Hardangerfjord in a nutshell & Rosendal from Oslo
On this tour you will see and experience the magnificent Norwegian coast and scenery of the inner reaches of the Hardangerfjord.
On this tour you will experience a varied scenery with lush fruit frams, high mountains, glaciers and impressive waterfalls! You can take this tour from Oslo as a roundtrip with return to Oslo. You travel by fjord cruise, railway and bus, and the tour from Oslo requires a minimum two overnight stay en route.
You start your journey from Oslo traveling on the scenic Bergen railway to Bergen where an overnight stay is required. You continue from Bergen embarking on a costal express cruise to beautiful Rosendal in the Hardangerfjord. This little village is surrounded by majestic mountains and Norway's only Barony (built in the 17th century) is located here.
The tour continues with a scenic bus trip through along the Hardangerfjord to the fjord villages of Odda and Lofthus. An overnight stay in either Odda or Lofthus is required.
From Lofthus you will travel by fjord express boat on the Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord and Ulvik. The scenery along the Hardangerfjord offers a landscape of beautiful fruit communities, mountains and glaciers. Once in Eidfjord, you disembak the boat and join a sightseeing trip by bus to the spectacular Vøringsfossen waterfall and the Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger.
Upon return to Eidfjord you embark on the boat that will take you Ulvik where a bus to Voss will be waiting for you. From Voss you travel on the Bergen railway back to your starting point in Oslo.
Combine this tour with a hiking trip to Trolltunga in Odda! The hiking trip takes about 8 hours and is an impressive and somewhat challenging trip. Read more about the Trolltunga hiking trip here. You can also visit Norway’s smallest "castle" in Rosendal and extend your Hardangerfjord tour by adding hotels in Hardanger, Bergen and Oslo.