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Norway Family Multi-Adventure Tour – Teens & Kids

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Nordic Adventure from Voss to Bergen

From $3,999 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$800 for sgl. occ.)

It's a land of myths and legends. Where summer days extend into night with a midnight sun. Bike family-friendly routes through green valleys nestled among snowcapped peaks. Hike past pristine lakes and Viking burial grounds. Kayak the peaceful waters of extraordinary fjords. Take it all in from enchanting hotel hideaways. Let Norway be the setting for a legendary family vacation.

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Norway

Start Voss / End Bergen

Norway's Lofoten Islands Walking & Hiking Tour map

Highlights

  • Ramble with your family in western Norway's fjord region, where history comes alive amid thundering waterfalls and quaint farms
  • Kayak atop the sapphire waters of Hardangerfjord, relishing views of the Rosendal Alps en route to a picturesque island
  • Cycle quiet roads in search of Viking burial grounds on Tysnesøy, a forested island with a rock-strewn mountain at its heart
  • Climb the soaring Monks Steps, where epic vistas of Hardangervidda and Folgefonna National Parks are truly breathtaking
Norway

Start Voss / End Bergen

Norway's Lofoten Islands Walking & Hiking Tour map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Set out on a family trek in the Norwegian countryside, an outdoor paradise | The open-air Stalheim Folk Museum fascinates adults and kids alike with insights on centuries of Norwegian life | Sample tasty homemade treats at a mountain farm in the dramatic Nærøyfjord Valley | Behold Tvindefossen, a beautiful cascade whose water is believed to have rejuvenating powers | Bike along a sparkling lake that reflects the surrounding snowcapped mountains.

Day 3 Wind through lovely apple orchards en route to the plateau above Ullensvang | Hike through a peaceful valley that showcases two 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.

Day 4 Experience Norway's beauty from a different perspective—in a kayak! | Explore the fjord's sapphire waters, soaking in views of the Rosendal Alps soaring overhead | Paddle to tiny Kalven Island for lunch al fresco | A scenic ferry ride on Bjørnefjorden leads to our luxurious waterfront hideaway | Feeling adventurous? Try an exhilarating plunge into the fjord!

Days 5-6 Relish a day of scenic family biking on Tysnesøy, a verdant island centered around a rocky mountain | Spin along quiet roads, keeping your eyes peeled for Viking burial grounds | Embark on a very Norwegian pastime—fishing—on the Bjørnefjorden | Savor the bounty of the sea with a farvel lunch of fresh-caught fish.

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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Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,999 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,599 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,899 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $6,499 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $7,999 pp dbl occ

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The sky’s the limit! Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Whether you're looking for a honeymoon trip for 2, a 30-person family reunion or a 100-person corporate trip, we can do it all. A dedicated Custom Trip Consultant will work closely with you to bring your dreams to reality. Call us at 800-462-2848 to speak with your Custom Trip Consultant or click on the button below.

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Prices

From $3,999 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$800 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

Stalheim Hotel, Norway
Stalheim Hotel

Stalheim (1 night)

Hotel Ullensvang, Norway
Hotel Ullensvang

Ullensvang (2 nights)

Solstand Hotel, Bergen, Norway
Solstrand Hotel

Osoyro (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Norway

More On This Trip

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Casual Hotels

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Stalheim Hotel, Norway

Stalheim Hotel

Stalheim (1 night)

With stunning views of Norway's highest waterfall and the Nærøyfjord Valley, this historic hotel has its own folk museum.

Hotel Ullensvang, Norway

Hotel Ullensvang

Ullensvang (2 nights)

This family-run hotel, set on the shore of Hardangerfjord, affords tremendous views of the waterway and Folgefonna glacier. (pool, spa)

Solstand Hotel, Bergen, Norway

Solstrand Hotel

Osoyro (2 nights)

Soak in panoramic vistas of Bjørnefjorden and its lush islands from this luxurious waterfront hotel. (pool, spa)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 4 700 8* 2100
2 Biking 20* 2100 28* 2600
Biking 33 3300
3 Walking/Hiking 4 1300 5 1500 7 3300
4 Kayaking Kayaking around Kalven Island (4 Hours)
5 Biking 19* 3000 29* 3900 34* 4600
6 Other Fishing Excursion (3 Hours)
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Custom Kids Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Backroads is the only travel company to manufacture its own line of kid's bikes. While the wheels might be small, the performance is big—it's the perfect choice for kids. On all Backroads Family Trips, you'll find 20" and 24" bicycles for the younger set. They say good things come in small packages; when it comes to bikes for kids of all ages, Backroads is the expert.

Custom Kids Bikes

Custom Kids Bikes (Included)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Why Travel with Backroads in Norway

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Norway have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Norway with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multi-adventure concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

Plenty of Kids on Your Trip

It may be hard to imagine being on a family trip with no other families on it—but it happens regularly with some companies. On a Backroads Family Adventure there are typically several families on each departure, creating more opportunities for your kids to make new friends as they try fun things together – which is a big part of the experience.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

In Europe Since 1988

Backroads has been welcoming active travelers to Europe since before the Berlin Wall came down. Today it's virtually our second home. We know the perfect roads and trails, the most scenic valleys and hilltop towns, the hidden churches and gem-like museums, the up-and-coming vintners and celebrated chefs—and, of course, all the best places to stay.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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