Explore Hallingskarvet National Park

Rent mountain bikes in Haugasøl.
This is an opportunity to explore one of the geological gems of central Norway: Hallingskarvet National Park. This 450-square-km (170-square-mile) protected area was formed over various ice ages and comprises high plateaus, glaciers, and towering mountain peaks—the highest of which is Folarskardnuten, which rises 1,933 meeters/6,342 feet. It's home to rare and threatened vegetation, like whitlow grass, as well as exotic fauna like wild reindeer. 

It's also a popular site for nature excursions. There are several hiking trails here for every age and fitness level. Some are easy (less than two miles), and some are more difficult (up to 10 miles or more). For a bigger adrenaline rush, there are also dozens of bike trails ranging in length and difficulty. A good place to start is by renting a bike from Haugastøl Turistsenter in Haugastøl—Norway's largest provider of rental bikes. The friendly staff will provide everything you need for a day of biking including protective gear, tutorials, and area maps.

Tours that Include Explore Hallingskarvet National Park

Drive along some of Scandinavia's most beautiful roads.
Map of Nordic Road Trip for Nature Lovers - 14 Days
Nordic Road Trip for Nature Lovers - 14 Days

Take the wheel on this relaxed self-guided road trip as you travel through five of Norway's official scenic routes. Over two weeks you'll encounter a number of stunning fjords, national parks, cool mountain towns, farm stands, and varying landscapes with mile-long views. Finish the adventure with some urban culture in Norway's second largest city (Bergen) with its great restaurant scene and wharfside UNESCO World Heritage Site.