Accommodation and cafes along Rallarvegen
Haugastøl is the perfect starting point for cycling Rallarvegen. They offer accommodation in modern apartments and dining in the restaurant. The cafe has home-made cakes and buns, as well as snacks and drinks. There are good parking options here, easy access from road 7 and a short distance from the train station.
Hotel Finse 1222 is a hotel with a lot of history, and a spectacular location between Hardangerjøkulen and Hallingskarvet. The doors opened for the first time in 1909, and in 2020 they completely renovated the hotel with the help of Snøhetta. Hotel Finse 1222 offers accommodation in new and upgraded rooms, and a first-class restaurant with a majestic view. The hotel is located right next to Finse train station, which is the highest station in Norway. Feel free to take the time to visit the Rallar Museum in the eastern locomotive hall, here you will find exhibitions and Cafe Rotaren.
Fagernut Vokterbolig is located along Rallarvegen at 1310 m.a.s.l. between Finse and Hallingskeid. There is a rallar cafe and exhibition here. Fagernut has a long history as a residence for both train workers and tourists, here you can learn more about the history of Fagernut. The operation of the residence takes place on a volunteer basis, and is protected by the National Archives. Opening hours are from mid-July until the start of school, then open at weekends until mid-September.
Hallingskeid is an old engineer's residence that has now become a self-service tourist cabin from DNT. You need membership in DNT to access the key. There is also a train station at Hallingskeid. During the construction period of the Bergen Railway, Hallingskeid was originally built as an infirmary. In later times, it was used as a mountain lodge and was the starting point for long, beautiful mountain hikes. In 1963, parts of Hallingskeid burned down, and were not rebuilt. In 1972 DNT took over the operation at Hallingskeid as a self-service cabin.
Cafe Rallaren is located by Myrdal station and is a junction between the Flåmsbanen and the Bergensbanen. At Cafe Rallaren, they serve both hot and cold dishes. From the station it is a short distance to the impressive Myrdalsfossen and the 21 hairpin bends down to Flåm.
Vatnahalsen Høyfjellshotel is a traditional hotel from 1896. It was originally built as a sanatorium, but it was never used for that purpose. Instead, it was used as a hotel when the construction of the Bergen Railway began. The hotel burned to the ground in 1940, and it took almost 15 years before they were able to open their doors again in 1954. They offer accommodation, dining and activities in a beautiful setting.
I Flåm there are several accommodation options and catering. Feel free to look at Flåm website for more detailed information.
Camping along Rallarvegen is a great experience. There are many good opportunities for camping along the route. The only tent ban zones are between Haugastøl and Tunga, as well as in the center of Finse. The tent ban has been introduced to take account of the cabin owners in the area.