Fjord Norway is perfect for active experiences, and on this trip you get to experience a lot! If you want to add a few more days of relaxation, or perhaps on the contrary even more active experiences, you can change the trip to suit you and your travel companions.
An active round trip between Hardanger, Voss and Flåm
This is an active round trip: you’ll experience hiking in Rosendal, summer skiing, glacier walking, the famous Trolltunga, rafting and cycling the Navvies’ Road.
The trip starts in Oslo and you head for beautiful Rosendal. In Rosendal, you can rent a bicycle and try one of the many great cycle routes the region has to offer. Rosendal is also a great starting point for wonderful walks, including the challenging Mount Melderskin (1,426 m) towering behind the Baroniet, a small castle from the 1660s, or Mount Malmangernuten (890 m). At Baroniet, you can have lunch, take a stroll in the lovely park and admire the roses in the rose garden.If you are interested in learning about the history of Folgefonna glacier and life in the Hardangerfjord, it is worth taking a trip to the Folgefonn centre in the center of Rosendal.
Bondhus → Jondal →
The next morning, you start off by an easy walk to the picture perfect Bondhusvatnet lake before you continue on to Jondal. It’s an easy walk on a gravel road in beautiful surroundings.
FONNA Glacier Ski Resort is situated high above the Hardangerfjord on Folgefonna, Norway’s third biggest glacier. Here you can ski in the summer and go on a guided glacier hike with Folgefonni Breførerlag.
Folgefonna → Odda → Trolltunga →
In the morning, a guided tour of the glacier awaits. After the tour, head for Odda, There, you can join a RIB boat trip that includes cider tasting, which is a great way of charging your batteries for the following day’s hike to Trolltunga, one of the iconic hikes in Fjord Norway, the next morning. It’s a challenging hike, so make sure you are well rested, and not least, that you start early in the morning. Suitable equipment is also important. Don’t do the hike in poor weather. You can stay overnight in Odda, but there are many other good accommodation options in the area, for example Hotel Ullensvang in Lofthus. The hike from Skjeggedal to Trolltunga is about 20 km there and back, and takes 10–12 hours in total. A new 4 km-road through Skjeggedal has now been constructed that makes the walk a bit shorter. The car park at the end has limited capacity, so get there early. We recommend doing the guided hike to Trolltunga with Via Ferrata en route!
After a good night's sleep, you are hopefully rested after the hike to Trolltunga. Now the trip continues to Ulvik, where you’ll spend the night after what will be a relaxing day. Several of the farms in Ulvik make their own juice and cider, and three of them offer guided tours and tasting sessions for groups.
The next day, continue on to Voss. Voss is known for the annual extreme sports event Ekstremsportveko, and there are plenty of experiences to choose from for active travellers. Kayaking, rafting, canyoning, a wind tunnel, climbing park and guided walks are all on offer. Voss is also known for its traditional food. If you would like to try local meat, we can recommend the Thursday ‘komletorsdag’ menu at Vangen Café, of vossakorv sausage and meat from Selheim gard.
Flåm → Gudvangen →
In Flåm, you can rent a bicycle, take the Flåm Railway to Myrdal and then onwards to Haugastøl, and cycle the Navvies’ Road (Rallarvegen) down again to Flåm. You can also get off the train at Finse or Myrdal and only cycle parts of the Navvies’ Road. From Myrdal, there’s only the best part left: 20 km down the Flåmsdalen valley. There are several places to spend the night in Flåm, with great views of the fjord and good local food.
The next morning you’ll have time for an adventure by RIB-boat and experience the Aurlandsfjord and the first part of the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord and the beautiful Sagfossen Waterfall.