Hardangervidda and Hardangerfjord
Discover today Northern Europes largest mountain plateau the Hardangervidda. As well as one of the most beautiful areas of Norway the Hardangerfjord…
You will begin your visit from our capital Oslo, one of the smallest – but fastest growing capitals in Europe. It is a very green and eco-friendly city which won the European green capital for 2019! As the city centre is small it’s convenient to reach any destination you wish via a form of eco-friendly transport such as a bicycle or their great public transport systems! It’s that compact you can easily walk. What’s outstanding about Oslo is that they are trying to eliminate cars and make the centre a car-free zone! Taking huge steps to fight climate change and improve the quality of life for residents. The ideologies of the residents of Oslo are inspiring enough to visit just to witness this in effect!
Because of the variations of things to do in Oslo we recommend spending a couple of days to get to know the city, either on your own or with a local expert. Your newfound local friend will lead you to off the beaten track to some hidden gems not known by the average tourist. Generating a completely unique experience.
One of the best ways to see Norway is by rail and on this trip, you will travel by rail on the Bergen railway from Oslo to the sustainable peaceful mountain village of Geilo. The village has been an early advocate of sustainability and during 2017 they prioritised a comprehensive plan covering 10 sustainable principles you can view here. They cover a range of topics from managing waste more efficiently, improve job quality for locals, preserving nature (especially wild reindeers) and promoting Geilo’s cultural wealth. A tranquil destination to take it easy and unwind on the mountain.
You will reach the municipality of Eidjord in the district of Hardanger by bus. Eidfjord is the connecting point between Hardangervidda and Hardangerfjord. Here you can be at one with culture and the nature that pieces together the striking scenery you see. That is the mountain and the fjord binding together. Whilst you are there, it’s vital you visit the Vøringfossen Waterfall one of the most natural visited sights in the whole of Norway. Noted by FjordNorway the waterfall is free-flowing from 145 metres and a total fall of 182 metres. The best time to visit is outside of season between May-October. No trip to Eidfjord is complete without visiting the Vøringfossen Waterfall.
You fortunate traveller will be travelling by the famous fjord cruise from Eidfjord to Utne. This is a quaint picturesque village which has seen travellers passing for hundreds of years. This village is particularly famous for its fruit and immaculately clean streets! Whilst you are here, make sure you check out the Hardanger museum one of the oldest museums of its type in the area of Western Norway. Moreover, why don’t you tease your tastebuds by trying tastings of the local cider! Utne is well worth a stopover for a couple of days.
The last stop on your journey is the capital of the West, Bergen. A city amongst seven mountains and a UNESCO world heritage site. Likewise, during 2017 it was voted as one of the best cities in Europe, by Condé Nast Traveler’s readers. The ancient Hanseatic city is a beautiful destination. Bergen is an enchanting city with a history tracing back to its Viking origins providing fascinating stories! Similarly, the best way to learn about those encaptivating stories is through your local expert. They will lead you through the many alluring narrow streets and let you get to know the local people!
- Discover Oslo with a local
- A scenic train journey from Oslo to Geilo
- Experience mountain life in the quaint mountain village of Geilo
- Explore Geilo on foot or by bike
- Learn first hand about the crafts, the ways of people and food of Eidfjord
- Take the famous fjord cruise from Hardangerfjord to Utne
- Enjoy a cider tasting experience in Utne
- Experience Bergen with a local
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DepartureOslo / Bergen or vv.
Departure TimeOn request
IncludedHardangervidda and HardangerfjordTransportationBed & Breakfast
Not IncludedLocal GuideDinnerLunch
Arrive Oslo and be Welcomed by a Local
Get to know Oslo from a Local
- Tour of Oslo with a local
By train to Geilo Mountain Village
- Train journey from Oslo to Geilo
Experience the Mountains
By Bus to Eidfjord, end of Hardangerfjord
Day at own disposal in Eidfjord
Cruise Hardangerfjord to Utne
- Fjord Cruise
- Daytime visit to the Utne Hotel
Explore Utne & Cider Tasting
- Cider tasting in Utne
Cruise and Bus to Bergen
- Boat to Norheimsund
- Bus to Bergen
Bergen as a Local before Departure
- Tour of Bergen by a local guide