The region around the Hardangerfjord has the perfect climate for fruit production in Norway. The Orchard hike in the village of Lofthus takes you through the home of over 500 000 fruit trees. Depending on when you want to visit you get to see a part of the lifecycle of the trees and the farmers. Each season has something special to offer!
From the quiet and frozen winter landscape covered in a sprinkle of white waiting for another season to come. During the spring you get to see how nature wakes up back to life, everything turning green and the fruit trees in its full blossom. The blossom normally last around one month, starting late April or early May depending on a warm or a cold spring.
In the summer and early autumn, the farmers are out picking the gifts from the trees starting with cherries and plums, then later apples and pears. In the autumn the colors change again, and the mountain sides are glowing in yellow, orange and red.
The hike takes us through the orchards into the deep Norwegian forest and up to a stunning viewpoint over the village. Here you get served a light lunch enjoying the silence and stunning view. What is in the lunch is depending on the season, but we can tell that no matter when you choose to go you will get “A taste of Norway.” After our break we find our way back down to the fjord. If you would like to end your tour with a cider tasting, contact Lofthus sideri.
Professional Guide, Storyteller & Motivator carrying safety and first aid-equipment
A light lunch with "A taste of Norway"
Fun, stressless and impressive hiking experience
Hiking poles on demand
Information about local nature and history
Level of difficulty: Easy
Please inform your guide of any medical conditions that might impact you during the tour or in an emergency.
Please note that there is a minimum number of 2 participants for the tour to run.
Approximately 3-4 hours • Approximately 6-8km • 450 m ascent
There are many trails to choose from. The route will be adjusted after your preference.
12 am. Meet the guide and travel companions at the reception at Hotel Ullensvang, Ullensvangvegen 865, 5781 Lofthus.
To book a private guide, choose the option ‘Private guide’. A group with a private guide, can include up to 8 participants/the price is equal to the price of 8 persons booked. For the private guide, make a booking for 8 persons, when placing your booking info, write ‘Private guide xx persons’ in the cell for your first name. And your full name in the cell for the last name.
To master the “art” of ski touring takes time. Why not combine it with exploring the beauties of the Hardanger region?
Experience snow-covered Trolltunga and the Norwegian winter up close and personal in our Arctic glamping tents.
From 12th Jan to 31st May
Set out to explore Trolltunga and its mountains covered in ice and pristine snow. An adventure far away from the business of the summer trail awaits you!
From 28th Dec to 31st May