Cider stay at Brakanes Hotel

15 June 2023 - 14 August 2023

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The only "Fruit and Cider route" in Norway can be found in Ulvik in Hardanger. The route connects the three fruit farms Hakastad Gard/Ulvik Frukt og Cideri, Syse Gard and Lekve Gard/Hardanger Saft og Siderfabrikk, all within walking distance from each other. Experience the best of Ulvik with a stay at Brakanes Hotel.


Join in for a unique peek "behind the scenes", enjoy a tasting of delicous local cider and sample some scrumptious goods from the farmyard shops. In this tour we have included two nights at Brakanes Hotel in Ulvik accompanied by a cider tasting and a guided tour at two of the farms.

Price includes:

  • 2 nights at Brakanes Hotel incl. breakfast
  • 2 three course dinners
  • Cider tasting at two cider farms in Ulvik

Day 1: Arrival in Ulvik and check-in at Brakanes Hotel

Brakanes Hotel is about more than just providing you with a great place to spend the night. The hotel has 143 rooms spread over five floors, of which 90 are refurbished rooms facing the fjord. Furnished in a modern Nordic style, the rooms are the perfect starting point for your Hardangerfjord experience. 

The hotel also has a range of facilities for guests to enjoy. There is an indoor swimming pool, sauna, and fitness center, as well as stand-up paddleboard, kayak and bike rentals. For those who prefer to relax, there is a cozy lounge with a fireplace and a library stocked with books in multiple languages.

One of the highlights of Brakanes Hotel is its restaurant, which serves delicious Norwegian cuisine made from local ingredients.The restaurant has a lovely terrace overlooking the fjord, where guests can dine alfresco.

For those who love the outdoors, Ulvik is the perfect destination. There are plenty of hiking trails in the surrounding mountains which offers breathtaking views of the fjord. Visitors can also try their hand at fishing in the fjord or nearby rivers for trout and salmon.

Day 2: Experience the Fruit and Cider route

Start the day with a delicious breakfast in the hotel's restaurant and walk along the fjord to the start of Apalvegen. There is a 30 minutes walk from the hotel to the farms.

In this tour we have included two cider tastings with guided tours at 12:30 and 15:00. The first tasting will be held at Ulvik Frukt & Cideri. For the second tasting you can choose between Syse Gard and Hardanger Saft & Siderfabrikk. Between the tastings you can also visit the farm shops, which are open Monday through Saturday from 10:00-17:00.

The Fruit and Cider Route is a collaboration between Hardanger Saft- og Siderfabrikk, Syse Farm, and Ulvik Frukt & Cideri. Yearly, the group hosts festivals in May (Siderslepp; celebrating their ciders) and October (Fruktslepp; celebrating the fruit harvest). All farms have outlets selling cider and other farm produce, such as fresh fruit, meat and apple juice, so we do recommend visiting all three.

Read amore about The Fruit and Cider route here.

After learning more about the different farms and enjoying some refreshing cider, you walk through beautiful orchards back to the hotel where a 3 course dinner with local products awaits.

Day 3 - Check out and new adventures

After a good night’s sleep, round off your short break with a hearty breakfast.

Feel free to stay more nights and experience more of Hardanger. Here you can, among other things, walk Dronningsstien, one of HM Queen Sonja's favorite walks, go on a hike to Vøringsfossen waterfall or take a spectacular selfie on Trolltunga. See more activitieshere.

From 4246 NOK

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Where: Ulvik in Hardanger

Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

Transportation: On foot / Own car

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