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Hardangerfjord experience Bergen – Oslo self-guided

  • 15 hours
  • Easy
  • Full day
  • 4+
  • Bergen
  • Description
  • Meeting points
  • On the Hardangerfjord experience round trip, you will experience a journey through a landscape of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls, and idyllic orchards. If the Sognefjord is the king of the fjords of Western Norway, the Hardangerfjord is surely the queen. The 179 km long fjord offers scenery that will spellbind even the most seasoned traveller. Here, there are cultural and natural gems galore. The trip takes you right into the heart of the Hardangerfjord with its idyllic villages, lush orchards and spectacular nature.

    Since the tour is fully self-guided, all means of transportation are very smart connected, all you need to do is just follow the schedule!

    Tour highlights:

    • The scenic Bergen Railway
    • Bus trip through scenic western mountain terrain, fruit and farmland by the ford
    • The delightful little village of Ulvik
    • Fjord cruise on the stunning Hardangerford
    • Sightseeing trip by bus to the Vøringsfossen waterfall and The Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger

    07:25 You start the tour from Bergen with a local bus trip across Kvamskogen Forest to Norheimsund.

    09:00 In Norheimsund, hop on the express boat that takes you to beautiful Lofthus, an idyllic fruit village in the heart of the Hardangerfjord and later to Eidfjord. The scenery in Hardanger is at its most beautiful in Lofthus, with a fantastic views of the Folgefonna glacier. It is easy to understand why Lofthus was one of Edvard Grieg's favourite haunts. Lofthus is situated on the eastern shore of Sørfjorden, an arm of the Hardangerfjord.

    11:45 In Eidfjord you join in on a sightseeing trip by bus to the Norwegian Nature Center Hardanger and Vøringsfossen, Norway's largest waterfall. The new lookout points by the Vøringfossen can take the breath away from everyone! Vøringsfossen is considered to be one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Norway and with a fall of 182 meters, it is a spectacular sight to watch the foaming water that flows down from Hardangervidda mountain plateau and into Måbødalen valley. In 2020 opened a unique stair bridge over the waterfall which makes it possible to force the high canyon in 99 steps, a walk that guaranteed will give you butterflies in your tummy. The new bridge connects Fossetromma and Fossli, and is part of the project Norwegian Scenic Routes where untraditional architecture is combined with beautiful nature.

    14:40 Continue by the sightseeing boat on Hardangerfjord from Eidfjord to Ulvik. The fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord gives you a total experience of the area's beauty. Ulvik is situated at the north end of the Ulvikafjord, an arm of the Hardangerfjord. Ulvik is surrounded by high mountains, and the mountains facing the fjords have spectacular steep faces. This is the heart of Norway’s apple-growing region and numerous and exotic craft apple ciders are produced and sold here. The small, peaceful town affords wonderful views up the fjord, set in the heart of stunning mountainous countryside dotted with farmsteads.

    15:13 Scenic bus waits for you for a travel from Ulvik through scenic western mountain terrain, fruit and farmland by the ford to Voss via Granvin.

    17:00 In Voss station you change to the Bergen Railway which is the approximately 500-kilometre long railway line between Bergen and Oslo and has several times been named one of the world's best railway experiences.

    22:27 By this train you follow to Oslo.

    What's included

    • Bus trip through scenic western mountain terrain, Bergen - Norheimsund and Ulvik - Granvin - Voss
    • Fjord cruise on the stunning Hardangerfjord, Norheimsund - Lofthus - Eidfjord - Ulvik
    • Sightseeing trip to Vøringsfossen waterfall and Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger
    • The scenic Bergen Railway to Oslo

    Not included

    • Guiding
    • Meals
    • Luggage delivering from Bergen to Oslo

    Important remarks

    The tour is self-guided, meaning you don't have any guide following the group. Just follow the schedule to change all kind of transportation included. Since the tour is very popular, it will be easy to find ang go together with the same independent tour members.

    Important! Prices might change depending on travel date (different prices during the weekdays on the Bergen line, regional trains Bergen-Oslo and vice versa).

    Cancellation Policy

    • Bergen Bus station, (Expressbus terminal, lane O)

      NO ,Bergen,Strandkaien 3

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