Ulvik herad is a municipality in Vestland county. It borders in the west to Voss herad, in the north to Aurland, in the east to Hol, in the south to Eidfjord, in the southwest to Ullensvang municipalities. Ullensvang is located in the province of Hardanger and was part of Hordaland county until the merger into Vestland county in 2020.



The village is located around the northeastern arms of the Hardangerfjord, Osafjorden and Ulvikfjorden, and extends far into the Hardangervidda, so that the northernmost of Hardangerjøkulen, the westernmost of Hallingskarvet and Finse and Hallingskeid are within the municipal boundaries.

The town of Ulvik with Brakanes as its center has 521 inhabitants as of 1 January 2020, and is located almost in the heart of the Ulvikfjord with the wood products and furniture industry and 4 hotels. Agriculture is characterized by fruit and berry cultivation and sheep farming.

Highway 7 and highway 13 pass through Ulvik. A section of the Bergen line, with the line's highest station, Finse station, runs through the municipality.



Ulvik Poetry Festival is held every other year and for the ninth time in 2016.

Millennium site
The municipality's millennium site is the common.

Known residents
Marcus Schnabel (1744-1780), priest and linguist
Olav H. Hauge (1908–1994), poet
Sigbjørn Bernhoft Osa (1910-1990), fiddler (hard fiddle)
Lars Sponheim (1957-), Member of the Storting 1993-2009, leader of the Liberal Party 1996-2009, Minister, County Governor of Hordaland
Terje Breivik (1965-), Member of the Storting (V) from 2013