Ulvik Holidays

Idyllic setting on the glorious Hardangerfjord

The picturesque village of Ulvik with its wooden houses and scenic mountain backdrop, lies in a sheltered bay of the spectacular Hardangerfjord, known as the Orchard of Norway due to its plentiful fruit trees. Guests will be able to try some of the delicious products at one of the many local farms. In summer the meadows are full of wild flowers, and the network of well-marked walking paths make the region a great choice for walkers. The region offers a wealth of breath-taking scenery, also easily reached by public transport or by joining on of our organised excursions or walks. In Ulvik itself, there is also cycling, boating and fishing, but your enduring memories will probably be of the serenity of the setting reflected in the crystal clear water of the bay.

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The Hotel Brakanes is set in its own tranquil gardens, and enjoys a wonderfully peaceful setting with spectacular vistas across this inlet of the Hardangerfjord. The hotel is just a few minutes from the village centre (100m), a perfect location to wander around this quaint village.

Useful Information
Information about Ulvik
Resort Code NOUL
Languages spoken Norwegian
Time difference GMT+1
Currency NOK
Latitude 60.570402
Longitude 6.915294
Meet Your Rep

'Meet & Greet' service from a local tour guide, with a 24/7 phone service and introduction to Ulvik 

Travel and Transportation

Transfer Approx. 2hrs 30mins by coach from Bergen airport

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No


Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these recommended day trips that can be booked at the local Tourist Office:

(All prices shown for guidance)

Norway in a Nutshell 

£109 - full day - daily

By bus to Voss and Gudvangen, then cruise the beautiful Aurlandsfjord, before joining the world-famous Flåm railway for a scenic mountain ride

Eidfjord, Vøringfossen Waterfalls and Hardangervidda Nature Centre

£65 - daily

Take the express boat along the Hardangerfjord to the small town of Eidfjord and a visit to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre, before continuing to Norway's most famous waterfall - the impressive Vøringfossen Falls have a vertical drop of 145m. Guests return to Ulvik by express boat from Eidfjord.

Ulvik Town Historic Walk

£10 - Takes place on a Wednesday and Saturday morning

Self-guided Hardanger Sightseeing  

£35 - daily

By boat and local buses

Things To Do
  • 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 
  • Fishing 
  • Beautiful traditional white church in the village 
  • Small local art gallery 
  • Day trips to Bergen possible


Experience More

'Meet & Greet' service from a local tour guide, with a 24/7 phone service and introduction to Ulvik


Inghams Suggested Walks

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.

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, with the opportunity to stop at the Syse fruit farm on the way back for some local refreshment. (approx. 6km each way).

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).

Good to know

  • The Hardangerfjord is the second longest fjord in Norway
  • Known as the ‘Orchard of Norway’
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