PB 13 , P. Box 90, Eidfjord, 5786, Norway
More about Eidfjord
Skytjefossen waterfall has a free fall of 300 metr
Kjeåsen mountain farm 530 m. above Simadalsfjord
Eidfjord Quay is a guest port for small boats
Male Bluethroat - a stunning bird
My friend and I will be competing in the above event on August 7th.I am looking for the most suitable route to get to Eidfjord.Ferry to Bergen will take too long and will mean being away from my family for over a week so it looks like flight to Bergen or Oslo and then train or bus.
Can anybody recommend either or do you know of a better route?
Also accomodation in Eidfjord as there only seems to be one hotel.
Re: Norseman triathlon
I know there are at least three hotels in Eidfjord
Fossli Hotel (near Vøringsfossen, http://www.fossli-hotel.com)
Quality Hotel Vøringsfoss (http://www.eidfjord-hardanger.no)
Eidfjord Hotell (http://www.eidfjordhotel.no)
There's also a lot of pension houses. A Have a brief visit at http://www.eidfjordinfo.com/index_n.asp?lang=2&cat=24 and you'll see some.
I'd think that the best way of getting to Eidfjord is probably from Bergen. Ask the hotels: They ought to know.
Re: Norseman triathlon
Bus from Bergen. By car it takes about an hour - an hour and a half. A little more by bus....
Travel Tips for Eidfjord
Eidfjord and Voringfossen
We crossed Eidfjord twice but never stayed anywhere near to admire its beauty which you can appreciate best looking at Sharrie's pictures on VT. The area has one thing, however, that all travellers in Norway must have heard of - the famous waterfall Voringfossen (vide: my Must-See Activity tips).
Hardangervidda is the biggest Fjellplateau in Europe. It has the largest population of wild reindeer, to see them you should take a hiking tour in this area(take warm clothes, it can be cold here even in summer.) The plateau is 7400 km² wide. To visit Hardangervidda you have to take Road 7 from Oslo to Bergen. It has 1200 km marked footpaths for a nice hiking tour.
Near the plateau you got Hjølmodalen, where you can see the Verdalsfossen(waterfall), if you take a short walk from here you can also reach the Valursfossen. It has a free fall of 70 meters. And don't forget to visit the Vøringfossen along Road 7 at Fossli. At the end of the vidda you go down to Hardangerfjorden through Måbødalen.
If you like to see technology in energy visit Simadalen with it's Hydro Electric Powerstation. In the little town of Øvre Eidfjord you can visit the Hardangervidda Natursenter. It gives you good information on the wildlife and life on and around the Hardangervidda.
A nice driving tour in this area:
Starting Point: Ulvik
Take road 572 to Granvin and go north to Voss. In Voss you take a right turn north on road 13 to Viksoyri. After a few miles you pass Tvinnefossen (waterfall) on your left hand.
After about 14 miles take a right turn in direction Gudvangen on road 50. You stay on road 50 to Flåm and Aurlandsvangen. Then drive south on road 50 to Hol and take a right turn to Geilo. Now you are on road 7 which borders the northside of Hardangervidda. Stay on road 7 until you reach the ferry at Brimnes-Bruravik and drive back to Ulvik on road 572.
This route has it all. Beautiful views, waterfalls, fjords, wildlife. Just try it you won't be dissappointed.
Total amount of km: Approx. 315 km.
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