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Norway in a nutshell

Hardangerfjord in a nutshell

On the Hardangerfjord in a nutshell round trip, you will experience a journey through a landscape of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls and idyllic orchards.

If the Sognefjord is the king of the fjords of Western Norway, the Hardangerfjord is surely the queen. The 179-kilometre-long fjord offers scenery that will spellbind even the most seasoned traveller. Here, there are cultural and natural gems galore.

The Hardangerfjord in a nutshell tour can be started in Bergen or Oslo. The trip can be taken as a round trip with return to your starting destination, or as a one way trip from Bergen to Oslo or Oslo to Bergen. 

Start your tour from: Oslo | Bergen

If you start in Bergen the trip takes you by train from Bergen to Voss and continues by bus to the delightful little village of Ulvik. If you’re lucky enough to be here in May, you will see the beautiful fruit trees in full blossom. From Ulvik, the trip continues by boat to Eidfjord where you will experience a sightseeing trip to Vøringsfossen waterfall (Norway’s biggest waterfall) and Hardangervidda Nature Centre.

The round trip continues with a beautiful boat trip to Norheimsund, where a bus will be waiting to take you back to Bergen. You will pass the cascading Steinsdalsfossen waterfall on the way. It is also possible to start the tour from Bergen by bus and travel in the opposite direction. 

By starting in Oslo you disembark the train in Voss and continue the trip from Voss as described above. Or you can choose to take the train all the way to Bergen and continue the trip by boat in the opposite direction. In other words, you customize your trip exactly like you wish.

Travel tip

There are different ways of completing this trip and you can modify and choose the travel option that is best suited for you in the booking process. We highly recommend taking your time by adding overnight stays during the tour. That way you can enjoy the beautiful nature scenery and perhaps even take part in some exciting activities?

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Recommended activities during this tour

Please note that certain activities depends on season, availability and travel route. Some activities may require overnight stays during your tour.

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Transfer points on the Hardangerfjord in a nutshell trip

Bergen:
Start by train: The train departs from Bergen railway station.

Start by bus: The bus departs from the express bus terminal, field O and is signed for Norheimsund. Approx. 5 min. walk from the train station.

Voss: Change from train to bus or vice versa. The bus to/from Ulvik arrives/departs at Voss Railway Station. The bus is located outside the railway station. Please look for bus with sign for Voss-Ulvik.

Norheimsund: Change from boat to bus or vice versa. The bus stops at the harbour next to the express boat.

Eidfjord:Change from boat to sightseeingbus and vice versa. The bus departs from the quai, just beside the fjordboat.

Ulvik: Change from bus to boat or vice versa. The bus stops next to the express boat at the harbour, approx. 2 min.

Oslo: The trains for all our trips departs from the Oslo Central Railway Station (Oslo S).

Note: Not all transfer points are included on all tours. This depends on the tour alternative that you choose. You will of course receive a booking confirmation from us with a detailed itinerary for the tour you have selected.

Are the tours guided?

No, there is no guide on our tours. You travel on your own by following the travel itinerary. The connections are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer. Stops are always announced over the speakers.

Can I cancel a trip booked online?

Trips bought online, can only be cancelled if you have bought the cancellation protection together with your trip. The cancellation protection is not a travel insurance. You can only use it if you need to cancel your trip and reason for cancelling is covered by this. If you need a full travel insurance, please contact an insurance company in your country.

Read more about the cancellation protection here.

Information about luggage service and transportation

For questions about our luggage service and transportation of luggage during tours you can READ MORE HERE. Go to the heading "Luggage service and transportation".

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