The region around the Hardangerfjord impresses tourists with spectacular nature, great cultural offerings and activities of all kinds since the 19th century. The 170 km long Hardangerfjord is located on the Norwegian coast near Bergen and is considered one of the most beautiful fjords in the country. Sports enthusiasts and nature fans can let off steam here. With our DFDS ferry you can start your holiday in Norway and reach the Hardanger region from the terminal in the capital Oslo in about 7 hours by car. - you can expect a route along lakes, mountains and glaciers with unique views of the Hardangerfjord.
Many of the world's most popular hiking trails are located in the region around the Hardangerfjord. The trail to the Trolltunga rock formation, which has breathtaking views, is definitely one of them. The hike starts in Skjeggedal, lasts up to 12 hours and continues through the high mountains to the famous Trolltunga. Another absolute highlight for outdoor fans is the hike to the waterfall Vörringfossen, which can be admired from a suspension bridge. The most impressive hiking trails in Norway include the one to Husedalen, here are four impressive waterfalls, which are in contrast to the other destinations a little easier to access. The Folgefonna National Park even offers glacier hikes in different levels of difficulty.
In addition to the many hiking trails, there is also loads to experience right on the Hardangerfjord. Feel the adrenaline rush on a white water rafting tour or take it easy on a kayak tour. Bike enthusiasts will get their money's worth and find unique routes along the beautiful fjord landscape and many attractions, such as the Hardanger Folk Museum in Utne or the Steindalsfossen waterfall in Norheimsund. The classic Hardangerfjord route measures 190 km and can be passed in 2-3 days - bicycles can be borrowed throughout the region.
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In no other region can you experience Norwegian traditions so vividly. Visit for example the village of Agatunet, which has preserved its medieval village centre and is a listed building. In the adventure centre Norsk Naturesenter Hardanger you will learn everything about the Norwegian nature, climate and environment. Close to Rosendal, in a beautiful setting, Galleri G. Guddal, opened in 1993, regularly raises the hearts of art enthusiasts with exhibitions of famous artists. For familiesa visit to the amusement park Mikkelpark is worthwhile with activities for big and small with a swimming area and a puppet show.