Places in Hardanger

Welcome to Kvam

Kvam Municipality is conveniently located in the middle of the Hardangerfjord and is the first municipality you come to when coming from Bergen. This makes the municipality easily accessible both by car and public transportation.

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By car

Kvam Municipality is only about a 1-hour drive away from Bergen, making it very easy to get to the municipality.

Driving distances to Norheimsund:

From Bergen: 75 kilometers - 1 hour
From Haugesund: 178 kilometers - 3 hours
From Stavanger: 260 kilometers - 4 hours
From Oslo: 400 kilometers - 6 hours
From Kristiansand: 390 kilometers - 6 hours
From Trondheim: 633 kilometers - 10 hours.

E-car charging stations

Norheimsund city center:

There are two charging stations for electric cars in Norheimsund, Eviny and Tesla.


Outside Hardangerbadet and Hardangerfjord Hotel in Øystese, Eviny has a charging station in the parking lot.

By bus

Skyss is responsible for local bus routes from Bergen, Voss, and Hardanger. Some bus routes run all year-round, while others are only valid during the summer season. Please visit Skyss' website for timetables and booking.

NOR-WAY offers express bus connections between Hardanger, Oslo, Sandefjord, Larvik, Kristiansand, Stavanger, and Haugesund. Please visit their website for timetables and booking.

By train

Take the train from Oslo to Bergen or Voss, then take a bus to Norheimsund.

Train schedules here

Bus schedules here

By boat

Norled offers a Hardangerfjord Sightseeing between Norheimsund and Eidfjord. The boat that corresponds with the bus between Bergen and Norheimsund also stops at Herand, Utne, Lofthus, Kinsarvik, and Ulvik. Departure from Norheimsund is at 9:00 a.m., and return is at 6:15 p.m. Please visit their website for schedules and booking.

By plane

Bergen and the international airport Flesland (BGO) are approximately 1.5 hours away. Haugesund (HAU) is the next closest airport, about 3 hours and 45 minutes away from Kvam. Oslo (OSL) is about 6 hours away.

Getting here

Route planning

For route planning in Norway, you can visit the website of Entur: This is a national route planner that provides an overview of timetables and transport options for buses, trains, trams, subways, and ferries throughout the country. Entur also offers an app that can be downloaded to your smartphone for easy access to route information while on the go.

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