Our best tips for a memorable holiday
Hardanger has many natural wonders. Here we have collected our best tips for trips. We are happy to help you design roundtrips that suit the time you have available and desired level of activity.
Bicycle trips. Hardanger Feriesenter is a great starting point for bicycle trips. We offer different types of bicycles and tips for trips in the area.
Our partner Hardanger Boat and Fishing is situated at Hardanger Feriesenter. They offer boat rental for sightseeing and fishing. Boats from 0-70 Hp.
Activities for everyone
Hardanger Akvasenter in Fyksesund is a display centre for aquaculture. Here you can also rent canoes and kayaks during the opening hours of the center.
Hardanger Bowling in Øystese is open on demand.
Call +47 919 03 121
Hardanger Golf club at Børve is 4 km from the resort (15 minutes if you walk). Supposedly it is the range with the best view in Norway. Open about 1 May to 1 October. You could easily spend a day or two here. You can find information about their prices etc. on their homepage:
The Hardanger Pool – to open December 2019
The Hardanger Pool is a lighthouse project with a health park, swimming pools, hotel and display centre of aquaculture, in Øystese.
Art and culture
Experience art exhibitions and good concert experiences in the art house Kabuso in Øystese. Enjoy their homemade pie and the panoramic view of the village. www.kabuso.no
The nationally known sculptor from Øystese, Ingebrigt Vik, has his own museum just next to Kabuso. A unique and beautiful museum.
The American light artist James Turrell made the light installation Skyspace in Øystese. Experience the light and colours in Skyspace at sunrise or sunset. Order tickets in advance.
At Hardanger Maritime Museum in Norheimsund you can hear the sound of artisans at work. A living museum awarded many prizes! www.fartoyvern.no
Visit the traditional farm Nes Gard next to the resort www.nes-gard.no
The STEINSDALSFOSSEN waterfall is situated right outside Norheimsund in the direction of Bergen, and is the only waterfall in Northern Europe that can be seen both from the front and back side.
GOLD FISH LAKE
The Skårsvatnet lake is famous for its population of gold orfe. This species was brought in by the leper doctor Armauer Hansen and released in the Skårsvatnet lake in the 1920es as a research experiment. This place has become so popular for picnics and small trips that the authorities have built a nice parking place and access area for visitors.
The FYKSESUNDET fjord is the second narrowest fjord in Norway. Around it the tall mountain tops ensure a powerful impression. We think that the fjord is best seen from a boat. Wind cannot easily enter here, and the sea is calm. The mountain tops are mirrored in the water, creating an optic distance of 1600 meter!
VIEW FROM BJØRKE
From Bjørke the view is spectacular. Here you can see many silhouettes along the fjord all the way to Varaldsøy. You can reach it by car. Just before Steinstø, where the road passes over the main road, turn right. By the school turn right and follow the hairpin turns to the top.
THROUGH NESHAGEN TO BØRVE
On a roundtrip in the near surroundings you will pass by one of the biggest oak trees in the country. From the trails you pass an orchard, a farm with a riding centre and reach the golf range.
The forest trail starts by the first turn on the road to Neshagen, just across the road and above the reception building. After 200 meter you can see the protected oak. In total, there are 13 hollow oaks in these woods. On top of the hill you find the Neshagen cabins with a beautiful view of the Hardanger fjord. From here you can walk through an orchard and reach the riding centre at the Børve farm. Follow the road past the riding hall to the golf range. From there you can take the old trail back down to Hardanger Feriesenter.
There is a great cross country ski resort at Sjusete Skisenter - 7 km from our resort. 5 km electric light trail, 15 km trails. Or bring a bum slider and sausages to grill and spend the day at the resort. Sjusete is a great starting point for skiing trips to Torefjell and other mountains.
Ski lifts at Kvamskogen - 15 km from Hardanger Feriesenter. At Kvamskogen there is also an extensive network of trails for cross country skiing.
Eikedalen Skisenter www.eikedalen.no
Furedalen Alpin www.furedalen.no
Folgefonna Skiing Centre
Folgefonna is one of the foremost summer skiing centres in Europe. It is situated at 1200 meters on the glacier Folgefonna, in the heart of Hardanger. www.folgefonn.no 30 km and a ferry trip from the resort.
At our place you can draw inspiration from our great natural environment and even feel it on your own body. What about a boat trip on the fjord, a match of golf, or maybe skydiving? We can help you arrange great activities in our area.
Local food and drinks
Visit the local farmers' market in the center of Øystese.
Spildegarden has the permission to sell their home made Hardanger apple cider. Spildegarden www.spildegarden.no
At Sjuragarden they offer home made jam and drinks made from fruit from the farm. Only 1 km from the resort..
Hardangersmak has products for sale at the farmer's market Gardsmatbutikken at Fruktlageret i Øystese
Kvam is an eldorado for hikes, with one breathtaking mountain top after the other. In total there are 18 mountain tops over 1000 meters above sea level inside the municipality. Skrott and Fotasperrnuten stand out for their particular shapes. Kvam has everything an outdoor person could wish for. – And if you need more, you find Folgefonna national park just across the fjord.
Hardingtonar (Music) in Norheimsund in June www.hardingtonar.no
Hardanger Boat festival in Norheimsund in June www.trebaat.no
Bygdalarm (Rock music) in Øystese in July www.bygdalarm.no
Market Day in Norheimsund in September
Ålvik Rock in Ålvik in September (Facebook)
Cider Festival in Hardanger in Øystese in October www.siderfestival.no