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!
The weekend of September 7th to September 9th, the bi-annual Poetry-festival will once again be hosted in Ulvik, and the theme for this year’s festival deals with what role and function poetry has in the public conversation. This is the 10th anniversary of the festival, which will be celebrated with the launch of the Olav H. Hauge-scholarship for young poets. The scholarship will be awarded furing the opening ceremony. The festival will also celebrate the 200th anniversary of A.O. Vinje and the 150th anniversary of Det Norske Samlaget (a publishing company centered on the Nynorsk-form of Norwegian).
Several notable Norwegian and Nordic poets will appear at the festival alongside skilled musicians and other artisians. Check out poesifestivalen.no for program and tickets.