviting artist village
  • Guided excursion on sparkling Nigardsbreen Glacier
  • Urnes Stave Church, built in the 12th century

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Day 1 Idyllic treks across fertile valleys dotted with wildflowers, farms and waterfalls Ascend into the mountains by cable car from Voss, Norway's adventure capital The jingling of cow bells accompanies your walk along the Hangur Mountain foothills.

Day 2 Amble and boat among Norway's incredible pristine fjords  Begin the day with a hearty hike above the valley floor and lunch at a local farm Ferry through spectacular Nærøyfjord, Europe's narrowest fjord and a World Heritage site - this is quintessential Norway!

Days 3-4 Guided excursion on sapphire-blue Nigardsbreen Glacier - get ready to don ice-climbing gear Behold Urnes Stave Church, a World Heritage site built in the 12th century From the charming waterfront community of Fjærland, a steep hike leads to a fantastic vista of Jostedalen Glacier.

Days 5-6 Get to know historic Balestrand, an inviting artist village with two burial mounds from the Viking age Which sounds better: a challenging and rewarding hike to the foot of Flatbreen Glacier or a ramble through peaceful Mundal Valley to a magnificent waterfall? The world-famous Norwegian Glacier Museum is a must-see If you're feeling brave, indulge in a post-hike dip in the crisp waters of glacier-fed Sognefjord, Norway's longest fjord Feast on a delectable picnic  at the water's edge.

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