Hardangerfjord's Top Five
Collected by David Nikel , AFAR Local Expert
Borggata 2, 5417 Stord, Norway
The island of Stord marks the northern entrance to the Hardangerfjord. Because the mountainous terrain reaches almost 762 meters (2,500 feet) high, many of the island's 19,400 residents live along the southeastern coast facing the Hardangerfjord....
Europe’s largest mountain plateau—and the largest national park in mainland Scandinavia—Hardangervidda is wild Norway at its very best. The 1,321-square-mile park is the southernmost limit for arctic plants and animals, including the arctic fox...
Kinsarvik, 5780 Kinsarvik, Norway
Kinsarvik, a small picturesque village, sits at the point where the Hardangerfjord splits into several sprawling arms that reach far into Norway’s interior. The village has a long history dating back to the Viking era and its 12th-century stone...
Fonna Glacier Ski Resort Folgefonn Sommerskisenter, 5629 Jondal, Norway
Towering high above the Hardangerfjord and Sørfjord is Folgefonna, a set of three of Norway’s southernmost glaciers. Home to one of the world’s finest summer-skiing resorts, Folgefonna boasts alpine skiing, freestyle skiing, cross-country trails...
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