|Season (17 June 2019 - 1 Sept 2019)|
|Monday - Friday||09:55||- 19:10|
|Saturday - Sunday||08:20||- 19:10|
Day trip from Bergen to Hardangerfjord. Bus to Norheimsund, fjord cruise on a RIB boat and Hardanger Maritime Centre and Steinsdalsfossen waterfall.
An eventful day trip from Bergen to the Hardanger fjord. The trip starts by taking a scheduled bus service from Bergen to Norheimsund. In Norheimsund, you can experience a fjord cruise on a RIB boat, Hardanger Maritime Centre and the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall.
From the quay in Norheimsund, Norheimsund RIB Seafari takes you on the ultimate Hardangerfjord experience. On a comfortable RIB boat, you get to experience the fjord landscape at close range, and you get access to hidden gems that can only be experienced from a boat. Norheimsund RIB Seafari wishes to give you an experience in nature, and offers tours suitable for everyone. Stops to take photographs have been factored in, so that the experience can be preserved for posterity. The boat was new in 2019, has 12 individual seats and a crew certified by the Norwegian Maritime Authority.
At 9.55: Departure from Bergen Bus Station terminal O on Skyss scheduled bus service no. 925. (NB: the departure time on Saturdays and Sundays is 8.20)
You can buy bus tickets from the ticket machines at Bergen Bus Station or buy them in Norwegian kroner when you board the bus. The bus journey takes you through a varied landscape until you arrive at the Hardangerfjord in Norheimsund. The return bus ticket is NOK 79 (adult).
At 11.20: Arrival Norheimsund.
Disembark at the bus stop in Norheimsund by Thon Hotel Sandven. The stop will be announced over the speakers and on digital screens on the bus.
At 12.00: Fjord cruise on a RIB boat, duration 90 minutes.
The trip starts at Norheimsund Gjestehamn (guest marina), approximately 150 metres from the bus stop. You meet the boat’s crew beside the boat. Passengers are given suits and glasses, and safety procedures are reviewed. There are also facilities for storing luggage, a cloakroom and lavatories. We make a quick visit to Herand on this trip, which is beautifully situated on the Folgefonn peninsula, and continue up the Fyksesundet fjord arm to the off-road farm Botnen.
At 13.30: Hardanger Maritime Centre
After the fjord cruise, you follow Strandveien from the guest marina to Hardanger Maritime Centre. The 750-metre walk follows the edge of the fjord, and you will pass Thon Hotel Sandven and a public park with a beach area. Hardanger Maritime Centre hosts interesting exhibitions and guided tours, and has a café. The entry ticket is included in the trip.
At 16.00: Recommended departure time from Norheimsund to Steinsdalsfossen waterfall.
Steinsdalsfossen is one of the most visited waterfalls in Norway, and it is special because you can walk behind it without getting wet. The waterfall is situated 2.5 km from the centre of Norheimsund towards Bergen. It is a lovely walk in easy terrain from the centre up to the waterfall, which takes approx. 30–45 minutes. Tourist information, a café, a souvenir shop and lavatories are located by Steinsdalsfossen.
At 17.45 or 18.45: Departure to Bergen:
Return to Bergen on Skyss scheduled bus service no. 925, at 17.45 or scheduled bus service no. 930, at 18.45. Wait at the bus stop by the main road on the Steinsdalsfossen side. You can also take the bus from the bus terminal at Norheimsund if you do not want to see Steinsdalsfossen waterfall (same departure times).
Arrival in Bergen, at 19.10 or 20.05.
The lower age limit for children is four years.
You can buy tickets at the Tourist Information in Bergen or book them online here. The return bus ticket from Bergen comes in addition. The bus trip is free with the Bergen Card.
The trip must be booked by 22:30 the day before departure at the latest.
If you cancel up to two hours before departure, the amount paid will be refunded. No refund is given for trips cancelled after this. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel a trip.
Your email confirmation is your receipt. Please bring a printed receipt or show the confirmation on your mobile phone before the RIB trip in Norheimsund.
You can buy bus tickets from the ticket machines at Bergen Bus Station or buy them in Norwegian kroner when you board the bus. Adult ticket NOK 79 each direction. If you have a Bergen Card, the journey if free. Remember that the Bergen Card has to be valid when you get on the bus.
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