Breiskrednosi: 1189 meters above Nærøyfjorden

Nærøyfjorden is one of the most spectacular fjords of western Norway. Snowy mountains loom high above this narrow strip of greenish blue water, shedding meltwater in cascades down the sheer cliffs. The unique natural scenery and cultural landscape has granted this region a well earned spot on the UNESCO list of World Heritage sites.

From Breiskrednosi, you get to experience this beautiful scenery from a unique perspective, 1189 meters above the fjord. 

 

Trip outline

After an hour’s drive from Voss, we’ve passed through the lovely Jordalen valley and reached the mountain farm called Breidalen. This is where we start our walk, following an unmarked path east towards the watershed above Nærøyfjorden. We gain altitude towards Vardane, then continue across Rimstigfjellet towards the increasingly prominent Breiskrednosi. From its top, we enjoy an unforgettable moment of airy exposure! After absorbing the magnificent view from Breiskrednosi, we head back towards Breidalen, retracing our own route.

Reasons to go

This area is wild and secluded, home to a nomadic flock of reindeer. Grouse, eagles, foxes and other wildlife are frequently encountered. The peak of Breiskrednosi offers a unique view of Nærøyfjorden. Perfect if what you want is a challenging trip above the fjords with no crowds.

Season and availability

Daily departures from June 20 to October 10.

During the busiest weeks of summer, we might not have available guides every day. Please don’t hesitate to send us an email if it looks like the trip is unavailable online. We’ll try to find a solution for you.

Physical requirements

This trip is suitable for healthy, fit people with previous mountain hiking experience.

Necessary equipment

On this hike you will need the following equipment:

  • Sturdy hiking shoes or hiking boots.

  • Waterproof clothing (shell layer).

  • Small rucksack (20 litres).

  • An extra t-shirt and a warm sweater.

  • Beanie or knit cap and gloves.

  • Sunglasses and sun lotion

  • Some snacks or packed lunch and a water bottle.

  • Trekking poles are recommended.

Prices and terms

The price is NOK 1490 per person. Book this trip by clicking the "Book this trip now" button. 

Group sizes: 1-8 participants. Groups of more than five earn a 20 % group discount.

Included in the price:

  • An experienced, multilingual guide during your trip.

  • A light meal of locally crafted food, including hot drinks – prepared on a stove.

  • All necessary safety equipment.

  • Access to extra clothing and trekking poles free of charge.

  • Transportation to the starting point and back to Voss, if needed.

Not included in the price: 

Transportation to Voss prior to the trip. 

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By booking this trip, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed upon our Terms of service and our Risk and liability statement.

How to get to the starting point

From Voss, follow E16 towards Gudvangen. After about 40 minutes (37 km) , exit left towards Jordalen (signs). From Gudvangen, follow E16 towards Voss for about 8 km. Exit right towards Jordalen (signs). 

 

Immediately after exiting E16, go left. After 100m, turn right. Follow the new, winding tunnel up to Jordalen, and continue past the last farm (Nåsi). Follow the gravel road for 3.5 km, until you reach the mountain farm called Breidalen. Remember to pay road toll (50 NOK in cash) at the bridge. Approximately 1hr drive total, partially on a scenic route.

 

A note on responsible travel and sustainability

Wild Voss make a continuous effort in reducing the ecological impact of our trips and activities. We aim to follow the latest GSTC criteria for sustainable travel. As a participant on one of our trips, you should know the following:

  • We follow the Leave No Trace principles.

  • We make use of zero-emission infrastructure whenever possible. 

  • Our trips are on foot, skis or snowshoes, causing no emissions and limiting the impact on nature and eco systems.

  • Our guide will share knowledge about local culture, sites we visit and local customs.

  • We support responsible local businesses.

  • Your guide will advocate low-impact travel and raise the participants’ awareness of local wildlife.

  • We abide by laws and regulations concerning travel in free nature and cultural landscape.

  • We seek to minimize waste, and choose products and packaging with long life spans.

 

Reservations, questions or inquiries

Please call Øystein on +47 93484041 or email us at post@wildvoss.no 

Breiskrednosi details

Estimated total distance: 15 km.

Total ascent: 1100 meters.

Estimated total duration: 7-9 hours from car to car, including breaks.

Trip grading: Strenous. A few steep sections. Some snow fields. Exposed to inclement weather. 

Family friendly: No. Not suitable for children under the age of 12.

Meeting point: At the parking area near Breidalen, no later than 9 a.m.

Transport service: Yes, but limited. Please ask us about a pick-up and transport service upon booking. 

Public transport service available: No.

Skarsnosi option

Instead of going to Breiskrednosi, we could visit Skarsnosi (1470). This means following the same path for a few kilometres, before we break off to the south. After negotiating a steep section, we follow rocky and snowy high-mountain terrain towards the top of Skarsnosi. From there, we get a marvellous view of the surrounding mountains, including a great view of the dramatic fjord landscape. Although a shorter alternative, this trip has one steep, rocky section that require some caution. 

Skarsnosi details

Estimated distance: 10 km.

Total ascent: 800 meters.

Estimated duration: 5-6 hours from car to car, including breaks.

Trip grading: Strenous. A few steep sections. Some snow fields. Exposed to inclement weather. 

Family friendly: Yes, but limited. Not suitable for children under the age of 10.

Meeting point: At the parking area near Breidalen, no later than 10. a.m.

Price: Same as above.

Transport service: Same as above. 

Public transport service available: No

Photo credits

Espen Haagensen/ www.mintur-foto.no

Highlights

Breathtaking view from Breiskrednosi, high above the World Heritage 

Pristine mountain scenery

Patches of snow

Lovely creeks and rivers

Chance of encountering wildlife

 

 

Route

  1. Vossevangen
  2. Mill Creek Rd.
  3. Chalet Rd.
  4. Gore Creek