Celebrating 50 years of Adventure Travel

Overview

Share a weeklong journey across Norway's majestic mountains and breathtaking fjords. En route from Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord, marvel at the Nærøyfjord, the Sognefjorden, and the famous Voringsfossen waterfall. Wind up one of Norway's most panoramic routes, Sognefjellveien, and the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe. Explore the lovely town of Lom: pop into its famous bakery and visit a 12th-century stave church. End the trip with a memorable trek to the mighty summit of Galdhopiggen, the highest in Norway, and be rewarded with dazzling views. It's a trip packed with camaraderie and led by top MT Sobek Norway guide Anne Stine Mathisen.

  • Feel the thrill of climbing Galdhopiggen, Norway's highest summit at 8,100 feet

  • Experience the breathtaking scenery of Hardangerfjord and Eidfjord, and the spectacular Voringsfossen waterfall

  • Journey to Sognefjellveien - one of Europe's highest mountain passes - and explore cosmopolitan Oslo

  • Arrive: Oslo, Norway
  • Depart: Oslo, Norway
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Group Size: 4-16 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 16 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Arrive in Oslo & Head to Rjukan

    After a welcome and brief meeting at the airport in Oslo, drive to Rjukan, and check into the hotel. The afternoon is free to relax, explore the town, or check out the wellness area at the hotel before dinner.

  • Day02

    Hike to the Summit of Gaustatoppen

    Get ready for a full day of hiking up to the summit of Gaustatoppen. The path up is rocky but fairly wide, with some narrow parts as it nears the summit. Stop for lunch along the way and from the top, take in spectacular vista of southern Norway (weather permitting). There's an option to descend by tram, shortening the hike. Then drive to the next destination, Geilo, a charming mountain town nestled right between two national parks. Enjoy the resort's award-winning spa before dinner at the hotel.

    • Accommodation: Vestlia Resort
    • Activity: 5-7 hours/4.5 miles hiking with approximately 2400' elevation gain & loss
    • Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day03

    Hike in Hardangervidda & Hallingskarvet National Parks

    Fuel up on breakfast and set out for an easy hike in the nearby national parks of Hardangervidda and Hallingskarvet. After the hike on the plateau, paired with scenic views, continue the drive all the way down to the Hardangerfjord region. Make a stop along the way at the majestic Voringsfossen waterfall. If the weather is rough on the plateau, hike further down in the valley and to the bottom of the waterfall, seeing it up close and personal. Arrive to the small community of Eidfjord and enjoy dinner at a restaurant in town.

    • Accommodation: Quality Hotel Voringfoss
    • Activity: 2-3 hours/3 miles hiking with 500' elevation gain & loss
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day04

    Explore Sognefjorden & Cruise through Næroyfjorden

    Leave Eidfjord today to explore the next fjord, Sognefjorden - by bus, boat and foot. Drive through the mountain village of Voss, and continue down to Gudvangen, to hop on a ferry along the famous fjord of Næroyfjorden and all the way into Aurland. Take a great hike in the Aurlands river valley; turn around at Osterbo and hike back the same way. After the hike, continue to Lærdal, crossing Sognefjorden, and then all the way to the town of Marifjora, home for the next two nights. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

    • Accommodation: Torvis Hotel
    • Activity: 2-3 hours/4 miles hiking with 1000' elevation gain & loss
    • Transportation: 3.5-hour private van transfer & 2-hour ferry transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day05

    Hike from Marifjora to the Summit of Molden

    Today, hike to the great summit of Molden (3,676'), starting from the hotel in Marifjora. This is the trip's longest hike, with a picnic lunch and incredible views along the way. Upon reaching the viewpoint at the summit, marvel at the sight of the fjords below, stretching in every direction. Hike back to the hotel, unwind with a stretching session, and have a lovely dinner together.

    • Accommodation: Torvis Hotel
    • Activity: 5-7 hours/8 miles hiking with 3000' elevation gain & loss & yoga
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day06

    Circular Hike from Turtagro & Drive to Lom

    Say goodbye to Marifjora this morning and move on to the national park of Jotunheimen. Drive along the Sognefjellveien - one of Europe's highest mountain passes (4,700') with wild and spectacular mountain scenery. Reach the mountain hotel of Turtagro, the starting point for today's hike through a scenic valley, with a picnic lunch en route. Hike back to Turtagro and transfer to the town of Lom, the base for the next two nights. Check into the hotel, then stop by the town's great bakery and a 12th-century stave church. Have dinner at the hotel.

    • Accommodation: Fossheim Hotel
    • Activity: 4-6 hours/3.5 miles hiking with 900' elevation gain & loss
    • Transportation: 2-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day07

    Tackle the Mighty Galdhopiggen Summit

    Today you will climb the highest summit in Norway on a strenuous hike to Galdhopiggen at 8,100-feet elevation. Drive up to Juvasshytta, and from there start the crossing of a glacier, locally known as "the ugly glacier." Use a harness and a rope as extra security gear and hike a steeper section on snow. At the summit, marvel at the views and enjoy a drink at the restaurant. Easier hikes in Jotunheimen National Park are available as an alternative. Gather up at the hotel in time for tonight's farewell dinner.

    • Accommodation: Fossheim Hotel
    • Activity: 6-8 hours/6 miles hiking with 2000' elevation gain & loss
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day08

    Train Ride to Oslo

    After breakfast, head out for one last stop at the bakery or the local gift stores, and then drive to Otta, where you catch the train to Oslo. Arrive in Oslo in the early afternoon and transfer to the Oslo airport for your homebound flight. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

    • Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer & 3-hour train ride
    • Meals: Breakfast
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

MT Sobek has been pioneering unique group adventures for 50 years, bringing together active adventurers who seek camaraderie in the great outdoors.

Reason #02

Follow local expert guides as you explore Norwegian towns, cross crystal glaciers and tackle Norway's highest summit at 8,100'.

Reason #03

Norway is one of our most popular destinations & this new women's adventure combines hearty hikes with relaxing lodgings - many with fantastic spas.

Meet Our Guides

Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Strenuous but rewarding hikes and scenic drives through Norway's pristine landscapes, boat rides through fjords, glacier treks, town tours, and spa time.

  • Lodging

    Historic hideaways, stylish alpine resorts, and a slick contemporary urban retreat as the finale - all featuring spas and/or stellar restaurants.

  • Climate

    The weather will change quickly. Temperatures will range daily between 40 and 70°F. Sun, rain and even snow on some summits are expected.

FAQ

  • Who will meet me on arrival?

    You will be met by your guide at the Oslo airport upon your arrival. The group will then immediately transfer to Rjukan (approximately 3 hours) and check into your hotel.

  • What makes this trip unique for women?

    We aim to inspire confidence through goal-oriented activities and by learning new outdoor skills. But mostly we just like to bring groups of cool women together to have fun - that's all!

  • Will our guides be women?

    Some will, but we do not require that the guides on our women's trips be women. We only require that they be outstanding guides - the best in the business.

  • Can I join a women's only trip if I am not a woman?

    Our scheduled departures of this trip are for women only. We are happy to schedule private departures of this itinerary to all of our guests, or recommend similar trips that we offer.

  • Will I see the Northern Lights on this trip?

    It is not likely that you will see Northern Lights. This trip is in the summertime and therefore there will only be 1-2 hours of darkness per night. The Northern Lights are only visible during winter months, when it's dark most of the day.

  • What type of hiking/walking shoes are recommended for this trip?

    You will need good hiking boots for this trip, with ankle support and lug soles. Medium weight and waterproofed would be ideal.

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    Aug 31 - Sep 07, 2019
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  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • 1 glass of wine or beer at dinner
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All group entrance fees, activities, and ground transportation
  • Arrival and departure day airport transfers

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  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Airport transfers if arriving and departing outside of Day 1 and Day 8
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