A view of a lake with a mountain in the background

Fjord to Mountain Walk

Join a guided walk through the fjord village of Urke and into a beautiful valley in the heart of the Sunnmøre Alps. Along the way, you’ll learn about the history and nature of this picturesque part of Norway.

Included in your cruise
  • Experience one of Norway’s hiking hot spots.
  • Get close to nature.
  • Learn about the farming history of the Hjørundfjord.
  • Explore the village of Urke.
  • Direction

    Expedition cruise excursions

  • Season

    Summer (Jun - Aug)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    2–3 hours

  • Booking Code

    INCL-URK1

  • Notices

    We recommend bringing a backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, and sunglasses.

Join a guided walk through the fjord village of Urke and into a beautiful valley in the heart of the Sunnmøre Alps.

In April and early May, you’ll see the snow-capped mountain peaks that make this area popular for skiing. Later in the season, you can visit a traditional shieling (shepherd’s hut) at the village’s summer grazing meadows. Here, you’ll learn about Norway’s farming history up close.

Along the way, you’ll learn about everyday life in this region and hear stories about the mountains, the fjords, and the small villages of the Hjørundfjord.

Expect to walk up to 4.5 miles on gravel roads, with some uphill stretches. Alternative shorter hikes may be arranged.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Disembarking port: Hjørundfjord
  • Embarking Port: Urke
  • Available period: Summer
  • Language: English, Norwegian, and German
  • Clothes/Footwear: We recommend comfortable walking shoes or hiking boots. Participants should be in good physical condition. We recommend bringing a backpack with water bottle, extra clothing, and sunglasses.
  • Walking information: This hike along gravel roads can be up to about 4.5 miles. The first portion of the walk is uphill. Alternative shorter hikes in the area may be arranged.
  • Wheelchair accessible: No