Ulvik is a tiny village in Norway’s rugged Vestland, located at the end of the Ulvikafjorden as it branches from Hardangerfjord. It’s the birthplace of the Norwegian poet, Olav H. Hauge, who is celebrated with his own museum and on the doorstep of one of Norway’s most impressive bridges.
Walk, cycle or drive across the 1,380-metre-long Hardanger Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in Norway. It traverses the Eidfjorden and offers magnificent views across the emerald waters below. At the northern end of the bridge, you can enter the Vallavik Tunnel, which includes a spectacular roundabout before continuing along a shorter tunnel to Ulvik.
Ulvik makes an ideal base for cyclists wanting to tour the Rallarvegan, a recreational route that was originally built in 1902 as an access road for the Bergen Line railroad. Ride between Haugastøl Station and Finse Station before crossing the spectacular mountains to Myrdal Station, then end your trip overlooking the Sognefjorden in picturesque Flåm.
Ulvik is just over two hours’ drive from Bergen Airport, which has flights to destinations across Europe. Buses are the main means of getting to Ulvik while ferries are an excellent way of exploring the Hardangerfjord.