Historical hiking on trails from 1793 The King's Road over Filefjell
Multi-day hiking tour with shuttle service
Farmlands, mountains and fjords

The King's Road over Filefjell is a historical hiking trail. On foot, travel between historic markets, stunning fjords and inland valleys, just as Norway’s historic ancestors did. After a few days, you’ll venture into new landscape with its own aromas, sounds and topography, heading from lush fauna in the Lærdal valley to the high mountain flora on the Filefjell plateau.

On this multi-day hiking trip you'll have one basecamp, and make use of a daily shuttle service to the starting point of the different highlights of the route. The King's Road will give you a great taste of what this amazing area has to offer, and yields the possibility to see both fjords and mountains, sample traditional local food and learn about local history and culture.

Program Map
Specially recommended for

The King's Road is suitable for all members of an average family. Ask for advice about what routes will fit your family if you are uncertain. 

Active best-agers

This is the perfect round trip for active best-agers looking for the little extra. History, good food and amazing views in great combination. 

Well-prepared hiking trails The hiking trails on the King's Road across Filefjell are well-prepared and well-marked with signs and several information boards along the way.
A millenium of history The King's Road offer visitors a unique hiking and cultural experience. The road was completed in 1793, and it replaced the old bridle and packhorse track from the middle ages, and the post trail from the 17th century.
All-year adventure This road is a perfect all-year adventure. During winter time the authentic sections of the route are perfect trails for snowshoeing.
The King's Road over Filefjell
Day by day program

The King’s Road is a journey through history. The massive stone walls along the route were handbuilt by thousands of workers, forming the main road between Oslo and Bergen in the 18th and 19th century.

The 100 km route consists of four original road sections connected by secondary roads. The authentic sections make up a total of 45 km of road, and are perfect hiking trails with overgrown grass and gravel. If you choose Filefjellstuene as your base and make use of their daily shuttle service, you can enjoy as many of the highlights of the route as you prefer, without having to worry about your luggage along the way.

× Please note that the order of the program may vary depending on weather conditions.
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