Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger

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3 day road trip in beautiful Hardanger with accommodation and dinner included.

Hardanger is like one big postcard, and almost everywhere you turn you look straight into a roaring waterfall or flowering fruit trees. All the beautiful things you've heard about Hardanger are true!

 

Included in the package are:

  • One night at Hotel Ullensvang
  • One night at Utne Hotel or Brakanes Hotel
  • Breakfast and dinner. Drinks are not included.

 

Our package starts in Lofthus and if you come from the east, you can also experience the Hardangervidda Scenic Route. Be sure to stop after Hardangervidda at the famous Vøringsfossen - with a drop of 182 metres, and the spectacular new step bridge over the gorge. See driving route from Voss here.

 

The roads in Hardanger have their own speed, and you have to adapt to the natural pace. Here the road lies on shelves in steep valley sides, or literally goes through the apple orchards, and it is perhaps this closeness that makes this route special. When you approach Lofthus and Hotel Ullensvang, you also get a fantastic view of the Hardanger Bridge - one of the world's longest suspension bridges and the longest in Norway.

Day 1: Magical Hardanger

This short holiday starts at the historic Hotel Ullensvang, right in the heart of Hardanger. The hotel is located approx. 115 km from Bergen and 40 km from Voss. Hotel Ullensvang had its humble beginnings in 1846. Today, the hotel has facilities such as the beautiful Ullensvang bath, its own tennis hall and a restaurant with food based on exclusive local produce. With its location in the middle of Hardanger, the hotel is the perfect place to experience the region. Surrounded by the striking Hardanger nature, you are guaranteed a fantastic view of Hardanger's distinctive nature, no matter which hotel room you choose.

 

Good traditional food is the focus at Hotel Ullensvang. In the evening, you enjoy a good 3-course dinner before sleeping soundly in one of the hotel's beautiful rooms. Dinner is served between 19-21.


 

Day 2: Experiencing the route

The next day you continue along the captivating Hardanger Scenic Route, tracing the fjord's meandering course. After a serene ferry ride from Kinsarvik, you'll reach the historic village of Utne, home of historic Utne Hotel, a living testament to the region's rich history. Nestled alongside the Hardangerfjord, Utne exudes an intimate and authentic atmosphere, reminiscent of a bygone era with its quaint streets and charming architecture.

 

Following a delightful exploration of Utne, your scenic adventure continues along the Scenic Route to Jondal, with a recommended stop at the Hereiane rest area, offering breathtaking views from Hardangerfjorden's shore to the mountainous heights over 400 meters above sea level. A ferry ride from Jondal to Tørvikbygd opens up diverse routes, allowing you to choose between the scenic paths leading to Norheimsund and Bergen or Kvanndal and Granvin. Throughout this journey, encounter picturesque rest areas like Steinstøberget, providing idyllic views of the Hardangerfjord and Folgefonna. As you conclude the route, the road gracefully guides you to the charming village of Ulvik and the renowned Brakanes Hotel, offering a serene retreat amid the natural wonders that have attracted travelers for over 150 years.

Utne Hotel - One of Norway’s oldest hotels

Discover the enchanting allure of Utne Hotel, a living testament to time itself, boasting almost three centuries of continuous operation since 1722. Nestled intimately along the picturesque Hardangerfjord, this historic gem offers more than just accommodation—it presents an authentic journey into the past. Stepping into Utne Hotel is akin to entering a cherished grandmother's house, where the ambiance is rich with the nostalgia of fluffy lace curtains, creaking floors, and snug beds.

 

Each of the 17 uniquely adorned rooms at Utne Hotel tells a story, featuring historical features, furniture, and styles that transport you to a bygone era. This is not merely a place to stay; it's a haven for indulging in life's pleasures—good food, good wine, and good company. Your stay at Utne Hotel is a respite from the ordinary, a chance to catch your breath in the midst of everyday life. As the day gently unfolds, savor a delectable 5-course dinner, a culinary experience that transcends mere sustenance, served with warmth and care from 8 pm.

 

Awaken to a hearty breakfast, bidding farewell to the comforting embrace of Utne Hotel. This unique haven along the Hardanger Scenic Route beckons those seeking more than just accommodation—it invites you to partake in an authentic, immersive experience where the echoes of centuries past meet the comforts of today.

Brakanes Hotel - Check into the fjords

 

Nestled in the heart of the Hardangerfjord, just a brief ten-minute drive from the iconic Hardanger Bridge, the picturesque village of Ulvik unfolds its charm—a verdant haven with a cultural landscape extending from the deep blue fjords to the snow-clad peaks of the high mountains. Here, Brakanes Hotel stands as more than just a place to spend the night; it's an invitation to immerse yourself in the quintessence of Hardanger.

 

With 143 rooms spread across five floors, including 90 refurbished rooms facing the fjord, Brakanes Hotel offers a modern Nordic retreat, setting the stage for your unparalleled Hardangerfjord experience. The hotel is more than accommodation; it's a gateway to all that this breathtaking region has to offer, from cider tastings in blossoming apple orchards to invigorating skiing adventures on the Hardanger Plateau.

 

Beyond the rooms, Brakanes Hotel boasts an array of facilities to enhance your stay. Dive into relaxation with an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and fitness center, or explore the fjord's beauty with stand-up paddleboard, kayak, and bike rentals. For those seeking tranquility, a cozy lounge with a fireplace and a multilingual library awaits.

 

A highlight of Brakanes Hotel is its restaurant, a culinary haven serving delectable Norwegian cuisine crafted from locally sourced ingredients. Dine with a view on the lovely terrace overlooking the fjord, creating an enchanting atmosphere for alfresco moments during the summer months. At Brakanes Hotel, your stay becomes a holistic experience, blending the comforts of modernity with the timeless allure of the Hardanger region.