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Two people kayaking in Skinnhueneset in Bømlo
Kayaking in Kvinnherad in Sunnhordland.
Photo: Ståle Sundfjord

From the ocean to the glacier

Sunnhordland has some of the most distinctive scenery in Fjord Norway. Folgefonna - Norway’s third largest glacier - is the icing on the cake.

People on a guided hike on the Folgefonna glacier in the Hardangerfjord region, Fjord Norway
Glacier walking on Folgefonna.
Photo: Reisemål Hardanger Fjord / Désiré Weststrate
Baroniet Rosendal, Sunnhordland
Baroniet Rosendal in Sunnhordland.
Photo: Karen Lovfall Våge
Kvinnheradsfjella, Sunnhordland
View of Kvinnheradsfjella in Sunnhordland.
Photo: Magne Ove Kleppe
Slåtterøy lighthouse in Sunnhordland.
Photo: Jan Olav Rolvsnes
Tysnes, Sunnhordland
Haaheim Gaard in Tysnes.
Photo: Haaheim Gaard
Langfoss in Fjord Norway
Langfoss in Etne.
Photo: Espen Mills / Visitnorway.com

Getting here and around

Get in-depth travel information on Sunnhordland's official website.

Things to do
The Barony in Rosendal the only one of its kind in Norway and a major attraction in Western Norway. Read more
Baroniet Rosendal manorhouse and gardens
Halsnøy monastery is on the island Halsnøy in the southern part of Kvinnherad. The monastery was finished in 1164 - built by the viking chief Erling… Read more
Halsnøy Monastery
Hike to the top of the fifth tallest waterfall in Norway, Langfoss. The view is stunning. Read more
Hike to the top of Langfoss waterfall
The popular hiking destination Emberlandsnipen (271 masl) can be reached from four angles. Read more
Emberlandsnipen trail
Sunnhordlandstunet farm, cluster is situated a few minutes´ walk up the hill from the centre of Leirvik, or by car from Sæ. Read more
Sunnhordlandstunet - Leirvik - Sunnhordland Museum
Towards the end of the nineteenth century the Lykling gold mines were at the centre of a gold rush that is unrivalled in Norwegian history. The area… Read more
The Gold Mines at Lykling
Location Varaldsøy. Map Norway 1 : 50 000 sheet 1215 ll, Varaldsøy. Folgefonna National Park Folgefonna – Hardanger fjord Start and stopping… Read more
Hike to Varden at Varaldsøy
Fjordfishing at Austevoll - a great way to experience the fresh Norwegian way of life, all year! Read more
Deepsea fishing
This is the most used way up to Folgefonna Glacier, that includes the extraordinary experience of "From Fjord To Glacier". Read more
Fonnabu "The tourist route over Folgefonna"
Experience the Hardangerfjord and Rosendal with its mountains and waterfalls! Read more
Daytrip from Bergen to romantic Rosendal
The Folgefonn Centre in the village of Rosendal, on the Hardangerfjord, offers interactive exhibitions on the Folgefonna National Park, aquatic life… Read more
Folgefonnsenteret - Folgefonn Center
Experience a cathedral of wood, stone, water, light and dark. An improbable construction covering 950 m2 of water surface. Hear the lobster fishing… Read more
Lobster park - Espevær
A popular walk to Bondhusvatnet and Bondhusbrea. The gravel road to Bondhusvatnet is well suited for motorized wheelchairs. Read more
Bondhus glacier and Bondhusdalen
In Bømlo kulturhus (cultural centre) you will find kino, kiosk, library and a stage. Read more
Bømlo cultural centre
Bømlo Teater (theater) is a volunteer organisation with 200 members. The theater is an important part of the cultural life of Bømlo and people from… Read more
Bømlo Theater
Welcome aboard MS Venemøy, a charter boat with a passenger capacity of 38 passengers. We look forward to trips and experiences together in the… Read more
Charter tours with MS Venemøy
Moster Amfi comprises the exhibition "From heathendom to Christianity", a thought-provoking tour of Norse mythology, society in the Viking era, and… Read more
Moster Amfi
Experience a historic travel throug the glamorous wild coastal landscape of Sunnhordland and the rest of Fjord Norway. On board you'll recognize the… Read more
MS Sunnhordland
At Olaskjeret you will find pleasant and family-friendly facilities for accommodation, activity and food service in what is ready to become your new… Read more
Olaskjeret - Austevoll Opplevelsessenter - experience center
Bygdetunet Rød is situated in Uskedalen a village 8 miles from Rosendal. The collection contains several buildings and more than 1500 items. The Farm… Read more
Bygdetunet Rød
A fjord cruise with MS Stein Viking leaves you with lasting impressions! Read more
Fjordcruise to Langfoss Waterfall
Fjelberg Rectory is known as one of the most splendid rectories (parsonage) in Norway. Read more
Foundation Fjelberg Rectory
A fabulous viewpoint – and an exciting geological area. Read more
The Stone Park is one of the attractions of the Folgefonna National Park Centre. Read more
The Stone Park in Rosendal
The old Vangssago sawmill is located at the entrance to the Stone Park. Read more
Vangssago Sawmill
A hike to Vikefjell mountain along the postal road. From the top you'll have a great view in all directions, over the see and mountains. Read more
The exhibition "Stones of Bømlo" (Steinriket Bømlo) is found in Moster Amfi. Read more
Exhibition "Stones of Bømlo"
This is a spectacular hike through Handelandsdalen Valley along the calm river to Feto with an open barbeque house. Accessible for people with reduced… Read more
Hike in Handelandsdalen
A nice hike on forest road and path to Nordfjell. Read more
Nordfjell from Valen
Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is situated by the harbor in idyllic Bekkjarvik in Austevoll, only 50 minutes by boat from Bergen Airport/ Flesland or Bergen… Read more
Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri
Savour the flavours of a bygone era in the restaurant, wake up to the smell of newly-baked bread fresh from the oven. Breakfast is served when the sun… Read more
Haaheim Gaard
Stord Hotel is a fully licensed hotel conveniently situated midway between Bergen and Stavanger, in the heart of the scenic Sunnhordland region. Read more
Stord Hotell
Almaas Hotell Stord offers high-standard hotel rooms and lounges and an abundant breakfast buffet, plus an evening buffet at no additional cost. Read more
Almaas Hotell Stord
Modern hotel with a bright and pleasant colour scheme. Its pleasant staff and excellent home-made food guarantees that your stay will be a pleasant… Read more
Bømlo Hotell
Rosendal Avlsgard & Fruehuset is part of Baroniet Rosendal Manor House & Gardens. The accomodation is just outside the beautiful park which surrounds… Read more
Baroniet Rosendal Avlsgård & Fruehus
Welcome to two high standard, winter insulated holiday cottages Bryggekanten Yellow and Red, directly on the quayside by the idyllic Innværfjord.… Read more
Fjordtun Bømlo
Fitjar Fjord Hotel is situated in the centre of the village of Fitjar with views of the lovely Fitjarvikjo bay and its many picturesque small islands… Read more
Fitjar Fjordhotell
In Leirvik Guest harbour you are close to the center of Leirvik, where you will find a museum, parks, culture house, city hall, a pedestrian zone with… Read more
Leirvik guest marina
The fjord hotel lies a mere stones throw from the fjord in picturesque Skånevik, a village located beside the Skånevikfjord at the mouth of the… Read more
Skånevik Fjordhotel
Bekkjarvik guest harbor is an idyllic harbour sheltered for wind. Read more
Bekkjarvik marina
Welcome to a modern accommodation with free WiFi and TV in every room. High standard - more simple service level. Read more
Husnes Sentrum Hotell
Bright and open courtyard with great views of the Hardangerfjord and Kvinnherad mountains. Large garden with a lawn, flowers and fruit trees. Long… Read more
Presthus Gard
Camp Ålfjorden is a campsite where you can find your quiet place close to nature. Read more
Camp Ålfjorden
Fitjar Camping is located close to the sea, around 3 km west of Fitjar centre, in direction Kråko. Read more
Kråko gjestetun
Welcome to the idyllic Valevåg Camping og Hyttetun, here you can enjoy norwegian nature and it is a short (or long if you prefer) walk to experience… Read more
Valevåg Camping & Cabins
4 sea-cottages are at your disposal, offering you all facilities to make you a pleasant holiday! Read more
Aasheim Rorbuer - fisherman's cabin
Camp Ålfjorden is a campsite where you can find your quiet place close to nature. Read more
Camp Ålfjorden
Welcome to Laukhamar Fritid, a rare nature treat on the island of Skorpo, in Tysnes municipality. Read more
Laukhamar Fritid Accommodation
The fishermen cabins sits on the docks, no further than 5 meters from the sea where the boats are moored to a floating dock. Read more
Laukhamar Rorbuer
Year-round campsite with cabins, barbecue area, beach and boats for hire for fishing or boat trips. Read more
Rabben Feriesenter AS
Sponavik Camping is located beautifully near by Sponavik beach. There are good fishing possibilities in this area. Sponavik Camping is situated 1 km… Read more
Sponavik Camping
The marina is situated in the harbour of the northern part of Huglo, Nordhuglo, not far from the grocery store. Read more
Huglo food shop and marina
Located in the centre of Rosendal, the harbour has most of the facilities boat tourists need. You will find a Tourist Information office at the quay,… Read more
Rosendal marina
The guest harbour in Sæbøvik is a new and good harbour. Up to 40 boats can stay at the marina - the harbour is also suitable for sailboats. Read more
Sæbøvik guest harbour
The cabins are situated a about 10 minutes walk from Rosendal center. All the cabins have a beautiful view of the Hardanger fjord. Read more
Trygve Nes Cabin rental
The tree top cabin has a great view over the west Norwegian wooden wilderness, mountains fjords and oceans. Here you can come close with nature, the… Read more
Himmelhyttene tree top cabin
This cabin is located at Spissøy, Bømlo. Great place for families, hiking, fishing and exploring nature. Read more
Holiday sea cabin at Spissøy
A distinctive nesting place with its own cultural mementos, Espevær lies at the very extreme of the Bømla fjord. Read more
Biekronå, Espevær guest harbor
Food and drink
Savour the flavours of a bygone era in the restaurant, wake up to the smell of newly-baked bread fresh from the oven. Read more
Haaheim Gaard - Restaurant
Gamleposten 5444 in Espevær is a magical dining place with local flavours and history. The experience is grown from local traditions, history and… Read more
Gamleposten 5444
Mandelhuset is situated in the heart of Våge in great maritime surroundings. Read more
Mandelhuset restaurant
Pleasant staff serve you excellent home-made food in the restaurant at Bømlo hotell. Read more
Bømlo Hotell - restaurant
Exciting food and entertainment are important ingredients in a pleasant stay. The kitchen takes pride in providing you with a surprising and positive… Read more
Brasserie- og Bar 59
E H Vaage, first opened in 1902, is an old trading station. They have now reopened as bakery and chocolate factory. Read more
E H Vaage trading station
PS Bryggekafé is situated near by the sea, in the heart of Kråko Sjøhytteområde(sea cottage area) at Fitjar. Open every weekend, all year! Read more
PS Bryggekafé
In the restaurant "Utsikten Restaurant og Bar" tradiotional food is served as well as food on guests requests. Bookings in advance! Read more
Laukhamar Fritid Dining
A cosy little café at Myrvold farm on the island Huglo. Here they serve new baked rolls, buns, breads and other treats. On some days they bake and… Read more
Café in Myrvold Gård
The "Amfikafè" has a warm atmosphere and you get close to nature - it is almost like sitting in a winther garden! Read more
Moster Amfi - café
The chef serves coffee and cake in the Tea Room, light lunches in Rosendal Greenhouse, and three or five course gourmet dinners in the Blue Dining… Read more
Rosendal Greenhouse Café
The fjord hotel´s cuisine is a crossover-inspired mix of fjord, mountain and forest ingredients. Read more
Skånevik Fjordhotel - restaurant
Fjellstova offers traditional "homemade" food for you to enjoy at Fjellstova - surrounded by beautiful nature. Fjellstova is situated 324 m.a.s.l.… Read more
Fjellstova Stord
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