A Taste of Norway
Join us for an unforgettable journey through Norwegian nature as we traverse a gorgeous fjord, narrow valleys, an ancient settlement, a historic hotel, and a tiny village.
We arrive in Hjørundfjord by sea, where a tender boat takes us to the tiny village of Urke. Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany visited this area several times. We continue by bus through what is often referred to as Norway’s narrowest valley, Norangsdalen. The valley’s shape and location means it is often closed off in winter. Enjoy several breaks during the trip, including at a lake known as Lyngstølvatnet. Spot the ancient settlements in the water, forever submerged after a large landslide caused it to be naturally dammed in 1908. Wave at the Hotel Union Øye, which played an important role in Norwegian history.
We then visit a small farm called Stennes on the opposite side of the fjord from Urke. The 1.2-mile road to the farm was built in the 1980s. Hear stories from older days and learn about the brewery that was recently built on the farm. Don’t worry, you can sample the production! Next, we go to the community of Urke, where you can visit the local grocer. We guarantee a great experience in magnificent scenery.