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.
Here in the rugged and infinitely stunning landscape of Norway, the sense of remote wilderness is omnipresent. Pedal through lush valleys tucked beneath dramatic snow-blanketed peaks. Hike amid waterfalls and epic vistas. Kayak on pristine fjords. Take it all in from welcoming hotel hideaways. Family adventure awaits at the edge of the Arctic Circle.
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 with your family in the Norwegian countryside, a nature lover’s paradise | Gain fascinating insights on centuries of Norwegian life at the open-air Voss Folkemuseum | Kick back 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.
Feast your eyes on 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 amid thundering waterfalls through a serene valley | 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)
Jump aboard 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 | Families 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 | Spin 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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