Saturday July 13th, the annual uphill race Kvasshoven Opp kicks off for the twelfth time, where racers and hikers go from 0 to 1030 meters above sealevel. Hikers start between 8 AM and 11 AM, while the competitive racers start at 11:30 AM. There are several prices up for grabs, both for best time and a random draw of the participants at the award ceremony by Brakanes Hotel at 4 PM.
The quickest completion of the race for men is 46:49 and 54:57 for women. Think you can beat that?
For more information and to sign up, please see www.kvasshovdenopp.no
Thursday 6 July – Sunday 9 July: Ulvik Summer Festival
The 16th annual highlight of the year kicks off a massive celebration of the summer! Down by the boat-dock, you’ll find a large, local market with everything from woolen socks to snacks and haircare-products. At the dock, there will be several activities for young and old, whether you’d like to take a spin in a zorbing-ball on the fjord, give your children the opportunity to go on a ride with the Elias-boat or try your hand (or arms!) at the hanging-competition over the fjord. The national championship in pallet-paddling takes place here with awards for the best and most creative teams. Join the grand fishing-competition, and enjoy the after-fish and events at Brakanes hotell and the Green Café. Welcome to a weekend jam-packed with fun and activities for the entire family! Updates (in Norwegian) found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/377325832458436/
Experience mountains and fjords in Ulvik. Follow some of the many marked hiking-paths into the mountains for a unique view over the town or experience the fjord up close. Try your hand at waterskiing or rent a boat or kayak to tour the area between the steep mountainsides, or go for a cooling dip at one of the numerous bathing-areas around town. Learn to brew tea based on local, edible plants from the mountain with the help of a local guide or try the local town quiz in town centre. Ulvik has something to offer for everyone, young and old!