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July through October
The tour starts in Oslo, Norway
Epic strolls, top-notch sailing, and primo swells—you’ll find’em all, and much more, in Norway. You’ll hike accessible fjords, walking from cozy hut to cozy hut, overlooking time-worn harbors and archipelagos packed with history. You’ll feel like a proper Viking sailing the rough waters of Sunnmøre, encountering ancient settlements and abandoned trade stations behind every bend. You’ll surf some of the best waves in the North, especially during the summer and fall, when the conditions are top-notch. If you’re looking to soothe your adventurous appetite and maybe even expand your tastes, you can’t go wrong in the land of the Vikings.
Walk among the clouds in the steep Tafjordfjella mountains
Chase swells in a world-famous arctic surf spot with breathtaking surroundings
Sail the thrilling waters of Sunmøre, packed with historic landmarks
Experience the stunning landscapes of coastal Norway on foot, surfboard, and sailboat on this 12-day multisport tour. Hike hut-to-hut in the fantastic Tafjordfjella mountains, sail the history-packed vibrant waters of the Tafjorden and Sunnmøre, and surf the coolest arctic waves in the country at Hoddevik or Ervik. Fish your own food and learn about LNT policies on this sustainable, human- and wind-powered eco-friendly adventure. Your expert guides and crew will perfectly customize this adventure to your wishes and needs.
Outdoor adventuring makes us fall in love with our planet, which is why we should be more aware of our impact on nature. Reducing our individual carbon footprints when traveling seems difficult, but luckily, there are many ways to make your trips more sustainable and eco-friendly.
Jolly Good Times Sailing is a highly sustainable guiding company. As you travel the calm waters of Norway, your boat will be powered by the wind most of the time, reducing the emission of carbon dioxide. You’ll fish and catch your own food from the sea and use locally sourced ingredients for cooking, making your adventure a bit greener!
Arrive at Oslo, Norway, a day before the tour. Take the chance to explore the town, learn about the culture, and prepare for the adventure ahead.
Take the train to Åndalsnes and meet your guide at the Bjorli train station to mark the start of the adventure. You’ll spend the next few days hiking from cabin to cabin, traversing epic mountainous terrain through the magical landscape of Tafjordfjella. The hikes will be weather-dependant, but they’ll also be adapted to your own wishes, skill level, and fitness.
Descend to the village of Tafjord at the very edge of the Tafjorden, one of the most beautiful fjords in Norway and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your sailboat will be waiting for you at the bay—enjoy a warm shower and a lavish dinner. As you get cozy on the boat and sail out of the fjord, your local guide will tell you some fascinating stories about the history of the area, as well as the myths and legends that originated there. The following days will be spent sailing along the southern coastal part of Sunnmøre, to Stadlandet and Leikanger.
Sailing the southern part of Sunnmøre feels like a voyage through time—you’ll follow ancient trade routes, fish your own food, and find ancient settlements and Viking tombs, all while encountering scenery beyond imagination. Sail some of the most exciting waters in Norway before reaching Ervik and Hoddevik, arguably the finest surf spots in the country.
Time to catch some waves and chill on white sandy beaches. This part of the tour is completely flexible—hit the waves at Ervik and Hoddevik all day, embark on a solo hike in the area, or just hang out with other adventurers at the clubhouse. And around midnight, you get to watch some truly breathtaking sunsets, especially in the late season.
Once you’ve finally had your fill of sail, sun, and surf, it’s time to head home. You have several choices now: you could take a high-speed ferry to Ålesund or Bergen, or a picturesque 12-hour bus ride back to Oslo, which might be worth it for the views of Nordfjord, Styrnefjell, and Lom. Bon voyage and see you next time!
What you get on this adventure:
What’s not included:
The best thing about this tour is that it’s flexible, meaning that every activity can be adapted for both beginners and more experienced adventurers alike.
Regarding the hikes, if you’re decently fit, you should be good to go. You’ll be hiking for 5-7 hours a day, covering between 10 and 15 km (6,5 – 9,5 miles) of variable terrain and in altitudes of up to 2,000 meters (6,560 ft), all while carrying a loaded daypack. The hikes are flexible, and your guides will adapt the route to your skill and fitness levels.
The surfing will also be adapted to your fitness level, but a surf instructor isn’t included in the price. If you’re not interested in or physically fit enough for surfing, you could spend the surf days hiking in the area or relaxing at the local clubhouses.
Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:
Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.
Group sizes and prices:
Sailing and exploring Norway can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.
Min. age requirements:
If your group has adventurers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.
A $750 deposit to secure your place is due upon booking. The remaining amount is paid 3 months (90 days) prior to departure. Once the trip is confirmed by the guide, the cancellation policy stated below applies.
To start this tour, fly into Oslo Gardermoen Airport in Oslo, Norway, a day before the start of the tour. After spending a night in Oslo, board the train heading towards Åndalsnes. After about 5-6 hours, disembark at the Bjorli station, where you’ll meet up with your guides and start the tour.
57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Norway, please refer to Norway’s official COVID-19 advice for international travel.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!