All in one - this hike shows you some of Norway’s most typical scenery. It is the great variations in Breheimen which fascinate many hikers. Explore winter on its peaks and glaciers, spring on the slopes and summer in the valleys. This week offers plenty of adventures, like a bike ride along the Lustrafjord, glacier guiding and hikes in the spectacular Breheimen National Park.
*** The tourdeparting on 12.08.2013 is unfortunately cancelled ***
- Hike from cabin to cabin for 7 days
- Day tours out of Nørdstedalseter and Sota Sæter
- Bike ride from the mountains to the Lustrafjord
- Glacier walk crossing Fortundalsbreen
- Accommodation in staffed lodges and one self-service cabin
Meeting point by the plattform at the busterminal Oslo 20 minutes before departure. Look for the platform on the monitor. Departure by Nordfjordekpressen 09.30 (arr. Oslo Airport Gardermoen 10.15) to Lom, continuing by local bus 16.30 to Krossbu, arrival 17.25.
Krossbu - Nørdstedalseter
Extra bus from Krossbu to Bøvertun at 09.00. Steep up from Bøvertun (937 m), crossing Tverrbyttfjellet (about 1500 m) and down to the cabin Nørdstedalseter (937 m). 6 hrs.
A spectacular bikeride from Nørdstedalseter down the valley of Fortun. Through the small village Skjolden and continuing along the magnificent Lustrafjord to Ornes. The oldest stave church of Norway is situated here. Crossing the fjord by ferry to Solvorn, by extra bus to Nørdstedalseter. Arrival about 19.00. Distance by bike: About 55 km.
Nørdstedalseter - Sota Sæter
Down the valley, Nørdstedalen, up to the edge of the glacier (1457 m), glacier guiding over Fortundalsbreen. Down to the lodge Sota Sæter (733 m). 7 hrs.
Day trip out of Sota Sæter to the beautiful valley, Mysubyttdalen, 4-6 hrs. Possible by bike (not included).
Sota Sæter - Sprongdalshytta
Up from the green the valleys of Surtbyttdalen and Sprangdalen. Panorama view to the largest glacier of Norway, Jostedalsbreen, and the surrounded peaks. Descent to Sprongdalshytta (1280 m), 5 hrs.
Sprongdalshytta - Viva - return Oslo By foot to Viva, 1 hr. By bus at 12.00 Uhr to Gaupne, change of bus and on to Sogndal. Sogn og Fjordane Express bus at 14.30 Uhr, arrival Oslo Bus Terminal at 21.20.
About the terrain
Breheimen means home of the glacier and most of the terrain is shaped by glaciers thousands of years ago. But the nature in Breheimen National Park is also very versatile. It ranges from green valleys and naked mountain tops to streaming rivers and glaciers. The area is recommended for shure-footed and strong hikers, because of long distances between the cabins and hilly terrain. Boulders and scree make the access difficult at the high mountain passes/peaks.
Kr. 6.525,- from Krossbu/to Sogndal
Kr. 7.510,- from/to Oslo
Additional non-member price NOK 950,-. Sign up for DNT-membership.
The package includes: Accommodation, tour leader, equipment and guide for the glacier walk, bikerental, all meals (breakfast, sandwich/thermos, normally three-courses dinner) except of: First day only dinner and last day only breakfast, sandwich/thermos.
The duration given in the program is estimated walking time without breaks.
= self-service cabin
m = meter above sea level
Turkart Jotunheimen Vest and Breheimen 1:50 000. Get maps online by contacting our Tour Information Centre, see information below.
Have a look at ut.no for updated map- and trail information.
See our: Summer hiking gear list
On the bike ride it will be useful with a torch light/head lamp for the tunnels. Glacier equipment and bike rental are included in the price.
When participating on this tour, you agree to that you have read and accepted our conditions and terms: General information
Tour Information Centre If you have any questions about the tour, maps or equipment please contact our tourinformation. Tlf. +47 22 82 28 22, opening hours: 08.30 - 16.00 Monday to Friday, or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org