Norway - the ultimate nature-based cruise destination


Photo Jørn Hagen

Eidfjord Cruise Port

The fjord and mountain adventure

Finalist - 2018 Seatrade Cruise Awards “Destination of the Year”

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

Vøringsfossen waterfall
Photo Meng Tian

Vøringsfossen waterfall

Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 45-minute stay) Distance: 20 km from port Capacity: unlimited. The Vøringsfossen waterfall is Norways best known and most visited natural attraction. The majestic falls cascade more than 182 meters into the Måbø Valley below. The new view points at Fossli were finished in 2018 and by 2020 the trail and the spectacular bridge crossing over the waterfall should be completed.
Photo Heidi Kvamsdal


Duration: 1.25-2 hours (incl. 15-60-minute stay) Distance: 15 km from port Capacity: 45 The famous mountain farm lies like an eagle`s nest on a mountain ledge 600 m above the Simafjord. “The most inaccessible mountain farm in Norway” has a spectacular view of the fjord.
Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger
Photo Norsk Natursenter

Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger

Duration: 1.5 hours (incl. 1 hour stay) Distance: 7 km from port Capacity: 168 per half hour. Season: all year. Experience centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment – discover the diverse beauty Norwegian nature has to offer. Welcome to our modern cinema with 168 seats where we show the 225 degree panoramic film «Fjord, Mountain and Waterfall» produced by Ivo Caprino.
Taxi to the Kjeåsen mountain farm
Photo: VisitHardangerfjord

Taxi to the Kjeåsen mountain farm

Duration: 1,5 hour. Distance: 12 km. Enjoy a trip by taxi to the Kjeåsen mountain farm, 530m above the Simadalsfjord. The taxi takes you 7 km to Simadal and 5 km up the steep road built in the 1970’s during the construction of the power plant. Half of the road goes through a tunnel with limited lighting. Spectacular views from the top!
In the footsteps of the vikings
Photo: Ravenheart Hardanger

In the footsteps of the vikings

Duration: on request. Distance: 400 meters from port. Capacity: max 35 pax. Season: all year. Are you interested in the daily vikinglife in Hardanger? Do you want to discover more about typical vikingfood, clothes and handcrafts? Ravenheart Hardanger gives you the unique opportunity to experience daily viking life by using all your senses.
Winter adventure with Sense Hardanger
Photo: Meng Tian

Winter adventure with Sense Hardanger

Duration: 4 hours. Distance: 20 km from port. Capacity: 10 - 35 pax. Season: November - March. Sense Hardanger offer fun in the snow, including a light snow shoe hike in the impressive landscape of the Hardangervidda, with a view to the Vøringsfossen waterfall/icefalls. Experience the beauty of the nature close to the largest National park in Norway.

Port Facilities

ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships Yes
Pilot Channel 12
Tidal movement 1 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitations
Maximum number of ships per day in port in port 1 at pier + 1 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 41 55 23 18
Contact person Terje Monsen
Phone +47 41 55 23 18
Mailing Address POB. 74, 5786 Eidfjord
Visiting Address Ostangvegen 23, NO-5783 Eidfjord
Port control
VHF Channel 12
Charts Norwegian chart 118
Emergency channel (VHF)
Medical Emergency Phone 113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel 12
Distance to nearest pilot station 100 nautical miles

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

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

Eidfjord Touristinformation

Mailing Address Ostangvegen 23, NO-5783 Eidfjord
Visiting Address POB. 74, NO-5786 Eidfjord
Phone +47 53 67 34 00
Contact person Marit Stadheim
Phone +47 53 67 34 00
E-mail turistinfo@visiteidfjord.no
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