On this independant trip spend a couple of nights in the beautiful city of Bergen where you’ll have plenty of walking opportunities once you head up into the surrounding hills. After Bergen, journey deeper into the countryside to enjoy a wealth of walking in and around the Naeroyfjord area.
The holiday starts in historic Bergen - with its famous colourful and iconic warehouse façade, you cannot fail to be impressed by the city. Maybe less known for its walking possibilities, but take the cable car from the centre of town up to Mount Floyen and you will soon see the options for exploring this area on foot. You can also start walking from the city itself but be prepared for a strenuous climb. There is a variety of marked trails whether you want a short stroll to a half day hike, and if you want even more options then there is always Mount Ulriken, the highest of the mountains surrounding Bergen at 643 metres.
Take the scenic train journey from Bergen to Voss and then the very handy bus service towards Gudvangen, which stops at the Hotel Stalheim, where you will be based for 3 nights, perfectly located at the head of Naeroyfjord. Getting out on foot is the best way to make the most of this fabulous area and all the walks start from the front door of the hotel. Either explore the immediate area, take a relatively easy hike up to Nali (meaning ‘the Needle’) for a spectacular view across the Naeroy valley, and also look down over the Stalheim hairpin bends which have remained almost unchanged for the last century.
• Return direct flights between London Gatwick and Bergen
• Airport taxes and charges
• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Bergen on a breakfast basis
• 3 nights hotel accommodation in Voss on a half board basis
• Return bus between Voss and Hotel Stalheim
• Airport transfers (Flybus)
• Return train journey between Bergen and Voss
• Additional meals and optional excursions