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The hiking trails at the Bergsjø Area in Hallingdal are well marked Photo: Vegard Breie
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Hiking in Hallingdal – a true Norwegian mountain holiday

Explore Norway's most accessible national parks and mountains just a few hours from Oslo and Bergen, ideal terrain for all sorts of hiking adventures.

Geilo – the national park village

Geilo is the gateway to Northern Europe's highest mountain plateau, Hardangervidda and Hallingskarvet National Park. The highest peak in the national park stands 1,933 metres above sea level, and the surrounding area is easily accessible with many possible starting points and lots of different walks.

The Prestholt Trail – stone paved steps
This impressive trail, built in traditional Nepalese stone work, means it is now possible for most to experience the elation of reaching the top of Hallingskarvet. The stone paved  trail is three kilometres long and takes about two hours. A hiking map is available at the tourist information office.

Ål – a series of notable hikes

You will find many adapted and marked walks in Ål - head out on a challenging summit hike with family-friendly walk. On many of the walks, there is a cultural heritage site along the trail or nearby. Join the hiking program “10 favorites in Ål” and sign the guestbook.

Combine walking in impressive scenery with cycling, fishing, riding, farm visits and canoeing, especially in the high mountain area of Bergsjø.

Nesbyen – heritage trails and gentle mountains

The gentle mountains at Nesbyen invite you to walking in easy forest and high mountain terrain. Combine the walk with a spot of fishing or cool down in one of the many tempting mountain lakes. The trails near Hallingdal Museum and in the town centre give you an insight into how people lived 100-200 years ago.

Tour descriptions: 20 walks, 20 summit hikes, 4 history and heritage trails. Hallingnatten is a relatively easily accessible summit 1,314 metres above sea level, and on a clear day the views stretch all the way to Hallingskarvet, the Hemsedal mountains and Gaustatoppen. On this 10 kilometre walk you also have a good chance of seeing wild reindeer in their natural habitat.

Golsfjellet – the family friendly mountain

Golsfjellet mountain, with its rolling, open mountain terrain and activities for young and old, is known as the family friendly mountain. Follow well-marked and adapted paths to the tops, with magnificent views to Jotunheimen, the Hemsedal mountains and Hallingskarvet, among others. On Golsfjellet mountain you can combine great hikes with fishing, riding, cycling, or paddling.

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Last updated:  2014-06-25

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The hiking trails at the Bergsjø Area in Hallingdal are well marked - Photo: Vegard Breie

Hiking in Hallingdal – a true Norwegian mountain holiday

Explore Norway's most accessible national parks and mountains just a few hours from Oslo and Bergen, ideal terrain for all sorts of hiking adventures.

Hiking in Hallingdal – a true Norwegian mountain holiday

Source: Visitnorway

About Hallingdal

Flåm

Beautiful Flåm is situated in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord, a tributary of the 204 kilometres long and up to 1,308 metres deep Sognefjord.

Hemsedal

Hemsedal is a small mountain village known for some of Norway's best skiing and fly-fishing.

The Fjell & Fjord region

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