EXPERIENCE

IN Haukeli

 
 

Summers in Haukeli are really something! A lot of people take their backpacks and go trekking in the mountains to really experience the authentic nature. If you have small children with you, maybe it’s more enjoyable going for a shorter hike with marked trails in town, and finishing the day with ice cream and swimming?

Our hotels and other lodging options offers soft beds and a cozy atmosphere. It is also nice to bike around town , or go for a more challenging bike ride on the mountain trails.

At the Tourist Information, Haukeli Bue, and at Haukeliseter Fjellstue, they will give you good tips on where to go and what to do!

Staying in Haukeli also gives you a good base for going on hikes to more famous destinations like Gaustatoppen, Norwegian Industrial Workers Museum “Vemork” in Rjukan or the Telemark Canal in Dalen.

ACtivities


HIKING AND TREKKING
In the Haukeli area you can choose between shorter hikes and longer treks.

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HUNTING
There are lots of hunting opportunities in the Haukeli area. Many hunters use Haukeli as a base for ptarmigan hunting in various mountain areas.

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FISHING
You will find numerous lakes and rivers to fish in the Haukeli area. Fishing is a popular activity here both in the summer and winter.

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SWIMMING
How about a swim in one of the many mountain lakes on a hot summer day?

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BIKING
Road biking, offroad biking or downhill biking in Haukeli.

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DOG SLEDDING
Haukeli Husky offers dog sledding all year.

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CANOE/KAYAK
At Haukeliseter Fjellstue you can rent canoes, kayaks or row boats.

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URDBØURI
In the west end of lake Totak, you can find the aftermath of what is believed to be Northern Europe’s largest rock slide.

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MYLLARHEIMEN
In Arabygdi by the start of lake Totak, you can find a monument and museum in honor of one of our most famous fiddle players.

 

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BERRIES AND MUSHROOMS
Have a taste of nature’s own menu!

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SUMMER FARMING
In the mountains around Edland and Haukeli you can run into sheep, goats and cows. They are either out on free range summer pasture or moved to some of the high mountain farms for the summer.

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STOREGUT
The Storegut monument is located by the school in Edland. Storegut from Edland was known for his unusual strength.

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“THE WATER ADVENTURE”
This is an interactive trail with activities for everyone in the family. You can also just go here for a hike. The trail is open all summer.

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Hardangervidda

Hardangervidda is Northern Europe’s largest high mountain plateau and the largest national park in Norway!
There are a lot of different plants and animals living in the park, and it is a popular destination for trekking and outdoor activities.

The mountain trout that swims around in the countless lakes are popular amongst fishermen. The national park is also the home of Europe’s largest population of native wild caribou. In addition to that, it is the southern most destination where you can find Arctic species like the Arctic Fox and Snowy Owl.

Many of the trails here are marked and you can get a hold of good maps from the Norwegian Trekking Association. The park can be entered from many different spots.