The dramatic natural scenery of Norway sets the stage for an adventure of epic proportions. From its crystal blue glaciers and fjords to the deep greens of the forests and mountains passes, the country is an adventure traveler's paradise. This trip starts in Oslo and ends in Bergen, and the majority of the trip is spent in wild and dramatic scenery in the landscape between. You'll hike through a massive mountain plateau and ride a bicycle along the most famous bike route in Scandinavia. You'll rope up to hike across glaciers and then be overwhelmed by the grandeur of nature as you explore glacier-carved fjords both by kayak and cruise ship. You'll hike along a scenic path that's been trodden since the Middle Ages and may discover that the quiet you can find in Norway's natural world envelops you like a hug. And despite the massive, impressive proportions of nature here, you'll feel right at home in the cozy villages and farms that make up the heartbeat of the happiest country in the world. Maximum group size: 13
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This trip is for women in good physical condition who enjoy lots of different activities in a beautiful setting while learning about the history, culture and cuisine of Norway. Although for the most part the hiking is moderate, there are occasional steep ascents and descents on rocky paths. The trip is rated 3, and will have 4 to 6 hours of activity everyday. Prior to beginning the trip, participants should be engaging in aerobic conditioning, such as walking vigorously up hills, jogging, cross country skiing or stair stepping for 30 - 45 minutes at least 4 times a week. Rating: 1 2  4 5.
This multi-sport trip is a combination of adventurous activity with learning about history and culture. Some days will allow for multiple activity options, but the majority of our activities will be done as a full group. You can expect hiking, biking, kayaking, and glacier-walking.
Our accommodations are as varied as our activities. In Oslo and Bergen we will be staying at modern hotels with ensuite bathrooms. You will also be staying in a mountain huts (two) in twin rooms with shared baths. You will also have a farm stay where you will stay in dorm-style rooms with shared bathroom and simple facilities. A limited number of singles are available for most but not all lodgings. You can select this option at registration.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
Norway is spectacular. Eira (the Norwegian guide) was great.
👍 bike ride, Avdal gard. 👎 - weather: although not under AGC’s control, August is one of the 2 wettest months in southern/western Norway, so I would avoid going during this month.
Highlights of the trip for me were meeting the wonderful women who also appreciate adventures outdoors, the hike to the top of the mountain and the farm at the top of the waterfall. And most of all, walking on the glacier!
Since we were the first group to take the Norway trip, we all learned a lot. The accommodations were all very nice, clean and friendly. No changes there. Our adventures were made more challenging by the weather. Reinforce the importance of gloves and warm clothing, waterproof gear is already emphasized, although the amount of rain we had was hard to protect against. Stress not to over pack. Moving around becomes a chore for those with enormous suitcases.
Beautiful scenic areas, the great Bergen train ride, unique locations ( Finse and Aurland esp) And diversity of activities hiking, kayaking esp.
Highlights- unbelievably beautiful scenery, loved the Borglund Stave Church visit and hike on Kings Road, fantastic hikes overall Shortfalls- wasn’t prepared for quite so much rain and wind, it was unsettling to hear the local guide say on several different days, “No, I haven’t done this hike” or “I’ve never been here before.” Wish the kayaking had been longer.
Highlights: glacier climb, kayaking, last 19 miles of Navvies Road, hike to farm, Bergen Magic Ice Bar. Anne
Mountain Biking from Finse to Flam was epic! Best ride of my life! The Stave Church tour was amazing. Oslo and Bergen had too many museums to visit!! An extra day in both highly recommended. The beauty of Norway wild was indescribable!! Waterfalls never got old. Food was delicious. Hello salmon!!!
Comrades. Scenic beauty Kayaking fjords 5 hour fjord ferry to Bergen UNESCO fjord ride out if Aurland. Abundance of fish based meals