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Ulvik Hardanger

Photo:Reinhold Kaeger

Ulvik Cruise Port

The pearl of Hardanger

In Ulvik tourism has been a permanent fixture of daily life for more than 150 years. The warm summers, the tranquillity and lush nature have attracted holidaymakers for generations. Ulvik offers an active holiday with a number of outdoor activities. Folklore performances, farm visits and excursions by coach and fjord cruisers are also included in our shorex menu. Ulvik and Hardanger, being the orchard of Norway, are famous for the fruit blossom in May. From July and until late October we harvest sweet cherries, plums, pears and apples. Why not take a stroll through the compact village centre where you will find public services, shops, hotels and cafes as well as different exhibitions of arts and crafts.

Attractions & Excursions

The Olav H. Hauge Centre – literary museum
Photo Ingvil Skeie Ljones

The Olav H. Hauge Centre – literary museum

In Ulvik the Nynorsk Kultursentrum is now establishing a research and visitor centre presenting the life amd poetry of one of the most important Norwegian poets, Olav H. Hauge (1908-1994). His works have been translated into more than 25 languages.
“A taste of Hardangerfjord”
Photo Hardanger sider&saft factory

“A taste of Hardangerfjord”

A half-day excursion from the Port of Ulvik or the Port of Eidfjord. 4 hrs. The guided tour by coach to the Hardanger Juice & Cider Factory offers a taste of cider, apple juice and local traditional food, including a guided introduction and history of how the cider and juice is made in Hardanger. Distance from port: 3 km. Capacity: 90.
Ulvik Church
Photo Ulvik Tourist Office

Ulvik Church

is the third in the line of churches in Ulvik. Consecrated in 1859, the interior was decorated in traditional decorative floral style in 1923 by local artist Lars Osa. Church concerts and organ recitals are offered.
Hjeltnes Horticultural College
Photo RHF

Hjeltnes Horticultural College

is the oldest farming school in Norway, founded in 1901. The lovely gardens have a wide range of flowers, rare trees and bushes. It also has a herb garden and many old apple species.


and its two narrow mountain valleys, rivers and waterfalls are known for their unique flora and offer a unique experience to walkers, hikers and photographers.
The Hjadlane Gallery of Modern Art
Photo Hjadlane

The Hjadlane Gallery of Modern Art

presents various exhibitions throughout the year by local artists and often based on a theme of nature or impressions from a journey or an event. Distance from port: 12 km.

Port Facilities

ISPS approved Yes
Designated quays for cruise ships No
Pilot Channel 16
Tidal movement 0.5-1.0 m
Ship tenders allowed Yes
Ships stay minimum/maximum No limitations
Maximum number of ships per day in port No limitation
Maximum number of passengers per day in port 4.000
Environmental limitations/restrictions No

Maximum Ship Dimensions

Length No limitations
Draft No limitation
Air draft 55 m
Beam No - NB Airdraft new bridge 55 m


Available Yes
Pontoons No
Tugboat No

Port Services

Bunkers No
Supplies No
Waste handling No
Fresh water No
Waste water method No
Are the port facilities according to Cruise Norway's quality guidelines? Yes


Port of Ulvik

Phone +47 56 52 61 05
Contact person Georg Angell Hansen
Mailing Address Brakanes Hotel, NO-5730 Ulvik
Visiting Address Brakanes Hotel, NO-5730 Ulvik
Port control
Charts Norwegian charts 117-118
Emergency channel (VHF) Local surgery. +47 56 52 70 40, channel 16
Medical Emergency Phone113
Pilot channel (VHF) Channel 16
Distance to nearest pilot station

Buses NO
Taxi YES
Shopping 200 m from pier area
Tax refund Not available
Distances - airport 157 km to Bergen Airport Flesland
Distance to city centre 200 m

Full service hotel by the tender pier

- free Wi-Fi


Mailing Address Tyssevikvegen 9-11, NO-5730 Ulvik
Visiting Address Postboks 93, N0-5730 Ulvik
Phone +47 56 52 62 80
Contact person Vibeke Korsnes
Phone +47 56 52 62 80
E-mail ulvik.turistkontor@outlook.com
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