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Hordaland One of Norway’s biggest counties with beautiful coastal landscapes and more than 100 ecological parks. Situated in the western part of Norway, with access to the North Sea, Hordaland is very well-known amongst tourists as a great holiday destination being the host of the Hardangerfjorden, Vøringsfossen and Stykkjedalsfossen waterfalls, Folgefonna and Hardangerjøkulen glaciers. If you are a wildlife lover you can enjoy a great day watching one of the biggest wild reindeer herds on the globe in the national park of Hardangervidda.
Hordaland can be the starting point of your northern adventure in the heart of the fjord country. Decide to visit this magnificent area that provides unique sceneries and a variety of attractions for those interested both in cultural as well as natural landmarks. The county is put on the map by 33 municipalities, the most important of them all being Askøy, Bergen and Ulvik. These regions combine the big city life with the calmness and tranquility of remote areas. Askøy is very well known for the strawberry farms that flourish during the summer and if you are interested in Norwegian history, you can visit the “Kongsgård” – The farm of the regal family.
Askøy is situated on the Hardangerfjord making this location ideal for fishing and nautical sports. This oasis in the Norwegian mainland is a crown jewel and will astonish every tourist that decides to visit.
Bergen is a cultural gem in the county and is the host of countless cultural landmarks like the Ole Bull monument or Troldhaugen Museum that displays the life and accomplishments of the famous Norwegian musician Edvard Grieg.
If you’re looking for wild and natural scenery, Lake Tennebekktjørna is the place to visit. With a big fish market on its shores this natural landmark with receive you with fantastic views and outstanding food.
The Ulvik municipality is a little oasis surrounded by mountains. It is very close to nature and will provide access to numerous outdoor activities such as waterskiing and fishing for Trout and Halibut. The Mikkelparken Family Park is this city’s main attraction and will provide tourists with the chance to get an adrenaline rush on the waterslides and speed boats. The park also provides a jungle hike safari where Rainforest landscapes can be admired.
If you decide to visit this extraordinary area, you should definitely experience the restaurants in the vicinity. With deep rooted traditions in Norwegian cuisine, these outstanding venues offer menus fit for every taste and will transform every meal into a feast. Here is a list of the finest establishments that Hordaland offers: Den Grone Kafe (Ulvik), Dros Bakeri & Kafe (Ulvik), Lille Bergen (Bergen), Simply Good (Bergen), Hos Thea (Askøy), If you are interested in visiting this outstanding county, the hotels and holiday homes in the area will always be prepared to satisfy your every need and will welcome you with open arms. The top rated establishments in the vicinity include names like: Holiday home Olsvik Olsvikveien (Askøy), Scandic Maritim (Askøy), Thon Hotel Bergen (Bergen), Scandic Bergen (Bergen), Strand Fjordhotel (Ulvik) and Ulvik Hotel (Ulvik).
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