Kinsarvik church is well worth a visit inside. I was truly amazed that a place harbouring such treasures was open and admission was free, very unusual for Norway. Perhaps there aren't any vandals in the area. The unique pulpit from 1609 with the coat of arms of the bishop, the organ, the 10 chandeliers, the altar cloth, the carpet and many pieces...more
The Valley of the Seven Waterfalls (Oddadalen) forms the western border of Hardangervidda. You can see a few of the waterfalls from road 13. The highest of them, Latefossen is the most imposing. 165 m high, it forms two waterfalls thundering down the rocky mountainside, under the bridge and down to the fjord beneath. A most picturesque sight but...more
The present stone church at Kinsarvik was constructed literally around the smaller old wooden church built in about 1050 during the reign of King Harald Sigurdson, who fell in the battle of Stamford Bridge in England in 1066. Archeological excavations on the site revealed 470 coins, some of them dating from as long ago as 1050. Kinsarvik was then a...more
Kinsarvik is a good starting point for hiking on the Hardangervidda plateau but it is also a port with a ferry terminal. You can take a ferry to Kvandal via Utne on your way from Kinsarvik to Bergen but, if you are on a budget, go a little further along road 13 and the ferry Brimness - Bruravik will be less expensive.There are some organised round...more
The shortest rout west is highway 7 over the mountain plateau Hardangervidda. It used to be the main rout between East and West, but now there is a highway further north that can boast of one of the worlds longest road tunnels. I still prefer the Hardangervidda rout because of the fantastic nature that I never get tired of. Keep in mind that the...more
Going west of Geilo along the northern border of Hardangervidda, you will encounter some traditional Sami huts housing stalls selling reindeer antlers and hides, and all sorts of souvenirs. The huts themselves are probably the most interesting, although the Sami don't live in them, but in the house at the back.
What to buy: Whatever catches your fancy, but remember the plastic 'souvenirs from Norway' could have been made in Hong Kong or Thailand.
The Latefossen waterfall om the road 13 ..It is in the near from Odda ,it is a fall from 165 meter..It is a stop words..Great to see this beautifull waterfall.
The marina at Kinsarvik offers great opportunities for boat lovers. You can take a trip in a boat along two fjords: the Sorfjord and the Eidfjord, which come together at Kinsarvik or go on the fjord parallel to them - the magnificent Hardangerfjord. Fantastic scenery guaranteed.
Equipment: Boats can be hired from the tourist office opposite the ferry terminal or from the Kinsarvik Campsite nearby.
Europe’s largest mountain plateau, Hardanger Vidda, is about 2-3 hours drive from Bergen. You can also get there by train. In the winter it is ideal for cross country skiing. In the summer you can hike for days, and put up the tent anywhere. Or you can hike from cabin to cabin owned by the Norwegian Mountain Touring Association.
A popular activity is renting bikes and bicycling along the railroad. The old road that was built at the turn of the last century has been repaired for the use of mountain bicycle tourism. Read more about Rallarvegen: