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Kvinnherad - a Norway in miniature. Here you get great contrasts in landscapes and unique cultural experiences!

With a daily fast ferry route between Bergen and Rosendal, a visit to Kvinnherad is a great way to experience the journey from the sea to the Hardangerfjord - with beautiful contrasts, majestic mountains, and a unique offer of cultural experiences, Kvinnherad has a lot to offer.

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About Kvinnherad

Kvinnherad - the municipality that takes you from the sea and into the Hardangerfjord.

With a daily fast ferry route between Bergen and Rosendal, a visit to Kvinnherad is a great way to experience the journey from the sea to the Hardangerfjord. The open and dramatic coastal landscape will be replaced by inland fjords with steep mountains. The Rosendal alps stand out as the most spectacular peaks surrounding the charming village of Rosendal. Bondhusvatnet and Bondhusbrea are also genuinely spectacular, and there are great hiking trails here as well as several other places in the municipality. The Folgefonna National Park is part of the municipality, and you can experience the blue ice only an hour drive from the fjord with professional guides. If you dedicate a trip to Kvinnherad, one cannot help but visit the Baroniet Rosendal. The manor house from the year 1665 is known for its beautiful landscape park and rich cultural program. And once we first talk about historical buildings, Halsnøy monastery from the year 1163 is difficult not to mention, located on the beautiful Halsnøy island far out in the Hardangerfjord. With beautiful contrasts in the landscape, majestic mountains, historic castles, and monasteries, Kvinnherad has some of the most pristine nature and attractions that the Hardangerfjord-region has to offer.

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Visit Rosendal: Your Gateway to Natural Beauty

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Autumn adventures in Rosendal

Nature, Culture, and Colorful Adventures in Rosendal

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Hiking in Kvinnherad

Malmangernuten, Melderskin, Bondhusvatnet og Ulvanosa. The mountains in Kvinnherad are truly something special. Here in the municipality, you will find several of the most popular and spectacular hikes in Norway.

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Waterfalls in Hardanger

The Hardangerfjord region is also known as "the kingdom of waterfalls," and it is not without reason. In Hardanger, you will find several of the most spectacular waterfalls Norway has to offer.

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Exciting experiences on the Folgefonna Glacier

Explore the southernmost glacier in Norway - take part in exciting activities that you will remember. The Folgefonna Glacier offers unique experiences for the whole family.

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Suggestions for your stay in Rosendal

A historic castle, majestic mountains, and a dramatic landscape with impressive contrasts - in Kvinnherad, you will find some of the best the Hardangerfjord region has to offer.

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Hiking in Hardanger

Trolltunga, Dronningstien, Lake Bondhusvatnet, Mount Oksen. There is no shortage of well-known hikes in Hardanger. Here in the region, you will find several of the most popular and spectacular hikes Norway has to offer.

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The most popular destination in Norway?

When travel restrictions were introduced in 2020, Norwegians quickly replaced their international travel plans with vacations in their home country. In 2020, Norwegians discovered their own country, and many took a trip to Hardanger - not without reason.

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Experience world-class chamber music in beautiful Rosendal

Founded in 2016 by pianist and Artistic Director Leif Ove Andsnes, the Rosendal Chamber Music Festival has established itself as one of the most interesting and unique festivals of its kind.

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