Hardanger in a Nutshell Tour

Hardanger in a Nutshell Tour– Norway –1 - 3 days, Bergen - Voss - Ulvik - Eidfjord - Norheimsund - Bergen or Bergen - Norheimsund - Eidfjord - Ulvik - Voss - OsloThe Hardangerfjord, east of Bergen, is especially known for apple and cherry orchards blossoming in spring. Scenic landscapes of waterways, hiking trails and the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, Norway's largest national park, are popular tourist destinations. Two of Norway's largest glaciers, Folgefonna and Hardangerjokulen, and waterfalls like Voringfossen, Steinsdalsfossen and Latefossen are among the pearls of the region.

This tour is not possible as a day-excursion. Optional direction of travel is permitted. Stopovers are permitted and strongly encouraged. A 1-3 day period is best to fully appreciate the tour.The Hardanger in a Nutshell Tour is available from June through August. Stopovers are permitted and strongly encouraged. The duration of the tour is best appreciated over a 1 to 3-day period. Optional direction is available: Bergen - Voss - Ulvik - Eidfjord - Norheimsund-Bergen. Reservations are recommended on the region trains on the Bergen Railway Line.

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Operation May 1 - September 30, 2017
Departure Daily, May 1 - September 30, 2017
Price from $285 per person, Adult, Bergen - Bergen

Children between the ages of 4 to 15 pay a reduced fare. Children under 4 travel for free.
Included Tour Bergen - Bergen:
Standard class local train Bergen - Voss
Bus Voss - Ulvik
Boat Ulvik - Eidfjord
Boat Eidfjord - Norheimsund
Bus Norheimsund - Bergen
Not Included Hotel accommodation
Meals en route
Please Note Reservations are recommended on regional trains of the Bergen Railway Line.

Duration:
Train Bergen-Voss, approx. 1 hour
Train Oslo-Bergen, approx. 6,5 hours
Train Voss-Oslo, approx. 5,5 hours
Bus Bergen-Norheimsund, approx. 1,5 hours
Express boat Norheimsund-Eidfjord, approx. 3 hours
Express boat Eidfjord-Ulvik, approx. 0,5 hours
Bus Ulvik-Voss, approx. 1 hour

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Tour Options Choose from three itineraries that include standard class rail service, bus shuttle and boat excursion:
1460/1461 Bergen - Voss - Ulvik - Eidfjord - Norheimsund - Bergen Tour
1462/1463 Bergen - Norheimsund - Eidfjord - Ulvik - Voss - Oslo Tour
1464/1465 Oslo - Bergen* - Norheimsund - Eidfjord - Ulvik - Voss - Oslo Tour

**This tour is not possible as a day-excursion.
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BEAUTIFUL HARDANGER FJORD Tour highlights include: The Hardangerfjord, The Bergen Railway, The Steinsdalsfossen and Bryggen.

You can start the Hardanger in a Nutshell round trip from both Bergen and Oslo. If you choose to start from Bergen, you start by train on the Bergen Railway from Bergen to Voss. From Voss, the tour continues by coach through attractive farmland to Ulvik, a delightful village typical of Western Norway. From Ulvik, you travel by boat across the beautiful Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord. You can also start the roundtrip by coach from Bergen.

VOERINGSFOSS WATERFALL - EIDFJORD In Eidfjord you can take an interesting sightseeing tour or just relax beside the fjord, wander round the centre of Eidfjord, enjoy some lunch and visit the excellent Gallery N. Bergslien. If you choose the sightseeing tour you will explore Vøringsfossen, the biggest waterfall in Norway, and a visit to the experience centre, the Hardangervidda Nature Centre.

THE HARDANGERFJORD A fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord is next, with views of towering mountains, waterfalls and idyllic orchards and plenty of time on board to digest the many sights before the boat arrives in Norheimsund.

If you are travelling at the beginning of June, you will probably catch some of the lovely blossoming of the fruit trees in Hardanger.

From Norheimsund, the tour continues by coach to Bergen, passing the impressive Steindalsfossen waterfall and crossing the Kvamskogen mountain plateau.

Suggested Itineraries Summer 2016

Round trip Bergen to Bergen (starting by train)
Travel direction: Bergen - Voss - Ulvik - Eidfjord - Norheimsund - Bergen
Schedule: May 1 - October 31, 2016, daily
Train from Bergen 08.40
To Voss 09.54
Bus from Voss 10.05
To Ulvik 11.00
Boat from Ulvik 11.15
To Eidfjord 11.45
Boat from Eidfjord 14.40
To Norheimsund 17.30
Bus from Norheimsund 17.40
To Bergen 19.05

Departure times subject to change!

Round trip Bergen to Bergen (starting by bus)
Travel direction:
Bergen - Norheimsund - Eidfjord - Ulvik - Voss - Oslo
Schedule: May 1 - October 31, 2016, daily
Bus from Bergen 07.30*
To Norheimsund 08.50
Boat from Norheimsund 08.55
To Eidfjord 11.45
Boat from Eidfjord 14.40
To Ulvik 15.10
Bus from Ulvik 15.25
To Voss 16.30
Train from Voss 16:35 / 17:51R
To Bergen 17:53 / 19:05

*Bus departs from Bergen Bus Station, Expressbus Terminal, lane E. Bus has sign for Norheimsund.
Departure times subject to change!

One-way trip Bergen to Oslo
Travel direction:
Bergen - Norheimsund - Eidfjord - Ulvik - Voss - Oslo
Schedule: May 1 - October 31, 2016, daily
Bus from Bergen 07.30*
To Norheimsund 08.50
Boat from Norheimsund 08.55
To Eidfjord 11.45
Boat from Eidfjord 14.40
To Ulvik 15.10
Bus from Ulvik 15.25
To Voss 16.30
Train from Voss 17.08R
To Oslo 22.45

*Bus departs from Bergen Bus Station, Expressbus Terminal, lane E. Bus has sign for Norheimsund.

Itineraries are sample itineraries and can be tailor-made to suit your travel plans.

Overnight hotel stays en route are recommended. Please request.

Departure times subject to change!
Due to unannounced schedule changes, please verify the train schedule prior to your departure.

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