Our adventures

On this adventure, you will hike the historical route through the mountainous national park of Jotunheimen, towards the beautiful fjords in the west

On this adventure, you will trek the historical route in the national park of Jotunheimen, towards the beautiful fjords in the west. You will explore some of the most renown, and beautiful mountain passages within the area. The hiking and trekking culture has been strong in Norway for more than 150 years. During the tour, you will visit some of the most important places in Norwegian outdoor culture.

After your days in the national park mountains, your route heads towards where fjord meets mountains, to the famous Norwegian fjords in the west. Here you hike to one of the most beautiful viewpoints around Flam before you leave with Flamsbanen to Oslo or Bergen - the worlds most beautiful train journey.

While hiking in the national park Jotunheimen, you will stay in the nice and traditional mountain lodges en route. Jotunheimen is the heart of hiking and alpine adventure tours in southern Norway. Later, you will stay in both modern cabins and a nice traditional hotel with a beautiful fjord view. To ensure nice and light day's in Jotunheimen, your luggage will be transported while you hike. 

Are you a keen hiker and explorer, looking for a real Adventure Tour in Norway? Then you should add this to your bucket list!

DIFFICULTY           

Level 3 out of 5. Please read more about our level of difficulty here. Some parts in Jotunheimen might be a bit steep. You should have some hiking experience from similar conditions or other adventure tours. 

WHAT TO BRING?

Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above. Check out our equipment video here.

ACCOMMODATION

On tours with Hvitserk of Norway, you always stay in nice accommodations. Everything from the historical mountain cabins in the national park of Jotunheimen, to classic hotels and modern cabins. The tour ends in a traditional hotel with a beautiful fjord view. 

BAGGAGE

There is no weight limit, other then what your airline has imposed, but, as the group and luggage will all have to fit into our means of transportation, we do ask you not to bring more than one main item of baggage and one daysack. You will only have to carry your daysack on this trip. In Jotunheimen, your luggage will be transferred.

INSURANCE 

You need a travel and health insurance, that also includes transportation back to your country. Remember to bring your insurance card/information. 

LANGUAGES         

The guide speaks English.

CHANGES MAY OCCUR

We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. Please have a look at our terms and conditions

NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS              

Minimum: 5 people; Maximum: 8 people.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?          

  • Professional nature guide
  • Accommodation as described in the day by day program in twin rooms. (Shared with the same sex)
  • Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner (as described in the day to day program) 
  • Room with a fjord view on the last day 
  • Luggage transportation in Jotunheimen
  • Local transportation on the tour

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • International transportation
  • Train back to Oslo or Bergen from Flam
  • Drinks and snacks.

DAY 1: From oslo to the mountains

Your adventure tour starts in the capital of Norway, Oslo. At the bus central station you will meet your guide, and team up with the other hikers in the morning. We will travel like locals, and go with the public bus to Gjendesheim Mountain Lodge. During the day you will see large parts of the mountain areas in eastern Norway and the small local settlements within the area. At our accommodation in the national park of Jotunheimen you will be served dinner in the evening. 

Accommodation Mountain Lodge Meals D Transport 5 hrs

DAY 2: the legendary besseggen

Ask any Norwegian about today’s adventure - Besseggen, and they will know what you are talking about. Ever heard of the famous act Peer Gynt? Or it’s even more famous author, Henrik Ibsen? Ever since Henrik Ibsen released his piece in 1867, and probably even before that – the dramatically looking mountain ridge has been famous in all of Norway. It is for a reason that the tour itself is one of Norway’s most popular hikes. The view from the ridge is simply stunning, and some of the most beautiful nature pictures in Norway are taken here. 

Accommodation Mountain Lodge Ascent 800m Distance 13,3km Meals B L D Descent 750m Time 8-9 hrs hiking

DAY 3: fun hiking on bukkelægret

When most people stop at the end of Besseggen, our tour continues further into the national park. Today, you will be hiking the mountain Bukkelægret. Many people think the hike over Bukkelægeret is every bit as lovely as Besseggen. There are some very short scrambling sections, but no more challenging than the day before. In general, it is a very fun hiking terrain. The area is known for a rich blooming of various mountain flowers, and the blue, almost eucalyptus colored water creates a beautiful contrast to the mountain terrain.

Accommodation Mountain Lodge Ascent 450m Distance 9,5km Meals B L D Descent 450m Time 4-5 hrs hiking

DAY 4: the inner parts of the national park

Today we hike the last part of the historic route through the national park of Jotunheimen. Keen hikers familiar with the area often refer to this part as the most beautiful. During the day, you will pass the legendary cabin of Torfinnsbu. With no electricity or water, the simple cabin has been home for numerous climbers and adventurers. At the end of the day, we will reach the lake of Bygdin, and from here the boat will transport us to the end of the historic route. Here, you and your luggage will be transported to our nice and modern cabins.  You can look forward to a nice local dinner in the evening.

Accommodation Modern Cabin Ascent 450m Distance 8km Meals B L D Descent 400m Time 5-6 hrs hiking Transport 30-60 min

DAY 5: the kings road

Today's adventure takes us to the kings' road. The Kings Road was awarded the EU prize for Cultural Heritage in 2017, and it is a beautiful hiking terrain. Though the historical route in the national park has come to an end, the history is not over yet. The massive stone walls along the route were hand built by thousands of workers, forming the main road between Oslo and Bergen at the beginning of the 19th Century. During the day, you will also visit the stave church of Borgund.  

Accommodation Modern Cabin Ascent 400-500m Distance 13-15km Meals B L D Time 5-6 hrs Transport 2-3 hrs

DAY 6: traditional landscape and old farms

After a healthy breakfast, we will visit the beautiful valley of Utladalen. Our transportation goes directly from our accommodation, and from Utladalen, we will hike to Avdal, an old farm situated on the hillsides. In the valley, you will find some of the most impressive waterfalls in Norway, and the day is spent hiking and exploring the fairytale-like landscape. 

Accommodation Modern Cabin Ascent 300-400m Distance 4-5km Meals B L D Descent 300m Time 2-3 hrs hiking

DAY 7: a beautiful fjord view

Our hiking goal for the day is the mountain Prest (1478 meters above sea level). Some parts of the trail might feel exposed, but we guarantee that the experience on the top is worth it. From here you will have a perfect view of the enormous fjord landscape. Our accommodation for the night is Vangsgaarden, a restored farm from the 1750’s. Through hard work, the owners have maintained the authenticity of the buildings, and it has small lovely gardens surrounding it. 

Accommodation Traditional hotel Ascent 700m Distance 2km Meals B L D Descent 700m Time 3-4 hrs hiking Transport 2 hrs

DAY 8: the worlds most beautiful train ride

Though it is our last day of this week-long adventure tour, it is not completely over yet. A short ride from our hotel is the famous Flåmsbanen, many people consider the historical ride the most beautiful journey in the whole world. You can choose to end your adventure in both Bergen and Oslo, as the train very well connected to both destinations. Otherwise, you can also choose to spend some more days by the fjords of Norway. 

Meals B Transport 5-7 hrs

B = Breakfast included
L = Lunch included (make you own lunch box at breakfast)
D = Dinner included

Take a good look at this list, and make sure you bring with you everything you need. This list is intended to give you a guideline, so that we have everything we need on the trip, regardless of the weather. The weather in Norway in this period can be anything from a warm summer day to a cold day with snow in the air (not very likely, but can happen). We don’t want you to buy a lot of new stuff, so please bring what you have, or maybe you can borrow from someone. Bring as little as possible, you don’t have to dress up for anything on this trip. 

Please contact us at [email protected] you have any questions.

Underwear

Preferably synthetic or wool.

Base Layer

Wool or synthetic, we recommend wool.

Fleecejacket

Bring a good Mid Layer.

Shell jacket

Gore-Tex or similar. The jackets must be wind proof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. Also good ventilation under the arms.

Shell pants

Gore-Tex or similar. Pants with ventilation.

Hiking pants

 

Insulated jacket

Down or synthetic. To put on at the mountain tops, and in the evening.

Gloves/mittens

 

Socks

Wool is the best, bring several pairs, fresh socks help reduce gall.

Cap/hat

Bring a warm cap, and something to protect you from the sun is also smart.

Headover/skarf

 

Shorts

 

T-shirt

 

Hiking shoes

Bring good hiking shoes that you have used before.

Rucksack

20-30 l (day pack).

Hiking poles

 

Sunglasses

 

Water bottle/camelbak

 

Thermos

A small one.

Sunscreen

And sunblock for your lips.

Insect repellent

 

Toiletries

 

First aid kit

Compeed, sports tape etc.

Camera

Remember a lot of free space on your memory card.

Toilet paper

For the hikes.

Antibac

 

Headlamp

Remember new batteries.

Ear plugs

 

Snacks

Chocolate, nuts or energy bars.

You only need to carry a daypack on the hikes, you will be able to leave the luggage at the accommodation or in the transportation each day.