Cultural adventures

Hardanger has an intriguing history and is righly called the most cultural fjord area of Norway. Follow in the footsteps of Edvard Grieg, experience the mountain plain in the Hardangervidda Nature Centre and be entertained by talented artists at the Hardanger Musical Festival.

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Edvard Griegs Hardanger

The world-renowned composer Edvard Grieg first visited Lofthus in 1877. Several of his major works are inspired by the scenery in Hardanger. Edvard and Nina Grieg had a close friendship with the first hosts of Hotel Ullensvang, Brita and Hans Utne, and would visit Lofthus most summers.

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Agatunet Farm village

Agatunet is one of the few remaining farm communities of which there were so many in the earlier times in Norway – it provides unique examples of western Norwegian building traditions from the Middle Ages up until today.

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Norwegian Nature Centre

Norwegian Nature Centre in Eidfjord focuses on Norwegian nature, climate and environment and is as well as a visitor centre for the stunning Hardangervidda National Park. 

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Barony in Rosendal

Take a day trip to the only barony in Norway, which is now a vital museum. The barony is located in the lovely village of Rosendal. 

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Norwegian Museum of Hydropower and Industry

The industrial heritage of Hardanger gives an account of the dramatic changes of the 20th century. In the midst of Tyssedal, an active industrial area, stands this interesting and innovative museum.

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Folgefonn Centre

An inspiring knowledge centre situated in Rosendal. Through interactive exhibitions and films, you are told the story about our climate, the life in Hardangerfjord and what the Folgefonna National Park has to offer. 

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Sima Power plant

Sima Valley offers two great attractions, the visitors centre of Sima Power plant, and Kjeåsen Mountain Farm. Sima Power plant is one of the largest hydroelectric power stations in Europe. 

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Røldal stave church

This round trip which passes the stave church in Røldal, is a full day excursion. You primarily follow road no. 13, which is one of the seven ”tourist highways” in Norway.

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Skredhaugen Museum

Bernhard Greve (1886-1962) was a versatile artist. Among his mentors in the art of painting were Harriet Backer and Henri Matisse. However, it was his work as a stained glass artist that brought him the most fame.

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