The Hardangerfjord and Voss are located in the heart of Fjord Norway. Only about an hour by car from Bergen, they are two of the most accessible hiking areas in Norway. Enjoy the stunning scenery with fjords and roaring waterfalls, or discover a different world by joining a guided glacier hike.
In addition to being a hiking heaven, the region offers plenty of outdoor adventure activities like rafting, cycling, sea kayaking, via ferrata climbing, parachuting and paragliding.
The hiking season lasts from May to October. Please note that there may be snow in the mountain areas until the end of June.
Along the Hardangerfjord you will find a number of charming villages from where you can embark on exciting hiking excursions. From the village of Lofthus you can go to the waterfalls, through the famous orchards or follow the historic routes to Hardangervidda National Park. Jondal, by the foot of the Folgefonna National Park, and Ulvik are also prominent hiking villages.
Voss is a great starting point for hikes, with a range of short and long trails of different categories. Voss Resort and Voss Fjellandsby in Myrkdalen have a network of family-friendly hiking tracks. Maps and information are available at the Voss Tourist Information Office.
Enjoy the spectacular view from the famous cliff Trolltunga (The Troll's Tongue Rock) or Bakkanosi.
Go on a magic waterfall walk to Husedalen, Stalheimsfossen or Bordalsgjelet.
You also have the opportunity to experience Norway's third largest glacier, on a blue ice trip on the Folgefonna Glacier.
There is accommodation available for all budgets, and all places have hiking trails on their doorstep.
In the Stølsheimen sanctuary around Voss and in Hardangervidda National Park, the hiking trails are connected by mountain cabins run by the Norwegian Trekking Association(DNT). This is perfect for tailor-made hiking round trips or longer hikes into the wilderness.
How to get there
Hardanger is one hour from Bergen by car. To Voss the journey takes around one hour and 20 minutes. Driving from Oslo takes about five hours to Hardanger and seven hours to Voss.
There are trains to Voss from Bergen and Oslo. There are also good bus connections between Bergen, Voss and Hardanger as well as long distance coaches from Oslo, Kristiansand, Haugesund and other cities.
Please visit the tourist information offices in Voss and Hardanger.