- Hike at Ænes Tal
- Glacier hike at Sundal
- Glacier hike at Odda
- Guided glacier tours
- Swimming trip to Sild
- Hike Malmangernuten
- Baronie Rosendal
- Churches Kvinnherad
- Excursion to Bergen
- Halsnøy monastery
- Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter Norheimsund
- Steinsdalen waterfall
- Tyssedal power station
- Røldal Stave Church
- Hiking at Norheimsund
- Hiking Gygrastolsvatn
- Hiking Måvatn
- Jondal Sommerskicenter
In the vicinity of our holiday houses there are many adventurous hiking trails. In Rosendal or in Odda to advise. Along the salmon-bearing Ænes river you will hike into the Ænes valley, where you will find new impressions in the untouched nature and the beautiful landscape Collectively.
Depending on the season, mushrooms can be gathered and if you like, you can find sweet blueberries and raspberries in the Ænes valley. The hike can be directly at the Fjordhytten in Ænes or at the car park at the Ænes church.
Hike to the glacier of Sundal
Along the Bondhus River, you walk over a well-approached gravel road to Bondhusvatnet, the glacier lake. Their path is crossed by free-flowing sheep And goats, which children always enjoy.
On the shore of Lake Bondhus you will find a beautiful resting place. Enjoy the wide view over the glacier lake up to the Glacier tongue. Continue along the lake about 1.5 hours to the mighty eternal ice.
Hike to the Buer Glacier of Odda.
The Buer Glacier is reached from Odda. The hike begins at the parking lot at a farm above Odda. The path leads first through wooded area, but later becomes more stony and steeper.
Some rocks are secured with ropes to pull themselves up. Very nice view from the Buer Direction Odda.
Guided glacier tours over the Folgefonna glacier
Guided glacier tours or crossings over the Folgefonna Glacier can be booked at the tourist office in Rosendal. The glacier crossing Can be started from Sundal. The glacier tours are performed by Folgefonni Breførarlag.
Bathing trip by motorboat to Sild
In good weather you can bathe in the Hardangerfjord. Not far from Fjordhytten 1 - 3 is the small island Sild, which you can reach by motorboat in about 10 - 15 minutes. The island is on the left between Varaldsøy and ÆNES. You will find the bathing bay when you reach the nearest point to the houses. Behind the rock you will find a picturesque bay in the often anchoring ships. Even if there are sailing ships, you can bathe. The ships usually anchor on the wooden bridge. You can also moor the boat on the wooden bridge. Back in the bay is a small beach. Directly behind it is a Liegewiese on which one can spread. For the sake of accuracy, however, it must be noted that the sandy beach is not comparable to the beaches in the south. It is a small beach, which is maintained by no one. The place is also suitable for children, since the water is only very slowly deepened, but nevertheless must be watched. The black rocks on the right and left are very slippery.
Hike on the Malmangernuten
The hiking trail on the Malmangernuten leads through Weideland and mixed forest. Above the tree line you have a magnificent view of Rosendal, the neighboring villages of Rosendal, the fjord and the sea. The hike is challenging and starts at the Fjordhotel in Rosendal. Further information is available at the tourist information office in Rosendal..
The barony is known as the smallest castle in Scandinavia. The history of the barony of Rosendal began in the 1650s, when the nobleman Ludwig Rosenkrantz came to Bergen as a war commissioner for the Danish king. On a ball in fortress Bergenhus he met Karen Mowatt, the only heir to the greatest fortune of the country at the time. Her father was a great landowner, and had more than 550 yards across all of Western Norway. The two married in 1658 and got the Hatteberg farm in Rosendal as a wedding present. In 1661 Ludwig Rosenkrantz began to build a castle in Rosendal. This work was finished in 1665, and the castle was privately owned until 1927. The castle is today a museum. A guided tour of the castle takes you through the various eras from 1665 to 1930. The oldest restored rooms are still as they were decorated in the early 1800s. In 1678 the castle was renamed to Barony, the only one of its kind in Norway. Around 1850, a beautiful Renaissance garden was built around the castle. The garden is known as the most beautiful "Victorian Garden" in Norway. Here, among other things, you can experience more than 2000 roses in bloom (June - November). The families in the Barony Rosendal were important people in the cultural Norway. The writers Henrik Ibsen, Jonas Lie, Alexander Kielland, as well as the painters Hans Gude and Anders Askevold often visited the castle. Musicians such as Edvard Grieg and Ole Bull were guests here. Often there were concerts in the Baronie Rosendal, a tradition which has remained to this day.
Churches in the Kvinnherad commune
The church of Kvinnherad is a stone church dating back to 1250, built in a mixture of Romanesque and gothic style. The church, which does not have a tower, has splendid bacon stone details on the portals and windows. The church bells are from the 14th and 15th century. From 1678 to 1910 the church was owned by the barony Rosendal. It contains a private burial chamber of the family. The church is in Rosendal. The Ænes Church is the smallest and oldest stone church in the Kvinnherad commune. The church was built around 1190-1200. There are two church bells, one from the Middle Ages, the other from 1993. The church tower was built in 1869. The length of the church is 16 meters and the stone walls are half a meter thick. There are 120 seats in the church. The church is beautifully situated in Ænes, surrounded by mountains with a view of the Hardangerfjord.
Excursion to Bergen
Bergen is always worth a trip. Many sights are located in the center of the city and are within walking distance. The fish market with its huge range of domestic fish. The world cultural heritage Bryggen, a trading quarter of Hanseatic merchants from the 14th century. The Hanseatic Museum, in which this time comes to life again. The Håkonshalle with its magnificent Festsaal. The cableway to the Ulriken mountain and the Fløibahn with its magnificent view of the city. These are only a few examples of the historical and cultural diversity of Bergen.
The former Augustine monastery Halsnøy is definitely worth a visit. It was founded by Erling Skakke in 1164, and remains of ruins are still visible today. The monastery complex also includes a courtyard from 1841. The beautifully landscaped park is surrounded by ancient lime trees and the quiet views of the Hardangerfjord can be admired in quiet seating areas. Here the idea of how the life of the monks might have looked alive. During the subsequent tour of the Hofgut, the visitor accompanies the smell of coffee and freshly baked waffles, which can be eaten in a historic setting.
Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter at Norheimsund
Traditional wooden boats are still being built here, historical ships have been restored and old crafts such as the construction of wooden boats, forging or repelling (rope production) have been practiced and preserved. Visit the exhibition and watch the artisans at work. Activities for the whole family, right on the fjord. Rental of rowing boats. Museum shop and a welcoming family-friendly café.
One of the most visited family-friendly waterfalls is located on the main road, 2 km from Nordheimsund towards Bergen. A path leads along the waterfall, which makes it particularly worth seeing. There is also a snack bar with souvenir sales, where you can strengthen something.
Visit the Tyssedal Power Station
The Tyssedal power station is a hydroelectric power station from ancient times, at Odda. It was the first high-pressure system in Northern Europe and is currently the oldest facility. The power station is not only distinguished by the technological progress and the architecture of other hydropower plants, but also by the location directly on the Hardangerfjord. The Tyssedal power plant was in operation from 1908 to 1989 and has been protected since the year 2000. For technical enthusiasts a visit is definitely worth it.
Røldal Stave Church
The church of Røldal was built in the early 13th century. In the Middle Ages it was one of the most visited places of pilgrimage. In the 17th century the church was completely restored. The church, which is rather inconspicuous from the outside, is characterized by its beautiful paintings, a baptismal font of the Medieval age, and a crucifix. It is said that the crucifix bleed at every mid-summer festival. The blood should have a healing effect.
Hiking at Norheimsund
For short and long hikes there are many possibilities to make extensive hikes in all heights up to the edge of the forest. Whether you are hiking in the Fyksesundlandschaftpark, the Fithadalssee at Øystesee, or on one of the countless mountain peaks, all will come at their own expense. Inquire at the tourist information office in Norheimsund, you will get lots of suggestions and tips. The Fyksesund Landschaftspark is located about 10 kilometers east of Øystesee. The area around Fyksesund, offers a varied offer in impressive nature and cultivated natural landscape, which is characterized by animal husbandry and fruit cultivation. Here you will find well marked hiking trails, a salmon rearing show.
Hike to Gygrastolsvatn of Ænes
Hiking with fjords and snowy mountains Uphill to Gygrastolvatn A beautiful day awaits us - we climb up to the striking mountain at the Maurangerfjord "Gygrastolen" and already look forward to a magnificent view. The air is clear and warm and the ascent to the snowy peak begins. We walk steadily uphill through the wooded area. The still immature fruits of the countless blueberries line our paths. After about an hour and a half ascent we reach the lake (vatn) and are inspired by its natural beauty. It is nestled on the top of the mountain and tempting us immediately to refresh our legs in the cool wet. If you have your fishing rod in your luggage, you can catch fresh trout. On our way back, we will have a wonderful view of the deep blue fjord and the surrounding mountains. Norway, this fantastic country shows itself here again definitely from one of its most beautiful sides ever. With fantastic pictures in our luggage we return to our house late afternoon. Walking time around 3-4 hours Note: a binoculars and a photo camera should be included in the luggage. This tour was carried out by us even in good weather and is only an extended information for you to get to know the area around your holiday home. Please check your local tourist information for the current weather and the condition of the trails. The use of the information is at your own risk. We assume no liability for accidents which may be due to our information.
Hike to the Måvatn of Gjetingsdalen
Gjetingsdalen, Mauranger To our hike, we start in good cheer in Bakke and follow the path to a Hängebrücke. This will allow us to cross the "Dalelva" river, which will take us to the destination. A steadily increasing but beautiful path makes this hike a pleasure. The "Utigardsetra" alpine pasture crosses the path and we like to take their inviting bank for a little rest. Finally, we can look and enjoy the untouched nature. After a steep ascent, the Måvatn, surrounded by lichens and ferns, awaits us. In order to be able to perceive the view and the surrounding area even better, we gladly take our binoculars to hand and let the beautiful nature affect us. This tour was carried out by us even in good weather and is only an extended information for you to get to know the area around your holiday home. Difficulty (according to data): moderately demanding Duration: approx. 3-4 hours Notes: a binoculars as well as a photo camera in the luggage is almost a must ... Mark: marked trail with "T" signs and signs Please check your local tourist information for the current weather and the condition of the trails. The use of the information is at your own risk. We assume no liability for accidents which may be due to our information.
Summer skiing in the glacier area From Jondal we start today our excursion to the nearby summer region. It is located in the Folgefonna National Park, Norway's third largest and most southern glacier area. On a paying road, which leads us along meter-high, permanent snowmasses, we approach the actual ski resort. After a 10 km long, very impressive trip we are about 1300 meters. The ride itself already provided beautiful pictures for us. In bright sunshine we dared to walk in snow and ice and enjoyed the magnificent view down to the Hardangerfjord. This tour was carried out by us even in good weather and is only an extended information for you to get to know the area around your holiday home. Please check your local tourist information for the current weather conditions and the condition of the roads and paths. Summer skiing season: beginning of May to end of August Paid road: however worthwhile and recommended (not only for skiers) Distance: approx. 10 km from Jondal The use of the information is at your own risk. We assume no liability for accidents which may be due to our information.
Swimming in fjord, mountain lake and swimming pool
Along the fjord from Strandebarn to Ålvik there are several beautiful bathing places, such as Holmsund in Skipadalen, the sand beach in Øystese or the beach in Vikøy. There are also several mountain lakes suitable for bathing, as e.g. Skårsvatnet (at Soldal / Porsmyr) or the Fitjadalssee at Øystese. The Hardangerfjord Hotel in Øystese has a swimming pool with sauna which can be used for 75kr pr person. Please ask for more details in the Tourist Information.