Traditional turf rooved house above Geilo Delightful rural landscapes near Aurland Pastures above Aurlandsfjord |  <i>John  Millen</i> Finse Walking near the snout of the Blaisen Glacier |  <i>John Millen</i> Field near Aurland Walkers on the Osterbo walk |  <i>John Millen</i> Descending on the Prestholtrunden Route |  <i>John Millen</i> Traditional Norwegian houses

Self Guided Walking Holidays in Norway

Explore Norway's Fjordland on a self guided walking tour

Norway for the duration of the self-guided walking season, is the Land of the Midnight Sun with very long summer days. You will probably not even notice the night as such, just a certain dimness which will have nothing to do with any drinks that you may have had!

What people really come to the Land of Trolls to see is a series of ruggedly beautiful panoramas full of glaciated mountains, fjords and small attractive settlements. In Norway you can undertake some great wilderness hiking and travel on some of the world's most scenic ferry and train rides. You will also find unspoiled fishing villages with their Gothic styled medieval stave churches. There are rolling farmlands, enchanted forests and the dramatic Western Fjords, of which Sognefjord - visited on our tour - is the longest and deepest. With only 4.5 million people in a country that is 385,155 sq km - nowhere will ever feel particularly crowded and the country, still a Constitutional monarchy, fiercely guards its traditions.

Our self-guided walking holidays are fully flexible which means you can normally start your walk on any day during the season and customise by adding extra days for resting or sightseeing. As you're walking independently, you're free to follow the trail at your own pace. You set your own pace as you are not limited by the constraints of group travel. 

You are free to shorten or lengthen your walk as the terrain permits and can even take a day off, although you may need to travel onto your next accommodation by taxi or public transport in order to do so. As long as you are reasonably active you will be able to find a suitable tour and all of our tours are graded to help you choose the right walk for you.


Self Guided Walking Specialists in Norway

We have have been operating active self guided walking holidays for over 45 years. We handle all the necessary logistics so that you can relax and explore Norway at your own pace. Many of our tours depart daily, giving you even greater flexibility.

Great Value & Quality Trips in Norway

Our well priced trips offer great value for money. Included in your package are comprehensive route notes, maps & guidebooks along with bag transfers and locally run accommodation. We take the stress out of organising your self guided walking holiday in Norway.

Personal Experiences

We've been walking and cycling the planet for over four decades and are passionate about delivering exceptional service. Combined, we’ve travelled to virtually every corner of Europe, and are eager to share the many benefits of travelling on foot.


Walkers' Britain is committed to responsible travel and true sustainability. We take travellers to many countries which are home to challenging wilderness, rich biodiversity, and fragile environments. It is the travel choices we make while visiting these environments that reduce the negative impact. This is the essence of responsible and sustainable travel - something we take very seriously. View our award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook here.


Hotels

Often family run, these charming hotels range from 2 to 4 stars and provide access to local living thanks to your hosts. The hospitality is generous and their local knowledge is invaluable. Where possible, we choose locations that add to your experience.

Bed & breakfasts (B&Bs)

Simple yet rich in local character, the B&Bs chosen are clean, comfortable and run by hosts that help add to your experience.


Breakfasts are included on all our trips and in Norway will normally consist of breads, cheeses, meats, yogurt, salmon, herring, tea & coffee.  Lunches that are included are picnic style and usually made up with similar items you will have at breakfast.  Evening meals that may be included will normally be a set 3 course menu. Traditional meals include Kjottkaker, similar to meatballs served with mashed peas or creamed cabbage. Bergensk fishesuppe, fish soup and satisfy your sweet tooth with Skillingsboller, the Norwegian version of a cinnamon roll.


Currency

Norwegian Krone

International Dialing Code

+47

Electricity
Type C plug

Electricity in Norway is 230 Volts, at 50 hertz. The most common pin type is C. (2 round prong).

Visas

Visas are not required for citizens of Australia, Canada, USA and New Zealand for up to 90 days in a period of 180 days for all Schengen countries (see https://tinyurl.com/lkho3qg for countries part of the Schengen). Please ensure your passport is stamped on arrival in the Schengen area. For all other nationalities and for longer stays in countries covered by the Schengen Agreement (Australian New Zealand, Canadian and US passport holders), please contact the relevant embassy. Stays of longer than 90 days in the Schengen area require a long stay visa for the country you are spending most time in. However long stay visas are unlikely to be issued unless there is a valid reason (eg. studying in country). Unfortunately we cannot assist in obtaining visas for long stays due to individual country visa requirements.

Safety

Your safety is our number one concern. Our safety track record is exemplary thanks to careful management and thorough consultation with local partners. Our industry leading risk management procedures have become a skill that we continue to refine. Our leaders in the field are highly trained and have safety as their number one priority. Expert leaders, risk assessments, quality inclusions and your financial security all come standard when you travel with us.

Please refer to our Travel Advisory page for updates on recent events, travel warnings and advice.

We strongly recommend that all clients take out travel insurance at the time of booking to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, emergency evacuation, cancellations, etc. Insurance information is enclosed with your pre-departure information. Please contact us if you would like to obtain a quote for your trip duration.

We suggest that you consult your doctor, local government inoculation centre or a travel medical specialist in order to get the most current advice regarding vaccination requirements.

Money and valuables should always be stored safely when travelling. Keep your passport with you at all times and do not leave it in your main luggage. You will need it to change money and check into hotels. Where safety deposit boxes are available, we recommend that you use them. Keep jewellery and valuables to a minimum.