Welcome to Ullensvang
"a masterpiece of nature's work" wrote Charles Boilieu Elliott in 1830 about Ullensvang. After crossing the Hardangervidda plateau he stood at the top of the steep mountain side, looking down on the Hardangerfjord, the Folgefonna glacier, beautiful waterfalls and tiny villages and farms.
Since the arrival of the first tourist, many more have followed. The scenery and the local culture of the Hardangerfjord attracted many artists in the 19th and 20th centuries. Like composer Edvard Grieg, who was a guest in Ullensvang many summers, where he found inspiration to write music.
Ullensvang in Hardanger is still today an icon of nature and culture. Hardanger embroidery is known and stitched worldwide, some authentic examples can be seen in Hardanger Folk Museum.
Hardangervidda National Park is the largest national park in the country. A network of hiking trails are marked across the plateau. Husedalen Valley with the four waterfalls is the most beautiful gateway to Hardangervidda. Folgefonna National Park was opened by H M Queen Sonja in 2005. Her Majesty was here again in 2013, opening one of her favourite trails in Hardanger: H M Queen Sonja’s Panoramic Hiking Trail.
National Tourist Route Hardanger is one of eighteen carefully selected roads which have been designated National Tourist Routes. May is particularly beautiful month to visit, when thousands of fruit trees are in blossom along the route.
Families with small children can enjoy a range of activities in Mikkelparken.
In Ullensvang you can stay overnight in some of the most legendary hotels in the country. Or in cottages, cabins or on campgrounds, all situated near the Hardangerfjord.
Beautiful and family friendly, Ullensvang is waiting for your visit.