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The area is full of waterfalls. The most famous one is the Vøringsfossen. It is a 182 meter tall, with a free fall of 145 meter. See the large quantities of water splash into the valley.
When your ship is going to their port of call you eventually need to leave open sea and sail onto the fjords. Your ship will need to sail on the Hardangerfjord for about 6 hours before it arrives in port. This is a spectacular sail in. The closer to the end you get, the more scenic it will be come. Make sure to be on the outside deck 1,5 hour before arrival and visa versa.
This informative centre is the place to visit before going to the Hardangervidda National Park. It tells you all about its geology and zoology. It also has an amazing video of the Hardangervidda National Park . This spectacular video shows you just how vast and boundless this national park is. Visit this centre first before going to the National Park to get a better understanding.
Hardangervidda nature and wildlife centre
This is one of Norway’s largest stone-filled dams. It is one of the main scenic and architectural attractions of the area. The sysen dam is the main water reservoir for Sima Power Station. See how it collect its water from glacier meltwater and rain water. Learn about the system that lays over the entire area to create hydro electric power for 300.000 people in Southern Norway.
This is the tourist information in Ulvik. It is close to the pier. Get any kind of information on transportation, tours and hiking here. Or perhaps just pick up one of the locally produced souvenirs they offer here. The tourist information centre is about 300 yards to the right hand side of the tender pier. See its exact location in the map above.
Tyssevikvegen 9-11, 5730 Ulvik
This hotel is the first thing you will see when you walk onto the pier. This large hotel also offers facilities for cruise guests. Either get a cup of coffee, free w-ifi, taste local products or get a map here at this beautiful hotel.
Promenaden 3, 5730 Ulvik, Norway
The eye-catcher in Ulvik is the white wooden church. It was build in 1859. The first church to be build on the spot was a stave church. The altar chalice, baptismal font and church bells in the present church are all from the 13th century stave church. The church is open when a ship is in port.
Almenningen 1, 5731 Ulvik, 5730 Ulvik, Norway
Next to the tender pier in Ulvik you will find this small harbour. Especially on a sunny day this is a perfect spot to sit down, enjoy the views and activities around you. When the weather permits this is also where you can catch a floatplane tour to see the Norwegian fjords from above.
The area of Ulvik is called the orchard of Norway. It’s fruit has a good reputation all around the world for being so sweet. A lot of the income in Ulvik depend on the fruit production. Therefore you will see fields and fields of plums, pears, apples and cherries when you arrive in Ulvik.
The Ulvik activity centre is where you can rent bicycles and kayaks or simply get a cup of coffee. See the exact location of the activity centre in the map above.
Tyssevikvegen 31, 5730 Ulvik, Norway
There are lots of vikings paths in the area of Ulvik. The most popular is the 2 mile trek going by the cider factory. It is an easy and fun walk. Pick up the map at the tourist information. They provide regular and expert maps.
Close to the dock you will find this centre where you can learn about Olav H. Hauge. He was a famous Norwegian poet. At the centre you will find exhibitions, a library of poetry, poetry workshop, museum shop and cafe. See the exact location on the centre in the map above.
Promenaden 7, 5730 Ulvik, Norway