The Folgefonn Centre in Rosendal is the visitor centre for the national park and, in collaboration with oceanographers and climate researchers, it provides interesting information about nature and promote outdoor pursuits. Life in the sea and the Hardangerfjord, global and local climate developments, and the biological diversity of the national park are some of the things you can experience at the centre.
You can also go out into the great outdoors and try some of the great walking trails in the region. The best known walks into the national park are probably the historical Tourist Route across Folgefonna, the walk up Bondhusdalen valley, Buardalen valley and Buføre/the Pilgrim’s way, the mountains Melderskin, Nordlifjell, and the cabins Fonnabu and Holmaskjer. The walks to Juklavatnet lake or Svelgabrea glacier are also recommended.
Walkers can enjoy walks that can be done in a day or longer walks. There are four self-service cabins in the national park - Fonnabu, Breidablikk, Holmaskjer and Saubrehytta.
The Manor House Baroniet Rosendal is situated just outside the national park. It dates from the 17th century and has been a listed building since the 1920s. This is the only Barony in Norway, and the buildings and the beautiful rose gardens that surround them are now one of Norway’s most popular tourist attractions.
Welcome to nature!