Hallingdal – Valleys and Wildlife, July 11-12
The excursion to Hallingdal offers a glimpse into the beautiful Norwegian mountain area and wildlife. This trip is a good choice for those who want to experience some of the Norwegian nature without demanding hiking.
Photo: Nora Valen
The schedule and accommodation are subject to change.
Hallingdal is one of the great valleys in Eastern Norway and a gateway to the mountain area of Hardangervidda. Hardangervidda is a National Park and Europe’s largest mountain plateau. As it is a plateau, it is not as rugged as Jotunheimen and therefore an easier hike.
The trip starts at SkiStar Hemsedal, where we will take a open-air ski lift to the top of the hill. You can experience a great view over the mountains while we enjoy our lunch. Next, we travel to the town of Hemsedal. Here we will go for a short walk, get a taste of outdoor life while we learn how to cook food on a campfire and try other outdoors activities.
We will stay the night at Liatoppen Fjellstue. This mountain lodge is approximately 1000 meters above sea level, and offers a great opportunity for a short evening walk with a spectacular view of the valley.
On Sunday we will visit Langedrag Mountain Farm and Wildlife Park, where we can see both Norway’s wild and domestic animal heritage up close: moose, wolves, lynx, goats, etc. Have you ever wanted to feed a moose or to pet a reindeer? This is your chance! After Langedrag, we will head back to Blindern Dormitory.
- Shoes for walking in terrain (no slippers or sandals etc.)
- Small backpack or shoulder bag to carry your lunch
- Comfortable clothes
Since the mountain lodge sits ca. 1000 meters above sea level and the weather changes quickly, you should bring warm clothing.
Information about room and board
- Bedding is provided
- Lunch is not included on day 1. If you are a resident at Blindern Dormitory you must pack your lunch at breakfast. If you do not live at Blindern Dormitory you must bring your own lunch.
- Students who prefer beverages other than ordinary tap water (which is of good quality in Norway) at dinner will have to pay for this individually.
The bus leave from Blindern Dormitory and will be parked in Problemveien between the portal entrance to Blindern Dormitory and Lucy Smiths hus (no. 1). Buses leave promptly, and will not wait for latecomers!