Best bird watching trails in Vestland, Norway

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Explore the most popular bird watching trails in Vestland with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Map of bird watching trails in Vestland, Norway
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#1 - Aurlandsdalen - Finse to Aurland
Hallingskarvet National Park
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Length: 31.5 mi • Est. Multi-day
From the monumental high mountain landscape of Finse over the lush deep valleys down to Aurland. Through dramatic waterfalls to romantic flower meadows. Three days full of small and large unique experiences. ROUTE DESCRIPTION: Finse (Brebua) - Geiterygghytta - Steinbergdalen - Østerbø - Vassbygdi Stage 1: High mountain stage from Finse to Geiterygghytta via Sankt Pål with a wonderful view of Hardangerjøkulen in the south and Skarvheimen and Jotunheimen in the north. Stage 2: From Geiterygghytta to Aurlandsdalen, past Steinbergdalshytta. Stage 3: From Østerbø the wild and beautiful Aurlandsdalen goes down to VassbygdiShow more
#2 - Bondhusvatnet
Ænes, Vestland, Norway
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
This exceptionally beautiful hiking trail was laid out in 1863 and originally served to transport ice from the Bondhusbrea glacier down to the fjord and from there further abroad. The trail continues along the lake and is easy to hike. The gravel road up to Bondhusvatnet lake is also suitable for strollers and wheelchairs. Optional: You can prolong the hike following the trail up to a moraine below Bondhusbrea. Show more
#3 - Rundemanen
Bergens Fjellstrekninger Dyrelivsfredning
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 3 m
This hike takes you through wooded and open areas with uninterrupted views over Bergen and its surroundings, including the fjord and its many islands. The views are spectacular even in heavy fog. The trail is easy to follow and meets the skills of the average hikerShow more
#4 - Husedalen waterfalls
Hardangervidda National Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
This scenic hike through the Husedalen valley is said to one of the most beautiful walks in this part of Norway. The route follows a path giving you views of four stunning waterfalls on the way from Kinsarvik to the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The scenery and waterfall simply take your breath away. The trail is intermittently waymarked with red ‘T’ signs painted on rocks. Follow the path along the river and read the information boards along the way. Some parts are demading and steep, slippery when wet.Show more
#5 - Molden
Luster, Vestland, Norway
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
Molden is often referred to as the most beautiful viewpoint in the municipality of Luster in southwestern Norway. A breathtaking view over the turquoise Lustrafjord. Molden is easy to reach via forest and forest paths, so that every hiker has the opportunity to climb the summit without being an accomplished climber. On the way to the summit you will pass the old alpine hut Svarthiller, which offers a good resting place and the first real viewpoint of the fjord.Show more
#6 - Nigardsbreen
Jostedalsbreen nasjonalpark
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Length: 4.5 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
This trip leads to one of the most accessible glaciers in Norway. Even at this low altitude of almost 300 meters above sea level, you get the feeling that you are in an alpine, evenly polar environment between the lake and the glacier tongue, and further down by the river delta you can observe some of the processes that form the landscape. This trip is child friendly.Show more
#7 - Tinnhylen, Hadlaskard, Litlos, Besso, and Tinnhylen loop
Hardangervidda National Park
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Length: 57.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
Wonderful, varied stage hike in the Hardangervidda National Park.Show more
#8 - Lilletopp
Odda, Vestland, Norway
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 22 m
This is a short but steep, exhilarating hike that offers breathtaking views of the glacier and Sørfjord from the top. The trail is well marked and well maintained with steps, handrails and stairs. Suitable for children.Show more
#9 - Fannaråken
Jotunheimen nasjonalpark
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 6 h 41 m
A nice and easy hike along the valley until you hit the ascent with switch backs and some light scrambling. There is a tough section within the ascent but nothing unmanageable. The Trail is clearly marked throughout, apart from the glacier section, where some route finding and decision making is required. On a clear day you will have a with great view of the valley and surrounding peaks.Show more
#10 - Finse til Hardangerjøkulen
Vøringsfoss, Vestland, Norway
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Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 3 h 4 m
A scenic hike from Finse to the edge of Hardangerjøkulen. A fairly straightforward hike, as there are no trees and you can see your destination (the glacier) the entire time. The climb is quite shallow for most of the way, with several short periods of steep ascents. Lots of rocky terrain and muddy/boggy ground. At the destination, glacial melt creates deep mud, so keep an eye on your footing as you approach the ice. Overall a beautiful, scenic hike.Show more
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