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As we fly over snow-capped mountains, glaciers, a rugged west coast that cuts deep into the inland mountains and steep-sided fjords, we are for sure coming into land in Norway, for an unrivalled mountain bike expedition.

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Why are we embarking on this expedition in Norway? We learned that the Norwegian fjords are relatively under explored by mountain bike, in contrast to being hugely popular for ski touring in winter. Also, we were intrigued by the deep-rooted culture of using boats to navigate the rugged landscape of Norway, so we decided that, like generations before us, we had to work with the landscape, rather than against it.

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Meet Gåssten, an old Scandinavian wooden-hulled minesweeper, and our unique accommodation, adventure hub, gourmet restaurant, and access into the remote Norwegian trails direct from the fjords. Each day Gåssten drops us at the fjord shores, from where we ride and hike-a-bike to the tops of 1000m peaks, before descending into another fjord to meet up again with our floating home.

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West coast descents, bike loaded onboard and sailing off into the sunset to our next adventure.

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After a wet night we arrive deep in the fjords ready for another big day on the bikes.

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After a great ridge top ride and rocky technical descent with a natural pump track finish, we await our boat.

Another day, another mountain top… Every vista in the Norwegian fjords seems more breathtaking than the last.

Another day, another mountain top… Every vista in the Norwegian fjords seems more breathtaking than the last.

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Each day the landscape changes dramatically, and also ends with a beer on deck with your mates - not a bad way to spend a week!

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Each day the landscape changes dramatically, and also ends with a beer on deck with your mates – not a bad way to spend a week!

This mountain bike expedition through the Norwegian fjords was delivered by H+I Adventures. They specialise in the art of hand-crafted mountain bike adventures around the world, and the Fjords of Norway is their latest exciting offering.

Website – www.mountainbikeworldwide.com
Tour web page – www.mountainbikeworldwide.com/bike-tours/norway
Phone – 0044 (0) 1463 231441 or Toll free from the USA and Canada 1-888-228-50-35
Dates: Tours running from June to October 2017
Price: $5,440USD / £3,400GBP per person to a max of 8 people

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  • mongwolf

    Wow, what an amazing setting. Simply gorgeous. And what an amazing looking trip. Point to point massive through rides everyday, shuttled by boat, … … really cool. And those must be some huge hike-a-bike portions of trails. As they say, “If you ain’t hikin’, then you ain’t bikin’.” Having recently been to the fjords of the South Island of New Zealand (in May of this year), I learned a couple of things about fjords. First, a camera can never represent the vertical displacement of fjords. Simply spectacular. Second, it rains a ton in fjord lands. In New Zealand the mountain range immediately adjacent (inland) to the fjords had received 6 meters of precipitation (not snow, but precip) in the first four months of this year. Unbelievable. I have no idea how much precip the fjords of Norway get, but I’m sure it makes for a bunch of rainy days. Still, I don’t think that would dampen anyone’s spirit who had the opportunity to ride the fjords of Norway.

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