Norway - New trips
Fjords and mountains
Jotunheimen – Land of the Giants
Join us in the Jotunheimen National Park, also known as the ‘Land of the Giants’. This is lightweight backpacking – staying in huts which vary from mountain lodges to basic self-catering accommodation, hiking the rocky trails through the snow-capped mountains, learning about navigation, and passing the 275m drop of Vettisfossen highest freefall waterfall in Europe.
From fjell to fjord
This lightweight backpacking hut to hut tour begins high up in the west coast mountains from Finse - a small settlement only accessible by train, crosses over the wilderness high ground of Skarvheimen, descends the impressive deeply cut rocky Aurlands valley to the edge of the Sognefjord. The journey concludes by fastboat or the famous Flåmsbanen train to Bergen or return to Oslo.
Hardangervidda summer crossing
Our hut to hut trip on the Hardangervidda covers approx 82km and averaging 20km most days, walking at an altitude of 1200-1400m. This part of the plateau is a gem with its changing landscape, and it’s rich and varied flora and fauna. The route passes by Hårteigen - a top hat shaped mountain top that seems to rise out of nowhere from the surrounding plateau. A crossing of this plateau is a real ‘classic’ in both summer and in winter.
Telemark in summer – centre-based day hiking
Explore Norway’s Telemark region at the southern end of the Hardangervidda – famous for its links with the WWll Heroes of Telemark story. Our base for the week is the Kvitåvatn fjellstue (mountain lodge), high up above the Rjukan valley. The final day hike includes an ascent of Gaustatoppen – the highest peak in southern Norway. On a clear day, it’s possible to see one sixth of Norway from the top.