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Hardangerfjord Fjords

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Eidfjord: 1-Hour Fjord RIB Tour

1. Eidfjord: 1-Hour Fjord RIB Tour

Take an exhilarating 1-hour fjord tour from Eidfjord Harbor as your captain explains the sights along the way. Stop at a place where goats will come down to the boat, and pause to look at seals in the sea or on land. Look out for the rich birdlife that populates Eidfjord, and learn about about what has shaped the nature, people and society in this region.   Pass one of Norway's largest power plants at Simadal Fjord, and admire the steep mountainsides and waterfalls of this fjord. Alternatively, cruise out to Hardangerbrua to study the power station from the sea. Along this route, you'll pass a waterfall that almost falls on the boat on rainy days, and other sights of cultural-historical significance.

From Bergen: Folgefonna Glacier Blue Ice Hiking

2. From Bergen: Folgefonna Glacier Blue Ice Hiking

Enjoy a private tour that takes you from Bergen to Hardanger and Folgefonna Glacier. Start the tour in Bergen in the morning, with an 8 AM hotel pickup. Then, take the 1.5-hour drive in a private vehicle to Tørvikbygd and cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to Jondal. From Jondal, drive up to the glacier which is 1200 meters above sea level. Meet your private guide from Folgefonni Breførerlag who will explain everything you need to know about the tour and how to put on the necessary gear. Begin your hike on the Folgefonna Glacier across the huge flat areas of ice. Also, go into crevasse areas and do some climbing if you like. The hike will be adjusted to the wishes of the participants. For some, it will be climbing and adrenalin, for some it will be a quiet walk into a different world. During the day, learn about the cultural and natural history of the glacier. The hike lasts between 3 and 4 hours. After the tour, get dropped-off back at your hotel in Bergen where your experience concludes.

Ulvik: Hardangerfjord and Osafjord RIB Safari

3. Ulvik: Hardangerfjord and Osafjord RIB Safari

After dressing up we do a brief review of safety. From Ulvik the boat tour goes south-west to the impressive Hardanger bridge - the longest suspension bridge in Norway. From here here we go into the 13 km long Osafjord branch passing several old roadless settlements in this scenic fjord. Your driver and guide stops a couple of times to let the unique scenery work its magic and to provide interesting facts about the fjord and people who used to live at the fjord farms. Return goes in the Ulvikfjord to the hotel in Ulvik.

From Norheimsund: Hardangerfjord and Fyksesund RIB Safari

4. From Norheimsund: Hardangerfjord and Fyksesund RIB Safari

Join an adrenaline-filled rib boat tour of the Hardangerfjord. Learn about the fjord and its history from your expert guide. Keep your camera handy to snap photos of the unique scenery and wildlife. Meet in the lobby of the Thon Hotel Sandven for a fun-filled adventure out on the fjords. After the safety briefing, you’ll have time to get kitted out before boarding the boat. Speed across the Hardangerfjord to the old trading town of Herandsholmen. Learn about the fjord and the people who lived at the fjord farms from your driver and guide. Crossing the fjord heading north to enter Fyksesund the most narrow part if the Hardangerfjord. This fjord branch cannot be accessed via a road. The last 5 kilometer runs between steep mountains to the roadless old village of Botnen. During several stops close to land, you will be able to admire the fjord's beautiful scenery, nature, and life on its shores. If you’re lucky, see porpoises swimming beside the speed boat. Be sure to have your camera ready. After this incredible experience, return to dry land in Norheimsund.

From Bergen: Hardangerfjord Self-Guided Day Trip

5. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord Self-Guided Day Trip

Discover the majestic landscapes of the mountains, roaring waterfalls, and idyllic orchards during this full-day tour of the Hardangerfjord, the 3rd longest fjord in the world measuring at 179 km and depths dropping to 900 meters. Travel by railway, coach, cruise boat, and witness unforgettable landscapes along the way. Pass by Bergen and Eidfjord. Stop to visit Voss, Ulvik, Voringsfossen, Norheimsund on this self-guided journey.

Bergen: Hardangerfjord, Voss Gondola, and 4 Great Waterfalls

6. Bergen: Hardangerfjord, Voss Gondola, and 4 Great Waterfalls

After being picked up from your accommodation, you'll begin a scenic journey complete with a private car and local guide. You'll be presented with a breathtaking landscape of mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and blooming fruit gardens, during a full-day tour along Norway's second-longest fjord. Travel through pretty villages such as Norheimsund, Øystese, and Eidfjord, and admire panoramic views over the serene Hardangerfjord. At the Fossli Hotel viewpoint there is also an amazing view to the Måbødal Valley and Vøringsfoss Waterfall, which has a total height of 182 meters. At Voss, you will stop at the newest attraction of Voss Gondol, which opened in July 2019. This will takes you from the town and up to Mount Hanguren, which sits at 820 meters above sea level, in less than 9 minutes. From there your Hanguren Panorama tour starts just outside the station at Hangurstoppen. This is an easy walk that is suitable for all ages and levels, and you can even bring a stroller. The trail is around 800 meters round-trip, and offers beautiful panoramic view of Voss’ mountains, lakes, and parts of the town center.

Private tour: Hardanger Fjord Cruise & Vøringsfoss Waterfall

7. Private tour: Hardanger Fjord Cruise & Vøringsfoss Waterfall

This private guided round trip starts by car in Bergen at 9 AM, lasts for about 9 hours, and will take you through beautiful scenery with views of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls, and idyllic orchards. During the tour, delight in an express cruise through the spectacular Hardangerfjord, and marvel at the breathtaking Vøringsfossen waterfall. If Sognefjord is the king of the fjords, then Hardangerfjord is the queen. Stretching for 179 kilometers (111 miles), it is the second-largest fjord in Norway and the fourth-largest in the world. Surrounded by towering cliffs, snow-capped mountains, and blossoming fruit trees, this part of Norway is a masterpiece of spellbinding nature, even for the most seasoned traveler. From an open-deck catamaran, admire the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery this area offers. Depart from the charming village of Norheimsund and journey to Eidfljord through a landscape full of historic villages, waterfalls, and orchards. Make sure to have your camera ready! In the distance, see Folgefonna glacier and national park, the third largest glacier in Norway. On the way, the boat stops in Herand, Utne, Lofthus, Kinsarvik, and Ulvik. Upon arrival in Eidfjord, continue by car up 700 meters (almost 2,300 feet) to Vøringsfossen waterfall. See the landscape open up before you as you make your way up, and take a minute to really appreciate the view once you reach the top. Step forward, if you dare, and watch the raging water hit the valley 182 meters (597 feet) below. From Vøringsfossen, take a scenic drive back toward Bergen, passing Hardangerfjord Bridge and Voss town on the way.

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What people are saying about Hardangerfjord

It was a fantastic tour. At high speed you make a beautiful trip through the fjord. The captain stops at beautiful points and tells about the locals, the environment and the animals that live there. It's doable. You get a waterproof and warm suit on what is needed. Would do it again even in less weather and rain.

Despite the rain one of the highlights of our holiday! It's fantastic how close you get to different waterfalls and of course the view, even when it rains, is phenomenal. We even saw porpoises up close. Good and clear explanation about the environment from the friendly captain. Highly recommended!

Really fun boat ride - our teenagers enjoyed it as well! Beautiful scenery, interesting information provided. Recommend this one!

Lots of good information about the area, beautiful views and I loved the small group.

Very nice tour we were given good protective clothing.