A very special place with incredible earth, air & water energies!
I have traveled to Norway 7 times since 1999 and cannot believe how magnificent the west is!
Tentative itinerary - depends on flight schedules and accommodation availability
Day 1 Fly into Sogndal airport via Oslo airport and arrive early afternoon. Travel to the Balestrand area for overnight.
Day 2 Introductions & orientation this morning. Introduction to Norse history and folklore and mythology. The Sognefjord at Balestrand is at its widest with 7 narrow fjordarms pointing in all directons. It is an area of glaciers, water, apricot-trees & artists. Local - Viking Buiral Mound, Church - Today time for sightseeing in the town including the English church of St. Olav - a spiky brown and beige wooden structure built in the general style of a stave church (wooden churches Norway is famous for) in 1897. Also we will visits 2 marked Viking burial mounds. Also visit the beautiful Kvikne Hotel. Overnight in Balestrand.
Day 3 Today all-day journey by ferry from Balestrand through Fjaerslandfjord - a wild place. The mountainsides are blanketed with a thick covering of trees extending down to the water's edge. The village of Fjaerland is made up of a ribbon of old wooden houses edging the fjord. It was one of the last settlements on the Sogneford to be connected to the road system. It is also a Norwegian "book town" with a large number of bookshops. We also will visit Norsk Bremuseum (Norwegian Glacier Museum) - learn everything there is to know about glaciers as well as visit Supphellebreen & Boyabreen - areas of the glacier. Arrive back in Balestrand at around 5 p.m. Overnight in Balestrand.
Day 4 & 5 - Travel up and into Gaular with its incredible waterfalls. The protected Gaularvassdraget watercourse flows through the whole area with incredible waterfalls along the way. This water course was placed under permanent protection in 1993, after more than 20 years of battling on whether it should be protected or used for hydro-electricity production Continue on thru mountains and along fjords to Briksdalsbreen, with its easy 45-minute walk to the glacier, passing waterfalls and weaving up the river on the way with incredible waterfalls along the way. This watercourse was placed under permanent protection in 1993, after more than 20 years of battling on whether it should be protected or used for hydro-electricity production. Overnight in this area for 2 nights.
Day 6 Travel to Briksdal Glacier today and then on Jostedalsbreen.
Day 7 & 8 Travel to visit the Jostedalsbreen glacier - an 800 sq. km. ice plateau that dominates the whole of the inner Nordfjord region. The glacier has 234 arms that flow down into the nearby valleys and its Jostedalsbreen glacier that gives the local rivers and glacial likes their distinctive blue-green coloring The glacier is now within a national park system. Glacier lakes & waterfalls. View one of the most spectacular and also easiest accessable of the many glacier arms - the Nigardsbreen Glacier. Also a visit to the visitor center & museum - Breheimsenteret.
Day 9 Early afternoon visit to the Sogn Folk Museum at Kaupanger (Heiberg Collections). This museum shows how people lived from the Middle Ages up to our own time. The open-air museum, with more than 30 buildings, ranges from medieval buildings to modern industrially produced houses from the end of the 1980s. The museum presents exhibitions on agriculture, crafts, food traditions, clothing, holidays and celebrations, boats and fishing equipment. There are more than 30,000 objects in the collection, and the museum also boasts a comprehensive library. If you spend a few hours here you will gain insight into life along the Sognefjord for the past 300 years.
Also today we will visit the Borgund Stave Church
Continue on to Flam area.
Day 10 All day journey to Flam & on the Flam Railway, considered as one of the world's finest railway journeys through unique scenery with high snow-covered mountains, thunderous waterfalls and emerald valley pastures & incredible tunnels. Take the train back down or walk part or all of the way.
Day 11 Free day in Flam area.
Day 12 - Late afternoon, travel towards Bergen airport for journey home on Day 13.
Day 13 - Flight home
Cost: Starting at $2895 plus airfare, per person, twin/double occupancy (other currencies can be calculated); single occupancy available at extra cost
Single Occupancy available at $400 - 700 extra cost, depending on type of room
Who Are These Tours
These tours are designed for women as well as men; young or not so young; people interested in the mystery and sacredness of life, with a desire to know and understand more of where we've come from to assist us in where we are going and making a difference on the planet. We also explore a lot of newly discovered/released information that you may not have heard before. If you have a curiosity about mythology, sacred sites, other cultures, and a sense of adventure and want to travel with like-minded people in small intimate groups with a nice balance of workshop time, site time as well as free, independent time, these tours are designed for you. They are not your ordinary, large group tours, being herded into buses with little time to experience the energy of the site. We allow special extra time at sacred sites and there is always the option of being with the group or being on your own. Also, meals are usually not included, except breakfasts to afford you the opportunity to explore on your own at meal time or eat with the group.
We want your tour to be a trip of a lifetime, a transformative adventure
Flights & Travel
Well Within is a travel agency & all flights and travel arrangements can be made with us. We have access to non-published discount fares to Britain from most locations in the U.S./Canada/World
Sheri Nakken, former R.N., M.A., is Director & Creator of Well Within. She has a great passion for mythology, legend, ancient practices, history's mysteries & ancient sites where clues are found as to why we are here on this planet & other realms that are present to assist us. By visiting these incredible sites, ancient memories and teachings can be tapped into consciously and unconsciously to assist us on our journey. Through these studies as well as alternative healing therapies & metaphysics, healing can occur for person & planet.
Balestrand Pensjonat view in springtime
Bedroom at Balestrand Pensjonat
Balestrand view from pensjonat
Fjord view from Balestrand Pensjonat
Stave Church in Norway
Other Western Norway Photos
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