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7 days - Join us for a Norway in a Nutshell® experience with a difference.
The journey through the Aurland valley is one of the most dramatic and pretty short hikes in Norway. This 3-day trek starts at Finse, takes you over Klemsbu to Geiterygghytta on day 1, and continues over Steinbergdalen to Østerbø on day 2.
On the last day the magnificent route from Østerbø to Vassbygdi will take you trough the Aurland valley. We combine the trek with a train trip from Oslo to Finse at the start, a stay in Flåm and an express boat to Bergen. We have also thrown in a RIB boat safari up the narrow Nærøyfjord.
Think wildflowers, nature, charming lodges, fantastic scenery and company!
- Travel on foot through the magnificent Norwegian mountain
- 24-hour support with our Norwegian office
- Enjoy an afternoon walk underneath the majestic Hardangerjøkullen glacier
- Experience the simplicity and friendliness of your fellow Norwegian mountain walkers - say 'hei' as they pass by, eat together the satisfying breakfast buffets and marvel at walkers of all ages pass you by!!
- Breathe deeply the fresh mountain air, walk on well-trodden and maintained paths and stop to enjoy your lunch pack on top of the ridges
- Express boat from Flåm to Bergen via the Sognefjord – Norway´s longest fjord
- Visit Flåm (Norway in a Nutshell® station)
- Day 1
- Arrive Oslo
- Day 2
- Train Oslo to Finse
- Day 3
- Hike to Geiterygghytta
- Day 4
- Hike to Østerbø
- Day 5
- Østerbø - Vassbygdi - Flåm
- Day 6
- Nærøyfjord RIB safari & Bergen
- Day 7
- Tour ends in Bergen
- Start Place
- Oslo, Scandinavia
- End Place
- Bergen, Scandinavia
- Destinations Visited
- 7 Days
Travel on foot through the magnificent Norwegian mountains. Train from Oslo return, Flåm Railway journey and train to Bergen.
- All accommodation (5-nights) in twin/double rooms.
- Daily breakfast and other meals as described
- Train Oslo-Finse with seat reservation
- Trekking notes and map
- Express boat Flåm-Bergen
- 24-hour emergency phone number in Norway
International flights, travel insurance, gratitudes and items of a personal nature.
Day 1 - Arrive Oslo
Arrive Oslo at any time on day one and make your own way to our centrally located hotel close to the main train station Oslo S.
AccommodationComfort Hotel Grand Central
Day 2 - Train Oslo to Finse
In the morning take the train from Oslo up the valleys of south-eastern Norway to the highest point at Finse at 1222m. Check-in and enjoy afternoon walks underneath the majestic Hardangerjøkullen glacier. Dinner and overnight at Finse.
Day 3 - Hike to Geiterygghytta
After breakfast tie your trekking boots and start the walk north over Klemsbu to Geiterygghytta. You prepare your own lunch pack at Finse before you head off. Lunch packing material provided at the breakfast buffet. Make sure to pack plenty to eat as hiking and the fresh mountain air will make you hungry!
The walk takes approximately 5 hours.
Dinner and overnight at Geiterygghytta.
Day 4 - Hike to Østerbø
Enjoy a hearty breakfast, pack your own lunch and set off towards Steinbergdalen and on to Østerbø.
The walk takes approximately 7 hours . Dinner and overnight at Østerbø Turisthytte.
AccommodationAurlandsdalen Turisthytte Østerbø (mountain hut).
Day 5 - Østerbø - Vassbygdi - Flåm
Savour local specialities at breakfast, and pack your lunch (incl. thermos) for the last and most spectacular hike through the Aurland valley down to Vassbygi. This is the classic hike down the valley of Aurland! The nature is wild and breathtaking, with steep walls, rivers and waterfalls. We pass old settlements from 1850. The path is, in general, easy to walk, but some minor parts are exposed. Duration: 6 hrs.
On arrival catch the local bus from Vassbygdi to Flåm (departs afternoons during summer – timing to be advised - bus ticket paid locally). Dinner and overnight in Flåm.
AccommodationFlåmsbrygga or similar
Day 6 - Nærøyfjord RIB safari & Bergen
Enjoy a morning fjord safari by RIB boat through the narrow Nærøyfjord. In the early afternoon board an express boat from Flåm to Bergen via the Sognefjord – Norway´s longest fjord. Overnight Bergen.
Day 7 - Tour ends in Bergen
Our tour ends after breakfast in Bergen. Ask us for options to stay on in Bergen a few extra days.
All prices listed are per person. Please note that 2019 prices are indicative only.
14 Sep 2019
15 Sep 2019
Bus Vassbygdi - Flåm (16:40-17:10) NOK80
Interactive Tour Map
Packing List - Summer Trekking in Norway
Proper equipment is essential for hiking in the mountains. The weather can be unstable and may change quickly, so it is important to bring warm clothes, raingear as well as shorts. Mountain boots are recommended, and they should be well broken in. Bedding, dishes and cutlery are available at all lodges. A sleeping sack and towel are necessary for all tours. Correct packing requires good planning. Your backpack should not weigh more than 8-10 kilos. We suggest you bring the following clothes and hiking gear during your summer hiking in Norway.
wool, part wool or synthetic underwear
wind jacket/anorak or all-weather jacket
shirt or light sweater of wool or fleece
In pack or pockets
rain jacket (if your jacket isn't all-weather)
rain trousers (if your trousers isn't all-weather)
sweater/jacket, wool or fleece
wool, part wool or synthetic long underwear
sleeping bag/sleeping liner
first aid kit
extra underwear (trousers, shirt, socks)
extra indoor trousers (optional)
map and compass
map case (with pencil and paper)
thermos or water bottle
Total weight: 7 - 12 kg.
For tent camping you also need
cook set and fuel
plate and cutlery
you can leave out a thermos
Total weight can easily be 15 - 20 kg for tenting
Other useful gear
"Til fots i Norge" guidebook
In forests you can get along with less gear and need not have the quality needed for mountain tours. The same applies to sheltered areas along the coast.
Spring and autumn can have winter weather in the mountains, so extra warm clothing is essential.
Pack light and don't take too much!
Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours with 50 Degrees North. Please ensure that you have this organised as we will need to see proof of this upon issuing your tour documentation. Please contact us for a quote or visit http://www.suresave.net.au/