The King’s Road across Filefjell (3-days)

The King’s Road is a journey through history. The massive stone walls along the route were hand-built 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 paved secondary roads. The authentic sections make up a total of 45 km and are perfect hiking trails with overgrown grass and gravel.

The historic Royal Route is a 100km long cultural heritage that was the original main road between Oslo and Bergen. Today its one of the best restored and maintained hiking tracks. 

The walk along Kings Road across Filefjell offers several tracks and paths. It is a great route both for everyone in the family. The paths can offer everything from great scenery in short 2 km walks to multi-day tours and excursions.

The Kings Road was built already in the 1790s. Most of the road is still available and was recently restored as a new hiking trail, as a project started by the norwegian government in 2009.

In the old days the roads was used by horse and carriage, as well by foot and sledge in the winter. The route is fairly steep on some places and supported by a old rock and brick walls creating a spectacular view and some of the famous photos spots like the one from Vindellaveien that the route now might be most known for. This section of the Kings road is picture perfect, but unfortunately the road was deemed too steep for this type of traffic. The stretch was then replaced by a better road more suitable. In 2017 the Kings road won the “EU Prize for Cultural Heritage/ Europa Nostra Award” for the work and restauration done with the creation on the hiking route.

The route passes several waterfalls and rivers. A hike on this route can be recommended during all season. With snowshoes on the snow, or a hike in the spring when the flowers bloom. Or during a hot summer day. It’s never really the wrong time to take a hike on this trail!

Along the Kings Road route you will also find Borgund Stave Church, one of the most authentic and well-preserved of all of Norway’s stave churches. It dates back to 1180s and is a big tourist attraction by itself. Pass by to see the church exhibition, shop or visitor centre.

During this tour you can make use of the daily shuttle service and enjoy the highlights of the route as you prefer. No need to care about your luggage along the way, or where to sleep the next day.

Highlights

Kvamskleiva: This leg lifts you up and over Kvamskleiva overlooking the beautiful Vangsmjøsa lake.
Two stave churches: Along the route you’ll find both the Øye and Borgund Stave Churches.

Vindhellavegen: These famous switchback roads is a perfect combination with a visit to the beautiful Borgund Stave Church.
Galdane: A beautiful hike along the Lærdal river towards the historical farm Galdane.

Old Lærdalsøyri: Lærdalsøyri is an old trading place at the end of the Sognefjord. Walk through the streets and see the wooden houses built 100 to 300 years ago.

Transfer:

  • Included

Meal plan:

  • Breakfast Only

Accommodation:

  • Day: 1 - Tyin Filefjellstuene
  • Day: 2 - Tyin Filefjellstuene

Agenda day 1:

  • Bus: (Express Bus) Oslo Bus Terminal → Tyinkrysset

    Time: 5 hour(s)

    Ride with Valdresekspressen!

    Enjoy the scenic journey from Oslo to the Valdres Region. After leaving the bustle of the capital you will soon find yourself on countryside roads passing through small towns and surrounded by lakes and fields. As you get further into the country, you will see the mountains in the distance and before you know you’ll find yourself climbing the steep roads that take you straight into the national park. The coach has adjustable seats, free WiFi, outlets with USB charging ports and toilet facilities on board.

  • Accommodation: Tyin Filefjellstuene

    Filefjellstuene is located in amid beautiful surroundings, in the heart of Tyin/Filefjell. It is a lively place both during summer and winter as there a re loads of activities to do here such as ski touring, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, and trekking. Welcome

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Agenda day 2:

  • Hiking: Vindhellavegen & Borgund Stave Church

    Difficulty: Easy
    Time: 1 hour(s)
    Distance: 4 kilometers
    Ascent height: 200 meters

    Vindhellavegen combined with Borgund Stave Church is the most spectacular and famous part of The Kings Road. The hike was renovated by the Kings Road project and is not a superb hiking route.

  • Borgund Stave Church. ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Borgund Stave Church. ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Vindhellavegen ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Vindhellavegen ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Kongevegen, Vindhella ©Yngve Ask
    Kongevegen, Vindhella ©Yngve Ask
    Vindhella ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Vindhella ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Vindhellavegen ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Vindhellavegen ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Vindhellavegen ©Jotunheimen Travel
    Vindhellavegen ©Jotunheimen Travel
  • Hiking: Kyrkjestølen ↔ Maristova

    Difficulty: Challenging
    Time: 2-4 hour(s)
    Distance: 11 kilometers
    Ascent height: 508 meters
    Descent height: 351 meters

  • Kongevegen, Kyrkjestølen – Maristova ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Kongevegen, Kyrkjestølen – Maristova ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Kongevegen, Kyrkjestølen – Maristova ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Kongevegen, Kyrkjestølen – Maristova ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Kongevegen, Kyrkjestølen – Maristova ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Kongevegen, Kyrkjestølen – Maristova ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Kongevegen, Filefjell plateau ©Sverre Hjørnevik
    Kongevegen, Filefjell plateau ©Sverre Hjørnevik
  • Accommodation: Tyin Filefjellstuene

    Filefjellstuene is located in amid beautiful surroundings, in the heart of Tyin/Filefjell. It is a lively place both during summer and winter as there a re loads of activities to do here such as ski touring, cross country skiing, alpine skiing, and trekking. Welcome

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Agenda day 3:

  • Hiking: Øye Stavechurch- Tyinkrysset

    Difficulty: Moderate
    Time: 3-4 hour(s)
    Distance: 12 kilometers

    The hike between Øye and Tyinkrysset is one of the longer original stretches of the Kings Road across Filefjell. on the stretch between Vang and Lærdal. Most of the route is on a grassy road.

  • Bus: (Express Bus) Tyinkrysset → Oslo Bus Terminal

    Time: 5 hour(s)

    Ride with Valdresekspressen!

    Enjoy the scenic journey from Oslo to the Valdres Region. After leaving the bustle of the capital you will soon find yourself on countryside roads passing through small towns and surrounded by lakes and fields. As you get further into the country, you will see the mountains in the distance and before you know you’ll find yourself climbing the steep roads that take you straight into the national park. The coach has adjustable seats, free WiFi, outlets with USB charging ports and toilet facilities on board.

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