The «hiking bus» takes you from Flåm, Aurland or Vassbygdi to Østerbø or Geiteryggen, which are great starting points for hikes in the Aurlandsdalen valley.
On the drive from Flåm to Aurlandsdalen, you drive in beautiful scenery. First you drive along the magnificent Aurlandsfjord, where the old farm Otternes is situated at the foot of the mountains. Otternes consists of a collection of 27 old buildings.
The bus drives through Aurlandsvangen, the community center in Aurland, and also pass the Turlidfossen waterfall before the bus goes on to Vassbygdi, a traditional farming community and a start and stop point for hiking routes in the Aurlandsdalen valley.
If you take the bus further up the valley, you will see more of the magnificent scenery. Lakes, rocks, valleys and cultural treasures such as old farms and dairy farms. The lush valley gradually changes to mountain landscape as you move further up.
The Aurlandsdalen valley is wild and beatiful, rich in experiences from high mountain terrain to abundant, lively valleys. This is a meeting place for mighty mountains, roaring waterfalls, quiet lakes and lush valleys with herbs, forests and fantastic historic landscapes.
In this long valley you can hike for days in both directions with overnight stays in tourist cabins, or you can take shorter hikes combines with a bus trip.
The old road between eastern and western Norway curls through the valley, an important transport and travelling way in earlier days. Along this route you find remnants that tells the story about a rich farming life in the past.
The “hiking bus” is popular, and on some days and for some part of the trip it may be necessary to get an extra bus. In those cases you may have to wait for some time before the extra bus is in place.
If you wish to take the "hiking bus" on other distances, you find other options under the trip "Hiking bus from Aurlandsdalen".
For more information about hiking routes, accomodation, etc., see www.sognefjord.no
About our trips
This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.)
Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable.
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