Fjords walking holiday in Norway
Optional single supplement £400.
Minimum age 16.
Description of Fjords walking holiday in Norway
This fjords walking holiday is more of an awakening than an adventure. Staying in one guesthouse for the week on the slopes of Lustrafjord, you will be living and breathing the exhilarating freedom and freshness that these magnificent fjords are famous for, from morning until night. With five full days of guided hiking, we explore the fjords from all angles. By hiking up to the likes of Molden peak (1116m) we can take in the most stunning views of the famous Sognefjord. Or we also take a ferry trip to see the natural magnificence of Naeroyfjord enveloping us from water level.
Norway’s geological gorgeousness is protected by 44 national parks no less, where nearly all motor vehicles are prohibited and freedom to roam is a given. A freedom that we celebrate on visits to Jotunheim National Park for breathtaking hiking, and Jostedal National Park which is home to the Jostedalsbreen icecap, where glacial tongues stick out in every direction and the Nigardsbreen glacier makes for one of the most memorable hikes of the holiday. We also hike on the Bishop’s Trail, aptly named as it does take you into the most heavenly hiking terrain in Breheimen NP, also known as Home of the Glaciers.
The finale of the fjords takes place in the Mørkrisdalen Valley, where we hike through a canyon which amplifies the pounding noise of its immense waterfall which, if you haven’t had your awakening moment yet, will almost surely do the trick.
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1 Reviews of Fjords walking holiday in Norway
Reviewed on 02 Jul 2019 by Barbara Wood
1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?
Interacting with other guests as we discovered Norway
2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?
Walk uphill and steps
3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?
Yes local guide and facility was used
4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?
Few holidays have as little detrimental impact on the environment and local residents as a trekking trip. Erosion on and adjacent to popular paths is a growing problem in certain places and therefore our trip leaders encourage clients to stick to advised routes in order to minimise this. We operate with a ‘leave no trace’ policy, which is enforced by our guides. By using a combination of private transfers and public transport to get to and from Lustrafjord , we also support local infrastructure and businesses. There are also opportunities to take additional guided excursions (e.g. walking on Nigardsbreen glacier) which contribute to local economy.
It all starts at home so we have first worked at reducing our carbon footprint in our UK Offices. Through energy conservation measures and recycling policies, we are proud to be actively reducing the waste produced and our impact on the environment. We support various projects all over the world to try and give something back to the places we visit.
PeopleAccommodation and Meals:
We will spend one night in a hotel in Bergen, and the remaining six nights at a private guesthouse located on a working farm. The farmhouse is a cosy, 18th century building made entirely from wood and situated right on the doorstep of the Lusterfjord. Not only does Nes Farm make its own produce and comply with tight environmental regulations, but the guesthouse is locally owned and staffed- so by staying here we support the environment and surrounding communities. Most meals are included, and the food provided is hearty, home cooked and freshly sourced from the area. There are small, local shops at the Bryggen and fish markets in Bergen, where clients are welcome to support local businesses and try regional specialties. At the markets, you can pay for your choice of fresh seafood (king crabs, lobster, salmon, herring, sardines etc.) and they can prepare and cook it for you.
A Fair Deal:
We work closely with our local operator and ensure that our local guides are paid and treated fairly in exchange for their expertise and passion for the region. The leaders will give a briefing on responsible tourism issues to help you understand how you can help reduce your impact and maximise the benefits to the local community from your visit.
This small group tour has a maximum of 16 participants, meaning that we have a low impact on the environments and communities we visit and are able to ensure that we do not disrupt or lead to the displacement of local people. The small number also allows us to stay in unique, family-run hotels that cannot benefit from coach tours and other mass tourism due to their limited sizes.
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