Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell

(4 days / 3 nights)

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Explore the scenic fjords & Bergen

During this 4-day tour, you will see some of the best highlights in the Norwegian fjords, including the adventure capital of Norway, Voss. Travellers will be treated to sights of majestic waterfalls, vast waterways and lush landscapes along Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord and Bergen.

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Travel style

Independent Train i


Classic i, Countryside and natural scenery i, Fjords i


May - Sep




A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

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  • Day 1: Arrival & Welcome to the Fjords

    Arrive to Bergen Airport. For an easy and comfortable way to get to your hotel in central Bergen, we are happy to arrange a private transfer for you.

    Despite being Norway’s second largest city and a major cruise port, Bergen has retained the atmosphere and charm of a small town. Here you will find the old wharf of Bryggen - a UNESCO World Heritage site, centuries-old houses, a vibrant fish and flower market and an interesting range of museums. For a good overview of Bergen, take the one-hour “mini-train” sightseeing tour through city centre, which includes sights like Maria Church, the Rosenkrantz Tower and King Håkon’s Hall as well as a panoramic view of the city from the Fjellveien  Road. If you arrive early, we recommend getting the Bergen Card, which provides free travel on all public transport, free admission to museums and discounts on other attractions, sightseeing tours, restaurants and shops.

    Spend the night in Bergen. 

  • Day 2: Wondrous Western Fjords & Adventure

    Today you will be heading toward the queen of the western fjords in Norway, the Hardangerfjord. You will be starting your trip with a train ride to the adventure capital of Norway – Voss. From Voss you will board an hour long bus that takes you to Ulvik, from which a boat transports you into the innermost parts of the fjord towards Eidfjord. From town, you can join a sightseeing bus ride up to Vøringsfossen, with its majestic 182 metre fall, cascading from the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.  Along the way, you will make a stop at the Hardangervidda Nature Center. The trip returns to Eidfjord after a stop by the waterfall, giving you the afternoon to explore at your leisure.

    You will spend the night in Eidfjord.

    Departure from Bergen: 08:43

    Arrival in Eidfjord after sightseeing tour: 14:20

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  • Day 3: Lush fjords & return to Bergen

    Today you will be spending the morning at your leisure in Eidfjord. If the weather is nice you can choose to relax at the beach by the fjord or hike some trails surrounding the town. In the afternoon, it is time to continue with your Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell journey as you board your boat from Eidfjord to Norheimsund. From Norheimsund you will board a bus that will take you to the last stretch of the journey to Bergen where you can enjoy views of the lush fjord. Return to Bergen in the evening, where you will spend one final night in Norway. 

    Departure from Eidfjord: 14:40

    Arrival in Bergen: 19:05

    Note: Location of accommodation for night 2 can be changed to Voss, Ulvik or Norheimsund. This will of course rearrange the travel route slightly.

  • Day 4: Leisure time & departure

    For transportation to Bergen-Flesland Airport, you can take the airport bus (Flybussen) from one of the various departure points in city centre or you can take a taxi directly from your hotel. If your flight is in the afternoon, you will have the opportunity to do some last-minute shopping, visit one of Bergen‘s many museums or enjoy a relaxing lunch at a café after this amazing journey.


Here’s a map of your travel route, to help put things in perspective.


We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Lifetime of great memories

Was a great time. Tour was a lot of fun. The Norwegian drivers and hotel staff some of the very friendly and helpful. Tour was a great value. Lifetime of great memories. Makes me want to go back to Norway again!


Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.


Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a three-star hotel. All provide breakfast (included in the price).



Rooms with private WC and shower (or bath) in a four-star hotel or the best accommodation available in the area at the time of boo..


Tour Information

  • We recommend booking at least three weeks prior to departure.
  • This package can be customized to meet your needs or extra nights can be added on request; contact us for details.
  • This is an independent, self-guided tour. All accommodations and train / ferry tickets (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor, but travellers are ultimately responsible for getting to hotels and to any train / ferry departure points by the specified times.
  • We can arrange a meet-and-greet on arrival at the airport in Bergen plus private transfer to your hotel for an additional fee. Contact us for details.
Journey Durations:
  • Train from Bergen to Voss: approx. hour
  • Bus from Voss to Ulvik: approx. 1 hour
  • Boat from Ulvik to Eidfjord: approx. 30 minutes
  • Sightseeing trip from Eidfjord: approx. 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Boat from Eidfjord to Norheimsund: approx. 2 hours 50 minutes
  • Bus Norheimsund to Bergen: approx. 1 hour 25 minutes
Currency rate
All bookings are charged in Euros (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and your remaining payment (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.

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