Situated on the western part of the Scandinavian peninsula, Norway is the 'Land of the Midnight Sun'. A Norway walking holiday is one of the best ways to explore this staggering country and experience the adventure of a lifetime. Between May and July, the sun never sets in Norway's Arctic Circle, an incredible phenomenon which casts a warm glow across the land.
Norway has a long, fascinating history pre-dating the Viking arrival in the late 8th century. The earliest human skeleton found in Norway was carbon dated back to 6,600BC, when the land became habitable after the Ice Age, thanks to the Gulf Stream. Farming, sealing, fishing, and hunting attracted the first settlers. By the 9th century, the land that is today known as Norway was starting to forge a common identity. Today, with a population of over five million, Norway remains one of the most sparsely inhabited countries in Europe.
Home to some of the world's most dramatic landscapes, Norway is brimming with natural wonders. Our Norway walking holidays take you along mountain paths and spectacular glaciers where the immense scenery will make you feel insignificant. It's your choice whether you discover these dramatic landscapes on one of our guided walking tours or while enjoying the solitude of one of our self-guided ones. Either way, walking in Norway is a great way to get up close to the country's immense landscapes.
Guided Norway walking holidays include an experienced guide, accommodation, and most meals.
If you want to experience the authentic Norway and face the rugged landscape head on, you'll be rewarded by panoramic views of expansive fjords, high-reaching mountains, and wild green open spaces. Here are a few of the highlights you may come across on your Norway walking tour.
Flam is a small village in western Norway. It is perched at the end of Aurlandsfjord, which is an 18-mile long branch off the country's longest fjord, Sognefjord. Here, you'll be able to ride on the world-famous Flamsbana Railway, which can take you all the way up to Myrdal, 867m above sea level, on an hour-long journey filled with mountainsides, waterfalls, and tiny villages.
The hiking opportunities around here are plentiful, and cater to different abilities. Follow the tracks of the Royal Postal Route along the UNESCO heritage site of Narofjorden or take a longer walk back down to the valley from Myrdal Station.
Walk amongst wild reindeer in Norway's oldest national park. Explore the Rondane mountain range, lichen-covered plateaus, and the farming valley of Grimsdalen. Hike 1,463m above sea level up Store Ramshogda and savour the views of the surrounding peaks from its dizzying heights.
This serene village abounds in walking opportunities, from which you can take in views of the nearby fjords and the Solsaevatnet Lake. While traversing this landscape, you may come across the fruit-growing orchards which Ulvik is famous for and sample local cider and fruit juices. You can also see the field of burial mounds which date back to 200-400AD.
A multi centre walking trip, through Norway's famous fjordland, allowing you to see these incredible wonders' up close. These famous jagged steep-sides take your breath away, as do the ancient farms and picturesque village that are dotted between the towering fjords.
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.
We have nearly 40 years of experience crafting itineraries for our travellers, so you can count on us to help you have an unforgettable experience in Norway. Book online today and start getting prepared!
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