Next Level Norway
Next Level Norway
Experience Norway like never before on this eight day nautical journey. You'll summit staggering mountains, mountain bike first-class singletrack, and stand-up paddleboard along rugged coastline for a true adventure in the heart of the Norwegian fjords.
from $4,800 pp 8 Days/7 Nights $600/Day
NEXT LEVEL NORWAY
MOLDE | ÅLESUND | GEIRANGER FJORD
Experience Norway like never before on this eight-day nautical journey. You'll summit staggering mountains, mountain bike first-class singletrack, and stand-up paddleboard along rugged coastline for a true adventure in the heart of the Norwegian fjords.
The fjords of Norway present limitless options for the intrepid explorer. Take over the H.M.S. Gåssten, a wooden-hulled ship, with up to eight of your friends and family for the week of a lifetime. You'll travel through this intense region by water, easily accessing not only trails but the quietest and most scenic inlets found in this part of the world. Truly the best way to pack in the most action, a week on Gåssten will leave you feeling recharged, refreshed, and blissfully exhausted all at the same time.
Every day you get to pick your own adventure. Whether you'd like to take easy meanders along the coastline or trek to the highest ranges of the mountains, cast a line from the stern or go for an open water swim, the choice is yours. Let's not forget mountain biking, one of the most popular but yet undiscovered activities in the Norwegian fjords. Intermediate and advanced riders will find delight in flowy singletrack, tight switchbacks, and views that make it hard to keep your eyes on the trail. No matter what your days look like aboard Gåssten, you'll return safe and sound to the comfort of your berth each night.
Below you'll find a sample of what you might experience in Norway, but please keep in mind all routes are weather contingent. All activities while aboard Gåssten can be tailored for your group!
Also, please note that this is one of our only set departure trips where you travel with a group. Spaces are still available for the August 5, September 9, and October 7 departures for 2017!
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WELCOME TO NORWAY
Jump right into the action on day one. You'll depart Molde aboard Gåssten for some stand-up paddleboarding and fishing just off the shores of Veyoya Island. Keep to the water or paddle ashore to explore the historical sites that abound. Keep your eyes peeled for the white-tailed eagle, also known as the sea grey eagle, that might be soaring overhead. Want to see the sights on two wheels? This is an excellent location to preview the epic Norwegian bike trails.
EXPLORE HISTORIC SITES
On the second day, you'll go ashore to explore the restored fishing village of HjatØya. Tour the historic houses, school, and fishing buildings that creak with years of stories. Then hike along the coastline through open forests with incredible views of the Romsdalsalpene mountains across the fjords. If you'd like, take a dip in the chilly waters after your hike for an invigorating wake-up!
ADVENTURE IN ÅNDALSNES
On day three, explore the village and mountain center of Åndalsnes. Here you'll find a state-of-the-art interactive museum which provides a fun and educational way to spend the morning, followed by a scramble up Norway's highest indoor climbing wall or a short and intense hike up a mountain just outside of town, weather permitting. If your group would like to see the Troll Wall, the tallest face of sheer mountainous rock in Europe, that can be arranged too.
Day 4, 5
UNDERWAY TO GEIRANGER
On day four, travel by the trusty Gåssten to one of the most beautiful place on earth—Geiranger. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this small village is known for its staggering natural beauty. With several stunning waterfalls to explore and mountain peaks in every direction, you'll have plenty to do for the next full day.
REINHEIMEN NATIONAL PARK & VALLDALEN
On the sixth day, paddleboard to your heart's content in Valldalen. Jump overboard for a refreshing splash, or perhaps go rock climbing or fishing. You'll be just outside the Reinheimen National Park, an area world-renowned for its epic strawberries. Whether you're working up an appetite for berries or relaxing with a book on deck, you get to decide how to spend your time in this quiet, beautiful valley.
GRAND FINALE TO THE FJORDS
Your last day will be spent cruising back to Molde. But make the most of your time along the way. Throw in a line to see if you can beat the size of your last catch, get in one last paddle, or opt for our guide's favorite—jumping off the roof of your ship to celebrate a grand finale to your epic week in Norway.
WHY GO ON THIS TRIP
- Fully immerse yourself in Norway's landscape
- Travel onboard Gåssten, where you'll arrive at a new port every day to explore remote villages and views
- Stand-up paddleboard along rugged coastlines, no other tourists in sight
- Fish for mackerel and other fish your chef can cook up for dinner
- Mountain bike epic singletrack or stick with hiking, whatever your group prefers
- Invigorate your senses with daily swims from the stern of your boat
- Make memories with family and friends in this truly bespoke week
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