This adventure in western Norway encompasses a slew of outdoor activities for ambitious types who want to experience as much summer fun as they can fit in under a week. Starting in Bergen, you'll drive through some of the country's most spectacular scenery as you make your way towards Trolltunga, Ullensvang, and Voss for hiking, rafting, and even a night of camping in the great outdoors with a private guide.
Choose from some of the most amazing hikes in Norway, all set in the Hardangerfjord region. Visit the four waterfalls trail in Husedalen Valley, walk along the HM Queen Sonja's panoramic hiking trail, trek up a glacier at Folgefonnia Glacier, or spend your day in the scenic Hardangervidda National Park.
Skiers of all levels can head to Fonna Glacier Ski Resort, located in the northern part of the Folgefonna Glacier in the middle of Hardanger. Fonna is the leading summer ski resort in Europe, with snowy routes lasting from May until September/October. Enjoy the spectacular scenery from the top ski lift station with views over the fjord and even the North Sea on sunny days.
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If seeking relaxation and exposure to some of Norway's most spectacular fjords, this trip is for you. After arriving in Norway's 2nd largest city, begin your self-guided drive to Stavanger where you'll boat through the Lysefjord for the activity of your choosing. Then, continue to the Hardangerfjord through a series of national parks, waterfalls, mountain towns, and fjord-side villages—eventually heading north where you'll wrap around the Sognefjord to get back to Bergen for one more night on the town.
This slow road trip—concentrating on Norway's two longest fjords—gives travelers the opportunity to become part of local life. Starting in Bergen, you'll explore the city before renting a car and heading to the Hardanger region for hiking and mountain biking. Then make your way to Aurland and explore two spectacular arms of the Sognefjord before circling back to Bergen for one more night on the town.