Attractions in Vang
Vang is the perfect destination for those that appreciate solitude on their outdoor adventures. The area is sparsely populated and not a very well-known spot, even for most Norwegians. But little Vang packs a big punch with a massive array of adventures waiting to be discovered.
The mountainous landscape is perfect for mountain biking and hiking in the summer. The winter offers endless skiing options, whether you enjoy ski touring on steep mountain slopes or cross-country skiing with panoramic views of the surrounding mountains.
The nearby Tyin Filefjell ski resort offers excellent on and off-piste skiing. Staying at one of the cabins at Tyin Filefjell is a great option all year round with many great outdoor adventures just a stone's throw away.
The best time to visit Vang
Vang is a popular year-round destination with just as many visitors during summer as during winter.
November to April
The first snow will usually arrive in November. You have many options for cross-country skiing throughout Vang or if you are more keen on hitting the alpine skiing slopes, go to Tyin-Filefjell which sometimes has the longest ski season in Norway, with snowy slopes until late May or early June. Being in a mountainous area, there are numerous options if you are keen on doing some ski touring. Expect to see temperatures ranging from -25 to 5°C
For outdoor activities, May and early June can be “in-between” months. Not quite summer, and still a lot of snow in the mountains. Hiking and biking in the woods or ski touring in the mountains with shorts and sunny days are often good options.
June to August
Hiking, fishing, and biking are the most common activities during this time of year, and the combination of culture and outdoor-experience that Kongevegen offers is the new summer hit in the area. Expect to see temperatures ranging from 10 to 20°C
September to October
Autumn is high season for hikes to the numerous mountains in Vang. Popular trips to Falketind and Uranostinden are often hiked with a guide. For other options check out the 10 most classic hikes in Vang. Also, this is a good time for a hunt. At Eidsbugarden you can go hunting for grouse.
Authentic Experiences and Guided Tours
Vang is situated right in the middle of Norway, between Oslo and Bergen, and is easily accessible from both cities. The easiest way to get to Vang is by driving your own car or by bus. There is no airport or railway in or near Vang.
Vang is easily connected to Oslo, Bergen, or Lillehammer by bus. From Oslo, choose Valdresekspressen (NW160) also with NOR-WAY Bussekspress. The bus ride from Oslo takes about 4 hours and costs 300-400 NOK.
From Bergen, choose the Øst-Vest Ekspressen (NW162) bus with Norway Bussekspress. It takes about 5 hours to get to Vang from Bergen and the ride costs about 500 NOK. This bus continues on to Lillehammer which takes about 2.5 hours.
It’s an easy car ride from both Oslo (3 hours) and Bergen (3,5 hours). Just find road 16 and follow it all the way to Vang.
Road 16 is the old “main road” between Oslo and Bergen. During wintertime, this is the safest route over the mountains between Eastern and Western Norway – open 365 days a year.
Getting to Eidsbugarden
Eidsbugarden, being situated in Jotunheimen National Park, is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. In the summertime, you can get to Eidsbugarden from Tyin-Filefjell by bus. This local bus corresponds with the Valdresekspressen bus which leaves Oslo at 9:00. You can also take the boat across Bygdin lake from Valdresflya. The boat takes 1 hour and 45 minutes and costs 250 NOK. This boat travel is a real hidden gem in Jotunheimen National Park.
In the wintertime, you can take the snowcoach operated by JVB.
Getting to Tyin-Filefjell
Tyin-Filefjell is a center for good skiing in the wintertime. Getting to Tyin-Filefjell is easy as it is situated along the main road and you can take the bus there from anywhere along road 16.