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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.

Why not try one of our Norway multi-centre holidays? Fjord ExplorerTaste of NorwayCoastal Cities or Glaciers & Coast combinations. Or chose our escorted tours Bergen to Oslo Fjord Experience or Highlights of the Fjords.

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Useful Information

Resort Code: NOUL

Languages spoken: Norwegian

Time difference: GMT+1

Currency: NOK

  • from£788pp
  • 142 rooms
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One of Norway's top fjord hotels, full of character and charm. The hotel is set in its own tranquil gardens, enjoying a wonderfully peaceful setting with spectacular vistas across this inlet of the Hardangerfjord and only minutes from the village centre (100m).

Travel and Transportation

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

 

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No

Excursions

Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these pre-bookable recommended day trips:

Norway in a Nutshell*

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 

By ferry to Eidford, continuing to the mighty Vøringfossen Waterfalls and a visit to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre.

Ulvik Town Historic Walk  

*Guests must pay locally for bus/train to Myrdal.

Book locally

Self-guided Hardanger Sightseeing by boat and local buses 

Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.

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 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.

Walking

Popular 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.

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).

 

 

Good to know

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