Journey beginning at Oslo, Norway tours and ending at Bergen, Norway tours
On request: 2020-07-01 to 2020-09-15 starting from $2753 AUD
Available: 2021-07-01 to 2021-09-15 starting from $2891 AUD
The journey through the Aurland valley is one of the most dramatic and pretty short hikes in Norway. This 3-day trek starts at Finse, takes you over Klemsbu to Geiterygghytta on day 1, and continues over Steinbergdalen to Østerbø on day 2.
On the last day the magnificent route from Østerbø to Vassbygdi will take you trough the Aurland valley. We combine the trek with a train trip from Oslo to Finse at the start, a stay in Flåm and an express boat to Bergen. We have also thrown in a RIB boat safari up the narrow Nærøyfjord.
Think wildflowers, nature, charming lodges, fantastic scenery and company!
Day 1 – Arrive Oslo
Arrive Oslo at any time on day one and make your own way to our centrally located hotel close to the main train station Oslo S.
Day 2 – Train Oslo to Finse
In the morning take the train from Oslo up the valleys of south-eastern Norway to the highest point at Finse at 1222m. Check-in and enjoy afternoon walks underneath the majestic Hardangerjøkullen glacier. Dinner and overnight at Finse.
Day 3 – Hike to Geiterygghytta
After breakfast tie your trekking boots and start the walk north over Klemsbu to Geiterygghytta. You prepare your own lunch pack at Finse before you head off. Lunch packing material provided at the breakfast buffet. Make sure to pack plenty to eat as hiking and the fresh mountain air will make you hungry!
The walk takes approximately 5 hours.
Dinner and overnight at Geiterygghytta.
Day 4 – Hike to Østerbø
Enjoy a hearty breakfast, pack your own lunch and set off towards Steinbergdalen and on to Østerbø.
The walk takes approximately 7 hours . Dinner and overnight at Østerbø Turisthytte.
Day 5 – Østerbø – Vassbygdi – Flåm
Savour local specialities at breakfast, and pack your lunch (incl. thermos) for the last and most spectacular hike through the Aurland valley down to Vassbygi. This is the classic hike down the valley of Aurland! The nature is wild and breathtaking, with steep walls, rivers and waterfalls. We pass old settlements from 1850. The path is, in general, easy to walk, but some minor parts are exposed. Duration: 6 hrs.
On arrival catch the local bus from Vassbygdi to Flåm (departs afternoons during summer – timing to be advised – bus ticket paid locally). Dinner and overnight in Flåm.
Day 6 – Nærøyfjord RIB safari & Bergen
Enjoy a morning fjord safari by RIB boat through the narrow Nærøyfjord. In the early afternoon board an express boat from Flåm to Bergen via the Sognefjord – Norway´s longest fjord. Overnight Bergen.
Day 7 – Tour ends in Bergen
Our tour ends after breakfast in Bergen. Ask us for options to stay on in Bergen a few extra days.
- All accommodation (5-nights) in twin/double rooms.
- Daily breakfast and other meals as described
- Train Oslo-Finse with seat reservation
- Trekking notes and map
- Express boat Flåm-Bergen
- 24-hour emergency phone number in Norway
International flights, travel insurance, gratitudes and items of a personal nature.
To find out more or to book this incredible tour, contact Globetrotter Lifestyle today!