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Kingsroad Highlights (Vindhella/Galdane) - 3 days
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NB: The content and tour dates for 2020 season will be updated late 2019.

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Experience the most famous parts of the Kingsroad across Filefjell in three days! Stay in small wooden houses at Lærdalsøyri in the evening and walk in historical footsteps during the day. We will drive you to the famous Kingsroad sections.

ARRIVAL:
You have driven to Lærdalsøyri with a car and can check in for a nice afternoon and evening. You can also take a direct bus from Bergen (NX450 Sognebussen) and from Oslo (VY170 Sogn and Fjordane Ekspressen) to Lærdal several times daily.

DAY 1:
This day you will experience the famous Galdane as part of the Galdane-Seltunåsen round-trip. After breakfast you go to the bus stop at Lærdal Town Hall where the Kingsroad bus departs at 08:30 am (the bus tour is included in the price). The Kingsroad bus drives you to Sjurhaugen (arrival approx. 08.48 am). You cross the Lærdal river and take a left onto the section Galdane. The Kingsroad through Galdane is full of myths and stories that have inspired many national hymns and themes. You walk in historical footsteps through a rich cultural and natural landscape. To get the best out of the hike, read about the section Galdane here.

Take the lunch break at the homestead «Galdane». The place was cleared in the 17th century and has buildings from the 19th century and a great view to the Lærdal River and «Den Bergenske Hovedvej» (the Bergen main road which replaced the Kingsroad), where you will walk later. Infopoints on every house and you find two outhouses above the houses.
After the break you continue along the Lærdal river to Seltun bridge. From the bridge you follow the footpath along the E16 eastwards to the area «Koren» (approx. 1.3 km). Here you go up to the right on «Den Bergenske Hovedvej» from the 1840s (the signs differ from the signs on the Kingsroad). To get the best possible experience with «Den Bergenske Hovedvej» read more about Seltunåsen here.

After Seltunåsen you come down to the old E16 (historical route) Here you can see the ruins of the Steine ​​bridge which was part of the «Den Bergenske Hovedvej». Follow the old E16 towards Sjurhaugen (5-600 meters eastwards). At Sjurhaugen the tour is over. The whole trip can take between 3.5 and 4.5 hours. From the bus stop at E16, take a public bus back to Lærdalsøyri (the bus is not included in the price). See timetables and routes below.

DAY 2:
This day you will experience the famous Vindhellavegen as part of the Vindhella-Sverrestigen round-trip, and the national icon Borgund Stave Church. After breakfast you go to the bus stop at Lærdal Town Hall where the Kingsroad bus departs at 08:30 am. (included in the price).
The bus takes you to Borgund Stave Church (arrival around 08.55 am). Walk the Sverrestigen first. The path starts behind the red Borgund church just next to the stave church. Follow the signs.
History tells that the norse King Sverre in October 1177 took this path to bypass the farmers who were ready to throw stones and logs on his soldiers, the socalled Birkebeinerne. To get the most out of the hike read about Sverrestigen here.

You go through a very rich landscape. At the bench where the path divides into three, take a left and go towards the valley floor. Here you meet the old E16 and you go to Vindhellavegen (100 meters) at Rimskjold for a lunch break. At Rimskjold there is a nice piknik area and a toilet. After the break you continue up the famous bends of Vindhellaskaret. To get the most out of the walk, read the history of the Vindhellavegen here.

At the top you have to turn around and see this masterpiece of old days road construction. 150 meters further ahead you have two choices; Either the short version with the gate to the right and the path down to Borgund stave church. Or you can enjoy more of the Kingsroad by going straight ahead until it meets old E16, 300 meters east of the stave church. Then follow the old E16 back to the visitor center at the stave church.
The entire walk can take 2 to 3 hours.
You must buy a ticket in the visitor center to gain access to Borgund Stave Church, the museum, café and toilet. From the visitor center you take public bus back to Lærdalsøyri (public bus not included in the price). See timetables and routes below.

DAY 3:
After breakfast and check-out you will walk around in Old Lærdalsøyri, one of Norways best preserved wooden house towns which miraculously escaped the great fire of Lærdal in January 2014.
The main street Øyragata is the same as the Kingsroad, and one of the oldest shopping streets in Western Norway. For example, the old Lærdal market was held here already in the 16th century. The Kingsroad ends at the old harbor. Small shops and cafés. Feel free to visit the old-fashioned general store «Smak av Sogn» (Taste of Sogn) in one of old merchants houses. The hosts at Sanden Pensjonat offer 1 hour guided tour in this beautiful old town on request (NOK 750, -).

INCLUDED IN THE OFFER:

If you stay at Lindstrøm Hotel:
3 nights in a traditional hotel
3 breakfast
2 packed lunch you make during the breakfast
2 rides with the Kingsroad bus
WIFI

If you stay at Sanden pensjonat:
3 nights in a wooden building from the 1840ies in old Lærdalsøyri
3 breakfast
2 packed lunch you make during the breakfast
2 rides with the Kingsroad bus
WIFI

If you stay in Old Lærdalsøyri apartments:
3 nights in historic apartment in buidling from 1849 in old Lærdalsøyri
3 breakfast
2 packed lunch you make during the breakfast
2 rides with the Kingsroad bus
WIFI

EXTRA OFFER, NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
Dinner/supper
Public transport (bus) back after the tround-trips
Guiding day 3/last day

PRICE PER PERSON:

Accommodation at Lindstrøm Hotell:
Stay alone: 3 995,- NOK
Two persons in the room: 2 790,- NOK
To persons + extra bed (3 pers.): 2 245,- NOK

Accommodation at Sanden pensjonat:
Stay alone in room: from 3 590,- to 4 635,- NOK depends on the room
Two persons in the room: from 1 940,- to 2 465,- NOK depends on the room

Accommodation at Old Lærdalsøyri apartments:
Stay alone: 5 295,- NOK.
If 2 persons stays together: 2 800,- NOK.
If 3 persons stays together: 1 960,- NOK.
If 4 persons stays together: 1 545,- NOK.
(2 bedrooms: one with two single beds, one with dobbel bed)

BUS:
Transport to the round-trips:
Every day 08:30 am the Kingsroad bus departs from the bus stop at Lærdal Town Hall (included in the price)

Return day 1: 
Public bus to Lærdalsøyri from E16 bus stop at Sjurhaugen:

  • Aprox. at 02:50 pm. (VY170 Sogn og Fjordane-ekspressen daily). You have 5,5 hours available for the round-trip.
  • Aprox 06:30 pm. (rute 603 Fagernes-Lærdal daily but not Saturdays).You have 9,5 hours available for the round-trip.
    (subject to route changes)

Return day 2: 
Public bus back to Lærdalsøyri from Borgund Stave Church visitors centre:

  • Aprox. at 02.47 pm.(VY170 Sogn og Fjordane ekspressen every day). You have aprox. 5,5 hours for the round-trip with breaks and a visit to the stave church/visitor centre (subject to route changes)

Alternative: Solheim Taxi.

OBS: On 17th of August and 22th of August the hosts at Old Lærdalsøyri apartments will drive you to the round-trips. This is included in the price. You will go back with public bus (not in the price) as described above.

DINING:
Strandsitjaren restaurant at Lærdal Ferie- og Fritidspark
Laksen restaurant in Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre
The café in Lærdalsøren Hotel

RECOMMENDED ADD-ONS:
visit the Norwegian Wild Salmon Centre, Sogn Art Museum, Post- og Telemuseum
Guiding/storytelling on the roundtrips
Motorikpark at Lærdal Ferie- og Fritidspark

STAY LONGER IN LÆRDAL?
Lærdal is located in the middle of one of Norways most popular tourist regions. If you stay in Lærdal you will be able to reach all the attractions in the Sognefjord area in a short time (the Flåm Railway, the Nærøyfjord, The Aurland valley, Rallarvegen, Jostedal Glacier, Utladalen, and the stave churches; Urnes, Kaupanger, Undredal and of course the most autentic one, the Borgund Stave Church). Try Sanden Pensjonat, Lærdal Holiday and Leisure Park, Lærdalsøren Hotel or Old Lærdalsøyri apartments for more accommodation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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30. June 2019
Arrival 30.06.2019
Departure 03.07.2019
Number of guests 4 persons in 1 apartment
Number of days 3
Deadline 16.06.2019
Price 1 960,- NOK PER PERS. IF 3 STAY TOGETHER IN OLD LÆRDALSØYRI APARTMENTS
01. July 2019
Arrival 01.07.2019
Departure 04.07.2019
Number of guests 4
Number of days 3
Deadline 17.06.2019
Price NOK 2 165,- (ROOM 2) AND NOK 2 465,- (ROOM 8) PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS TOGETHER, SANDEN PENSJONAT
07. July 2019
Arrival 07.07.2019
Departure 10.07.2019
Number of guests 8
Number of days 3
Deadline 16.06.2019
Price NOK 2 790,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS TOGETHER, LINDSTRØM HOTEL
08. July 2019
Arrival 08.07.2019
Departure 11.07.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 24.06.2019
FULL!
Price NOK 2 465,- (ROOM 8) PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS TOGETHER, SANDEN PENSJONAT
11. July 2019
Arrival 11.07.2019
Departure 14.07.2019
Number of guests 4
Number of days 3
Deadline 27.06.2019
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Price NOK. 2 465,- (ROOM 8) PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS TOGETHER, SANDEN PENSJONAT
18. July 2019
Arrival 18.07.2019
Departure 21.07.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 05.06.2019
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Price 1 940,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS IN SAME ROOM, SANDEN PENSJONAT, ROOM 1
23. July 2019
Arrival 23.07.2019
Departure 26.07.2019
Number of guests 4
Number of days 3
Deadline 09.07.2019
FULL!
Price 1 940,- PER PERS. IF 2 SLEEPS IN SAME ROOM, SANDEN PENSJONAT, ROOM 5
26. July 2019
Arrival 26.07.2019
Departure 29.07.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 14.07.2019
FULL!
Price 1 940,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS IN SAME ROOM, SANDEN PENSJONAT, ROOM 1
28. July 2019
Arrival 28.07.2019
Departure 01.08.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 30.06.2019
FULL!
Price 2 465,- PER PERS. IF 2 PERS. STAYS IN THE SAME ROOM
28. July 2019
Arrival 28.07.2019
Departure 31.07.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 22.07.2019
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Price NOK 1 995,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS IN SAME ROOM, SANDEN PENSJONAT, ROOM 5
29. July 2019
Arrival 29.07.2019
Departure 01.08.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 15.07.2019
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Price NOK 2 565,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS IN SAME ROOM, SANDEN PENSJONAT, ROOM 8
30. July 2019
Arrival 30.07.2019
Departure 01.09.2019
Number of guests 5
Number of days 2
Deadline 12.05.2019
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Price EXTRA
31. July 2019
Arrival 31.07.2019
Departure 03.08.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 18.07.2019
FULL!
Price 2 565,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS IN SAME ROOM, SANDEN PENSJONAT, ROOM 8
03. August 2019
Arrival 03.08.2019
Departure 06.08.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 20.07.2019
FULL!
Price 2 465,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS IN SAME ROOM, SANDEN PENSJONAT, ROOM 8
05. August 2019
Arrival 05.08.2019
Departure 08.08.2019
Number of guests 8
Number of days 3
Deadline 08.07.2019
Price 2 790,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS TOGETHER, LINDSTRØM HOTEL
06. August 2019
Arrival 06.08.2019
Departure 09.08.2019
Number of guests 2
Number of days 3
Deadline 23.07.2019
FULL!
Price 2 465,- PER PERS. IF 2 STAYS IN SAME ROOM, SANDEN PENSJONAT, ROOM 8
22. August 2019
Arrival 22.08.2019
Departure 25.08.2019
Number of guests 4 pers. in one apartment
Number of days 3
Deadline 08.08.2019
Price 1 960,- NOK PER PERS. IF 3 STAYS TOGETHER
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