- Hill walking in the local area with various themed routes and marked trail in Ulvik and nearby Granvin
- Several cider and fruit farms to visit
- Cycling routes suitable for all abilities
- Watersports including lake swimming and kayaking
- Hardanger folk museum
- Boat trips and Fjord cruises
- Bus links to nearby town of Voss
- Beautiful traditional white church in the village
- Small local art gallery
- Day trips to Bergen possible by public transport
The region offers a wealth of breathtaking scenery easily reached by public buses and ferries or by joining one of our guided excursions. In Ulvik itself there is cycling, swimming, boating and fishing, folk evenings and dancing, but your enduring memories will probably be of the serenity of the setting reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay.
Ulvik and its surrounding areas on the Hardangerfjord have a good selection of varied walking trails of all categories, which are well signposted and accessible from the village.
The walking terrain is not Alpine and is therefore accessed by foot from the village or using local public transport rather than a network of mountain lifts. The local tourist offices have developed the trail network considerably in recent years to allow guests to get even closer to the wonderful nature this area has to offer.
Inghams guests also receive a free walking booklet 'Hardangerfjord Hiking Highlights', describing the most popular trails (one per booking, issued in resort).
Inghams Suggested Walks
Fruit and Cider An easy walk through the renowned fruit orchards of Norway. All three family run farms are situated along the same road, offering various local juices, ciders, apple brandy and jams.
Jonstøl summer pastures A moderate half-day walk from Ulvik to Jonstøl and its mountain farm via Tunheim and its summer pastures (approx. 6km each way), with the opportunity to stop at the Syse fruit farm on the way back for some local refreshment.
Gunnarsete A moderate half day walk starting in nearby Aurdal, ascending to Gunnarsete on the way to Kvaasshovden before descending through the countryside back down to Ulvik village (approx. 8km).
Kvasshovden A challenging but rewarding full day trip ascending to the top of Kvassholden for amazing fjord views from the top. The path starts from Ulvik centre and can be steep in some parts (approx. 7.5km each way).
Kongsberg mount at 685m, returning the same way or via Aurdal to make it a round trip (approx. 7km).