Experience winter in Hardanger

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Trolltunga, snow, cider and ski is just the start of it. Hardanger is the ultimate winter destination for anyone who wish to combine action with relaxation in national romantic surroundings.


Who need the alps when you have Røldal and Hardanger? Or Toscana when you have award winning bubbles in the fjords? More and more people get the taste of Hardanger and we totally get them. Hardanger is so much more than a summer destination - and do you know what the best part is? You get the regional almost all to yourself!

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A group of solid companies have joined forces and launched new, fun winter activities in Hardanger. Regardless of which activity or attractions you wish to experience they offer experiences where you get to combine action with relaxation. Trolltunga, snow covered mountains, winter activities, local delicacies, comfortable beds and spa facilities. There is something for every liking!


You will have to look for a long time to find a more snowy winter eldorado than Røldal ski resort. This is the place to play around wherever you like with as many as 12 descents with a total of 15 kilometers of great skiing. Trolltunga Active offer a variety of different activities tailored to fit all skill levels. Whether you are a family with small children, a group of friends who wish to learn winter sports or a couple that want to improve skiing technique - there are something for everyone in Røldal. See the full overview at the bottom of this page.

PS: Shuttlebus Hardanger offers transport every Saturday throughout the winter and easter break. The bus departs from Kinsarvik and travels via Lofthus and Odda before it ends up in Røldal. Perfect if you stay at Hotel Ullensvang, Trolltunga Hotel or other accommodations in Ullensvang. Tickets and more information about transport can be found here.


In addition to the many activities in Røldal, Trolltunga Active also offer guided winter adventures to Trolltunga. Here you get to experience hidden gems through a wild landscape. You do not have to have any previous experience with snowshoes, but it is important to be in good physical shape.


It's hard to beat ending an active day in the snow with delicious food and something great to drink. Hardanger is absolutely the perfect place for this as there are few regions that can compete with our great food and drink manufactures. At Lofthus, which is in walking distance from Hotel Ullensvang, Hardangergutane and Lofthus Ekspedisjon offer afterski with their locally produced apple cider.

A great tip is to also visit Hardangergutane's farm shop. They offer apple juice and cider tastings with tours of the production area. The award winning drops of gold really do tickle the taste buds.


It is not just around the fjord you find great afterski. Røldalsterrassen, which is Røldal ski resort's closest neighbour. Their restaurant make the most delicious local dishes and combined with views towards spectacular mountain peaks it is definitely an important part for completing your Røldal adventure. Røldalsterrassen also offer accommodation in apartments or rooms and conference rooms.

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Check in and exhale at Hotel Ullensvang. This luxury hotel focuses on the traditions of Hardanger and is the definition of relaxation. Go relax in their amazing pool, welness and sports areas with spectacular views towards the Hardangerfjord and massive mountain sides. Combined with the culinary dining in their restaurant this really completes your Hardanger stay.


Kinsarvik Camping is also a great place to stay when you visit our region. The camping is located at the start of Shuttlebus Hardanger's route which makes it super easy to travel to Røldal.

Experience winter in Hardanger! Welcome to our region!

Winter Adventures in Hardanger

Trolltunga Winter - Trolltunga Active

Avoid mass tourism – join a guided winter hiking adventure to Trolltunga. This snowshoe hike with Trolltunga Active is a unique experience.

Trolltunga Winter Sunset

Join Trolltunga Active and their expert guides on a pre-packaged winter adventure to Trolltunga. The package, which runs from Friday to Sunday, also includes a three-course dinner and cider tasting at Trolltunga Hotel.

Røldal Ski Resort

Go skiing in Hardanger. Røldal Ski Resort, with one of Norway's most stable snow and winter conditions, is perfect for both beginners and experienced skiers.

Avalanche course - Trolltunga Active

The avalanche course we offer you is quite short, where you do not get qualified. However, you will develop knowledge within avalanche-exposed terrain, so that you know which terrain you should avoid in the future. You will also learn how to use relevant equipment correctly.

Snowshoe hike - Trolltunga Active

Experience some of the well-known destinations in Hardanger – covered in winter – together with Trolltunga Active's guides; fjords, mountains, waterfalls, and glaciers are some of the things you will witness on this trip while hiking in the snow on snowshoes.

Freeride / Off-piste day - Trolltunga Active

Trolltunga Active guides are your ski instructors at Røldal Ski Resort, and will take you on an exciting downhill off-piste skiing day in powder paradise. You must bring your own ski equipment, the guides will have a control check and make sure the safety is correct.

Cross country skiing course - Trolltunga Active

Attend the guided cross country skiing course with Trolltunga Active, suitable for beginners to learn good techniques to use on the slopes. The guides will make sure that you are left with both new knowledge and incredible winter adventure memories.

Mountain peaks in Hardanger and Trolltunga

Join Trolltunga Active and their expert guides on a pre-packaged winter adventure to Trolltunga and other striking mountain peaks in the region.

Scenic kayak tour - Trolltunga Active

A kayak tour – either at Hardangerfjord outside Hotel Ullensvang or at Sandvin Lake – where you get to experience beautiful nature winter edition. All equipment is included, and the guide will teach you paddle techniques.

RIB Boat Fjord Safari – Trolltunga Active

Join a historic fjord safari in winter, so you can experience the snow- and ice-covered mountains from a sea perspective. Experience nature at the same time as you will learn and witness the cultural and historical Hardanger has to offer.

Tyssedal Via Ferrata - Trolltunga Active

Did you know that most of Norway's electricity today is generated by hydropower? On this guided Via Ferrata climb with Trolltunga Active in Tyssedal you will experience how this development started.

Røldalsterrassen accommodation

Røldalterrassen, idyllically located at the top of Røldal, offers accommodation in beautiful apartments, panoramic views and a short way to great experiences.

Hotel Ullensvang

In the middle of Norway's largest orchard, the Hotel Ullensvang is idyllically located by the shore of the Hardangerfjord in Lofthus. Here you can not only enjoy comfortable rooms with fantastic fjord view and good meals in the hotel restaurant, but also a sauna with a panoramic view of the fjord and an excellent bath area with indoor and outdoor pools.

Trolltunga Hotel

Sleep comfortably in beautiful surroundings at Trolltunga Hotel in Odda, Hardanger. The hotel has been recently upgraded and offers rooms in all price ranges.

Shuttlebus Hardanger

Are you looking for a shuttle bus or transportation for your panorama hike? Or do you need transportation to the starting point of the Husedalen or Trolltunga hike? Shuttlebus Hardanger takes you safely and comfortabl...


Surrounded by fjords, glaciers and steep mountains, you will find Hardangergutane and their farm on Sekse in Sørfjorden. Not far from there, in the old fruit store on Børve, they make apple juice and cider from local ...

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