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.
Fjords—extraordinary geologic wonders. And Norway is home to an enviable collection. Be humbled as your family's ferry cruises across magnificent Sognefjord, Norway's deepest fjord, an ideal gateway to vigorous shoreline hikes through serene valleys, quiet villages and dense pine forests. Welcome to a gloriously unique perspective.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
Start Voss / End Bergen
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Hike with your family across fertile valleys dotted with wildflowers, farms and waterfalls | Savor delicious homemade specialties at a mountain farm | Exhibits depicting Norwegian life from the Middle Ages to World War II are on display at the privately owned Stalheim Folk Museum.
With stunning views of Norway's highest waterfall and the Nærøyfjord Valley, this historic hotel has its own folk museum.
Explore among Norway’s pristine fjords by boat and by foot | Families join a local guide to discover the rural landscape and learn more about its flora and fauna | Behold Urnes Stave Church, a World Heritage site built in the 12th century | A guided excursion on sapphire-blue Nigardsbreen Glacier awaits | Ferry through spectacular Nærøyfjord, Europe’s narrowest fjord.
This small family-built inn, dating back more than 300 years, offers charming guest rooms and a lovely setting along the Sognefjord.
A steep walk from the charming waterfront community of Fjærland leads to a fantastic vista of Jostedalsbreen Glacier | The world-famous Norwegian Glacier Museum is a must-see | Savor a farm-fresh lunch in a restored cottage | Ramble through peaceful Mundal Valley or take a challenging and unforgettable hike to the foot of Flatbreen Glacier—the choice is yours! | Get to know historic Balestrand, an inviting artists’ village with two burial mounds from the Viking age | Sweeping views of the Sognefjord’s sparkling waters and surrounding snowcapped peaks await in Balestølen | If you’re feeling brave, indulge in a post-hike dip in the invigorating glacier-fed waters | Enjoy a family dinner at a unique eatery set in the middle of an orchard.
Admire panoramic views of one of the world's longest fjords from the rambling verandas of this Swiss-style inn, operating since 1752.
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. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.
The terrain on this trip includes a mix of level meadow paths, and rugged forest and mountain trails. The substantial elevation gain and loss (as well as some rocky and uneven paths) can make the routes feel more challenging than the mileage may suggest.
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.
We ordinarily staff our trips with three leaders: two leaders out on the trail offering support—allowing everyone to have the experience they want, whether it's an easygoing interpretative walk or a rigorous hike—while the third leader moves the van from trailhead to trail end. This trip is a little different in that our routes are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. This means that you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van.