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Hardangervidda National Park in Norway has lots of room for hiking adventures of all kinds - Photo: Thomas Linkel
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Hardangervidda National Park in Norway has lots of room for hiking adventures of all kinds Photo: Thomas Linkel

What to do in Hallingdal

Cycle in the mountains, go hiking in the national parks and mountain plateaus, or experience wild animals up close.

Hiking

You will find many fascinating areas for walking in the Hallingdal region. You can walk in the mountains, along rivers and lakes, and through beatiful valleys.

Here are some suggestions:

Cycling

Hallingdal is an eldorado for those who want a cycling holiday. There is a multitude of prepared trails and roads for all cycling levels and types; touring, terrain and downhill. Cycling from the high mountains through panoramic views to the majestic fjords is an adventure in itself, and an unforgettable experience.

The scenic Rallarvegen (the Navvies' Road) leads from the vast mountain plateau of Hardangervidda down to Flåm and the Aurlandsfjord, and is one of the most appreciated bike routes in Norway.

Read more about cycling Rallarvegen.

Horseback riding

If you are after a wilderness experience out of the ordinary, a trip on horseback in the mountains is highly recommended.

There are plenty of horse riding adventures on offer at:

Fishing

Hallingdal offers varied and excellent fishing both in the mountains and at easily accessible fishing spots. You will also find numerous other holiday facilities and activities in the area.

Fishing suggestions in Hallingdal:

Fishing licenses can be purchased at iNatur (Website only in Norwegian) or at local tourist information offices.

Children's favourites

  • Vassfaret Bear Park, Flå: Experience Norway's fauna. Cuddly animals, an obstacle course, climbing and nature trails plus close contact with bears, elk and roe deer.
  • E.K.T. Langedrag Nature Park, Nesbyen: Experience wild animals up close. More than 25 different species, among them wolves, lynx, arctic fox, elk, reindeer, horses and goats.
  • Tropicana Badeland (Website only in Norwegian), Gol: Norway's largest combined indoor and outdoor bathing facility. Super-slides with spiral tunnels and intense light effects.

Other adventures

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Last updated:  2014-11-03
Experience bears and other animals close-up at Vassfaret Bear Park in Flå - Photo: Thomas Mørch
Experience bears and other animals close-up at Vassfaret Bear Park in Flå
Have fun among the trees in Geilolia Climbing Park - Photo: Vegard Breie
Have fun among the trees in Geilolia Climbing Park

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Hardangervidda National Park in Norway has lots of room for hiking adventures of all kinds - Photo: Thomas Linkel

What to do in Hallingdal

Cycle in the mountains, go hiking in the national parks and mountain plateaus, or experience wild animals up close.

What to do in Hallingdal

Source: Visitnorway

Scenic Attractions in Hallingdal

Hallingdal combines mountains, waterfalls and glaciers to form a holiday that will leave you with lasting memories.

Tour Suggestions in Hallingdal

Stay in Hallingdal and experience the high mountains with their wide views and the lush valleys by the fjords, all in a single journey.

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About Hallingdal

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