10 good reasons to visit Myrkdalen this summer
If you choose Myrkdalen as one of your destinations during your summer holiday in Norway, you get to experience some of the best fjord and mountain activities in Western Norway.
Myrkdalen Mountain Resort is located in the heart of Fjord Norway, close to the Sognefjord, the world famous Nærøyfjord and the Norwegian adventure capital Voss!
1. Family-friendly mountain biking
Next to Myrkdalen Hotel, you'll find purpose built mountain bike tracks for children and beginners, and an 850 square metre pumptrack. You can use our bike park free of charge, or you can join mountain bike courses for children and adults from the middle of June.
Three activities you don't want to miss out on in Myrkdalen; mountain biking, hiking and fjord adventures
If you want to experience biking in high mountain terrain, we recommend our guided e-bike tours on the gravel roads at Vikafjellet Mountain Plateau. Myrkdalen Sport & Rental has a good selection of mountain bikes and e-bikes for rent.
The Rallar Road from Finse to Flåm
Biking the Rallarvegen is a must if you are in this region. This historical gravel road, which was built by the navvies from 1902 - 1904 in connection with the construction of the Bergen Railway, goes from stunning high mountain terrain at Haugastøl to luxuriant landscape in Flåm. Sleep and eat well at Fretheim Hotel, before new biking adventures starts in Myrkdalen, only one hour away.
2. Start hiking from the top of the skylift
The skylift right next to Myrkdalen Hotel is open in the summer months July and August. In five minutes the skylift brings you to 850 metres above sea level. For children and families we recommend taking part in our fun trail quiz on the track back to Myrkdalen Hotel.
If you want a more demanding hike, you can walk to Finnbunuten Mountain (1358 metres above sea level), which on clear days offer great views of famous glaciers such as Hardangerjøkulen, Jostedalsbreen and Folgefonna. Another option is to walk to the idyllic mountain farms Mørkvesstølen, along the track you can take a refreshing swim in the river.
3. Bike & Hike by the Nærøyfjord
Are you looking for a spectacular experience off the beaten track in a World Heritage Site? Our Bike & Hike product combine fjordcruise, e-biking from the fjord and hiking to Breiskrednosi mountain, which offers an airy view of the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord.
During your summer holiday in Myrkdalen you get to experience the best of Norwegian nature
If you want a less demanding Hike & Bike experience, we recommend the tour to the stunning Kvassdalen valley and the mountain farms at Vetle Grungen. The tours can be booked every day from July 1st.
4. Hikes with stunning fjord views
If you are after more demanding hikes with fjord views, we recommend the spectacular mountains in Jordalen. Jordalen is located only 40 minutes from Myrkdalen, direction Gudvangen. In this area you have several options, but two of the most visited mountains is probably Bakkanosi and Breiskrednosi - both of them offers an airy view of the UNESCO-listed Nærøyfjord.
5. Experience Flåm and the Nærøyfjord
Only 45 minutes driving from Myrkdalen Mountain Resort, you'll find the little fjord village Flåm, innermost in the Aurlandsfjord, which is renowned for its majestetic fjord landscape. Enjoy breathtaking views on a fjord cruise, take Scandinavia's longest zipline from the top of the world famous Flåm Railway, or visit Stegastein Viewpoint - which extends 30 metres out from the mountainside and 650 metres over the Aurlandsfjord!
6. Unique accommodation in Tråfjosen
Myrkdalen Mountain Resort also offers accommodation in untraditional units. Now you have a unique opportunity to sleep in an old barn, surrounded by history and beautiful nature.
In the forest below the express lift Storhaugekspressen, you'll find Tråfjosen, a barn where the cows in summer used to be gathered and milked in the olden days. The barn has been empty for over 40 years, but now it will be used again - as accommodation for people.
Inside the stalls are still intact, with beautiful slabs of slate to separate one from the other. In the south end we have installed a module, where one to four people can sleep.
7. The best pizza in Western Norway
I Restaurant Tunet at Myrkdalen Hotel you will be served the best pizza within miles. Someone once said that our pizza is so good that if you close your eyes you might think you are at a piazza in Napoli instead of a mountain hotel in Norway. Restaurant Tunet is open every day from June 19th!
8. Join a guided fly fishing tour with a Norwegian champion
In the summer season you have a unique chance to join Ingvild Aurdal, one of the best female fly fishers in the world, on a guided fly fishing tour. She will bring you to her favourite places in the Voss and Myrkdalen region.
9. Swimming in mountain tarns and rivers
Do you like refreshing swims in waterfalls, mountain lakes and rivers? The swimming possibilities in Myrkdalen are endless. We share the best swimming locations with you so you can experience refreshing swims - perfect after a long hike!
10. Adventure capital Voss
Myrkdalen is located in the northern part of Voss municipality, only 30 minutes from Voss town centre. Voss is a well known town, much due to the festival Extreme Sports Week - the largest festival of its kind in the world.
During the summer you can join a huge variety of adrenaline-filled activities - jump out of a plane high off the ground, feel the power of mother nature on a rafting trip or balance from tree to tree on the high ropes course.