Mountain Hike in the Hjørundfjord
The Hjørundfjord is one of the most distinctive and magnificent fjords in all of Norway. Experience one of the wildest and most beautiful mountain regions in western Norway from above on this mountain hike.
Hike in magnificent fjord scenery with a local guide
See spectacular views of the village Urke and its surrounding area
Explore an abandoned bear cave
Visit the local grocer and taste the local beer in Urke.
Autumn (Sep - Oct)
Level 4: Hard
2 hours, 45 minutes
Meals on the trip: Coffee, snacks, and taste of local beer. Clothes/Footwear: Wear hiking shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing. Recommended equipment:Backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, camera, and sunglasses. The guide will bring necessary safety equipment. Participants should be in good general physical health.
Join a spectacular mountain hike in the Hjørundfjord region. The hike starts on an old farm road and continues on a tractor path. It’s a steep climb toward the top, and the last 1,600 ft you climb an old stone stairway. At the top you are rewarded with an absolutely amazing panoramic view of steep mountain peaks rising directly from the fjords to heights reaching 5,000 ft above sea level. Even in the summer there is snow on the mountains and numerous small hanging glaciers. At the top you can also visit an abandoned bear cave. If you follow a path even farther up the hill, you can see the village of Sæbø on the other side of the fjord. Before descending, you take a coffee break in the Leknes valley, overlooking the village of Urke, the fjord, and the beautiful mountains. You take the same farm road back down, and visit the local grocer before ending your excursion at the Kaihuset Café. There you are served an ice-cold ‘Slogen’ beer, named after the majestic mountain we see across the fjord.