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Fjord, mountains and yoga in Rosendal

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from 11 490 NOK
Length 4 days
Travel period Aug. - Oct. - optional dates
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The price includes

  • Acc. x 3 – dbl. rooms in cabins.
  • Transfer to/from the airport in Lakselv.
  • Breakfast x 3 acc. to progr.
  • Lunch x 3 acc. to progr.
  • Dinner x 3 acc. to progr.
  • Free access to hot tub & sauna day 1.
  • All excursions acc. progr.
  • Local guides on all excursions.
  • Rental of scooter/ATV.
  • Insurance of scooter/ATV.
  • Tour covered by the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund.
Availability : Aug-Oct /Optional dates
Fjord, glaciers, mountain wilderness and yoga in beautiful Rosendal

Beautiful Rosendal in spectacular autumn colours

Now you can join Expa Travel and Eirun on a mountain yoga journey in Eirun’s lovely home region of Hardanger.

On this trip, you can experience the splendid region of Hardanger in spectacular autumn colours. Meet Eirun and find peace and balance in Rosendal. The programme includes hikes to Malmangernuten, Folkefonna glacier, and Bondhusvatn lake, known from National Romanticism paintings. Naturally, there will be both time and opportunities for socialising, and for cider tasting with one of the local suppliers. It will also be possible to visit the manor house, Baroniet!

This is a trip that combines experiences, stunning nature and yoga. We can help you find balance in your body through experiences in nature. We facilitate a sense of accomplishment through yoga and fantastic mountain hikes.

Rosendal in Norway
The beauty of Rosendal town centre and Bondhusvatnet lake / Photo: Shutterstock
Brief info about the trip

On this trip, we bring you along on several powerful nature experiences in idyllic Rosendal in Hardanger. Over a 5-day period, you will have the opportunity to spend some time on your own with some expert assistance by Eirun. She grew up in Rosendal and is proud to show visitors around her home village.
Beautiful Rosendal Turisthotell is the perfect starting point for great hikes, and we will adjust these to the yoga sessions. We will also enjoy delicious, locally sourced meals. It will almost feel like coming home!
The hikes are intended for all levels.

In other words: We will live well, eat well and enjoy Hardanger and its wonderful surroundings. 

Transport to and from Rosendal is not included in the price, and must be arranged by each guest.

Highlights
  • The cosy ambience of Rosendal Turisthotell.
  • Contrasts between the fjord and mountain environments.
  • The atmosphere around the dining table after an eventful day.
  • The natural beauty around Hardangerfjorden and Folgefonna glacier.
  • Our professional yoga instructor, Eirun.
Rosendal in Norway
We stay at Rosendal Turisthotell and go hiking in Folgefonna National Park / Photo: Shutterstock and Expa Travel

Accomodation

With nature as the inspiration for its interior, and its spectacular view over Hardangerfjorden, Rosendal Turisthotell has a wonderful and welcoming atmosphere.
Over the last decade, the hotel has undergone extensive renovations, and the result is a unique and charming appearance. This hotel will be our base during the period. Here, we can relax between activities and be served meals with locally sourced seasonal ingredients. 

We rent 13 rooms on the second floor, which all differ in size and design. Single rooms, double rooms and family rooms. Shared bathroom and toilets are located in the hallways.
Each room provides a basket of comfortable robes. 
Breakfast is served in the hotel restaurant. Free Wi-Fi
The hotel has a good restaurant with its own wine cellar. As the hotel states, “peace and comfort is our focus”.

Eirun will meet you at the hotel upon arrival. 

Infection Control

In collaboration with our partners, we arrange our trips in accordance with the infection control advice from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. In order for you to feel safe, we have made adjustments to our tours to ensure that we always comply with the advice from the authorities.

It is, of course, also important that you yourself take responsibility and follow the rules at all times, uphold social distancing, wash your hands, use antibacterial hand sanitiser, and wear a mask where necessary. You must bring your own masks and antibacterial hand sanitiser.

Dining

All meals listed in the programme are included.
Guests make their own lunches at breakfast for our excursions.

Rosendal in Norway
View from Malmangernuten (left) and Rosendal Harbour (right) / Photo: Monica Sandstø Larsen & Bjørg Frøystein Huse
Programme

The daily programme is preliminary. Expa Travel reserves the right to make any changes along the way. Weather conditions: we may change the order of the excursions due to the weather.

Dag 1Arrival at Rosendal in Hardanger

We meet up at Rosendal Turisthotell and check in. Eirun then takes us through a yoga session designed to limber up stiff bodies after a long drive.
We are then served an elegant dinner with locally sourced ingredients, while also enjoying a fantastic view of Hardangerfjorden.

Dag 2Hike to Folgefonna glacier

After breakfast, we drive from Jondalen up to Folgefonna. The guide will provide some information before we begin our hike, which takes us through a glacial landscape with spectacular glacier crevasses. There are plenty of opportunities for views of stunning Hardangerfjord with its lush surrounding landscape. Note the stark contrasts as you gaze across the green landscape on the horizon,while surrounded by snow and ice. We will be moving at a comfortable pace across the glacier to give us time to enjoy the scene.

Back at the hotel, we can relax in the sun with some locally brewed cider before dinner. Drinks that are as local as they come!

Dag 3Morning yoga and a hike to beautiful Bondhusvatnet lake

We start the day with a gentle yoga session and a long breakfast before driving to Sundal.
From Sundal, we’ll walk up to Bondhusvatnet lake, which has been a favourite destination since the 1800s. This is an easy gravel path.
The colours reflected in the water, the unique landscape and the glacier in the background makes this one of the most beautiful valleys in Norway.
We will take our time and eat our lunches by the water. Weather permitting, we will have a somewhat different yoga session by the water.

Back at the hotel, there will be cider tasting, Norway’s equivalent of champagne. There are 19 different cider producers along Hardangerfjorden, all of which create their own unique cider, based on their location, history and apples. Perhaps there will be a little cider left for dinner?

Dag 4Morning yoga and a hike to Malmangernuten

After morning yoga and breakfast, we pack our backpacks and get ready for a hike up to Malmangernuten. The hike starts in a steep terrain. The local population had Sherpas to help them build steps up the steep mountainside.

Up on the plateau, the terrain evens out, and offers magnificent views. A panoramic view of Rosendal and neighbouring villages along the border between Sunnhordaland and Hardanger. With the sea, fjords, waterfalls and impressive mountain terrain.
In the afternoon, guests can visit Baroniet manor house, if they wish.
We have to agree with the manor’s own text: “The little palace owned by Ludvig Rosenkrantz and Karen Mowatt from the 1660s is surrounded by beautiful and historical grounds, with a Renaissance garden, romantic landscape park and vegetable garden. From the Rosendal Gardens, there is a spectacular view of the mountain range including Malmangernuten, Melderskin and Laurdalstind, as well as the Hattebergfossen waterfall and Hardangerfjorden. Here you can experience more than 300 years of garden history!”

Back at the hotel, guests can relax and enjoy dinner on their last day.

Dag 5Morning yoga and departure

Time to go home after a few days in peaceful surroundings. Days where time has stood still, and we feel a sense of peace.
This is the final yoga session with Eirun before we leave for home. Enjoy the view of Hardanger one last time.

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Price & dates

Dates

This trip is offered in august/september/october 2022 / 2023 – optional dates.

Price

The total price for this trip is from 11490,- NOK per person.

Included

  • Overnight accommodations for 4 people sharing double rooms with shared baths (2 toilets and several showers).
  • All meals according to the programme.
  • All yoga sessions according to the programme.
  • All excursions with local guide, Eirun, according to the programme.
  • The trip is covered by Reisegarantifondet (Travel Guarantee Fund).

Not included

  • Travel to and from Rosendal.
  • Beer, wine or soft drinks with dinner.
  • Parking fees for private vehicles. 
  • The price of an upgraded room or single room.
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory for our trips).

Payment/Conditions

Coronavirus terms and conditions

We make it safe for you to book your travel with us. If the scheduled trip cannot go ahead due to travel advice from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, we offer a full refund. This means that you will receive a refund directly from us if the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs advises against travelling to the area where the trip is planned at the time that your trip would have taken place.
This also applies to the paid deposit, minus the administrative fee of 495NOK.
We aim to refund you as soon as possible, and a maximum of one week after a cancelled trip.

If you wish to cancel the trip without the Norwegian Directorate of Health/Ministry of Foreign Affairs having advised against travel to your planned destination, our normal cancellation policy applies (see below).

Cancellation due to your own quarantine?

If you have to cancel your trip due to your own quarantine, insurance such as European Travel Insurance will cover your cancellation.
NB! It is important that you check the terms that apply to you with your own insurance provider.

Normal cancellation policy

FREE REBOOKING or FREE CANCELLATION up to 35 days before departure!

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  • The payments are made by bank transfer with a KID number. You will find your KID number on ‘My pages’. All bookings are binding.
  • The first instalment (deposit) of 3,000NOK must be paid within 7 days of your booking. Any unpaid deposit gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • The final payment is made 35 days before departure. You will receive a reminder by mail a few days before the final payment is due. Any unpaid instalment gives Expa Travel the right to cancel the booking.
  • If you book the trip less than 35 days before departure, the full amount will be required on booking.

If, for any reason, you need to cancel the tour, you will receive a 100% refund (minus an administrative charge of 495NOK) up to 35 days before departure You can read our full terms and conditions here.

Tick the box on the registration form to indicate that you have read and accepted our terms and conditions.

There will be an additional fee for a single room/other types of room than those included in the price. See more under ‘single room/room sharing’ further down the page.

Expa Travel’s tours are covered by The Package Travel Act and our membership in the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund Reisegarantifondet gives you, as a consumer, the best possible protection.

Number of participants

The minimum amount of participants on this tour is 6 and the maximum is 16. The price requires there to be a minimum of 6 people per group. If there are fewer participants the price will increase, or the trip may be cancelled.

Single room/room sharing

The price applies to a shared double room with shared shower/toilet in the hallway.

It is possible to upgrade the room at an additional price (price for the entire period):

  • Single room with shared shower/toilet in the hallway, an additional NOK 1500 per person. 
  • Double room with private bath, an additional NOK 1500 per person.
  • Single room with private bath, an additional NOK 3800 per person.
Rosendal in Norway
Folgefonna & Baroniet Rosendal / Photo: Expa Travel & Shutterstock
Practical information

Luggage

Bring a small, waterproof backpack for day excursions, with space for a change of clothes or extra clothes.
The backpack should also have room for a lunchbox, thermos flask and water bottle.

Equipment

Here are some suggestions on what to pack:

  • Yoga mat.
  • Well-tested day pack. A 30 to 70 litre backpack should suffice.
  • 2 water bottles (min. 2 litres of water). A type of water bag or bladder.
  • Comfortable, well-used hiking boots. Robust trekking shoes or hiking shoes. 
  • Rain and wind resistant jacket.
  • Rain and wind resistant trousers.
  • Hiking trousers/hiking shorts.
  • Comfortable clothing for hiking at higher altitudes = warm fleece and/or thin down jacket.
  • Shorts and swim trunks/bathing suit.
  • Gloves and caps. 
  • One set of wool underwear.
  • Thermos flask.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Indoor shoes for the evenings.
  • Toilet paper for your own use.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Camera and mobile phone.
  • Travel first-aid kit.
  • Toiletries.
  • Comfortable clothing for evenings (casual of course).
  • Personal travel insurance (mandatory for our trips).
  • Power bank for mobile phones.
  • Rain protection for your backpack.
  • Small pocket knife.
  • Hand sanitiser and face mask for your own use.

Be prepared for weather changes and low temperatures. 

Pictures from the trip

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Travel insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory on our tours. Reed more here.

Expa Travel reserves the right to make typing errors and currency/price changes. The programme is preliminary, and subject to changes.

Send Enquiry
Questions / enquiry?

Please contact Aina on +47 918 19 556 / mail aina@expa.no or Eric on +47 926 18 805 / mail eric@expa.no

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