This road trip starts and ends in two of Norway's biggest cities, with outdoor activities like hiking, kayaking and rafting along the way. Designed for active travelers, this is a perfect excursion for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of Norway's great outdoors.
Hike with a Local in Bergen , Bergen
Stop for a cup of coffee at a local cafe and chat more with your new local friend. Then, as you leave the bustle behind, you'll start a hike up to Mt. Sandviken and Stoltzekliven, a favorite route among the locals. Along the way, you’ll navigate 900 steps built by sherpas from Nepal.
Home to one of the world's steepest races, the mountain's summit offers incredible views of Bergen and the surrounding landscape. The world record for running up the steps is 7 mins and 54 seconds. You can either attempt to beat it or enjoy a leisurely climb as you take in the views.
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Itineraries with Hike with a Local in Bergen
This fast-paced itinerary covers three popular destinations with plenty of local twists for a unique family adventure. Start in Oslo where you'll have a few days to explore the capital's forests and rivers. Then head west to catch trails and views around the Sognefjord as you travel by train, ferry, and rental car. Finish with a fjord cruise to Bergen and pick between many hikes within its seven surrounding mountains.
Accomplish a stunning variety of trails on this active 9-day itinerary while staying in some of Norway's best cities. After an expert-curated tour of Oslo, take an overnight train to Stavanger—your gateway for legendary hikes in the Lysefjord: Pulpit Rock and Kjerag. Then, ferry to Bergen where you'll explore the city by foot culminating with a cruise (and hike) to a farm in the Hardangerfjord, nicknamed 'Queen of the Fjords'.