Landmarks of the Western Fjords
Best time to travel
May - September
Iconic hikes to Preikestolen, Kjerag and Trolltunga
Norwegian lifestyle in the seaside cities Stavanger and Bergen
Blue Ice hike on the Folgefonna Glacier
Husedalen Valley in Hardangervidda National Park
Breath-taking scenery around the Hardangerfjord
The Western fjords between Stavanger and Bergen are characterized by magnificent scenery with salmon rivers, large waterfalls and deep lakes. Enjoy the dramatic Ryfylke region and the beautiful Hardangerfjord while you travel on the historic discovery toutefrom Stavanger to Bergen to discover charming villages and stunning mountain hikes along the way.
DAY 2 – LYSEFJORDEN - KJERAG (B)
You will have an early start today to beat the crowds for a scenic hike to the iconic Kjerag Mountain. Take in the stunning scenery while relaxing over morning coffee on a cruise on the Lysefjord before making your way up to Kjerag, the highest peak in the Lysefjord. You will bridge approx. 800m on your way on this relatively demanding hike and will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over the peaceful Lysefjord. Overnight in Stavanger.
DAY 3 - PREIKESTOLEN - RYFYLKE - SULDAL (B)
Today you will hike to one of the most spectacular viewing points in the world - Preikestolen or "the Pulpit Rock", rising 604m above the Lysefjord. This solid rock block on the top overlooking the fjord was formed during the last ice age around 10,000 years ago and you can enjoy great views over the fjord and the area from the natural platform. Continue through the beautiful Ryfylke region along the discovery route. Overnight in the Suldal region.
DAY 4 - CYCLING IN ROLDAL - FOLGEFONNA (B)
The Roldal valley between the Langfjella Mountains and the Hardangervidda Mountain plateau is characterized by a dramatic and varied landscape formed by water and ice. Today, you will experience the beautiful scenery by bike - from the highest mountain to the mighty Langfoss waterfall dropping into the fjord. You will follow along the old roads as you will cycle down to the fjord in the spectacular alpine scenery. Overnight in the Folgefonna area.
DAY 5 - THE FOUR WATERFALLS OF THE HUSEDALEN VALLEY (B)
The trail through the Husedalen Valley is known to be one of the most beautiful hikes in Norway. Starting from Kinsarvik, you will discover four stunning waterfalls along the beautiful route taking you along the mountain river through forests and over rocky terrain all the way up to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, the highest mountain plateau in Northern Europe. Overnight in the Folgefonna area.
DAY 6 - BLUE ICE HIKE ON JUKLAVASS GLACIER (B)
A special adventure awaits you today at the coastal Juklavass Glacier at the Northern end of the Folgefanna National Park. You will be equipped with crampons, ropes and an ice axe to go on an amazing journey on the ancient ice, dating back to more than 1,000 years ago. Discover caves and crevasses while enjoying the views on the Northern sea and the Rosendal Alpes from the middle of the glacier. Overnight in the Folgefonna area.
DAY 7 - TROLLTUNGA (B, D)
Embark on one of Norway's most scenic hikes today as you will make your way up to the spectacular Trolltunga, a rock formation sitting 1,100m above sea level above the Ringedalsvatnet lake. You will get to enjoy both sunset and and sunrise on this hike as you will settle down at a campsite at Trolltunga for the night to have enough time to discover all the beautiful spots in the area and to enjoy the fantastic view over the majestic valley once the crowds have left. Enjoy a traditional Norwegian dinner prepared at the campsite while watching the sun setting over the lake. Overnight at Trolltunga campsite.
DAY 8 - TROLLTUNGA - HARDANGERFJORD (B)
Enjoy the sunrise over the valley over breakfast before making your way from Trolltunga back to civilization. You will have the rest of the day to relax and to explore the beautiful area along the Hardangerfjord. Overnight Hardangerfjord region.
OUR SERVICE FOR YOU
The itinerary is flexible and we have plenty of adventure in store, so should you wish to make minor changes to the suggested itinerary or extend your stay, we will be happy to talk to you.
DAY 1 - WELCOME TO STAVANGER
Arrive to Flam and check-in. You have the rest of the day to enjoy young university town with its international atmosphere. Overnight in Stavanger.
DAY 9 - KAYAKING IN THE HARDANGERFJORD - BERGEN (B, D)
The Hardangerfjord is the fourth longest fjord in the world and the second longest in Norway. Enjoy the peaceful, majestic landscape along the fjord on a kayaking tour taking you along picturesque villages, dramatic mountains and waterfalls while you will enjoy a panorama which is second to none. Continue to Bergen in the afternoon, stroll along the port and the UNESCO World heritage listed Bryggen with it's beautiful historic houses before joining a guided food tour in the evening taking you closer to some of Norway's best culinary gems. Overnight in Bergen.
DAY 10 - DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to the airport and departure.
Good middle-class hotels and guesthouses
Private transfers and small group tours
Breakfasts (B), Lunches (L) and Dinners (D) as outlined
Activities, tours & visits as outlined
Qualified, English speaking guide on all tours, activities and experiences
Expert travel planning, trip preparation and on tour support
Taxes and insurances for the activities