Travel Blogs from Lofthus
We had a later departure this morning for our day's activities as the boat left the dock in Ulvik at 11:15 am. Luckily we had a short stroll from the hotel to the dock just behind the tourist office. The tourist office is closed for the season in most of these small towns on the Hardangerfjord, which is a bummer because that is where one can do …
Friday 6th June
We were very lucky, and had no rain during the night, however, when we got up there were heavy grey clouds in the sky, so we did a really quick pack up, and made it just in time before the rain started. Decided to drive out of Bergen and try to find a covered picnic table to have breakfast at, rather than trying to make do in the car, but due to one or two navigational errors – a bit of confusion between ...
... walk to the top it was spectacular. With a 600m+ sheer drop it is hard to explain so see associated photos please. Before going up I had all the intentions in the world of doing crazy photo poses by the edge. Up top, my age got the better of me, after looking down I chickened out and went for the ‘standing with arms raised’ pose. Laura outdid me with the ‘sit with legs nearly dangling’ look. The view was spectacular looking ...
... and chilled out for a bit longer before heading back to our apartment. The boys went for a walk for ice cream and I stayed back reheating our pasta from last night. We had our dinner, put on some washing, then watched a movie on TV, Crank, before heading to bed. The washing had only just finished when the movie finished at about midnight (damn front loaders!), so we put it in the dryer and set an alarm for 4am, when I got up and brought it back upstairs then collapsed back into ...
... when snow and ice might close the mountain passes.
Just before we arrived at our hostel, we also made a photo stop at probably the best waterfall we've seen so far. I forget the name, but you can see the beauty in the photos. We get to stay put for 2 nights here in Voss, so it's great for chilling out and resting for bus riding as I have a feeling it'll be another 6 hour drive to Oslo on Sunday.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Ullensvang Lofthus
This hotel is set in an incredible location. There are no other hotels like it in the area. The grounds and pool are great. Food at dinner and breakfast were disappointing and not in line with the rest of the hotel.
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