FAQ Fjord hiking holiday 7 days from 2 bases

We are looking forward to helping you out. However, before reaching out to us, please check the list of general information and frequently asked questions below

Area, program and hiking
Are the famous hikes to Pulpit Rock and Trolltunga included?
If you, in summer season, want to meet a lot of people and walk in line, we would advice you to do those hikes. If you rather hike off the beaten track, where you can enjoy the amazing fjord scenery in peace, you can join us. We live and work here in the fjords and we know the best spots, we are more than happy to share them with you.
In what area will we hike?
Areas we will usually cover are Nordfjord (from glaciers to coastal islands) and Sunnmøre with the Geiranger- and Hjørundfjord.
What is the exact itinerary?
Since there has to be flexibility regarding to the hikes we cannot give you a more specific indication then the areas where we will hike and what hikes we are most likely to do on this tour. 
What is the difficulty level of the hikes?

Moderate to higher difficulty level (of 5 boots: 3-4 boots). Expect to hike for four to seven hours per day, and ascend (and decend) between 300 and 800 meters per day.

The routes taken will be the equivalent of the blue and red code trails, according to the Norwegian grading systems for hiking trails.

The guide will adapt the hikes (as far as possible) according to the weather forecast, current weather and group ability and experience.

How does day 4 function?
That day we check out of the house after breakfast and the guide drives the ones who like to do a (not included) guided kayaktrip in a spectacular side fjord arm to the start of the trip in Ålfoten. The ones who do not like to paddle can either do a hike on their own in the valley nearby Ålfoten (very nice easy hike, the guide will show you where to go) or enjoy/relax by the fjord. In the afternoon around 3 pm everybody gathers and you drive to the ferry for crossing the fjord and continue to the next cabin appr. one hour driving, after taking the ferry.
How big is the group?
The group will be minimum 4 and maximum 7 participants, plus the guide.
Can I take my children on this tour?
Normally the minimum age for this tour is 18 years because we want to ensure that everyone is at about the same level. However, if you want to hike with your children older than 16, contact us and we can see if it is possible. For hiking with children 15 and younger, contact us and we can make a tailor made offer for you.
When and how to get to Nordfjordeid
When do I need to get to Nordfjordeid?
You should arrive in Norway the day before the hiking week starts, to be on time in Nordfjordeid. The trip starts at 10 am.
How do I get to Nordfjordeid from Bergen by boat?

The easiest and most scenic way to get to Nordfjordeid is to take the boat along the coast to Måløy.

From Bergen, you can take the boat along the coast to Måløy. This is a very scenic 5 hr boat trip, recommended (can be booked online at Norled ).

Timetable Expressboat:

Monday – Friday:

  • 8am – 12:40am
  • 4:30pm (16:30) – 09:10pm (21:10)

Saturday:

  • 02:15pm (14:15) – 08:50pm (20:50)

Sunday:

  • 04:30am (16:30) – 09:10pm (21:10)

We recommend booking a hotel in Måløy and taking the bus to Nordfjordeid the next morning, on the day your tour starts.

Alternative 1: Stay in a hotel in Måløy and the next morning take the bus to Nordfjordeid. The bus leaves at 08:15, but be sure to check the timetables 3 months before.
Hotels in Måløy: Thon hotel Måløy or Torget hotel (website only in Norwegian, you can send them an e-mail for booking request). Take the bus the next morning. More information about the bus schedule: EnTur (ticket can be bought on the bus). The final bus schedule is first available 3 months before travel date.

Alternative 2: Or upon arrival in Måløy take the corresponding bus to Nordfjordeid the same evening. If you do this please inform the crew on the boat from Bergen that you are planning on taking the corresponding bus because they will inform the bus in case they are delayed. For accommodation in Nordfjordeid you can look on Booking.com or AirBnB.

The meeting point in Nordfjordeid will be at the bus station.

How do I get to Nordfjordeid from Oslo or Bergen by bus?

From Oslo or Bergen you can take the express bus
Time by bus:
from Bergen – Nordfjordeid: 6 hrs
from Oslo – Nordfjordeid: 9-9,5 hrs
Tickets can be ordered online here.

From Oslo you can take the night bus directly from Oslo International Airport Gardermoen at 22.55 (10.55 pm) to Nordfjordeid with arrival there the next day at 06.53 am. This means this corresponds well with the start of the trip. It is safe to travel by bus, and because of the long summernights, if you not sleep on the bus, you will still see a lot.

How do I get to and from Nordfjordeid by plane?

From Oslo and Bergen you can take a domestic flight to Sandane airport with Wideroe. There is an airport shuttle taxi, Flytaxi, from Sandane Airport to Nordfjordeid (takes appr. 45-60 minutes) and costs approx. 350 NOK per person. This has to be ordered up front. To do so you can call the following phone number (+47) 57 86 05 00. (NOTE: This has to be done one day before travelling with Flytaxi).

Mind that upon the end of the hiking week, the timetable of the flights might not correspond seamlessly with the program, so this has to be verified by us.

How do I get to Nordfjordeid by rental car?
Rental car from Bergen about 5 hrs. and 30 min drive.

If you prefer to rent a car we would recommend you to fly in to Bergen as the distance is much shorter.

When to leave Nordfjordeid
The trip ends on the last day at 10 am in the morning in Nordfjordeid, or 09:15 am in Stryn.
How do I travel from Nordfjordeid?

At the end of the trip we would not advise you to take the boat to Bergen, because of the timetables. We would rather advise to take the bus to Bergen or Oslo (if that is where you are heading to). The cabins you will stay might vary per tour. Sometimes the last cabin will be closer to Stryn than Nordfjordeid, and you could look at busses from there. Please ask us for advice.

The expressbusses timetables can be found on Nettbuss.

The cabins you will stay might vary per tour. Sometimes the last cabin will be closer to Stryn than Nordfjordeid, and you could look at busses from there. Please ask us for advice.

Accommodation and facilities
Where are the cabins situated?
We are going to stay in 2 different cabins in total. The first one is closer to the Atlantic Coast of Nordfjord, the second one will be more in the inner part of Nordfjord. We will use our own van for covering the region and will do daily very different hikes. This way you get a great impression of Fjord life and nature. We might hike straight from the cabin or drive to an area where we will take day hikes.
Can you send me a link to the cabins where we will stay?
No, unfortunately not because many of the cabins we use are not online bookable, and do not even have a street address.
Are the cabins well equipped?

The high standard cabins, only used by our group, have a shared bathroom, living room and kitchen, and a nice view. The cabins are well equipped. Bed linen is provided. Please bring your own towel(s).

Is there wifi in the cabin?
Most probably yes, but we cannot guarantee it.
How will the sleeping arrangements be?

The price of the trip is based on double occupancy. The bedroosms will be shared by two persons (twin beds). If you have paid for single occupancy, you will have a room for yourself.

Equipment, guide and health
Do we carry our own back pack every day?
While hiking you only use your day back pack. The rest of your luggage will stay in the cabin.
What language does the guide speak?
All our guides talk English fluently.
What about health issues?
Our guide has a first aid kid. If you have health problems and need your personal medications please make sure you have them with you on a trip. If you have health problems which can impact a trip please let us know in advance (while booking) for safety reasons.
Packing for the trip
Are there shops close to where we stay?

No not near to where we stay. The guide has bought all the food. Usually we stop at a supermarket after coming back from a hike where everybody has the opportunity to buy something they like at their own expense (snacks, chocolate, fruits). Note that alcohol cannot be bought in a supermarket but only in a special shop called ‘vinmonopolet’, this shop has restricted opening hours (see remark about bringing alcohol below).

What type of clothing do I need to bring?
Take a look at our packing list for hiking. Click here!
What are the meals like?

Breakfast with bread and/or cereals. Juice, milk, coffee, tea. Everybody makes their own lunch for taking on the trip and can fill their bottles with cold or hot drinks.
Dinner is a 2-course (starter or dessert, and main course). Often local food like lam, deer, fish, chicken, pasta, rice, potatoes with fresh vegetables.
You can bring your own drinks and snacks if you want that.

We do not serve alcohol, but you can take it with you. Keep in mind that alcohol is very expensive in Norway. To avoid having to bring alcohol with you the best thing to do is to buy it taxfree (very reasonable prices) upon arrival at the airport in Ålesund (this is before you go through customs, so you have to follow the regulations. For amount of alcohol, you can bring to the country please check TOLL.

I am a vegetarian, have allergies, or other dietary restrictions
We can adjust our menu to your diet, but only if you inform us about this upon booking (we have to plan the menu before the trip starts).