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The Norwegian tour operator, Expa Norway, take you to some of Norway’s most beautiful mountains areas. From Oslo we travel onwards to experience Norway at its best.
This tour combines thrilling adventures on Norwegian mountains with unique hospitality and local culture that characterize the area.
Oslo Airport Gardermoen
We savor one of Oslo’s closest mountain areas, less than two hours from the capital, with its fantastic and diverse nature. A mixture of mountain tops, open landscape, water and forest makes this a popular hiking area, with Gaustatoppen at its heart. From its peak, one may see an area of 60,000 km2 on a clear day – about a sixth of mainland Norway! (The whole of Denmark is just 43,000 km2!)
At 1883 meters above sea level (MASL), Gaustatoppen is not Norway’s tallest mountain, but it towers majestically, relative to its surrounding landscape. It is said that one may see Gaustatoppen’s peak from 119 Norwegian municipalities!
We walk in the Blefjell area, surrounded by mountains, high land and beautiful spring water. The forest bares blueberries, raspberries and cranberries for our pleasure.
Søstrene Storaas hotell:
Søstrene Storaas hotell (the Storaas Sisters hotel) is run by the three sisters, Else, Henriette and Solveig Storaas. The hotel is small with only 46 hotel rooms and is located about 1,5hr outside of Oslo.
The design of the hotel is based upon stories from all over the world, and it all started when the Storaas’ family inherited a crocodile. It turned out that the crocodile had eaten the Sister’s great-great-grandfather’s dog. Today the crocodile is located above the reception.
The hotel rooms each have their own individual design, based on a unique story from the Storaas-family. For instance, “the Leopard-Room”, “Sound of Music” and “Thor Heyerdahl”. Upon arrival one of the family will tell you some of the stories together with a good meal with local ingredients.
Close to the hotel there’s a lake with a small beach, and canoes are available for hire.
This tour is designed for people who would love to experience magnificent and spectacular scenery combined with Norwegian mountain hospitality and culture.
To be as prepared as possible, we suggest you indulge in some training beforehand, and thus, create the best opportunity to really ‘enjoy the ride’.
The lowest age limit for this tour is 12 years of age.
You will complete each stage at your own pace, with help and support from both the guides and the group. After finish each day there is ample opportunity to relax and truly appreciate the amazing scenery, not to mention the local food.
The number of participants is limited to 30, to ensure that everyone has the very best experience on this tour. Our experienced guides will divide everyone into appropriate groups related to preferred pace and experience. You may, of course, change groups on the various days, if you wish.
All walkers will carry their own packed lunch and we will find a suitable spot on route to take a well-earned break and eat.
For the daily treks you will carry your own rucksack with food, drink, sun cream and any extra clothes.
Suggested Packing List. This list is meant to give you a guideline, so that we have everything we need on the trip, regardless of the weather. The weather in Norway in this period can be anything from a warm summer day to a cold day with tempratures below freezing.
• Walking boots/ good footwear suitable for walking on rough terrain.
• Walking trousers.
• Windproof jacket.
• Waterproof trousers and jacket.
• Warm hat and gloves.
• Backpacks for hiking.
• Sun cream.
• First Aid kit.
• Casual clothes for the evenings.
The guides speaks English.
Travel insurance is compulsory on our tours. All participants are responsible for their own personal travel insurance.
All participants must have a valid passport.
Our detailed itinerary is preliminary. EXPA NORWAY AS reserves the right to make changes on route when circumstances require. EXPA NORWAY AS will have no liability for any typos. Please have a look at our terms and conditions.
You can book the tour in the menu to the right, please let us know if you have any questions.
For more information please contact Erik Holme
Mobile +47 95 86 19 68
Meeting point right outside the arrival area. Bus to Søstrene Storaas Hotel. Dinner and information about the program for the next days.
Blefjell mountain plateau has a perfect landscape for first-time hikers, relatively flat, but diverse with fresh mountain air and the ability to drink straight from frisky mountain-creeks. On the way back to the hotel we will visit the Waterfall Dusanfoss where we can have a swim.
After a delicious breakfast we climb on board the bus that takes us a little higher up in the Blefjell area. We walk on good paths over gently rising terrain through forest and open spaces with delightful streams. The trail then becomes steeper and leads us up the mountain with less vegetation and an amazing view. We find ourselves at 1100 MASL and move onto the last “climb” to the Blefjell summit at 1342 MASL. Lunch together at a cabin called Sigridsbu.
Gaustatoppen is located at the heart of the region and towers 1883 metres above sea level. Athough not Norway’s tallest mountain it is situated majestically amid surrounding hill-landscape. From its peak, one may see an area of 60,000 km2 on a clear day – about a sixth of mainland Norway! (The whole of Denmark is just 43,000 km2!). We will have a nice bustrip through wonderfull landscape before we start our hike to the summit of Gaustatoppen.
Breakfast and check-out before traansfer back to Oslo Airport Gardermoen.