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Mountains to Fjords Hut to Hut

Oslo, Norway
5.0 (5 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Jotunheimen National Park
  • Diversity of Stunning Scenery
  • Famous Hikes
  • Mountains, Valleys, Lakes & Fjords
  • Exquisite regional cuisine
  • Explore with Light Packs
  • Hike the Famous Besseggen Ridge
  • Charming Mountain Huts
  • Amazing Fjord Cruise


Our Mountains to Fjords Hut to Hut Trek is an incredible way to explore Norway’s best landscapes and most famous National Park, Jotunheimen. This Park boasts the highest mountains not only in Norway, but all of Northern Europe; the name Jotunheimen translates to “home of the giants.”

Utilizing Norway’s fantastic hut system, we intimately enjoy the Park and all of its spectacular, yet challenging, trails and jaw dropping vistas. After soaking up panoramic mountain views for days, we take you on a visit to one of Norway’s other famous natural features, the Nærøyfjord. This spot is so amazing and unique it is featured on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and we are proud to enjoy it via a sustainable, zero emissions cruise.

Also, this trip starts in the capital city of Oslo and ends in the charming town of Bergen, so we have the opportunity to see a large swath of Norway and learn about its many traditions and rich cultural history in one spectacular hiking-centered itinerary. Come explore the land of the Vikings with us on foot!

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$4800 Per Person


The single supplement on this trip provides for single rooms at our hotel stays on nights 5, 6, and 7. The mountain hut accommodations on nights 1-4 do not allow for single rooms.

Trip Type: Hut to Hut Trekking Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 4-12 Guests
Trip Length: 8 Days
Distance: 37MI / 59KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

This trip has long, strenuous days of hiking (up to 10 miles) with significant elevation gain (up to 3,350 feet) on Norway’s difficult terrain and trail conditions, along with significant heights exposure, which is why this trip is given a Level 4 difficulty rating. The trails are quite rugged — scrambling, and loose rock is very common on these trails.

Hiking Distances:

Up to 10 mi

Backpack Weight:

10-20 lbs


Extremely Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

3346 ft

Heights Exposure:


Please Note: Terrain, Elevation Gain and Heights Exposure ratings reflect the section or day of the trip with the maximum difficulty of each. Much of the trip is at easier levels. See the trip itinerary for more detailed information.


  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 10-20 lb backpack for 7-9 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on variable, uneven difficult terrain
  • Hiking with occasional, significant heights exposure
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


1 least solitude, 5 most solitude

We rate this Norway hike a solitude 3. You can expect several hours of solitude at a time.

Minimum of 4 Guests

We require a minimum of 4 guests to confirm this trip. If a trip date is not confirmed yet, you can register and will be notified when the trip is officially confirmed. We recommend not making final travel arrangements until your trip meets the minimum number of guests and is confirmed.

In most cases, if a trip does not reach the minimum number of guests, you may choose to transfer to another trip date or another trip, be refunded your payments in full, or you may have the choice to pay a supplemental fee to run the trip with fewer guests. We make the final determination for these trips 60 -65 days before the departure date.

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  • 4-5 people: rate x 1.5
  • 6-10 people: rate x 1.15
  • 11-12 people: standard rate
  • 13+ people: contact us for availability and pricing

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Day 1

  • Driving Time: 4-5 hours
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Gjendesheim

This Norway trek begins with rendezvous at the Thon Opera Hotel in Oslo for an orientation meeting with your guides and group. We’ll walk to the bus station to catch a comfortable coach to our lodging in Jotunheimen National Park. The drive takes 4-5 hours and includes a bathroom/snack break near the half-way point. The bus has deluxe seating and Wi-Fi available during the trip. Once we arrive at our destination, we’ll settle into our accommodations and enjoy a short walk to stretch our legs before sitting down for a 3-course dinner. Our mountain hut for this evening (and most other nights) is basic, but cozy and warm with bunkbeds and shared bathrooms.  Tomorrow our Jotunheimen hiking adventure begins!

Day 2

  • Hiking Mileage: 8.4 miles (13.5 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 3346 feet (1020 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 3346 feet (1020 m)
  • Accommodation: Hut in Memurubu

After enjoying breakfast and preparing lunch Matpakke style, the traditional Norwegian way of making lunch, we’ll pack our bags and ferry them down to the dock to be transferred to our next night’s lodging via boat. Our hike today is possibly the most famous route in Norway and a rite of passage for any Norwegian hiking enthusiast. Besseggen Ridge is a challenging yet rewarding hike that allows for amazing views of towering coastal mountains and sprawling lakes. Bessvatnet and Gjende Lakes make up the majority of the day’s scenery with their spectacular contrasting colors. This trail requires a bit of scrambling as we make our way down the steep, rocky sections. We’ll also have the use of chains for more stability. Once we arrive at tonight’s hut, we’ll rendezvous with our baggage at the dock and transport it up to our rooms. Tonight’s dinner is well-deserved after our fantastic day trekking across Norway’s most famous ridge!

Day 3

  • Hiking Mileage: 6.2 miles (10 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 2494 feet (760 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 2494 feet (760 m)
  • Accommodation: Hute in Gjendebu

Our hike today is another fulfilling one and chocked full of more amazing scenery to reward our efforts. After dropping our luggage at the docks, our deeper exploration of Jotunheimen National Park continues by hiking up to the high mountain plateau above us. From the plateau the views are expansive with many small mountain lakes to enjoy, as well as possible wildlife sightings such as the vast herds of reindeer that live in the National Park. We’ll stop for lunch at one of these lakes before descending off the plateau to our next night’s lodging again on the shores of Gjende Lake. The way down is steep and has chains to assist, but the comfort of Gjendebu hut, a hot shower, and another traditional Norwegian dinner will soothe our bodies after the day’s efforts and well-earned memories.

Day 4

  • Hiking Mileage: 10 miles (16 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1640 feet (500 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1640 feet (500 m)
  • Accommodation: Hut in Fondsbu

A breakfast buffet starts off our day before we carry our bags to the dock to be ferried yet again to our next hut. Today our bags travel a bit farther then we do, and we may actually beat them to our next hut. The hike is more relaxing today than our past two hikes, but the views remain absolutely outstanding. Our trail takes us up out of the Gjende Lake Valley and over a mountain pass. Once over the pass, we’ll start to see more lakes and rolling mountains as we descend down into another large lake valley. Bygdin Lake makes up the large body of water here and is a stunning backdrop for our last night’s lodging in the park. Tonight, we stay in a legendary mountain hut full of tradition. The host of this hut is famous in Norway for her kindness, initiative, and voice. If we are lucky maybe we can hear a Norwegian mountain song before dinner!

Day 5

  • Hiking Mileage: 8 miles (13 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1640 feet (500 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1640 feet (500 m)
  • Drive Time: 1.5 hours
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Aurland

Today is our final day of hiking in Jotunheimen National Park. This time we climb up between two of Norway’s most famous mountains, Uranostind and Falketind. As we pass under these giants, we’ll hike by many alpine lakes. One of the larger scenic lakes will be our goal for a picnic lunch before descending down to our awaiting vehicle and driver. As stunning as the views from our hike are today, the views from our drive are equally amazing. Our accommodations for the next 2 nights are in the small town of Aurland. Dinner tonight will be right on the water’s edge overlooking the fjord, a truly unique Norwegian experience.

Day 6

  • Hiking Mileage: 3.7 miles (6 km)
  • Elevation Gain: 1896 feet (578 m)
  • Elevation Loss: 1896 feet (578 m)
  • Driving Time: 1 hour
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Aurland

After a full breakfast we’ll shuttle to today’s trailhead. En route we will stop by one of Norway’s National Heritage sites, Borgund Stave Church. This fabulously unique building is 800+ years old, and is a wonderful place to stop, stretch our legs and appreciate the history of Norway. Our drive continues to take us out of the mountains to the fjords. And what an amazing transition it is! Fjords are long, narrow strips of ocean tucked between towering cliffs. Often these natural features are created by the geologic submergence of glaciated valleys. Our hike today is up to the summit of Prest Mountain for stunning views down into the fjords and Aurland. We’ll enjoy another comfortable night and delicious dinner in this beautiful place by the fjord.

Day 7

  • Boat Ride Time: 2.5 hours
  • Train Time: 3 hours
  • Drive Time: 15 minutes
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Bergen

Our last day of exploration takes us to one of Norway’s most famous fjords, Nærøyfjord. Here we’ll enjoy a 2.5 hour ecologically friendly boat cruise down the narrow sea inlets of this breathtaking channel. High towering cliffs will frame every magical shot along the way. After our dazzling boat ride, we’ll head to Flåm for a relaxing lunch before continuing on by train to Myrdal. In Myrdal we will catch our last leg of transportation of the day on a relaxing train ride to our final lodging of the trip in the charming coastal town of Bergen. Tonight, we have plenty to celebrate and will celebrate with a final farewell dinner out in Bergen’s popular neighborhood, Bryggen.

Day 8

  • Shuttle to Airport: 20 minutes

Today we enjoy one last breakfast together. Afterward we’ll have a shuttle planned for those who need a ride to the airport for morning flights. What an exciting, fun, and challenging 8 days it’s been! Many guests choose to spend an extra day/night in Bergen to see more of the city and it’s beautiful surroundings before traveling on.

Please Note: We always do everything in our power to follow the set itinerary, however occasionally trips are subject to itinerary changes based on a variety of circumstances, including but not limited to: lodging/campground availability, extreme weather, political or bureaucratic obstacles, earthquakes, fires, flooding and more. Normal terms and conditions apply to trips with itinerary changes.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Transportation for the duration of the tour starting on Day 1 with a bus transfer to Jotunheimen National Park and ending Day 8 with the morning airport shuttle.
  • Lodging for the duration of the tour
  • Use of backpack and trekking poles (only for 2024 trip dates)
  • All meals from Lunch day 1 to breakfast on day 8
  • Experienced, professional Wildland Trekking certified guides
  • Emergency equipment including a company-issued first-aid kit and communication device

What's Not Included

  • Transportation to Oslo, Norway and from Bergen, Norway
  • Trip insurance that includes medical coverage and at least $200,000 in evacuation and repatriation coverage (strongly encouraged in 2024, required in 2025)
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. flight cancellation, personal illness, strikes, etc. (we recommend trip insurance coverage for these variables)
  • Clothes, rain gear, and footwear – footwear should have good ankle support as terrain can be uneven
  • Bar bills, drink bills, extra snacks, telephone bills, Wi-Fi bills and other personal expenses (shopping/laundry/spa or sauna)
  • Sunscreen, toiletries and personal items
  • Water bottles
  • Guide gratuities are at the discretion of each customer. A suggested guideline is to reward outstanding service with a tip of 10% of the total trip cost.  You may tip in either USD or local currency.
  • In 2025, backpacks and poles will not be provided

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about what to pack.

Meals: What to Expect

Norwegian cuisine is very traditional and features a simple approach to breakfasts and lunches. Norwegians often eat Matpakke, which is a cold lunch made from breakfast supplies. Norwegians focus a lot of their diet on meat, fish, root vegetables and heavy sauces. For dinners, ingredients are very high quality and are traditional Norwegian dishes. Menus are often set, and there is not an option to order something else at most of our accommodations. The remote huts can often have very similar cuisine during the trek. The ability to choose your meal off a menu depends on the restaurant and can be organized beforehand, when possible.

We can often accommodate vegan, vegetarian and non-gluten diets and make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee, and in some countries may be more difficult to accommodate than others. Please inquire with us for more information about the specific trip you’re interested in.

Lodging: What to Expect

This hut-to-hut trek in Norway offers incredible, unique lodging that Jotunheimen National Park is known for. These huts are all about the location!

There are some unique elements to the huts that are important for guests to understand:

  • Mountain huts are basic – but cozy and warm.
  • They feature double or communal rooms, often with bunkbeds and shared bathrooms. Bringing earplugs and an eye mask is recommended.
  • Single rooms are not available in the huts; single rooms are available only for the lodge nights (nights 5-7).

Please see the Accommodations section for more information.


Gear We Provide

We provide all group gear which includes the following:

  • Norrøna backpacks (provided for 2024 trip dates)
  • Trekking poles (provided for 2024 trip dates)
  • Company-issued first-aid kit
  • Emergency communication device

Guest Packing List

When you register for this tour you’ll receive access to a printable, downloadable trip information packet with a detailed packing list specific to this trip (click here to see it now.) All trips require a sturdy pair of hiking shoes or hiking boots, rain gear, a recommended clothing system, a headlamp or flashlight, a hydration system (water bottles and/or bladder) and other items specific to each trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

We have compiled the most frequently asked questions that Wildland Trekking guests have about visiting and hiking in Norway.  Learn the answers to these commonly asked questions about traveling in Norway by using the link below!

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

How Do I Register?

Reserve your spot today! In the Trip Dates & Booking section of this page, the green and red dates are bookable online by simply clicking on the date, and blue dates must be booked through our customer service team for a variety of possible reasons. To email our customer service team, you can click here to get the ball rolling. Our adventure consultants will confirm availability, and if you’re ready to register we’ll email you a link to a registration profile. You’ll have 72 hours to complete your profile (and that of any dependents) and pay the deposit.

Feel free to call us for more info – we’re here 7 days a week!

Where Do We Meet?

You will meet your guide and group in Oslo, Norway on the first day of the trip. The meeting time will vary the morning of day 1 of the itinerary. It is dependent on the bus schedule for that day (approximately 8am-1pm bus departures are common). Typically, we will meet 1.5 hours before the bus is scheduled to leave for an orientation meeting and to get to know each other before walking to the bus station together. We recommend guests arrive in Oslo the day before and stay the night in a city central hotel.

Our pre-trip communication team will be in contact approximately 45 days before your trip to coordinate and confirm your rendezvous and answer any last-minute questions you have.

Click here to see a printable, downloadable trip information packet with more detailed guidance about flights, shuttles, recommended lodging and more.

Travel to Oslo / from Bergen


For this Norway trek you will need to fly into Oslo, Norway and out of Bergen, Norway. We recommend guests travel into Oslo a day before their trip begins and spend a night in Oslo near the city center. We recommend the Thon Hotel Opera for convenience. This hotel is a 1-minute walk from the central train station, where you can get off the airport train and into the city. It is central, right next to the Opera House, National Gallery and Peace Center. You will meet the group and guide(s) on the morning of Day 1 for an orientation meeting.

On the last day of the trip, guests are together for breakfast and will have a scheduled transfer to the Bergen Airport at 9am-10am. This is included in the price of the trip. Departing flights should be planned after 12pm to utilize our provided airport transportation this day. Any airport transportation needs outside of this will be at the guest’s expense.

Flights to Oslo Airport and from the Bergen airport are the guest’s responsibility.

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

In the interest of your safety, it’s important to refer to the Center for Disease Control website for up-to-date recommendations on immunizations before your trip.

Essential Eligibility Criteria

Essential Eligibility Criteria (“EEC”) have been specifically identified to help you understand the skills and abilities necessary to participate on each Wildland trip, and they apply uniformly to all potential trip participants, irrespective of the presence or absence of any disability.

Once you identify a trip in which you may be interested, please carefully review the EEC and itinerary details. If after reviewing the EEC that apply to your desired trip, you determine you need an accommodation in order to meet the EEC, please contact us prior to registering to discuss your requested accommodation.

The EEC exist for your own safety and the safety and enjoyment of all participants. If you are unable to meet the EEC for the trip, with or without an accommodation, you are not eligible for that trip. If you register and arrive for a trip for which you do not meet the EEC, you will be disqualified from participation on the trip and will be dismissed or evacuated from the trip without a refund.


Our approach to international travel is to combine the best of two worlds: the dialed-in details, professionalism and consistency Wildland trips are known for; and the cultural immersion and intimate regional knowledge that only locals can provide. To excel with this approach, we vet and hire the best local guides, welcome them into the Wildland family and train them to meet our standard of excellence with every aspect of a trip. But along with managing logistics and safety, your guides will teach you about the area’s history and culture, and provide a level of familiarity and intimate detail only locals can.

Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Guide Working Parameters

Guides are required to take 8 hours off each 24-hour period to sleep, recuperate, take personal/down time, etc. In addition, as part of the 8 hours off they must sleep/rest or be in their tents/rooms uninterrupted for a minimum of 5 hours each night. We ask guests to respect these requirements and to not interrupt guides’ off time and sleep time unless there is a true emergency.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 12 and older to join scheduled tours (mixed groups)
  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval and specific logistical requirements (such as porter or stock assist) determined on a case by case basis

Trip Insurance

Field evacuation, repatriation, and medical insurance is highly recommended for 2024 trips and required for 2025 trips (field evacuation and repatriation minimum coverage is a combined $200,000 USD). We designed our terms and conditions with trip insurance in mind. When you register for a trip, your spot is no longer available to other guests. Therefore, if you discover inside of 30 days (prior to your trip departure date) that you are unable to travel, no refund is available. With trip insurance, your payment to Wildland may be covered, but also your flights, hotels and other travel costs can also be insured.

For information on the recommended IMG/iTravelinsured policies please click here.

Read more about our trip insurance recommendations.

Weather in Norway

Norway’s weather is generally cool and wet. Precipitation is common, but least common in July and August. However, in July and August, it still rains most days if just small amounts. Weather changes quickly in the mountains of Norway, from bright warm and sunny, to windy and rainy. Guests need to be prepared for any weather on this trip. In Bergen, on the west coast of Norway, rain is extremely common.

Over the last 5 years, summers have been getting increasingly warm, with highs in the 30s Celsius (high 80s, low 90s Fahrenheit). In Jotunheimen National Park, the average high temperature in July is 19 degrees Celsius (66°F), with a low of -5 (23°F). In August, the average high temperature is 16 degrees Celsius (61°F) with a low of -1 (30°F). Wind in July and August is at its lightest of the year, and has an average of 12-14 m/s. Average rainfall in July is 69mm, August is 82mm.






The mountain huts we stay in are basic, but warm and cozy, accommodations in stunning locations. They feature double or communal rooms most often with bunkbeds and shared bathrooms. They have hot water with showers, flush toilets, bedding, and some have Wi-Fi. Single rooms are not available in the huts.




Surrounded by towering mountains and deep fjords, this lodge has been operated by one family since the 18th century. This is where the salmon-fishing British gentry came to fish throughout the nineteenth century. The historic buildings have been updated to modern, wonderful accommodations.

Norway hotel - Klosterhagen

Klosterhagen Hotell

Norway hotel - Klosterhagen

This small family owned hotel is perfectly situated in a quiet pocket of the Nordnes neighborhood in the city Center of Bergen and has wonderful views of the surrounding mountains. The converted 19th century building is now a modern, comfortable hotel that is part of a social program that provides work training, enabling people to return to work after struggling with physical, mental and/or social issues.

* These exact accommodations are not guaranteed. In some instances alternative accommodations of similar quality and location may be used.

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (5 reviews)
Kelly T

Another amazing, well-run trip by Wildland Trekking

11 months ago

This was an amazing trip with spectacular scenery and guides. We had a group of 12 and the guides did a great job ensuring that we all felt supported in our hiking pace and were able to complete each segment of the hike. The huts were fantastic and provided local culture along with good food. Spending the last part of our trip in Aurland and Flam was a nice way to reacclimate after our time at the huts without jumping into the big city life again. Mt Prest was a beautiful hike as well. This was another amazing, well-run trip by Wildland Trekking and the reason I keep coming back to hike with you. Thanks!

Maggie L

Norway hut to hut trek

11 months ago

Thank you Magda and Dean for providing us with a trip of a lifetime. They immersed us in the beauty, history and customs ….. really the full breadth of what this beautiful country has to offer. It was perfect.

Margaret L

I highly recommend!

11 months ago

What a fabulous trip we had. We had a rugged, exciting and fun trip to Norway with two experienced guides who told us history, information about the wildlife and plants and couldn't have been more fun and caring. I highly recommend!

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