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Welcome to Nordhordland - a coastal jewel between Bergen and the Sognefjord. *FISHING *OUTDOOR PURSUITS *CULTURE Just a short...
Welcome to Nordhordland - a coastal jewel between Bergen and the Sognefjord. *FISHING *OUTDOOR PURSUITS *CULTURE Just a short bridge-length away from Bergen, is the gateway to Nordhordland - the Nordhordland bridge - the longest pontoon bridge in the world without lateral anchorage. The Nordhordland area consists of a historical coastal, fjord and mountain landscape in which coastal culture and coast-related experiences play a central part. The inner shipping fairway from Bergen to Nordhordland and further north passes through the region, and taking one of the daily Fjord 1 express boats from Bergen to Lygra and/or Vardetangen in Nordhordland is a great way of starting a lovely day trip to the area. Return by express boat in the afternoon. Fedje and Hellisoy Lighthouse - 1 of 15 destinations in the world worth visiting! Fishing, fishing trips, lighthouse safaris, accommodation in the old lighthouse keeper's house, traditional fishermen's style rorbu accommodation, the North Sea Trail. www.fedje.org. Vardetangen - the westernmost point on the Norwegian mainland. Walking map. The Heathland Centre - cultural landscape centre and winner of a UNESCO award dedicated to the preservation of the historical heathland landscape. Guided heathland walks, film and exhibition. Wild sheep broth in the restaurant. Courses, conferences and functions. www.lyngheisenteret.no Western Norway Emigration Center - historical emigration centre at Sletta, featuring buildings brought back from Norwegian America and rebuilt. The centre highlights emigration from Hordaland to the USA in the 19th century. www.utvandringssenter.no. Tjorehagen Rhododendron Garden - a peaceful oasis with hundreds of rhododendrons, exotic shrubs, idyllic paths, birdsong, ponds and a beautiful stone bridge. www.tjorehagen.no Trips lasting one day or several days - we take you through the heathlands with their many drystone walls on your way out to the coastal landscape and on through narrow sounds and channels, up fjords towards tall mountains. Welcome to Nordhordland - you will be many experiences richer.