The Hardangerfjord in the county of Hordaland in Norway is the third largest fjord in the world and the second largest in Norway. The surrounding district is called Hardanger. The Hardangerfjord starts at the Atlantic Ocean just south of Bergen (SW Norway). Here the fjord penetrates in a north easterly direction until it meets the grand mountain plateau of Hardangervidda.
The longest branch of the Hardangerfjord is Sørfjorden which cuts south about 50 km from the main fjord. Its maximum depth is more than 800 m (2,624 ft) just outside Norheimsund in the middle of the fjord.
The fjord is divided among the 13 municipalities Bømlo, Eidfjord, Etne, Granvin, Jondal, Kvam, Kvinnherad, Odda, Sund, Sveio, Tysnes, Ullensvang and Ulvik.
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency – Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language – Norwegian
Land Area – 8,471 km²
Population – 70,000 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT/UTC plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47
Port Location – There are ports located along the Hardangerfjord.
Travel Links – Take a flight to nearby airports in Bergen, Haugesund, Stord, and Stavanger
It is a great experience to arrive the Hardangerfjord in a boat. Several ferry connections to Western Norway from Europe and the UK
For those without car, taking the bus would be the best alternative to get to Hardangerfjord.