Region Overviews: Norway Travel Guide: Overview
Welcome to Norway, one of the largest and most extensive playgrounds for outdoor enthusiasts! Norway is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.
Challenge your sense of time and space in Norway—a place where wind and water have teamed up to create a dramatic landscape, millennia in the making. Paddle amid impossibly steep fjords, explore idyllic alpine meadows on foot and bike through green valleys flanked by snowcapped peaks. Come to Norway and admire nature's handiwork on an epic scale.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels
Start Voss / End Bergen
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Trek in the Norwegian countryside, a nature lover’s paradise | The open-air Voss Folkemuseum provides fascinating insights on centuries of Norwegian life | Relax at our picturesque timber farmhouse retreat.
Nestled in the rolling countryside, this lovingly restored boutique hotel—formerly a timber farmhouse—has been family-owned since 1778.
Behold Skjervsfossen, with its twin falls plunging from dramatic heights | Bike along Skjervsfossen valley and a sparkling lake that reflects the surrounding snowcapped mountains | Wind through lovely apple orchards en route to the plateau above Ullensvang | Hike through a peaceful valley contrasted by thundering waterfalls | Tackle the invigorating Monk Steps, a picturesque trail lined with stones laid by 12th-century monks | At the top—some 3,000 feet above the fjord—incredible vistas of Hardangervidda and Folgefonna National Parks unfold.
This family-run hotel, set on the shore of Hardangerfjord, affords tremendous views of the waterway and Folgefonna glacier. (pool, spa)
Grab a paddle, hop in a kayak and experience Norway's beauty from a different perspective | Explore the fjord's sapphire waters, soaking in views of the Rosendal Alps soaring overhead | Kayak to tiny Kalven Island for lunch alfresco | A scenic ferry ride on Bjørnefjorden leads to our luxurious waterfront hideaway | Feeling adventurous? Try an exhilarating plunge into the fjord! | Scenic biking awaits on Tysnesøy, a verdant island centered around a rocky mountain | Pedal along quiet roads, keeping your eyes peeled for glimpses of the Rosendal Alps and Folgefonna glacier | Embark on a very Norwegian pastime—fishing—on the Bjørnefjorden | Savor the bounty of the sea with a farvel lunch of fresh-caught fish.
Soak in panoramic vistas of Bjørnefjorden and its lush islands from this luxurious waterfront hotel. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.