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National Tourist Route Hardanger passes through a scenic area steeped in culture and tradition, where for more than a century travellers have come to experience mountains, fjords, waterfalls and glaciers.

Hardanger has been a fruit-growing region since the 14th century. The soil along the fjords imparts a characteristically fresh and tangy flavour to the fruit, and in the growing season fruit is on sale from small stalls along the road. Hardanger is the cradle of national romanticism, and artists of all ages have sought inspiration from its majestic scenery. Boat-building and other industries draw on the preconditions established by nature.

National Tourist Route Hardanger includes the stretches from Granvin to Steindalsfossen, from Norheimsund to Tørvikbygd, from Jondal to Utne  and from Kinsarvik to Odda and Låtefoss. The route has a total length of 158 kilometres.



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Travel info Hardanger

National Tourist Route Hardanger comprises several stretches of road (see map). These stretches include and are connected by a number of ferry routes. Clicking on the ferry routes indicated will bring you to an information site for the chosen route.

The ferry routes Kinsarvik - Utne - Kvanndal and Jondal - Tørvikbygd connect National Road 13, County Road 550 and County Road 7. More information on the ferries can be obtained by clicking on the links in the menu on the left.

The National Tourist Route Hardanger  is open for traffic all year. In the event of bad weather during the winter, the stretch across the Hardangervidda plateau may be closed for short periods.

Restrictions on buses: On the road 550 between Alsaker and Herand, the maximum permitted length for buses and coaches is 12.4 metres.

Questions concerning places to stay, places to eat, itineraries etc. should be addressed to local and regional tourist agencies and enterprises. In the menu on the left you will find some links that may be helpful.

Have a good trip!

One of Norway’s most distinctive service buildings, Hereiane rest area in Jondal.

Photo: Jiri Havran
One of Norway’s most distinctive service buildings, Hereiane rest area in Jondal.

Photo: Jiri Havran
Hereiane rest area on the Hardanger fjord in Jondal.


Photo: Jørn Hagen
Hereiane rest area on the Hardanger fjord in Jondal.


Photo: Jørn Hagen
Et av Norges mest spesielle toalettbygg på Hereiane rasteplass i Jondal.

Photo: Hege Lysholm
Et av Norges mest spesielle toalettbygg på Hereiane rasteplass i Jondal.

Photo: Hege Lysholm
One of Norway’s most distinctive service buildings, Hereiane rest area in Jondal.

Photo: Hege Lysholm
One of Norway’s most distinctive service buildings, Hereiane rest area in Jondal.

Photo: Hege Lysholm
One of Norway’s most distinctive service buildings, Hereiane rest area in Jondal.

Photo: Jiri Havran
One of Norway’s most distinctive service buildings, Hereiane rest area in Jondal.

Photo: Jiri Havran
Overview map of the stretch, with locations described under the "Architecture" menu.

If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
Hereiane

Hereiane.

 This serene rest area offers a view of the fjord, and has an unconventional service building with walls and roofing made of natural stone from a local quarry. The rest area at Hereiane is located in a topographically distinct region with a smooth, bare rockface rising from the fjord all the way up to the mountain peaks. This spot offers a magnificent view across the fjord, and is located in the vicinity of the Millennium Site of Jondal Municipality. Architects. Asplan Viak by Knut Hellås/3RW by Susanne Puchberger.
Here you can find a simple map providing a geographical overview of the route. If you wish to plan your journey or consult more detailed maps you will find links to maps and route planners in the menu "Travel info".
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