2 – 8 July 2023 – 7 days
45 participants max.
4 stages race / 2 treks (15K & 27K)
41KM 950D+ 2700D- combined / walk or race
60KM 2700D+ 3400D- combined / run only
Difficulté: Difficult
Individual Price 2420€

Thomas Prud’Homme

Trail advisor

God morgen, 2 years ago, after a phone call from Vincent, Exaequo Voyages guide for this trip, I decided to join the Norway Fjord Trail adventure. Ultra motivated and both in love with Norway for a long time, we set off to find an authentic trail, with typical and natural routes. The idea was to show a summary of Norway, without filter, as we see it.

Testimonials

“A team that takes great care of us, everything seems oiled. The stay is adapted to everyone’s pace, very well supervised and secure. Don’t change a thing!”

“The stay was a real success thanks to the nature routes as well as the diversity of the sites offered. The atmosphere you were able to create was great, the races are accessible to all with the addition of hikes and visits to tourist places Everything is well thought out upstream, it’s hard to do better.”

“A big thank you to our 3 guides for the secure routes (markings, briefing, wire clamp…) and adapted to everyone’s pace, as well as for your kindness and good humor. The organization is carried out with a master’s hand (management of transitions and transport, shopping/activities). I am delighted with this stay, and ready to recommend it to my runner friends and to go back again with Exaequo Voyages.”

“The involvement of the organizing staff is dosed to perfection, neither too much nor not enough. A racing spirit without being in a competition, that’s perfect. The exchanges with the organizers are interesting and constructive. Very good preparation of the ground and readjustment if necessary. A very pleasant trip.”

The Norway Fjord Trail is an intense and unique immersion in the Sognfjord and Hardanger regions, two of the most beautiful places in Norway, known as the Fjords region.

This destination offers an original roaming discovery of Norway to enjoy a maximum of landscapes in 7 days.

The trail is a condensed of Norway with courses that highlight the various Norwegian’s landscapes: fjords, snowy plateaus, valleys, canyons. The grounds will be particularly diversified: paths, screes, stairs, turfs, etc. The 4 stages present a wild and natural spirit that will not leave you indifferent. The D+ and the technical nature of the routes are not to be taken lightly. Like on our other destinations we offer a long version: 60km/2700D+ (run only) and a short version: 41km/950D+ (walk or run). In addition to the courses, we offer 2 treks, one on the Myrdal plateau (10km) and another in Trolltunga (27km). The trek to Trolltunga is a marvel with an arrival on the tongue of Troll, a rock suspended in the air which will give you an impression of freedom and a breathtaking view over the valley. Beware of vertigo !

The trip is organised as a loop with a departure and arrival at Bergen (a UNESCO World Heritage City), known for its famous district of Bryggen with its colorful facades, red, ocher and yellow. Bergen will be the first stage. If the short version will start from the top of the hill with a loop on Mount Floyen, the long version will start with a mythical ascent in Norway. The majority of the ascending elevation will be done in one go, the famous “Stoltzekleiven opp” – 550D+ in 1K.

Every year, it is the rendez-vous of athletes (or not) from Bergen who try to climb this mount as quickly as possible. This ascent gathers around 5700 people with a departure every 10 seconds! The rest of the route will offer you a magnificent view of Bergen, its bay and its hill.

Then, we will depart by train to Myrdal, a superb journey from Bergen to the Sognfjord region. Nestled between two peaks, the village is accessible only by train. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool) or go for a trek of 10km.

The next day, the stage will depart from the hotel to descend towards Flam. A stage of 16km all downhill on the Rallarvegen with a road section at the end of the route (950D-). The descent will offer you magnificent views of the valley and you can surely see  the old Flamsbanen train which goes back to Myrdal. You’ll have the opppurtnity to do a cruise inside one of the most beautiful fjord of the country, le Nærøyfjord (60€). We will spend the afternoon in Flam, a tourist village nestled in the Flamdal Fjord (often cited as the most beautiful in Norway) which will offer you many festivities: museum, zodiak excursion, discovery of the fjord and souvenir shop.

In the late afternoon, we will go to Osterbo by bus, a site located in the nearby Aurland valley where we will spend the night. The third stage will take you through the imposing canyon dug by the river, a place of tranquility unheard of. Pay attention to the passage of screes, on the cornices and waterfalls. We promise you an absolute bliss !

After this demanding stage, the next stop will be Hardanger. We will stay Chez Liseth, a bed and breakfast hotel where you will sleep in the famous ‘Hytte’ (cabins). An outing to the Voringfossen site will be offered. A walk of 15min is needed. A place straight out of the “Lord of the Rings” with 3 waterfalls. Do not forget your raincoat !

The last stage will start from the Simasdal Fjord the long version and from the hôtel for the short version. This stage will not be an easy task. It takes you to the plateau of Hardangervidda. The path will quickly turn into a peat bog. Do not be afraid to get wet feet !

Then, we will leave by bus and we will go along the fjord through the cities of Eidfjord a arriving to the Hardanger B&B. The evening we will make a barbecue to accompany the award ceremony.

To finish the sporting part of the stay, we will take you the next morning for a trek to Trolltunga (27km/1400D+), a unique place where not many people are able to go. We count 8 hours of walking A/R. Do not forget your camera ! The view is going to be incredible.

As soon as the walk is over, we will drive to Bergen for a free evening and a free morning before the departure on Friday early afternoon.

DAY 1 : SUNDAY 02 JULY
Departure from Paris CDG 9:30am / Arrival in Bergen 1:40pm (via Amsterdam)
Transfert to the hôtel in Bergen
General briefing of the week around
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 2 : MONDAY 03 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Departure by walk for the first stage of the trail (+ funicular for the short version)
First stage Bergen/Floyen (9,5km/300D+ et 550D- or 12km/700D+ et 650D-)
Lunch – packed lunch in the train
Transfer from the train station to the hotel – 10min walk
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Vatnalhalsen

DAY 3 : TUESDAY 04 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Second stage : Flamdal Valley (15km / 150D+ et 950D-)
Pique-nique et discovering of Flamdal Valley – Cruise in the Fjord (60€)
Transfer to Osterbo (1h30)
Dinner and overnight at Osterbo Fjellstove

DAY 4 : WEDNESDAY 05 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Third stage : Aurlandsalen (9,5km/250D+ et 900D- ou  16km/400D+ et 1100D-)
Picnic during the transfer to Voringfossen
Walk in Voringfossen
Dinner and overnight in ‘Hytte’ Chez Liseth

DAY 5 : THURSDAY 06 JULY
Breakfast in ‘Hytte’
Fourth stage of the trail : Hardangervidda  (7,5km/250D+ et 300D- ou 16km/1450D+ et 700D-)
Lunch Pack – Picnic at the waterfall
Transfer to Lofthusn)
Dinner, rewards ceremony and overnight at the hotel

DAY 6 : FRIDAY 07 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer from the hotel to Tyssedal
Trek to Trolltunga / 27km
Picnic at the top of Trolltunga
Transfer by bus to Bergen
Free evening
Night at the hotel

DAY 7 : SATURDAY 08 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Discovery of Bergen
Transfer by bus to the airport
Flight/Bergen 10:45am – Paris CDG 3:50pm

RACE ORGANISATION

The markings of the courses will be done by our team and flags and/or markings on the ground will be use when we consider it necessary. At some places, ‘flagmen’ may also be present but mostly to ensure your safety rather than indicate the way.

A photocopy of the route maps will be given if you ever get lost, which remains highly unlikely ! We also send you GPX traces. We strongly encourage you to download the MAPS.ME application that will allow you to find your way very precisely even offline.

Provisions of water and fruits will be available on the finish line. Participants will have the opportunity to fill their running backpacks at the start of the races.

Teh track of the short distance ICI / The track of the long distance ICI

The track ICI

 

The track of the short distance ICI / The track of the long distance ICI

 

The track of the short distance ICI / The track of the long distance ICI

Please note that those tracks can move in function of the weather.

The Norway Fjord Trail is a unique discovery trip of Norway. In addition to its sporting side, this tour offers tourist activities and treks that will make you explore the best of Norway

FREE TIME

In Bergen and Flam you will discover typical Norwegian cities. Bergen has a very strong historical side. The districts of Bryggen and Hanse are the most picturesque. Flam is a touristy place, you will find many activities to discover the Fjords. If the weather permits, we will go to a small fishing village in Undredal.

ORGANIZED VISITS

  • Trek in Myrdal
  • Walk in Voringfossen
  • Cruise inside the fjord (+60€)
  • Trek to Trolltunga
  • Discovering Bergen, Flam; Eidford

TRAVEL : The organisation also manages the trip for all participants from Paris to the final destination Bergen, with the exception of foreign residents who would like to travel to Bergen by their own means from their country of residence. If you find yourself in this situation, please contact us at: contact@exaequovoyages.com

Please note that you are allowed to have a large suitcase (-23kg) and a hand luggage in the cabin (8kg max). If you need further information, check on the Scandinavian airlines website : https://www.flysas.com/fr/fr/travel-info/baggage/

  • Sunday 2th July : Paris 9:30am – Bergen 1:40pm
  • Saturday 8th July : Bergen 10:45am – Paris 3:50pm

ADVICE : In addition to your runner equipment, you should take suitable outfits for outdoors activities, waterproof clothing, an umbrella and a hat. It will probably rain at least one time during the week.

ACCOMMODATION : Depending on the stages, you will be accomodated as well in 3* hotels, as in B&B or in small atypical family hotels. You will be accommodated in double rooms (for couples- and in room with two beds for individuals (or bunk beds).

CATERING :All breakfasts will be taken at the hotels

The lunches will be mainly picnics except the last one in Bergen which will be at your own expenses.

Dinners will be taken at the hotels. The first lunch and the last dinner at Bergen is on your charge.

VISA AND PASSPORT : An ID card suffices for EU citizens

VACCINES : No vaccine is necessary

MONEY : As a reminder, the Norwegian krone is the local currency, 1€=10 NOK (Sept.2022). Most credit and debit card are accepted. Nevertheless, we advise you to have some cash with you for the payment of some tourist activities.

COMMUNICATE FROM NORWAY : Since june 2017, roaming charges have been cut throughout Europe. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein have signed the same agreement. Thus, communicate from Norway to a country member of the European Union will not generate additional costs. To be called from France, your family and friends will have to dial 0047, then your cell number without 0. Most of the hotels in which we are going to stay have free WIFI access.

The total number of participants is limited to 45 people, split between the two versions : long and short

The registration phase is not opened yet. Please, if you want to pre-booked your ticket ; contact@exaequovoyages.com

A single price is fixed at 2420€ per participant + online payment fees (1,5% of the total price), so 36,3€.

GROUPE RATE

You can benefit from a group discount

  • 5% starting from 5 people

The registration fee is the same for accompanying persons (over 16 years) who will benefit from most of the services mentioned below. Accompanying persons are allowed to walk on the 41km.

Our agency Exaequo Communication is registered in the register of travel operators and stays (Registration number : IM014180001).

THE REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • Your bib and participation to the race
  • Executive staff (about 4 people) for the organisation of the trip, the race and tourist activities
  • The round-trip flight Paris CDG/Bergen – Bergen/CDG with Scandinavian Airlines
  • Daily transfers by bus or train between sites, accommodations, leisure activities
  • 7 nights: double or twin rooms (bunkbeds occasionally)
  • Catering during the entire stay, except the dinner and lunch in Bergen at your own expenses
  • Food supplies (water, fruits…) after each race
  • Medical assistance during the race and the stay
  • A medal and the technical t-shirt of the event

THE REGISTRATION DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • Two meals during the stay : dinner and lunch in bergen
  • Off-menu drinks in restaurants
  • Your personal consumption during touristic activities or free evenings
  • Admission fees (if applicable) for sightseeing activities

As the total number of participants is limited, the organisation will retain files according to the places available and will accept only complete applications.

POSSIBILITY TO PAY IN TWO TIMES BEFORE MAY 2th 2023 (online and secure payment)

  • 1st bank transfer of 800€ to be made at the time of the registration + complete administrative file + management costs (36,3€)
  • 2nd bank transfer of 1620€, balance to be done before May 2th 2023

A confirmation email will be send to you by the organisation and your bank to confirm your registration and inform you of the debit on you account

DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT TO THE ORGANISATION TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION

  • The photocopy of your valid passport of ID card
  • 1 ID photo (scan of an ID photo or photo taken with a phone are authorised)
  • A medical certificate dating from June 2022, at the latest, of non-contraindication to the sport in competition (optional for walkers or the accompanying person). This wording is mandatory
  • Your attestation of repatriation insurance is compulsory
THE PROJECT

The Norway Fjord Trail is an intense and unique immersion in the Sognfjord and Hardanger regions, two of the most beautiful places in Norway, known as the Fjords region.

This destination offers an original roaming discovery of Norway to enjoy a maximum of landscapes in 7 days.

The trail is a condensed of Norway with courses that highlight the various Norwegian’s landscapes: fjords, snowy plateaus, valleys, canyons. The grounds will be particularly diversified: paths, screes, stairs, turfs, etc. The 4 stages present a wild and natural spirit that will not leave you indifferent. The D+ and the technical nature of the routes are not to be taken lightly. Like on our other destinations we offer a long version: 60km/2700D+ (run only) and a short version: 41km/950D+ (walk or run). In addition to the courses, we offer 2 treks, one on the Myrdal plateau (10km) and another in Trolltunga (27km). The trek to Trolltunga is a marvel with an arrival on the tongue of Troll, a rock suspended in the air which will give you an impression of freedom and a breathtaking view over the valley. Beware of vertigo !

The trip is organised as a loop with a departure and arrival at Bergen (a UNESCO World Heritage City), known for its famous district of Bryggen with its colorful facades, red, ocher and yellow. Bergen will be the first stage. If the short version will start from the top of the hill with a loop on Mount Floyen, the long version will start with a mythical ascent in Norway. The majority of the ascending elevation will be done in one go, the famous “Stoltzekleiven opp” – 550D+ in 1K.

Every year, it is the rendez-vous of athletes (or not) from Bergen who try to climb this mount as quickly as possible. This ascent gathers around 5700 people with a departure every 10 seconds! The rest of the route will offer you a magnificent view of Bergen, its bay and its hill.

Then, we will depart by train to Myrdal, a superb journey from Bergen to the Sognfjord region. Nestled between two peaks, the village is accessible only by train. In the afternoon, you can enjoy the hotel facilities (swimming pool) or go for a trek of 10km.

The next day, the stage will depart from the hotel to descend towards Flam. A stage of 16km all downhill on the Rallarvegen with a road section at the end of the route (950D-). The descent will offer you magnificent views of the valley and you can surely see  the old Flamsbanen train which goes back to Myrdal. You’ll have the opppurtnity to do a cruise inside one of the most beautiful fjord of the country, le Nærøyfjord (60€). We will spend the afternoon in Flam, a tourist village nestled in the Flamdal Fjord (often cited as the most beautiful in Norway) which will offer you many festivities: museum, zodiak excursion, discovery of the fjord and souvenir shop.

In the late afternoon, we will go to Osterbo by bus, a site located in the nearby Aurland valley where we will spend the night. The third stage will take you through the imposing canyon dug by the river, a place of tranquility unheard of. Pay attention to the passage of screes, on the cornices and waterfalls. We promise you an absolute bliss !

After this demanding stage, the next stop will be Hardanger. We will stay Chez Liseth, a bed and breakfast hotel where you will sleep in the famous ‘Hytte’ (cabins). An outing to the Voringfossen site will be offered. A walk of 15min is needed. A place straight out of the “Lord of the Rings” with 3 waterfalls. Do not forget your raincoat !

The last stage will start from the Simasdal Fjord the long version and from the hôtel for the short version. This stage will not be an easy task. It takes you to the plateau of Hardangervidda. The path will quickly turn into a peat bog. Do not be afraid to get wet feet !

Then, we will leave by bus and we will go along the fjord through the cities of Eidfjord a arriving to the Hardanger B&B. The evening we will make a barbecue to accompany the award ceremony.

To finish the sporting part of the stay, we will take you the next morning for a trek to Trolltunga (27km/1400D+), a unique place where not many people are able to go. We count 8 hours of walking A/R. Do not forget your camera ! The view is going to be incredible.

As soon as the walk is over, we will drive to Bergen for a free evening and a free morning before the departure on Friday early afternoon.

THE PROGRAM

DAY 1 : SUNDAY 02 JULY
Departure from Paris CDG 9:30am / Arrival in Bergen 1:40pm (via Amsterdam)
Transfert to the hôtel in Bergen
General briefing of the week around
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel

DAY 2 : MONDAY 03 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Departure by walk for the first stage of the trail (+ funicular for the short version)
First stage Bergen/Floyen (9,5km/300D+ et 550D- or 12km/700D+ et 650D-)
Lunch – packed lunch in the train
Transfer from the train station to the hotel – 10min walk
Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel in Vatnalhalsen

DAY 3 : TUESDAY 04 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Second stage : Flamdal Valley (15km / 150D+ et 950D-)
Pique-nique et discovering of Flamdal Valley – Cruise in the Fjord (60€)
Transfer to Osterbo (1h30)
Dinner and overnight at Osterbo Fjellstove

DAY 4 : WEDNESDAY 05 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Third stage : Aurlandsalen (9,5km/250D+ et 900D- ou  16km/400D+ et 1100D-)
Picnic during the transfer to Voringfossen
Walk in Voringfossen
Dinner and overnight in ‘Hytte’ Chez Liseth

DAY 5 : THURSDAY 06 JULY
Breakfast in ‘Hytte’
Fourth stage of the trail : Hardangervidda  (7,5km/250D+ et 300D- ou 16km/1450D+ et 700D-)
Lunch Pack – Picnic at the waterfall
Transfer to Lofthusn)
Dinner, rewards ceremony and overnight at the hotel

DAY 6 : FRIDAY 07 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Transfer from the hotel to Tyssedal
Trek to Trolltunga / 27km
Picnic at the top of Trolltunga
Transfer by bus to Bergen
Free evening
Night at the hotel

DAY 7 : SATURDAY 08 JULY
Breakfast at the hotel
Discovery of Bergen
Transfer by bus to the airport
Flight/Bergen 10:45am – Paris CDG 3:50pm

THE RACE

RACE ORGANISATION

The markings of the courses will be done by our team and flags and/or markings on the ground will be use when we consider it necessary. At some places, ‘flagmen’ may also be present but mostly to ensure your safety rather than indicate the way.

A photocopy of the route maps will be given if you ever get lost, which remains highly unlikely ! We also send you GPX traces. We strongly encourage you to download the MAPS.ME application that will allow you to find your way very precisely even offline.

Provisions of water and fruits will be available on the finish line. Participants will have the opportunity to fill their running backpacks at the start of the races.

Teh track of the short distance ICI / The track of the long distance ICI

The track ICI

 

The track of the short distance ICI / The track of the long distance ICI

 

The track of the short distance ICI / The track of the long distance ICI

Please note that those tracks can move in function of the weather.

TOURIST ACTIVITIES

The Norway Fjord Trail is a unique discovery trip of Norway. In addition to its sporting side, this tour offers tourist activities and treks that will make you explore the best of Norway

FREE TIME

In Bergen and Flam you will discover typical Norwegian cities. Bergen has a very strong historical side. The districts of Bryggen and Hanse are the most picturesque. Flam is a touristy place, you will find many activities to discover the Fjords. If the weather permits, we will go to a small fishing village in Undredal.

ORGANIZED VISITS

  • Trek in Myrdal
  • Walk in Voringfossen
  • Cruise inside the fjord (+60€)
  • Trek to Trolltunga
  • Discovering Bergen, Flam; Eidford
PRACTICAL INFO

TRAVEL : The organisation also manages the trip for all participants from Paris to the final destination Bergen, with the exception of foreign residents who would like to travel to Bergen by their own means from their country of residence. If you find yourself in this situation, please contact us at: contact@exaequovoyages.com

Please note that you are allowed to have a large suitcase (-23kg) and a hand luggage in the cabin (8kg max). If you need further information, check on the Scandinavian airlines website : https://www.flysas.com/fr/fr/travel-info/baggage/

  • Sunday 2th July : Paris 9:30am – Bergen 1:40pm
  • Saturday 8th July : Bergen 10:45am – Paris 3:50pm

ADVICE : In addition to your runner equipment, you should take suitable outfits for outdoors activities, waterproof clothing, an umbrella and a hat. It will probably rain at least one time during the week.

ACCOMMODATION : Depending on the stages, you will be accomodated as well in 3* hotels, as in B&B or in small atypical family hotels. You will be accommodated in double rooms (for couples- and in room with two beds for individuals (or bunk beds).

CATERING :All breakfasts will be taken at the hotels

The lunches will be mainly picnics except the last one in Bergen which will be at your own expenses.

Dinners will be taken at the hotels. The first lunch and the last dinner at Bergen is on your charge.

VISA AND PASSPORT : An ID card suffices for EU citizens

VACCINES : No vaccine is necessary

MONEY : As a reminder, the Norwegian krone is the local currency, 1€=10 NOK (Sept.2022). Most credit and debit card are accepted. Nevertheless, we advise you to have some cash with you for the payment of some tourist activities.

COMMUNICATE FROM NORWAY : Since june 2017, roaming charges have been cut throughout Europe. Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein have signed the same agreement. Thus, communicate from Norway to a country member of the European Union will not generate additional costs. To be called from France, your family and friends will have to dial 0047, then your cell number without 0. Most of the hotels in which we are going to stay have free WIFI access.

REGISTRATION

The total number of participants is limited to 45 people, split between the two versions : long and short

The registration phase is not opened yet. Please, if you want to pre-booked your ticket ; contact@exaequovoyages.com

A single price is fixed at 2420€ per participant + online payment fees (1,5% of the total price), so 36,3€.

GROUPE RATE

You can benefit from a group discount

  • 5% starting from 5 people

The registration fee is the same for accompanying persons (over 16 years) who will benefit from most of the services mentioned below. Accompanying persons are allowed to walk on the 41km.

Our agency Exaequo Communication is registered in the register of travel operators and stays (Registration number : IM014180001).

THE REGISTRATION INCLUDES :

  • Your bib and participation to the race
  • Executive staff (about 4 people) for the organisation of the trip, the race and tourist activities
  • The round-trip flight Paris CDG/Bergen – Bergen/CDG with Scandinavian Airlines
  • Daily transfers by bus or train between sites, accommodations, leisure activities
  • 7 nights: double or twin rooms (bunkbeds occasionally)
  • Catering during the entire stay, except the dinner and lunch in Bergen at your own expenses
  • Food supplies (water, fruits…) after each race
  • Medical assistance during the race and the stay
  • A medal and the technical t-shirt of the event

THE REGISTRATION DOES NOT INCLUDE :

  • Two meals during the stay : dinner and lunch in bergen
  • Off-menu drinks in restaurants
  • Your personal consumption during touristic activities or free evenings
  • Admission fees (if applicable) for sightseeing activities

As the total number of participants is limited, the organisation will retain files according to the places available and will accept only complete applications.

POSSIBILITY TO PAY IN TWO TIMES BEFORE MAY 2th 2023 (online and secure payment)

  • 1st bank transfer of 800€ to be made at the time of the registration + complete administrative file + management costs (36,3€)
  • 2nd bank transfer of 1620€, balance to be done before May 2th 2023

A confirmation email will be send to you by the organisation and your bank to confirm your registration and inform you of the debit on you account

DOCUMENTS TO BE SENT TO THE ORGANISATION TO CONFIRM YOUR REGISTRATION

  • The photocopy of your valid passport of ID card
  • 1 ID photo (scan of an ID photo or photo taken with a phone are authorised)
  • A medical certificate dating from June 2022, at the latest, of non-contraindication to the sport in competition (optional for walkers or the accompanying person). This wording is mandatory
  • Your attestation of repatriation insurance is compulsory