Fjordabåten, de klassieke boot die passagiers en vracht vervoert over de fjorden in het westen van Noorwegen zijn in de zomer te vinden in het Hardangerfjord. Al sinds 2013 zijn er dagelijks 3 afvaarten in jule en augustus vanaf Lofthus, Aga en Utne in het Sørfjord.
Ms Granvin. Foto : Lars Arvid Oma
Fjordabåten, the veteran boats that used to carry passengers and cargo along the fjords of Western Norway, is back in summer service on the Hardangerfjord. Since 2013 there are three daily departures in July – August from Lofthus, Aga and Utne in the Sørfjord.
A round trip service will be running between Lofthus, Aga and Utne, with three daily departures from each of these ports. Passengers can buy a round trip ticket and choose whether to go ashore and experience the local attractions before hopping on the next boat. A round trip on the fjord with a veteran boat is an experience in itself, and the slow pace gives you a close-up experience of the magnificent fjord landscape. Light refreshments with a taste of Hardanger are served on board.
In Aga you can visit Agatunet, a picturesque listed farm cluster comprising 30 houses, the oldest of which are from the Middle Ages. Agatunet offers interesting exhibitions, a guided tour every hour and a cosy café. Utne is the location of Hardanger Folk Museum and Utne Hotel. The museum features permanent exhibitions of traditional Hardanger embroidery, national costumes (‘bunad’), traditional costumes, the country’s biggest collection of old Hardanger fiddles, an open-air museum of historic buildings and a café. Utne Hotel was established in 1722, which makes it one of the oldest hotels in Norway. A visit to Utne Hotel is a travel back in time, and it is well worth stopping by for a good meal or a cup of coffee.
There are good public transport connections to the Fjordabåt services from Bergen, Voss, Odda, Ulvik, Eidfjord and Norheimsund, among other places.
Prices 2014, round trip
Adults: NOK 330
Children (under 12): NOK 165
The summer season 2014 is drawing to a close, and saw a steady increase in passengers since the opening year 2013. We hope to invite you on board Fjordabåten in 2015!
Cecilie Holm, Hardanger Ship Preservation Centre, mob.: (+47) 952 56 118
Hilde Opedal, Kinsarvik Tourist Information office, mob.: (47) 986 97 239,firstname.lastname@example.org
Hans Jørgen Andersen, Reisemål Hardanger Fjord, mob.: (+47) 411 611 87,email@example.com
For more information about the Hardangerfjord region, please seewww.hardangerfjord.com