When exploring Fjord Norway whether sea kayaking in Flåm or embarking on the blue ice hike to Jostedal Glacier, there is no shortage of highlights with Gray & Co as your guide. In Ryfylke, hike to the infamous Pulpit Rock that towers an impressive 604 meters over the Lysefjord to give you stunning views of the fjord and surrounding countryside. Or wake up in the seaside town of Haugesund and become immersed in Norwegian history by sailing in a wooden sailboat that dates back to 1854, to an authentic Viking Farm to discover the world of the ancients.
Called the “City of Seven Mountains,” Bergen is Gray & Co.’s headquarters for unlocking the treasures of Norway by bicycle. The seaport town is picturesquely nestled among the fjords of Hordaland, in the country’s southwest. Here, you’ll be dazzled by cobblestone streets, lively fish markets, a vibrant culinary scene and an abundance of Arctic-Alpine Botanical Gardens, home to unique plants from polar regions. Among the city’s many galleries and cultural spaces, the KODE museum of modern art features masterworks from the likes of Paul Klee, Pablo Picasso and Norway’s own Edvard Munch.
During your time in and around Bergen, you’ll spend mornings cycling the challenging but stunning routes through the countryside, as your Gray & Co. guides spin you along the coast of a beautiful fjord. Heading back into town for lunch, you’ll find a variety of cycling paths that offer the ultimate in two-wheeled urban freedom!
Your afternoons can be enjoyed walking around the city center to admire the historical wooden buildings, visiting museum’s and galleries, taking to the water in a kayak to get a whole new perspective on the coastal city or hiking one of the seven surrounding mountains — all just steps from your luxury hotel.
Our favourite place to stay in the city is Villa Terminus, an exclusive 18-room hotel with a traditional, Nordic style design. Set within its own walled city-garden, Villa Terminus was built in the 1770s and carefully restored to become what it is today: a cossetting, wonderfully intimate space in which to relax after a day of high-octane exploring.