Norway’s untamed nature
Norway holidaymakers go into raptures when the Hardangerfjord is mentioned. With a length of around 170 kilometers, it is the second longest fjord in Norway and the fourth longest in the world. It stretches from the Atlantic to the Hardangervidda Plateau. A trip along this fjord is certainly one of the most impressive things the country has to offer. Wild, untamed landscapes with their spectacular natural phenomena leave no one untouched.
Trolltunga – a special kind of experience
The Trolltunga, a fascinating ledge in the shape of a tongue, is a special experience. It rises around 700 meters above the Ringedalsvatnet lake in Odda. Anyone who dares to go up there should be free from giddiness, but will be rewarded with a magnificent view. Even if the Trolltunga is very spectacular, it is one of the many natural attractions the Hardangerfjord has to offer. Hikes over ice-blue glaciers, kayak tours on the inlets lead the vacationer through the most beautiful parts of Norway. The landscape routes in particular are ideal for study travelers.
Fruit blossom in the midst of snow-capped mountains
The fjord area is a fascinating sight when thousands of fruit trees are in bloom at the end of May. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, the Hardangerfjord and Sørfjorden, a tributary, show their delicate blossoms, cherries, pears, plums and apples. Fruit growing has been a tradition here since the 13th century, when the monks grew vegetables and fruit in their monasteries. Today you can buy fresh fruit from the street stalls until autumn.
A hotel with a view of the fjord
Despite the wild, romantic and often seemingly unbridled nature, this part of Norway also has an excellent infrastructure. On easily accessible roads, travelers will find numerous mountain huts, holiday homes, inns, campsites and hotels. One of Norway’s oldest hotels can be found in Utne, in the north of the Folgefonn peninsula. The house of the same name was founded in 1722 by a sergeant named Børsem. The hotel spoils its guests in all rooms with a breathtaking view of the Hardangerfjord.
Sunset Haukland Beach Lofoten
Haukland Beach is a beautiful white sand beach outside of Leknes in the Lofoten Islands in Norway. The bay is surrounded by mountains and is just a few meters from a large parking lot, which makes it very easy to access for the public. Haukland Beach has been named the most beautiful beach in Norway and one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. After a few minutes’ walk along the coast, it becomes difficult to argue that Haukland does not deserve the title of “most beautiful beach in Norway”.
Caribbean feeling near the arctic circle
Haukland Beach has been rated by some travel guides as the most beautiful beach in Norway. Vacationers can enjoy relaxing days here in the white sand, swimming, diving or taking long walks. Especially the hiking trail along the coast between Haukland, the most beautiful beach and Uttakliev, the most romantic beach in Norway will be remembered for a long time. The words “rest” and “relaxation” are also mentioned again and again in connection with Haukland Beach. Tourists can take a nice walk through the mountains or hike to see all the beauty of this bay from above! But a visit to the bay is a special experience for travelers at any time of the year. In summer, Haukland Beach almost looks like a caribbean and in winter the northern lights shine over the snow-capped peaks of the mountains.
Haukland Beach, in the middle of nowhere in Lofoten, is so remote that you have the beach to yourself even in the early morning and late evening hours in summer.
Rough cliffs and modern cities
Norway is famous for its breathtaking landscapes. If you are traveling in the south of the Scandinavian country, you cannot ignore the Telemark region. With its beautiful and original landscapes and modern cities, contrasts and diversity are very important in the region.
Nature and culture merge
The capital of Telemark is the 55,000-inhabitant city of Skien, which has a number of sights, including the large church and the old harbor. The Hardangervidda National Park is a spectacular highlight of the varied natural landscape. This is a paradise for hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and skiers. The largest plateau in Europe is mainly characterized by rough cliffs and steep rock faces. From the rocks you can enjoy a view of the entire region. And with a bit of luck you can also experience one or the other reindeer in the wild in the national park. There are also numerous small islands off the coast of Telemark. Many tourists and locals use these for “island hopping” by boat.
Outdoor activities and sightseeing
Visitors to the coastal regions should also take time to visit the cozy small towns of Langesund or Brevik. The historic town of Rjukan is also always worth a visit. The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mainly thanks to its unique industrial history. In addition to the species-rich landscapes, the region is also home to Bø Sommarland, the largest aqua park in the country, including the longest slide in Norway. The town of Kongsberg is also not to be missed when visiting the Telemark region.