Hordaland Off The Beaten Path

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Hordaland Off The Beaten Path

  • Waterfalls

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    If you can, take the "Norway in a Nutshell" day trip from Bergen and experience the beauty of the Nordic fjords from the Bergen Railway line and the bloody steep Flam Railway line. Along the way, you'll see beautiful waterfalls like this. I did the trip from the reverse as I travelled from Oslo to Bergen. Click the website for more details on the...

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  • Mount Fløien

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    A good trip outside (well, uphill, actually) Bergen is Mount Floyen, which can be reached either on foot or by funicular. it's an excellent viewpoint over the city and a great place to hike the local woods - weather permitting of course (meaning: watch out for the infamous Bergen rain). if the weather isn't good enough for hiking, you can still...

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  • Hardanger Vidda

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    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...

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  • Islands

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    The great thing about sailing here on the west coast of Norway is that you happen by these special places. On the picture I am passing the little island of Lerøy in the fjord south of Bergen. You see the small ferry at the small idyllic ferry stop. The ferry to this island goes from the larger island of Sotra about 45 minutes drive from Bergen

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  • Fantoft Stavkirke (Stave church)

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    This wooden church is quite literally of the beaten path. It is located in Fantoft - student area - and not really well signposted. Build somewhere more rural, this church was moved to it's present location in the 19th century. Though relatively small (as compared to other more famous examples) it offers a number of woodcarvings that are just...

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  • Voss.

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    Voss is about 100km from Bergen and easily accessible by direct train from Bergen. It's a scenic journey and makes a good day trip destination. I visited in November, which is between seasons in Voss... the summer visitors had gone and the skiing hadn't started so I felt as if I had the place to myself. There's a lovely lake in the centre of the...

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  • Edvard Grieg / Troldhaugen

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    Troldhaugen - you could visit the home of composer Edvard Grieg. We were there in 1995 and took one of those guided tours. Don't know if they changed them over the years, but I found it interesting. Guided tours of the villa run continuously. Entrance to exhibition, villa and garden: Adults: NOK 50 (6,6 €) Students: NOK 20 (2,64 €) Children:...

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  • Hardangerfjord

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    The 170 km long Hardanger Fjord is the second longest of the Norwegian fjords. The fjord divides in about 20 smaller fjords and changes names all the time. Sørfjorden and Eidfjorden are the best-known parts of the fjord. The sceneries around the Hardanger Fjord change between fjord and mountains, dramatic waterfalls and glaciers, romantic fruit...

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  • Glaciers

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    There are several glaciers within the reach of Bergen. Remember that glaciers are 'living creatures' they move and slide, so it's important to be careful and always have a guide when hiking or climbing them! Sightseeing, climbing or hikes can be arranged from the Bergen Tourist Office.

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  • Gamlehaugen - the Castle

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    The royal residence in Bergen lies south of Bergen, and is called Gamlehaugen. Originally it was the house of Mikkelsen. A well known politician in Norway. The house has a pleasant garden open for everyone.

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  • Sandviken

    Bergen Off The Beaten Path

    Sandviken: 5-10 min walk from Bryggen/fishmarked. The older part of Bergen. Little old houses of wood. Ask around and you will be pointed in the right direction. If you want to study it closer, you should go to the outdoor museum 'Gamle Bergen' (Old Bergen).

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Hordaland Hotels

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  • Radisson SAS Royal Hotel

    Situated at the very center of the town. All tourist attactions are 300 meters around. Very good...

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  • Fleischer's Hotel

    Choose one of the self catering apartments - this could be yor view out of the window!

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  • Fossli Hotel

    Voringsfossen, Hardanger, Eidfjord, 5783, Norway

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

  • Ulvik Fjord Hotel

    Eikjeledbakkjen 2, Ulvik, Ulvik, 5730, Norway

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Langenuen Motell & Camping

    Wunderschön gelegen, direkt am Fjord. Super Verpflegung und nette deutsche Betreiber. Ideal fürs...

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  • Hardanger Hotel

    Eitrheimsveien 13, Odda, 5750, Norway

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Couples

  • Ullensvang Hotel

    Lofthus i Hardanger, Lofthus, 5787, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Rosendal Fjordhotel

    Rosendal, 5740, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Finse 1222

    Finse, Norway

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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