Norway - the ultimate nature-based cruise destination


Photo Jørn Hagen

Eidfjord Cruise Port

The fjord and mountain adventure

Eidfjord offers a unique natural environment. With large contrasts and short distances you can experience the most and the best that Norway has to offer. Large open spaces and high mountains. Deep valleys and blue-green fjords. Glaciers, mountain lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Our visitors can experience peace and silence in the natural environment in addition to visiting many of our activities and attractions. Eidfjord is the gateway to the Hardangervidda, the largest high mountain plateau in Europe and Norway’s largest national park. Eidfjord opened a new cruise port in 2005 and is able to handle ships up to 350 meters in length. Fjord, mountain & waterfalls – all within a 30 minute drive from Eidfjord.

Attractions & Excursions

Mini concert & introduction of the painter N. Bergslien
Photo: Inger Kristine Riber

Mini concert & introduction of the painter N. Bergslien

Duration: 0,5 hour. Distance: 30m from port. Capacity: 80 – 100 persons. This product has to be booked in advance. Welcome to a Mini Concert and introduction of the painter Nils Bergslien at Galleri N. Bergslien in Eidfjord. The Norwegian pianist Inger - Kristine Riber will perform a short program of Norwegian music combined with an introduction of the local painter which this Gallery is named after.
Flat Earth Adventures
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Flat Earth Adventures

Duration: 2.5-3 hours / Capacity: 8-30 per activity. Distance: 7 km from port (kayaking 300 m from port). The largest outdoor activity center in Hardanger! Paddling instruction for beginners, sea kayak trips, rafting, climbing and white water jump. Fun rafting in July and August. All activities incl. instruction and guide. Mountain bike-/canoe rental. We’ll give you the best of Norwegian Nature!
Hardangervidda Nature Centre Eidfjord
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Hardangervidda Nature Centre Eidfjord

Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 1 hour stay) Distance: 7 km from port Capacity: 168 per half hour. Hardangervidda Nature Centre Eidfjord is an authorized national park centre for the Hardangervidda and a modern and exciting experience center for Norwegian nature, climate and environment. Three floors of exciting exhibitions.
Vøringsfossen waterfall
Photo Jarle Wæhler

Vøringsfossen waterfall

Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 45-minute stay) Distance: 20 km from port Capacity: unlimited The most famous waterfall in Norway is an impressive 182m high, with a free fall of 145m. You’ll find the most exciting and marvelous viewpoint at Fossli Hotel, which also houses a restaurant and a souvenir shop.
Photo Heidi Kvamsdal


Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 30-minute stay). Distance: 30 km from port Capacity: unlimited. Sysendammen is one of Norway`s largest stone-filled dams. The total length of the dam is 1 160 m, and it consists of 3.6 million m³ of stone and moraine. View of the glacier Hardangerjøkulen from the parking lot.
Sima Power Plant
Photo Agurtxane Concellon

Sima Power Plant

Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 1 hour stay) Distance: 7 km from port Capacity: 50 (100 if coordinated) The power plant is one of the biggest hydroelectric power plants in Europe, 700 m inside the mountain. The station hall is 200 m long, 20 m wide and 40 m high. The guided tour includes a film about the construction of the power station as well as a visit inside the mountain to the station hall.

Port Facilities

ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Channel 16
Tidal movement 1 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitations
Maximum number of ships per day in port 1 at pier + 2 at anchor
Maximum number of passengers per day in port 4000
Environmental limitations/restrictions Normal care of environment
Other Port ice free all year

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length 350 m
Draft 10.75 m
Air draft 55 m
Beam None


Available Yes
Pontoons Yes
Tugboat No

Port Services

Bunkers No
Supplies Yes, by agent
Waste handling Yes, to be ordered 24 h in advance
Fresh water Yes
Waste water method None
Other Fresh water supply at pier
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Eidfjord

Phone +47 53 67 34 00
Contact person Terje Monsen / cruise@visiteidfjord.no
Mailing Address POB. 74, 5786 Eidfjord
Visiting Address Ostangvegen 1, NO-5783 Eidfjord
Port control
Charts Norwegian chart 118
Emergency channel (VHF)
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel 16
Distance to nearest pilot station

Buses Yes, to be ordered in advance
Taxi Yes, but limited.
Shopping 50 - 200 m
Tax refund Yes, at tourist office if booked in advance
Distances - airport 150 km / Bergen Airport Flesland
Distance to city centre 50 - 200 m


Crew service center at the Pier. Both phone booths
and PCs will be available exclusively for the cruise ship crew.

Free use of wireless broadband to the whole port zone, included visiting ships.
Beach volleyball 30m from pier
Bicycle/canoe rental (June  15th to September 15th) at the Tourist Information Centre


Mailing Address Ostangvegen 1, NO-5783 Eidfjord
Visiting Address POB. 74, NO-5786 Eidfjord
Phone +47 53 67 34 00
Contact person
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