Summer holiday 2023: Experience the best of Fjord Norway
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! You will have plenty of activities to choose from - perfect for those looking for active family holidays.
1. Family-friendly mountain biking
Next to Myrkdalen Hotel, you'll find purpose built mountain bike tracks for children and beginners, as well as an 850 square metre pumptrack, the largest of its kind in this region. We have also built new jump lines with different levels of difficulty right by the ski bridge over the national road rv.13, to Årmotslia.
Guided e-bike tour in Myrkdalen
This summer we offer half day, guided e-bike tours on the many gravel roads in Myrkdalen. The tour starts from Myrkdalen Hotel and we will adjust the length and speed of the tour to each group. Experience great views and stunning nature experience.
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 e-biking on the gravel roads at Vikafjellet Mountain Plateau. Myrkdalen Sport & Rental has a good selection of mountain bikes and e-bikes for rent.
Rallarvegen (The Navvy 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 chairlift
The chairlift right next to Myrkdalen Hotel is open in the summer months July and August. In five minutes the chairlift 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.
Spend your holiday in Western Norway and experience the best of Norwegian nature!
3. Spend the night in a unique, old barn
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 cows during summer used to be gathered and milked in the old days. The barn has been empty for over 40 years, but is now in use again - as accommodation for people.
Stalls are still intact, with beautiful slabs of slate that separates one from the other. In the south end we have installed a module with space for accommodation for up to four people.
4. Play family-friendly disc golf
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 chair lift. 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.
5. Family-friendly trout fishing with guide
This is a family friendly activity and we will adjust the trip to weather conditions and group size. We have a variety of locations ranging from fishing from a boat in a lake to fishing in a tarn in high mountain terrain. All locations are close to Myrkdalen Mountain Resort.
6. Hikes with stunning fjord views
The cultural landscapes between Myrkdalen and Flåm and the UNESCO Nærøyfjord offer unique nature experience and spectacular views. If you hike up Breiskrednosi you are rewarded with outstanding view, 1100 masl, of Nærøyfjord, Bakkanosi and Gudvangen.
You can start the hike up from Rimstigen, but please note that this is a demanding hike through unmarked terrain.
7. Eat the best pizza in western Norway
In 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.
8. Experience Flåm og 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!
In Restaurant Arven at Fretheim Hotel in Flåm, you can enjoy a culinary experience based on Norwegian and locally produced ingredients. Whether you need energy boost between your activities or you want to bring a packed meal on your hike, you can visit the bakery and taste their homemade bread, pastries and sandwiches.
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. Visit the adventure capital Voss and the high-rope park
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.