7 day, Fjord hiking Holiday Norway

Experience the variety and beauty of Norway, hiking the fjords, high sea cliffs, glacial terrain, and islands on this guided hiking holiday in Norway.

Location

Day 1: Warm-up hike on the Haugsvarden

Start trip at 10.30 in Nordfjordeid. After pick up, you go for a warming up hike close to Nordfjordeid. We often hike the Haugsvarden. An easy hike towards the summit where you can enjoy your lunch package and fjord view no matter the weather.

The hike will reward you with a 360-degree view over the different fjords around you. A nice gimmick at the top is a plaque with all the names and altitudes of the surrounding mountain tops.


Duration: appr 4 hrs

 

Elevation: 350m up & down (1150 ft)

Day 2: Enjoy the Atlantic coast with white beaches and endless views

Along the Atlantic coast on the islands there’s a rugged, windblown landscape with less vegetation, some surprisingly exotic white sandy beaches and endless ocean views. Depending on the wind and clouds your guide chooses a suitable hike. One of our favourites is to the Veten.


Duration: 4 – 6 hrs

 

Elevation: 550m up & down (1800 ft)

Day 3: Explore the hidden gem that is the Ålfotenfjord

A little hidden fjordarm we love is the Ålfotenfjord, it has a fantastic valley where we often hike combined with fishing or swimming. While hiking you will be surrounded by lakes, forests, deer, 3000 ft rockfaces, huge boulders, little rivers and waterfalls. And the best part is that you will have all this for yourself. You can hike as far as your feet can take you.


Duration: appr 5 hrs

 

Elevation: 600m up & down (1970 ft)

Day 4: Enjoy a day off or go on an optional kayak adventure

Today you can have a relaxing day off or go on an optional kayak tour with your group. After breakfast and checking out of the cabin we will pick up the kayaks and set out on the fjord.

Enjoy the silence and the beauty of pure Norwegian nature. From the kayak you get to experience the fjord from a different angle. Eat your lunch package at an abandoned farm along the fjord. Typical kayak day would be: instructions, 2 hr paddle, lunch break, 2 hr paddle.


Add-on price: 850 NOK to be paid at location

Day 5: Hike up the stunning rockfaces of the Norangsfjord and Hjørundfjord

Deeper inside the fjords we find the steepest and most narrow rockfaces that are over 1800 meters (5900 ft) high. Mount Saksa is a well-known mountain in this area. There are two options, a shorter hike overlooking the beautiful Norangsfjord on one side and the Hjørundfjord on the other side. Or, hike up 1000 meters (3200 ft) to the summit, with majestic views of the fjords and the Sunnmøre Alps.


Duration: appr 5 hrs

 

Elevation: 600m up & down (1970 ft)

Day 6: Explore the UNESCO world heritage listed Geirangerfjord

Today you might explore the Lodalen glacier area. Start with a historic hike along Lodalen lake, where villages were wiped out by a 70 meter (230 ft) high Tsunami twice at the start of 1900. Continue with a hike to the Bødalsglacier with a lunch break at the summer farm. Maybe the cows come to greet you. These hikes give you a full day without too strenuous hiking.

Alternatively, you might do a hike in another area: the hike from Geiranger to Skageflå. You will get a spectacular view down into the narrow fjord, over to the abandoned farm on the other side, and the Seven Sisters Waterfall. This hike is more technical, 2x 400m steep and up and down, but the views are more than worth the effort.


Duration & elevation: depends on hike

Day 7: The end of the journey

Today marks the end of the hiking holiday in the Norwegian fjords. After breakfast, you will be driven back to Nordfjordeid where the journey comes to an end at around 10.00 (10 am)

What to bring

There are a couple of things you really don’t want to forget to bring on this 7 day hiking holiday in Norway

  • Good hiking shoes, already broken in
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof rain jacket and pants

Here we have a packing list of a general summer day hike

In 2021,  on this specific trip, we can only accept guests that are vaccinated or have had COVID-19 in the past 6 months, and have a Norwegian/Swedish/Danish COVID-19 certificate or an EU Digital COVID Certificate