About - Norway Insight

Norway Insight's Team

 

Norway Insight offers nature adventures and local culture. We have been doing this for 12 years in the centre of Bergen and in Fjord Norway.
Our office is situated in the centre of Bergen, at The Old Hanseatic wharf at Bryggen – on the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You find us close to the city’s lively Fish Market and in walking distance from the cruise harbours.


We feel very lucky to live our lives in the Fjords of Norway and we love to be able to share this amazing destination and our adventures with you.
Our adventures are not for everyone and you should not visit us if your favourite holiday is to be on a sunny beach. But if you are looking for an active holiday with great nature experiences in a safe environment – we will be your favourite!


 

Anne

 

I have been travelling the world, been climbing some of the highest mountain. Beautiful, but something has always been missing. I have been spoiled by my hometown views, where I have all the natures elements so close. Close to me and close to each other.
My favourite is the views from the mountains, with Fjords and waterfalls, glaciers and deep sea.

 

 

 

 

Sustainability
We’re proud to live in such a beautiful city as Bergen and privileged to be able to share our city and the fjord landscape with visitors from around the world. 

But we don’t just want to show you all the places we love, we want to help conserve and enhance them for generations to come. In order for us to do this, we need to ensure we operate in a sustainable way.

We do not leave our footprints in the nature, but in your hearts.


Bucket list – we make it possible
In our program, you will most likely find experiences from your bucket list, Trolltunga, Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Paddle the Fjords on UNESCO's list, Glacier walking with view to the Fjords, Biking the Fjords.
The infrastructure around these great experiences are hard to find. How to get there, where to stay, what to bring, who to ask etc.
Until now you have had trouble doing this on your own – and our services has only been available for groups and companies. Now we are making it possible for you!


Day tours
In Bergen, we have activities available for booking every day.
In the city centre we have food tours, great hikes in the city mountains with amazing views, and biking. We have also built Norway's fastest Zip line.
Bergen is surrounded by all natures elements, Mountains, Glaciers, Fjords, White rivers and deep sea, so we have all the activities available just a day tour from the city.


Overnight tours
For the first time in the history of the Fjords of Norway we can offer you, as an individual, scheduled multiday adventure tours. We have the packages for you whether you want to stay for just a few days, or a on a longer vacation.


Self guided and independent tours
If you prefer the freedom of travel on your own or with your own company, you should choose one of our selfguidet tours. Self guided tours can be with public transport or with rental car. Even though it is self guided you will have guide on some activities for your own safety, like Trolltunga hike, Glacier walk or kayaking.


Escorted tours
We also have some options of fully guided tours that is scheduled. This is perfect for you who want to take part in a small group of maximum 16 travellers.
Escorted tours are normally conducted by a guide who takes care of all services from beginning to end of the tour. Escorted tours normally include activities, hotels, transportation, transfers to the airport/hotel and most meals. Do not include flights.


Safety
Norway is more safe than any place you'll ever visit. You are very unlikely to encounter any kind of crime. Crime levels are low, but there’s a risk of petty theft in the most tourist places.
Norway is, in general, a very healthy place and no special precautions are necessary when visiting. Health and safety standards are very high and visitors generally don't have to worry about personal security. Tap water is not only drinkable but usually of very high quality. The biggest risks are likely to be sunburn and foot blisters from too much hiking.


The most dangerous thing for tourists tends to be lack of respect for the nature. Keep a safe distance to glaciers, waterfalls, mountain edges and ocean waves (this is where accidents happen).The weather can change rapidly, producing Arctic conditions even in summer on exposed mountain tops.
Advice: Don't worry, but respect forces of nature.


Remember that distances are great and driving takes longer than you think, narrow and winding roads may be difficult and impassable.


Norway Insight and all our suppliers, have both the insurances and the certificates required by Norwegian law to offer our services to you. You should also have a personal travel insurance. Read more in Terms and Conditions (link)
Your prepayments to us, as our customer, are also fully insured through our membership in the Norwegian Travel Guarantee Fund (RGF).


Level of fitness required
All our tours will require at least a normal level of fitness; all our tours are active. Some of the tours that we can be demanding. Especially the hike or via ferrata to Trolltunga. If you travel as a group or family, we will have activity options that will be less demanding.


Some facts about Norway's geography (first written on Tripadvisor)
Foreign visitors typically underestimate distances and traveling time. Norway's mainland spans about 15 degrees north-south, same as the distance NY City to Miami. From the southernmost point to the border with Russia there is about 3000 kilometers. Norway is larger than Germany and mainland about 3 times longer, Norway is slightly smaller than California but 3 times longer. Norway's gross coastline is an incredible 25,000 kilometers when fjords are included (longer than the continental US coastline and thus one of the longest in the world), and around 100,000 kilometers when islands are included.
Topography along the coast, fjords and mountains is complex, and public transport is often limited and hard to find. It is not possible to "see" all of Norway in a few days.
Also note that it can be relatively cold in the mountains even in summer, temperatures generally drop 1 degree Celsius for every 100 or 150 meters increased altitude.