Enjoy a day trip on Hardangerfjord. No trip to Norway is complete without it! From an open deck catamaran, you can admire the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery that this area offers. Departing from the charming village of Norheimsund you should have your camera ready! You will journey through a landscape full of historic villages, waterfalls and idyllic orchards. In the distance, you will see Folgefonna glacier and national park, the third largest glacier in Norway. On this fjord tour, you should listen to the interesting commentary on board. You will hear lots of facts and history about the attractions along the way.
The beautiful village of Eidfjord is in the magnificent Hardangerfjord region. Here the boat will dock for three hours. Come with us on our popular sightseeing bus tour included in the price. You will get to visit the Hardangervidda Nature Centre, which is full of interactive exhibitions and has an aquarium. Next stop is the Vøringsfossen, which is Norway’s most famous waterfall!
Sights on the trip
Eidfjord is situated at the end of the Eid Fjord, an inner branch of the large and beautiful Hardangerfjord. The town is known for being a place where you can experience real local food mixed with culture and traditions, and hospitable people. Just a short distance away is Vøringsfoss Waterfall and the Hardangervidda Nature Centre.
Stop what you’re doing and look up! You are about to see another highlight of the trip, Folgefonna. From the boat you can admire the snowy peaks of one of Norway’s biggest glaciers. It’s no surprise that Folgefonna National Park is a popular location for glacier hiking. So If you’re feeling brave, check out our guided tour high above the fjord.
The Hardanger Bridge
As the boat cruises towards Eidfjord, you’ll come across the awe-inspiring Hardanger Bridge. At 1380 metres long it is the longest tunnel to tunnel suspension bridge in the world. The Hardangerfjord cruise sails underneath this impressive construction. It’s certainly a photo opportunity not to be missed, so grab your camera and snap the Hardanger Bridge in all its glory.
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.
When you book a tour with Go Fjords, we want you to have the best day. Before you set off on the Hardangerfjord cruise, take a moment to read our useful tips. They will help you to prepare for the day.
Facilities on the boat
- Toilets are available on board
- A kiosk selling drinks and snacks
Facilities near Eidfjord quay
- Public toilets next to Mix-Kroa fast food restaurant
- Cashpoint (Coop supermarket)
What to wear
What you wear on the cruise will be weather dependent. In wet conditions ensure you have a waterproof jacket. Additional layers of clothing are also recommended, even in hot weather the top deck can be a little windy! If the sun is shining, don’t forget your sunscreen as you’ll spend much of your day outdoors. Hiking boots aren’t necessary but wear comfortable shoes that offer support.
Where to eat
The kiosk on the boat does not sell substantial meals. We recommend that you purchase food before the trip and bring your own packed lunch. If you visit the Nature Centre there is a restaurant onsite. If you decide to eat here, keep an eye on the time so that you don’t miss your bus or ferry departure as can get very busy. If you visit Vøringsfoss waterfall you’ll also find a small cafe on your walk up to the viewing platform.
We can’t even begin to tell you how many Instagram worthy moments there are on this trip! Make sure you fully charge your phone and camera the night before. You don’t want to miss a good photograph.
Make sure you check the departure times and keep an eye on your watch. Our tours run like clockwork don’t get left behind!
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.