Norway

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The Norwegian Fjord country is renowned for its striking scenery – steep mountainsides sweeping down from snow peaks to sheltered inlets, rocky headlands, immense waterfalls, and brightly painted fishing villages.  All these combine to create the unique atmosphere of this world-famous region.

We begin in Bergen, a bustling fishing and ferry port hemmed in by rugged mountains. Then it’s off to Flåm, an attractive small village ringed by mountains and situated at the head of a beautiful fjord. This area offers us a wide variety of walking experiences.

From Flam, we take the train to Myrdal on the breath­taking Flåm railway, ascending 865m in 13 miles to the shores of Aurlandsfjord. Here we travel through amazing tunnels to the village of Laerdal on the shores of Sognefjord, one of the world’s great natural wonders.

Our next destination is Fjaerland, a small hamlet on a rocky headland jutting out into Sognefjord. Here the rugged peaks and steep valleys have been attracting walkers since Victorian times.

And Loen, with its glacier, lakes, and high peaks is the ideal place for our last days in fjordland. Our transfer back to Bergen for the final night is another highlight. We take the ferry to the mouth of Sognefjord and through the coastal islands (skerries) back to Bergen.

DEPOSIT: To reserve your space, a $400 deposit per person is required. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the trip departure date. If applying within 60 days of the trip departure, full payment is required.

TRIP DATES

July 19 – 27, 2022

PRICE

$4295 Double Occupancy

$4695 Single

The Norwegian Fjord country is renowned for its striking scenery – steep mountainsides sweeping down from snow peaks to sheltered inlets, rocky headlands, immense waterfalls, and brightly painted fishing villages.  All these combine to create the unique atmosphere of this world-famous region.

We begin in Bergen, a bustling fishing and ferry port hemmed in by rugged mountains. Then it’s off to Flåm, an attractive small village ringed by mountains and situated at the head of a beautiful fjord. This area offers us a wide variety of walking experiences.

From Flam, we take the train to Myrdal on the breath­taking Flåm railway, ascending 865m in 13 miles to the shores of Aurlandsfjord. Here we travel through amazing tunnels to the village of Laerdal on the shores of Sognefjord, one of the world’s great natural wonders.

Our next destination is Fjaerland, a small hamlet on a rocky headland jutting out into Sognefjord. Here the rugged peaks and steep valleys have been attracting walkers since Victorian times.

And Loen, with its glacier, lakes, and high peaks is the ideal place for our last days in fjordland. Our transfer back to Bergen for the final night is another highlight. We take the ferry to the mouth of Sognefjord and through the coastal islands (skerries) back to Bergen.

DEPOSIT: To reserve your space, a $400 deposit per person is required. Final payment is due 60 days prior to the trip departure date. If applying within 60 days of the trip departure, full payment is required.

TRIP DATES

July 19 – 27, 2022

Price

$4295 Double Occupancy

$4695 Single

Trip Details

No doubt you’ve heard of Norway’s midnight sun, great mountain ranges, icy glaciers, deep forests, and mighty green fjords that gash deep to its heart. Listen to echoes of the Viking Sagas in rune stones, stave churches and stories of rock trolls and witches. Walk through fish markets, feel the warmth of hand-knit sweaters, pet the noses of curious Fordland horses begging for apples. Stretching from Skagerrak to the Arctic Circle, Norway remains a serene wilderness outpost of the busy European continent. From spectacular valleys and historic villages to thundering waterfalls and hanging glaciers, this is an adventure that beckons an explorer’s heart.

Day 1 – Venice airport – Dobbiaco. Arrival day

A transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport – We meet you at Venice Airport and transfer (2.5 hours) to our hotel in Dobbiaco. Welcome talk and dinner in hotel.

Day 2 – Stadlern, Chapels and Churches Walk

From the hotel, we will ascend gently along peaceful country lanes, through picture-perfect Tyrolean villages and hamlets dotted across the hillside – each boasting a lovely chapel or church offering stunning views and decorated with frescoes. At Stadler, we take time over a picnic to soak up the mountain panorama before returning to Dobbiaco alongside the bubbling Rienza River.

Walking time 4.5hr, distance 15km.  – B, L, D

Day 3 – Nemes Alp Walk, Kreuzbergpass

A short bus ride before a spectacular gondola ride this morning to the high Rotwand pastures (1,914m), just below the mighty Croda Rossa limestone peaks. From here it’s a gentle descent along pretty pine-scented forest trails to the ancient Kreuzbergpass, South Tyrol’s most easterly mountain pass. We will then head up to the refuge of Malga Nemes, a fabulous panoramic spot for lunch, with marmots foraging in the open sunny pastures, before descending along a wide woodland track to the Tyrolean village of Moos where we will board the bus back to Dobbiaco.

Walking time 5.5hrs, distance 15km – B, L, D

Day 4 – Bonner Hutte/Pfannhorn/Bergalmhutte

With an ascent of 700m, it’s a tough but entirely worthy pull up to the idyllic Bonner Hutte for a tremendous panoramic lunch overlooking the unmistakable Tre Cime. Those walkers continuing a further 300m climb in altitude (total 1000m) up to the summit of the Pfannhorn, at a lofty 2663m, will be rewarded with a truly unforgettable 360° panorama of the Dolomites and the Austrian Alps – arguably the most expansive view on the whole itinerary. The descent takes you through glorious mountain pastures and the valley bowls of the Bergalm via the isolated little farmstead of Bergalmhutte. We end our walk with a relaxing drink on the terrace of the Seiterhof bar/restaurant before we return to our hotel.

Walking time 4hrs 15min, distance 10.3km or walking time 5hrs 30min, distance 12.6km. – B, L, D

Day 5 – High Mountain Pastures: Cimabianche/Forcella L’Erosa/Cortina d’Ampezzo

Today we’ll head into the heart of the Ampezzo Natural Park in the Italian speaking Veneto region. Setting off from Cimabanche along a disused railway line, we’ll head up through the Gotres Valley on an old military road to reach the high mountain pasture of Forcella L’Erosa. We then descend to the idyllic meadows of Rifugio Ra Stua and follow a narrow forest footpath towards Cortina. Walking time 6hrs, distance 16km.  – B, L, D

Day 6 – Cortina D’Ampezzo

A non-walking leisure day to visit the local area and for free time in Cortina and Dobbiaco.

B only

Day 7 – Mount Elmo and the Klammbachutte Walk: Sillianerhutte/Klammbachalm

This fabulous walk takes us along the impressive crest of the Corniche Alps. We start the day with a short bus transfer then cable car ascent up to Mount Elmo (2041m). From there, an old military supply route takes us to the refuge Sillianerhutte (in Austria). This ridge forms a border between Italy and Austria and offers the most spectacular views across the Austrian Alps. Our descent is on a less well-defined rocky path that crosses the pretty mountain pastures of the Klammbachalm, arriving at the postcard-pretty Klammbachhutte before the forest track back down to the village of Moos.

Walking times 5.5hrs, distance 14km. –  B, L, D

Day 8 – Tre Cime Three Peaks: Cima Nove, Cima Ganda / San Candido

From our hotel, an initial ascent takes us through lush forest, loaded with crimson and violet cones, towards the immense towering peaks of Cima Nove and Cima Ganda. After passing tiny alpine huts and crossing sparkling mountain streams we arrive at the high alpine retreat of Rifugio Baranci (1,499m). From here we meander down to San Candido on a peaceful nature trail to the source of the River Drau. Time to explore this delightful village before joining an old military route from World War I, passing hidden gun towers and emplacements and then back to Dobbiaco.

Walking times 3hrs 45mins, distances 11km. B, L, D.

Day 9 – Departure day: DOBBIACO – VENICE AIRPORT

A transfer back to Venice Marco Polo Airport. We’ll make the 2.5-hour drive back to the airport for our flights home. Or, if you’re staying on after the tour to do your own thing, you can make your way to the city from here.

End of services. B only.

No doubt you’ve heard of Norway’s midnight sun, great mountain ranges, icy glaciers, deep forests, and mighty green fjords that gash deep to its heart. Listen to echoes of the Viking Sagas in rune stones, stave churches and stories of rock trolls and witches. Walk through fish markets, feel the warmth of hand-knit sweaters, pet the noses of curious Fordland horses begging for apples. Stretching from Skagerrak to the Arctic Circle, Norway remains a serene wilderness outpost of the busy European continent. From spectacular valleys and historic villages to thundering waterfalls and hanging glaciers, this is an adventure that beckons an explorer’s heart.

Day 1 – Venice airport – Dobbiaco. Arrival day

A transfer from Venice Marco Polo Airport – We meet you at Venice Airport and transfer (2.5 hours) to our hotel in Dobbiaco. Welcome talk and dinner in hotel.

Day 2 – Stadlern, Chapels and Churches Walk

From the hotel, we will ascend gently along peaceful country lanes, through picture-perfect Tyrolean villages and hamlets dotted across the hillside – each boasting a lovely chapel or church offering stunning views and decorated with frescoes. At Stadler, we take time over a picnic to soak up the mountain panorama before returning to Dobbiaco alongside the bubbling Rienza River.

Walking time 4.5hr, distance 15km.  – B, L, D

Day 3 – Nemes Alp Walk, Kreuzbergpass

A short bus ride before a spectacular gondola ride this morning to the high Rotwand pastures (1,914m), just below the mighty Croda Rossa limestone peaks. From here it’s a gentle descent along pretty pine-scented forest trails to the ancient Kreuzbergpass, South Tyrol’s most easterly mountain pass. We will then head up to the refuge of Malga Nemes, a fabulous panoramic spot for lunch, with marmots foraging in the open sunny pastures, before descending along a wide woodland track to the Tyrolean village of Moos where we will board the bus back to Dobbiaco.

Walking time 5.5hrs, distance 15km – B, L, D

Day 4 – Bonner Hutte/Pfannhorn/Bergalmhutte

With an ascent of 700m, it’s a tough but entirely worthy pull up to the idyllic Bonner Hutte for a tremendous panoramic lunch overlooking the unmistakable Tre Cime. Those walkers continuing a further 300m climb in altitude (total 1000m) up to the summit of the Pfannhorn, at a lofty 2663m, will be rewarded with a truly unforgettable 360° panorama of the Dolomites and the Austrian Alps – arguably the most expansive view on the whole itinerary. The descent takes you through glorious mountain pastures and the valley bowls of the Bergalm via the isolated little farmstead of Bergalmhutte. We end our walk with a relaxing drink on the terrace of the Seiterhof bar/restaurant before we return to our hotel.

Walking time 4hrs 15min, distance 10.3km or walking time 5hrs 30min, distance 12.6km. – B, L, D

Day 5 – High Mountain Pastures: Cimabianche/Forcella L’Erosa/Cortina d’Ampezzo

Today we’ll head into the heart of the Ampezzo Natural Park in the Italian speaking Veneto region. Setting off from Cimabanche along a disused railway line, we’ll head up through the Gotres Valley on an old military road to reach the high mountain pasture of Forcella L’Erosa. We then descend to the idyllic meadows of Rifugio Ra Stua and follow a narrow forest footpath towards Cortina. Walking time 6hrs, distance 16km.  – B, L, D

Day 6 – Cortina D’Ampezzo

A non-walking leisure day to visit the local area and for free time in Cortina and Dobbiaco.

B only

Day 7 – Mount Elmo and the Klammbachutte Walk: Sillianerhutte/Klammbachalm

This fabulous walk takes us along the impressive crest of the Corniche Alps. We start the day with a short bus transfer then cable car ascent up to Mount Elmo (2041m). From there, an old military supply route takes us to the refuge Sillianerhutte (in Austria). This ridge forms a border between Italy and Austria and offers the most spectacular views across the Austrian Alps. Our descent is on a less well-defined rocky path that crosses the pretty mountain pastures of the Klammbachalm, arriving at the postcard-pretty Klammbachhutte before the forest track back down to the village of Moos.

Walking times 5.5hrs, distance 14km. –  B, L, D

Day 8 – Tre Cime Three Peaks: Cima Nove, Cima Ganda / San Candido

From our hotel, an initial ascent takes us through lush forest, loaded with crimson and violet cones, towards the immense towering peaks of Cima Nove and Cima Ganda. After passing tiny alpine huts and crossing sparkling mountain streams we arrive at the high alpine retreat of Rifugio Baranci (1,499m). From here we meander down to San Candido on a peaceful nature trail to the source of the River Drau. Time to explore this delightful village before joining an old military route from World War I, passing hidden gun towers and emplacements and then back to Dobbiaco.

Walking times 3hrs 45mins, distances 11km. B, L, D.

Day 9 – Departure day: DOBBIACO – VENICE AIRPORT

A transfer back to Venice Marco Polo Airport. We’ll make the 2.5-hour drive back to the airport for our flights home. Or, if you’re staying on after the tour to do your own thing, you can make your way to the city from here.

End of services. B only.

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Dates

July 19 – 27

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