Finse is surrounded by two national parks, Hardangervidda and Hallingskarvet. The popular bike route Rallarvegen also traverses through the high pass of Finse before continuing on to Hallingskeid, Myrdal, and down to Flåm. From Finse, there are great opportunities for day trips amongst the surrounding areas, whether you want a short trip of 1-2 hours or a long day of 6-8 hours. The terrain in the area has easy paths, but the landscape is also characterized by the wild nature, commonly found in western Norway.

In October 2010, Friflyt published Turer rundt Finse (‘Trips around Finse’). The book includes tips for trips / hikes both during summer and winter. On the DNT site UT.no there are also suggestions for walks on Hardangervidda. More information on marked routes from DNT are found here.

We recommend using a map and compass (and possibly GPS) when you go on a trip from Finse, as the weather can change quickly. Maps and any outdoor equipment can be purchased at the front desk of the hotel.

Please contact us at Finse 1222 if you want help planning your trip.

See our suggestions for day trips from Finse in summer here.

See our suggestions for day trips from Finse in winter here.