OMG is all I can say. Eidfjord is amazing! I think I could spend the day sitting on my balcony with this amazing view. It’s so calm and peaceful I don’t want to move.
As you can see we arrived in Eidfjord around 8am. I woke up at 6am and enjoyed the view and breakfast on my balcony as we pulled into port.
Today explored the beautiful valleys and breathtaking waterfalls: exploration Eidfjord and Sheer Mountains. We began by traveling to the village of Eidfjord to visit the Hardangervidda Nature Centre.
The center is one of Norway’s leading institutions of its type in the development of technical effects. We watched a film about the evolution, geology, flora and fauna of the plateau and provide a good impression of Norway’s largest national park. While we were at the Hardangervidda Nature Centre I spotted some goats the roof and they were so cute. I decided I should pet them so up the ladder I went onto the roof to pet a goat. That was definitely for me. Some roofs in Norway have grass growing on them to help with insulation so apparently the goats on the roof is the way they keep the grass short.
We will then continue through the beautiful Mabodalen Valley to the Fossli Hotel. We made a few stops along the way for some photos. The Fossli Hotel is situated at the innermost end of the Hardanger Fjord. The hotel affords the best views of the Måbø Valley and the 182m (597 ft.) Vøringsfoss Waterfall. The Vøringsfoss Waterfall is breathtaking and one of Norway’s most beautiful waterfalls. The water fall down 600 feet with the biggest free fall distance 475 feet.
Travel Tip: Dress in layers while in Norway in the summer. It was in the upper 60s low 70s when I was visiting but they were predicting colder weather. Thankful I was able to take off a layer.
After our excursion ended, we had a few hours to explore the little town Eidfjord. The community of Eidfjord lies inside the gorgeous Hardangerfjord with around 900 people in 580 square miles. There are a few shops and restaurants, grocery store and post office in the small town.
The white, stone church was built around the year 1309 to serve the people of Eidfjord. The church was the main church for the Eidfjord parish (sokn) until 1981 when the new Eidfjord Church was completed. The old church is now used only for special occasions since it only seats about 100 people. The church is decorated as to look as it did in the 18th century
It is a fishing and hiking paradise with countless streams. Around 15,000 reindeer graze the pastured ground. Along with reindeer they also have the red fox, white eagles and falcons.
I depart Eidfjord with a sail away drink at the SaniBar which is located at the back of the ship. The view was one of a kind!
Then we headed to Sushi Restaurant Sakura for a delicious dinner. The sushi was succulent.
When we were having dinner we sailed up to the most gorgeous waterfall. It was HUGE and the water was gushing down. The captain pulled the ship right up to it so everyone could get photos. It was absolutely breathtaking. I can still hear the sound of the raging water falling.
After dinner, I headed back to my suite and enjoy a bottle of champagne while sitting on the balcony taking in the view as we headed to Olden, Norway. It was the perfect way to end the day.