We overnight in a centrally located hotel in Bergen.
In the morning we take a short sightseeing tour in the city of Bergen, including the city's famous Hanseatic Wharf. Mid-morning we depart on the long, varied and scenic journey by private mini bus to our base. A mountain drive takes us down to Gudvangen, at the head of the stunning Naeroyfjord (Narrow Fjord), where we join the ferry north through Naeroyfjord, and into the Sognefjord. From our docking point at the Northside of the fjord we drive to our guesthouse, arriving in time for dinner.
We start the week with a lovely warm-up walk to Molden peak. At 1116 metres this peak gives us great views up and down Sognefjord and is an excellent introduction to the area. We also visit Urnes Stavechurch, the oldest church in Norway and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Today we explore the Breheimen Nasjonalpark, known locally as the 'home of the glaciers'. We hike from Vigdal Valley to the Navarsete hiking hut, with panoramic views along the mountain trail.
One of the most striking geographical features of this area of Norway is the massive Jostedalsbreen icecap in the Jostedal National Park. From its heights glacier tongues come tumbling down into deep valleys. We visit Nigardsbreen glacier for a stunning walk and a boat trip on a glacial lake. There is also the chance for an optional guided walk on the glacier.
To the northwest are Norway's highest peaks in the Jotunheim Naitonal Park. We enjoy a full day here; our route choice will depend on weather conditions, but will take in some of the finest mountain scenery in the country. Depending on conditions there may even be the chance to ascend Galdøpiggen, the highest peak in Norway which is snow-covered but relatively non-technical.
We finish the week on a more cultural note, a low level walk around the shores of Lusterfjord, with visit to Feigumfoss waterfall, and a visit to Gaupne stave church, one of the few old wooden churches remaining in Norway.
Bus and ferry back to Bergen. End Bergen.