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Head off on a non-group,self-guided walking holiday in Norway, on which you stay in superbly located accommodation and walk at your own pace through impressive scenery, following our comprehensively researched route notes along scenic paths.
With scenery on a grand scale, walking holidays in Norway are a fulfilling experience, revealing serene fjords, rugged mountains, creaking glaciers and more. In the true spirit of a Slow holiday, break as often as you like to admire it all – you’re not part of a group, and don’t have to worry about any of the arrangements (we make sure everything runs like clockwork), so don’t rush. Watch the sea eagle gliding above the waves, visit that stave church, pause a while by the water’s edge…
There are many reasons to go walking in Norway. A hiking holiday here promises, above all, memorable views. In the south, you could explore either Hardangerfjord, which is characterised by apple orchards and waterfalls, or the islands and fjords around the small Art Nouveau city of Ålesund. Beyond the Arctic Circle, Senja and the Lofoten Islands offer a fusion of mountain, moorland and coast, making for varied and satisfying walking.
To give you a good idea of how we can tailor our trips to your individual requirements, take a look at the section of the website specifically devoted to travellers from outside the UK.
Alternatively, if you’d prefer to get the low-down on Inntravel holidays from someone who has first-hand experience, you can email Phil Wise. Based in California, Phil has taken many trips with us over the years, and will be happy to give you general information about travelling to Europe and the overall Inntravel holiday experience from an American perspective.
How we grade our walking holidays in Norway
Despite the grandeur of the scenery, you don’t need to be an experienced hiker to go walking in Norway – our hiking holiday in Hardangerfjord can cater for occasional walkers by making use of the excellent transport links, while our holiday in Ålesund offers a choice of easy-to-moderate walks. Even some of the routes on our flexible walking holidays on Norway’s justly popular Lofoten Islands and the dramatic island of Senja require no more than average fitness (though the rough terrain requires surefootedness).
Generally easy walking with few ascents / descents, but perhaps the occasional long day.
Easy-to-moderate walking with some ascents / descents, and occasional longer days.
Moderate walking on varied terrain, with some long days and regular ascents / descents.
Moderate-to-challenging walking on more rugged terrain with significant ascents / descents on most days. Compass skills may be required (check the individual holiday).
Challenging hikes, featuring long days with significant ascent / descent on challenging terrain. Compass skills may be required.
Choice of easier or harder routes, so that you can tailor most days to your requirements.
Walking holidays in Norway, Inntravel style
Our walking holidays in Norway – in common with all Inntravel holidays – are based on three cornerstones: magnificent scenery; comfortable and genuinely welcoming hotels hand-picked by us; and traditional regional cuisine. Together, they make for the perfect walking holiday.
Extensive route information
On an Inntravel walking holiday you can depend on our detailed, comprehensive route notes. Distilled from many years’ experience, brimming with up-to-date local information, think of our route notes as your portable and reliable guide. No need to spend precious time planning routes – simply set off and enjoy the views!
The freedom of independence
If you value independent travel and hotels of character, you’re in the right company. With Inntravel, you set your own holiday start date, duration (you can add extra nights at any hotel) and preferred travel route (by train, plane or ferry). Talk to us and we’ll make your personalised holiday plans and travel arrangements happen.
We’ve built up a wealth of experience since we started in 1984. Whether you’ve got a query or wish to book a holiday, you’ll deal with friendly experts who share a passion for travel and who have stayed in our featured hotels and walked our routes. They’ll be delighted to answer your questions and help you plan your perfect holiday.