Cider tour in Hardanger from Bergen
Experience local tastes and a magnificent fjord landscape on a cider tour to Hardanger! This tour includes several cider tastings in the Hardanger, as well as a sustainable fjord cruise with the ultra-modern catamaran Vision of the Fjords. During the tour, you will experience an orchard walk in Lofthus, visit the Norwegian cider champion Aga and learn more about cider and cider production in Norway. You will also be served a delicious lunch at Aga Farm.
Did you know that "Cider from Hardanger" or "Hardangersider" is a protected origin name, just like Calvados or Champagne? On the Cidertour in Hardanger you will experience an exciting and tasty tour through a landscape of mighty mountains, dramatic waterfalls, fascinating glaciers, and lush orchards.
You start the tour from Bergen with a bus trip to Norheimsund and further on by the express boat to Lofthus, an idyllic fruit village in the heart of the Hardangerfjord. Here you will have an orchard walk, get three cider tastings, and visit the farm shop of Alvavoll Fruit and Sidergard.
After the orchard walk, you board the Vision of the Fjords. The boat runs on electricity and the trip is quite an experience in itself. From the large and open decks, you can enjoy a silent and comfortable trip over the beautiful Hardangerfjord.
You disembark the boat at Aga where you will visit Aga Sideri, a cider manufacturer that produces some of the finest cider available in Norway. At the cider farm, you will learn more about how traditional Hardanger Cider is made and have three tastings. You will also have time to visit the farm shop in case you want to stock up on some new favorites. Afterward, a delicious homemade lunch will be served in historic Agatunet, where you will also have a short guided tour.
You can take this tour as a day trip from Bergen, but we highly recommend spending some extra time in Hardanger! There are many beautiful hotels in Hardanger and several exciting activities you can do in the region.