From the hilly woodlands of Begnadalen and Vassfaret in the south, to the snowcapped mountains of Jotunheimen in the north – Valdres has an abundance of hiking trails for all levels and abilities. Whether you want to hike for several days or just spend a few hours embracing the beautiful landscape, you can be sure to find an option that suits you.
The hiking season usually lasts from the end of June until mid-September.
Valdres has a lot to offer families who want to set out for a hike. Below you will find our top recommendations for family friendly hikes. Further suggestions are available at Valdres’ official website.
Valdres is also an ideal base for those looking for multi-day hikes and alpine challenges in Jotunheimen. Some tours, for example the hike to Uranostinden mentioned in Top hikes below, combine mountain hiking and glacier crossing.
Brochures and maps are available from the local tourist information offices.
Family friendly walksBitihorn (1,607 metres above sea level). The hike to Bitihorn takes about four hours and is suitable for children from the age of six to seven years.
Bjørgovarden (1,138 metres above sea level). The hike to Bjørgovarden takes around three hours and is suitable for small children.
Grønsennknippa (1,368 metres above sea level). The hike to Grønsennknippa takes around three hours and is suitable for children from the age of four to five years.
Multi-day hikesThree days’ hike in Jotunheimen.Alpine challengesUranostind (2,157 metres above sea level).
Join a guided hike organised by Tyin Aktiv. You can book an individual hike or join a group in or around the Jotunheimen Mountains.
There are plenty of places to stay in Valdres, many with marked hiking trails right outside the door. Choose a comfortable hotel or a cosy cabin, try a traditional mountain lodge or go for the budget option at one of several camping sites in the area.
Valdres is situated in the middle of Southern Norway and is easy to reach by car, air, bus or train.
Read more about hiking in Valdres at Valdres’ official website.
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Valdres offers some of the most rewarding hikes in Fjell Norway, from family friendly walks to multi-day hikes and challenging summits in Jotunheimen.
Hiking in Valdres
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