Ullensvang, Norway

Ullensvang is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Hardanger. The administrative centre is the village of Kinsarvik. The major part of Ullensvang is located near the Hardangervidda national park, Europe's biggest mountain plateau.

Ullensvang is Norway's biggest supplier of fruit, especially sweet cherries and apples. Every summer a cherry festival is held at Lofthus. Each May a musical festival is held at Ullensvang Hotel (built in 1846), when musicians from all of Norway come to the village. The famous composer Edvard Grieg spent many summers at Lofthus, and the festival is held in his honor.

Other attractions include the medieval churches at Lofthus (built in 1300 and Kinsarvik (built in 1160), several waterfalls, the flowering season in May, and museums at Aga, Utne, and Skredhaugen.

Things to See & Do

* Cherry festival at Lofthus
* Hardangerfjord
* Ullensvang Hotel
* Medieval churches at Lofthus
* Waterfalls

General information

Cruise Season – Feb - Dec
Currency - Norwegian krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 1,287 km²
Population – 3,550 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 47

Travel Links – There are bus and train services available to the Hardanger region from Bergen, Oslo, and Voss.

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