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
15.MAY - 30.SEP
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 withreturn 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

If the Sognefjord is the King of the fjords, the Hardangerfjord is the Queen. The 179-kilometer-long Hardangerfjord offers scenery that even the most well-traveled tourists will find spellbinding, such as fjords, mountains, waterfalls, glaciers, and orchards. Here you will find cultural and natural gems side by side and if you travel in May, you may well see the blossoming fruit trees in Hardanger - a breathtaking sight!

The Vøringsfossen Waterfall

Vøringsfossen is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Norway and with a fall of 182 meters, it is a spectacular sight to watch the foaming water that flows down from Hardangervidda mountain plateau and into Måbødalen valley. In 2020 opened a unique stair bridge over the waterfall which makes it possible to force the high canyon in 99 steps, a walk that guaranteed will give you butterflies in your tummy. The new bridge connects Fossetromma and Fossli, and is part of the project Norwegian Scenic Routes where untraditional architecture is combined with beautiful nature.

The Bergen Railway

The Bergen Railway is the approximately 500-kilometre long railway line between Bergen and Oslo and 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 masl. 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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