The perfect combination of western mountains and the great climate of the east, creating a haven of outdoor adventure and beautiful views.
Vang is the western-most municipality in Valdres. It connects eastern Norway to western Norway giving the country access to a coast full of fish and salt which historically was very important for the transport of goods before car transportation. Kongevegen over Filefjell to Lærdal, which has become an outstanding historically walking trail, is a part of that story.
It is also known as a mountainous municipality with an extraordinarily well kept network of trails. It has more peaks over 2000 metres than any other municipality in Valdres, making it a great place for off-piste ski touring in the winter and hiking in the summer. The region also has a ski resort called Tyin Filefjell where you can see the infamous Jotunheimen mountains in the distance.
Vang is a paradise for fishermen with hundreds of lakes to fish in. Hunting has always been important for locals and visitors to Vang with numerous reindeer traps can be found hiking in the mountains. It is always exhilarating to meet herds of reindeer in the mountains, and see that they follow the same migratory routes today as in the past.
Vang is the place for those who like nature and like to get above the tree line to enjoy panoramic views.
Head to the mountains! That´s the best tip for Vang. You can walk for days or you try out one of the day trips in this guide. Here´s ten hikes for the summer!
Three hours from Oslo - three hours from Bergen. Just in the middle is Vang muncipality.
Express bus from both cities is the easiest way to travel to Vang if you don´t use a car. www.nor-way.no