Walking Holidays in Norway - Norway - Ulvik


Holiday Highlights
  • Famed for impossibly sheer-sided fjords, a striking area with rich historic heritage
  • Encompassing soaring mountains and grand glaciers, Norway has become a once in a lifetime destination
  • Stay in intriguing fjord-side towns with sensational views


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Our trip takes you through fjord land allowing you to see these incredible wonders’ up close - they really do take your breath away. These fjords were carved by a huge sheet of ice that covered Northern Europe over a number of ice ages creating these famous jagged steep-sides. Surrounded by towering mountains, you can truly appreciate the immense power of these forces of nature. Little has changed since Viking longboats set sail here ages ago, as you travel in the wake of fishing boats making your way down the narrow fjords. The glaciers are equally dramatic as are the cascading waterfalls. You can see ancient farms and villages along the sheltered fjords as well as visiting the intriguing city of Bergen.

We have put together a 2 week holiday with two options to shorten to 1 week which combine great walking with the ‘must sees’ in the area of this beautiful country. We have chosen a wide variety of walks to suit all abilities and interests, some of which climb up the rugged terrain offering the most dramatic views across the fjords whilst, some give you the opportunity to explore interesting museums, lush vegetation and local wildlife. Translucent deep lakes and roaring waterfalls are easily spotted along these walks, you may also sample the local cider, fruit juices, smoked lamb and other produce. The views of striking landscapes are incomparable all around this fascinating kingdom. Our holidays will appeal to those who not only wish to gain some unforgettable memories of this unique country but also to explore it close up.


Itinerary:

Day 1:
Arrive in Bergen. Take a train to your first hotel. Overnight Voss.

Day 2: Overnight Voss.

Days 3 & 4: Take a bus from Voss to Ulvik. Overnight Ulvik.

Days 5 & 6: Take a bus from Ulvik to Flåm. Overnight Flåm.

Day 7: Take a ferry from Flåm to Bergen. Overnight Bergen.

Day 8: Take a bus or train from your hotel to the airport for your return flight home.


Baggage Transfer

You will take your baggage with you when you are transferring between hotels. Your bags will continue onto the hotel and be there when you arrive.

Walk Grading
Self-guided: A selection of easy, moderate and challenging walks.

This map is for illustration purposes only and we cannot be held responsible for its accuracy.

Park Hotel - Standard Grade - 3 Star

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Centrally located in Voss, this comfortable hotel offers a friendly service overlooking the stunning waterfront. All food served in their restaurant is locally sourced and well presented with excellent variety.

All 122 rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.

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Strand Hotel - Standard Grade - 3 Star

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This beautiful hotel has an open terrace overlooking the waterfront with views of the Hardangerfjord. Uniquely decorated with a communal lounge area, this hotel offers free Wi-Fi in public areas and is a great place to relax after a long days walk.

All 50 rooms feature television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer on request. 

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Fretheim Hotel - Standard Grade - 4 Star

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Originally a large farm, this historic Swiss chalet style hotel boasts both mountain and fjord views, as well being directly adjacent to the Nærøyfjord UNESCO World Heritage site. This hotel offers historic tours of the hotel every day at 6pm and the cosy restaurant serves delicious Norwegian cuisine based on organic ingredients. There are also several elegant lounges with a fireplace, library and a bookable hot tub.

All 122 rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, safe, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.

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Hotel Augustin - Standard Grade - 3 Star

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The historic Augustin is Bergen’s oldest family-run hotel, owned by the same family for four generations. It is within walking distance of the port and city centre and has a pleasant atmosphere with a fine blend of traditional style and modern design. The hotel restaurant boasts top quality ingredients from the ‘riches of the sea’, whilst their 400 year old wine bar has a very wide selection to choose from.

All 130 rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.

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Fleischer's Hotel - Higher Grade - 4 Star

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Conveniently located close to the train station, this historic hotel is set between stunning lakes and peaks, not too far from the beautiful landscapes surrounding Sognefjord. Dating back to 1864, they have hosted princes, princesses, kings, queens and emperors who came to experience the unique atmosphere of the area. Now run by the fifth generation of Fleischer’s, they offer delicious contemporary meals in a classical setting. The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna available to all guests.

 

All 110 rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer. 

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Brakanes Hotel - Higher Grade - 4 Star

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Located on the shores of Hardangerfjord, this hotel is surrounded by stunning orchards and the sparkling waters. Set within its own grounds on the water’s edge, this hotel has several lounges and a bar, an indoor swimming pool, sauna and good restaurant which serve a wide variety of first class cuisine. Many rooms also have balconies and fjord views.

All 142 spacious rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer. 

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Flåmsbrygga Hotel - Higher Grade - 3 Star

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This is a small and intimate hotel situated on the Flåm Harbour, it has a contemporary and rustic style, yet delicate and modern. It is built in a traditional way using Norwegian timber, driftwood, stone and glass. Some rooms have a balcony overlooking the beautiful fjord. Enjoy a unique experience at Ægir BrewPub where they produce and serve world-class beer and delicious food inspired from the Viking Era.

All rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.

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Hotel Terminus - Standard Grade - 3 Star

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Another historic hotel in Bergen, Terminus is extremely pleasant and renowned for its classic style and cosy atmosphere. It is very close to the train station and within walking distance of Bergens most popular attractions.

All 131 rooms feature free Wi-Fi, television, telephone and private bathroom with WC, shower/bath and hairdryer.

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Availability Information

The season for walking in Norway is between May and September however this is dependent on how much snowfall there has been as too much can make some of the walks difficult or even impossible. We will liaise with our local partners in Norway and advise you of this at the time of booking. The best time to go would be June-August when it is warmest and least likely to be affected by snow.
Please note our best to go information is generally referring to the walking which may fall in the early or late season in some places. This may mean that not all tourist facilities will be open at the time you visit. 

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