Go Viking RIB-boat safari on the Hardangerfjord from Odda
This year you are invited to “Go Viking”, to explore a new season! During much of the winter and springtime, Fjord Norway’s majestic mountaintops are blanketed in thick layers of snow. Visiting the Fjords of Norway during the off-season encounter peace and solitude unlike anywhere else.
The rain washes over the mountain. The waterfalls whiten the hillsides. Conditions gets rawer, rougher and harder. But also pure, more honest, real and true. Nothing is more beautiful than the fjord landscape during this time of year. The ambient light seems to dance across the mountain sides. Snow, when present, offers a splendid contrast to the flame-colored trees.
Have you dreamed about visiting Norway’s spectacular fjords, but want to avoid the crowds of tourists? Try off-season, and join in on a historical and cultural fjord safari on the Hardangerfjord, a fjord filled with living cultural heritage, surrounded by an impressive fjordlandscape.
We head out from the city of Odda, a modern town which grep up around hydro power production and melting industry in the mid-twentieth century. We pass the hydro power plant “Cathedral” Tysso I in Tyssedal. The construction of the power plant Tysso I started in 1906, mountain water was dammed, waterfalls put into pipes. And became the groundwork for waterpower production, and started the industrialization of Norway.
The tour continues and we enter Ullensvang, the fruitgarden of Norway. On both sides of the fjord you will see steep mountains, and probably be stunned and impressed that the hillsides are filled with small fruitfarms. The Hardangerfjord provides 40% of all fruitproduction of Norway, including apples, sweet cherries, pears and plums. The fruitproduction were started by monks from England during the 13th Century.
Along the route you will explore different attractions, spots of wildlife, and our professional guide will tell fascinating natural- and cultural stories from the area.
The Hardangerfjord is one of those magic places that has it all. The perfect backdrop for a truly memorable holiday experience.
Good to know
- Meeting point: Odda Tourist Informations Centre in Odda
- Duration: 1.5 hour
- Included: Boat ride on the fjord , weatherproof suits, high-quality commentary by our drivers, boat ride on the fjord
- An experienced guide will be with you during the tour and safety instructions will be given
- Age limit: 8 years. Children that are 12 years old or younger must be accompanied by an adult
- Wear practical outdoor clothes and shoes, and bring sunglasses. No heals, please
- Remember to bring a camera!
Have a nice trip on the Hardangerfjord!