At the start of the tour “In the middle of snow-here”, you will find Bygdin Hotel. Its located just on the boarder og Valdresflye og Jotunheimen National Park. A great location for tours both summer and winter. The calm and relaxing location is a perfect getaway from the daily city life.
Accommodation, food and drinks:
- All accommodation included
- Food and drinks are served at accommodations
- “Hiking-Board” meal plan with 3 meals a day included in the price! For more information read more here.
- Bus transportation round-trip from Oslo to start and end of tour
- Transportation from end of route to start included
- Luggage transportation for all the stages are included.
- Day 1: Arrival from Oslo to the winter landscape
- Day 2: Snowshoeing around Bygdin area
- Day 3: Dog sledding to Eidsbugarden. Full day 30 km adventure along Bygdin lake
- Day 4: Kings Road part I
- Day 5: Kings Road part II
- Day 6: Paradise Juvet and arrival at the fjords
- Day 7: Fjord Cruise and Flåmsbanen back to Oslo
Bygdin and snowshoeing
- Ascent: 200-300m
- Distance: 10km
- Time 8-9 hrs hiking
Join a full 7-days winter adventure in Norway and Jotunheimen. The tour starts at Oslo central bus station and takes you up to Bygdin Hotel and Jotunheimen. We will travel like the locals on the scheduled bus routes, a great eco friendly way to arrive at Jotunheimen.
Right outside the doorstep of Bygdin mountain hotel, the wild nature awaits to be explored and experienced. Jotunheimen is an enormous national park, with numerous options for exciting nature exploration,and we will seek out some hidden gems in this beautiful landscape. Our lunch is enjoyed outside by the bonfire, and you will have a traditional bonfire-coffee. In the evening, you will get the chance to experience an interesting lecture about the history of the area.
Dog sledding from Bygdin to Fondsbu
- Distance: 30km
- 6-8 hours dog-sledding tour
Join the local mushers who will take us from Bygdin, on a dog sledding adventure in Jotunheimen. The dogs love attention from the guest, and want nothing more than to go for a long run through the wilderness. As soon as you release the breaks of the sledge, the sound from the dogs almost disappear. Listen to the sound of light feet running through the snow, as you move elegantly through the winter landscape. The journey takes us to Fondsbu, a charming DNT-hut run by the hostess Solbjørg.
Kings Road and stay at Filefjellstuene
From Fondsbu, the tour continues with the historical snowcoach running between Eidsbugarden and Tyn. Before we finish the last few kilometers to Filefjell for the start of “Kongevegen”.
The old “Kings Road” or “The historic Royal Route” is a 100km long cultural heritage that was the original main road between Oslo and Bergen. Today its one of the best restored and maintained hiking tracks in the area.
The walk along Kings Road across Filefjell offers several tracks and paths. It is a great route both for hikers of all levels of experience. The paths can offer everything from great scenery in short 2 km walks to multi-day tours and excursions.
For this tour we will hike over Filefjell, from Kyrkjestølen to Maristova, taking you over the highest point of Kongevegen. The high mountain trail, above the treeline, provides incredible views of Jotunheimen and the nearby fjords.
We will also hike Vindhellavegen, the most spectacular stretch of Kongevegen over Filefjell, beginning next to Borgund Stav Church. The road goes through the Vindhella and turns you back and forth down the steep road to Husum. The road is good depiction of what types of roads were possible to build before the time of the dynamite. Built in 1842-43, the road was only suitable for horse and cart.
Paradise Juvet and beer tasting at Klingenberg
Norway is famous for its magnificent fjord. And we will of course also continue our tour to the Årdal and a hike to Paradisjuvet to see some of the most spectacular views of the fjords. This hidden gem is not well known among tourists. This area is primarily used as a recreational area for the locals and therefore offer an authentic taste of the Norwegian outdoor lifestyle.
After our hike we will check in at Klingenberg in Årdal and head into the local brewery for some beer tasting. Enjoying good tasting, handcrafted beer with the fjords surrounding us.
Fjord Cruise + Flåmsbanen
For the last day we will take a short cruise on the UNESCO listed world famous fjords of Norway. Enjoy the view and snap some photos!
Once we disembark in the small village of Flåm and are back on solid land, the last leg of the tour will continue by train. Flåmsbanen is considered by many to be the most beautiful train journey there is. But don’t take out word for it, with this tour you can decide for yourself! The train takes us from Flåm, back to Oslo city center.
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