Best of Haugastøl

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Haugastøl
Haugastøl sits just at the tip of Hardangervidda and Hallingskarvet National Parks. Travelers coming from Bergen will pass through Hardangervidda before reaching Haugastøl, which makes it a great base to explore the hikes and nature that the park and its neighboring sibling have to offer. It’s also the starting point for the Rallarvegen bike trail, which goes all the way to Flåm. If you don’t want to tackle the whole thing, you can go to Finse and then return to Haugastøl by bike or train.

Hike in Hardangervidda National Park, including the popular trail from Haugastøl through Krækkja to Fagerheim. Previous kimkim travelers have also hiked up Hallingskarvet, a steep path that leads up to an excellent viewpoint. In the winter, try out cross-country skiing or snowkiting on the mountain winds.
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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.  

Hike to Trolltunga while staying in Odda
Map of Hiking in Southern Norway - 16 Days
Hiking in Southern Norway - 16 Days

This epic journey loops around a key section of Norway hitting up some of the best hikes in the country. Equipped with a sturdy rental car, make your way to several peaks, fjords, waterfalls, and national parks, with stops in scenic villages, farms, and UNESCO-listed monuments. Start and end the trip in seaside Bergen with time to enjoy the city's vibrant culture—and, of course, hiking trails in the surrounding hills.

Drive through the village of Loen on the Nordfjord at the end of this trip.
Map of Aurland Valley Trek & Norwegian Fjord Road Trip - 10 Days
Aurland Valley Trek & Norwegian Fjord Road Trip - 10 Days

You'll be at the helm of this Norwegian adventure, as you make your way through some of Scandinavia's most spectacular landscapes and two of the country's biggest cities. It starts with a train ride from Oslo that connects to a three-day trek in the Aurlandsdalen Valley. From here, ferry to Bergen via the Sognefjord and grab a rental car as you make your way to coastal villages and mountain towns on your way back to Oslo.

End your multi-day trek at the base of the Aurlandsfjord
Map of Nordic Self-Guided Trek & Island Tour - 11 Days
Nordic Self-Guided Trek & Island Tour - 11 Days

This active adventure kicks off in Oslo where you'll explore Norway's capital on your own and with a guide, followed by a train ride to the starting point for a multi-day trek. Once you reach the Aurland Valley (by foot), you'll ferry to Bergen's lively wharf surrounded by fjords and mountains. Finish with additional boat transfers to a lesser-known—and bike-friendly—archipelago, known for authentic island culture.

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