8. Private tour: Hardanger Fjord Cruise & Vøringsfoss Waterfall
This private guided round trip starts by car in Bergen at 9 AM, lasts for about 9 hours, and will take you through beautiful scenery with views of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls, and idyllic orchards. During the tour, delight in an express cruise through the spectacular Hardangerfjord, and marvel at the breathtaking Vøringsfossen waterfall.
If Sognefjord is the king of the fjords, then Hardangerfjord is the queen. Stretching for 179 kilometers (111 miles), it is the second-largest fjord in Norway and the fourth-largest in the world. Surrounded by towering cliffs, snow-capped mountains, and blossoming fruit trees, this part of Norway is a masterpiece of spellbinding nature, even for the most seasoned traveler.
From an open-deck catamaran, admire the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery this area offers. Depart from the charming village of Norheimsund and journey to Eidfljord through a landscape full of historic villages, waterfalls, and orchards. Make sure to have your camera ready! In the distance, see Folgefonna glacier and national park, the third largest glacier in Norway. On the way, the boat stops in Herand, Utne, Lofthus, Kinsarvik, and Ulvik.
Upon arrival in Eidfjord, continue by car up 700 meters (almost 2,300 feet) to Vøringsfossen waterfall. See the landscape open up before you as you make your way up, and take a minute to really appreciate the view once you reach the top. Step forward, if you dare, and watch the raging water hit the valley 182 meters (597 feet) below. From Vøringsfossen, take a scenic drive back toward Bergen, passing Hardangerfjord Bridge and Voss town on the way.