Hiking Tour: Trolltunga, Preikestolen & Kjerag (6 Days)
Hike the most famous trails in Norway: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and the Kjerag. Along the way, you and your group will hike one of the biggest glaciers in Norway, as well as walk the longest wooden stairway on earth! This is one of the most dynamic tours we offer. Immerse yourself in Norwegian culture, enjoy traditional three course dinners, and stay in some of the most sought after and authentic accomodations that Norway provides. Highlights Get you camera ready for a visit to Trolltunga: Norway's most famous viewpoint and one of the most photographed places in the world. Hike one of Norway's biggest glaciers, Folgefonna, and sleep in a hikers hut high in the mountains. Visit Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock), located high above the Lysefjord, which has long been one of Norway's most iconic Outdoor destinations and enjoy an evening in the architecturally unique Preikestolen Mountain Lodge. Enjoy panoramic views of the wild and magnificant Lysefjord from the deck of a ferry boat and later take a rest in a charming hotel by the fjords in Rosendal (Hardanger). Go off the beaten path with a visit to the the road less village of Flørli, an authentic local experience amid the fjord landscape. Hike 4444 steps from the fjord to the mountains – the longest wooden stairway in the world! Before we return to Oslo, we trek to Kjerag Mountain! The bravest members of the group have the opportunity to stand on the Kjeragbolt (The Kjerag Rock). We recommend that you plan an extra day in Oslo before and/or after the tour. Oslo Active Tours is Oslo's premier provider of outdoor tourism & we are happy to guide you through a number of activities and tours during your stay here. Enjoy traditional Norwegian Sauna after a day of hiking! Route Profile Level 3 out of 5. These tours require more of the participants. It will probably be a bit demanding to reach the destination, but if you like to exercise, or have been exercising prior to the departure, you will have life-long experience together with your fellow travellers. Each day we hike up to six to eight hours at an easy pace. It will be 1000-1200 meters of elevation at the most. The hardest hike is the hike to Trolltunga; it can take up to 12 hours all together. The other days will be about 4-6 hours of hiking. You should expect scrambling and the path is rocky and a bit slippery if it rains. You should have hiking experience from similar conditions. Good fitness and some hiking experience are also fine. DEPARTURES: 2020 June: 07,14,21,28 July: 05,12,19, 22, 26, 29 August: 02,05,09, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30 September: 06, 13 PRICE 23,500 Norwegian Kroner per person +4000 Norwegian: Add-on of 'Single Room supplement' Contact for Reservations and questions: email@example.com Important Trip Details: The hikes on this tour are relatively long (see day to day itinerary at the bottom of this page), and we hike everyday. You need some hiking experience and fitness to join. The tour starts and ends in Oslo, and we go by small groups with a maximum of seven guests per guide, travelling by minibus. On this tour you can leave your luggage in the car or at the accommodation each day, so you only have to carry what you need for your dayhike. WHAT'S INCLUDED? Professional nature guide Accommodation for five nights Breakfast, packed lunch, and dinner (as described in the day to day program). All local transport (ferries, buses, transfers etc.) NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE: Transportation to the meeting point in Oslo. We are happy to assist you with booking a hotel in Oslo and give you advice on what to do when you stay in our capital. Drinks and snacks. WHAT TO BRING? Have a look at the full equipment list at the bottom of this page. You can leave your luggage in the car or at the accommodation each day, so when hiking, you only have to carry what you need for the day. ACCOMMODATION We stay at what we think are the unique and welcoming accommodation in the area. If you travel alone you share a same-sex twin room, but it might also be possible with single rooms, please let us know if you would like to pay extra for this. Most nights we stay in en-suite rooms, but not all. The single supplement is 3000 NOK for the whole trip. If you want a single room we cant guarantee en-suite room each day. BAGGAGE There is no weight limit, other then what your airline has imposed, but, as the group and luggage will all have to fit into our minibus, we do ask you not to bring more than one main item of baggage and one daysack. You will only have to carry your daysack on this trip. INSURANCE You need a travel and health insurance, which also includes transportation back to your country. Remember to bring your insurance card/information. LANGUAGES The guide speaks English. CHANGES MAY OCCUR We reserve the right to make changes to the program, and the price. The day to day program is indicative, and changes may occur. NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS Minimum: 3 people; Maximum: 12 people. CANCELLATION POLICY Cancellations must be made in writing or electronically. The date on which OSLO ACTIVE TOURS receives the cancellation is deemed to be the cancellation date. Refunds in connection with cancellation of a trip are in accordance with the following rules: If you cancel more than 60 days before the departure date, you lose 25% the total price of the trip. If you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the departure date, you lose up to 50% of the total price of the trip. If you cancel less than 30 days before the departure date, you lose up to 100% of the total price of the trip. No refunds are paid to customers who fail to turn up on the day of departure. Required Equipment List: BASE LAYER Wool long-sleeved top and bottom. MID-LAYER A medium thickness wool or fleece top. INSULATED JACKET A warm jacket for breaks and before after hiking. We recommend a puffy jacket with down or synthetic. Something equivalant in warmth is also okay. SHELL / RAIN JACKET Gore-Tex or similar is mandatory. Extrememly important in Norwegian climate. The jacket must be waterproof, have a hood, and make sure you don’t get wet even if it rains all day. We recommend jackets with pit zips for ventilation. HIKING PANTS Hiking pants comfortable for all day wear. Should fit your long underwear beneathe and fit under your rain shell pants if you choose to bring some. Zip off into shorts or an additional pair of shorts is option. HIKING SHIRT Bring 1-2 shirts for daily hiking. GLOVES / MITTENS 1 thin pair of gloves to protect your hands. 1 pair of over mittens for additional warmth. HATS 1 sun hat, 1 warm hat. HIKING SOCKS 2-4 pairs, we recommend wool, above the ankle, in your preferred thickness. If your footwear is not waterproof consider a gortex sock option. HIKING SHOES Bring footwear you know fits you and is comfortable. Trails can be wet and rocky. We recommend waterproof hiking boots. BACKPACK Daypack for warm layers, food, snacks, water and needed items. 20-40 liters. SUNGLASSES UV rated, we recommend a strap to keep them in place and so they don't get lost. SUNSCREEN / CHAPSTICK Make sure the Chapstick has UV rated sunscreen in it. WATER BOTTLE / CAMELBACK 2 liter capacity. TOILETRIES Personal basics: shampoo, conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, etc... PERSONAL MEDICATIONS Make sure you bring any personal meds you need on your trip, and ensure the Hvitserk office is updated on your allergies or needs. Recommended: WOOL UNDERWEAR We highly recommend bringing wool underwear and bra for hiking. No cotton. WATERPROOF SHELL PANTS We recommend having a water proof layer for your legs in case the weather is cold and rainy. You will enjoy the hiking more when warm and comfortable. SCARF OR BUFF A layer to protect your neck or face. THERMOS We recommend a thermos for hot drinks to have with you all day. SWIMWEAR A bathing suit and small towel if you would like to swim, hottub or sauna depending on your trip. TREKKING POLES Most guests prefer hiking with poles. Helps with challenging terrain and to maintain energy over long days. HEADLAMP Important item to always have in your pack. Emergency back up and useful for long days. On departures after Aug25, it is mandatory to bring a headlamp. FIRST AID KIT If you have certain hiking aids specific to you: i.e. blister care or ibuprofen, etc... CAMERA Its important to be present while hiking, but also a great joy to bring some snapshots home with you for memory lane. CASUAL CLOTHES A reminder to bring a set of clothes for transfers, relaxing in the evenings, and non-hiking time. An extra, dry pair of shoes is recommended for after and before hiking. Optional: ANTIBAC If you need it for the bathroom or lunch. WET WIPE OR TOILET PAPER If you have a bathroom emergency while hiking. We use "pack it in pack it out" ethics, so you will need to carry out your used items and throw them away later. EAR PLUGS If youre a light sleeper. JOURNAL In order to take notes and write about the trip. SNACKS Chocolate, nuts or energy bars if there is something particular you enjoy eating. You will have the opportunity to buy snacks on your trip. SLEEPING MASK To cover your eyes when sleeping in 24 hour light. You can aslo use your buff. Bed linens and towels are included all nights. All the equipment you need for the glacier hike on day three is also included, also hiking boots that are compatible with crampons.