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The Best of the West

Aurlandsdalen, Hardanger, Trolltunga and Folgefonna

The Best of the West

Aurlandsdalen, Hardanger, Trolltunga and Folgefonna

From USD 2737

This fantastic week-long trip combines some of the most beautiful hikes in Western Norway with a visit to some of Norway's most beautiful regions. Aurlandsdalen, Hardanger, Trolltunga, and Folgefonna are on offer, and in between all this we also manage to squeeze in a trip to the mountain Prest, a train ride with the Flåmsbanen and a visit to Vøringsfossen. This is undoubtedly Norway at its very best.

Highlights

  • Boat trip from Bergen and into the fjords
  • Hike to Prest, with a lovely view of the Aurlandsfjord
  • Flåmsbanen, one of Europe's most beautiful train rides
  • Beautiful and unique accommodations
  • Hike down Aurlandsdalen
  • Hike to Trolltunga - one of Norway's most beautiful viewpoints
  • Bretur at Folgefonna

Join this week-long tour that will take you to some of the real highlights of Western Norway. We will go to the top of Prest, down Aurlandsdalen, to the foot of Vøringsfossen, to the Trolltunga viewpoint and on Folgefonna - Norway's third largest glacier. During the trip, we spend the night in unique accommodation with a focus on tasty and locally produced food.

The tour starts in Bergen, which is easily accessible by plane, train and car, and ends in Voss, which is easily accessible by train. The tour price includes transport along the way, accommodation, activities and meals, so just sit back and join the tour. In addition to this, there will be a locally known and very experienced guide from Norrøna Adventure who will guide you safely through the program for the week.

There is not much more to say, if you want to experience the best that the West has to offer, this is the tour for you.

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Dates and booking

Sun 01. September - Fri 06. September 2024

USD 2737

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Mon-Fri : 08-20
Sat-Sun : 14-17
Opening hours Chat
Mon-Fri : 07-23
Sat : 10-18
Sun : 13-21
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Safety & Grading

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  • 24 hour emergency response
  • Guides trained in wilderness first aid
  • Basic medication and first aid kits available

Physical level

3/6 Physical

Some segments of the journey may prove challenging. It's essential to possess a solid level of fitness prior to departure. Persistence will be required in reaching the trip's goal.

Comfort level

4/6 Comfort

Simple to good quality inns, such as small family hotels, B&Bs and agrotourism (farmhouses), usually with private bathrooms.

Risk level

2/6 Risk

Activities/trips with little risk. There are usually few incidents and they are usually of such a nature that they can be dealt with locally.

Traning and preparations

This is a trip that is suitable for those who have walked quite a bit in the mountains before. We are on a trip five days in a row, but not all the trips are equally demanding. The terrain is hilly and there can be as much as 1200-1500 meters of altitude on some of the day trips.

Accommodation

We spend the night at what we believe are the nicest accommodations in the area. It is planned that everyone sleeps in a double/twin room with someone of the same sex. If you are traveling alone and want a single room, you can choose it when you sign up. This costs NOK 4,000 per person.

Other information

The boat from Bergen leaves early in the morning, so we recommend arriving the night before. Bergen is easily accessible by both train and plane from Oslo. It is also possible to reach Bergen by plane from other Norwegian cities. The trip ends in Voss. You have to arrange your own return journey from Voss.

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.

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Bergen Trolltunga and Hikes in the Norwegian Fjords(8)
Bergen Trolltunga and Hikes in the Norwegian Fjords(9)
Sommerkveld i Bergen

Day 1:Into the Norwegian fjords

We start early with attendance in Bergen at 07.30, at the world-famous Bryggen. Excited, we travel into the Sognefjord towards Aurland, one of the world's longest fjords. When you don't think the landscape can get any more beautiful, we enter the Aurlandsfjorden. The fjord landscape in Aurlandsfjorden and Nærøyfjorden is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and it is not difficult to understand why. We leave our luggage at the accommodation and head towards the mountain Prest (1478 m above sea level). From the top we can see inwards towards Flåm and out into the Sognefjorden. After the tour, we check into the accommodation and have dinner together in the evening.

We start early with attendance in Bergen at 07.30, at the world-famous Bryggen. Excited, we travel into the Sognefjord towards Aurland, one of the world's longest fjords. When you don't think the landscape can get any more beautiful, we enter the Aurlandsfjorden. The fjord landscape in Aurlandsfjorden and Nærøyfjorden is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and it is not difficult to understand why. We leave our luggage at the accommodation and head towards the mountain Prest (1478 m above sea level). From the top we can see inwards towards Flåm and out into the Sognefjorden. After the tour, we check into the accommodation and have dinner together in the evening.

Vangsgaarden

-,-,D

5 hours

3-4 hours

700m/700m

6-7 km

Bergen Trolltunga and Hikes in the Norwegian Fjords@SverreHjørnevik(1)
Bergen Trolltunga and Hikes in the Norwegian Fjords@ThomasRasmusSkaug(4)
Bergen Trolltunga and Hikes in the Norwegian Fjords@ThomasRasmusSkaug(6)

Day 2:Hike down Aurlandsdalen

We eat breakfast and pack a snack before we go on a trip. We take the bus to Østerbø, where today's tour starts. Aurlandsdalen is called Norway's most beautiful valley, and it is not difficult to see why. This tour is a must for travel-loving Norwegians! Green, lush and wild nature are some of the words that repeat in the description of this mountain valley. We pass old stilts, waterfalls, raspberry bushes and wildlife. Most of the trip is gently downhill, and the trip is a total of 22 kilometers. We spend the whole day, take many breaks and eat a lot of snacks and food. After the tour, we are transported back to Vangsgaarden for the evening's dinner.

We eat breakfast and pack a snack before we go on a trip. We take the bus to Østerbø, where today's tour starts. Aurlandsdalen is called Norway's most beautiful valley, and it is not difficult to see why. This tour is a must for travel-loving Norwegians! Green, lush and wild nature are some of the words that repeat in the description of this mountain valley. We pass old stilts, waterfalls, raspberry bushes and wildlife. Most of the trip is gently downhill, and the trip is a total of 22 kilometers. We spend the whole day, take many breaks and eat a lot of snacks and food. After the tour, we are transported back to Vangsgaarden for the evening's dinner.

Vangsgaarden

B,L,D

1,5 hours

7-8 hours

100m/800m

22 km

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Bergen Trolltunga and Hikes in the Norwegian Fjords@MatsHoelJohannessen(1)
Flåm railway Flåmsbana -Torild Moland - TravelStock
Vøringsfossen waterfall in Hardangerfjord -Øyvind Heen – fjords.com

Day 3:Towards Hardangerfjorden

Today we travel on with the Flåmsbanen - one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Many people visit Flåm only to take this train trip. We arrive in Voss and continue our journey by car/minibus towards the lush and beautiful Hardangerfjord. On the drive, we pass Norway's longest suspension bridge, actually even longer than the Golden Gate Bridge, before we take a quick trip to Vøringsfossen for a short walk to the foot of the waterfall. Vøringsfossen is one of Norway's most famous waterfalls with a vertical drop of 182 metres. Back in the car, we drive on to Tyssedal where we check in at our next accommodation. In the evening, a tasty dinner awaits.

Today we travel on with the Flåmsbanen - one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Many people visit Flåm only to take this train trip. We arrive in Voss and continue our journey by car/minibus towards the lush and beautiful Hardangerfjord. On the drive, we pass Norway's longest suspension bridge, actually even longer than the Golden Gate Bridge, before we take a quick trip to Vøringsfossen for a short walk to the foot of the waterfall. Vøringsfossen is one of Norway's most famous waterfalls with a vertical drop of 182 metres. Back in the car, we drive on to Tyssedal where we check in at our next accommodation. In the evening, a tasty dinner awaits.

Tyssedal Hotell

B,L,D

4 hours

2-3 hours

100m/100m

3 km

Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (170)
Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (130)

Day 4:Hike to Trolltunga

Early breakfast, and departure for Trolltunga. Trolltunga is a unique and not least spectacular rock formation 700 meters above Ringedalsvatnet on Hardangervidda. It's a long walk (10-12 hours), the longest of the whole trip, but we start early and have dinner late. At the viewpoint, we have plenty of time to relax and take pictures. After the tour, we travel back to Tyssedal Hotell, where another tasty dinner awaits us.

Early breakfast, and departure for Trolltunga. Trolltunga is a unique and not least spectacular rock formation 700 meters above Ringedalsvatnet on Hardangervidda. It's a long walk (10-12 hours), the longest of the whole trip, but we start early and have dinner late. At the viewpoint, we have plenty of time to relax and take pictures. After the tour, we travel back to Tyssedal Hotell, where another tasty dinner awaits us.

Tyssedal Hotell

B,L,D

30 min

10-12 hours

900m/900m

24-26 km

Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag-2018@ThorHUlstad  (278)
Trolltunga Preikestolen and Kjerag@MortenFalchSortland(1)

Day 5:Hike on Folgefonna Glacier

From our hotel we drive towards Folgefonna, Norway's third largest glacier, where we will spend the day. We borrow safety equipment such as harnesses, ropes and crampons for safe travel on the glacier before we set off on our trip. If the weather is with us, we will have a lovely view of the entire Hardangerfjord. We are probably tired after the trip to Trolltunga yesterday, so today is all about taking it easy and enjoying nature. After the tour, we drive to Voss where we will spend the last night at the beautiful accommodation, Elva Voss.

From our hotel we drive towards Folgefonna, Norway's third largest glacier, where we will spend the day. We borrow safety equipment such as harnesses, ropes and crampons for safe travel on the glacier before we set off on our trip. If the weather is with us, we will have a lovely view of the entire Hardangerfjord. We are probably tired after the trip to Trolltunga yesterday, so today is all about taking it easy and enjoying nature. After the tour, we drive to Voss where we will spend the last night at the beautiful accommodation, Elva Voss.

Elva Voss

B,L,D

4-5 hours

4-6 hours

6-10 km

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Bergen Trolltunga and Hikes in the Norwegian Fjords(6)

Day 6:Train to Oslo or Bergen

Today, the trip is unfortunately at the end of the road. We eat breakfast and check out from our accommodation. From Voss you can either take the train to Oslo or Bergen for the onward journey. We hope the trip with us will give you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new visits in the future.

Today, the trip is unfortunately at the end of the road. We eat breakfast and check out from our accommodation. From Voss you can either take the train to Oslo or Bergen for the onward journey. We hope the trip with us will give you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new visits in the future.

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We start early with attendance in Bergen at 07.30, at the world-famous Bryggen. Excited, we travel into the Sognefjord towards Aurland, one of the world's longest fjords. When you don't think the landscape can get any more beautiful, we enter the Aurlandsfjorden. The fjord landscape in Aurlandsfjorden and Nærøyfjorden is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and it is not difficult to understand why. We leave our luggage at the accommodation and head towards the mountain Prest (1478 m above sea level). From the top we can see inwards towards Flåm and out into the Sognefjorden. After the tour, we check into the accommodation and have dinner together in the evening.

Vangsgaarden

-,-,D

5 hours

3-4 hours

700m/700m

6-7 km

We eat breakfast and pack a snack before we go on a trip. We take the bus to Østerbø, where today's tour starts. Aurlandsdalen is called Norway's most beautiful valley, and it is not difficult to see why. This tour is a must for travel-loving Norwegians! Green, lush and wild nature are some of the words that repeat in the description of this mountain valley. We pass old stilts, waterfalls, raspberry bushes and wildlife. Most of the trip is gently downhill, and the trip is a total of 22 kilometers. We spend the whole day, take many breaks and eat a lot of snacks and food. After the tour, we are transported back to Vangsgaarden for the evening's dinner.

Vangsgaarden

B,L,D

1,5 hours

7-8 hours

100m/800m

22 km

Today we travel on with the Flåmsbanen - one of the world's most beautiful train journeys. Many people visit Flåm only to take this train trip. We arrive in Voss and continue our journey by car/minibus towards the lush and beautiful Hardangerfjord. On the drive, we pass Norway's longest suspension bridge, actually even longer than the Golden Gate Bridge, before we take a quick trip to Vøringsfossen for a short walk to the foot of the waterfall. Vøringsfossen is one of Norway's most famous waterfalls with a vertical drop of 182 metres. Back in the car, we drive on to Tyssedal where we check in at our next accommodation. In the evening, a tasty dinner awaits.

Tyssedal Hotell

B,L,D

4 hours

2-3 hours

100m/100m

3 km

Early breakfast, and departure for Trolltunga. Trolltunga is a unique and not least spectacular rock formation 700 meters above Ringedalsvatnet on Hardangervidda. It's a long walk (10-12 hours), the longest of the whole trip, but we start early and have dinner late. At the viewpoint, we have plenty of time to relax and take pictures. After the tour, we travel back to Tyssedal Hotell, where another tasty dinner awaits us.

Tyssedal Hotell

B,L,D

30 min

10-12 hours

900m/900m

24-26 km

From our hotel we drive towards Folgefonna, Norway's third largest glacier, where we will spend the day. We borrow safety equipment such as harnesses, ropes and crampons for safe travel on the glacier before we set off on our trip. If the weather is with us, we will have a lovely view of the entire Hardangerfjord. We are probably tired after the trip to Trolltunga yesterday, so today is all about taking it easy and enjoying nature. After the tour, we drive to Voss where we will spend the last night at the beautiful accommodation, Elva Voss.

Elva Voss

B,L,D

4-5 hours

4-6 hours

6-10 km

Today, the trip is unfortunately at the end of the road. We eat breakfast and check out from our accommodation. From Voss you can either take the train to Oslo or Bergen for the onward journey. We hope the trip with us will give you memories for a lifetime and dreams of new visits in the future.

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What's included in the price

Included

Not included

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.

Travel insurance

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.

Guides

Equipment list

This list is intended as a guideline, so that we have what we need regardless of the weather we get on the trip. Remember that you can also get used hiking equipment that works perfectly. Get in touch if you have any questions. TIP: We recommend that you have the most important hiking equipment in your hand luggage, for example hiking boots and gore-tex jacket/trousers.

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Clothing

Not too thick, bring more layers if necessary. Top and bottom.

Wool or synthetic. Avoid cotton. Remember to allways bring dry socks with you, to prevent chafing. 

We recommend thin wool.

Fleece or wool. 

Down or primaloft.

Waterproof jacket and pants.

Hat or headband

Footwear

Bring waterproof shoes/boots that you are familiar with and comfortable in for technical terrain 

Equipment

Avoid bringing a suitcase, they are more difficult to transport between hotels.

Personal medicines and, for example, band-aids, blister plaster, sports tape, throat lozenges, nasal drops, Paracetamol/Ibuprofen, stomach regulators, etc.
We need to know about all medicines you are taking, in case something happens. 

Tooth brush, tooth paste, small towel, ear plugs, wet wipes, biodegradable soap, etc.

You should be able to bring 2-3 litres of water.

Mandatory for August and September departures, optional for June and July departures. Remember new/extra batteries.

Recommended

Clothing

Thin, ultra light.

For evenings and leasure days.

If you go for a swim

Footwear

Slippers, crocs, sandals or similar.

Equipment

Light. Have to be foldable or telescope.

Toilet paper, antibac, and waste bags for the paper. Remember leave no trace.

Nuts, chocolate, energy bars, etc.

For use in the backpack to keep your equipment dry during rain. 

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"Loved this trip and all the different walks we managed to do over a fairly short period of time. Our guide, Frank, was friendly and accommodating to all levels of age, fitness and speed."

– Tu, 2021

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– Virginia, 2022

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"We had a great time hiking in Norway. Our guide, Frank Barmen was excellent and all the accommodations were very good. I hope to return and see more of Norway’s beautiful landscape."

– Louise, 2021