Årdal - All inclusive

If you follow the Sognefjord all the way to the end - why not get the most out of the experience and stay there for a few days? We can guarantee both unique and mindblowing experiences here in the kingdom of Vettisriket.

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 The hosts at Vetti Gard Touriststation welcomes you with warmth and joy. 

The hosts at Vetti Gard Touriststation welcomes you with warmth and joy. 

Day 1: Hike from Hjelle to Vetti Gard Touriststation

You arrive in Årdal and meet the guide at Utladalen Naturhus for a tour through the exhibition that tells you the story about the valley of Utladalen and Jotunheimen Nationalpark. Continue you hike on the road going all the way into the valley to Vetti Gard Touriststation - for dinner, nice atmosphere and accommodation. There is no better place to wake up in the morning!


Day 2: A wholeday hike around the valley of Utladalen

You can go hiking in the mountains surrounding the valley of Utladalen both with and without a guide. If you choose to go with a guide, you will get a lot of local knowledge on your way. There are many different hikes to choose from:

 An old pine tree in the valley of Hjelledalen. Photo: Charlotte Trones

An old pine tree in the valley of Hjelledalen. Photo: Charlotte Trones

1) Vetti Gard Touriststation - Vettismorki - Hjelledalen - Hjelle

Duration: about 8 hours

The hike is demanding because of the steep climb from Vetti Gard up to Vettismorki and the viewpoint at Vettisfossen waterfall. The hike continues through a hilly landscape, and you finally end up at the entrance to the valley of Utladalen - where your started out the day before. 


 The viewpoint of Vettisfossen waterfall. Photo: www.bulderogbrak.no

The viewpoint of Vettisfossen waterfall. Photo: www.bulderogbrak.no

2) Vetti Gard Touriststation - Vettisfossen waterfall - Vettismorki - Vetti Gard Touriststation

The Vettisfossen waterfall is an impressive sight seen from the top - with water cascading from the mountainside in a 275 m long freefall. The hike is moderat, and most people in normal condition will be able to do it. 

Duration: about 4 hours 


 The hike from Stølsmaradalen to Avdalen Gard offer many viewpoints towards the mountainpeaks of Jotunheimen, the valley of Utladalen and the Vettisfossen waterfall. Photo: www.bulderogbrak.no

The hike from Stølsmaradalen to Avdalen Gard offer many viewpoints towards the mountainpeaks of Jotunheimen, the valley of Utladalen and the Vettisfossen waterfall. Photo: www.bulderogbrak.no

3) Vetti Gard Touriststation - Stølsmaradalen - Avdalen Gard (mountainfarm)

Duration: about 6-8 hours

The hike from Vetti Gard is demanding because of the steep climb from the river Utla up to the valley of Stølsmaradalen. The hike continues in a hilly landscape , but with unique views to both mountainpeaks, the valley of Utladalen and the Vettisfossen waterfall. Towards the end there is a steep descent to the mountainfarm Avdalen Gard


 The hosts in Avdalen welcomes groups of hikers with good food at the farm. Photo: www.bulderogbrak.no

The hosts in Avdalen welcomes groups of hikers with good food at the farm. Photo: www.bulderogbrak.no

Avdalen Gard (mountainfarm)

The hike from Vetti Gard via Stølsmaradalen to Hjelle includes a stop at the idyllic mountainfarm Avdalen Gard. Avdalen Gard offer accommodation and food during the whole summerseason, and it is surrounded by a beautiful cultural landscape. At Avdalen Gard they can serve a lovely meat stew to groups of hikers, which tastes fantastic after 6-8 hours hiking high above the valley. 


 Handcrafted beer is very good in a combination with tastings of local cheese and bread from the local bakery. Photo: Tya Bar

Handcrafted beer is very good in a combination with tastings of local cheese and bread from the local bakery. Photo: Tya Bar

Tya Bar in Øvre Årdal

After stopping in Avdalen, the trip goes on to Hjelle - where you get transported straight to Tya Bar in the centre of town. Tya Bar gives you the complete bar experience with focus on handcrafted beer made in the neighbouring Tya Brewery. Tya Bar offer beer tastings - also including tastings of local food from the whole of the Sognefjord area. 


Klingenberg Hotel

 The Klingenberg Hotel is situated just by the Sognefjord. Photo: Jan Ove Skjerping

The Klingenberg Hotel is situated just by the Sognefjord. Photo: Jan Ove Skjerping

A long and eventful day should always end with comfort and a nice bed to sleep in. A stay at the Klingenberg Hotel will ensure you that. If you order a 3-course dinner in the restaurant, you will not go to bed hungry, either! The view of the Sognefjord is beautiful from the hotel garden. 


Day 3:

 Bulder & Brak Opplevingar take people on guided trips in a kayak. Photo: www.bulderogbrak.no

Bulder & Brak Opplevingar take people on guided trips in a kayak. Photo: www.bulderogbrak.no

Kayaking on Lake Årdalsvatnet

After a good night sleep and a long breakfast at the Klingenberg Hotel, you will be ready for more adventures. You can choose to go hiking again, to go fishing or go for a guided paddling trip. You can`t come much closer to nature than you do in a kayak!


Experience "Årdal - All inclusive"

Årdal has a lot to offer for those who want worldclass experiences in nature combined with good food and good service. For more information about different packages in Årdal, get in touch with us by email post@vettisriket.no.