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Eidfjord Norway Cruise Port

Location:

Eidfjord is located in the innermost part of the famous Hardangerfjord. In May 2005 Eidfjord Cruise Port opened, and has become a famous port since the opening. The cruise port is located in the center of Eidfjord. The sail-in is stunning.

Eidfjord is lovely - you can just walk off the ship into the (very small) town. About 1000 inhabitants.

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Sightseeing:

If you like walking (nothing too strenuous) go into the tourist office close to the dock and ask for a walking guide. There is a lovely walk along the edge of the river (starts on the opposite side of the bridge from where you are berthed) up through some woodlands (little bit rough track here but mainly good tracks/very quiet roads) up to a lake.

Several of Eidfjord's attractions are within reach for those who prefer to walk. Examples include the Hæreid Viking graves (20 minutes by foot from the town center) and the Old Church (built in 1309).

Tours Excursions Transportation:

The Troll Train takes you for a 1 hour guided tour in Eidfjord on cruise call days.

The trip starts outside the tourist information office. First, you drive up to the Hereid terrace where you can see Western Norway's largest selection of graves from the iron- and Viking age. On the way back to the center there will be a 10-minute photo stop at a very nice viewpoint of the fjord and the mountains. Afterward the trip goes to the Lægreid terrace where you can view the Eidfjord Old church built in 1309 for 10-minutes. The train returns to the center.

Tickets are sold at the tourist information center.

Nearby Places:

The Vøringsfossen waterfall has for a long time been Norway's most visited natural attraction with its fall of 600 feet (183 meters). The distance from Eidfjord is 12.1 miles (or 19.5 kilometers). There are also several other waterfalls in the region – some of them even higher than the Vøringsfossen.

•The Hardangervidda plateau. Well-known far beyond Norway's borders, many tourists make their way to Eidfjord in order to visit the plateau (and the Hardangerfjord, which is Norway's second longest fjord). For visitors who do not wish to go trekking in alpine climate, the Hardangervidda Natursenter is an alternative. The combined museum and visitor center give an overview of this region of Norway.

•Sima Hydroelectric Power Plant is one of the biggest power plants in Europe. The power plant's main hall lies 2,300 feet (700 meters) into the mountain and is 656 feet (200 meters) long, 65 feet (20 meters) wide and 131 feet (40 meters) high. Open for visitors, the power plant is situated some 4.4 miles (7 kilometers) from Eidfjord. As a side effect of the construction of the plant, accessibility to the well-known Kjeåsen farm improved when a new road was built. The farm lies like an eagle's nest on a steep mountainside, 1,740 feet (530 meters) above the Simadalsfjord.

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