The Best Of Hardangerfjord

7.5 hours | Bergen | B G O - 1 2 0
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Points of Interest

  • Bryggen
  • Hardangerfjord
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for an hour-long scenic drive to Hardangerfjord with picture-perfect views of the dramatic landscape of Norway's 'orchard fjord.' First, you'll drive through the center of the city, past many of Bergen's most popular attractions, including the Bergenhus Fortress. Constructed in the 13th century, the fortress is one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in Norway.

Then, as you make your way through to the countryside, your guide will point out many highlights you won't want to miss. En route to Hardangerfjord, travel by the storybook villages of Ytre Arna and Indre Arna, set amid miles of farms and orchards blooming with apples, pears, plums, and cherries.

As you approach Hardangerfjord, you'll be struck by the lush greenery of this beautiful fjord and the grand mountain plateau of Hardangervidda, the largest in Europe, which lies off in the distance. Hardangervidda is protected as part of Hardangervidda National Park and is the site one of Norway's largest glaciers, Folgefonna.

Continuing on to Hatvik on the Norwegian Sea, board the ferry to Venjaneset then drive to the idyllic, old, wooden Holdhus Church. Now weathered and worn, the current church is a wonderful example of the simple parish churches that were built in the 18th century. However, as you walk around, you can still see segments of the medieval post and beam timbers used in its original construction during the 14th century.

Your next stop is the village of Oystese, where you'll enjoy a hearty Norwegian buffet lunch and panoramic views of the magnificent mountains, craggy coastline and spectacular landscape.

On your return trip back to your ship, make a brief photo stop at the most visited waterfall in Norway. Steinsdalsfossen rises 164 feet and during the snow melts in May and June, the water crashes onto the boulders below. During your photo stop, you can follow the path around to the back of the waterfall for a unique behind-the-scenes look.

Special Notes:

Bring Norwegian Kroner or credit cards for additional purchases. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and a sweater or light jacket. Lunch will be in either Norheimsund or Oystese

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a scenic drive to Hatvik for a ferry ride to Venjaneset

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:15
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Inside visit of Holdhus Old Church

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:40
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
Yes

Lunch at a leading local restaurant in the village of Oystese or Norheimsund

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:25
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
50
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Photo stop for Steinsdalfossen

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
00:10
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
20
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
40
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
No