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Famous Waterfalls & Scenic Fjord Villages

Experience the beautiful Hardangerfjord on a tour filled with varied and impressive highlights! This tour includes everything the Hardangerfjord area is known for: idyllic fjord landscapes, lush fruit farms, mighty mountains, powerful glaciers, dramatic waterfalls, and the largest mountain plateau in Europe, The Hardangervidda. Explore the colorful and majestic Hardangerfjord - All in one tour from Bergen or Oslo!

Multiple locations
2 days+
Suitable for all
27.JUN- 12.AUG
Famous Waterfalls and scenic fjord villages

On this tour, you will explore the spectacular fjords and majestic nature of Hardanger. You travel effortlessly and comfortably by boat, electric fjord cruise, bus, and train.

You get to experience the raw coastal scenery of Western Norway on a boat trip from Bergen to Rosendal, admire the majestic Hardangerfjord on a silent electric fjord cruise from Odda to Lofthus, marvel at the mighty Folgefonna glacier, and wander through the lush fruit orchards dotted along the fjord.

The tour also includes a visit to the dramatic Vøringsfossen waterfall, the Norwegian Nature Centre in Hardanger, and the wild and beautiful Hardangervidda mountain plateau.

During the tour, you have an overnight stay in the charming fjord village of Ulvik. With its idyllic location by the fjord, this is a perfect place to stay for splendid nature experiences. When you arrive in Ulvik, you will also have time to go on a Cider Tasting experience, so be sure to add this to your tour! 

You can start the tour from Oslo or Bergen and can easily extend your experience in Hardanger by adding additional activities and accommodation along the way.

Check out the tour highlights below!

 

Tour highlights

West Coast Cruise

From Bergen to Rosendal, you travel south along the raw coastal scenery of Norway's West Coast. This boat is a comfortable, modern, and spacious vessel, and during the trip, you will have excellent views of the beautiful, untamed landscapes passing by. Enjoy a cup of coffee from the inside lounge with large viewing windows, or venture out on the large outdoor deck to take in even more magnificent views. There is a kiosk onboard selling snacks, light meals, and cold/hot drinks. While in Rosendal you have time to visit the Barony, a wonderful little castle from 1665 known for its splendid rose garden, or stop by the Folgefonn Center offering interactive exhibitions on the Folgefonna National Park.

Fruit farms in Hardanger

Hardanger is famous for its many fruit farms and visitors from all over the world travel to Hardanger to witness the amazing fruit blossoming in May and June. The Norwegian microclimate in Hardanger is perfect for growing a huge variety of fruit in flourishing orchards. The fjord is of great value for the farms since it reflects light onto the steep slopes, which helps fruit to grow and keep the climate cooler during the summer. When you get to Ulvik, we highly recommend that you visit a fruit- and cider farm, where you can learn more about cider production and get to taste the award-winning Hardanger Cider!

The Hardangerfjord

The 179-kilometer-long Hardangerfjord offers scenery that will spellbind even the most well-traveled tourists, such as fjords, mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and orchards. Here you will find scenic fjord villages nestled in tradition and heritage, but also modern industries, fish farms, and hydropower plants. This area has a rich industrial heritage and the focus on preserving the traditional way of life in combination with a progressive mindset makes the Hardangerfjord region a remarkable place. A visit to Hardanger will surely leave you with long-lasting impressions, as you travel through an area where cultural and natural gems seamlessly merge and abound.

The Vøringsfossen Waterfall

The Vøringsfossen Waterfall is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Norway. The 182-meter tall waterfall is a mighty sight to behold, and the foaming water from Hardangervidda mountain plateau cascades into the lush Måbødalen valley. In 2020, a unique stair bridge over the waterfall was opened, which makes it possible to cross the canyon in 99 steps, a walk that is guaranteed to give you some butterflies in your tummy! The bridge, installations and viewing platforms are a great examples of innovative architecture combined with beautiful nature.

Hardangervidda mountain plateau

Hardangervidda mountain plateau is Norway's largest National Park, and a journey over the beautiful and untouched wilderness landscape is filled with contrast. With vast arrays of mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers and waterfalls, Hardangervidda is a very popular area to explore. The mountain plateau is located above the alpine tree line and has a distinctively alpine climate with reindeer herds among the largest in the world. The fjords, mountains, and marked trails make the Hardangervidda National Park a perfect place for the active nature lover. 


 

A selection of recommended activities during the tour

This is only a selection of activities you can do during the tour. You can customize your tour with activities during the booking process.



Have a flowerish trip!