Activities and Attractions

There’s a lot of exciting things to do in Hardanger. Exploring along the fjord, hiking, skiing, rafting, Glacier Hiking, river kayaking, sea kayaking, climbing, rappelling.

Ullensvang Guesthouse is a great starting point for hikes on the Hardangervidda plateau, either via the Monk’s Steps and Nosi, or the beautiful Husedalen in Kinsarvik. Begin or end your journey across Hardangervidda with us. Experience Folgefonna, the Hardangerfjord, fruit blossoms, and much more.

Lofthus has a good starting point for fjord sightseeing trips. Read more and booking.

Monk Steps

Forest road/path from Lofthus to Nosi at around 950 meters above sea level. This is one of the gateways to the Hardangervidda plateau. At an elevation of 650-700 meters, you’ll find the “Monk’s Steps,” where stones have been laid out as steps in the terrain. Likely constructed by monks who arrived in Opedal in the 1200s. Walking time Lofthus – Nosi round trip is about 4 hours.

Queen’s Path

“Dronningstien,” (Queen’s Path) officially inaugurated by Her Majesty Queen Sonja in June 2013, is a marked hiking trail that is said to have been one of the Queen’s favorite hikes for many years. The trail is situated at an altitude of 1100 meters on the Hardangervidda plateau, offering spectacular fjord views and a stunning panorama of Folgefonna glacier. It also passes through the renowned “Munketrappene” (Monk’s Steps).


“Trolltunga” (Troll tongue) is one of the most spectacular rock formations in Norway. It sits at an altitude of 1100 meters, approximately 700 meters above Ringedalsvatnet in Skjeggedal. Here, you’ll find an amazing and expansive view from a lofty height. The hike to Trolltunga takes place in the high mountains and requires 8-10 hours for a round trip.

Husedalen Valley

The hike through Husedalen Valley is one of the most beautiful hikes in Norway. Four stunning waterfalls are closely situated from Kinsarvik up to the Hardangervidda National Park. The nature and waterfalls in Husedalen leave most people breathless.

Mikkelparken Theme Park

Mikkelparken Theme Park is the ideal place for families with children. Here, kids and adults alike can enjoy themselves with a variety of exciting activities. Whether you’re looking for play and fun in the swimming pool or the thrill and excitement of the water slide, you have several options to choose from.

Vøringsfossen Waterfall

Experience the view of Norway’s most famous waterfall, Vøringfossen Waterfall. Witness vast volumes of water plunge 182 meters from the Hardangervidda plateau down into Måbødalen. Måbødalen winds its way downward from the high mountain plateau to the softer and greener area of Hardanger, culminating in Øvre Eidfjord, where the nature and cultural heritage center “Hardangervidda Natursenter Eidfjord” is located. Numerous scenic rest areas and photo stops along the way.

Glacier Hiking

The Folgefonna Glacier is the third largest on mainland Norway. If you visit the glacier, you’ll have great access to a variety of activities. During the season from May to October, Folgefonni Breførarlag offers various types of guided tours on Folgefonna Glacier, where you can combine a fantastic natural experience with knowledge about the glacier.