Eidfjord is a small and picturesque village located in a branch of Hardangerfjorden, Norway’s second largest fjord. Famous for its fertile and beautiful orchards, this area is known as the Fruit Garden of Norway. In springtime, the hills surrounding the fjord are covered in blossoming fruit trees – apples, peaches, pears and cherries – a tradition said to have been started by medieval monks. This part of Norway is also known for its rich history and cultural traditions. Many beloved Norwegian culture gems, such as the Hardangerbunad national costume, and the Hardingfela fiddle, come from this area. In more recent times, Eidfjord has also become known for its production of green energy in the form of hydropower.
At the same time, the wild and untamed nature is never far away. In fact, Eidfjord is just a short ride from the majestic Hardangervidda, Europe’s biggest high mountain plateau. Here you will find yourself surrounded by vast expanses of rugged nature. The Hardangervidda is home to a National Park and herds of wild reindeer. Here you will also find natural wonders such as the famous Vøringsfossen waterfall, one of the highest waterfalls in Europe, and the spectacular Måbødalen valley. Another popular attraction here is the Hardangervidda Nature Center. At this family friendly visitor center you can learn all about the National Park and its fascinating history.
From idyllic orchards to wild mountains and untouched nature, Eidfjord is ready to welcome you!