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It is wise to consult the experts when planning a hiking trip. Discover Norway has tour suggestions and packages for every taste and level.
Planning a hiking holiday can be a hefty task that involves numerous Google searches, saved bookmarks, price comparisons, map scrutinizing, time estimations, contact form submissions and emails. It is almost more exhausting than the hike to the top of Galdhøpiggen.
Alternatively, you can find a tour operator and let them do the hard work for you. This can be a smart move if you are new to Norway or if you simply don't have hours to spend in front of the computer. After all, they probably know pretty much everything you need to know, in one place.
Founded by outdoor enthusiasts in 1988, Discover Norway base their hiking packages on first-hand experience. They take great pleasure in spending time in nature and have tested most of their offers themselves.
This means that they can give you both their personal opinions and detailed information about the trips, including the level of difficulty and accommodation, making it easy for your to decide if your dream destination is the Lofoten archipelago, the pointy peaks of Jotunheimen, or the national parks Rondane or Dovrefjell.
Find a guided or self-guided hiking package that suits you here.
Enter the fairytale-like landscapes of the Lofoten archipelago. This 7-day tour takes you to craggy mountains, Arctic fjords, white beaches and quaint fishing villages. You will also experience local food and accommodation in a traditional rorbu (fisherman’s cabin).
The first three nights are spent in Stamsund, where your guide Hilde will show you some of her favourite places with astonishing 360 degree views. The last three days will be spent in the charming village of Reine. The tour is suitable for people of average or good physical shape who are accustomed to walking in the mountains.
Price from NOK 16,650 per person in a double room. Available 18-24 June 2018. Book before 15 April.
Walk along the old pilgrim paths of Dovrefjell national park, surrounded by beautiful and varied high mountain terrain. The tour, which follows the old travel route between Oslo and Trondheim, goes back to medieval times so it is literally a journey through Norwegian history.
Dovrefjell is also famous for its rich flora and fauna. After three days of hiking, you end your pilgrimage with a five-hour musk ox safari. The tour combines long walks (5/6 hours per day) with a high level of comfort. Accommodation is arranged in private guesthouses, including the historic Kongsvold Fjeldstue. It is suitable for people in average or good physical shape who are accustomed to walking in the mountains.
Price from NOK 9,350 per person in a double room. Self guided tours including luggage transport are available every Sunday from 15 July to 19 August 2018. Guided tour 15-20 July 2018 from NOK 10,600.
The tranquil mountains south of Rondane National Park has a soothing effect on both mind and body. You will stay at Venabu Fjellhotell, a family-run hotel with a friendly, informal atmosphere and hearty food.
Every day, local guides will take you through fascinating landscapes with plains, peaks, gorges and waterfalls. Along the way you will have ample time for reflection – experience nature to the full and enjoy the diversity of the mountains. You will cover 12-20 kilometres per day.
Price from NOK 6,990 per person in a double room. Available from 9 June to 22 September 2018.
Treat yourself to an unforgettable hiking stay at the mountain lodge Grønolen Fjellgard, known for its hospitality and lovely homemade food.
Your hosts at Grønolen have created an full, varied program that includes everything from summit hikes in Jotunheimen and canyoning to farm visits and sourcream porridge at Grønolen. Accompanied by local tour guides Øyvind and Tor Erik, you will experience some amazing places off the beaten track. The offer is suitable for people in average or good physical shape who are accustomed to hikes of around 6-7 hours every day.
Price from NOK 7,075 per person in a double room. Available 15-20 July, 22-27 July and 29 July to 3 August 2018. Early bird discount before 1 June: NOK 250 per person.
Norway's mightiest mountain massif Jotunheimen is full of towering peaks, sharp edges, screes and glaciers. On the other hand, there are also lots of good hiking paths, clear lakes and swirling streams.
The tour starts with the legendary hike to Besseggen, from east to west. This is followed by a day's march to Glitterheim and further on to the Glittertind summit and Spiterstulen. There you will climb Norway's highest mountain Galdhøpiggen (2,469 metres above sea level) and finish with a night in Lom.
You will spend 8-10 hours of trekking per day, and some parts go through steep and rugged terrain.The tour is suitable for people in good physical shape who are used to mountain hiking with a backpack (up to 8 kg).
Price from NOK 9,500 per person in a double room. Available 22-28 July, 29 July-4 August, 5-11 August 2018. Early bird discount before 1 June: NOK 250 per person.
Rondane was Norway’s first national park. Many Norwegians have discovered their love for the outdoors at this cherished mountain massif.
On this tour, you will stay at Mysuseter for three nights and at Høvringen for three. Mysuseter is a great base for excursions to several magnificent summits like Storronden, Rondeslottet and Veslesmeden. At Høvringen, you can join an exciting excursion to see the musk oxen in Dovrefjell national park. Luggage transport is included, so you will only have a light backpack to carry on the hikes.
Price from NOK 8,950 per person in a double room (self-guided tour). Available every Sunday from 15 July to 26 August 2018.
Norway is an incredible place to explore, with untamed mythical landscapes, mountains, valleys, and fjords. Before you enter the outdoors, get familiar with the nine simple rules of the Norwegian mountain code to help you stay safe.
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