In Oppdal we visit the largest graveyard from the Viking period in Norway before we start our hike. Åmotan is a famous Waterfall and is at the entrance of the Dovre – and Sunndal National Park. We visit Alfheim – a beautiful building made of one of the English lords who came to the area for fishing hundreds of years ago. We will drive to Nerdalen and hike in Innerdalen – famous for being one of the most beautiful valleys in Norway! Aursjøveien, which is famous for being tougher than Trollstigen we do by car, from the fjord – up to the mountain plateau and down to the fjord again! We do hiking in Vengedalen and visit Trollstigen before we return to Åndalsnes where we can get the train.
From the 21st to the 26th of July 2019
Oslo Airport Gardermoen
Dovre-Sunndalsfjella National Park is a Norwegian national park located in a high mountain area of Dovre and Sunndalsfjella, where Sør-Trøndelag, Møre og Romsdal and Oppland counties meet. It is a core area for caribou, and this was one of the main reasons for the creation and demarcation of the protected areas in Dovre. Key parts of the park have a population of musk ox, introduced in the interwar period, this was not part of the rationale for protection, but is nonetheless what most people associate with Dovre, together with Snøhetta (2286 meters above sea level). The area has a permanent population of wolverines, one thriving population died out around 1990, but is now (2012) under reintroduction, initially with success. One has permanent population of large birds of prey such as golden eagles and falcon.
Trollheimen is one of the most famous hiking areas in Norway. It is surrounded by high mountains in a lush nature with lakes in a great variation and contrast to each other. Trollheimen is probably one of the first areas in Norway who was exposed from ice after the last ice age. Archaeological findings show sign of human presence which are 9000 years old. It is a popular area in summer as well at wintertime.
Accommodation in hotel, cabin and summer farm.
This tour is designed for people who would love to experience magnificent and spectacular scenery combined with Norwegian mountain hospitality and culture.
Starting in the mountains and hiking down to sea level. We walk on tracks and mountain terrain from three to seven hours a day. Naturally, you may encounter some weary limbs. 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 16 years of age.
You will complete each stage at your own pace, with help and support from both the guides and the group. We finish each day at a new location, where 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 20, 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.
We will have our own supporting car that brings our luggage during the hole trip.
Large baggage is transported by our support vehicle. 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 guide 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
We initially meet up at Oslo Airport Gardermoen at the meeting point right outside the custom area at 8 AM. We will take the train to Oppdal where we stay the first night. Here we meet the local guide and go through the last details about the trip. (Check the backpack, weather forecast and other questions/updates). After the meeting we will take you to the largest grave yard from the Viking period in Norway, just 5 minutes from the city. This is a wonderful area for an easy walk. Dinner and accommodation at www.skiferhotel.no
On this first hiking day we will meet in Oppdal in the morning after breakfast. Transportation to Åmotan, approx 40 minutes.
Åmotan is at the entrance of the Dovre – and Sunndal National Park, and Åmotan is a famous waterfall. We hike down to the bottom of the waterfall, and do a circle around where actually three waterfalls are connecting into one river.
After this hike, we continue with the car to Vangshaugen, where we will enjoy our lunch.
Then we will take a hike along the lake, and also visit Alfheim, a beautiful building made of one of the English lords who came to the area for fishing hundreds of years ago.
After this second hike, we will continue with the car all the way down to the fjord, and to Sunndalsøra. Here we will continue to Øksendalen, and stay at the charming Phillipshaugen Lodge. Dinner in the evening.
Transportation: approx 2 hours
Hiking: approx 3-5 hours
After breakfast we would prepare for the hike of the day. We will drive to Nerdalen and hike in Innerdalen – famous for being one of the most beautiful valleys in Norway! Our goal for the day is to reach the Summer farm Rennsdølsetra, and enjoy a waffle lunch by the lake. (www.innerdalen.com)
In the evening we will drive back to Phillipshaugen Lodge, and we can do a second shorter hike in the area, for those who would like to do another hike that day.
Transportation: approx 1 hour
Hiking time: 3-5 hours
After breakfast and check out of Phillipshaugen lodge, we will drive the famous road: Aursjøveien, which is famous for being tougher than Trollstigen, from the fjord – up to the mountain plateu and down to the fjord again! This is a hidden treasure, and we will take time to do several small stops during the day, for hiking.
We will enjoy the lunch during the day. We will make stop at Aursjøhytta, Aurstaupet (our own pulpit rock), and of course hike into Mardalsfossen, the famous waterfall.
We will drive through the charming village of Eikesdalen with 60 inhabitants, and continue all the way to Åndalsnes.
Dinner and accommodation at Hotel Aak in Åndalsnes, a charming place with a great chef!
Transportation: approx 4 hours
Hiking time: approx 3-4 hours
Today we will enjoy a full day of hiking in Vengedalen. Here we have many options, from easier to more challenging hikes.
In the evening we will have another great dinner at Hotel Aak.
Transportation: approx 40 minutes
Hiking time: approx 5-7 hours (depending upon what tour we will do)
This is our last day, and we will drive to the top of Trollstigen, before departure.
Train from Åndalsnes to Oslo Airport Gardermoen