Kinsarvik-Another lovely place on Hardangerfjord
If you'll drive along the Hardangerfjord from Odda to Eidfiord you'll have to go through Kinsarvik.
Stop for a while here and try to see at least the nice places from my photos.
If you have any other reccommendations, please share them with me... I am still here looking for nice places :)
If you are in Eidfjord, do not miss the Simadalsfjorden.
It is only few minutes away and it is unique.
It seems that there are a kot of nice waterfallls too and unfortunatelly I have heard about Kjeasen too late.
You may find there a nice view to the fjord and not only. Probably I will go there sometime to get some nice photos and some nice memories too.
The Simadalsfjord and Kjeåsen mountain farm
One of the unforgettable fjords - Simadalsfjord, is not so known. The best view is from Kjeåsen mountain farm. From Eidfjord drive around 1.5 kilometres past Sima hydroelectric power plant, and then take the first road to the left.
- Road Trip
- Farm Stay
Do you need a bird guide? Birdwatching at Eidfjord
Eidfjord lies at the foot of the Hardangervidda, or as it is also known Norway?s roof. Here there is endless expanse of mountain tundra. By the 1st July, the toll road into Tinnh?len is usually open and such mountain species as Horned Lark, Bluethroat, Snow Bunting and Lapland Longspur are a few of the species to be found. If you need a guide please feel free to contact me.
Voringfossen the Great
The king of Norwegian waterfalls, Voringfossen, is 181 m high. If you look at it from above from the special platform near the Fossli Hotel, where you must pay NOK 20 to park your car, the camera can't take it all in and the grandeur of the place is lost. You can get a much better view of it from a parking lot situated near Road 7 a few hairpin bends below going in the westerly direction. Or perhaps you should see both the views to compare. Note how small the hotel at the top is in comparison with the cliff it sits on. There are souvenir shops and restaurants (the hotel one rather posh) in both places.
- Road Trip
- National/State Park
One of Norway's most famous waterfalls!
The Vøringfossen is probably the most known waterfall of Norway. Just northwest of Harddangervidda on road 7 from Geilo to Eidfjord.
For the nicest total view on this waterfall you have to take the sideroad to the Fossli Hotel. The Fossli Hotel has a large Parking Area, which unfortunately costs you NOK 20,-. But than again it gives you the best view of Vøringfossen and Måbødalen.
- Hiking and Walking
All about Hardangervidda Nsjonal Park!
Hardangervidda Natursenter in Øvre Eidfjord
Excellent exhibition about Hardangervidda Nasjonalpark. What animals are there? What plants do you see? What fish live in the nearby fjords? All the answers are given here.
Don't miss the movie, it is excellent.
Getting to Eidfjord
It took me a long way to get here... from Stockholm, Oslo, Bergen, then Voss, Ulvik, Hardanger & finally Eidfjord.
This is one of the pix taken along the way. Sometimes, the enroute scenery does have a charm of its own.
Ever looked at the sky? I mean truly look at it? I did a lot of that while in Norway & Canada. I don't know why, but I found them most beautiful here. Sometimes, you like something for no reason other than a feeling of affinity... & here, I feel home.
Skytjefossen waterfall has a free fall of 300 metres and is one of the highest waterfalls in Norway. The waterfall lies innermost in Simadalen, around 12 kilometres from the centre of Eidfjord
- Jungle and Rain Forest
Here road 7 gets down to sealevel or fjordlevel if you like. The Highland of Hardangervidda stops here and trough several hairpins the road gets down to the Fjords.
Yippee! Something out of this world!
Surprise is still something I'm looking for in life. I love finding pleasant surprises! This is definitely worth waiting for :-)