Three days of hiking and relaxation in Aurland
Aurlandsvangen is the centre of Aurland municipality, with a population just over 800 people. When you check into Hotel Aurlandsfjord, you can look forward to days filled with trips in the mountains, tranquillity by the fjord, tasty food, and hints of culture and history for those interested.
If you are into great adventures in the mountains, you have come to the right place. In Aurland you will find tracks suiting most preferences. The wild Aurlandsdalen Valley is probably the best known, at least among Norwegians, but there are plenty of other hikes to choose from.
It is also worth to go for a walk around the town centre and get to know the village’s interesting history. Here you find Vangen Church, a beautiful, whitewashed church made of stone from 1202. Norway’s last remaining shoe factory is also located here, idyllically located at the edge of the fjord. The factory still produces the original penny loafer The Aurland Shoe, that shoemaker Nils Tveranger gathered inspiration for in the USA early in the 20th century. The factory is today a part of Économusée Norway and offer guided tours where you can see the shoemakers at work. Off course they also have an outlet with shoes and handbags for sale, in case you want to invest in quality leather products.