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Steinstø Fruit Farm in Hardanger offers quality fruits and berries, along with several home made products - Photo: Heidi Helgheim
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Steinstø Fruit Farm in Hardanger offers quality fruits and berries, along with several home made products Photo: Heidi Helgheim

Food in the Hardangerfjord Region

The Hardanger farmers are specialists in fruit and berries, and Hardanger is Norway's most prolific apple and cherry growing region.

During the 13th century growing apples was introduced in Hardanger by monks from England. Today 40 percent of all Norwegian fruit is grown in the Hardangerfjord region, including apples, sweet cherries, pears and plums. Fruits and berries are an important part of the culinary traditions in the region. There are deer in the forests, reindeer in the high mountains, fish in the lakes, rivers and fjords and sheep grazing outdoors all summer.

Utne Hotel was established in 1722 and is one of the oldest hotels in Norway. The hotel brings you back in time and has a renowned kitchen. A range of local apple ciders is also available. Hardangerviddahallen restaurant and cafe is situated by the Hardangervidda Nature Center in Eidfjord. They offer a nice blend of local food traditions and modern cuisine. Steinstø Frukt- og Kakebu along route 7 is famous for their delicious home made apple pie. Enjoy a light meal with an amazing view of the fjord and Folgefonna glacier on the horizon.

The strong local Hardanger cider is made from apples, and is available in the government-controlled liquor stores Vinmonopolet in Odda, Norheimsund and Voss.

Farm shops

A wide range of local products are available at the farm shops. You will find fruit, berries, and other local specialities, giving you a good opportunity to bring a part of Hardanger back home.

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Last updated:  2015-06-11
Hardangerviddahallen Restaurant/Café in Eidfjord serves typical Norwegian food from local ingredients - Photo: Hardangervidda Natursenter Eidfjord
Hardangerviddahallen Restaurant/Café in Eidfjord serves typical Norwegian food from local ingredients
Utne Hotel in Hardanger has operated continuously as a hotel in the same building since 1722 - Photo: Utne Hotel
Utne Hotel in Hardanger has operated continuously as a hotel in the same building since 1722
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Steinstø Fruktgard at Steinstø - Photo: Heidi Helgheim

Food in the Hardangerfjord Region

The Hardanger farmers are specialists in fruit and berries, and Hardanger is Norway's most prolific apple and cherry growing region.

Food in the Hardangerfjord Region

Source: Visitnorway

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