All-Woman Hiking Retreat in Spectacular Norway-7 days

This exclusive retreat is thoughtfully designed for women seeking adventure and serenity in a supportive, all-female environment.

Overview: 

Embark on an empowering journey tailored exclusively for women with our Women's Hiking Retreat in the captivating landscapes of Norway. Immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Norwegian fjords, cascading waterfalls, and towering mountains as you partake in invigorating hikes led by an experienced female guide.

This exclusive retreat is thoughtfully designed for women seeking adventure and serenity in a supportive, all-female environment. Revel in the camaraderie and shared experiences that arise when surrounded by like-minded women, fostering a sense of community and empowerment throughout the retreat.

You'll return home not only invigorated by the challenges conquered during the hikes but also enriched by the shared moments and newfound connections with fellow adventurous women. Join us for a transformative journey that celebrates the spirit of exploration, mindfulness, and the enchanting magic of Norway's landscapes, all within the embrace of a supportive women's community.

Hiking Retreat location information:

Molde is nestled within the stunning landscapes of Romsdal in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. With its modest population of 26,822, it offers a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life while still allowing you all the comforts of the city like small cozy cafes, restaurants, and hotels.

This coastal city is renowned for its breathtaking vistas, making it a haven for nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers alike. Molde's location along the picturesque Moldefjord grants it a sense of serenity that few places can match. Its charming setting is further enhanced by the surrounding fjords, which create a captivating backdrop for the city.

Molde is a gateway to a world of outdoor exploration, boasting access to a multitude of remarkable hiking trails and viewpoints. The city's proximity to these natural wonders makes it an ideal base camp for those eager to immerse themselves in the beauty of Norway's rugged landscapes.

Book your flight to Molde, Årø airport.

We will pick you up from the Molde airport on the day of arrival, but it is best to arrive on the 16.45 or 17.00 flight from Oslo.  It is not a problem when you arrive earlier on that day or by bus. Transfer from the airport or bus station is included in the price only on that day. On the first day, we have a welcome dinner all together at 18.00.

Program: 

Day 1, Friday
Arrival day. Pick up from the airport, settle into accommodation, introduce the program, meet other guests, and dinner.
Book your flight upon arrival in Molde no later than 4:30 pm.
Day 2 
Breakfast at the hotel buffet, pack lunch.
Hiking Tusenårsvarden 523 m.a.s.l. (1715 ft) or Varden viewpoint 407 m.a.s.l. (1335 ft) 6-10 km (3-6 miles). Swimming in the mountain lake.
Day 3 
Breakfast, and packed lunch.
Troll Church 484 m.a.s.l. (1587 ft), consists of three exciting limestone and marble grottos with underground streams and a beautiful waterfall. On the surface, to the west of the uppermost cave, there is a lake with white marble "jetties". Braver hikers can swim in the mountain lake. The mountain behind the Trolls' church is very distinctive, with jagged points and spires. Sometimes we hike only to the caves and lake, 8 km (5 miles), but with real adventurers, we will hike further over the mountain ridge (832 m.a.s.l. 2729 ft) and make a loop back to the cave. Guests can choose how long of a hike they want this day.
Day 4 
Breakfast and packed lunch.
Jendemsfjellet 633 m.a.s.l. is a mountain near Molde with a breathtaking 360-degree view over the fjords and mountains. We can choose between the shorter or longer trail.
Day 5 
Breakfast, and packed lunch, followed by a ferry trip and driving to Trollstiegen.
Trollstiegen or the Troll ladder/road is a famous mountain road with narrow curves and sharp hairpin bends. The road has 11 hairpin curves and an elevation of 850 m (2788 ft). Every bend has its name. The road is narrow with a gradient of 9 % but passing pockets have been incorporated and traffic normally flows without a problem. An impressive bridge of natural stone carries it across the Stigfossen waterfall, one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Norway. Stigfossen is an unregulated and powerful waterfall with a total height of 240 m (787 ft), from which 180 m (590 ft) is almost a single drop. Guests can choose if they want to drive up or hike. Kløvstien hike - the path is preserved as a cultural heritage, and a lot of effort has been put into maintaining the path. Stone steps and chains are making challenging parts more accessible and safer.
Day 6 
After breakfast, and packed lunch, we take off on a road trip to the Atlantic Road.
The Atlantic Road has National Tourist Route status, and the entire stretch between Bud and Kristiansund is one continuous experience packed with coastal scenery, culture, and history. The road that crosses this “infamous stretch of the ocean” was hailed as the world’s best road trip by the British newspaper The Guardian. In 2006. The 8.3 km (5 miles) road, with 8 bridges of a total length of 891 meters, is built on several small islands and skerries and is spanned by eight bridges and several landfills.
We will hike Sjurvarden, 667 m.a.s.l. (2188 ft). It is the mountain that stretches out to the sea, giving a powerful view of Hustadvika, the Atlantic Ocean, and the coastal landscape from Sunnmøre in the west and Smøla on Nordmøre in the north. In rainy weather, we take an excursion to the old fishing village of Bud and walk along the coastal hiking trail.
Day 7 
Breakfast.
All good things must come to an end but only till next time! We transfer you to the airport and say goodbye!
Depending on participants' comfort level and the weather, this itinerary is subject to change.
Other options for hiking are:
Misundtrappene

Accommodation: 

Thon Hotel Moldefjord is a charming and inviting accommodation nestled in the heart of Molde. With its stunning waterfront location, this hotel offers guests breathtaking views of the picturesque Moldefjord and the surrounding mountains. The comfortable but simple rooms include a private bathroom, shower, toiletries, and free wireless internet. You can choose between a single or a double room. The hotel's address is Storgata 40, Molde.

Food: 

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-Free
  • Organic
  • Lactose-Free
  • Whole food
If you have special dietary requirements, please let us know when making a reservation.

Your investment: 

Single room in the hotel 11 900 NOK per person
Shared room for 2 (twin or double) in the hotel for 21 900 NOK

Booking and refund options: 

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 1500 NOK.
  • The deposit is refundable if the booking is canceled 60 days before the retreat starts.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival and is non-refundable.

Payment methods: 

  • Bank transfer
  • Wise
  • Debit or credit card (an additional charge of 3,8 % of the transferred amount will be charged)
  • PayPal (an additional charge of 3,8 % of the transferred amount will be charged)

What is included: 

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 2 meals a day, water, tea, coffee (vegan, gluten-free options)
  • 5 guided hikes
  • Transport during the retreat
  • Pick up and drop off at Molde airport or ferry terminal during the arriving and leaving day
  • Personal attention, motivation, care, and enthusiasm

What is not included: 

  • Airfare
  • Dinners (dinners for an extra cost of 1380 NOK made by our chef)
  • Travel insurance (medical and trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies
  • Transport from and to the airport if you arrive before the start of the retreat or wish to stay longer. The airport is 10 min driving distance from the city center and you can use public transport (bus or taxi).
  • Walking poles

Additional Information: 

This retreat offers a unique opportunity for self-discovery, allowing you to see your life from a fresh perspective and recenter your focus on what truly matters.

Just like life's unpredictability, mountains and weather can throw surprises our way, teaching us resilience and adaptability. As you conquer challenging trails, you'll find inner silence amidst the breathtaking landscapes.

Participating in all-women hiking retreats offers a wonderful opportunity to connect with kindred spirits from diverse backgrounds and corners of the world. The shared passion for wellness and adventure creates an instant camaraderie, fostering the growth of meaningful friendships. These retreats not only nourish the body and mind but also create lasting bonds with kindred spirits from across the globe.

It's a transformative experience that harmonizes physical challenge, mental rejuvenation, and the breathtaking beauty of Norway's natural wonders.

A YouTube video about yoga and hiking at Trolltindene is here.

Guided tours take you into the heart of world-renowned wilderness destinations like countless waterfalls, Troll Church, Atlantic Road, Romsdalseggen, or some smaller mountaintops with amazing views over the fjords.

What to bring/wear:

  • Backpack
  • Waterbottle
  • Wind and waterproof jacket
  • Warm cardigan
  • Comfortable outdoor shoes or boots
  • Socks
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen

The currency in Norway is the Norwegian Krone (NOK).

Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
7-day Molde all woman hiking
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