Hardangerfjord


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Hardangerfjord

(härdäng`ərfyôr`), second largest fjord of Norway, penetrating 114 mi (183 km) from the Atlantic Ocean into Hordaland co., SW Norway. A southern branch, the Sørfjord, cleaves the Hardangervidda, a barren and rocky plateau, for 25 mi (40 km); at its head are the village of Odda and the famous Skjeggedalsfoss, a waterfall 525 ft (160 m) high. An eastern branch, the Eidfjord, extends 15 mi (24 km) to the quaint village of Vik near the Vøringfoss, a waterfall 535 ft (163 m) high. The valleys of the Hardangerfjord are fertile and dotted with picturesque villages. Embroidery and violinmaking are traditional home industries. The region is a favorite tourist area. Extending inland from the fjord is the Hardangerfjell, a mountain mass rising to 6,153 ft (1,875 m) in the Hardangerjøkel.
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Cruise the length of stunning Hardangerfjord over 100km into the Norwegian interior, calling at Ulvik and Eidfjord ?
Magellan will sail from Newcastle on an Easter fjords cruise which takes in Hardangerfjord, Sognefjord and Naeroyfjord, with visits to Flam and Bergen.
From Newcastle on Apr 4 and Dundee on Apr 5 to Hardangerfjord, Eidfjord, Sognefjord, Flam, Naeroyfjord and Bergen.
Bergen is a perfect launch point for exploring western Norway's stunning fjords and glaciers, including Hardangerfjord and Sognefjord.
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Hardangerfjord is picture-postcard perfect - everyone's idea of what a fjord should look like.
Another seven-day itinerary in June and July calls at Eidfjord, Alesund, Geiranger and Bergen, with scenic cruising in Hardangerfjord and Geirangerfjord.
The Sognefjord, the longest of them all, and the Hardangerfjord, famed for its cherry and apple trees, are among the most visited.
After some spectacular scenic cruising through Hardangerfjord - the second longest fjord in Norway and third in the world, with a depth of 800 metres in some places - Boudicca arrives in Eidfjord, a small village, where popular pastimes include kayaking, hiking and cycling.
Sail out of Dover with the UK's largest independent cruise agent, onwards and upwards to Bergen (stop for 10 hours), Geiranger, Alesund (stop for nine hours), Hardangerfjord and Eidfjord, then back again.
It will trace the length of Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord and will explore the inner passage between mainland Norway and Lofoten and the Vesteralen archipelago.
She tells us the trick of making them so sellable, and so delicious, is not her recipe but the freshness of the fruit, grown on sloping hillsides, just metres from the Hardangerfjord.