Hardangervidda Nasjonalpark Travel Guide

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Hardangervidda Nasjonalpark Things to Do

  • The treasures of Kinsarvik Church

    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...

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  • The Valley of the Seven Waterfalls

    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...

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  • Kinsarvik Church

    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...

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Hardangervidda Nasjonalpark Transportation

  • Boats from Kinsarvik

    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...

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  • Highway 7 over Hardangervidda

    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...

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    Sami stalls on Hardangervidda

    by evaanna Updated Sep 30, 2005

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    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.

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    Great nature..The garden from Norway.The Hardanger national tourist road invites you to a journey filled with majestic scenery chaning from the dramatic to the idyllic.here you can see who in winter come the snow..see stocking..

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  • Hardangervidda

    Lovely houses with great nature gardens...haha so nice to see..In the mountions you can find two of the country'"s biggest glaciers..

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  • Hardangervidda

    The magnificent countryside offers activities to suit all tastes..Mountian climbing,,hiking and jogging..fisching.It is so a great nature ..you will stopping ever 5 minutes..

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Hardangervidda Nasjonalpark Off The Beaten Path

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    Beautifull waterfall..

    by truus_s Updated Oct 4, 2003

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    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.

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Hardangervidda Nasjonalpark Sports & Outdoors

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    Marina at Kinsarvik

    by evaanna Updated Oct 4, 2005

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    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.

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    Hardangervidda

    by daarth Updated May 23, 2003

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    Favorite thing: 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.
    www.turistforeningen.no/codeland/info_pres_main.asp?ID=10

    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:
    www.nsb.no/en/travelplanner/products/article.jhtml?articleID=251042 language=en

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    http://bt.no/kamera/english/article87010#

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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Skiing and Boarding

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