The Heart of Norway
Aspect2i have been in love with the landscape of Norway. Given the size and scale of this beautiful country, we have decided to explore further into the fjord lands and mountains and create a completely new workshop in the heart of Western Norway.
We have teamed up with Fredrik Stromme, a native Norwegian and considered one of the leading landscape photographers in this beautiful country.
After flying into Vigra International airport we will begin our adventure heading to Geiranger. This journey will whet your appetite for the landscapes you will experience during this workshop. We will pass through Andalsnes which is named as the mountaineering capital of Norway. Andalsnes itself is a small mountain village nestled on the banks of the emerald green waters of the Rauma River, above which you can see the towering spires of Trollveggen, or Troll Wall rising to 1,700 meters above sea level. We will also visit Vengedalen Valley beneath the majestic and craggy spires of Mount Romsdalhorn. These areas of Norway are said to be some of the most beautiful and iconic fjord landscapes in the world and there are photographic opportunities around every corner of the steep, winding mountains passes.
Our adventure continues exploring areas such as Skagefla in the Geirangerfjorden region. Skagefla is one of many beautiful and historic farming villages perched 250 meters above the fjord below with breath taking views. From Skagefla you will see the magnificent Seven Sisters Waterfall which is actually seven separate streams that cascade 410 meters from the mountain ridge above.
No trip to this part of Norway would be complete without standing and soaking up the grandeur of the views from Ornesvingen. Also known as Eagle Road, this steep mountain pass clings to the mountain side and leads from Geiranger passing through no less than 11 hairpin bends to reach the summit at Korsmyra at 620 meters above sea level. If this was not enough, we will hopefully make it to the Dalsnibba Skywalk. This incredible viewpoint is Europe’s highest above the fjords and boasts the best panoramic views of snow-capped mountain ranges stretching for miles, deep valleys and green patchwork fields nestled in their bases.
As well as taking in the vastness of Norway from above and in the valleys, we will experience the true Scandinavian lifestyle and culture. We will visit the exquisite village of Hjelle on the east side of Oppstrynsvatnet Lake in the depths off the Hjelledalen Valley which dates back to 1894. Our journey will pass through Styn, and Loen, where if time allows, we will take the ski lift to the top of Mount Hoven in the heart of Nordfjord at an elevation of 1011 meters.
The last few days of our trip will be spent in Hellesylt at the head of Sunnylvsfjorden and the Norangsdalen Valley considered to be one of the widest valleys in Norway and Romdalen and Orsta. Without doubt, if you have experienced Norway before and maybe have travelled to Lofoten, then this will be the perfect way to see, photograph and experience the heart of this incredible country and wilderness.
2 leaders with a maximum of 8 participants
Moderate with short path walks.
The price includes Bed and Breakfast accommodation, transportation during the workshop, transfers to and from airport, all 1 to 1 tuition but does not include alcoholic drinks.
You are responsible for air travel to and from Vigra Airport, meals not listed, travel and camera insurance, other personal expenses such as bar bills.