Day trip to famous Hardangerfjord. Bus from Bergen to Norheimsund, fjord cruise on a RIB boat and a walk to the beautiful Steinsdalsfossen waterfall.
Join an eventful day trip from Bergen to the famous Hardangerfjord. The trip starts by taking a scheduled bus service from Bergen to Norheimsund. In Norheimsund, you can experience a fjord cruise on a RIB boat and the Steinsdalsfossen waterfall, one of Norway’s most visited attractions.
From the quay in Norheimsund, Norheimsund RIB Seafari takes you on the ultimate Hardangerfjord experience. On a comfortable RIB boat, you get to experience the fjord landscape at close range, and you get access to hidden gems that can only be experienced from a boat. Norheimsund RIB Seafari wishes to give you an experience in nature, and offers tours suitable for everyone. Stops to take photographs have been factored in, so that the experience can be preserved for posterity. The boat was new in 2019, has 12 individual seats and a crew certified by the Norwegian Maritime Authority.
At 13.20: Departure from Bergen Bus Station terminal O on Skyss scheduled bus service no. 925.
You can buy bus tickets from the ticket machines at Bergen Bus Station or buy them in Norwegian kroner when you board the bus. The bus journey takes you through a varied landscape until you arrive at the Hardangerfjord in Norheimsund. The return bus ticket is NOK 79 (adult) each direction.
At 14.50: Arrival Norheimsund.
Disembark at the bus stop in Norheimsund by Thon Hotel Sandven. The stop will be announced over the speakers and on digital screens on the bus.
At 15.00: Fjord cruise on a RIB boat, duration 75 minutes.
The trip starts at Norheimsund Gjestehamn (guest marina), approximately 150 metres from the bus stop. You meet the boat’s crew beside the boat. Passengers are given dry suits and goggles, and you go through the safety procedures. There are also facilities for storing luggage, a cloakroom and lavatories. The trip takes you up the magnificent Hardangerfjord with views of the Folgefonna glacier. We pass Kvamsøy before we go up the narrow Fykesund fjord arm, lined by a well-tended cultural landscape and dramatic scenery. We continue on to the off-road farm Botnen surrounded by majestic mountains and waterfalls. We stop here to take photos in the majestic surroundings and to appreciate the silence, far away from the noise of civilisation.
At 16.15 Arrival Norheimsund.
At 16.30: Recommended departure time from Norheimsund to Steinsdalsfossen waterfall.
Steinsdalsfossen is one of the most visited waterfalls in Norway, and it is special because you can walk behind it without getting wet. The waterfall is situated 2.5 km from the centre of Norheimsund towards Bergen. It is a lovely walk in easy terrain from the centre up to the waterfall, which takes approx. 30–45 minutes. Tourist information, a café, a souvenir shop and lavatories are located by Steinsdalsfossen.
At 17.45 or 18.45: Departure to Bergen:
Return to Bergen on Skyss scheduled bus service no. 925, at 17.45 or scheduled bus service no. 930, at 18.45. Wait at the bus stop by the main road on the Steinsdalsfossen side. You can also take the bus from the bus terminal at Norheimsund if you do not want to see Steinsdalsfossen waterfall (same departure times).
Arrival in Bergen, at 19.10 or 20.05.
The lower age limit for children is four years.
You can buy tickets at the Tourist Information in Bergen or book them online here. The return bus ticket from Bergen comes in addition. The bus trip is free with the Bergen Card.
The trip must be booked by 22:30 the day before departure at the latest.
If you cancel up to two hours before departure, the amount paid will be refunded. No refund is given for trips cancelled after this. Send an email to email@example.com to cancel a trip.
Your email confirmation is your receipt. Please bring a printed receipt or show the confirmation on your mobile phone before the RIB trip in Norheimsund.
You can buy bus tickets from the ticket machines at Bergen Bus Station or buy them in Norwegian kroner when you board the bus. Adult ticket NOK 79 each direction. If you have a Bergen Card, the journey if free. Remember that the Bergen Card has to be valid when you get on the bus.