Monday, 10 August 2015

The Hardangerfjord

One if the most exciting fjords of Norway, Hardangerfjord is located near Bergen, in the county of Hordaland. The Hardanger region is a major Norwegian producer of fruit and berries (predominantly apples, pears, cherries, plums, raspberries and strawberries). It is known as the Orchard of Norway.

The Hardangerfjord
  • Length: 179 km. It is the second longest fjord in Norway and the third longest in the world.
  • Depth: 800 meters. 
  • The fjord is famous for its fruit gardens that are in blossom in spring. 
  • Hardangervidda and Folgefonna national parks are located in the region. 
  • The Hardangerfjord fish farms are world famous.
 WHAT TO SEE AND WHAT TO DO 

Fjord cruises and boat tours 

If you want to get a real taste of the Hardangerfjord, then go on a cruise around the fjord! Get on board of a ferry, or the Hardangerfjord Express or MS Peer Gynt passenger boats.

The Hardangerfjord Norway

Hardanger National Tourist Route 

Discover a picturesque Hardanger National Tourist Route – admire crystal waterfalls and massive glaciers, impressive Hardangerfjord and massive Hardangervidda, one of the largest mountain plateaus in Europe.

Hardanger Aqua Centre 

Learn more about fish farming in Norway! The visitors of Hardanger Aqua Centre observe salmons via underwater cameras. 

The Barony in Rosendal 

The smallest "palace" in Scandinavia is famous for its enchanting Renaissance garden and a vast menu of cultural events. The Barony in Rosendal is a unique place in Norway.

The Barony in Rosendal, The Hardangerfjord, Norway

Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter (ship-repair and ship-building center and museum) 

A vibrant museum with a main task of building and repairing boats is a place for real adventurers and romantics. Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter is situated in Norheimsund. 

Production of juice and cider 

Do you want to see how real Hardanger cider and apple juice are produced? Then visit the Juice- and Cider Factory in Ulvik, or the Hardanger Cideri in Jåstad, where you can join in a guided tour, learn how cider is produced, and test the product!

AROUND HARDANGERFJORD 

Vøringsfossen Waterfall 

The most famous waterfall in Norway, Vøringsfossen is 182 meters high, of which 145 meters is a direct drop. It consists of several waterfalls that flow together at the highest slope of the Måbødalen Valley.

Vøringsfossen Waterfall

Folgefonna Glacier 

Folgefonna Glacier is the third largest glacier of mainland Norway with the area of 203 square km. Here you can ski at the Fonna Glacier Ski Resort or go on a guided hiking tour. 

Trolltunga  

Trolltunga (The Troll's Tongue Rock) is one of Norway’s most spectacular hiking destinations. Only nature itself can create something so unnatural as Trolltunga – a piece of rock that stands horizontally out of the mountain. The full Trolltunga hike takes up to 10 hours return, and is only recommended for experienced hikers.

Trolltunga, Norway

Steindalsfossen Waterfall 

The waterfall's height is 50 meters. Steindalsfossen is special because you can walk between streams of water and the rock.


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