Norway Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Norway Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Norway Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Norway Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Norway Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
Norway Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond | Backroads
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Norway Family Walking & Hiking Tour - Older Teens & 20s

Fjords, Mountains & Glaciers North of Bergen

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. 

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels

FROM: $4,199 pp dbl occ
($700 for sgl occ)

Special Kids Prices
Norway Family Multi-adventure Tour
Norway Family Multi-adventure Tour

Norway

Start Voss / End Bergen

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Experience a close encounter with sparkling glacial-blue ice on a guided family hike on Nigardsbreen Glacier
  • Learn about native flora and fauna from a local guide as you hike past idyllic farms, waterfalls and colorful wildflowers
  • Boat among some of Norway`s numerous breathtaking glacier-carved fjords, with cliffs plunging to the sea
  • Discover the Viking-age village of Balestrand with your family, where welcoming artists now ply their creative trade
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

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.

Stalheim Hotel, Norway
Stalheim Hotel
Stalheim​
| Casual Hotel

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

Days 2-3

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.

Torvis No Hotel
Tørvis Hotell
Marifjøra
| Casual Hotel

This peaceful hideaway, housed in a beautiful 17th-century building, is nestled in the vibrant green landscape of Lustrafjord.

Days 4-6

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.

Kvikes Hotel
Kviknes Hotel
Balestrand​
| Casual Hotel

Admire panoramic views of one of the world's longest fjords from the rambling verandas of this Swiss-style inn, operating since 1752.  

Dates & Prices

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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Activity Level: 2-4

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.

Route notes

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.

Daily Route Options

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles | 700 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Other
Solvorn & Ornes Visit (1 hour)
Day 3
Other
Nigardsbreen Glacier Ice Hike (3 hours)
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 8 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 6 miles | 3100 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 5 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles | 1600 ft. gain
Level 4 | 8 miles | 2900 ft. gain
Day 6
Other
Conclusion of the Trip

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 5 lunches
  • 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

Straight talk

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.

Two Leaders

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.

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