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From Fjord to Mountain: The Best of Hardanger Awaits

Spectacular mountain peaks, a wide range of experiences, and short distances between major highlights. If this sounds exciting, then Hardanger and the Norwegian fjord landscape are the destinations for you!

In Hardanger, we have Trolltunga – the most spectacular rock formation in Norway. Whether you are a seasoned hiker or have never been on a mountain top before, the view from Trolltunga will take your breath away. Standing at the edge of the tongue, hovering 700 meters above Ringedalsvatnet while glimpsing the Folgefonna glacier in the background, is difficult to describe in words. It's one of those things you simply have to experience yourself.

After a memorable day in the mountains, it is a short distance to the historic Tyssedal Hotel. The hotel is known for its comfortable rooms, fantastic views of the Hardangerfjord, and delicious food focusing on local ingredients. Enjoy a meal and let yourself be seduced by the flavors of the Hardanger region.

Just a stone's throw away from Tyssedal Hotel, you can hop aboard the sightseeing boat from The Fjords and get up close to majestic mountain peaks, roaring waterfalls, charming fjord villages, and hundreds of thousands of fruit trees in Sørfjorden – the largest orchard in Norway.

Plan your perfect summer holiday in the picturesque Hardanger region, a place that has enchanted visitors for centuries with its spectacular landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Explore the lush Sørfjorden and charming Ullensvang, where steep mountains meet idyllic villages and iconic attractions await around every corner.

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Nature's Wonders

Hardanger is renowned for its incredible natural scenery and is home to some of Norway's most famous attractions. With Odda and Tyssedal as your starting points, you're just a short distance from some of Norway's most remarkable natural experiences. Sørfjorden, Ullensvang, and Odda offer unforgettable nature experiences with majestic mountains, deep fjords, and lush valleys.

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Adventurous Trolltunga

Trolltunga, the most spectacular rock formation in Norway, attracts adventurers worldwide every year. The hike is challenging, but the feeling of standing on Trolltunga itself is worth every single step up. Here, you experience a view that truly takes your breath away!

To get the most out of Trolltunga, we recommend hiking with Trolltunga Adventures. Their experienced and skilled guides make the hike safer and more memorable with exciting stories, local tips, and access to the best photo spots along the trail!

Also, read about Celine – an experienced guide and the manager of Trolltunga Adventures. She fell so in love with Hardanger's nature that she moved to the region!

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Historic and Luxurious Accommodation

For those looking to experience more of what adventurous Hardanger has to offer, Tyssedal Hotel is the perfect choice. This historic hotel in Tyssedal provides comfortable rooms, stunning views, and a convenient location near Skjeggedal, the starting point for hikes to Trolltunga. The hotel houses a spectacular collection of original paintings by famous artists such as Nils Bergslien, Christian Krogh, and Hans Dahl. It is a prime example of architect Geir Grung's modernist style.

Tyssedal Hotel is also known for its culinary experiences. The restaurant offers international cuisine inspired by Hardanger and made with local ingredients. Enjoy a meal here after a long day of adventure, and let yourself be seduced by the region's flavours.

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Explore Hardangerfjord

After a well-deserved rest at Tyssedal Hotel, join The Fjords on a fjord cruise in the beautiful Sørfjorden. The sightseeing vessel Aurora of the Fjords runs between Lofthus, Aga, Børve, Nå, Tyssedal, and Odda during the summer. Sørfjorden is a relatively narrow and truly spectacular fjord branch. Here, you can glide in and enjoy fantastic views of nature that have inspired the likes of Edvard Grieg and the artists behind the painting "Bridal Procession on the Hardangerfjord".

During the fjord cruise, you can enjoy local food and drinks, including the famous cider from Hardanger. The unique climate along Hardangerfjord provides optimal conditions for growing apples of incredibly high quality, resulting in an international cider class. This cider is known for its light, tangy, and aromatic taste. Combine the fjord cruise with visits to various fruit farms and cider producers for a complete tasting experience!

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Hardanger - Norway's Treasure

With an outstanding mix of fjords, mountains, glaciers, history, and culinary experiences, Hardanger is the ideal destination for an unforgettable summer holiday. Here, you can experience the best of Norwegian nature in one region, with several of Norway's biggest and most famous attractions within a short distance of each other. Hardanger has been a favoured travel destination for hundreds of years, and it's easy to see why.

Welcome to the Hardangerfjord – where adventures await!

Plan your next holiday here and create memories for a lifetime. Visit the websites of Trolltunga Adventures, Tyssedal Hotel, and The Fjords for more information and to book your perfect summer experience today.

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