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.

Multiple locations
1 day+
Suitable for all
03.JUN- 28.AUG
Hardangerfjord in a nutshell

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

Tour description

The Hardangerfjord in a nutshell trip takes you right into the heart of the Hardangerfjord with its idyllic villages, lush orchards and spectacular nature.

The fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord gives you a total experience of the area's beauty and you get to visit the charming village of Eidfjord where there is a short distance between the fjord and the mountains. In Eidfjord you join in on a sightseeing trip to the Norwegian Nature Center Hardanger and Vøringsfossen, Norway's largest waterfall. The new lookout points by the Vøringfossen can take the breath away from everyone!

On this trip, you travel easily and conveniently through one of the most beautiful fjord areas in Norway. Everything is arranged, it is just for you to enjoy!

Starting points and travel options 

You can start your tour from Oslo, Bergen, or Voss and the tour can be taken as a one-way trip or as a round trip with a return to your starting point.

Explore more

If you want to experience more, the trip can be extended and combined with experiences and accommodation along the way. Local food and cider tastings are recommended, but also feel free to try an activity out in the fantastic natural landscape. See our selection of recommended activities and hotels or contact us for tour tips! Have a great trip!

Tour Highlights

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.

The Bergen Railway

The Bergen Railway is the 500-kilometer-long railway line between Bergen and Oslo. It has several times been named one of the world's best railway experiences. The Bergen Railway is Northern Europe's highest stretch of railway and crosses both the Langfjellene mountains and the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, with Finse as the highest station at 1222 meters. You can experience the beautiful railway line on several of our popular round trips.

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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