Explore the fjord villages
Except for being involved in fruit and cider production, all the towns and villages connected with the fjord cruise are unique. Eidfjord is the innermost port, gateway to Hardangervidda National Park, and where you can visit the massive Vøringsfossen waterfall. Ulvik is a charming small village where you find the fruit & cider route consisting of three farms which you can visit to taste and buy their products.
At Lofthus you find the historic Ullensvang Hotel with spa and a magnificent pool stretching from inside to outside. For an authentic cultural and historical experience, stop in Aga and visit Agatunet museum – one of the oldest cluster farms in Europe, dating back to 1220. Børve and Nå are, just as the other villages, places where you can visit local cider producers. Just remember to book your visit prior to arrival.
In Tyssedal, you can visit the interesting Musem of Hydropower and Industry to learn about the origin of industrial Norway, and how Odda and Tyssedal went from being a tourist destination to pioneering in hydropower and industry. Odda is the largest town by the fjord, with several cafés and restaurants to choose between, a nice pedestrian street with various shops, and good opportunities to learn more about the importance of hydro power and industry to the region.