You can’t visit Eidfjord without experiencing The Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger and the mighty Vøringsfossen waterfall. Join us on an audio-guided hop off bus tour! The bus leaves from Eidfjord outside the tourist information centre. It’s definitely the best way to see two of the most popular attractions in Hardangerfjord.
Eidfjord is a short bus journey from Hardangervidda mountain plateau. This is Norway’s largest national park- and it’s an impressive place. As we drive through steep mountainsides you’ll be wowed by high peaks, waterfalls and mountain farms. In no time at all, you’ll arrive at the first stop, The Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger. This national park centre celebrates Norwegian nature, climate and environment through a range of interactive exhibits. Entry to the centre is included in the price of your ticket.
After an informative stop at The Norwegian Nature Centre, it’s time to hop on and hop off the bus at Vøringsfossen waterfall. Cameras at the ready, you’re about to see something magnificent. With a dramatic fall of 182 metres, the beautiful Vøringsfossen is hard to put into words. You can see just how spectacular it is by taking the short walk from the bus to the viewing platform. There you’ll see the enchanting waterfall surging from Hardangervidda plateau down into the winding Måbødalen valley.
After you’ve experienced The Norwegian Nature Centre and Vøringsfossen waterfall, the bus will take you back to Eidfjord. If you have time, there’s plenty of things to do and see in Eidfjord. Go and see the Jakob Church, which dates back to 1309. Book a tour at Sima Power Plant or enjoy one of the many hiking trails in the area.
Sights on the trip
Norwegian Nature Centre
Interacitve stations and immersive exhibits focusing on culture, nature and the environment make up the attractions at the Norwegian Nature Centre in Hardanger allowing visitors to learn about the breathtaking landscape surrounding them. There is also a state of the art cinema taking you on a journey where you will soar high above the lofty heights of the fjords discovering majestic mountain lakes, glaciers and roaring waterfalls. This poetic creation by Norwegian filmmaker Ivo Caprino truly showcases the unrivalled landscape of the Norwegian fjords.
Vøringsfossen waterfall is a spectacular sight to behold. When the bus stops here you have the chance to make the short walk to the fenced viewing platform. As you make your way up, the landscape opens up before you. Once at the top, take a minute to really appreciate the view. Step forward (if you dare!) and watch the raging water hit the valley below.
Facilities near Eidfjord
- Public toilets next to Mix-Kroa fast food restaurant
- Cashpoint (Coop supermarket)
Facilities at The Nature Centre
- Public toilets
- Tourist information
Facilities at Vøringsfossen waterfall
- Fossli Hotel
- Souvenir shop
What to wear
There is a footpath to the Vøringsfossen waterfall but it can be slippery. Therefore we recommend wearing sensible shoes such as trainers or hiking boots. The weather can be unpredictable in Norway, so check the forecast and don’t get caught out. The Vøringsfossen waterfall trip is outdoors, so it’s sensible to bring a waterproof jacket.
Where to eat
There are places to purchase food during the trip. At The Nature Centre, there is a restaurant serving traditional Norwegian food and drink. Be aware that you are visiting for a set time period, so check with the servers how long the food will take. We don’t want you rushing your lunch or missing the bus. Many guests choose to bring a packed lunch so that they have longer to enjoy the exhibits. There’s plenty of green spaces to sit and enjoy a picnic.
At Vøringsfossen waterfall there is a cafe that sells drinks and snacks. This is the perfect spot to enjoy an ice cream!
Before you hop-off the bus at each destination, your bus driver will let you know what time you’ll be departing. Make sure you pay attention! It’s easy to let time run away, especially when you’re having a good time.
Here at Go Fjords, we want you to have an enjoyable travel experience which meets your expectations in every way. With this in mind, please read through our general conditions of travel before departure.