We meet at Finse at 13.00 after the morning train from Oslo and Bergen has arrived. After we have checked into our rooms, we take another 2-3 hour trip in the nearby area to get to know each other and the beautiful nature around us. After the tour, we enjoy a delicious dinner together before going through the days ahead of us.
If you are looking for a trip with varied activities in a varied landscape, this is the trip for you. At Hardangervidda, we visit Hardangerjøkulen before the next day we cycle Rallarvegen all the way down to Flåm. With kayaks we paddle the Aurlandsfjorden and the Nærøyfjorden before hiking Prest on the last day. A worthy end to a fantastic trip.
- Experience historic Finse
- Hike on Hardangerjøkulen Glacier
- Bike Rallarvegen from Finse to Flåm
- Overnight kayak trip on Aurladsfjord and Nærøyfjord
- Hike to Prest for a fantastic view of the Aurlandsfjord
Join us on a week-long trip full of activities and experiences in the beautiful west country. On foot, on the bicycle seat and by kayak, we experience high mountains, fjord arms, waterfalls and idyllic towns. The tour starts at Finse on Hardangervidda before ending six days later in Flåm at the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord.
First up on the trip is glacier hiking on Hardangerjøkulen. This majestic glacier is one of Hardangervidda's most important attractions. We then hop on the bike seat for the trip from Finse to Flåm on the historic Rallarvegen. Observe the terrain that changes from a cool expanse to a dramatic fjord landscape where we work our way down 1,700 meters in just a couple of hours. From Flåm we set out on a two-day kayak trip with Gudvangen as our destination. We paddle because of the impressive waterfalls, isolated settlements, and wild nature.
The narrow Nærøyfjord is a branch of the huge Sognefjord, and with its 18 kilometers, a maximum depth of 500 meters, and only 250 meters wide at its narrowest, it is not without reason that this fjord is on UNESCO's World Heritage List. Last but not least, we visit Prest, a rock formation with a magnificent view of the fjords and the western Norwegian natural landscape.
This tour will undoubtedly take your breath away - every single day!
- 24 hour emergency standby team
- Guides with training in first aid
- First aid equipment available
- Cooperation with Turlegen.no for medical advice while in the field
On these trips, some of the stages are demanding. On level 3 mountain hikes, there are often some long stages, and / or a demanding summit push where it can get cold. You must stand up to reach the goal, and have a good training basis and good health before departure. We sleep in tents and / or in cabins and hotels, but you do not have to have experience with tent life to participate. If the trip includes activities such as kayaking, cycling, climbing, glacier, skiing / mountaineering, it is an advantage to have experience with this activity.
Activities / trips with low risk. There are usually few incidents, and they are usually of such a nature that they can be treated locally.
Training and preperations
You do not need any previous experience with the activities on this tour. For the kayak trip, it is preferred that you are comfortable being on the water, but you do not need a wet card or previous experience paddling a kayak to participate. In other words, this trip is for everyone.
Accommodation and food
We stay at unique and welcoming accommodation in the area. If you are traveling alone, you will share a twin room with someone of the same sex. If you want a single room, you can request this for an additional fee of NOK 4,000 when registering.
Most nights we will stay in a room with a private bathroom, but not all. If you want a single room, we cannot guarantee a room with a private bathroom every day.
All meals are included as described in the day to day program.
We meet at Finse, the highest station on the Bergen Railway. Finse is easily accessible by train from both Oslo and Bergen, with several departures a day. After 5 hours from Oslo, and 2.5 hours from Bergen, the train will stop at 1,222 meters above sea level, at Finse Stasjon.
We ask you to bring a large piece of luggage (we recommend a duffel bag, this is easier to handle in the terrain we travel in) for clothes, hygiene items and other necessary things that you need for the trip. We also ask you to bring a daypack that you can use when we are hiking/kayaking.
Changes may occur
We reserve the right to change prices. The day by day program is a guideline and changes may occur. You can refer to our general travel conditions for more information.
On all our trips, we require you to have full health and accident insurance which will also cover any emergency transport home. Read more about travel insurance.
"Our trip to Norway, and experience with Hvitserk were incredible. The best part was the knowledge and personal feeling we received from our guides, Else and Frida were exceptional, and this made the trip exceptional!"
– Brenda, 2021
"What a great trip! I just had to show up to the first hotel with my bags and the rest was taken care of for me! It was so amazing to have such variation in my trip. A combination of hiking, biking, and kayaking kept the trip interesting and gave the best of all worlds."
– Kristin, 2021