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Hiking in Norway Aurland Valley

Hiking package Aurland

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Hiking in Norway is a spectacular nature experience whether you'd like to stroll along the fjords or challenge the mountain peaks or deep valleys. Aurland municipality has a concentrated and unique combination of fjords and mountain hiking routes with different levels of difficulty.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

When you hike in Aurland municipality you will be surrounded by a dramatic and rugged fjord landscape, thundering waterfalls and scenic views wherever you go. The fauna is rich in eagles and seals and there are sometimes killer whales in the fjord. The landscape's geology varies from lush valleys to inaccessible rock faces and glaciers. The UNESCO-listed Naeroyfjord and Aurlandfjord run straight through some of the hikes listed below. The area is considered to offer one of the best adventure holidays in Norway.

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2 nights at Fretheim Hotel

  • Standard room with breakfast
  • Packed lunch
  • Refreshments at the end of your trip
  • 3-course dinner
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Hiking in Aurland Municipality

This map contains our hiking tips for this region that will suit both the mountain climber, the exercise enthusiast and the bon vivant. Click on the numbers in the map to learn more.

  1. Aurland Valley 1,644 metres above sea level, 7 hrs, 16.6 km Grading: Demanding
  2. Prest 1,478 metres above sea level, 3–4 hrs, 2 km/return, Grading: Demanding
  3. Flam Valley 866–8 metres above sea level, (Flåm–Myrdal) 4–5 hrs, 20 km, Grading: Medium +
  4. The Rallar Road 1,337 metres above sea level, (Haugastøl–Flåm 10 hrs), (from Finse 5–6 hrs) Total 79 km, Bicycle, Grading: Medium +
  5. Rimstigen 686 metres above sea level, 2 hrs, 2.6 km/return, Grading: Demanding
  6. Turlifossen 600 metres above sea level, 1–2 hrs, 2,5 km, Grading: Medium +
  7. Hovdungo 600 metres above sea level, 2 hrs, approx 6.9 km from E16, Grading: Medium +
  8. Volda/Bell 200 metres above sea level, 1.5–2 hrs, 4.12 km starting from Aurland town centre, Grading: Medium
  9. Vatnahalsen/Reinunga Mountain/Lake 800 metres above sea level, 2–4 hrs/return, Grading: Medium

Hiking Maps

Enjoy short hikes in and around Flåm. You can download maps or pick them up at Flåm Visitor Center:

For more detailed information on the specific route maps, please ask in Tourist Information at Flåm Visitor Center.

Safety first

  • Always wear shoes or boots that offer good support and that are suitable for mountainous terrain
  • Always bring extra warm windproof and waterproof clothing
  • Always bring extra food and drink
  • Always check the weather forecast in the area
  • Always tell someone which route you're taking
  • Always follow marked paths as the terrain outside the paths can be dangerous

Good to know

  • Mobile coverage in the mountains and valleys in the area is unstable and sometimes there is no signal at all.
  • If you encounter bad weather such as fog etc., return to the starting point following the hiking trail.
  • Open flames are not permitted due to the high risk of fire
  • Littering in nature is prohibited
  • Walking poles offer great support, especially when going downhill
  • Pack lightly and have fun!

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