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Folgefonnsenteret - Folgefonn Center

  • Skålafjæro 17, Kvinnherad
  • +47 53 48 42 80
  •  /  km From You

Folgefonnsenteret - The Folgefonn Centre

The Folgefonn Centre opened on 2 May 2017.

The new Folgefonn Centre in the village of Rosendal, on the Hardangerfjord, offers interactive exhibitions on the Folgefonna National Park, aquatic life in the Hardangerfjord, the world’s water cycle, sustainable use of natural resources, and climate change.

Exhibits include:
The global water cycleFolgefonna glacier
The atmosphere, low pressure systems and precipitation
WaterWater histories around the world
EnergyThe Hardangerfjord
Villages near Folgefonna – the people and their landscape
Folgefonna National Park
Biodiversity – the flora, fauna, rivers and streams of the Folgefonn Peninsula
Adventures on the Folgefonna Glacier
Our climate and climate researchers
Extreme precipitation and natural disasters
From the depths of the Hardangerfjord and the sea
The ocean and the fjord communicate
The ocean and climate change
New treasures from the ocean
Sea animals that “see” in the dark
Sex in the sea
Sustainable food production


Four films are shown at the centre:
"Of Water it is created" - A Journey in the Waterscape of Western Norway 
“The Drama of the Mountains” – geology
“The Life of the Hardangerfjord”
“The Roar of the Rutting Stags”


The Boatbuilding Museum – Skaaluren Collection
Folgefonn Centre and the Boatbuilding Museum have joint admission. The Skaaluren Collection documents the history of wooden boatbuilding in Hardanger, with emphasis on the peak years 1850–1950. At the museum entrance, there is information about the region’s modern maritime industries.

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Opening hours

Jan 15, 2018 – Feb 28, 2018:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 10:30 AM–2:30 PM
Mar 1, 2018 – May 24, 2018:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 10:30 AM–2:30 PM
May 25, 2018 – Sep 2, 2018:
Daily: 10:00 AM–6:00 PM
Sep 3, 2018 – Oct 31, 2018:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 10:30 AM–2:30 PM
Nov 1, 2018 – Dec 15, 2018:
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri 10:30 AM–2:30 PM
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