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A man walking uphill on the trail to Prest in Aurland.
View from Mt. Prest towards Flåm and the surrounding mountains. A boat sailing on the fjord.
A person standing on the trail to Prest looking at the Aurlandsfjord on a grey autumn day.
A mother with two children hiking in Aurland. Sunset above the mountain range.
A person walking uphill in the distance. View of the Aurlandsfjord and fog covering the mountains.
Transportation to hiking trail

Bus to Mt. Prest

Enjoy a relaxing day with one of the most popular and stunning hikes in Aurland thanks to the bus to Prest, which will take you all the way up to the starting point and bring you back at the end. You can take the bus either from Flåm or from Aurland.

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Best time to go

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Timetable: Bus to Mt. Prest 2021

Dogs: Not allowed

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Hiking trail
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A person hiking on a mountain trail above the Aurlandsfjord in foggy autumn weather.

Plan your day

We recommend staying at either Fretheim Hotel in Flåm or Hotel Aurlandsfjord in Aurland. Start your day with a tasty breakfast before boarding the bus that runs from Flåm via Aurland and Stegastein to the starting point of the hike. The walk up takes up 1–2 hours and gives you time to enjoy the stunning panorama of Aurlandsfjord. The bus will return from the starting point.

Tip! Both hotels offer Hiking packages that include lunch packages and an aprés-hike featuring local beer and cured meat. 

A man in a yellow jacket sits on a rock on mt. Prest looking at the Aurlandsfjord on a cloudy autumn day

About the hike

The trail is quite challenging and has some steep sections with sheer drops at times. Nevertheless, with a gain in elevation of approximately 500 metres, it’s only 3 kilometres long – so it can be a wonderful adventure for the whole family. The trail leads to a viewpoint 1363 metres above sea level, where you can marvel at the breathtaking views of the Aurlandsfjord. The round trip should take around 3 hours.

The season for hiking to Prest starts in May and lasts until October. However, this will depend on the snow conditions. In June you should be aware that there could still be patches of snow on the ground and if the snow is still melting the trail could be both wet and muddy. Whenever you hike, be mindful that the mountain weather can change very quickly, so you should be prepared for all kinds of conditions.

Timetable

Timetable: Bus to Mt. Prest 2021

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