This magnificent fjord country is a sight to behold, and there is no better way to explore it than on a Norway walking holiday. On our guided group tours, we avoid the throngs of tourists at common vantage points and instead head for the tranquillity of the upper ground. Here, modern life will seem a world away as you take in the vistas of steep hillsides and rushing waterfalls that form the crystal-clear waters of the fjords.
Set off on foot to discover nature’s untamed landscapes where deep gorges plummet from mountain plateaux and lush valleys are carpeted in wildflowers. Everywhere you look as you’re walking in Norway, there’s an idyllic scene vying for your attention.
Our in-depth itineraries on Norway trips are also designed to take you closer to historic sites that are tucked away on the road less travelled, giving you an insight into the country’s rich past. And you’ll also be immersed in the culture and traditions that make each destination so unique. See how the locals live on a trip to a Norwegian summer farm, explore ancient stave churches and journey along the lesser-known Pilgrim’s Road.
As well as its gorgeous scenery, Norway is renowned for its native wildlife, and you’ll have the chance to spot wild reindeer and moose during guided mountain walks. Rondane National Park is another great place to encounter Norwegian wildlife such as bears, lynx, roe deer, wolves, reindeer and moose. Established in 1962, Rondane was Norway’s first national park and its evocative landscape has inspired writers and artists for centuries.
Find out more about our Norway walking tours below.
Norway Walking Holidays
9 DaysfromUSD 4,899
Guided Group (Incl. Taxes)
Hike in the heart of Norway's unique fjord landscape
Rondane National Park: Home to some of the most jaw-dropping scenery in Norway, Rondane National Park is a place where you can escape from the hustle and bustle and get back to nature. The park is made up of lichen and heather-strewn plateaus and remote waters that lie beneath the gaze of soaring peaks and the famous ethereal blue glow. Originally the park was created to protect reindeer, but you’ll also come across other wild animals and a wealth of birdlife on your travels. On our Venabu walking tour, you’ll hike to the summit of Store Ramshogda and explore the towering peaks of the Rondane massif, where you’ll witness the most awesome mountain views.
The Pilgrim’s Road: Laying claim to being the world’s most northerly pilgrimage route, the Pilgrim’s Road is a lesser-known route that often goes unrecognised. Following in the footsteps of St Olav, the trail takes you to Nidaros in Trondheim and it has a strong appeal for anyone wanting to go off the radar and enjoy total serenity. The sparsely inhabited landscapes of Jämtland, punctuated mostly by lakes and rivers, are popular stomping grounds for the local wildlife. Our guided walk steers you above the valley of Gudbrandsdalen and up to the ancient hillfort, where terrific views await and you can learn about the history of St Olav. We complete the walk with a trip to the iconic Ringebu Stave Church, which was originally built in the 13th century and is one of the last remaining churches of its kind in Norway.
Finnsjøvola: Framed by the majestic Rondane mountains, the lakes of Finnsjøvola offer a scenic walk along their shores. Atnasjøen Lake is arguably the most picturesque with its gin-clear waters and dramatic backdrop. Measuring five square kilometres, Atnasjøen lies between Sto-Elvdal and Sor-Fron and is a fabulous viewpoint for soaking up the mountain views. When the air is calm, the reflections of the mountains on its glossy surface are utterly mesmerising and make a stunning subject for budding photographers.
Dynjefjellet: This dramatic peak may often get overlooked but a hike up to its summit rewards you with 360° views that reach out across the Rondane mountains, Venabygdsfjellet and the distant glacial peaks of Jotunheimen. Early autumn is a great time to enjoy this walk as the landscape is ablaze with fiery reds and oranges. It’s also a great time to sample the lush blueberries, cranberries and cloudberries along the way. There’s a good chance when walking in Norway up to Dynjefjellett you’ll spot wild reindeer which have roamed the land since the last Ice Age.
A fantastic week in Tuscany, the family who ran the Agriturismo were delightful and could not be more friendly, considerate and helpful. The accommodation is fairly basic,but clean and comfortable (as expected). We were worried prior to the trip about the weather, but it turned out to be sunny most of the week! The itinery was just amazing, varied and with some quite incredible walks; especially the last day hiking up Monte Sumbra – unforgetable! The walking group was a great cross section of people, and many laughs were had over the week…..all I can say is it is a ‘must do’ trip!
Walks well paced and enjoyable. Guide ensured excellent teamwork. However, due to unseasonal heavy rains the accommodation was unsatisfactory. Despite several requests the owner of the farmhouse refused to turn on any heating. This not only made our nights uncomfortably cold, but gave no opportunity for our wet clothing, bath towels, etc., to dry. In addition we were unable to sit outside and there was no communal area inside to gather. The swimming pool was not ready for our use. I contacted Candice who though sympathetic, was unable to resolve the situation.
We hiked with a fabulous, congenial and like-minded group. We all got on so well. Our comradery made the trip fun and stimulating. The Villa Casalta is an odd place. Exodus needs to do a site visit or just scrap this villa and look elsewhere.