Finse, Ulvik Municipality

4.7
#3 of 9 in Outdoors in Hardanger
Get away from the tourist crowds at Finse, a small mountain village popular for hiking or biking. The area offers plenty of outdoor opportunities, such as walks along the lake or the dam surrounded by forests and hills. Winter snows beckon visitors for cross-country skiing, sail skiing, expedition training, and Red Cross training. Film buffs may appreciate the fact that several scenes from "Star Wars Episode V" were once shot outside of the town, and all of the "Ice Planet of Hoth" scenes. Getting here is easy from Finse Station, a stop on the Bergensbanen railway line. Use our Eidfjord travel itinerary planner to visit Finse on your trip to Eidfjord, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 6, 2017
    Stopping amid mountainous scenery in the Bergen railway station FINSE says. People dried Zack goes down. It was a landscape of snow, lakes, cliffs and with not much even from staff.
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  • February 11, 2017
    I took my friend here for a week long Arctic weather training and it was fun. We took sleds and skis and camped in the mountains, on the frozen lake and enjoyed the cold and snow. It was great walking...  more »
  • February 3, 2017
    Visited in the middle of winter while the Finse 1222 hotel was closed. Tricky as you will need to know someone with a cabin (hytte) or be comfortable and well supplied for winter camping. Remarkable s...  more »
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  • May 8, 2017
    Finse 1222 is a historical hotel located in the Norwegian mountains. To get to Finse 1222 you have to take a train (skiing or cycling is also an option), which makes the location quiet and serene. The employees are polite and friendly, speak English, and give you all the help you'd need. The rooms are nice and comfortable.
  • July 8, 2017
    Finse 1222 is a good example of a overrated hotel. This place is surrounded by a great landscape but the hotel itself is disappointing. The room I stayed was extremely noisy (I couldn't sleep) and I had to pay 600kr for a very poor dinner (for one person!!!).
  • February 5, 2017
    It is a great little hotel. Basic rooms but they are clean. Good basic breakfast with the ability to pack your lunch. Dinner is a three course meal and has been of good quality.
  • October 18, 2016
    Uniquely placed hotel up in the mountains. Great atmosphere in the hotel and it is nicely run as a sports-hotel with set dinners of high quality. Friendly people. Great views and a great starting point for walks and skiing.
  • August 7, 2016
    Great place for a stop. Friendly staff from all over the world and beautiful scenery. If you don't want to bike or hike probably not the place for you

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