The day starts at 8 am outside the Tourist Information in Bergen. While it is still dark, we drive out of Bergen, heading south-east, towards the mountainous area of Kvamsskogen. This place often has lots of snow in the months December to April, and is a popular skiing destination for the people of Bergen.
On our way, we stop at a nice cafè in Bjørkheim, situated by the Samnanger Fjord. We continue towards Hardanger and pass a number of waterfalls on our way, including the «Bride`s Veil» and the «Steindalsfossen». At the Steindalsfossen, we make a stop of half an hour. This is the famous waterfall where you can walk behind! In very cold periods of the winter, the waterfalls may be completely frozen to ice.
After passing the town of Norheimsund, with its 5000 inhabitants, we have lovely views of the Hardanger Fjord to our left. The Hardanger Fjord is Norways`s second largest fjord, stretching about 170 kilometres from the coast, and eastwards into the country. The Hardanger Fjord is wide and serene. The whole region is rich in culture: old dwellings and farms, as well as fruit orchards can be seen everywhere.
High quality minibus with capacity of max 20 persons.
It is also possible to book the car only for your family or group. Prices upon request.
Then follows the 20 minute crossing of the Hardangerfjord. This hybrid electric utility car ferry offers a once-in-a-lifetime authentic ferrry experience for many of our passengers. Inside the ferry you can enjoy views of the fjord from a warm seating area. There is also a small cafeteria onboard, where you can purchase the famous Norwegian thick pancake «svele», almost exclusively sold on car ferries!
Arriving at Jondal, on the south side of the Hardangerfjord, we drive to Odda. On the way we stop to view a fish farming plant, maybe seeing the salmon jumping in the pens, and further on we stop at a spectacular sceenic point for a complimentery coffee break, surrounded by jagged mountains.
Beyond Odda we stop for viewing the famous Låtefossen waterfall, a magnet for international visitors for the past 150 years – when we arrive there you will understand why! On clear days we have views to the Folgefonna Glacier. Then a drive along the east side of the Sør Fjord, also a part of the Hardangerfjord, before we stop at the historical Ullensvang Hotel for a two-course lunch. The hotel is situated between high mountains, fjord and apple orchards. Here we take our time to enjoy lunch and take in the scenary.
The «last-but-not-least» of this memoriable day is the Voss Gondola. In the fading lights of winter afternoon, we skylift up to the mountain Hangurstoppen 818 meters above sea level (Voss town is at 50 m). At the top awaits us a snow-filled mountain landscape. To counter the winter darkness we have a arranged a bonfire for you, and something hot to drink. Outside our «campfire hut» there is the perfect opportunity for playing in the snow!
We plan to be back in Bergen around 7 pm.
Be sure to bring with you a warm jacket, woolen hat and mittens, as well as good boots for walking in snow.
Please inform us when booking if you have any food allergies or special dietary requitrements.
Departure by mini bus from the Tourist information in Bergen
Stop at Bjørkheim Cafè 10-15 min
Arrival Steinsdalsfossen 30 min
Utility car-ferry crossing over Hardangerfjord (Tørvikbygd)
Coffee break in spectacular mountain surroundings
Lunch at Ullensvang Hotel (included)
Departure Ullensvang Hotel
Arrival Voss Gondola
Departure Voss Gondola
Arrival Tourist Information in Bergen
This trip includes
English speaking guide and driver
Round trip from Bergen by minibus
Lunch included at Ullensvang Hotel