Norheimsund Vacation Packages
Experience photogenic waterfalls, handcrafted boats and patient fishing in Norheimsund, a gorgeous village alongside the majestic Hardangerfjord. This quintessential fjord community of just over 2,000 inhabitants seems to operate outside the stressful rush of modern life. Spend a relaxing stay enjoying its green open spaces, intriguing museums and access to the Norwegian wild.
Picturesque Norheimsund features gorgeous cottages surrounded by rolling green pastures and the pure waters of Hardangerfjord. Along Norheimsund’s main street, mingle with locals who manage businesses of stores and pitch-roofed hotels. Treat yourself at one of many cozy cafés selling warm brews that combat the Scandinavian cold. Stop at the Norheimsund Church and admire its unusual wooden roof.
Afterward, learn about the maritime history of this village at the Hardanger Ships Preservation Centre. Norheimsund owes its existence to merchant ships and fishermen trading along the waters of the Hardangerfjord. See craftsmen making ropes and building traditional Scandinavian boats by hand.
One of the village’s most popular attractions is the Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall, which can be seen from most parts of town. Climb a rocky path that winds behind the falling water to see multi-colored light refracting through the cascade. Afterward, work on your swing at the scenic Børve Golf Course
Appreciate the striking beauty of Hardangerfjord with a guided kayaking trip or cruise. Alternatively, rent a traditional wooden row boat and spend a peaceful day fishing on the water. See the fjord’s grand landscape from above on a seaplane tour. Camping is also available along the fjord.
Get to Norheimsund via car or ferry from Bergen, which is 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the west. The trip takes about 1 hour. The best visiting season is in the warmer months between April and September.
After experiencing Norheimsund, take a cultural daytrip to nearby Øystese, just 2.5 miles (4 kilometers) to the northwest. Here, browse the Kabuso Art Center to see sculptures, paintings and an exhibit on the life of famed Norwegian artisan, Ingebrigt Vik.
Accommodation in Norheimsund
Short and long stay accommodation options in Norheimsund are quite sparse. It's recommended to check out the latest listings and deals on Expedia's easy-to-use Norheimsund lodging page.