Arrival to Hardanger

Find your way

Steep mountains, roaring waterfalls, lively villages, glaciers, and hundreds of thousands of fruit trees - it is easy to understand why so many have fallen in love with the Hardangerfjord region in Western Norway. Both along and on the Hardangerfjord - the second longest fjord in Norway - you can experience great nature and cultural adventures all year round at close range.

The region, which consists of the municipalities of Kvam, Eidfjord, Kvinnherad, Ullensvang, and Ulvik, is easily accessible, both by car and public transport. Bergen and the international airport Flesland are just one hour away.

Welcome to Hardanger!

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By car

Several main roads lead to Hardanger, and it is easy to get to the region by car. From Bergen, the journey takes about one hour, from Oslo approx. 5 hours. Along the roads, there are enough charging stations for electric cars.

Haugesund - 2 hours
Stavanger - 3 hours
Kristiansand - 5 hours
Trondheim - 10 hours

By train

The train ride between Bergen and Oslo, with the Bergensbahn, is a popular attraction running all year round. There are direct bus connections to Hardanger from the stations in Bergen and Voss.
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By bus

The transportation company Skyss runs the local buses in Bergen, Voss, and Hardanger. Most bus routes are year-round, some are seasonal —timetables and further information you can find on the Skyss homepage

NOR-WAY runs express buses connecting Hardanger, Oslo, Sandefjord, Larvik, Kristiansand, Stavanger and Haugesund. Here you can find timetables and booking information.

By plane

Bergen and Flesland International Airport (BGO) are only about 1 hour from Hardanger. Haugesund (HAU) is the second closest airport, about 2 hours away from Hardanger.

By boat

The Hardangerfjord-Ekspressen speedboat runs between Bergen and Rosendal in Hardanger, daily and all year round. The departure in the center of Bergen is from the Strandkaiterminalen. In addition to Os and Malkenes, Hardangerfjord-Ekspressen stops at Flesland so that you can take the boat to Hardanger directly from Bergen Airport. Timetables and booking information you can find on the Rødne homepage.

Fjord Line (Danmark- Stavanger - Bergen)
Color Line (Danmark/Tyskland- Norge)
DFDS SEAWAYS (Danmark- Norge)
Stena Line (Danmark- Norge)

By ferry

A good tip is that you make you familiar with the local car ferry timetables. In several places, these are the only way to cross the fjord. Ferry schedules you can find on the Skyss homepage.

Get around

Short distances between great experiences

There are many highlights throughout the Hardangerfjord region. These are easy to reach with different transport alternatives. The Norled Fjordcrusie is a good example - this popular boat connection takes you to several villages offering exciting attractions and activities.

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Norwegian Scenic Routes

Selected car rides through the most beautiful of Norwegian nature

Two of the Norwegian Scenic Routes are located in Hardanger - the Norwegian Scenic Route Hardanger and the Norwegian Scenic Route Hardangervidda. Both lead through impressive nature with mountains, fjords, waterfalls, the glacier, and fruit farms. All along the scenic routes, you will find many viewing and resting places with exciting architecture. Perfect for relaxing breaks on the go.

Weather and climate

Unique contrasts in all seasons

Hardanger covers a large area with very varied landscape and terrain. There can therefore be significant weather changes, both from place to place and from season to season. Overall, however, the region is known for its mild, relatively rainy climate. A good tip is to regularly check the weather forecast to get updated information at YR.

Did you know that the unique climate in Hardanger is ideal for fruit growing? It is not without reason that 40% of Norwegian fruit is from Hardanger.

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