Aurland Valley

Aurland Valley

Norway

The Aurlandsdalen is the Grand Canyon of Norway and this hike passes abandoned farms, lakes, crosses streams and waterfalls. 

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Starting point

Österbö


Finishing point

Vassbygdi


Distance

19 km


Length of time

6-8 hours


Ascent/Descent

800/-1 500


Difficulty

Red


Water along the way:

Yes


Shoes to choose

Hiking boots

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How to get to Aurland valley?


Drive 30 minutes from Flåm to Vassbygdi and then take the bus 30 minutes to Österbrö where the hike starts. You can also go by bus all the way from Flåm to Österbrö. From the finishing point in Vassbygdi you again catch the bus back to Flåm.


The hike through Aurland valley


The first part of the hike is easy following the river and there are a couple of stream crossings.

After a while the canyon walls grow closer and you eventually leave the river and hike upwards. Here you can choose to hike the difficult Bjonnstigen higher up or you can follow the lower trail along the river.


After passing by several farms you finally reach Vassbygdi where there also is a restaurant.

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