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Things to do in Hardangerfjorden

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Natural Feature
“Walking up to Trolltunga is not for everyone. The hike back and forthn is 10-12 hours long, but for those who do it, the view and the experience is exhilirating. ”
  • 24 locals recommend
Ski Chairlift
“The Glacier at Folgefonna can be reached by car from Jondal (45 minutes south of Vines). This is a center for summerskiing, but you can also walk by foot with guide”
  • 8 locals recommend
Museum
“The Manor House from 1665 between fjord, glacier, mountains and waterfalls.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“A nice hike up to the glacier. Check in with the tourist-information first; in summer 2015 there is so much snow that the hike isn`t acessable yet (20.06.)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“Hydropower and Industry were crucial to the shaping of Norway in the 20th Century; at the Norwegian museum of Hydropower and Industry you will hear the fascinating story of how it all began.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Good food and nice place. You can find also a relatively cheap pizza buffet. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Mountain
“Famous land mark. The walk to and from Trolltunga is approximately 8-10 hours, so be prepared for quite a long day if you don't spend one night in the area. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Theme Park
“My kids, and other kids in my family, love this amusement park some hours drive from Bergen. Most suitable for kids up to 8-9 years.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“The Steinsdalsfossen has a fall of 50 m and is special because you can walk safe and dry behind it. The fall occured in 1699 when the river changed course. There is a footpath from the car park up to and under the waterfall.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Museum
“This museum, located in Utne (only 9 km from Vines) has a wide collection of folk costums and the unique Hardanger violin. There is also an Open Air museum with 20 buildings showing everyday life from middle ages and up to the 20th century. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bus Station
“I Odda, på kaien. Her henger det bussruter for nær og fjern. Her er også Sørfjorden restaurant. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Establishment
Museum
“For the very intersted ones in local nature. Great short film in the theatre!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Campground
“No wonder Trolltunga is on your bucket list. Trolltunga is the definition of a true Rockstar. Experience some of the wildest nature scenery that Norway has to offer. Our guides will enhance your hiking experience with their local knowledge, high competence and lots of good motivation. Guided hikes are offered both summer and winter. ”
  • 9 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Museum
“The Manor House from 1665 between fjord, glacier, mountains and waterfalls.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is the best restaurant in Odda. That's what trip advisor says. That is still not saying much. Generally speaking the western coast of Norway is not known for its culinary delights. Good, sturdy, salty meals that won't disturb your taste buds, washed down with a cup of coffee or a glass of clean clear water. This place luckily is run by a non-Norwegian and has a promising menu. Prices are steep 18 dollars for a veggie burger with fries but not unusually so for the middle of nowhere. Save your money for gastronomic experiences elsewhere and make your own dinner back at the cabin. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Open pub in the weekends. Local produced bear, somethimes live music and Quiz. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“This is a great takeaway restaurant with some easy facilities for eating inside. Thai and Japanish dishes. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A pizzarestaurant that serves artisanal pizzas, as well as burgers and tapas. You will find it 15 minutes drive south of Vines in Herand (towards Jondal). ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend

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