The Fruit and Cider Route in Ulvik with historic accommodation

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2 nights/3 days. The only "Fruit and Cider route" in Norway can be found in Ulvik in Hardanger. The route connects the three fruit farms Hakastad Gard/Ulvik Frukt og Cideri, Syse Gard and Lekve Gard/Hardanger Saft og Siderfabrikk, all within walking distance from each other. Experience the best of Ulvik with a stay at one of our historic hotels.

Join in for a unique peek "behind the scenes", enjoy a tasting of delicous local cider and sample some scrumptious goods from the farmyard shops. In this tour we have included two nights at Brakanes Hotel in Ulvik accompanied by a cider tasting and a guided tour at two of the farms.

 

Price includes:

  • 2 nights at Brakanes Hotel incl. breakfast
  • 2 three course dinners
  • Cider tasting at two cider farms in Ulvik

Day 1: The adventure starts at check-in

 

Checking in to one of our historic hotels is more than a peek into the history of Norway. As soon as you step in to one of our wonderful hotels you start to relax as the tranquil and warm atmosphere greets you. Here, every member of staff is your host and we promise you'll leave knowing more about our heritage than you did before checking in. Both Brakanes Hotel and Fleischer's Hotel are gems located in spectacular nature in Ulvik and Voss. Check in, breathe out.

 

Read more about the hotels here:

 

Brakanes Hotel

Brakanes Hotel is about more than just providing you with a great place to spend the night. The hotel has 143 rooms spread over five floors, of which 90 are refurbished rooms facing the fjord. Furnished in a modern Nordic style, the rooms are the perfect starting point for your Hardangerfjord experience. 

 

The hotel also has a range of facilities for guests to enjoy. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and fitness center, as well as stand-up paddleboard, kayak and bike rentals. For those who prefer to relax, there is a cozy lounge with a fireplace and a library stocked with books in multiple languages.

One of the highlights of Brakanes Hotel is its restaurant, which serves delicious Norwegian cuisine made from local ingredients.The restaurant has a lovely terrace overlooking the fjord, where guests can dine alfresco.

 

For those who love the outdoors, Ulvik is the perfect destination. There are plenty of hiking trails in the surrounding mountains which offers breathtaking views of the fjord. Visitors can also try their hand at fishing in the fjord or nearby rivers for trout and salmon.

Fleischer's Hotel

For over 150 years, Fleischer’s Hotel has been a fantastic place to experience Norway’s many natural wonders. Fredrik Lyth Ørum Fleischer opened the hotel in 1864, and it has been operated by five generations of Fleischers ever since. This Swiss-style hotel has entertained royalty for decades, with its walls showcasing the artifacts and documents of its esteemed guests. Conveniently located right next to the train station it is easy to get here whether you travel from Eastern or Western Norway. 

 

After a day out exploring, feel free to relax in the hotel's wellness area with a swimming pool, children's pool, jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Enjoy the facilities and historic surroundings and end each day with a local dinner (served at 7 pm). 


 

Day 2: Experience the Fruit and Cider route

 

Start the day with a delicious breakfast in the hotel's restaurant and walk along the fjord to the start of Apalvegen. There is a 30 minutes walk from the hotel to the farms.

 

In this tour we have included one cider tasting with a guided tours at 15:00. The first tasting will be held at either of the farms Ulvik Frukt & Cideri, Syse Gard or Hardanger Saft & Siderfabrikk - depending on the day. Before and after tasting you can pay a visit the other farms to see, hear an taste more. The farm shops are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-17:00.

 

The Fruit and Cider Route is a collaboration between Hardanger Saft- og Siderfabrikk, Syse Farm, and Ulvik Frukt & Cideri. Yearly, the group hosts festivals in May (Siderslepp; celebrating their ciders) and October (Fruktslepp; celebrating the fruit harvest). All farms have outlets selling cider and other farm produce, such as fresh fruit, meat and apple juice, so we do recommend visiting all three.

 

Read amore about The Fruit and Cider route here.

 

After learning more about the different farms and enjoying some refreshing cider, you walk through beautiful orchards back to the hotel where a 3 course dinner with local products awaits.


 

How to get to Ulvik from Voss

 

If you're stayin at Fleischer's Hotel travelling from Voss to Ulvik is easily done by both public transportation and your own car. Read more about the two options here:

 

By public transportation

The bus stop is located just below Voss station, right next to the hotel. From here, bus #945 will take you straight to Ulvik.

 

Note that bus tickets are NOT included. You can use the Skyss Ticket app to travel by Skyss buses in Vestland, boat in Hordaland, light rail in Bergen and local trains between Bergen and Voss. Tickets can also be bought at the bus terminal in Voss. Choose departure from Voss station to Ulvik.

 

We recommend the following times to maximize your day in Ulvik:

Departure Voss at 10:05

Arrival Ulvik at 11:10

First tasting in Ulvik at 12:30

Second tasting in Ulvik at 15:00

Departure Ulvik at 17:38 (from Ulvik sentrum)

Arrival in Voss at 18:40

By car

All the farms along the Fruit and cider route produce high quality alcohol free alternatives, so it's easy to take the 50 minute drive from Voss to Ulvik.

 

See the driving route from Voss to Ulvik.

 

We recommend that you park in the centre of Ulvik and walk the full Fruit and Cider walk. Alternatively we recommend parking at Syse Gard.

On the way we recommend you stop by Skjervsfossen, a true sight to behold.

 

PS: Need a rental car for you holiday? With De Historiske you get a special price when renting from Avis!