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The trip starts in Bergen, and takes you through an idyllic archipelago before you cross the mighty Hardangerfjord, surrounded by majestic mountains and enchanting waterfalls. On board the modern boat you can move around freely between the sun deck and the comfortable lounge.
Rosendal is a beautiful village situated along the Hardangerfjord. Behind the tall mountain peaks is Folgefonna National Park, with huge areas of untouched nature and Norway's third largest glacier. Surrounded by a magnificent garden full of beautiful and fragrant flowers you will find the Barony Rosendal, Scandinavia's smallest castle.
You will have almost 4 hours to explore Rosendal on your own, before returning to Bergen.
Sights on the trip
On the journey to Rosendal the express boat sails through a narrow strait named Lukksundet. The bridge crossing Lukksundet, connects Tysnesøya island with the mainland. Tysnes is named after the Norse god Njord, and the island was an important religious center in the Viking age.
Surrounded by towering cliffs and lush mountain sides the Hardangerfjord is a masterpiece of nature. Stretching for 179km (111mi), it's the second largest fjord in Norway and the fourth largest in the world.
Baroniet Rosendal Manor House & Gardens
The barony in Rosendal is a highly recommended stop during your time here. Baroniet Rosendal, which was built in 1665, is the only barony in Norway. The garden that surrounds the castle is well maintained and is Norway's oldest preserved Renaissance garden. The roses in the garden are placed in a maze pattern, and were imported from Germany after the castle was finished.