Norway Expedition

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Norway Expedition

Destination

Norway

Current Grades

11th, 12th, 12+

length

17 Days

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Meeting Place

Arrive into Bergen (BGO)
Depart from Oslo (OSL)

Trip overview

Embark on an unforgettable outdoor adventure in Norway. Hike through Norway’s breathtaking landscapes, traversing lush forests, pristine valleys, and majestic fjords. Challenge yourself with an exhilarating sea kayaking trip along the Norwegian fjords, gliding through glacier-fed waters surrounded by the soaring peaks of the Scandinavian mountain range. Then hike into the Førde valley, with views of glaciers, pine forests, huge rock faces, and alpine lakes. Enjoy a via ferrata traverse on Hornelen, Europe’s highest sea cliff, before heading out for a multi-day trek on the ridgelines and in the valleys of Jotunheimen and a summit hike of the famous Galdhøpiggen! Offering a perfect blend of physical challenge, natural wonder, and outdoor fun, don’t miss out on this action-packed itinerary and discover the magic of Norway’s great outdoors!

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Itinerary

Sea kayak and hike along the Nordfjord

Spend several days gliding along the smooth green waters of the Nordfjord. Fed by glaciers and surrounded by craggy peaks soaring to 5,000 feet above sea level, carved by ice ages long ago. Tumbling waterfalls dot the sides of the cliffs. We’ll paddle to pristine campsites as we keep our eyes peeled for arctic foxes, puffins, whales, seals, otters, and maybe even reindeer!

After parking our sea kayaks on the shores of the Ålfoten fjord, we’ll pick up our backpacks and hike into the Førde valley for several days. Surrounded by more soaring peaks, alpine lakes and rivers, and pine forests, we’ll set up camp every night in new locations, each more stunning than the last. Sometimes we’ll traverse mountain ridgelines, where other times we’ll meander through more lush and verdant meadows.

Hornelen via ferrata

Get ready to tackle Europe’s highest sea cliff on a via ferrata adventure! Extraordinary sceneary awaits as you ascend more than 2,000 feet above the fjords, villages, ocean, and snow-capped peaks. Nowhere else in Norway will you find views and climbing like this!

Cultural activities

A trip to Norway wouldn’t be complete without learning about the country’s famous Viking history. On our way to Jotunheimen National Park, we’ll stop at Sagastad to see one of the world’s largest Viking ships, the Myklebust. We’ll tour a few more stave churches and some of Norway’s unique architecture, and then continue heading into the mountains!

Backpack in Jotunheimen National Park

Welcome to one of Norway’s most spectacular landscapes! Home to the country’s highest peak, Galdhøpiggen (2469m), Jotunheimen offers some of the world’s most incredible outdoor adventure. We’ll hike to Gjende Lake, which boasts the characteristic light green/emerald-colored waters of Norway and is ringed by mossy cliffsides, and then trek to Olavsbu, and then to Leirvassbu.

Summit hike to Galdhøpiggen

We’ll cap off our trip with a summit hike on Galdhøpiggen. Part hike, part technical trek (where we’ll get to rope up and trek across the Styggebreen glacier), we’ll make our way to its 2469m (8,100 feet) peak! Even though it’s summer, it’s not uncommon to have fresh powder on the mountain. Snowball fight in July?!

Dates and Prices

Departure 1
  • Departure Day
    06/22/25
  • Return Day
    07/08/25
  • Price
    $7,295
Departure 2
  • Departure Day
    07/12/25
  • Return Day
    07/27/25
  • Price
    $7,295
Departure Day Return Day Price
06/22/25
07/08/25
$7,295
07/12/25
07/27/25
$7,295

Because of this trip’s physical challenges, new students applying to Norway will schedule a conversation with a director to ensure a mutually good fit. Students need a valid passport whose expiration date is valid for six months past the start of their travel to Adventure Treks. For non-US citizens, please confirm your country’s requirements for traveling to Norway. 

Included in tuition:
  • All meals
  • Tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, backpack, and all group gear
  • Guided activities
Not included in tuition:
  • Airfare to and from Bergen and Oslo
  • Program, travel, and medical insurance
  • Personal clothing and items
Lodging

Sleeping arrangements include “frontcountry” campsites, where we’ll generally have a more developed campsite with running water, toilets, and sometimes cell phone service; “backcountry” camping, referring to wilderness locations where we are most likely out of cell phone service and away from our vehicles, electricity, and other amenities; and mountain cabins.

Challenge/fitness level

Fitness and physical challenge are subjective, so Adventure Treks does not “rate” its trips based on challenge. However, as noted above, Norway is one of our most challenging trips—we will have lengthy, strenuous hiking trips in variable weather. Because we’ll be highly engaged in backcountry activities throughout trip, our students have the responsibility to be physically fit.

We cannot stress enough how important it is to come prepared so that you and your fellow students can succeed. One student not coming prepared with physical fitness can severely impact the entire group. In the months leading up to their trip, students should develop a routine that emphasizes stamina and sustaining a moderate to high level of exertion for many hours, several days in a row. Running, swimming, bicycling, aerobics classes, and team sports are all beneficial and will help improve cardiovascular fitness in preparation for a student’s trip.

2025 enrollment is now open for returning families! Click here to re-enroll for next summer.