Our adventures

Hiking in Fjord Norway

Join us this summer for a fantastic trek around one of Norway's most beautiful fjords.This is a trek in beautiful scenery with magnificent views of the sea and fjord. We stay in unique and charming accommodation during the trip.

The local and authentic accommodations were wonderful! It was a joy to finish every day in such beautiful surroundings. You both have wonderful personalities and were fantastic to be around and interact with during this amazing trip!— Participant in 2016

On this trip in Fjord Norway, we will explore the exceptionally beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the fjord of Hjørund in Sunnmøre. It offers spectacular views and opportunities to get off the beaten track. We trek from village to village, carrying light rucksacks. During the trip, we will make our way up summits, and explore local destinations and valleys en route. 

Every night we stay in high-quality, and authentic accommodation. You can look forward to staying in the beautiful Sagafjord Hotel in Sæbø, and the historical Hotel Union Øye. During the trip, we use ferries and cars to reach our hiking destinations. The route's lowest point is the shore down by the fjord, and the highest point is the 1,564-metre-high mountain of Slogen. One of the most spectacular summits in the alps of Sunnmøre!

The scenery along the whole trip is magnificent, and if you want to experience the Norwegian mountain landscape at its absolute best, this is an excellent alternative. On the trip, we also visit the city of Ålesund. The place is a famous seaport, and it is widely known for its concentration of Art Nouveau architecture. Ålesund is where the trip starts, the airport offers good connections (direct flights) to several foreign cities (KLM, among others, operates daily flights). Norwegian and SAS also operate several daily flights to Oslo. It is also possible to fly directly from Oslo to Ørsta, near the Hjørundfjord (Widerøe).

You can book the trip in the menu to the right, please let us know if you have any questions. You can contact us at info@hvitserk.com 

Included: 

7 nights in twin rooms (two nights in shared rooms) 
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
All local transfers/transport from Ålesund (Day 2) and back to Ålesund (day 7)
English-speaking, experienced, local guide (with maximum 16 guests in the group)

Not included:

- International flights (our program starts and ends in Ålesund).
- Hotel on day 8 is not included.
- We arrive in Ålesund at around 18.00), wine, beer and alcoholic drinks.
- Please let us know if you want to stay in the single room - then we will give you a price for the single room supplement.

DIFFICULTY           

Level 4 out of 5. Please read more about our level of difficulty here. This trip is for people who has previous multiday hiking experience. We carry what we need for the trip in our backpacks. On the daily hikes, we only carry the food and drink we need that day.

WHAT TO BRING?

Have a look at the full equipment list by clicking "Equipment list" in the menu above. 

ACCOMMODATION

We stay at what we think are the most unique and welcoming accommodation in the area. Some nights in cabins and other nights in nice hotels. If you travel alone you share a same-sex twin room, but on some nights single rooms are possible, please let us know if you would like to pay extra for this. The single supplement is 2500 NOK for the whole trip. All meals are included as described in the day to day program. 

INSURANCE 

You need a travel and health insurance, that also include 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: 4 people; Maximum: 16 people.

WHAT'S INCLUDED?          

  • Professional local knowledge nature guide 
  • Accommodation for 7 nights
  • Breakfast, packed lunch and dinner (as described in the day to day program). 
  • All local transport

NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:

  • Transportation to the meeting point in Ålesund.
  • Drinks and snacks.

DAY 1: Arrival in the Art Nouveau Town of Ålesund

Ålesund is known for its Art Nouveau architecture. The town harbours the Hurtigruten Coastal Express at a daily basis and is often referred to as the world's most beautiful sea voyage. After arriving in Ålesund, you meet the guide and the rest of the group in the evening for a brief at 7 pm at the hotel. The group will then go to a nice restaurant in the city to have dinner together, and the trek starts the following morning.

Accomodation Hotel Meals D

Day 2: Spectacular start 

Time for some photographic scenery! You may leave some luggage at the hotel in Ålesund since we will return to the same hotel at the end of the trip. From Ålesund, we travel by bus and ferry for about one hour to the west side of the Hjørundfjord. From here we walk through the Molladalen valley. Molladalen is a popular mountaineering area, and very often characterised as Sunnmøre's answer to Chamonix. The highest point today is Grønetinden (1014 meters), we return from the spectacular view before we make our way down towards Ytre Standal. Only a few meters from the lovely shore of Standal, we will spend the night in lovely cabins. You can look forward to a lovely social evening with the rest of the group, as we prepare the dinner together with the guide. 

Accomodation Cabin Ascent 400m Distance 9km Meals B L D Descent 800m Time 6-7hrs trekking Transport 1 hr

Day 3: off the beaten track 

After a healthy breakfast, and the obligatory lunch packing, we head out for the mountains. Today's hike is a bit shorter than yesterday. The valley of Kvandalen offers us some off-piste terrain and a real fun hiking terrain. It is a varied terrain, and our view is dominated by steep cliffs and spectacular blue-white glaciers. Our goal for today is Standaleidet, where we will spend the night in cabins. This is a popular place for locals to start their hiking and ski touring trips. Similar to the day before, we will make dinner together with the guide, and share all the experiences we have had during the day.

Accomodation Cabin Ascent 1000m Distance 10km Meals B L D Descent 600m Time 6hrs trekking

Day 4: IMPRESSIVE FJORD VIEW

We start the day hiking over a mountain pass. An impressive fjord view follows us down to the fjord! On the route, we cross the colourful Nøvedalen valley, before we follow the deep Litledalen valley down to our destination. When arriving the small village of Sæbø it is possible to trek up Sylvkallen (1,310 metres). Sylvkallen is a real classic in the area – and definitely one of the summits with the best view down to the Hjørundfjord! Although you may already have seen spectacular views from other places, we would have trouble believing it is as good as this! In Sæbø, we stay in a lovely hotel at the edge of the fjord and enjoy a delicious three-course dinner.

Accomodation Hotel Ascent 800m Distance 14km Meals B L D Descent 1000m Time 7hrs trekking

Day 5: Saksa, and back to the future

After a healthy breakfast at the hotel, the ferry will take us across the fjord. From the deck, you will have a great view of today's mountain. Saksa (1073 meters) is often used by local mountaineering enthusiasts, probably because of the spectacular views and fun hiking terrain. When we return from the summit, our transport will take us to the historical Hotel of Union Øye. This is an old hotel with a lot of history, and it has been a favourite venue for royalties, writers and lovers for generations. A stay at this hotel will be like being transported back in time and will give us a unique experience to get to know the area and its history. We have a nice three-course dinner at the hotel and spend the night here.

Accomodation Hotel Ascent 1000m Distance 6km Meals B L D Descent 1000m Time 6hrs trekking Transport 10 minutes Transport 15 minutes

Day 6: READY FOR SLOGEN

We enjoy a relaxing morning and a delicious breakfast at Hotel Union Øye. Nice and fed we drive a short distance to the foot of Slogen (1564 meters), the highest point of our trip. This mountain is often mentioned as the favourite mountains of visitors to the Hjørundfjord. We trek up to the Norwegian Trekking Associations cabin, Patchellhytta. If the weather is nice, and we are not too tired, we make our way up to the top of Slogen. The pyramid-shaped summit is a magnificent sight, and there is a fantastic view from the top across great swathes of Sunnmøre. The trek from Patchellhytta takes around three hours, and after we have been on the summit we go back down to the cabin and make dinner together.  

Accomodation Mountain Hut Ascent 1200m Distance 8km Meals B L D Descent 400m Time 6-7hrs trekking Transport 10 minutes

Day 7: HIKING TO STRANDA, AND BACK TO ÅLESUND 

In case yesterday's weather did not allow us to climb Slogen, we will start the day with climbing the spectacular 1,564 meters. We will return from the mountain and down to Stranda, by Storfjorden. From here our transportation goes back to Ålesund. Some of you would probably like a shower, and we have the opportunity to do this at the hotel before summing up with a delicious farewell dinner in the city.

Accomodation Hotel Distance 6km Meals B L D Descent 300m Time 2 hrs trekking Transport 2,5hrs

DAY 8: FINAL DAY OF THE TRIP  

We eat breakfast together at the hotel, and maybe you will have some time to look around in Ålesund. It is always sad to say goodbye to new friends, but we hope that you have time to do some reflection on the bus trip back to the Ålesund airport. 

Accomodation Hotel Meals B

B = breakfast included
L = lunch included (normally you make your own lunchbox at the 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 info@hvitserk.com if 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 windproof, 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

40-50 l (depending on how much you need to bring).

Hiking poles

 

Small sleeping bag/sleeping liner

Some of the huts do not provide linen.

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.

Bed covers and towels are included all nights except for one.