Tips til familieferie i Myrkdalen

Family-friendly holiday in Western Norway

Visit Myrkdalen for unforgettable, family-friendly fjord and mountain adventures. Myrkdalen is perfect for those seeking an active holiday for the whole family, with mountain hikes, biking, fishing, and fjord experiences.

 

The ideal base for an active holiday

Myrkdalen is located in Voss, the small village known as the adventure capital of Norway. Staying in Myrkdalen means that you are conveniently close to a variety of outdoor activities that the whole family can enjoy. You have the mountains and hills literally at your doorstep, with trails and gravel roads ready for you to explore.

Stay at Myrkdalen Hotel or choose self-catering accommodation.

 

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURES:

Start the mountain hike with the chairlift

Sommarheis
The summer chairlift runs in July and August

A stone's throw away from Myrkdalen Hotel is the Myrkdalsekspressen, the chairlift that transports the whole family up to the mountains within 5 minutes.

From the top (860 MASL) you can walk down to Fjellstova Vetlebotn café or take another short and popular hike to the idyllic, old farm called Mørkvesstølen. On hot summer days you can dip your toes in the streams along the trail. If you want to hike farther, you can continue from the farm towards Svortetjødn, a small, secluded tarn where a refreshing swim awaits.

På tur ned til Vetlebotn
Hiking with kids down to Vetlebotn.

 

Take the hiking trail quiz 

Vetlebotn Fjellstova ved Kari Traa-trekket

Trail quiz is fun and keeps the kids entertained while hiking. Pick up quiz map and reply form at Myrkdalen Hotel before you go and find the questions we’ve put up between Vetlebotn and Helgatun. A small prize for the kids awaits after answering all the questions.

Take a small break and relax at Fjellstova Vetlebotn café. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, ice cream, baked goods, or traditional Norwegian dishes before continuing down the fun trail quiz back to Myrkdalen Hotel.

– It's not just about skiing in Myrkdalen. The food there is also a reason to go.

(Bergens Tidende April 7 2022)

Middag Nuten Restaurant

Biking for the whole family

850 kvm pumptrack i Myrkdalen

Sykkelanlegget kan nyttast fritt gjennom heile sommaren. Foto: Jon Hunnålvatn

Right outside Myrkdalen Hotel we have an 850 square meter pump track, as well as a skills course with elements for different levels. It suits beginners and children but some of the elements can also challenge the more experienced bikers.

 

Kids who like biking will enjoy a holiday in Myrkdalen.

 

For even more fun bouncing, you can try our jump lines, right by the ski bridge over RV13 towards Årmotslia. They have varying difficulty levels to satisfy everyone.

No need to bring your own bikes if you don’t want to. We have bike rental for both children and adults, just outside the hotel.

Sykling i Myrkdalen

 

Play family-friendly disc golf

frisbeegolf i Myrkdalen

Disc golf is one of the world's fastest growing sports and has lately become very popular in Norway as well. During summer in Myrkdalen you can find a family-friendly 5-hole course right by the chairlift. The goal of the game is to hit the basket with your disc, with the lowest number of total throws.

The course is free to use. If you don't have your own discs you can rent at Myrkdalen Hotel.

 

Combine hiking and fishing

Glad i jakt og fiske?

Small fishing lakes, one after the other in Sendedalen.

The wild mountain terrain at Vikafjellet, only 15 minutes’ drive away from Myrkdalen, has a variety of different trails, surrounded by lush green landscape. The trail along the four mountain tarns in Sendedalen valley is perfect for families with children. Hike as far as you want, take a swim in one of the tarns or cast your fishing rod. Just remember to buy fishing permit for the area at Myrkdalen Hotel.

Fisking og bading i Sendedalen
Fishing in Sendedalen.

 

Outdoor games and obstacle course

Outdoor games

Right outside Myrkdalen Hotel is our little town square where you can play outdoor games with your family during the summer season. Easy games and activities such as tossing horseshoes and walking on stilts can be engaging and fun for everyone.

The self-timer system we use during winter in Landsbybakken can be found on the upper side of Myrkdalsstovo during summer. Challenge yourself and each other in a short but intensive obstacle course. This will be available from July 1 and is free to use at all times.

 

Visit Myrkdalen Horse center

Myrkdalen hestesenter

Myrkdalen Horse center is located just across the road from Myrkdalen mountain resort and offers track and mountain riding for both children and adults. Perfect for those who love animals!

 

Voss Active high rope & Zipline park

Aktiv familieferie i Myrkdalen

Voss Active high rope & Zipline park in scenic surroundings is only 15 minutes’ drive away from Myrkdalen. Enjoy varied, fun and challenging elements for all ages, high above the ground. The most daring ones can try the zipline park that crosses the river!

 

Experience biking on Rallarvegen

Rallarvegen
From mountain to fjord on Rallarvegen.

Those of you with older children should definitely have biking on Rallarvegen on your bucketlist. This is a historical, construction route built along the Bergen railway in 1904. Now it is a popular and scenic recreation trail for cyclists, a daytrip that stretches from the high mountain terrain in Finse and down to the fjord landscape in the charming village of Flåm.

For a truly raw experience we recommend taking the Flåm Zipline, Scandinavia’s longest zipline, on your way down.

 

Hike to Prest mountain top with fjord view all the way

Prest

The hike up to Prest begins at the scenic route, Aurlandsfjellet, approximately 1 hour drive from Myrkdalen. It’s a short and easy hike for the whole family, with fantastic view, already after a few hundred meters.

The trail is clearly marked all the way up to the viewpoint (1363 MASL), about 2,5 km from the starting point.

You are rewarded with a stunning, panoramic view of the Aurlandsfjord that stretches from south towards Flåm to north where it meets the Nærøyfjord.

 

This hike is suitable for children. Walk as far as their motivation allow and enjoy the view already after a few hundred meters.

 

Stay at Myrkdalen Hotel or choose self-catering accommodation.