Welcome to Norway! The group meets in Bergen Airport & we venture to Gudvangen where the 6-day expedition officially begins. After a briefing with our International Mountain Guide & chance to drop our bags in guest lodges at the fjords edge, you have the option of a beautiful guided 8km trail run along the Nærøydalselvi river. Afterwards we freshen up, arrange kit for the expedition & head for a delicious meal at a local restaurant.
The Team varies in age, each guest has a good base level of fitness & a passion for the outdoors! A team effort throughout.
After a tasty breakfast we set off for our first big day in the hills. We hike from Gudvangen to Bakka, as the trail head starts from fjord level & heads up the mountain towards the stunning viewpoint of Rimstigen, 725m above the fjord.
Don't worry, we move at a social pace! with frequent stops for water & snacks to stay fuelled. From Rimstigen, the trail cuts back into a shallow glacial valley before we begin our ascent to a ridge overlooking the fjord - aiming for the spectacular summit of Breiskskreinosi.
An epic first day, we reach our Mountain Hut & share a wholesome meal. The simplicity of cooking, sharing a glass of wine (or soft drink!) after a rewarding first day is enjoyed by all.
Today's hike takes us deeper into the backcountry and back up to elevations of around 1000m as we venture into the highlands above the fjord. Hiking poles are well recommended to support you & help transfer weight.
This is an area of wetlands, small lakes hidden away in the forest and the waterflow from this area is feeding the cascading waterfall of Lægdafossen. At this point you are fully at one with nature & reconnect with the world around you.
THE ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME
Meet like-minded people from all over the world. On this recent trip we welcomed guests from UK, Australia & South Africa with a hunger to explore & experience a true Norwegian experience!
With snow glistening beneath our feet & strong camaraderie amongst the Team we embark on a short hike. We reach our support crew & switch into our trail shoes & begin our 10k run through the forest towards the village of Fresvik!
With magnificent views across the main Sognefjord and to its Northern shores. On arrival we swim in the fjord, relax in hot tubs & eat a hearty dinner in our luxury eco lodge. Enjoy some downtime & move at a slower pace.
Wake up, stretch & enjoy a rejuvenating yoga class before a light breakfast.
Today we transition into the kayaking part of our adventure through the dramatic fjords. You'll learn about paddle technique, equipment & general safety on the water.
Are you new to kayaking? Good news our kayak section is suitable for beginners, you also have the option of going in a tandem kayak (2 person) & the current is slow moving - need not worry about rapids!
Fresvik fades into the distance & we enter the Northern end of the Aurlandsfjord. Keep a lookout for wildlife including friendly seals and rare Sea Eagles that inhabit the region.
On today’s paddle, just as we thought the scenery could not be beaten, we continue into the majestic Nærøyfjord.
In this part of the fjord, waterfalls are common and we can now witness and appreciate the waters flow from summit to sea level, having explored the sources of these powerful waterfalls on our past few days hiking the highlands above.
EXPERIENCE NORWAY LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Once we reach Gudvangen, we celebrate & say our goodbyes, with transfers ready to take us to the airport to head home. Heroic achievement by all!
You are welcome to book a flight for the evening or stay a few extra days & travel home whenever you like!
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"The trip was great, it was just what I needed and the people I met were amazing! The group definitely helped make the trip. Ed, Craig, Dee and Heda were very accommodating. I am not a very experienced trail runner and it helped massively having Paul and Alice help coach me in this with tips and advice on how to combat the trail runs and hikes to avoid injury.
Thank you Ed & Trail Pursuit for running the trip, I’m so glad I bit the bullet and booked on, it was an unforgettable experience and I can’t wait to join Trail Pursuit on more adventures in the future!"
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"From start to finish, spending time with the TP family is always rewarding - Norway was an incredible adventure! From kayaking through the fjords, to hiking in remote mountains - this is an adventure you don’t want to miss! Come & join the fun."