Pictures from Solvorn and Walaker Hotel
Hikes around Walaker Hotell
The western part of Norway is famous for its magnificent hikes and great views. Luster, with its mountants and fjords, is no exception. Placed in Solvorn, in the middle of Luster, Walaker Hotel is an excellent base camp for hikes in close proximity. Ask our staff for suggestions or use www.ut.no, DNT (Norwegian Trekking Association) own webpage to research trips suited for you (modified to work with google translate).
Here are some of our favourites:
Setålen is a Norwegian summer shieling, and a lovely tour taking around two to three hours. The trip offers fresh air, walking in pinewoods and great views of Solvorn, the Lusterfjord and Urnes. Starting outside the Hotell and ending in the garden with some refreshments.
Solvorn-nipa is one of the longer walking excursions to take. Starting right outside the hotel, this path will lead you almost straight up 1031 meters. Recommended for people staying two or more nights, and with a good physical health. The trip taking approximately 7-8 hours gives a great view of Solvorn.
Link to maps and information at UT
The track to Huraplassen follows the old church road, up through the village, and into the woods. Quite steep at times, but gives a great feeling of walking in the Norwegian woods.
Molden has become one of the most popular tracks in Luster. Starting either at sea level or at 500 meters, Molden is approachable for most people accustomed to walking outside. With its height of 1118 meters, Molden gives great views both inwards and outwards of the fjord.