Popular fjord tour from Bergen
Running all the way from the Atlantic Ocean to the Hardangervidda plateu, the Hardangerfjord is the second largest fjord in Norway – also called 'The Queen of the Fjords', it includes two national parks, two national tourist routes, fjords, waterfalls and glaciers, all waiting for you to explore in one of the most beautiful areas in Norway!
Panoramic views with postcard-perfect photo opportunities, spectacular activities on extraordinary rock platforms, glaciers and fjord landscapes. Although the Norway fjords rough scenery seems untamed and challenging, the area offers excellent infrastructure with well-marked paths, roads, ferries and passenger boats from Bergen.
Omaholmen in Hardangerfjord. Photo: Sverre Hjørnevik - fjordnorway.com
Within the Hardangerfjord area, there is a wide range of hotels and cabins for overnight stays – within close distance to the most popular tourist attractions like Folgefonna glacier and Trolltunga (The Troll’s tongue) rock.
Every day there are busses, and boats departing from Bergen, taking you to the heart of the Hardangerfjord within two hours. The most popular tour from Bergen is Hardangerfjord in a nutshell. The tour includes train, bus, boat and a visit to Vøringsfossen (water fall) and Hardangervidda Nature Center in Eidfjord.
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One of the most popular attractions in Hardangerfjord is the full-day hike to the world known Trolltunga Rock, Norway’s most spectacular rock formation hovering 700 metres above Ringedalsvatnet lake in Odda.
Trolltunga. Photo: Scott Sporleder / Matador Network / www.fjordnorway.com
From the little town Jondal the Folgefonna Breførarlag takes you out on the Folgefonna glacier – tailor made tours for people in all ages. The tour is available on a day trip from Bergen and includes a 5-hour guided tour on the glacier Folgefonna. Or what about climbing the Via Ferrata, a breathtaking prepared climbing route with no need for climbing experience?
The Hardangervidda Nature Centre is a visitor centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment. With amazing panoramic movies, excellent interactive exhibitions and an award-winning café, the centre is great for the whole family.
The Hardangerfjord region hosts two of Norways National Tourist Routes. The routes take you through the most magnificent landscapes in Norway, and in May-June you can witness the spring in Hardanger, with the fruit trees blossoming in the valleys.
Rich cultural traditions
The cultural traditions are rich in the Hardangerfjord area. Norwegian icons like the Hardanger fiddle, the Hardanger embroidery and the Hardanger bunad (the traditional costume of Hardanger), can be experienced when visiting the region.
Museums and visitor centres in Hardanger presents the traditional life in the region, and Hardangervidda Nature Centre in Eidfjord is a great place for the whole family.
At Agatunet farm you can get an insight into how people have lived in Hardanger throughout the ages. Hardanger is known as Norway’s orchard. The fruit and cidre route in Ulvik you can visit three different fruit farms, takste the apples and fruits in liquid form and learn about its production and history.
Several farm shops in Hardanger are open, selling local specialties from the region.
The Hardangerfjord is the place where the mountains meet the fjords and ocean. A place where traditional Norwegian culture is presented at its best, with activities for people in all ages and physical levels.
The fresh air, the tastes of fresh fruits, the magnificent views and the rich Norwegian culture is the basis of your experience with the Hardangerfjord area.
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