Hike from the pier to the top of Mount Huaren, a two-hour ascent that will present you with a glorious, panoramic view of the natural beauty that surrounds Olden.
After walking from the pier, you will soon begin to ascend a natural path through a lush forest and up toward Mount Huaren. Along the way, openings in the forest will present you with uninterrupted views of the spectacular landscape below.
The elevated vantage point will offer a unique perspective of tiny Olden, which nestles along the mouth of the Oldeelva River. The higher you ascend the more stunning the scenery and the more invigorating the mountain air.
Approximately two hours later, you will reach the Mount Huaren viewpoint, which rises 1,250 feet above sea level. Although it may not seem possible, the views from the peak will be even more glorious.
Sparkling Nordfjord, the sixth-longest fjord in Norway, will stretch out before you. Snow-capped mountains will loom in the distance with pristine forests blanketing the lower regions right to the water’s edge. Everywhere you look, the glory of Mother Nature will be on display.
From this lofty vantage point, you should also be able to see the village of Loen just a few miles to the north. Some of Norway’s oldest farms are here because the glacially formed moraine soil is extraordinarily fertile.
Following a rest break at the viewpoint, you will follow the trail back down the mountain to the pier, a hike that should take a bit less time than the ascent.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes approximately 4 hours of moderate to strenuous walking/hiking that covers just over 4 miles in distance. There will be uneven natural surfaces and steep inclines to negotiate. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Participants should be seasoned hikers in good physical condition. Warm, layered rainproof clothing; cap; sunglasses; and flat, sturdy hiking boots are recommended. This tour does not operate with a guide, but an English-speaking escort will accompany you.