All inclusive per person from NOK 3 395,-
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This self-drive short break takes you through some of the most magnificent landscapes and visits some of the best architecture Norway has to offer, combined with nights spent at some of Norway's most charming hotels. Relish the wonderful hospitality, history and local flavours.
The short break starts in Lofthus and if you drive through Hardangervidda from the east you get wonderful views of the Hardanger bridge, which opened on 17 August 2013. This bridge is 1,380 metres long and is one of the world's longest suspension bridges, and the longest in Norway.
The Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger crosses an area of outstanding natural beauty which is packed with cultural monuments. People have visited Hardanger for more than a century to delight in the mountains, fjord, waterfalls and glaciers. Hardanger is also home to Hotel Ullensvang, a hotel owned and run by the same family for five generations. (Dinner 19-21)
On the second day, you continue along the Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger then cross the fjord by ferry to Kinsarvik to check in to the traditional Utne Hotel on this charming self-drive short break. Utne Hotel dates back to 1722 and is one of the oldest hotels in Norway to remain open in the same building. (Dinner 19-21)
Driving distance from Lofthus to Utne: 12 km + ferry driving time: approx 15 minutes.
On the third day we suggest that you drive along the scenic route to Jondal and make a rest-stop at Hereiane where you can see polished rocks in large areas. From Jonal you take the ferry to Tørvikbygd and continue to Norheimsund and Bergen or to Kvanndal where you make another rest-stop at Steinstøberget. The rest area at Steinstøberget occupies an idyllic spot with a view over the Hardangerfjord and the Folgefonna glacier.
From Granvin we recommend a detour to Skjervsfossen with its twin falls plunging out from a height of 150 metres. Skjervsfossen offers a carefully organised network of paths, stairs, viewpoints, rest areas, picnic areas and parking facilities. If you travel towards Bergen we suggest a stop at Steindalsfossen. The Steindalsfossen waterfall is far from being Norway’s highest, but it is quite special all the same. Here you can walk behind the cascade without getting wet. The waterfall is at its fullest and most spectacular in May–June when the snow is melting.
Included in this package:
Dinner. Beverage is not included.
Accomodation Hotel Ullensvang breakfast included.
Hotel Ullensvang is beautifully situated on the shores of the Hardangerfjord, with a magnificent view of the fjord, the mountains and the Folgefonna
glacier. Hotel Ullensvang has moved with the times since it first opened in 1846, and is owned and run by the same family to this day. The hotel has been
decorated with soul, and is set apart by its exceptional
combination of modern comforts, local traditions and history. The composer Edvard Grieg was a regular guest and his small composer’s hut can
still be seen in the hotel garden.
Address: N- 5787 Lof thus i Hardanger
Tasty 3-course dinner will be served at Utne Hotel
Accomodation in a historical room breakfast included
Imagine being able to holiday at a measured pace, and relax in a unique and distinctive environment, far from the stresses and strains of the city. There
is a place to do just that at the heart of Hardanger:
Utne Hotel is one of Norway’s oldest hotels in continuous
operation in the same building. Since 1722, when Peder Larsson Børsem was granted his innkeeper’s licence, travellers have found board and
lodging here. For several hundred years the hotel has offered a tradition of high-quality care and attention to its guests, with the famous ‘Mother
Utne’ (Torbjørg Utne, 1812–1903) a byword for this tradition. Staying here is like being in a history book, with careful thought given to architectural
details, amenities and decor.
Address: N-5778 Utne