Travel itineraries: Oslo - Eidfjord - Bergen
If you want to experience Norway this summer, it’s not a bad idea to take a trip from Oslo to Bergen!
The journey between Norway’s two largest cities offers one of the world’s most beautiful mountain stretches across the Hardangervidda. From here you can take a detour with the Flåm Railway or get close to the beautiful Norwegian nature by walking in the mountains, cycling or paddling on the fjord.
On the way down from Hardangervidda and down to the fjord landscape in Western Norway, you will experience mighty waterfalls and fantastic fjords. Here you can rent a rowing boat, go on a kayak trip or a fjord safari on Hardangerfjord – Norway’s second longest fjord.
There is no shortage of experiences along this route, but it’s obviously difficult to see everything in one trip. Below are three of the experiences worth seeing if you travel between Norway’s two biggest cities this summer:
1. Get up close to Norway’s largest predator
No, it’s by no means as scary as it sounds! The journey between Oslo and Bergen takes you through Hardangervidda, which has a bustling bird life and wildlife. Perhaps you will spot one of the 100 different bird species that live here, including the golden eagle and gyrfalcon. Or perhaps Europe’s largest wild reindeer herd of more than 9,000 animals? Wolverines and arctic foxes also live on Hardangervidda, so keep your eyes open!
And if you really want to have a close encounter with the king of the forest and other fantastic creatures, you can stop at Bjørneparken in Flå. Here you can see bears, wolves, lynx, elk and reindeer up close and take part in feeding the animals.
TIPS! Need to book an overnight stay on the way? Thon Hotel Flå is located next to Bjørneparken, just a short walk away.