We know it can be hard to find someone who shares your same passions and is willing to trek across the globe with you. But if you’re single, divorced, or partnered and in need of some solo time to recharge, we believe you should be able to explore to your heart’s content — starting with this dreamy, bucket list destination.
Canyon Calling makes it easy — and safe — for you to travel internationally by arranging intimately-sized travel groups for women seeking adventure. We’re here to empower you to enjoy kayaking in Norway fjords, majestic glacier hiking in Norway, hiking Mt. Prest, and more on this adventure of a lifetime.
“On each trip I’ve shared with you I’ve watched as the women you gather together become a community and learn to love, share and become more tolerant and accepting of the differences in the world.”
— Lou, Vancouver
Many women who travel with us are seeking an adventure because they’re going through a season of change in their lives. Whether you’re retiring, divorcing, grieving, or adjusting to an empty nest, you’ll find comfort and solace when surrounded by the nurturing, like-minded women in your travel group.
You won’t just enjoy each other’s company — you’ll create deep, lasting friendships.
If you’re finding yourself in a season of change, we hope you’ll gift yourself the joy of companionship on this healing trip to Norway. After all, the company of women is good for the soul.
“The past few years have taken a bite out of my self worth and this trip went a long way to restoring that. I felt like I could do anything when I returned.”
— Joanne C.
Our team of experienced travelers at Canyon Calling is happy to take the overwhelming task of planning off your plate! We’ll tap into our collective expertise to provide a thoughtfully-curated itinerary, complete with every single detail of your trip.
That means you won’t have to worry about booking lodging (we hand-pick the best!), transportation between activities (we know — nightmare material), dining (our foodies have this covered), or activities (nature-focused and with just the right amount of challenge).
“This may have been my first trip with Canyon Calling but it certainly won’t be my last. Why did I wait so long? I will cherish these memories and all the friends we met along the way.”
— Jan N.
Day 1 — Arrive in Oslo
Arrival in Oslo. Transfer to our hotel to check in and meet the group. We’ll enjoy a Welcome dinner this evening in the beautiful, green city of Oslo. Overnight Oslo.
Day 2 — Explore the countryside in Finse
After breakfast, we’ll take the morning train from Oslo to Finse. Upon arrival in Finse, we’ll check our luggage at the hotel, have lunch, and go for a short hike in the lovely countryside. After our hike, we’ll get settled at the hotel before enjoying a leisurely dinner together.
Day 3 — Glacier hike on Hardangerjøkulen
The day will begin with a healthy breakfast — we’ll need the energy when we visit Hardangerjøkulen, one of Norway’s biggest glaciers. We’ll pack a picnic lunch and set off to hike. Glaciers are beautiful and rough, and our highly skilled guides will assist us in equipping ourselves — with crampons, helmets, harnesses, ice axes, and rope — to ensure the safety of our group while glacier hiking.
Together, we’ll explore this spectacular landscape of snow (safely!) on the magical blue ice. On the hike — which will take around 2 hours, each way — you’ll be treated to panoramic views that will take your breath away. After our glorious hike, we’ll return to the hotel for rest, relaxation, and a delicious dinner.
Day 4 — Cycle the Navvies’ Road and travel along the Flam Railway
After breakfast, we’ll enjoy another local train from Finse to Hallingskeid. From there, we’ll bike approximately 20 miles to Flam. We’ll cycle on the traffic-free Navvies’ Road, which is Norway’s most famous cycling route. This spectacular mountain bike ride consists of sections with gravel, mountain biking terrain, and some paved areas.
We’ll have an up-close view of the wondrous landscape as we bike past the Hardangerjøkulen glacier, lakes, and waterfalls. As we continue to Flam, we’ll stop for a bite to eat and refuel our energy. We’ll enjoy our packed lunches and savor a moment of rest.
When we get to Flam, we’ll embark on one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world, along the famous Flam Railway. After a short transfer, our stop will be in Aurland — where our cozy guesthouse, warm dinner, and fjord views await.
Day 5 — Kayak on the Nærøyfjorden
After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we’ll kayak on the magnificent Nærøyfjorden. We’ll meet our kayak guides and go through the basics (no experience necessary!). On our kayaks, we’ll glide through the unique landscape as we pass waterfalls and local wildlife. We may even spot some seals, eagles, otters, and porpoises along the way!
When we’re done kayaking, we’ll head back to the comfort of our guesthouse. Here, the Ohnstad-Stigen family has preserved traditions going as far back as the eighteenth century. The old buildings at Vangsgaarden have since been converted into hotel rooms, restaurants, and fisherman’s cabins. We’ll enjoy some leisure time at this idyllic fjord-side community and have our dinner.
Day 6 — Hike Mt. Prest
Today we’ll get to see the Aurlandsfjord from above! After breakfast, we’ll drive up the steep mountainside toward the majestic Mt. Prest. We’ll hike about 1,800 feet up, with a distance of less than 4 miles. We’ll take our time, enjoy lunch on the way, and take in the breathtaking views at the top. After our hike, we’ll drive towards Filefjell to check in to our mountain accommodations and enjoy a warm dinner.
Day 7 — Explore Jotunhelmen
After a leisurely breakfast, we’ll transfer to Jotunhelmen — a vast, largely undisturbed mountain area in Eastern Norway. The mountain range is Norway’s most popular national park, and it includes the country’s two highest mountains: Galdhøpiggen (8,100 ft. above sea level) and Glittertind (8,083 ft. above sea level).
The mountainous terrain features stunning waterfalls, rivers, lakes, glaciers, and valleys. Wonderful photo opportunities abound! We’ll take some time to explore this vibrant environment, have a delicious local lunch, and enjoy a short scenic hike in the afternoon. After the hike, we’ll head back to Filefjell to relax and enjoy the area before dinner.
Day 8: Travel back to Oslo for sightseeing
We’ll eat breakfast and then pack up and travel back towards Oslo on a 4-hour bus ride. This local experience provides opportunities for beautiful views, interaction with the locals, and perhaps a song or two! Once we’re back in Oslo, we’ll enjoy lunch and city sightseeing in this hidden gem of a capital city. We’ll check into our hotel and enjoy our Farewell Dinner.
Day 9: Travel back home
After breakfast, and as schedules allow, we’ll take the Airport Express back to the Oslo Airport — or stay and play on your own!
“Having everything written into the price is so perfect. It completely takes away from the burden of having to worry about what you can or can’t afford while on the trip.”
— Sandy R.
Sounds pretty magical, right?
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to book your trip to Norway!
But hurry — the seats will fill up fast. Make sure you get in on this once-in-a-lifetime adventure.