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    Fjords and Waterfalls: Nature Trip around Bergen

    Fjords and Waterfalls: Nature Trip around Bergen
    Starts from

    Bergen

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Activities

    11

    Duration

    12 hours

    Length

    216 mi

    Guide details

    Starts from

    Bergen

    Transportation

    By Car

    Guidance

    Self-Guided

    Duration

    12 hours

    Length

    216 mi

    Natural AttractionsUnusual LocationsFamily-FriendlyAdventureActive Leisure
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    Dani  James

    Dani James

    Travel Expert

    • Take in the beauty of the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall and follow the trail to see a closer view of the cascading water.
    • See Espelandsfossen waterfall with its overflowing water and the Låtefossen waterfall with its stone arches.
    • Enjoy the sights of the Røldal stave church with its wooden architecture.
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    Take a journey on this scenic route in the nature filled Norway. The city Bergen is on the southwestern coast and has mountains and fjords surrounding its sides. There are an abundance of hiking trails along this trail and in a few of the cities. Take in the beautiful colorful houses tucked closely to the waterline or enjoy the cascading Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. Since you are here and if you want to stretch your legs with a stroll, there's a nice easy trail along Movatnet lake. This will give you great views of the Folgefonna Glacier and it can take around one hour to walk it there and back. Or you can rent a bike in the vicinity of the waterfall. There's even a nice place for lunch or to just relax with some tea. You can hear the roar of the waterfall while sitting at this restaurant.
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    Take a journey on this scenic route in the nature filled Norway. The city Bergen is on the southwestern coast and has mountains and fjords surrounding its sides. There are an abundance of hiking trails along this trail and in a few of the cities. Take in the beautiful colorful houses tucked closely to the waterline or enjoy the cascading Steinsdalsfossen waterfall. Since you are here and if you want to stretch your legs with a stroll, there's a nice easy trail along Movatnet lake. This will give you great views of the Folgefonna Glacier and it can take around one hour to walk it there and back. Or you can rent a bike in the vicinity of the waterfall. There's even a nice place for lunch or to just relax with some tea. You can hear the roar of the waterfall while sitting at this restaurant.
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    Dani  James

    Dani James

    Travel Expert

    • Take in the beauty of the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall and follow the trail to see a closer view of the cascading water.
    • See Espelandsfossen waterfall with its overflowing water and the Låtefossen waterfall with its stone arches.
    • Enjoy the sights of the Røldal stave church with its wooden architecture.
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    Day 1

    216 mi0.4 mi3 mi

    Fjords & Waterfalls

    Once you're back on the road, it's time to set for Hardangerfjord. The mountains surround the water and leave everything looking picturesque. The water acts like a mirror as the billowing mountains are duplicated in the water below. This area offers several places to hike.
    Next part of the route, you take a ferry at Tørvikbygd ferjekai. On the way across, you'll get to see the nature at a different angle being fully submerged by it. Start heading towards Espelandsfossen waterfalls and be blown away by the scenic beauty as you drive. Once you had a chance to admire this waterfall, begin heading to the next amazing waterfall, Låtefossen Waterfall. Drive to the Røldal stave church to take in the wooden historic building from 1250. Fill up on delicious food from Roldalsterrassen with a great view. Finally, start heading back to Bergen.
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    9:30 AM

    Bergen

    Bergen was founded in 1070, which makes it 952 years old! This is the second biggest city in Norway and it overlooks the sea on one side and the other are mountains towering in the sky. Start driving towards the famous waterfall Steinsdalsfossen.
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    47 mi
    1 hr 20 min
    Steinsdalsfossen Souvenir
    11:00 AM30 min

    Steinsdalsfossen Souvenir

    Café
    Open Details
    Listen to the roaring of the waterfall as you enjoy a warm meal. This cafe is also a souvenir shop so you can get little nick-nacks to bring home. It takes about 3 minutes to walk to the waterfalls from here and the views are spectacular. It's open everyday from 8am-6pm.
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    0.3 mi
    10 min
    Steinsdalsfossen
    11:45 AM30 min

    Steinsdalsfossen

    Landmark
    Open Details
    Steinsdalsfossen means, 'The Stone Valley Falls'. They have an unusual path that lets you explore behind the falls. It takes about 20 minutes there and back. Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany was said to have favored this waterfall since he visited often between 1889 and 1914 (World War I). Take in the historical bridge made of stone while you venture to the souvenir shop.
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    9.7 mi
    20 min
    Tørvikbygd ferjekai
    12:45 PM5 min

    Tørvikbygd ferjekai

    Open Details
    Take in the views from the water on a ferry. Be aware that the ferry runs every hour. You can contact them with this number: +47 916 81 127. Check out the website to see the times for the ferry.
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    3.3 mi
    25 min
    Jondal ferjekai
    1:15 PM10 min

    Jondal ferjekai

    Landmark
    Open Details
    Enjoy the amazing nature that surrounds you on the water. The ferry takes about 20 minutes there and back. Check the schedule for times here.
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    33.1 mi
    1 hr
    Låtefossen Waterfall parking
    2:30 PM5 min

    Låtefossen Waterfall parking

    Parking
    Open Details
    There's a parking lot near Låtefossen waterfall and this is pretty close to Espelandsfossen waterfall as well. You can easily walk to the waterfalls from the parking lot.
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    0.1 mi
    5 min
    Låtefossen Waterfall
    2:45 PM30 min

    Låtefossen Waterfall

    Landmark
    Open Details
    This waterfall tumbles down 165 meters and it's also a pretty known spot. The water rushes through an old historical stone six-arched bridge, which you get to drive on and have an even closer look at this waterfall. The road was built in 1867-1969.
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    0.2 mi
    5 min
    Espelandsfossen
    3:30 PM30 min

    Espelandsfossen

    Landmark
    Open Details
    This rushing waterfall is in the Oddadalen valley and it has the same name as another waterfall within Norway. The water gushes down from 75 meters and seems to be overflowing. Once you're done with the views, walk back to the parking lot for your car and get back on the scenic road.
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    16.9 mi
    30 min
    Røldal stave church
    4:30 PM30 min

    Røldal stave church

    Church
    Open Details
    This church is a parish church of Norway. This wooden artwork of a building was created in 1250. 130 people can be seated in, and now the church is considered a preserved historic museum. But it's still used regularly for worshiping. If you have any questions, you can call, +47 53 65 09 00.
    Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 10am–4pm Saturday - Sunday: 10am–6pm
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    4.3 mi
    10 min
    Røldalterrassen
    5:15 PM1 hr

    Røldalterrassen

    Travel Agency
    Open Details
    The prices vary from $10 - $49, it just depends on what you choose. Taste some scandinavian delicacies or enjoy a refreshing beer. There's even vegetarian options here!
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    105.1 mi
    3 hrs 30 min
    9:45 PM

    Bergen

    Head back to Bergen and enjoy the scenic route one more time. It's a great way to spot the things you didn't notice before, or to take more time in some of the areas.
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