Guided Walking in Norway

A guided walking holiday is perfect for people who want to walk in Norway with a small group of like-minded people. All our guided walking holidays in Norway are led by our locally based, expert guides.

Guided walking trips in Norway with Headwater are welcoming towards everyone. Many couples and solo travellers come along to enjoy the walking and to meet new people, and sometimes they end up with lifelong friends.

Walk transfers and group transfers are included in your package. They're also easy to customise according to your preferences. There is the possibility of a city break add-on, so you can spend time in Oslo, and the option to get a room upgrade, should you desire it.

On your journeys across the rugged Norwegian landscape with your group and local guide, you can expect to hike wild mountain plateaus, passing canyons, waterfalls, and lakes. If you're lucky, you may also see moose and reindeer going about their business on the mountainsides.

If you enjoy a challenge, Norway's many dramatic peaks won't disappoint, and what better way to take them on than with a friendly group of walkers who share your enthusiasm?

What can I see on my guided walking holiday in Norway?

The dramatic landscape of Norway's fjords, mountains, and waterfalls will challenge your walking ability and fire up your imagination. Here are just a few snapshots of the destinations which you might see on one of our guided walking tours:

Rondane National Park

Norway's oldest national park is an expanse of mountains, wilderness, and farmland. It is home to one of the oldest herds of reindeer in the country, which have free rein over the breathtaking landscape. While there, you will be able to climb Store Ramshogda, which sits 1,463m above sea level, and is the ideal spot from which to admire the views of the surrounding mountains, many of which are over 2000m high.


Climb 1,144m to the top of Dynjefjellet and see the reindeer descended from the original Ice Age herds as you climb. Drink in panoramic views of the Venabygd plateau and the distant mountaintops of Rondane.

St Olav's Pilgrim's Road

One of the most popular pilgrim paths in Norway is St Olav's Pilgrim's Road, a series of nine routes which all lead to Saint Olav's shrine in Trondheim. Along the route, you can see quintessentially Scandinavian painted farmhouses, a 4-6AD hill fort, and one of the few medieval stave church buildings that remains intact in Norway. You'll learn the story of Saint Olav, the Norwegian ruler who brought Christianity back from Viking raids in England and became the country's patron saint.

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Guided Walking in Venabu

Guided Walking in Venabu

Wild, untouched landscapes – vast mountain plateaux, dramatic canyons, glistening waterfalls, crystal clear lakes, this is Norway's vast yet beautiful, untouched wilderness at its very best, ready to be explored from your base at the Venabu Fjellhotel.



  • Holiday codeW07VB
  • Holiday typeGuided walking
  • Duration7 nights, single centre
  • Activity level
  • Excellent for
  • From US$3605per person, tour only

  • 9 Reviews
  • All accommodation
  • All buffet breakfasts, 6 picnics including filled flasks and buffet evening meals
  • Led by experienced local guide
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

    Guided Walking Holidays in Norway

    Overall customer rating, based on 9 reviews

Frequently asked questions

How difficult are our guided walks in Norway?

The country is known for its rugged landscapes and mountain-climbing opportunities, so you'll need a good level of fitness to enjoy our guided walks in Norway. Some terrain may be a little uneven and require you to scramble.

To get a clearer idea of whether the difficulty level is right for you, all our guided walking holidays are assigned an activity level of between 1-4, which you will find on the summary page. You can read more about our rating system to get a better idea.

What should I expect from your Norway guided walking tours?

Our guided walking tours usually have a group size of 4-16 people and one local guide. They're ideal for solo travellers and couples who like to socialise and learn about a country's heritage from the perspective of a local in a friendly setting.

We'll arrange your accommodation, which may be a hotel or a guesthouse with locals who will do their utmost to make you feel at home. You may also get certain meals included in your package, such as breakfasts and buffet evening meals. We will also make the arrangements for any transfers you and your group may need between hiking locations.

When you book, you'll also have the option to customise certain elements of your trip. For example, you may be able to choose a room upgrade or add on a few days in Oslo.

What should I pack for a guided walking tour in Norway?

So you turn up prepared for your Norwegian guided walking holiday, here are a few items we recommend you bring:

  • Hiking poles: You're likely to encounter lots of sudden elevation gains as we walk the wild terrain of Norway, so a pair of walking poles is a good way to make this more doable. They'll give you more stability, especially if your backpack is heavy.
  • Reliable hiking boots and socks: Bring a pair of sturdy walking boots with you that you have previously worn and broken in to avoid blisters en route. A pair of compression socks designed with hiking in mind is another good idea. They can keep muscle fatigue at bay for longer and come in wicking materials that insulate or cool you as required.
  • A comfortable hiking backpack with a water bladder: Bring a comfy hiking backpack that's not too heavy for steep climbs – a 35-40 litre bag may be a good choice. A water bladder that holds around 2-litres of water is also a wise addition. Many walkers' backpacks come with one built-in and a hose pipe to drink from.

What should I wear on a Norway guided walking holiday?

Throughout the four seasons, Norwegian weather is unpredictable. There's a Norwegian cliché that goes, 'There's no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothes.'

So, you'll want to pack plenty of layers that can be easily transported in your backpack. These will allow you to adapt to any weather changes when you're out. It keeps things interesting!

Though Norway is associated with the cold, bear in mind that summer temperatures can reach 25 to 30˚C. But don't pack for hot weather alone. Pack as if you're preparing for all four seasons. This way, the changeable weather is less likely to get the better of you!

Hiking clothes with wool in the material is a practical addition to your packing list, as it can keep you warm in colder conditions and quickly absorb sweat when it's warmer, keeping you cooler. You can't go wrong with a fleece and a breathable waterproof as your removeable layers.

Why choose Headwater for a guided walking holiday in Norway?

We've been taking people on expertly crafted activity holidays for around 40 years now, so you can rely on us to give you an unforgettable trip. Here are a few reasons why you can trust us:

Very satisfied customers - Customer service is our priority. For this reason, we've received an overall rating of 4.6 on Feefo.

Exciting destinations - Using a five-step approval process, we've designed our itineraries to take you to some of the best walking destinations Norway has to offer.

We can arrange your flights - Want to get a package that covers your flights as well? This is one option that you have with us, and it can streamline the booking process further so that you can focus on preparing for your trip.

Award-winning provider - Our adventure tours have been rewarded by the British Travel Awards for Best Travel Company to Central/Western Europe among other accolades.

Sustainability at our heart - The tourism industry can have adverse effects on the environment, so we're taking active steps to become Nature Net Positive. As part of our commitment to run sustainable tours, we aim to adhere to our People, Places and Planet plan.

ABTA- and ATOL-protected - You can book your holiday with us, safe in the knowledge that you have the relevant protection. Read more about your key rights when arranging your trip.

Invested in communities - Through our Exodus Travels Foundation, we do our bit to help with disaster relief and conservation causes around the world.