Getting there & away
While thorough exploration of Hardangerfjord is best accomplished with a car, those with little time and no wheels would do well to book a round-trip Fjord Tour (81 56 82 22; www.fjordtours.no; adult/child Nkr635/430) from Bergen, which combines bus, ferry and train with a three-hour break in Eidfjord.
Hardanger Fjord Cruises (55 23 87 80; www.hsd.no) operates many of Hardangerfjord’s buses and ferries. In summer, there are numerous possibilities for day-trips to Hardangerfjord from Bergen using buses and ferries. These last for up to 12 hours with stops of two to six hours allowing brief explorations of towns and surrounds. Destinations include Rosendal (adult/child Nkr375/255); Lofthus (Nkr460/280); Utne (Nkr460/280) and Eidfjord (Nkr635/430). Tickets can be purchased at major train stations or the Bergen tourist office.