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Hiking in Ål in Hallingdal
Hiking in Ål in Hallingdal.
Photo: Steinar Saghaug, Ål Utvikling
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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.

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 favourites 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.

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.

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.

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.

Where to hike
Bergsjø, Ål in Hallingdal.
Photo: Ål Utvikling AS
Gol in Hallingdal.
Photo: Gol Reisemål, Hallingdal
Hiking in the mountains of Nesbyen, Hallingdal
Nesbyen in Hallingdal.
Photo: Solveig Hjallen, Nesbyen, Hallingdal
Hiking in Flå.
Photo: Flå, Hallingdal

A pair of good shoes, a rucksack with good food, something to drink and a map are, to begin with, all you will need to explore the mountains. Hallingdal provides opportunities - whether you want to climb the highest summits or wander on open mountain plains.

Hardangervidda National Park is Northern Europe's largest high mountain plateau. You'll see extended plains in the east and more of an alpine character in the west. Hardangerjøkulen is one of Norway's largest glaciers.

More than 300 million years ago, long before the last ice age, a massive mountain ridge was shoved up over the plain. Today, Hallingskarvet National Park stands as a comfortable landmark and separates Hardangervidda and Skarvheimen.

Skarvheimen offers Aurlandsdalen, the Navvies' Road (Rallarvegen), Reineskarvet, the Hemsedal Montains and Hallingskarvet. The eastern part of southern Norway meets western Norway at Skarvheimen in a beautiful mountain landscape.