Cider from Hardanger

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Have you already tried the famous Hardanger Cider? Welcome to the home of Norwegian cider.


Some things belong together! It is the same with fruit and Hardanger. It was not without reason that monks in the region began growing fruit here as early as 1300. The unique climate along the Hardangerfjord provides optimal conditions for producing apples of very high quality. And with impeccable raw materials, the apple juice and the cider made from it cannot be better.

The well-known Hardanger apples have been pressed and processed to perfection for generations. In recent years, however, the popularity, quality, and standard of Hardanger Cider have reached new heights. The product has won multiple awards both nationally and internationally. Just like “Champagne”, “Cider from Hardanger” is a geographically protected brand name. The cider, which is fermented from apple juice, is characterized by its light, sour and aromatic apple taste.

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At the numerous cider farms in the region, you will learn more about the history and the taste of these unique apples. How about combining the best of two worlds? The cider safari on the Sørfjorden, a part of the Hardangerfjord, is sailed with the hybrid ship “Vision of the Fjords” and offers tailor-made round trips with Fjord Cruise and farm visits with cider tastings. Or maybe you should visit Ulvik, where you can follow Norway’s only fruit and cider route? Or would you like to take a RIB speedboat trip into the spectacular Fyksesund fjord, which also allows you to visit the Steinstø fruit farm? There are many alternatives, and you will not be disappointed.

As Olav Bleie, the man behind the best-selling cider in Norway - Alde Cidre, himself says:

- If the popularity of Hardanger Cider continues to grow, there will soon be not enough apple trees in Hardanger.

Experience Hardanger Cider and learn more about the production, its culture, and history.

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Cider safari at the Sørfjorden

During summer season, the popular hybrid vessel "Vision of the Fjords" sails on the Sørfjorden, between Odda, Lofthus and Aga. You can use the boat trip as a pure sightseeing fjord cruise, or you can add one or several stops with a farm visits and cider tastings en route.

Farm visit and cider tasting - Steinstø Fruit Farm

Steinstø fruit farm has welcomed guests for many years. They offer tailor-made experiences, including farm visits, sample tastings, and meals. Here you can enjoy local specialties and try different types of Hardanger Cider.

Alde cider

Surrounded by steep mountains, the Hardangerfjord and the Folgefonna glacier, Alde Sider is idyllically located on Bleie farm in Sørfjorden. The juice and cider producer, which in 2018 was awarded the best in Norway, sells the noble drops from both the farm and Vinmonopolet (alcoholic beverage retailer).


Surrounded by fjords, glaciers and steep mountains, you will find Hardangergutane and their farm on Sekse in Sørfjorden. Not far from there, in the old fruit store on Børve, they make apple juice and cider from local ...

Edel Cider, Åkre Farm

Situated on the west side of the Sørfjorden in Ullensvang, with a perfect location for growing the tasty Hardanger apples, you'll find the farm Åkre Gard. Fruit has been grown here for eight generations. In recent yea...

Hardanger Juice and Ciderfactory

Hardanger Juice and Ciderfactory grows a wide range of apple which are processed into tasty beverages such as its highly acclaimed apple cider, juice, dessert wine and brandy. The farm offers tours and cider-tastings, as well as a selection of goods in their farm shop.

Ulvik Frukt & Cideri

Ulvik Frukt & Cideri is of the three farms part of the only Fruit- and Cidertrail in Norway. The farm offers tours and samples of their farmyard produce, including apple juice and cider.

Syse Gard

The farm Syse Gard is located along the fruit and cider route in Ulvik and is one of the three visitor farms. Syse Gard is a traditional Western-Norwegian farm with fruit growing and sheep farming. The farm is also an économusée.

Helleland Gard, cider farm

Buy, taste, and enjoy locally produced apple juice and cider from Hardanger at Helleland Farm in Lofthus. You can also book cider tastings with cheese and cured meat on the farm.

Spildegarden Farm

For four generations, Spildegarden has produced tasty products in the idyllic fjord village of Øystese. It is not without reason that they are called the cider and apple juice specialist in Hardanger. At Jane and Geir...

Aga Sideri

Aga Sideri is situated idyllically by the Sørfjorden in Ullensvang. Award-winning Hardanger Cider is produced here, and during a guided farm tour, you can taste and buy this local specialty.

RIB boat fjord safari with cider tasting - Trolltunga Active

Experience the Hardangerfjord, the surrounding mountains, waterfalls, the Folgefonna Glacier, and Hardanger culture on a RIB boat fjord safari with Trolltunga Active from Odda. You are welcome to book a Hardanger cider sample tasting together with the RIB tour.

Fruit and Cider route, Ulvik

The fruit and cider route in Ulvik connects the fruit farms Ulvik Frukt & Cideri, Syse Gard and Hardanger Saft- og Siderfabrikk. Join in on a guided tour for a unique peek "behind the scenes" or sample some scrumptious goods from the farmyard shops.

Cider Cruise - Hardanger

Combine cider tastings and a boat trip on the fjord with See the Fjords. The pre-packaged tour includes locally produced cider and farm visits to various producers in the region.

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