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Scenic Hardangerfjord Cruise including waterfall excursion to Voringsfossen

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A small brown wood house sitting on an island in the middle of the blue Hardangerfjord surrounded by water and with a small hillside in the background.

Overview

Explore Hardangerfjord by boat
  • Season
    Wed, 1 May - Mon, 30 Sep
  • Departure point
    Bergen / Norheimsund
  • Duration
    11 hours 30 minutes

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!

Hardangerfjord Cruise Itinerary

07:25- Bus transfer from the bus station in Bergen (Terminal 0)

08:55- Arrive by bus at the quay in Norheimsund

09:00- Boat departs from Norheimsund quay

11:45- Boat arrives at Eidfjord quay

Three hour stop at the village of Eidfjord. 2.5-hour sightseeing bus tour stopping at Hardangervidda Nature Centre and Vøringsfoss waterfall is included.

14:40- Boat departs from Eidfjord quay

17:30- Boat arrives back at Norheimsund quay

17:45- Bus transfer from Norheimsund quay to Bergen bus station

19.10- Arrive at Bergen bus station (Terminal 0)

Prices and departures

Prices

From Bergen


Adult NOK 1240
Child (0-4NOK 310
Child (4-16NOK 910

From Norheimsund


Adult NOK 890
Child (0-4NOK 310
Child (4-16NOK 740

Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.

Departures

From: Bergen


07:25 from Bergen Bus Terminal, Exit O

From: Norheimsund


09:00 from the quay


Map

Highlights

Sights on the trip

  • Norheimsund

    The Hardanger cruise departs from the picturesque village of Norheimsund, which is situated on the northern side of the famous fjord. The village is home to one of Norway's most visited waterfalls called The Steinsdalsfossen. Before you set sail on the cruise, it is worth taking a stroll through the harbour in the village.

  • Eidfjord

    Eidfjord is situated on the national tourist route between Oslo and Bergen. It’s a place where you can experience traditional culture and peaceful surroundings. Just a short distance away is Vøringsfoss waterfall and the Hardangervidda Nature Centre.

    Eidfjord seen from the water. To the left is an iconic white wodden church. Green farmland lies behind the white wodden houses that lines the waterfront.
  • Folgefonna

    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.

    Folgefonna glacier in Hordaland shot in blue skies
  • The Hardanger Bridge

    As the boat cruises towards Eidfjord, you’ll come across the awe-inspiring Hardanger Bridge. At 1380 metres long it is Norway’s longest suspension bridge. The Hardangerfjord cruise sails underneath this impressive construction. It’s certainly a photo opportunity not to be missed, so grab your camera and snap Hardanger Bridge in all its glory.

    An aerial view of the Hardangerfjordbridge that crosses over the famous Hardangerfjord in Western Norway.Rapha/FjordNorway.com
  • Vøringsfossen

    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. Be sure to watch your step, it can be a bit slippery! 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.

    View of the monumental VøringsfossenShutterstock

Practical information

Top Tips and Advice

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)
  • 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.

Additional Information

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!

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