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Hardangerfjord in a nutshell

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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 km 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. 

Read more about the tour from: Oslo | Bergen | Winter

Tour Highlights: Fruit trees, fjords and famous waterfalls

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 one of Norway’s largest and most famous waterfalls, Vøringsfossen, as well as a visit to the Norwegian Nature Centre in Hardanger.

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.

Note that you can also start the tour from Voss with a travel route of Voss - Ulvik - Eidfjord - Vøringsfoss and return.

A safe journey with Fjord Tours

Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, traveling in Norway in 2020 will be a bit different than before. But we want to reassure you that safety measures during the tour have been implemented by all transport, accommodation and activity providers! Please read more here.

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 natural scenery and perhaps even take part in some exciting activities?

Have a great trip!

  • Season


    24.JUN - 16.AUG

Tour highlights

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

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 tours have been organized so everyone should reach each connection. The connections and transfer points are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer. Stops are always announced over the speakers.

When booking a tour, you will also gain access to the Fjord Tours Travel Guide APP which is a "digital guidebook" for your tour. Read more about the app 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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