Viking Fjord Treks
Grading Level - T1 Easy
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Best months to go: June - September
The Vikings were some of the toughest people to ever walk this earth, looking at the land that spawned them, it’s not hard to see why.
Carved by the relentless North Atlantic for eons, the Norwegian fjords are a challenge that beckons hikers and mountaineers of all ages and abilities.
This trip will put you on intimate terms with the great green hills, monstrous peaks, enormous glaciers, and flat-out gorgeous scenery of this isolated chunk of Scandinavia.
Lace up your hiking boots and set forth in search of your own personal Valhalla.
Geographically, this is the archetypal Norway. Although fjords can be found in other parts of the world, the word 'fjord' is Norwegian, and this is the region of Norway where most of the iconic fjords can be found.
A fjord is a long, narrow, deep bay, usually surrounded by equally steep mountainous terrain.
In West Norway, the largest can extend 200 km (124 mi) inland, 1300 m (4265 ft) deep.
The great fjords of western Norway cuts deep into the mainland and are particularly dramatic at the intersection with the high central mountains. Most fjords continue onshore as deep u-shaped, often gorge-like valleys, several of these valleys are home to pretty, usually very deep, lakes.
Several great waterfalls can be found in Western Norway. Many of them fall directly into the famous fjords as well as along the deep valleys extending into the mountains beyond the fjords. Unique in West Norway is that these waterfalls are found in large number all across the region. One third of the world's 30 tallest waterfalls are in West Norway and most of the tall waterfalls in Europe are in this region.
The city of Bergen is the natural starting point for our Viking Fjord Treks.
It was traditionally thought to have been founded by King Olav Kyrre, son of Harald Hardråde in 1070 AD, four years after the Viking Age in England ended with the Battle of Stamford Bridge.
Modern research has, however, discovered that a trading settlement had already been established in the 1020s or 1030s
As a former Norwegian capital, it’s full of historical treasures and a vibrating cultural scene with theatres, concerts and festival year-round.
Bergen is surrounded by mountains and fjords, including Sognefjord, the country’s longest and deepest. Bryggen features colourful wooden houses on the old wharf, once a center of the Hanseatic League's trading empire. The Fløibanen Funicular goes up Fløyen Mountain for panoramic views and hiking trails.
We can plan and adjust your Viking Fjord Trek adventure to suit you and your group. You can decide which adventures you want to experience and we will plan out the best schedule for you to fit in exactly what you want.
Activities will be subject to availability, so planing early is essential.
Western Norway is a hikers paradise. With hundreds of different hikes of varying length and difficulty, there truly is something for everyone. From flat scenic pathways to tough mountain climbs.
During the treks, we will serve a light picnic and hot drinks. There may be time to make a few other stops at photogenic locations along the way, and there may be the opportunity to spot some wildlife along the way if we are lucky.
Here are a few examples
Elevation Gain: 240m
Elevation Gain: 1,159m
Length: 5 - 6 hours
Elevation Gain: 700m
Length: 4 hrs
Grading: Easy - Medium
Elevation Gain: 500m
Length: 5 hrs
Grading: Easy - Medium
Elevation Gain: 700m
Length: 5 hrs
Grading: Extra Demanding
Elevation Gain: 1,250m
Length: 10 - 12 hrs
RIB Fjord Safari
A guided adventure into the wonders of the fjords. In the secure and rigid inflatable boats (RIB) you have the best opportunity to experience and explore the nature and wildlife at close range
When we travel up the fjord the steep mountains come closer to the fjord shores and when we enter the fjord you will probably understand why these are some of the most narrow fjord in the world. Cascading waterfalls, lush green dots of farmland around the shores gives you a feeling that you are surrounded by magnificent nature.
Folgefonna Glacier Walk
The Juklavass Glacier consists of both calm, flat ice and more challenging crevasse areas. The tour is adapted to the participators wishes and conditions. We will take a lunch break with world class panorama view of the North Sea and the Rosendal alps. Our Glacier guide will convey details about the culture, physical geography and climate.
The hike is about 5-6 km in total walking distance, and about 300-400 meters height difference.
We start by using some time to get glacier equipment and safety instructions before we set out on the glacier. Total length is 5-6 hours, means we end our adventure between 15:00 and 16:00 in the afternoon.
The hike can be adjusted for everyone. The hike can be from easy hiking with panorama view to the ice landscape and the fjord to more advanced ice climbing. Each glacier guide adjust the hike for the groups and ice/snow conditions.
Safety is always our highest concern every day, we work hard to identify and eliminate all risks to make sure the hike is safe for guests and glacier guides. This hike is a nature experience, not extreme sport.
You will need your own backpack with some extra space for glacier equipment. Included is the rental of crampons, ice-axe, harness, helm, rope, and mountain boots
Let us look after you
From the second you land in Bergen you will be looked after. Out team will be at the airport to meet you and escort you straight to your chosen accommodation. You will have plenty of time to recover from your travels and relax at your accommodation as the adventures start the next morning.
All transport to & from the airport & day excursions will be arranged by us.
You don’t need to worry about anything, just bring your adventure attitude.
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