Summits of Norway Women's Adventure

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Break off for a weeklong getaway with the girls, sharing a journey across Norway's majestic mountains and breathtaking fjords. En route from Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord, marvel at the Nærøyfjord, the Sognefjorden, and the famous Voringsfossen waterfall. Wind up one of Norway's most panoramic routes, Sognefjellveien, and the highest mountain pass in Northern Europe. Explore the lovely town of Lom: pop into its famous bakery and visit a 12th-century stave church. End the trip with a memorable trek to the mighty summit of Galdhopiggen, the highest in Norway, crossing a glacier aided by camaraderie, and with dazzling views as the reward.

Details

Duration: 8 Days
Starts in: Oslo, Norway
Ends in: Oslo, Norway
Group Size: 1-4

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MT Sobek

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Itinerary

Arrive in Oslo & Head to Rjukan

After a welcome and brief meeting at the airport in Oslo, drive to Rjukan, and check into the hotel. The afternoon is free to relax, explore the town, or check out the wellness area at the hotel before dinner.

Hike to the Summit of Gaustatoppen

Get ready for a full day of hiking up to the summit of Gaustatoppen. The path up is rocky but fairly wide, with some narrow parts as it nears the summit. Stop for lunch along the way and from the top, take in spectacular vista of southern Norway (weather permitting). There's an option to descend by tram, shortening the hike. Then drive to the next destination, Geilo, a charming mountain town nestled right between two national parks. Enjoy the resort's award-winning spa before dinner at the hotel.

Hike in Hardangervidda & Hallingskarvet National Parks

Fuel up on breakfast and set out for an easy hike in the nearby national parks of Hardangervidda and Hallingskarvet. After the hike on the plateau, paired with scenic views, continue the drive all the way down to the Hardangerfjord region. Make a stop along the way at the majestic Voringsfossen waterfall. If the weather is rough on the plateau, hike further down in the valley and to the bottom of the waterfall, seeing it up close and personal. Arrive to the small community of Eidfjord and enjoy dinner at a restaurant in town.

Explore Sognefjorden & Cruise through Næroyfjorden

Leave Eidfjord today to explore the next fjord, Sognefjorden — by bus, boat and foot. Drive through the mountain village of Voss, and continue down to Gudvangen, to hop on a ferry along the famous fjord of Næroyfjorden and all the way into Aurland. Take a great hike in the Aurlands river valley; turn around at Osterbo and hike back the same way. After the hike, continue to Lærdal, crossing Sognefjorden, and then all the way to the town of Marifjora, home for the next two nights. Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Hike from Marifjora to the Summit of Molden

Today, hike to the great summit of Molden (3,676'), starting from the hotel in Marifjora. This is the trip's longest hike, with a picnic lunch and incredible views along the way. Upon reaching the viewpoint at the summit, marvel at the sight of the fjords below, stretching in every direction. Hike back to the hotel, unwind with a stretching session, and have a lovely dinner together.

Circular Hike from Turtagro & Drive to Lom

Say goodbye to Marifjora this morning and move on to the national park of Jotunheimen. Drive along the Sognefjellveien — one of Europe's highest mountain passes (4,700') with wild and spectacular mountain scenery. Reach the mountain hotel of Turtagro, the starting point for today's hike through a scenic valley, with a picnic lunch en route. Hike back to Turtagro and transfer to the town of Lom, the base for the next two nights. Check into the hotel, then stop by the town's great bakery and a 12th-century stave church. Have dinner at the hotel.

Tackle the Mighty Galdhopiggen Summit

Today you will climb the highest summit in Norway on a strenuous hike to Galdhopiggen at 8,100-feet elevation. Drive up to Juvasshytta, and from there start the crossing of a glacier, locally known as "the ugly glacier." Use a harness and a rope as extra security gear and hike a steeper section on snow. At the summit, marvel at the views and enjoy a drink at the restaurant. Easier hikes in Jotunheimen National Park are available as an alternative. Gather up at the hotel in time for tonight's farewell dinner.

Train Ride to Oslo

After breakfast, head out for one last stop at the bakery or the local gift stores, and then drive to Otta, where you catch the train to Oslo. Arrive in Oslo in the early afternoon and transfer to the Oslo airport for your homebound flight. Lunch and dinner are on your own.

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