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Hardangerfjord

Hardangerfjord

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Hardangerfjord, Bergen, Norway

The Basics

Hardangerfjord starts about 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Bergen and heads northeast while branching into smaller fjords. Visitors can take guided walks on the glacier or hike on well-marked paths around the fjord. The hike up to Trolltunga is challenging and not for the faint of heart, but rewards hikers with sweeping views of the fjord and surrounding area, as well as some fantastic photo opportunities. There are also several interesting museums along the fjord, including the Hardanger Folk Museum in Ullensvang, the Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry in Odda, and the Hardanger Maritime Museum and Kabuso Art Centre in Kvam.

Private guided day trips and self-guided tours from Bergen generally travel the length of the fjord, taking in the waterfall- and mountain-dotted scenery along the way. Some tours travel by a combination of bus, train, and boat, so visitors can experience diverse viewpoints.

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Private Tour: Full-Day Round Trip To Hardangerfjord From Bergen
Private Tour: Full-Day Round Trip To Hardangerfjord From Bergen
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$764.01 per adult
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Day Trip to Hardanger Fjord
This was a marvelous trip to marvelous scenic spots in Norway. The guide was super nice (we even used him to go to the airport). He was exactly on time. He had a good knowledge of what he was showing us. The electric car was quite comfortable and roomy.
marksteiner2018, Oct 2018

Recent reviews from experiences in Bergen

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We had a cold day, but fjord was...
Yumiko K, Sep 2017
Private Tour: Full-Day Round Trip To Hardangerfjord From Bergen
We had a cold day, but fjord was beautiful. The guide was very knowledgeable with good English. We ate, salmon and moose burger. We had a good time.
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Great day out with great people
Nemix207, Jul 2019
Private Tour: Full-Day Round Trip To Hardangerfjord From Bergen
Igor and his partner Timo (I hope I got their names right) were very punctual when picking us up and they were very knowledgable and happy to share with us all about Bergen, Hardangerfjord and Norway in general. The van was quite spacious and comfortable and it was very easy to talk to them to adjust our trip to include or exclude itinerary. The weather was not the best that day, but we had fun listening to our guides about the beautiful nature. The prices may seem high, but it is worth it. Would recommend to other people (especially big families). Thank you for the trip.
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incredible tour, i cant say it there...
Daniel Ramirz, Jul 2018
Private Tour: Full-Day Round Trip To Hardangerfjord From Bergen
incredible tour, i cant say it there was anything bad, everything was breathtaking

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Hardangerfjord is a must-visit destination for outdoor and adventure lovers.

  • Hardangerfjord is an easy 1-day tour from Bergen.

  • There is an excellent tourist infrastructure in the area, with plenty of well-marked trails and cabins, if you want to stay overnight.

  • Trolltunga is a challenging 1-day hike that requires proper gear and good footwear.

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How to Get There

Hardangerfjord is more than an hour’s drive from Bergen, where you can catch a boat (daily) to the village of Rosendal on the southern shore of the fjord. To explore the fjord by boat, numerous services run guided sightseeing tours, stopping at towns, such as Herand, Utne, Lofthus, Kinsarvik, and Ulvik. Alternatively, skip the hassle by visiting on an organized tour that leaves from Bergen.

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When to Get There

Hardangerfjord is accessible year-round but is perhaps at its prettiest in spring when the area’s many fruit trees are in bloom. The best time to hike to Trolltunga is between May and September—snow and ice can create hazardous conditions outside of those months.

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Orchard of Norway

Sometimes known as “the orchard of Norway,” around 40 percent of Norway’s fruit is grown around Hardangerfjord. English monks introduced apples to the region in the 13th century, and today one of its most famous products is a strong, alcoholic cider.

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