The Best of South Norway
- Trekking & Hiking
our UK team
On arrival in Bergen a member of the Kandoo team will meet you in the arrivals area. Look out for a KANDOO sign. You will be transferred to your accommodation and meet your guide and the rest of the group.
Depending on your arrival time there may be a chance to get out and explore the city a little.
Today we have a free day to enjoy the city of Bergen. A visit to the Fish Market and a shrimp sandwich is basically compulsory! There is a wide range of brilliant museums, the Hanseatic quarter or a visit to the wooden church of Stave.
The more adventurous can hike to the top of Ulriken Mountain for exceptional views!
Today we continue along the road towards Eidfjord where we will be walking the “Panorama of Her Majesty the Queen Sonja Path”. The track rises to an altitude of 1100m in the mountains between the towns of Lofthus and Kinsarvic.
From the heights we have spectacular views of typical South Norway landscapes and the beautiful Hardanger fjord. At the end of the day we meet our vehicle and transfer to the Trolltunga Guesthouse for the night.
We depart early this morning as this is going to be a big day. We will be walking 20km with an ascent of 900m to reach the dramatic Trolltunga! The Troll’s Tongue sticks out from the mountain top 700m above the waters of Lake Ringedalsvatnet.
On the way we will see the Ringedal Dam and the fascinating potholes of Rullestad. We descend again and spend the night at Trolltunga Guesthouse.
Today we say goodbye to Lysefjord and take the Ryfylke road north, passing through Sand on our way to the Folgefonna National Park. At the village of Bondhus we leave our transport and begin hiking into the valley.
Folgefonna is home to the third largest glacier in Norway and is renowned for its spectacular icefalls, waterfalls and scenic pastures. Visitors have been drawn to the awe-inspiring scenery here since 1833. In the afternoon we take the Ryfylke road south, passing through the town of Sand on our way to Lysefjord. We will be staying in a mountain refuge on the eastern edge of the fjord.
This morning we leave the refuge and begin ascending the Kjerag massif on the southern side of the Fjord. Our goal is the famous hanging rock known as Kjeragbolten. Passing through ever changing scenery, we climb a series of large granite slabs fitted with chains to aid ascent. The challenging climb to the top makes our arrival at Kjeragbolten all the more satisfying! You will quickly understand why this is one of Norway’s most popular base jumping locations. In the afternoon we return to the refuge in Lysbotn.
This morning we will be taking a ferry to the start of the “Pulpit Rock” hike, so named due to the 600m high rocky promontory that overhangs the Lysefjord.
This jaw-dropping natural feature is one of the most famous attractions in Norway, and for good reason! A well-maintained track leads us to the top and after taking some time to absorb the magnificent views we descend and transfer to our hostel in Stavanger.
After breakfast we transfer you to the airport for your flight home.
details in this programme are regularly updated but unforeseeable and
unpredictable circumstances may result in inaccuracies. In order to provide the
adventure which is best suited to your demands, the weather and the operational
conditions, changes to the itinerary may be made. For safety reasons, we
reserve the rights to interrupt your participation at any time if your
technical level or fitness is deemed unsuitable or if you are seen as a danger
to yourself or to those around you. Under no circumstances would this give rise
to a refund or compensation.
Daily walking time: maximum 8 hours
Daily elevation: maximum 1000m
adventure is of moderate difficulty. This means you will need to be in good
physical condition with experience of walking for at least 6 hours a day for
several days in a row. On some days we will have up to 1000m of ascent on
rocky and possibly slippery ground.
We are proud of the fresh and frankly
delicious food we provide. Each day begins with a hearty breakfast with plenty
of tea and coffee. Each morning, you and your guide will prepare a picnic lunch
for the day including sandwiches, salads, fruits, cakes and dried fruits.
Evening meals are prepared together with
your guide based on available local products. During your stay, you will have
the opportunity to taste grilled or smoked salmon, fresh shrimp and cod.
Please be aware that meals are not
included in Stavanger or Bergen. While
you are staying in the cities please feel free to explore and find a restaurant
that you like or order meals in the hotel.
Do not forget that alcohol and cigarettes
are heavily taxed and expensive in Scandinavia. If you wish to enjoy an
aperitif with your group in the evening we recommend purchasing duty-free
During the trip, all drinks, including
water, are your own responsibility. There are plenty of opportunities to refill
your water bottle each day.
Stavanger and Bergen, we will be staying in hostels. Rooms are shared between 2 and 8 people
with shared bathrooms. Some mountain refuges will provide bedding but refuges
belonging to the DNT (Norwegian Trekking Association) will not, so please
bring a sleeping bag and sleeping bag liner with you. All mountain refuges
will have heating, hot showers, toilets and communal dining area.
will need two bags for this trip.
travel bag for your replacement clothes which will be transferred between
locations by vehicle and
will be waiting at your accommodation at the end of each day. Please do not bring a rigid suitcase - a
flexible duffel bag / holdall is easier to transport. We recommend packing all
of your clothes into dry bags in case of bad weather.
The currency is the Norwegian Krone (KR).
You can withdraw the local currency from ATMs and payment by card is widely
accepted. Please budget for meals and transport as necessary, drinks, tips,
museum entry fees and other personal expenses.
We recommend that you do not wear cotton
clothing, including underwear, when participating in activities. When cotton
gets wet from water or sweat it ceases to insulate and does not dry quickly.
The best materials for outdoor activities are fast drying materials like
polyester or materials which are warm when wet like wool. The most powerful
materials against the wind and rain are 'breathable' materials like Gore-Tex or
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