The region of mountains and fjords between Oslo and Bergen starts at Norefjell in the east and undulates through Hallingdal, over mountain plateaus, through national parks, and down to the beautiful Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord. Explore the national parks of Hardangervidda, Folgefonna and Hallingskarvet. Be impressed by the open plains with their panoramic views of Hardangervidda, Norway’s largest national park. Join a guided glacier walk. Discover Aurlandsdalen Valley, a spectacular walk from the mountains to the Sognefjord – the hike Norwegians all talk about!
The hiking season in Fjell & Fjord stretches from May to October. In the early season the fjord region starts to blossom and in June you can hike in the mountains amongst snow covered peaks.
The proximity of mountains and fjords and over 100 well-marked footpaths make the Fjell & Fjord an excellent walking region. A pair of good shoes, a packed lunch, something to drink and a map are all you will need to explore the mountains. The Fjell & Fjord region provides opportunities - whether you want to climb the highest summits, wander on open mountain plains or beside magnificent fjords.
"10 Iconic Walks" are hiking trips around the Fjell & Fjord region. Experience the diversity of glaciers, mountains and fjords:Høgevarde, Vassfaret, Hallingnatten, Storefjelltoppen, Ranastøgnji, Hallingskarvet National Park, Iungsdalen, Folgefonna National Park, Aurlandsdalen or Hardangervidda National Park.
You can explore the blue ice of the glacier on an organised trip to Folgefonna or Hardangerjøkulen, or take a guided trip underneath the majestic mountain in Hallingskarvet National Park.
You will find overnight accommodation in all categories and to suit all budgets in the Fjell & Fjord region. There is everything from historic hotels with long traditions of hospitality to luxury cabins and apartments as well as campsites and cabins. Stay on a farm or mountain farm, in a cosy Hallingstue or stabbur (converted Norwegian pantry or storehouse), in small mountain inns or luxury hotels of the highest standard.
By train or by car: 110 kilometres from Oslo, 175 kilometres from Larvik, 345 kilometres from Kristiansand.
By plane: Oslo Airport Gardermoen and Sandefjord Airport Torp have plenty of international and domestic connections. Fagernes Airport has daily flights to and from Oslo.
By boat: Several departures daily from Oslo and Bergen.
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Three of Norway’s national parks, 10,000-year old glaciers and the highest mountain plateau in northern Europe make this a world-class walking region.
Hiking in the Fjell & Fjord region
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