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Contrast Adventure Norway Climbing Innerdalstårnet

Climbing Innerdalstårnet

The Innerdalen valley and the summit of the Innerdal tower  (1452 moh) Climb the classic tower of Innerdalen, 1.452 meters above sea level! Innerdalstårne is a majestic mountain in Innerdalen. Innerdalen is a valley famous for being one of the most beautiful valleys in Norway. We will meet at the parking area in Nerdalen, and hike slowly to the Summer farm Renndølssetra, approx. 1 hour. (or we can meet at Renndølssetra or Innerdalshytta). From there, we will hike to the lake called Giklingvatnet. From Giklingvatnet it is a steep, and somewhat exposed, climb to the summit. The tour is exposed, but you do not need any climbing experience.

Contrast Adventure Norway Hiking in Trollheimen

Hiking in Trollheimen

Trollheimen – the mountain area Trollheimen is one of the most famous hiking areas in Norway. It is a lush valley, surrounded by high mountains and spotted with lakes. Here you will have many mountains, trails and nice, easily accessible cabins. This is a 3-day tour, where you can extend it with an extra day, climbing/hiking on the Innerdalstårnet.  We stay at the charming cabin at Kårvatn, and the summer farm at Renndølsetra. The guide will prepare food at Kårvatn, and the host will serve excellent food at Renndølsetra.  The tour is graded moderate to challenging. Approx 7-8 hours hiking per day on nice hiking trails.   Dates for 2019: August 4th - 7th, incuding Innerdalstårnet. In addition we can take this tour on request. Recommended season: Medio June to medio October.  

Contrast Adventure Norway Snøhetta Traverse

Snøhetta Traverse

Opplev et av Norges aller mest kjente og ikoniske fjell. Dette er selve majesteten på Dovrefjell. Den spektakulære traversen mellom Vesttoppen og Stortoppen, går via både Hettpiggen og Midttoppen. Dette er en høyalpin og luftig tur som krever klatring.



This is the ultimate adventure for those with some experience in hiking and/or trailrunning. With trail running you can move faster in the terrain and explore a larger area in shorter time. The speed is steady, but not too fast. It is important to make time to enjoy the surroundings. On this trip we will move from the mountain plateau, through the valleys, and down to the fjord. Program: Facts: Trailrunning from Dovre National Park to the fjords Location:Oppdal/Dovre/Sunndal/Innerdalen/Oppdal/Trollheimen Physical level: Moderate/Challenging Size of the group: max 6 persons per guide Transportation/Arrival: Oslo (5 hours from Oppdal) or Trondheim (2 hours from Oppdal). We can arrange pick up at the airport or train station. Dates: June - October Accommodation: Cabins/Hotel Luggage transportation Included: Transportation to/from tour location, accommodation: cabins and hotels, breakfast, lunch (made during breakfast) and a nice dinner in the evening, certified guide, luggage transportation for every day.   Not included: Transportation to/from Oppdal, alcohol beverage.    

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Contrast Adventure Norway Climbing in Eresfjord

Climbing in Eresfjord

A beautiful climbing route in Eresfjorden! This is an exposed climbing trip right beside the main road. The guide watches the security along the already secured climbing route. You will have an introduction to safety -  and climbing techniques. This is a variant of Via Ferrata, where you are secured by a set-line as you climb. This climb will test your limits to steep and exposed terrain, using your balance and freshly learned climbing techniques to safely ascend the route.  Top route climbing also an option, if time and weather permits. 

Contrast Adventure Norway Hiking on the top of fjord Norway!

Hiking on the top of fjord Norway!

This 5-day hiking tour includes the best of Trollheimen, Dovre and Sunndal National Parks. With contrasting mountain areas and varied nature. Waterfalls, mountain, beautiful valleys, twisted roads, and a Viking graveyard. This Norway hiking trip includes it all!. Starting in Oppdal, we visit the largest graveyard from the Viking period in Norway before we start our hike. Heading down towards the coastline, you will visit the famous waterfalls in Åmotan, Alfheim – a beautiful building made of one of the English lords who came to the area for fishing hundreds of years ago. We will drive to Nerdalen and hike in Innerdalen – famous for being one of the most beautiful valleys in Norway! Aursjøveien, which is famous for being tougher and more spectacular than Trollstigen, we do by car. From the fjord – up to the mountain plateau and down to the fjord again! We hike in Vengedalen and visit Trollstigen, before we return to Åndalsnes where we can catch the train.

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Contrast Adventure Norway Bike tour Aursjøveien

Bike tour Aursjøveien

This is a 2-day bike tour along the spectacular Aursjøveien. This road is famous for being tougher than Trollstigen, but it is perfect for biking. Very little vehicle traffic, amazing scenery and some nice leg burning up and downhills. A hidden secret, we make available for you! We start at Sunndalsøra, and the first day is uphill through the valley "Litldalen". When we reach the top, we follow the gravel road all the way into the mountain plateau and stay at the cabin Aursjøhytta for the night.  The next day, we start easy biking through fairly flat plateau terrain with beautiful natural surroundings. After crossing the plateau, we descend all the way down to Eikesdalen. Here we will make a stop at Aurstupet and the waterfall called Mardalsfossen. You will be picked up at Mardalsfossen, for transport back to the starting point in Sunndalsøra.

Contrast Adventure Norway Bike tour Oppdal - Åndalsnes

Bike tour Oppdal - Åndalsnes

Experiencing wilderness and nature from the seat of your bike provides a new, close up Norwegian adventure.  Smells, sounds, and weather become very real. During this trip, you will experience the surroundings around you changing from fjords, to deep valleys, mountain plateaus, and with varied mountain ranges along the route. You can (if you're lucky) catch a glimpse of a reindeer or a grouse, spectacular fjord and valley views, and waterfalls. This trip gives you an escape from the bustle and speed of everyday life, slowing down and smelling the fresh mountain air. This biking trip in itself is an accomplishment, providing that sense of inner reward at the end of the trip.   The tour is an adventure from beginning to end. With varied trails and road, starting up in the mountains, having several km down by the fjords, and crossing a mountain plateau. The tour starts at Oppdal train station (540 meters above sea level) and ends at Åndalsnes train station (at sea level). We then recommend the popular “Raumabanen” train journey back to Oppdal, or on to Oslo, after the tour. The tour is a total of 240 km of biking, we climb almost 4000 meters during the tour, and have even more downhill. This trip can be completed in 3 days, but for those who want shorter days on the bike, we recommend to make the tour in 4-6 days. We also recommend to stay one extra night in Åndalsnes, and do the popular hike of “Romsdalseggen”.   Join us for an adventure you'll never forget!

Contrast Adventure Norway Circumnavigate Smøla

Circumnavigate Smøla

This is a unique adventure paddling around an entire island, through thousands of small islands and reef. The tour around Smøla is a journey through varied landscapes, with tidal pools, bays, and coves only accessible by kayak. Smøla consist of more than 4000 islands and reef, and it has Norway’s largest ”low-land prairie”, with large, flat marshlands. The west side of the island has thousands of small islands and islets. To the north, Veiholmen stretches out into the North Sea like an index finger. To the east, sheltered coves and islands form a delightful archipelago. To the south, there are magnificent panoramic views of the Tustna mountains, with unique landscape on the islands of Edøy and Kuli. In Smøla, you can fish for trout in small lakes. Around Smøla, sea eagles soar majestically over the landscape, and offshore bite big cod willing. This tour around the island is a fairly long trip for those with less experience. To make this trip fit for people of all experience levels, we have arranged this trip over 4 days.  Our base camp, where we start and end the tour, is at the charming Smøla Havstuer. Here you will eat tasty local food, and if all goes to plan the sauna will be warm for us on arrival. During the trip, we stay in tents, and for the last night we will stay in a lighthouse just outside Veiholmen. With the tents and food in our kayak, we have the flexibility to paddle as far as we want to each day. The certified guide is equipped with all security equipment needed for the group.

Contrast Adventure Norway Mountain bike tour

Mountain bike tour

A real mountain bike adventure in the Oppdal mountain area! Oppdal is a great spot for mountain biking. The tradition of sheep farming in the high mountain has made endless trails, perfectly suited to biking. Depending on your ability, we will choose trails appropriated for you. If you need to rent a bike, you can add that when you book your activity. This can be a half-day, full day, or multi-day activity.    

Contrast Adventure Norway Norway Fjords Multisport Tour

Norway Fjords Multisport Tour

Norway Fjords Multisport Tour A Hotel & Hut Hiking, Rafting, Biking, and Cultural Adventure in the “Soul” of Norway—the Fjordland From the mountains to the fjords, Norway is a land of stark contrasts. It is a world where sleek, modern style blends with century-old Norse design. Where untamed landscapes envelop pristine cosmopolitan cities, and the cordial descendants of ruthless warriors carry the legacies of adventure and harmony in nature. Boasting four UNESCO World Heritage sites, five national parks and several of the world’s highest waterfalls, Norway’s natural beauty is unrivaled.   Beginning with the majestic National Park of Dovre, where we might meet musk ox and wild reindeer, we make our way through the mountain plateau, through the steep valleys and down to the fjords. We will travel with bikes, hiking and rafting, and in this compact area with as little driving as possible all the way to the water’s edge discovering why the Norwegian word for folktale, “eventyr,” is derived from Latin for “adventure”.   Day 1. Train Oslo-Dombås. Arrival Dombås train station. Visit the National Park of Dovre and Transfer to Oppdal Day 2. Hiking up Almanjbergjet Opp, Skifer Hotel Day 3. Rafting the Driva River Day 4. Transfer to Sunndalsøra, Hike to Åmotan Waterfall and Cultural Stops, evening hike to Innerdalen, Tredal Hotel (011-47-71-69-87-00 / http://www.tredal.com/en/home / private bath) Day 5. Biking the Aursjøroad from Sunndalsøra to Aursjøhytta Cabin  Day 6. Biking the Aursjøroad from Aursjøhytta Cabin to Eresfjord, Kavli Moen Gård  Day 7. Hiking Romsdalseggen, Åndalsnes Day 8. Hiking in Åndalsnes,  Day 9 Departure day, Train from Åndalsnes to Oslo    

Contrast Adventure Norway Yoga and hiking

Yoga and hiking

This is a perfect treat for you! Hiking in beautiful surroundings combined with yoga classes, and accommodation at Skifer Hotel with its luxury spa and treatment area.   This weekend includes yoga classes with an instructor, hiking tours with guide, a relaxing stay at Skifer Hotel, excellent food, atmosphere and a lot of fresh air!   Upcoming dates for Yoga and Hiking weekends: 24 - 26 May 2019 13 - 15 September 2019 18 - 20 October 2019   How to get here: From Oslo Central Station, or the Oslo Airport Gardermoen, it is easy to jump on the train that will take you directly to Oppdal. This is an approximate 5-hour train ride. The closest airport is Værnes Airport in Trondheim, about 2-hours north of Oppdal.