5 based on 2 reviews
Avoid the shops/harbour area at disembarking and re-embarking times and you will also not get caught up in the hundreds of queuing cruise passengers and tens of buses they use for day trips.
If you get out of gerainger and onto the water or the hills around you lose sight of the large cruise ships that rock each day, then you just cannot beat it. The only good thing about the cruise ships is they give perspective to the magnificent size of the fjord. Wow! Highly recommend a fjord cruise as well as the walk up alongside the little waterfall to the centre/museum about the area and fjords.
We had a car and the drives in and out of Gerainger are a little hairy in terms of hair pin bends and elevation but consequently you get stunningly beautiful views.
5 based on 431 reviews
This will give any outdoor enthusiast a challenging way to spend 5-6 hours! Not a hike...it is a mountain climb with some slopes so steep and rugged you need chains to help.
Physically taxing but breathtaking every step of the way. We stopped after 2 of 3 ascents but if you make it all the way you can have your photo taken standing on a boulder wedged into a crevasse! Photo lineups can be long but worth it.
5 based on 138 reviews
Undoubtley, one of the world's most beautiful hikes! Enjoy hours with breathtaking scenery in a fantastic alpine environment, with balcony view to many of the most famous mountain peaks in Norway. Magnificent 365 degrees view from top of the ridge. Easy access from Åndalsnes in Norway. Daily bus service to the start point in Summer, departing every morning from Åndalsnes Train Station. Season Ultimo June - Ultimo September.
I hiked this trail with my daughter, and we both really enjoyed the stunning views from the ridge. Just spectacular. We were very lucky with the weather however (check the weather reports before starting out). A few tips:
- Take the bus from the Åndalsnes train station to start: you'll want to get away as early as possible to leave yourself plenty of time for hiking, without having to rush things.
- bring enough food + rain gear + especially water!
- It's quite a bit of climbing, and the downhill at the end might take a toll on your knees. Trekking poles are helpful here (although you may want to strap them to your pack for some of the steeper climbs)
- If you have the time, when you first reach the ridge, follow the path out to your left (south-easterly direction) to Blånebba. This part is out-and-back, but it's very nice
- as you can tell from the other reviews, this is not an easy hike, nor for people who are scared of heights. If the weather is bad, you probably shouldn't go.
- Leave plenty of time for taking pictures!!!
5 based on 293 reviews
Cod are harvested year after year in these waters as the come to this area to spawn. The earliest Norse settlements were here. You see traditional fishing cottages on stilts above the water and traditional fish drying racks. Parts of the city smell pretty fishy, but if you live there it is the smell of money and part of the ambiance. Also, while travelling \north, this is we
here the 'Midnight Sun' becomes evident.
5 based on 176 reviews
The term Oslomarka is usually used for all the recreational areas around Oslo. Marka is the administrative name for the part of it that lies inside the city limits and contains hiking trails, recreation facilities, Forests and lakes.
If you love nature, forest, hills, lakes, and hiking, trail-running and cross-country skiing, the Oslo Marka is your paradise !
Whatever the season, there is always a place to discover, a track to hike or to ski-ride.
In Norway, the nature is so well preserved and easily accessible by public transportation. Well, it seems that nature-loving is the lifestyle of every norsk people !
So lace your shoes and go up there to breathe some pure air and sweat your body out running or skiing. It's relaxing, refreshing, rejuvenating, and it's free !
Then, if you're tired or need a little refreshment, there will always be a hytta on your way, selling cakes, smørbrød and hot chocolate. So... why are you still sitting at home now ?!
5 based on 98 reviews
Activities Worth seeing Events Accomondation Transport Eat and drink Useful information Jotunheimen> National tourist routes> Sognefjell Explore the region Click the map to visit the regions Select region Sognefjell - Across the roof of Norway In majestic surroundings, high in the Mountains past blue ice, jagged peaks and Emerald lakes, the Sognefjell Road runs between Sognefjord, the world’s longest fjord, and the Gudbrandsdal valley. The Sognefjell Road was designated Norway’s first tourist route in 1997 and has just been upgraded to a National tourist route in 2003. The Sognefjell Road has carried traffic since time immemorial. Fish and salt from the west and butter, hides, iron and tar from the east were carried by people on their shoulders or on horseback. The cairns helped travellers find the way in all kinds of weather. The Sognefjell Road gives you access to Jotunheimen National Park, with Galdhopiggen, Norway’s highest mountain, and several of the other of the highest peaks in Norway, and to Jostedalsbreen, Norway’s largest glacier. Here your can poke about on your own among soaring peaks, take a tour over glaciers and mountain tops with experienced guides, and go skiing all year round. The route between the inland valley, high Mountains and fjord offers breathtaking contrasts in climate and topography and a variety of plant and animal life, from lower elevations with farms, pine Forests and the conditions for human settlement to the alpine terrain approx. 1,000 metres above sea level. Up here you’ll find bare rock with clear traces of the last Ice Age, with grass, moss, lichen interspersed with juniper and willow. Here you’ll also find hardy polar plants such as arctic buttercup, with mountain birch here and there. Wild as well as tame reindeer live on Sognefjell, and down towards the Valleys there are moose and deer. In the high Mountains, eagles and rough-legged buzzards thrive. In eastern regions there may be bears, lynx and wolverines, though they are few and very shy. For more informaton on the touristroutes www.turistveg.no
driving this route was one of the highlights of our trip. best to do it with no rush. you can stop as many times as you want to enjoy the views, go for short walk, or even find a route for a day if you really are into hiking.
we were driving a small caravan, and no problem if you don't mind to give way from time to time to other vehicles and do not pretend to drive like fitipaldi.
excellent break between tourist traps, you really get the feeling you are visiting now the real Norway.
5 based on 1 reviews
The tongue of the troll
A fascinating journey to one of Norway's spectacular natural trails. I and my dear wife will never forget the troll language experience. As a couple who experienced for the first time in his life a walking path with very high difficulty, we remained open-mouthed and have difficulty describing what we experienced at the end of the track. The troll tongue path is a recommended experience for anyone who likes to "tolerate" to see landscapes and sights. This is a very difficult physical track that requires continuous coping with severe increases and a volatile weather. The length of the route is 12 km, but the nice Norwegians do not tell the truth, its length exceeds 30 km. This is because the Norwegians do not count the distance we climb, but only the progress toward the troll tongue.
The route started at 10:00 am (we had to start earlier). The little information we managed to gather did not prepare us for the course optimally. From conversations with other travelers and people we met the beginning is difficult. 2 km of steep stairs that cause you to think more than once to return back pain in the legs and curses in any possible language and endless laughter about our faulty fitness helped us finish the first part, which took us two whole hours exhausted and satisfied knowing that "the hard part "Behind us we continued on a flat path filled with small lakes and Waterfalls, with improvised wooden Bridges used to move from place to place, the air was wonderful and around us, snowy peaks accompanied us, marching vigorously and giggling at the ease of the trail (except for the first 2 km) Extreme weather and another climb ahead of us. The winds were cold and hard, and because we were not ready, the cold was intense. In spite of the situation we tried to swing and we began to march toward the wind. The trail was steep and a little slippery but spectacular in its beauty! All the landscape around us turned to ice, the snowy peaks we saw on the horizon became the route we took. Slowly we advanced on the ice (in a frenzied Penguin walk), on the one hand all frozen and white, on the other, spectacular Waterfalls and turquoise lakes, some of which are frozen. After adapting to walking in the ice and weakening winds the climate changed completely and the landscape as well. A pleasant sun warmed us the reliefs of the landscape located small streams and many basalt stones that formed small rust lakes in places where the flow was not strong. Walking in this part was more convenient but a short time passed and again we challenged our muscles with multiple increases, water from all sides and mud. The route was difficult but the landscape around us did not stop us, amazing lakes and Waterfalls within touching distance, and on the horizon there is a landscape in the colors that only Nature can provide. And again the track changes its face, everything becomes white at the moment and cold winds accompany us along the way. The last part of the route before the desired destination is fraught with ups and downs in the landscape configuration. Many basalt Mountains, streams and Waterfalls and of course ice change quickly. The signs that accompanied us all along indicate that one kilometer is left to end the route. The adrenalin in the body and the desire to reach the troll tongue help us to walk the distance at an uncharacteristic speed. On the far horizon we are already beginning to identify a gathering of travelers and understand that we have arrived. In front of us we see the famous Troll tongue cliff overlooking over the Ringedalsvatnet Lake and a long convoy of people waiting with typical European patience. Everyone waits for the time for him to walk slowly (there were those who wanted, skipped and even walked on their hands) to the tip of the tongue and win the picture. We sat down and watched what was going on, the knowledge that we had to go back all the way back a little, so we did not take too long. And after getting organized, we set out again. The weather became cooler but the landscapes and all the elements of nature that were around us helped us to finish the magical experience we had started in the morning. It is important to note that what we experienced and saw during the course of the route we were able to digest only the next morning.
a little information
* Duration of track: 8-12 hours. * It is recommended to arrive with a car and there is parking at a paid location (55 NIS per day). * Required camera * Bag with food, energy bars, fruit and water (not much water needed to drink from the waterfalls) * Suitable clothing - wool cap Short or long walking shorts, thermal windbreaker. * Sunglasses * No services do everything in nature. * August is the most recommended period of the year.
5 based on 2 reviews
This is a fairly easy hike, and the view when you get to the top is simply breathtaking, and really awarding. This is also one of the locations for the filming of Mission Impossible 6, starring Tom Cruise. Expect an increase in visitors after the film is released. You can get here by own car, or by ferry/bus. PS, even the hike is fairly easy, do remeber good shoes, hiking shoes are ideal. Do not walk this hike on sandals or pumps.....
4.5 based on 381 reviews
My friend and I did this short hike in the end of September as a way to kill a couple of hours being in the area and stuck outside of Bergen because of the cycling races.
We read that it was short and steep hike on google maps and thought that we would give it a try given that we were intending on hiking Trolltunga a couple of days later.
Unfortunately it was raining that day so we were not very lucky with the weather that day and perhaps we would have had a better experience on a sunny day.
I found this trek to be rather difficult - we were not wearing the correct gear and climbed up the 800 or so steps in 50 minutes.
We were being overtaken by several groups of runners whom we later learned were training for an annual race up and down these steps.
We would have perhaps thought that we were doing good timing if not for the constant overtaking!
Once at the top, the trek is very rewarding, the view is beautiful! It was a shame because we got a lot of fog and rain so our pictures probably didn’t come out as well as they would have on a good day.
To go down we took the back road which is a concrete road down (rather than steps again) and got to see a lot more of the forest an several water spots which made for incredible photographic opportunities.
Go prepared - this wasn’t as easy as we’d read!!!
5 based on 121 reviews
We chose this route instead of the longest tunnel (24 km) under the mountain. So glad we chose this fabulous picturesque drive! High up the mountain on narrow curving roads across amazing scenery- some very stark in its beauty. There was still some snow in places even in late August. Gorgeous views! Stegastein lookout is only one of the highlights of this drive.
Definitely worth the drive! Highly recommend!
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