Hardangerfjord in a nutshell

Hardangerfjord in a nutshell tour from Oslo

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

The Hardangerfjord in a nutshell tour from Oslo can be taken as a round trip with return to Oslo, or as a one-way trip to Bergen. You can extend your tour by adding hotels and activities in the Hardangerfjord region, Bergen and Oslo. The 179 km. long Hardangerfjord offers scenery that will spellbind even the most seasoned traveller with cultural and natural gems around each corner.

Your trip from Oslo starts on the scenic Bergen Railway. You can either choose to disembark at Voss, where an overnight stay is required, or travel all the way to Bergen on the first day. From Voss, the tour continues by bus to the beautiful village of Ulvik. If you’re lucky enough to be here in May, you will see the 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 trip continues with a beautiful boat trip to Norheimsund, where a bus will be waiting to take you to Bergen. You will pass the cascading Steinsdalsfossen waterfall on the way. 

You can choose to travel all the way to Bergen on the first day, where an overnight stay is required. The following day you continue the tour as described above in the opposite direction. As a round trip via Voss with return to Oslo, you travel back to Oslo from Bergen on the Bergen Railway.

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. You can modify and choose the travel option that is best suited for you in the booking process. We highly recommend that you take 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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