Walking Holidays in Norway
Walking in Norway is one of the best ways to enjoy the spectacular scenery while on holiday.
Project Travel can help you organise your hiking holiday between May and September at a number of locations throughout the country, depending on your preferences. Enjoy scenic coastal walks, mountains and glaciers, fjords, countryside or villages. Base yourself in one spot or include a hire car. There are literally hundreds of well marked routes to choose from or you can join an organised tour or engage a personal hiking guide.
Our packages are suitable for everyone from solo travellers and couples to family groups, hiking enthusiasts and walking clubs. If you want to combine a visit to Oslo, the fjords and Bergen for a few days, we can include that too. If you would prefer to hire a car, just let us know and we will include it in your tailor made tour package.
For trekking through the Norwegian fjords or along a glacier, one of our favourite bases is Geilo, also known as the “gateway to the fjords”. One of only 5 designated ‘National Park Villages’ in Norway, Geilo is ideally placed as a base for a walking in Norway since it is on the major Oslo Bergen railway line. The village has Hallingskarvet National Park as a backbone and Hardangervidda, Northern Europe’s largest high mountain plateau, as its nearest neighbour. There is an abundance of well-marked routes for walking. Of course, if you prefer gentle walks rather than marathon hikes and enjoy a bit of pampering in fantastic spas, then Geilo is perfect for you too as it is also known as the Wellness Centre of Norway!
The Norwegian Trekking Association has one of Europe’s largest network of marked hiking trails (20,000 km). The routes developed in part from older thoroughfares and local footpaths and in part in response to the needs of trekkers. They serve both to guide trekkers and to protect plant and animal life by serving as limited channels for most human foot traffic in the great outdoors. All routes are clearly waymarked at intervals sufficiently short so you can see from one waymark to the next, even in fog and rain. Footpaths in the mountains are waymarked with the red letter T painted on cairns and rock walls.
A network of roads and trails has been in existence in Geilo from early times. However, it is important to bear in mind that mountain weather can be deceptive. It is important to bring proper clothing and equipment, including a map and compass. If you wish, Project Travel can put you in touch with local guides to help arrange your walking tours.
Please contact Project Travel to discuss your requirements and we will create a tailor-made walking holiday in Norway just for you.
Image credit: Pal Bugge, Terje Rakke, Nordic Life, Innovation Norway