Self-driving the 193 miles (311km) from Norway's capital city to the town of Eidfjord on the northeastern edge of the striking Hardangerfjord is the most popular option for travelers looking to explore with flexibility along the route.
Flying into the fjord city of Bergen and driving from there or hiring a private driver are also options for reaching Eidfjord. The village and surrounding area is an outdoor lover's haven, with numerous opportunities for hiking and exploring the amazing scenery on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau.
Summer is a great time to go fishing in the fjord, and take a day trip to trek the well-known Trolltunga (troll's tongue). Marvel at the famous Vøringsfossen waterfall and visit the Kjeåsen Mountain Farm.
This 8-day itinerary is a great resource for things to do on the route leading from Oslo to Eidfjord and the Hardangerfjord.
Duration: 6-8 hours
Driving directly on the shortest route will have travelers spending just under five hours to reach Eidfjord, however, it's wise to allow for extra time to explore along the way. Drivers will leave the city of Oslo going north on E16 to Rv7 at the town of Hønefoss. Stay on Rv7 the rest of the way to reach Eidfjord for a straightforward journey, passing by the mountain town of Geilo, nestled between two national parks, Hallingskarvet National Park and Hardangervidda National Park.
For those with a bit of extra time, you can take a little bit longer of a route (one hour). Take E18 leaving the city and veer onto E134 in Drammen. Then, you'll drive onto Fv40, passing by the Trillemarka-Rollagsfjell Nature Reserve, popular for hiking and biking. This road connects to Rv7 in Geilo where you'll continue the rest of the route to Eidfjord.
By Train and Bus
Duration: 8.5 hours
The Bergen scenic railway (line 41) can be taken from Oslo to Voss (a five-hour ride) and then ride the line 945 to Bu Terminal for 45-minutes before switching to the line 991 bus for a 15-minute ride to Eidfjord.
By Plane and Car
Duration: 4-6 hours
A quick 55-minute flight will have you landing in Bergen to pick up a rental car and make the scenic three-hour ride to the village of Eidfjord. It's suggested to leave extra time as the drive has plenty of places to stop along the way and admire mountains, fjords, and waterfalls. Check out this article for more information on how to get from Bergen to Eidfjord.