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Experience Ullensvang this autumn

The autumn in Hardanger has to be experienced! Surrounded by Norway's largest fruit orchard and exciting activities, Hotel Ullensvang is the perfect destination for your fall vacation in Hardanger.

There is a good reason to why Hotel Ullensvang is called "the Hardanger hub". From the hotel, the distance is short to a wide variety of activities and attractions available all year around.

How about exploring Dronningstien - among the most spectacular and popular hiking trails in all of Norway? The starting point for the hike is right behind the hotel.

Or maybe experiencing Norway's largest fruit orchard and tasting locally produced cider from Hardanger sounds more tempting? Several cider producers and hundreds of thousands of fruit trees are lined up right outside the hotel.

And after a day of fun activities in beautiful nature, you can easily relax and enjoy the view of the fjord and Folgefonna from Ullensvang fjordbath. Here you will find indoor and outdoor pools, hot tubs, sauna and massage benches - heated all year round!

Check in and find peace at Hotel Ullensvang this fall! With a wealth of activities and attractions in close proximity, Hotel Ullensvang is the perfect destination for both short and longer stays in Hardanger.


Few regions can boast such a lush landscape, wide range of experiences, and short distances between major highlights like Hardanger. In the heart of the region, specifically at Lofthus, Hotel Ullensvang is beautifully located right by the edge of the Hardangerfjord.

Tourists from all over the world come to Hotel Ullensvang, and it is easy to get why. With tens of thousands of fruit trees, the Hardangerfjord, H. M Queen Sonja's hike, and national parks as their closest neighbors, there is plenty to see and do. But it is the hotel's facilities, history, and activities, perfected since opening the doors in 1846, that really makes Hotel Ullensvang stand out as one of the best in Norway.

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It's hard to find better places for recharging than Hotel Ullensvang. It's the very definition of relaxation, and it's hard not to enjoy the spectacular pool, wellness, sports, and leisure departments with beautiful views of Sørfjorden and steep mountains. Plus, you'll be served one culinary highlight after another in their restaurant, which is the icing on the cake.

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But one of the best things about Hotel Ullensvang is that it suits almost everyone. Whether you wish to recharge and relax, or are up for a active stay in Hardanger, you'll have a hard time finding a better fit than Hotel Ullensvang. Hikes to icons such as Trolltunga and the Queen's hike, both with and without a guide, rarely disappoint. Or maybe exploring the fjord by RIB boat, fjord sup, or kayak is more tempting? Lofthus can also be explored by foot or bike. Regardless of what you end up doing, it's easy to tailor your stay at Hotel Ullensvang exactly as you wish. There is something for everyone here!

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Did you know that?
Edvard Grieg was a regular guest at Hotel Ullensvang? He found much inspiration in the stunningly beautiful Hardanger nature at Lofthus.
Hotel Ullensvang also calls itself "The Hardanger hub" due to the rich range of activities both inside and outside the hotel doors?

Experiences around Hotel Ullensvang

HM Queen Sonja’s panoramic hiking trail

Experience "Dronningstien" in Hardanger – one of the most beautiful and popular hiking trails in Norway. Get up close to mighty nature and enjoy the beautiful views from one of H.M.Queen Sonja's favorite hikes.

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.

RIB boat fjord safari with cider tasting - Trolltunga Active

Experience the Hardangerfjord, the surrounding mountains, waterfalls, the Folgefonna Glacier, and Hardanger culture on a RIB boat fjord safari with Trolltunga Active from Odda. You are welcome to book a Hardanger cider sample tasting together with the RIB tour.

Cider safari at the Sørfjorden

During summer season, the vessel "Aurora of The Fjords" sails on the Hardangerfjord, between Eidfjord and Ulvik to Odda. You can use the boat trip as a pure sightseeing fjord cruise, or you can add one or several stops with a farm visits and cider tastings en route.


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 ...

Fruit Trail

Fruit Trail. Easy walks among fruit orchards Starting point  The Fruit Trail is accessible from many places: Lofthus Camping, Hotel Ullensvang, Ullensvang Gjesteheim, Hardanger Youth Hostel, and from supermarket ...

River Valley in Lofthus

River Valley: Dramartic nature easily accessible. Start: This trail can be combined with other trails, but description here is from the bridge about 1 km from the youth hostel (see Fruit Trail). End: Round tri...

Four beautiful waterfalls, Husedalen valley

The scenery and waterfalls in Husedalen simply take your breath away. Four stunning waterfalls are close to each other along the hiking trail from Kinsarvik up to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. A hike from the c...


Trolltunga is the most spectacular rock formation in Norway. At 1180 meters above sea level, is lies about 700 meters above the lake Ringedalsvatnet. From the top, you have a fantastic view. The hike to Trolltunga starts in Skjeggedal and leads through the high mountains.

Heit Sørfjorden Sauna

Heit Sørfjorden Sauna offers a steaming sauna and a fresh bath in the fjord! Enjoy the view of the fjord, mountains, and glaciers from the beautiful sauna on Børve, 5.7 km south of Lofthus. The sauna is located a...

Aga Sideri

Aga Sideri is situated idyllically by the Sørfjorden in Ullensvang. Award-winning Hardanger Cider is produced here, and during a guided farm tour, you can taste and buy this local specialty.

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.


See the fjords beatifully intersect by the Hardangerbridge as you make your way up Mount Oksen. This4-6 hour long hike is demanding but the stunning view from the top is worth every step.

Lake Bondhusvatnet

Bondhusvatnet glacier lake near Sundal in Kvinnherad is a popular destination and one of the most popular hikes in the Hardanger region. The hike is short and not demanding and you can do it all year round.


Family park with a range of activities and lots of fun for kids between 1-10 years. Featuring water complex with slides, electric cars, bumper-boats, train, jungle trail, indoor playing area and animals. Entertainment...

Låtefoss Waterfall

The twin waterfall Låtefossen in the Odda valley has a height of 165 meters and has been a popular travel destination since the 19th century. The waterfall is easily accessible - located directly by the main road 13 between Odda and Rødal.


Agatunet is traditional Norwegian village center near Aga in Ullensvang by the Sørfjorden. The oldest building is the Lagmannsstova from 1220. At Agatunet you can book guided tours and see art and cultural-historical exhibitions. It is owned by a foundation.

Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger

The Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger takes you through a mighty fjord landscape. On your way, you will get close to the fjord, mountains, waterfalls, and fruit farms.


The listed power station in Tyssedal is located directly by the Hardangerfjord. It is a mighty monument of the hydropower and industrial history that started here in early 1900. A visit to the Kraftmuseum explains Nor...

Hardanger Folk Museum

The Hardanger Folklore Museum is part of the Hardanger and Voss Museum and is located in Utne. In the main building you will find Hardanger embroidery, traditional costumes, and folk music exhibitions. An open-air museum with several historical buildings is also part of the folklore museum.

Lilletopp - Kraftmuseet

Try a short summit tour in Hardanger! Lilletopp in Tyssedal offers a fantastic view over the Hardangerfjord.

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