The Ultimate Trip Following Norway’s Viking Heritage
History makes us wiser and so does travel. Can you name a victorious archaic Nordic group that were known for their sense of adventure?
Ok, we’ll tell you. It was the vicious Vikings!
Their persistent drive to travel and learn has helped mould the present culture of Norway. Today, through Ethicaltravelportal you can explore the mesmerising modern life in Norway and retrace Viking routes through their history, nature and culinary adventures. We create memories tailored to your needs, aiming to create the ultimate trail.
Do you agree that except for plundering, the Vikings sought what we now seek from travel?
Many groups of Vikings (Vikinger) would often flee from isolated places to another and would create a reputation for themselves. They became known as plunder and pillage people. On the contrary, that’s not all they were capable of. Their thirst to learn made them become creative poets, spectacular scholars and tremendous traders. The Vikings were pretty incredible, right?
Let’s not forget one of the most famous Vikinger! Eirik Bloodaxe, the mighty son Harald Hårfagre and Ragnhild. Likewise, Eirik Bloodaxe was born during the year 900. Sadly three years later his mother died. Bloodaxe’s father set out on a mission to be the ultimate father for his son. Harald made a decision to make Eirik king (even though Eirik was not the first in line to inherit the throne).
Eirik Bloodaxe became ruler in the year 930 with the residents of Hordaland county accepting him as king. Was Eirik Bloodaxe a mighty king? Did he uphold the reputation of the victorious Vinkinger? What was he known for?
Ethicaltravelportal will inform you about this and take you on an intrepid tour of modern day Norway.Discover through us the ultimate trail and majestical history of the mighty King Eirik and the Vikings.
- Walking tour of Bergen
- Visiting the Gulating
- Going to Svanøy the birthplace of Erik Bloodaxe
- Seeing the oldest Stave church and UNESCO World heritage site of Urnes
- Sail through the UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord
- Go to the Njardarheimr Viking Valley
IncludedThe Ultimate Trip Following Norway’s Viking HeritageTransportationBed & Breakfast
Not IncludedLocal GuideDinnerLunch
Drive to Bergen | Viking Heritage Walk
- Walking tour of Bergen by local guides
- Bus Journey to Old Kings Residence.
Bergen to the Ancient Melting Pot Gulating
- Visting the Gulating.
Gulating to Svanøy | The birthplace of Eric Bloodaxe.
Viking History of Svanøy | Svanøy - Sognefjord
- Tour of Svanøy from a local
Stave Church Heritage | Gudvangen and Viking Dinner
Satisfy your appetite and quench your first, as after breakfast you will be transported by ferry to visit the fascinating Urnes Stave Church. You will be taken aback by the architecture of this brilliant building. Which was created by the hands of talented Viking craftsmen. This church is particularly unique as it was built around 1130 or shortly thereafter and to this day it still stands in its original form, unspoilt. It contains Viking art combined with Christian architecture. It is the oldest stave church and a UNESCO Heritage site. You must take this opportunity to stand in a part of untouched history!
- Fjord Cruise through UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord
Viking Valley & Bergen
- Visiting the UNESCO listed Njardarheimr Viking Valley
- Arrive Oslo and do a Viking Walk including the Vikingship Museum. Next day, take the train to Bergen and start your trip from day three (as day one in this itinerary)
Starting in Norway's second largest city Bergen you will proceed and enjoy a magnificent journey along the picturesque western coast. Throughout the trip you will visit he great Gulen, Florø, Svanøy, Sognefjord, Gudvangen and finishing up back in Bergen.