Hardanger 3-4 day trip
Hardangerfjord offers spectacular nature and is the heart of norwegian culture, which makes it the perfect choice for the authentic experience.
The Hardangerfjord is 179 km long and is the 3rd longest fjord in the world and it is created by glacial erosion during the ice ages. During the 13th century growing apples was introduced in Hardanger by monks from England. Today 40% of all Norwegian fruit is grown in the Hardangerfjord region including apples, cherries, pears and plums.
From Bergen airport, Flesland, it is 93 km drive to Hardanger.
Photo: Hotel Ullensvang, Wilbert Bijzitter, Reisemål Hardanger Fjord AS
Arrival and transport
Arrival at Bergen Airport Flesland. Transfer with coach to Hardingasete, Hardanger (ca. 1.5 hour).
Lunch and activities
Lunch and activities: beer tasting from Hardingasetes own microbrewery, chip heated wooden tub and sauna.
Dinner at Hardingasete
Hardingasete is a unique place in Hardanger where they attempt to recreate the environment in Western Norway as it used to be. A number of old houses have been moved to the spot, fitted with both antique furniture and the comforts of modern bathrooms and kitchens. The yard lies tucked away on historic grounds on the Ljones peninsula by the Hardanger fjord. Facing the west, it lies overlooking the beautiful fjord. The chef will give you an experience of life with culinary highlights.
Hardanger is known for the beautiful fjords and growth of fantastic fruits like plumes, pears, strawberry, raspberry and most of all apples.
Visit a local apple cider brewery, learn about the processes and have a taste. During the season you may even harvest your own apple straight from the apple orchard.
Boat trip in the beautiful and famous fjord. Fish from the boat and visit a roadless village while the chef prepare your lunch.
Visit Hardanger Aquacenter. Hardanger Aqua Centre is owned by and run in collaboration with Lingalaks AS, which stands for the food production at the facility. Visitors experience salmon farming in practice. With under water cameras, guests receive an excellent impression of life in the cage, and they can walk around the facility to take a closer look at the salmon. Try Lingalasks own salmon burger.
Depending on the season it is also possible to rent kanoes or kayjaks at Hardanger aqua center.
Fyksesund is recommended as canoekayak destination in The Guardian: “This narrow stretch between Steistø and Botnen encapsulates the true splendour and solitude of the fjords; steep mountains on each side, gushing waterfalls and clear blue water. At the end of the fjord you come to the lovely hamlet of Botnen, only accessible by boat or foot. You can either return to Steinstø the same day, or pitch a tent and enjoy the endless midsummer light. Steinstø to Botnen, Fyksesund is 10km each way.
Dinner option day 2
Have your dinner in a typical rustic boat house by the fjord – it will give you the real authentic Norwegian experience. A private chef from Barmen AS makes traditional and modern food using local ingredients.
Photo: FlatEarth Aktivitetsselskap, Reisemål Hardanger Fjord AS
Departure Bergen Airport Flesland. Depending on budget, this can be done by boat – experience the fjords, or by bus.
Activity option day 3
Hardanger also offers some of Norway’s finest hiking opportunities. Take a hike in one of the nearby mountains including the “Norwegian lunch box” or take a daily trip to Folgefonna glacier with a glacier guide.
Dinner option day 3
Kinck House is an old cultural venue in Hardanger. The well-known writer Hans E. Kinck had his upbringing here an it was a very inspiring place for the author. He wrote short stories and plays from the environment in the fjords of Hardanger. Traditional dinner at the Kinck House or barn depending on the size of the group. Barmen will serve traditional food with local ingredients such as deer, ramson and other specialities.
Departure to Bergen Airport Flesland.
Mentioned above are some of the exciting adventures in Hardanger and its surroundings. We will help you plan anything from culinary food experience to jaw dropping activities in the beautiful landscape Hardanger has to offer!