In Norheimsund and Øystese, just over an hour from Bergen by bus and car, proud Hardangerfjord traditions merge with some of the most beautiful nature Norway has to offer.
This summer, several tourism companies have joined forces and created a pre-packaged day program that few others can point to. This means that you get to see, taste and experience the best of several worlds in one and the same day, and in a very simple way just buying one ticket!
This day trip, which goes around the beautiful fjord villages Norheimsund and Øystese, includes the following:
You can join the day tour from both Hardangerfjord Hotel in Øystese, Thon Hotel Sandven in Norheimsund, or via bus 925 from Bergen to Norheimsund. The day program correspond to the bus from and to Bergen.
The day starts at Hardanger Maritime center. From Thon hotel Sandven or the bus stop it is 600 meters to walk along the promenade which starts right by the hotel / bus stop. It is possible to order free pick up from Hardangerfjord Hotel in Øystese. Then you will be delivered directly at Hardanger Maritime center.
Season: April 1 – September 30
Change/cancellation: Free cancellation / change up to 7 days before departure
Hardanger Maritime center
During the guided tour of the Hardanger Maritime center, you can hear the sound of craftsmen at work, smell fresh materials, tar, ropes and glowing wrought iron. You get the story “when the fjord was the road”. The maritime museum is considered by many to be among the best in the whole of the Nordic region!
The tour goes further by minibus / minivan spectacular Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. Here you can walk behind the waterfall without getting wet. The road continues in behind the waterfall and to a lookout point on the other side – with beautiful views towards Norheimsund and over the entire Steinsdalen. The waterfall, with its 50 meter high fall, is among the most popular attractions in all of Norway.
From Steinsdalsfossen, the journey continues by minibus / minivan to Øystese and the exhibition at Hardanger Akvasenter – a visitor centre for fish farming. You will get a guided tour of the interactive exhibition “This is where I live”. Very engaging for both children and adults!
Fjord safari with RIB – Hardangerfjord Adventure
Next door to Hardanger Akvasenter is the base of Hardangerfjord Adventure, which will take you on a RIB boat trip on the Hardangerfjord. A good tip is to have the camera ready, because here you will visit the beautiful fjord pearls Herand, Fyksesund and Kvamsøy – only reachable by boat!
Lunch and cider tasting – Spildegarden
After the RIB tour, you walk 600 meters up to Spildegarden fruit farm. This family business has long traditions in fruit production, and now they are fully investing in the development of first-class apple juice and ciders. The farm has its own restaurant where you get to taste 3 different ciders and a light lunch consisting of cured meats, cheese and house bread.
After the visit to Spildegarden, those who had pick-up in Øystese return to the village. The rest is transported back to Norheimsund by minibus / minivan.