Steinstø Fruktgard

Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords

A high summer pilgrimage to this farm, a short distance east of Øystese, rewards with strawberries ripe in June and a bounty of raspberries, cherries, plums and apples in July. A cafe serves great apple juice and a rustic apple cake, as well as lefse (flat bread) and waffles. Come on Sunday afternoon for a homey late lunch (mains 165kr).

Tours can be arranged for groups, but it's often possible to tag along.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords attractions

1. Hardanger Skyspace


US light artist James Turrell is known for his fascination with light, and has created a series of 'skyspaces' around the world, which are geometrical…

2. Kunsthuset Kabuso

2.96 MILES

The Kunsthuset Kabuso runs a fascinating program that features big-name contemporary artists (Damien Hirst, Matthew Barney and James Turrell have all…

3. Ingebrigt Vik Museum

2.96 MILES

Under the direction of the Kunsthuset Kabuso, this permanent collection of the work of Ingebrigt Vik (1867–1927), one of Norway's best-loved sculptors, is…

4. Hardanger Maritime Museum

5.12 MILES

This engaging museum keeps alive the local boat-building tradition and is home to old wooden boats, exhibitions on restoration procedures and rope-making,…

5. Steinsdalfossen

6.48 MILES

Just 1km west of Norheimsund along Rv7, this 50m-high waterfall is a far cry from Norway's highest, but it does offer the chance to walk behind the water…

6. Hardanger Folk Museum

11.58 MILES

This excellent open-air museum is a repository for the cultural heritage of the Hardanger region. Wander through its collection of historic homes, boats,…

7. Grieg's Hut

13.39 MILES

The one-time retreat of Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg is in the garden of Hotel Ullensvang.

8. Lofthus Church

13.55 MILES

This stone church dates back to 1250 (although the tower was added in the 1880s) and has some fine stained-glass windows. It's surrounded by an…