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Norway Family Walking & Hiking Tour – Teens & Kids

Norway's Mountains, Glaciers & Fjords

From $3,798 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$470 for sgl. occ.)

It's the simple things. Hiking with your family through wildflower-strewn meadows and past ancient waterfalls. Savoring farm-fresh meals and sipping homemade cider together. Ferrying along pristine fjords, where charming villages appear around the bend. Norway is a breath of fresh air. So bring your family and take it all in.

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Norway

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Highlights

  • Boat with your family among some of Norway's numerous and unbelievably pristine fjords
  • Trek past idyllic farms, waterfalls and fertile pastures dotted with wildflowers with an expert local guide
  • Discover historic Balestrand, an inviting artists' village with two burial mounds from the Viking Age
  • Enjoy a fun guided family excursion on sparkling sapphire-blue Nigardsbreen Glacier
Norway

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Norway Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Embark on family treks across fertile, wildflower dotted valleys | Visit privately owned Stalheim Folk Museum, where exhibits depicting Norwegian life from the Middle Ages to World War II captivate adults and kids alike | Savor delicious homemade specialties at a mountain farm.

Day 2 Boat among Norway's incredibly pristine fjords | Wolverines live here! Join a local guide to explore the rural landscape and learn more about its flora and fauna | Check out Urnes Stave Church, a World Heritage site built in the 12th century | Ferry through spectacular Nærøyfjord, Europe's narrowest fjord.

Days 3-4 A guided excursion on sapphire-blue Nigardsbreen Glacier awaits | From the charming waterfront community of Fjærland, a steep walk leads to a fantastic vista of Jostedalsbreen Glacier | The world-famous Norwegian Glacier Museum is a must-see for the whole family | Enjoy a farm-fresh lunch in a restored cottage | Feel the power of glacial melt on a thrilling rafting adventure.

Days 5-6 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 | Feeling brave? Youngsters and the young-at-heart take an invigorating dip in glacier-fed waters | Enjoy dinner at a unique local eatery and raise a glass of homemade cider.

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 of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

2018 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $3,798 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,298 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,298 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,298 pp dbl occ

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From $3,798 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$470 for sgl. occ.)

Traveling with Kids

Casual Hotels

Stalheim Hotel
Stalheim Hotel

Stalheim (1 night)

Walaker Hotel
Walaker Hotel

Solvorn (2 nights)

Kvikes Hotel
Kviknes Hotel

Balestrand (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

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Casual Hotels

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Stalheim Hotel

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.

Walaker Hotel

Walaker Hotel

Solvorn (2 nights)

This small family-built inn, dating back more than 300 years, offers charming guest rooms and a lovely setting along the Sognefjord.

Kvikes Hotel

Kviknes Hotel

Balestrand (2 nights)

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

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 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 4 700
2 3 200
Naeroyfjord Ferry (2 Hours)
Solvorn & Ornes Visit (2 Hours)
3 Nigardsbreen Glacier Ice Hike (3 Hours)
Rafting on the Jostedøla River (2.5 Hours)
4 8 1100 6 3100
5 5 1300 6 1600 8 2900
6 Balestrand Guided Walk (1 Hour)
 

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 (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 dinners, 4 lunches

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

The Boat Stops Here

Walking beside pristine fjords and through meadows filled with wildflowers, we really do go where no one else does in Norway – other than the people living there, who point us to all the best spots. And because we’ve built strong local connections, we have many Norwegian friends who are happy to make our explorations a little easier: for instance, by having the public ferry make a special stop just for us after we've hiked among remote farms on the Royal Post Road.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Norway trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

The Best Leaders in Norway

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Norway, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

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.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, 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.

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