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 Explorer, Taste of Norway, or Highlights of the Fjords or new for Summer 2018, our Journeys to the Fjords, Coastal Cities or Glaciers & Coast combinations.
Resort Code: NOUL
Languages spoken: Norwegian
Time difference: GMT+1
We are pleased to reintroduce one of Fjord Norway’s best-known hotels to our programme for Summer 2018. Under new management, the hotel is set in its own tranquil gardens, it enjoys a wonderfully peaceful setting with spectacular vistas across this inlet of the Hardangerfjord and just a minutes' from the village centre (100m).
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|Monday & Friday||Bergen||Gatwick
*via Oslo or Copenhagen
Transfer Approx. 2hrs 30mins by coach.
Supplements: are based on 7 nights departures.
Car hire available: No
Evening resort bus service: No
Local bus services:
Parking available: Yes
Resort Ski bus available: No
Explore the local area independently, at your own pace, with these pre-bookable recommended day trips:
Norway in a Nutshell* £99 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
By ferry to Eidford, continuing to the mighty Vøringfossen Waterfalls and a visit to the Hardangervidda Nature Centre.
Flåm railway and UNESCO Næroyfjord* £99, full day, daily
By bus to Voss, train to Myrdal and then taking a return trip on the Flåm railway.
Ulvik Town Historic Walk £15, Wed & Sat mornings
*Guests must pay locally for bus/train to Myrdal.
Self-guided Hardanger Sightseeing by boat and local buses £35, daily (book locally)
Please note that we act at all times as selling agent for the suppliers of activities & excursions.
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.
Walk With Us
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 Guided Walks
A guided walk programme is organised by your Inghams Rep and payable locally. The following programme is shown as a guide only and is subject to change. Transport costs may also apply (pay locally).
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)