- Prices between £1649 - £1749
- 5 days
4 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, including a traditional three-course meal
4 nights’ accommodation in twin room hotels
All activities, from glacier treks to sea-kayaking, included. Local Flash Pack guide and driver
Max 16 Flashpackers
Private airport transfers anytime on Day 1 and group drop-off on Day 5, country travel in private minibus
Tørvis Hotel, Marifjora
Grand 17th-century hotel on the shores of Lustrafjord
Minimalist guest rooms with free wifi and balconies overlooking the majestic waters of Lustrafjord. Lounge areas are stuffed with antiquities and the deck makes a nice spot for fjord watching.
Why we stay here
Torvis’ dining game is strong, with a modern three-course menu (highlight: warm beetroot salad and halibut) served every evening in its decorative dining room.
The Flash Pack Promise
Here at Flash Pack, we’re committed to unique adventures that deliver great value for money. We pack our trips with epic experiences (unlike other companies, all activities are included), hand-pick stylish hotels and match you with like-minded people.
Let the adventure Bergen
Surrounded by mountains and fjords lies the charming city of Bergen, the starting point of your Norwegian adventure. On the shores of a North Sea inlet, this former capital looks fresh out of a storybook with its colourful wooden houses and picturesque harbour. After touching down at Bergen airport, we’ll whisk you into the heart of the city to your hotel. We recommend getting an early flight so that you have plenty of time to explore this hip and lovely hub. Revel in its beautifully preserved history, mooch around the art galleries or tuck into freshly-caught seafood along the Fisketorget harbour. You can also check out the UNESCO waterfront of Brygge or climb Fløyen mountain for views above the city and coastal islands. There’s a thriving bar culture here, perfect for grabbing drinks (check out the booming craft beer scene) as you get to know your fellow Flashpackers. Here’s to new adventures!Read more
RIB boats and a mountain feast
Rev up for the most scenic drive of your life today in a fjord-filled wilderness along Route 16. We’ll stop at Tvindefossen waterfall and the stunning Nærøydalen valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before arriving in Gudvangen village. Swapping four wheels for an RIB boat, we’ll zip across the open waters to Skjerdal Wharf, then hike 90 minutes through sweeping alpine views to Leim mountain goat farm. We’ll learn about how cheese is made and tuck into a lunch of local produce, in this quintessentially Norwegian experience. In the afternoon, more spectacular scenes await as we trek back and drive onwards to Marifjøra, a quaint Norwegian village nestled within the Lustrafjorden. Enroute, we’ll pass the Stegastein viewpoint above the Aurlandsfjorden and stop at Borgund Stave Church, with 12th Century dragon heads and rusting carvings. Washing up in Marifjøra, it’s time for a traditional three-course dinner, including a bonus secret taste of a Norwegian speciality…
Please note: for certain departures we will be staying in Førde instead of Marifjøra, however, the itinerary remains the same.Read more
Ice-hike the Jostedalsbreen glacier
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll boat across a glacial lake into Jostedalsbreen National Park, heading to the edge of Jostedalsbreen glacier. Today, we’ll be tackling this mighty giant, the largest of its kind in mainland Europe, armed with crampons, ropes and axes. Your experienced guides will brief you fully before we set off across the glacier, on a dazzling two-and-a-half hour adventure, dodging ice towers, crawling through caves and navigating deep blue cravasses. It can get steep at times, so you’ll need to be fairly sure-footed but natural steps in the ice will help to pave the way. We’ll stop for a picnic en route before spending the rest of the day hiking through the national park, amid forest, mountains and fresh fjord air. If it’s early in the season with high snowfall, we’ll do the Molden hike instead. Either way, this heart-pumping day is perfect for getting back to nature in true Norwegian style.
Please note: For the departures staying in Førde, we will be hiking across the icy beauty of the Haugabreen glacier instead.Read more
Sea-kayak the fabulous fjords
Today we’ll plunge into the beauty of Norway’s fjords with a four-hour sea kayak across the Lustrafjorden. This 42-kilometre fjord is a joy to paddle around, with bright turquoise water coming fresh from the glacial meltwater upstream. Glide along the calm surface amid a circle of jagged mountains, keeping an eye out for seals and porpoises. Afterwards, we’ll travel Route 55 along the Sognefjord, before catching a fjord ferry from Hella to Vangsness. We’ll then carry onwards to Voss, stopping to admire endless waterfalls and cruising past mountains with hardly a tourist in sight. We’ll drive right up into the Norwegian peaks for a glimpse of life off the beaten track, before descending back down to the lakeside town of Voss. Known as the unofficial adventure capital of Norway, and with a long tradition of beer brewing, this seems a fitting place to toast the end of your adventure with some local beers.Read more
Back to Bergen
It’s been a riveting escape to the wilderness but today our Norwegian adventure draws to a close. Drink in your last window onto the majestic fjords as we drive 90 minutes back to Bergen, dropping you off at the airport before noon. Wherever you head to next, be sure to take hardy Norwegian spirit of adventure with you. Together, you Flashpackers have navigated a glacier, sea-kayaked the fjords and zipped between the mountain lakes by RIB boat. You’ve feasted on traditional Norwegian fare and knocked back every last inch of scenery this incredible country has to offer. It’s been a brilliant, off-radar jump into the unknown and, if you can’t quite face returning yet, why not extend your stay in Bergen? From “art street” to smokin’ seafood, there’s plenty going on here to fuel your wandering soul.Read more
- Fly into and out of Bergen Airport.
- We will drop you back at the airport by midday at the latest on Day 5, so please make sure you book your flight a few hours after this.
- Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh.
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- Camp between trees 3 days
- Hello, Arctic wonderland 4 days
- Twilight ice hikes 4 days
- Laid-back lake life 4 days
- Colour and culture 13 days
- Kayak the waterfalls 5 days