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NorwayFjords for families

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Discover the wonders of nature in the Fjords of Norway: embark on a self-drive round-trip encapsulating hiking, biking and paddling adventures – starting and ending in two of the west coast’s most beautiful historic towns of Ålesund and Bergen, paddle the UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord, hike in the Aurlands Valley or biking the Rallarroad, to name just a few. Starting from Oslo also an option....

Discover the wonders of nature in the Fjords of Norway: embark on a self-drive round-trip encapsulating hiking, biking and paddling adventures – starting and ending in two of the west coast’s most beautiful historic towns of Ålesund and Bergen, paddle the UNESCO listed Geirangerfjord, hike in the Aurlands Valley or biking the Rallarroad, to name just a few. Starting from Oslo also an option.

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Trip highlights
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Nature escape
    Nature escape
  • Sailing activities
    Sailing activities
  • Walking and trekking
    Walking and trekking

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Day 1: Welcome to Norway!

Your adventure begins...

Arrival at Ålesund airport, time to pick up your rental car

• Head towards town - picturesque fishing village with art nouveau centre

• Take an evening stroll along the harbor

Visited:
Ålesund

Day 2: Amazing first views of the fjords

Entering the fjords...
• A two hour drive, then two ferries takes you through Hjørundfjord
• From here travel to the tiny village of Urke
• Discover the historic Union hotel before continuing to Norangs valley

Visited:
ÅlesundHjørundfjord, Urke, Norang

Day 3: Kayaking the UNESCO fjord, Geiranger

Back to nature...

• Meet your guide at early light for basic instructions for the kayak and being on the waters.

• Enjoy the majestic fjords, silently gliding across the waters in a kayak

• Head to an abandoned waterfront farm for camp, and fish for your dinner!

Visited:
Norang, Geirangerfjord

Day 4:  The Waterfalls Of The Geirangerfjord

Watch for whales today!

• Breakfast by the campfire before heading out for the day

Paddle into the Geirangerfjord, then hike up to view the fjord from above

Kayak to the ferry, then head back to your car, and on to your next stop.

Visited:
Geirangerfjord

Day 5: Climb 'Via Ferrata'

• Spend the first of your three nights hiking in the mountains

• Discover the connections of glaciers leading to the Jostedals glacier

• Or relax, rent a bike, or climb the Via Ferrata in Loen

Visited:
Jostedalsbreen, Loen

Day 6: Kalvåg, typical seaside fishing village

To the ocean...

• From the base of the fjords you can visit the coast along Panorama Road

• Visit the fishing village of Kalvåg on one of the islands

• Take advantage of lovely days to discover Grotli with its white sandy beach

Visited:
Nordfjord, Kalvåg, Grotli

Day 7: Scenic Strynefjell mountain pass

Spot a reindeer on your drive today

• Weave between glaciers and mountains in the Strynefjellet mountain pass

• Stop off in Jotunheimen National Park to stretch your legs

• Continue up the Bøver Valley to a hotel at the foot of Norway’s highest mountain

Visited:
Lødalen

Day 8: Ancient history and high peaks

Back to the past...

• Discover ancient artifacts as you tour areas where ice has receded to records of 6,000 years ago

• Discover old hunting posts and ancient hunting gear from days past

• View breath-taking panoramic sights at 360 degrees.

Visited:
Lom

Day 9: The world’s longest fjord

Exploring the mountains...

• Take on the extensive six level high rope trail, or explore on horseback

• Embark on 4 hour journey to Aurlands Valley, over Sognefjellet mountain pass

• Descend into the world’s longest fjord and cross it by boat

Visited:
Aurland, Sognefjord, Naeroyfjord

Day 10: Hiking the Aurland’s Canyon

So much to discover...

• Get active and stretch your legs trekking down the Aurland’s canyon

• Rent a bike as your means of travel to Flåm

• Return to your hotel for comfort and relaxation with all it has to offer

Visited:
Aurland, Flåm

Day 11: Experiencing the city of Bergen

• During your 3.5 hr trip from Aurlands Valley to Bergen, stop in at Flåm

• Take a speedboat safari to one of the local goat-cheese farms

• Discover the charming little city of Bergen with its historic wooden houses

Visited:
Aurland, Flåm, Bergen

Day 12: End of the road...

Time to say goodbye...

• Stroll along Bergen’s fish markets in the morning

• Pack up and head to the airport for your flight home.

• Thank you for visiting Norway, we hope to see you again - Ha det!

Visited:
Bergen

ÅlesundHjørundfjordUrkeNorangGeirangerfjordJostedalsbreenLoenNordfjordKalvågGrotliLødalenLomAurlandSognefjordNaeroyfjordFlåmBergen

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
SeasonPrice Per Adult
Average trip price
From March to October $1,500

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  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
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  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Rental car
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