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Utne Hotel is Norways oldest hotel still in operation. The hotel was established in 1722 and remained in the same family for 250 years.

Today, Utne Hotel is owned by a foundation. The rich collection of heritage treasures is still to be found at the hotel.

Do you seek a perfect centre for touring an area rich in natural beauty, where you can holiday at a leisurely pace in relaxing surroundings. In the hart of Hardangerfjord you can find a spot, with crystal clear air and fresh spring water.

Ullensvang is the most important fruit growing municipality of the country and about 80% of the sweet cherries (morellos) are harvested here. Ullensvang Research Centre (Planteforsk) that is a national centre for fruit- and berry research, accepts groups of professionals for sighteeeing. Opportunity to visit the laboratories and research fields. At Bleie about 4 km south of Agetunet the farmers Gjertrud and Lars Bleie welcome guests for sightseeing by appointment. They tell about the everyday life at the farm and the dramatic avalanche winters of 1992-93.


Parts of Foglefonna, Norway´s third largest glacier, is situated within the boundaries of Ullensvang municipality. Hikes with guide from Aga, or Bleie can be arranged.

The composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) lived occasionally at Lofthus and composed many of his most famous works here. The composer Edvard Grieg came for the first time in 1878, and spent many summers, and one winter in Lofthus. In Lofthus, he found the inspiration for music like "Springtime", "The Holberg Suite" and "Peer Gynt Suite". His composers cabin is still at Hotel Ullensvang, displayed in the hotel garden, and the surrounding nature can still inspire and impress even the greatest travellers! Hotel Ullensvang is family owned, and has been since the establishing in 1846.