Odda

Travel Guide
Bergen featuring rapids and a cascade
Hike plateaus with endless views, conquer colossal glaciers and experience the breathtaking Hardangerfjord in this region of cliffs and waterfalls.

Enter exhilarating Odda, a region at the tip of the majestic Sørfjorden. This 620-square-mile (1,600-square-kilometer) municipality features pretty mountain towns perched among sheer cliffs, grand glaciers and lush valleys. Bring your hiking, kayaking or rock-climbing gear to experience this great Norwegian wild.

Make a base in one of a handful of charming towns in the district. The region’s capital, also named Odda, offers cozy restaurants and easy access to the area’s best natural attractions. Alternatively, stay in waterfront Tyssedal and visit the Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry. Be sure to pass through Røldal to see the 13th-century Røldal Stave Church.

Odda is famed for its scenic hiking and spectacular viewpoints over the Hardangerfjord. Trek along the Hardangervidda plateau in the Hardangervidda National Park, which has overnight cabins for multi-day hikes. Alternatively, take the challenging 12-hour round-trip trail to the Trolltunga or “Troll’s Tongue.” This breathtaking lookout overhangs a 2,300-feet (700-meter) drop to Lake Ringedalsvatnet below.

Get close to the colossal architects of the fjord landscape on a glacier hike. Strap on gripped shoes and trek atop the Buer Glacier, which features stunning blue ice caves. Ascend the mighty Folgefonna Glacier with an 82-square-mile (213-square-kilometer) ice mass, it’s Norway’s third largest. Try summer skiing at the Fonna Glacier Ski Resort.

Experience the ephemeral beauty of cascading water in the Valley of Waterfalls, a 6-mile (10-kilometer) gorge connecting Hardangervidda and Folgefonna. Stop at the Låtefoss Waterfall, a famous twin cascade, for a gorgeous photo opportunity.

For a thrilling experience in Odda, take the Via Ferrata rock-climbing path, which has fixed bolts and clamps to make it as easy as climbing a ladder. Alternatively, take an exhilarating zip-line tour or cruise through the fjord on a kayaking excursion.

Access Odda easily from Bergen or Voss by bus or ferry. Alternatively, drive from Bergen in about 3 hours. Visit in the warmer months between April and September for ideal adventuring weather.

Trolltunga Hotel
Trolltunga Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Vasstun 1, Odda, 5750
The price is $102 per night from Sep 17 to Sep 18
Stay at this golf hotel in Odda. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (299 reviews)
"Beautiful location, good food, very clean, thoughtfully appointed but basic rooms, friendly staff. Extremely good value, highly recommended."

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Trolltunga Hotel
Hardanger Hotel
Hardanger Hotel
3 out of 5
Eitrheimsveien 13, Odda, 5750
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $154 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Odda. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (610 reviews)
"Great small town hotel, very convenient for Trolltunga hike. Enjoyed my stay"

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2022

Hardanger Hotel
Hordatun Hotel
Hordatun Hotel
3 out of 5
Hara 18-20, Roldal, Odda, 5760
The price is $148 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 4
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Odda. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (252 reviews)
Fantastic
"Had a wonderful three-night stay here to use as a base for Trolltunga. The room (apartment) was much more than we were expecting, lovely food and very helpful and friendly staff. Could happily have stayed there for longer."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Hordatun Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Hordatun Hotel
Hordatun Hotel
3 out of 5
Hara 18-20, Roldal, Odda, 5760
The price is $148 per night from Sep 3 to Sep 4
Stay at this 3-star ski aparthotel in Odda. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (252 reviews)
Fantastic
"Had a wonderful three-night stay here to use as a base for Trolltunga. The room (apartment) was much more than we were expecting, lovely food and very helpful and friendly staff. Could happily have stayed there for longer."

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

Hordatun Hotel
Trolltunga Camping
Trolltunga Camping
3 out of 5
Jordalsvegen 29, Odda, 5750
Stay at this 3-star cabin in Odda. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Popular attractions Sandvinvatnet and Buerbreen are located nearby. Discover ...
4/5 Very Good! (4 reviews)
"Really nice area, simple but nice rooms, just to enjoy the nature around and take a good rest after. Clean bathrooms and comfortable beds. I’ll be back in summer for sure"

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

Trolltunga Camping
Røldalsterrassen
Røldalsterrassen
3.5 out of 5
Røldal Alpingrend, Odda, Hordaland, 5760
Stay at this 3.5-star aparthotel in Odda. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a fitness center. Our guests praise the comfy beds in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (30 reviews)
Nice chalet with a nice view
"Nice clean chalet about 1 hr away from Trolltunga. Rooms were very cramped...no place to put your bags..but bed linen was clean and comfortable. Hall, kitchen and balcony was great. Communication with the management was a bit spotty... Our stay included breakfast but the girl in the attached ski ..."

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Røldalsterrassen
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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