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Mysterious adventures in a remarkable landscape

Destination Overview

Any of your students ever fancied being a Viking for the day? Why not take them on an expedition to explore the stunning Jotunheimen National Park where you can go hiking, kayaking and climbing, but keep your eyes peeled, as the chances are you’ll see some Whales, Reindeers and Eagles.

Maybe trekking is more suited to your school? Then your students will be spoilt for choice with Jotunheimen the Galdhpiggen (the highest mountain in Norway), the Bessegen Mountain and the Ridge. Or if you have a head for heights, then there’s Preikestolen (pulpit rock) in Lysefjord…

But be warned, this isn’t for shaky legged individual! A perfect expedition for an adventurous group of young individuals!

Quick Facts


Grade – moderate

Altitude – 0m – 2,469m

Visa – No visa required


Capital – Oslo

Official Language – Norwegian

Population – 5 million

Climate – Typically sees both winter and summer. June – August can reach 25°-30°c in some parts. Winter can reach -40°c in some parts.

Religion – Christianity

Currency – Norwegian Krone

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Location + Itinerary

Quiet for a thousand years since the marauding days of the Vikings, Norway often seems remote to outsiders, even mysterious – remarkable given its geographical position close to the heart of Europe.

Beyond Oslo and the famous fjords, the rest of the country might as well be blank on the map for all many visitors know. Yet it’s out of the cities and off the major roadways that you’ll experience Norway at its most magical: vast stretches of serene, postcard-perfect landscapes where it is at times possible to travel for hours without seeing a single soul. There is nothing tame – and precious little tamed – in this wilderness where everything is on a grand scale, from the deep, blue-black fjords and rearing snowy peaks to jagged forested hills and seemingly limitless expanse of Arctic tundra.

As trekking goes, the beginning of the Besseggen Ridge is a breeze. Sitting on the bow of a little tug as it chugs along picturesque Lake Gjende in central Norway’s Jotunheimen Nasjonalpark, you’d be forgiven for wondering what all the fuss is about – this is, after all, Norway’s best-known day hike, in the country’s most illustrious national park. But then the boat drops you off at a tiny jetty and you start the hike up the hill, knowing that each step takes you closer to the crest: a thread line precipice that’ll turn even the toughest mountaineer’s legs to jelly.

Day 1 - Depart U.K and arrival in Oslo
Day 2 - This morning, follow your leader on an orientation walk in the city. Then enjoy some free time in Oslo. Maybe embark on some island hopping on Oslofjord, put the hammer down at the Viking Museum, browse the harbour-front Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, taste local flavours at the food hall Vulkan, explore the immense Akershus Castle & Fortress, or check out the cool shops in the Grunerløkka district. As twilight descends upon Oslo, our program will treat you to an enchanting visit to the city's sparkling Christmas market, where you'll be swept away by the festive spirit and mesmerizing displays. Included Activities • Oslo Orientation Walk • Oslo Christmas Market Visit • Oslo 24h Sightseeing pass
Day 3 - Embark on an unforgettable adventure through Western Norway. This journey includes a ride on the picturesque Bergen Railway, a breathtaking excursion on the Flåm Railway, an exploration of the awe-inspiring Aurlandsfjord, and a passage through the narrow, UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord. Throughout this tour, you'll have the opportunity to bask in the splendor of nature from the train windows, taking in the unrivalled beauty of some of Europe's most exquisite train routes. This adventure showcases the very best of Western Norway, showcasing its iconic fjords and majestic mountains, and offers a convenient and eco-friendly way to traverse this remarkable landscape. Among its many highlights are the Flåmsbana, hailed as one of the world's most stunning train journeys, a captivating fjord cruise on Nærøyfjorden and Aurlandsfjorden, and a passage through the breathtaking Nærøydalen valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 4 - Embark on a mesmerizing fjord cruise from Bergen, where you'll be treated to the stunning Nordhordland fjord landscape and a journey through the narrow Alverstraumen strait. During the initial part of the cruise, you'll be greeted by captivating views of some of Bergen's historical treasures, including the Bergenhus Fortress, Mariakirken (St. Mary's Church), and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen. As the boat glides through the picturesque Western Norwegian landscapes, you'll traverse the City Fjord, the Salhus Fjord, and the Kverna Fjord, all showcasing the magnificent and diverse natural beauty of the region. Your ultimate destination is the breathtaking Alverstraumen, situated within the Alver municipality. This strait spans between 100 and 200 meters in width and extends for one kilometer, renowned for its powerful tidal currents. As you navigate through this strait, you'll weave through a captivating labyrinth of both larger and smaller islands and islets, creating an enchanting and unforgettable experience. Included Activities • Fjord Sightseeing Cruise • Northern Lights Hunting and Stargazing
Day 5 - Departure back to U.K.

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- Mel Black – Wilberforce College -

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