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OddaNorway

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.

Top Hotels in Odda

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Odda Camping
Odda Camping
3 out of 5
Jordalsvegen 29, Odda
$61
per night
Apr 18 - Apr 19

Situated on a lake, this cabin is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) from Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry and within 20 mi (32 km) of Rullestad Postal Route and ...

Odda Camping
Trolltunga Hotel
Trolltunga Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Vasstun 1, Odda

Situated in Odda, this golf hotel is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) from Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry and within 20 mi (32 km) of Trolltunga and Rullestad Postal ...

3.8/5Good! (161 reviews)

"Great location to various hikes and waterfalls. The hotel staff was friendly, and what a breakfast!!"…"

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2019

Trolltunga Hotel
Hardanger Hotel
Hardanger Hotel
3 out of 5
Eitrheimsveien 13, Odda

Situated in Odda, this hotel is 3.9 mi (6.3 km) from Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry and within 20 mi (32 km) of Trolltunga and Rullestad Postal ...

3.7/5Good! (227 reviews)

"Everything about our stay was wonderful. The room was spacious and clean. The staff was friendly and helpful. There was a good breakfast selection and the food was tasty. Our room had a wonderful view of the water as well. All in all, we were very pleased with our stay."…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Hardanger Hotel

Popular things to do in Odda

Trolltunga
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Trolltunga

5/5(1 review)

Explore the great outdoors at Trolltunga, a popular spot to commune with nature in Odda. Amble around the area's lakeside or visit its churches.

Roldal Stave Church
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Roldal Stave Church

5/5(1 review)

Learn about the local history of Roldal when you take a trip to Roldal Stave Church. Experience the area's art scene and museums.

Hardangerfjord
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Hardangerfjord

4.5/5(34 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Hardangerfjord during your travels in Kvinnherad. Wander the family-friendly beaches or discover the area's waterfalls.

Folgefonna National Park
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Folgefonna National Park

Explore the great outdoors at Folgefonna National Park, a lovely green space in Etne. Amble around the area's marina or experience its opera house.

Bryggen
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Bryggen

4.5/5(225 reviews)

Traditional wooden houses once occupied by merchants line alleyways by the waterfront, where you’ll find hand-made souvenirs, seafood restaurants and museums.

Bergenhus Fortress
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Bergenhus Fortress

4.5/5(88 reviews)

Learn about the local history of Bergen when you take a trip to Bergenhus Fortress. Stroll along the waterfront in this culturally-rich area, or check out its seafood restaurants.

Top activities in Odda

Bergen Card
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Bergen Card

84% of travellers recommend
$27
Per adult
Bergen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour
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Bergen Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$39
Per adult
Beautiful Bergen Self-Guided Audio Tour
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Beautiful Bergen Self-Guided Audio Tour

$14
Per adult
Half Day Guided via Ferrata on Herdla (Bergen)
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Half Day Guided via Ferrata on Herdla (Bergen)

$104
Per adult
Fjord Cruise to Osterfjord and Mostraumen from Bergen
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Fjord Cruise to Osterfjord and Mostraumen from Bergen

$136
Per adult
Mostraumen Fjord Cruise
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Mostraumen Fjord Cruise

100% of travellers recommend
$136
Per adult

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Jul 31, 2019

Basically one visits this city just to hike to the Troll's Tongue. The scenery around the fjord both north and south of Odda is really beautiful, though.