Glaciers, fjords & wilderness escapism in Norway
Hike across Jostedal Glacier, take a scenic boat ride through Norway’s beautiful fjords and kayak into the wilderness of Lustrafjorden
Glaciers, fjords & wilderness escapism in Norway
Ascend Jodestal Glacier with crampons and ice axes
Sail and kayak into the uncharted wilderness
Hike to a mountain goat farm for a local cheese tasting
Explore the quaint delights of Bergen’s UNESCO-status waterfront
About your trip
Imagine a landscape pierced with glaciers, where striking fjords sink into serene blue lakes. This is Norway, your ticket to pure nature escapism.
Your long weekend begins in Bergen, a charming city nestled between vast mountains and fjords – your gateway to wild, beautiful Norway. From here, you’ll venture beyond the city and hike across Jostedal Glacier. You’ll sea-kayak through the fjords of Lustrafjorden, and you’ll take a boat ride into uncharted wilderness.
This is five days of immersion in Norway’s pure landscapes, which you’ll experience with a group of like-minded adventurers. Are you ready?
- Accommodation in twin rooms
- Local transport
- Most meals included
- Max 14 travellers per group
- ATOL protected
- Private airport transfers
Remember, flights aren't included and prices are based on sharing a twin room. If you'd like to upgrade to a single room, you can add this during the booking process or by contacting our Customer Experience team.
Day 01 Scandinavian city charms in Bergen
Welcome to Bergen, a picturesque city on the banks of a North Sea inlet, overlooking a landscape of mountains and fjords. An airport transfer will greet you off your flight and take you into the city. We recommend landing early, to give yourself plenty of time to explore the characterful streets. Take some time to explore its art galleries, meander down to its UNESCO-status waterfront or seek out the best seafood along Fisketorget Harbour. You could equally catch a cable-car up to the peak of Fløyen for panoramic views over the city and bay.
Day 02 Sail into the remote wilderness
Enjoy a scenic drive this morning along the coastal roads of Route 16. With a quick stop at Tvindefossen Waterfall and the UNESCO-status Nærøydalen Valley, you’ll arrive in Gudvangen, where you’ll embark on a boat trip across the fjords. Make your way across the open waters to Skjerdal Wharf, where you’ll hike 90 minutes up to a mountain goat farm. Here, you’ll learn about local methods of cheese production (with an exclusive opportunity to eat it, of course), before driving onwards to Marifjøra – a quaint village in Lustrafjorden. *For certain departures, you’ll be staying in Førde instead of Marifjøra. The itinerary will remain the same.
Day 03 Glacier hiking & off-grid adventure
Today’s star activity will see you boat across a glacial lake into Jostedalsbreen National Park, home to the mighty Jodestal Glacier (the largest in mainland Europe – which you’ll be tackling with crampons and axe). Your expert guide will lead you across the glacier, as you crawl through ice caves and navigate deep crevasses. Enjoy a picnic en route, before taking the rest of the day to hike through the pristine forests and mountains of the national park. *For the departures staying in Førde, you’ll hike across Haugabreen Glacier instead.
Day 04 Sea-kayak through a pure fjord landscape
This morning will see you dive straight into four hours of sea-kayaking across Lustrafjorden. The turquoise water here flows fresh from a glacial melt further upstream, forming an inlet of cool beauty. Keep an eye out for seals and porpoises as you go, with views of the jagged mountains unfolding before you. Then, you’ll make the journey back to Bergen, where your adventure began. Settle into your final evening by raising a glass of local beer, enjoying a farewell dinner in a charming family-run restaurant.
Day 05 A leisurely morning in Bergen
After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll have the morning to explore Bergen at a leisurely pace. Then, we’ll arrange a group transfer to take you to the airport. It’s then over to you to arrange your flight onto your next destination. Looking for further Scandi inspiration? Take a peek at our adventures in Iceland, come snow or shine.
Our Favourite Hotels
Browse a selection of our favourite hotels, for a flavour of where you may stay on this trip.
Tørvis Hotel, Marifjøra
Grand 17th-century hotel on the shores of Lustrafjord
This historical building harks back to the 1600s, with beautiful views over the surrounding landscape.
Why we stay here
Minimalist guest rooms with free wifi and balconies overlooking the majestic waters of Lustrafjord. Lounge areas are decorated with antiquities and the deck is an ideal place to admire the fjord.
"I have now been on 3 Flash Pack trips this year, and will no doubt be doing more next year! I've recommended them to friends - the trips are always well organised, the people that go have so far been amazing, and i've made some friends for life. "
"The Norway trip was perfect from start to finish. The guide was great, the hotels and activities were excellent, and the company was awesome!"
"It was an amazing experience. My first trip with Flash Pack, and I didn't know what to expect. They helped me every step of the way getting to Norway. I loved the activities of the trip, and was very lucky to share it with an amazing group of people."
"From booking to coming home, Flash Pack is an absolute class act. The Norway trip is jam packed with adventure, great food, and beautiful views. Our tour guide and the activity guides were so incredibly knowledgeable about Norway and kept us safe. "
Fly into and out of Bergen Airport (BGO).
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 – but we’ll always do our best to ensure it has little impact on your experience. From time to time, we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh and exciting.
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