About This Trip

Hiking, Biking and Rafting Active Adventure Tour

Join Frode Tilden, from Fargo, ND, on an active adventure in his homeland! Travel from Oslo through the Valdres Valley and the awesome Norwegian fjord country to Flåm, Bergen and Stavanger. Along the way, enjoy a variety of activities including hiking to the summit of Pulpit Rock and rafting in the Vosso River. You will also have the opportunity to participate in the 2020 Valdres Rittet Bike Event. This 53 km-long rides and runs in varied terrain in one of the country's most active pitch areas.

This tour is not yet confirmed. Pricing and itinerary will be confirmed later in 2019. To reserve your space on this tour, please complete the early registration form and submit your fully refundable $400 deposit. Once group air space is confirmed (approximately 8 months prior to your departure) and the 2020 trip is finalized and priced, we will send you our sign-up packet including a letter, the tour itinerary, terms and conditions, group travel insurance information, and a pamphlet outlining helpful hints for travel to Scandinavia. You will be asked to confirm your tour registration. You will then have two weeks to cancel; should you cancel, you will receive a full refund of your trip deposit.

Please note: upon acceptance of the confirmed itinerary and price, your deposit of $400 per person becomes non-refundable.

Dates & Prices

  • Jul 7 2020 to Jul 17 2020
  • Price with air/taxes/fuel from TBD Price based on minimum of 20 passengers. Price includes airfare from Mpls/St. Paul plus taxes/fees and fuel surcharge. Unless paid in full, fuel and all taxes are subject to change and will be re-assessed in your statement prior to final payment.
  • Land Only from TBD Services begin in Oslo and end in Stavanger
  • Single Room Supplement TBD

Tour Information

Tour/Price Includes

  • Roundtrip airfare from Mpls / St. Paul, including taxes, fees and fuel surcharge
  • 9 nights accommodations, 1st class/superior tourist class, double occupancy
  • Daily breakfast [B] and 6 dinners [D]
  • 1st-class touring coach, train & ferries per itinerary
  • City sightseeing in Oslo and Bergen with local guide
  • 3 hour rafting adventure in Voss
  • Entrance fees to all sites including: Viking Ship Museum, Holmenkollen Ski Jump, Slidredomen Church and the Hardanger Nature Center
  • Luggage handling at hotels for 1 suitcase (subject to availability)
  • Guiding services of Frode Tilden for Days 2 - 11

Disclaimer

Please read Brekke's Terms and Conditions for this tour carefully before registering.

Tour Map

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: TUESDAY, JULY 7 Mpls/St. Paul – Oslo

Depart the USA on your transatlantic flight. To request alternate dates or for estimated airfare supplements from other US cities, please note on application.

DAY 2: WEDNESDAY, JULY 8 Oslo

Arrive at Gardermoen Airport. Transfer to hotel in downtown Oslo. Balance of day free to relax and adjust to time change. Dinner and overnight at Scandic Victoria Hotel.

[D]
DAY 3: THURSDAY, JULY 9 Oslo

Four-hour morning sightseeing tour with local guide includes Vigeland Park, Holmenkollen Ski Jump and Viking Ship Museum. Balance of day free. Dinner on own. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
DAY 4: FRIDAY, JULY 10 Oslo – Vaset

Depart by coach for Valdres. Drive the lush and beautiful Valdres Valley, ancestral home of your tour guide. In Fagernes, tour the Valdres Folk Museum. Following a visit to the Slidredomen Church, enjoy dinner and tour of Frode’s family farm. Drive to Gomobu Fjellstue for overnight.

[B][D]
DAY 5: SATURDAY, JULY 11 Valdresrittet

Day free to participate in the Valdres Rittet Bike Event. This 53 km-long rides and runs in varied terrain in one of the country's most active pitch areas. Nature shifts between flat expanses to steep mountains, surrounded by fresh water and gurgling streams. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.
Option for those not biking: Hiking in the area

[B][D]
DAY 6: SUNDAY, JULY 12 Vaset - Flåm

Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Gol and continue through the Hallingdal Valley. Cross the largest high mountain plateau in northern Europe, the barren Hardanger Plateau, which provides grazing for large herds of wild reindeer. Descend the wild Måbødal Canyon past the plugging Vøring Waterfall plunging 600 ft into a narrow rock basin. Tour the Hardanger Nature Center reflecting the Norwegians’ love and respect for nature. Lunch on own. Proceed to Voss. Cross the Hardanger Fjord on the recently opened Hardanger Bridge. Enjoy a 3-hour rafting adventure on the Vosso River, which runs from Voss to Evanger. Start in flat water, then go with the flow for about 4 miles, passing sections of gentle rapids with waves and whirlpools, ending in Evanger Lake. Barbeque dinner and continue to the fjord-side community of Flåm. Overnight at Flåmsbrygga Hotel.

[B][D]
DAY 7: MONDAY, JULY 13 Flåm

Day free for a variety of optional activities. Dinner at Aegir, one of Norway’s best craft breweries, housed in a building inspired by Norse mythology, with the exterior reminiscent of a stave church. Overnight at hotel.

Optional activities in Flåm: Price to be advised.
- Bike from Finse to Flåm through the high mountain pass
- Kayaking on the Aurlandfjord
- Hiking trip to Brekke Waterfall
- Hike the Flåm Valley
- Bike rental in Flåm
- Fjord Safari on a RIB (rigid inflatable boat)

[B][D]
DAY 8: TUESDAY, JULY 14 Flåm - Voss - Bergen

Board the Flåm Railway, one of the top 20 train rides in Europe. Ascend the wild Flåm Valley to Myrdal. Change to the Oslo/Bergen Railway and continue to Bergen. Transfer to hotel. Two-hour afternoon walking tour of beautiful Bergen. Dinner and evening on own. Overnight at Clarion Admiral Hotel.

[B]
DAY 9: WEDNESDAY, JULY 15 Bergen - Stavanger

Breakfast at hotel. Morning free. Walk to the pier for 1:30pm departure by ferry to Stavanger. Relax on board the ferry as you pass quaint villages and dramatic coastal scenery. Upon arrival in Stavanger at 7:00pm, transfer to the Clarion Stavanger Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

[B]
DAY 10: THURSDAY, JULY 16 Excursion to Pulpit Rock

Breakfast at hotel. Morning transfer to the base of Pulpit Rock by bus/ferry. Enjoy an invigorating six-kilometer hike to Pulpit Rock which rises 604 meters above the Lysefjorden. Return to Stavanger in the evening. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

[B][D]
DAY 11: FRIDAY, JULY 17 Stavanger - Depart

Tour ends following breakfast. Transfer to Sola Stavanger Airport for return flight. End of services.

[B]

Pre-Tour Extensions

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