Gaby Bohle - Visitnorway.com
Hardangerfjord is Norway's second largest fjord and close to Bergen.
The Hardangerfjord region is offering a spellbinding scenery. The area is known worldwide for the local, national parks, national tourist routes, fjords, waterfalls and glaciers. In the inner reaches of Hardangerfjorden, you will find the Eidfjord area with steep mountains and huge waterfalls. Another highlight here is Viking burial mounds and Hardangervidda Natursenter.
To discover the nature through an activity can be the perfect mix. For adventure lovers, Hardanger is the place. The parks and fjords provide many possibilities for hiking, biking or kayaking. It is recommended to take a guided adventure tour, but you can also rent a car yourself and go on a trip.
One of the highlights is the hike to Trolltunga that is one of the Norway`s most famous hiking trips. Only nature itself can create something so special as Trolltunga, which is a rock that struts horizontally out from a cliff 700 metres above the Lake Ringedal in Skjeggedal.
Hardanger offers the most fantastic national routes to pass by car or bus. The Hardanger and Hardangervidda national tourist routes take you through the most magnificent landscapes in Norway with unforgettable viewpoints to take photos. Don`t forget to visit the Vøringsfossen Waterfall, if you get the option.
Do you have the possibility to join a cruise tour on the Hardangerfjord, you will never regret? You will find good offers from Bergen, and it can be recommended to plan a cruise tour, which also gives you the option to visit local fjord villages like Herand, Utne, Lofthus, Kinsarvik, Ulvik and Eidfjord.