Hallingdal – Highland Heritage, July 21-22

The tour to Hallingdal offers a glimpse into the Norwegian outdoors as well as the heritage of the region.

Photo: S.Drevsjø ©

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.


On Saturday, we will visit Hemsedal where we will take the ski lift to the top of the hill. You can experience a great view while we enjoy our lunch. We will travel to Liatoppen Fjellstue after lunch, where we will stay the night.

On Sunday, we will visit Langedrag Mountain Farm and Wildlife Park, where we can see Norway’s wild and domestic animal heritage up close: moose, wolves, lynx, goats, etc. The park itself is nestled on a plateau where you can experience Norwegian mountain life. From Langedrag, we continue back to Blindern studenterhjem.

Packing list

  • Comfortable clothes (bring a change of clothes for the outdoor competition)
  • Raingear
  • Small backpack or shoulder bag
  • Sturdy walking shoes  (hiking boots or sneakers)
  • Swimwear and towel in case we find a place to take a bath (optional)

Since the mountain lodge sits ca. 1000 meters above sea level and since the weather changes quickly, you should bring warm clothing. 

Information about room and board

  • Bedding provided
  • Lunch is not included on day 1. If you are a resident on 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.
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Published Oct. 7, 2016 10:35 PM - Last modified Dec. 20, 2017 3:19 PM