"Hiking bus" from Aurlandsdalen

With the «Hiking bus» it is easy to get back to Flåm and Aurland from Vassbygdi or Geiteryggen. From the bus you can see lakes, rocks and valleys, farms and remnants from earlier days. The bus passes through Aurlandsvangen, the community center in Aurland, and also drives by the Turlidfossen waterfall. The drive goes along the beautiful Aurlandsfjord, where the old farm Otternes is situated underneath the mountains. Otternes is a colleciton of 27 old buildings. Note! The “Hiking bus” is popular, and on some days and for some part of the trip it may be necessary to get an extra bus. In those cases you may have to wait for some time before the extra bus is in place. Other distances If you wish to take the "hiking bus" on other distances, for example Vassbygdi - Geiteryggen,  you find this possibility under the trip "Hiking bus to Aurlandsdalen". About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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"Hiking bus" to Aurlandsdalen

The «hiking bus» takes you from Flåm, Aurland or Vassbygdi to Østerbø or Geiteryggen, which are great starting points for hikes in the Aurlandsdalen valley. On the drive from Flåm to Aurlandsdalen, you drive in beautiful scenery. First you drive along the magnificent Aurlandsfjord, where the old farm Otternes is situated at the foot of the mountains. Otternes consists of a collection of 27 old buildings. The bus drives through Aurlandsvangen, the community center in Aurland, and also pass the Turlidfossen waterfall before the bus goes on to Vassbygdi, a traditional farming community and a start and stop point for hiking routes in the Aurlandsdalen valley. If you take the bus further up the valley, you will see more of the magnificent scenery. Lakes, rocks, valleys and cultural treasures such as old farms and dairy farms. The lush valley gradually changes to mountain landscape as you move further up. The Aurlandsdalen valley is wild and beatiful, rich in experiences from high mountain terrain to abundant, lively valleys. This is a meeting place for mighty mountains, roaring waterfalls, quiet lakes and lush valleys with herbs, forests and fantastic historic landscapes. In this long valley you can hike for days in both directions with overnight stays in tourist cabins, or you can take shorter hikes combines with a bus trip. The old road between eastern and western Norway curls through the valley, an important transport and travelling way in earlier days. Along this route you find remnants that tells the story about a rich farming life in the past. Note! The “hiking bus” is popular, and on some days and for some part of the trip it may be necessary to get an extra bus. In those cases you may have to wait for some time before the extra bus is in place. Other distances If you wish to take the "hiking bus" on other distances,  you find other options under the trip "Hiking bus from Aurlandsdalen". For more information about hiking routes, accomodation, etc., see www.sognefjord.no. About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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A taste of Ryfylke

Jørpeland - Hjelmeland - Tau - Jørpeland. On this trip you travel by bus along National Scenic Route Ryfylke from Jørpeland via Tau to Hjelmeland. At Hjelmeland you have time to explore the village and its attractions. We recommend a hike to Hjelmen. This is an easy hike that takes about 1 hour, and from the top you will have a magnificent view over Hjelmeland the the Ryfylke fjords. Bring a packed lunch and enjoy it at the top! If you would like to see some more of Hjelmeland we recommend the walking route "Skulp-turen" (the sculpture tour). It starts at Sande, and among the things you will see is the world’s largest “Jærstol” - a type of chair typical of the area, a World War II memorial and several sculptures, before you end the trip on top of the Hjelmen mountain. On a fine summer day it’s great to go swimming at the beach at Sande. You can relax and let the children play on the beach or climb the huge “Jærstol”. Hjelmeland has a spa hotel. At Spa-Hotell Velvære you can enjoy a massage or a visit in the baths. At the hotel you can also enjoy a nice lunch or dinner. From Hjelmeland you go back to Tau with express boat and from Tau to Jørpeland by bus. Departure from: Jørpeland church About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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AFTERNOON TRIP TO ULVIK

Eidfjord - Ulvik - Granvin - Eidfjord. Travel to Ulvik, a village at the corner of the Hardangerfjord, situated between steep and snowclad mountains. Walk along the fruit- and ciderroute, visit the Olav H. Hauge Centre, or simply just enjoy the calmness of the village. In Ulvik you will find the only fruit- and ciderroute in Norway, with three independent farmers professionally producing apple cider and other tasty farmyard produce. Take a lyrical stroll in the Olav H. Hauge Centre or just wander around in the village. Do some exploring on a bike or from a kayak on the fjord. Visit the Tourist Information for additional recommendations. While you are there, remember to browse at the locally produced products which are available for purchase. Read more about Ulvik HERE Departure from: centre of Eidfjord About out trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Tours are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the tour is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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BARONIET ROSENDAL MANOR & GARDENS

Leirvik - Rosendal - Leirvik. On the bus and boat journey through the coastal landscape of Sunnhordland you will experience a magnificent variety in the landscape that is hard to describe in words. Turen gjev deg sanseopplevingar for auge, lukt, sinn og skinn. The geology changes from the open island landscape to narrower fjords and majestic mountains. At Rosendal, enjoy the beauty of the nature that surrounds the manor, one of the smallest manor houses in the Nordic region. The wonderful rose garden is ideal for recreation and rest. During the summer, a variety of concerts and other cultural events take place at Rosendal. You can choose to go on a round trip (available Monday – Saturday) or a one way trip (available every day). If you need to stay the night, you must arrange this separately. Departure from: Leirvik quay About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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Coastline, fjords and mountains in Ryfylke

Stavanger - Sauda - Stavanger. This trip goes by express boat and bus from Stavanger to Sauda (Monday-Thursday) or by express boat direct to Sauda (Friday and Sunday). The trip starts at Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger and goes through the fjords to Sauda. Sauda offers varius activities for people of all ages. The town is surrounded by hundreds of mountains – low and high. So anyone can find a hike that is suitable. The hikes are marked and several of them starts from Sauda town center. On a hot summer day it is possible to cool down on one of the many small beaches along the Sauda fjord or in a lake. In Sauda there is also an indoor heated swimming pool. In the summer you can also use an outdoor water slide, jumping pool, a children’s pool and a recreational area. At Allmannajuvet, along National Scenic Route Ryfylke towards Saudafjellet, there is an open café and guiding in the mines in the summer. Here you can see magnificent architecture and learn about the history of the mines. In Sauda town center you can go shopping in more than 30 shops of all kinds, and you can enjoy a meal in a café or restaurant. Åbøbyen, which are some of the best preserved workers’ quarters from the period when power-intensive industry was established in Norway, is an excellent area for a stroll. Visit the industry worker museum and see how the workers used to live. Sauda also offers activities like kayaking, bicycling and climbing. Visit the local tourist office to get some tips on what you can do to make the most of your visit to Sauda. The trip back to Stavanger takes place with bus and boat (Monday – Thursday) or with a direct express boat (Friday – Sunday). Departure from: Stavanger boat terminal (Fiskepirterminalen) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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Evening cruise in the Florø archipelago

Florø quay - Florø quay. Join in on an evening cruise in the Florø archipelago on board the local boat. This trip takes you island hopping from Florø to many of the charming islands surrounding the coastal town. On board the boat you can relax in comfortable chairs and enjoy the incredible views passing by.  If you want a more energizing experience, head out to the open deck and feel the wind through your hair. The public boat transport is very important for the local community. Most of the islands have no road connections and the boat binds the communities together by transporting passengers, mail and groceries. You’ll sail past numerous islands, including Batalden, Kinn and Reksta. The boat stops where there are deliveries to be made or passengers to pick up. The round trip lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes. Spotting wildlife is a common sight in the area so remember to keep your eyes open and your camera ready. Departure from: Florø quay (kai) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Experience charming Skudeneshavn

Haugesund – Skudeneshavn - Haugesund. This trip goes to Skudeneshavn. A beautiful and charming city on the southernmost tip of the island Karmøy. The town history dates back to the 19th century when herring harvests and shipping was central. A visit to the museum at Mælandsgården (summer open) gives you an introduction to the town’s history in authentic surroundings.  An impressive collection of objects that reflects the history is to be found at the museum. One of the most unique aspects of Skudeneshavn is the great atmosphere. One of the reasons for that is the old Skudeneshavn, which is one of the most well-kept old towns in Europe. The old town consist of white wooden houses, boathouses, narrow streets and beautiful backyards. Make sure to stroll around, embrace the atmosphere, explore the narrow streets and backyards, and have a coffee and a Norwegian waffle at a local café. In addition to great history and beautiful architecture, Skudeneshavn offers beautiful areas for a walk, beaches and a lovley harbour. Departure from: Haugesund bus terminal, track 6 About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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EXPERIENCE LEIRVIK AND STORD

Haugesund - Leirvik - Haugesund. This trip goes from Haugesund to Leirvik at Stord Island, which is the regional center in Sunnhordland, a region described as fresh, genuine and exciting, with a return to Haugesund. Between Haugesund city center and Leirvik town center, there is a beautiful drive through Sveio, crossing a spectacular suspension bridge over the Digernessundet with great views to Siggjo and the entrance to the Sunnhordlands basin. In Leirvik you can wander around in a charming center with exciting shops, cafes, restaurants, art gallery and museum. If you want to walk to the top of Siggjo you can take bus no. 800 from Stord City hall to Stokka in Siggjarvåg. Siggjo has always been an important sailing mark visible from long distances.  The mountain is a popular walk destination. Thousands of people visit Siggjo every year. Read more about Siggjo here. From Leirvik center you can take a boat to Sunde, Rubbestadneset or Skånevik. Note! Bus to Stokka or boat to Sunde, Rubbestadneset or Skånevik is not included in this Travel like the locals trip. Tickets must be purchased separately. (Can be purchased on the bus/boat.) After a day with adventurous experiences in Sunnhordland you return to Haugesund by bus. Departure from: Haugesund bus terminal/Flotmyr terminal, track 3 About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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EXPLORE HARDANGERVIDDA MOUNTAIN PLATEAU

Eidfjord - Dyranut - Eidfjord. Travel by bus from Eidfjord to the highest point on Hardangervidda. This plateau is the largest in Northern-Europe, and consists of a National Park of 3422 km2. The vast mountain plateau offers hiking opportunities and fantastic scenery. You reach Dyranut after approximately 40 minutes. Dyranut, 1245 masl, is the highest point on Highway 7, and is an excellent starting point for hiking and fishing. Visit Dyranut Mountain Lodge for information, rent a canoe/boat or buy a fishing licence (remember to bring your own fishing equipment). You will find a cozy café at the lodge where you can enjoy a meal made by with local ingredients. The café is open from 01 June until 15 September, from 10:00 - 20:00. Departure from: centre of Eidfjord About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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EXPLORE THE HARDANGERFJORD

Voss - Odda - Rosendal - Norheimsund - Voss. Travel along the famous Hardangerfjord and on the Norwegian Scenic Route of Hardanger. Enjoy the views from the bus as it passes fjords, mountains and waterfalls, and the crossing of the Hardanger Bridge, which is among the longest suspension bridges in the world. Odda, a scenic place set by the fjord, will be your first stop on your travel. Stretch your legs and choose from a variety of activities, such as a culture walk or a hike along the river. Visit the Tourist Information. Rosendal is a village surrounded by majestic mountains. Visit the Folgefonna Centre, a visitor centre which offers interactive exhibitions of the National Park. Baroniet Rosendal, the smallest “palace” in Scandinavia, is also worth exploring. A bus will take you from Rosendal to Årsnes, then a ferry crossing to Gjermundshamn, and a rest at Mundheim (toilet facilities). Enjoy the peace and quiet. The last leg goes through the town of Norheimsund, and along the idyllic Hardangerfjord towards Voss. Departure from: Voss Station About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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EXPLORING THE FOLGEFONN PENINSULA

Rosendal - Odda - Utne - Jondal - Mundheim - Rosendal. This excursion from Rosendal takes you by bus along the fjord, past Ænes and the beautiful Furebergfossen falls, through the Folgefonna Tunnel, to the old industrial town of Odda. We’ll pause in fjordside Odda before continuing our trip along the Sørfjord, an arm of the Hardangerfjord. Our journey to Utne passes farms, orchards and the steep mountainsides below the Folgefonna National Park. The charming village is dominated by Utne Hotel, which dates back to 1722. We continue along the fjord to the village of Jondal, through charming hamlets and past slate-roofed farmhouses. We stop briefly in Jondal, which calls itself “the national park village”, before crossing the Hardangerfjord by ferry to Tørvikbygd. On the other side we head seawards along the fjord, stopping a while at Mundheim, before changing buses to Gjermundshamn. En route, you will see the high mountains near the Folgefonna glacier. A ferry takes us across the Hardangerfjord to Årsnes via the island of Varaldsøy, for the final drive back to Rosendal. Departure from: Rosendal kai (quay) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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Fjord safari in Ryfylke

Stavanger- Sand - Stavanger. This trip goes by express boat from Fiskepirterminalen in Stavanger through the fjords to Sand. In Sand you have some time to experience the community. We recommend a visit to Laksestudio (salmon studio) and Høsebura (Høse bridge), and a visit to the Ryfylke museum for some good stories. Enjoy excellent food and views at Ryfylke Fjordhotel or Fargeriet Kafé, If you would like to do a hike, Sand harbour is the starting point for a round trip by Høsebrua. The hike is 5 kilometers long and takes about 1 hour. During the trip with the express boat you have close contact with the magnificent nature through the panorama windows, and you come very close to the sea. The trip back to Stavanger goes by express boat from Sand quay. Departure from: Stavanger boat terminal (Fiskepirterminalen) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.    

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GOURMET TRIP TO BEKKJARVIK

Leirvik - (Hufthamar) - Bekkjarvik - Leirvik. The boat trip from Leirvik to Bekkjarvik is a voyage in the coastal landscape of Sunnhordland. During the trip you can enjoy the magnificent scenery and a smell of sea in the air, until you debark at Bekkjarvik. At Bekkjarvik you find Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri – a small gem that warmly welcomes you. Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri is famous for its excellent kitchen based on fresh and local ingredients. The chefs Ørjan and Arnt Johannessen are widely acclaimed for their cooking skills. Ørjan won gold in Bocuse d´Or Lyon 2015 and Arnt has received the highest recognition presented by the guild of Norwegian chefs, “Chef of the Year”, in 2014. At Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri you will be served a meal you will never forget! The hosts warmly welcome you and can also show you some nice walking paths with splendid views if you would like a walk after the meal. Departure from: Leirvik quay Note! For some return departures you must book the boat by calling +47 916 81 273 or +47 916 81 239 no later than 20 minutes before the departure time. Prices for Monday - Friday differs from prices for Sunday due to different travel routes. About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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HISTORIC HALSNØY AND SKÅNEVIK

Rosendal - Husnes - Sæbøvik/Halsnøy - Skånevik - Utåker - Rosendal. This excursion explores the outer parts of the scenic Hardangerfjord. The bus drive takes you from Rosendal to Husnes, which has some interesting ceramic installations by Kjell Nupen, and where you can stroll besides Lake Opsangervatnet. You change buses and drive through a subsea tunnel to the village of Sæbøvik on Halsnøy island. We suggest a walk in the cosy village and a look at the marina, perhaps stopping for pastries at the bakery. Our bus ride continues to the ruins of Halsnøy Abbey, founded by the Augustine Order in the 12th century. Guided tours are offered June–August. From Halsnøy Abbey, there is a mile-long walk to Ranavik båtkai (quay), from which the express boat will take you to Skånevik. This charming village with its old wooden houses hosts an annual blues festival in early July. Here, too, is a popular bakery. You can also visit the little islet of Peparen or Norsk Motormuseum (open mid-June until mid-August, Tuesday-Friday, 11:00-16:00). The final leg of our excursion comprises a ferry crossing from Skånevik to Utåker, and a bus ride along the fjord back to Rosendal. Departure from: Rosendal kai (quay) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Tours are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the tour is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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History, culture and nature in Stavanger

Ullandhaug Tower, Iron Age Farm, Swords in rock (Sverd i fjell). On this tour you will visit three great attractions in the Stavanger area. The tour starts with a bus trip from Stavanger city centre to Tjodveien bus stop situated in the road Folkeviseveien. From Folkeviseveien you walk to the Ullandhaug Tower. Ullandhaug Tower is a 64 meters high telecommunications tower on a hill 135 meters above sea level. From here, you have a splendid view of Stavanger, Ryfylke and the northern part of Jæren. "Harald's Cairn", built in 1896 in memory of the battle of Hafrsfjord, was situated here until World War II when it was torn down. Today, remaining marble blocks from “Harald’s Cairn” are placed in a circle beside the Ullandhaug tower. After the visit to Ullandhaug Tower you walk back to Ullandhaugveien and follow this road until you reach Madlamarkveien. Take a left and follow the Madlamarkveien to the Iron Age Farm (Jernaldergården). You can buy a ticket for the Iron Age Farm at the visitor centre. The visitor centre, with a café and exhibitions, is open every Sunday all year and every day in the summer period, from approx. 22nd June – 18th August. (Period corresponds to the schools’ summer holiday). The Iron Age farm is a reconstructed farmstead from the Migration period (350-550 AD) and is operated as an open-air museum. The three houses have equipment and domestic utensils, and fire is burning on the original fireplaces. If you are lucky, you can get a taste of food cooked on the fireplace. After the visit to the Iron Age Farm you continue on foot along Madlamarkveien until you reach Kong Haralds gate on the left. Follow this street to Snorres gate and further on to Madlaveien and then 2oo meters towards the left, where you will see the national monument Swords in rock (Sverd i fjell). This was where Harald Fairhair united Norway into one kingdom in 872. The monument consists of three swords that are inserted into the grown. They symbolize peace, unity and freedom. The hilts of the Viking swords are taken from swords found in different parts of the country. The monument was made by Fritz Røed (1928-2002) and was unveiled by King Olav in 1983. The total walking distance from the Ullandhaug tower via the Iron Age Farm to Swords in rock is approx. 2 km. When you are ready to return to Stavanger city centre, you take a bus from Madlaveien, from the bus stop Madlaleiren. Departure from: Stavanger bus stop 8 (Jernbaneveien/Klongsgata intersection) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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Island Hopping to Lindøy and Langøy

Stavanger – Lindøy – Langøy – Stavanger. Experience one of the most popular recreational areas in the Ryfylke archipelago, and one of Stavanger’s most splendid hiking areas. Easily accessible with express boat from Stavanger. Monday – Friday the trip goes to Lindøy først and then to Langøy. Saturdays and Sundays you visit Langøy first and then Lindøy. See the itinerary. Experience Lindøy From the pier in Nordvik at Lindøy, walk past the former school building, once established to help raise troubled boys. The island is slightly hilly and covered in forest with rocky shores facing the Høgsfjord. This is a popular leisure boat area. Continue to Sørvik where there are toilets, climbing jungle in the forest and a shelter in Lille Varmekro. Continue through the forest until reaching the top at Høgstahaug (30 m a.s.l.) where you can enjoy the magnificent view. Just below the top, is the path Kjærlighetsstien (love path) and a bench called Ja-benken (the “yes bench”). Here you may take a break before returning to the pier. This hike is approx. 3,5 km long and will take approx. 1 hour. Experience Langøy Langøy is situated east of Lundsneset, Hundvåg, or west of Vassøy. Langøy is a narrow and long island with a rocky shoreline, crags, trees and heathland. There are a few people living on the south end of the island. However, most of the island is a recreational area. Upon arrival at Langøy, follow the graveled path and the sign leading into the forest. From here the path is marked. Continue over the farm courtyard, into the forest and up some stairs. The largest moor of heather opens itself to you in Stavanger’s third largest recreational area. Continue to the top, then back via winding paths, blocks of stone and ocean polished shores. You stroll back via the farm path and to the courtyard, returning to the pier. This hike is 2.8 km long and will take approx. 1 hour. Departure from: Stavanger boat terminal (Fiskepirterminalen) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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ISLAND-HOPPING IN THE HARDANGERFJORD

Rosendal - Sunde - Leirvik - Våge - Gjermundshamn - Rosendal. From the village of Rosendal, our excursion starts with a drive along the Hardangerfjord to Husnes and Sunde, and from there by express boat to Leirvik, the main town on the island of Stord. You’ll have time to explore the friendly town centre and perhaps visit Sunnhordland Museum, situated a 10-minute walk from the quay. From Leirvik we continue by bus to Våge on Tysnesøya, the largest island in the municipality of Tysnes. We suggest a visit to Galleri Elisabeth or lunch at Mandelhuset. “Tysnes” and many other place names refer to the old Norse gods. We cross Tysnesøya, pass Lundegrend, and cross the Lukksund bridge to Ølve and Gjermundshamn on the mainland. Then we take the ferry to Årsnes on the other side of the fjord before driving back to Rosendal. During much of this trip you can enjoy magnificent views of the Hardangerfjord and the towering mountains, with glimpses of the distant Folgefonna glacier. Departure from: Rosendal kai (quay) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Tours are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the tour is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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One way Nigardsbreen - Sogndal

Nigardsbreen - Breheimsenteret - Gaupne - Sogndal. This trip takes you from Nigardsbreen glacier or Breheimsenteret glacier center to Sogndal. The bus drives through the spectacular Jostedalen valley via Gaupne and past the small communities Marifjøra, Solvorn and Hafslo back to Sogndal. Departure from: Nigardsbreen glacier or Breheimsenteret glacier center About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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One way Sogndal - Nigardsbreen glacier

Sogndal - Gaupne - Breheimsenteret - Nigardsbreen This trip goes from Sogndal to Jostedalen, with Breheimsenteret glacier center and the Nigardsbreen glacier. In Jostedalen you come close to the glacier and the mighty landscape in the national park. On the way to Jostedalen, the bus drives along the quiet, beautiful Lustrafjord, which is approx. 40 kilometers long. The fjord is surrounded by high and steep mountains, and from the moutains several high waterfalls end up in the fjord. The most famous waterfall is the Feigefossen. Along the route, the bus passes a number of small fjord communities like Hafslo, Solvorn and Marifjøra. From Gaupne the bus drives through the spectacular Jostedalen valley. At Breheimsenteret glacier center you will find a tourist information, a lunch restaurant and you can learn about the Jostedalsbreen glacier and the national park, and about glaciology and the climate. Jostedalsbreen glacier is the larges glacier on the European mainland and it covers 500 square kilometers. The gigantic mass of ice covers mountain tops as well as deep valleys, and its mighty arms of blue ice reaches down towards the Sognefjord. Jostedalen offers numerous activities. The most spectacular experience is a glacier hike with experienced guides in the spring and throughout the summer. The most famouse glacier is the Nigardsbreen glacier, where there are daily tour – short or long. There are also possibilities for kayaking, rafting and mountain hiking. You can choose whether you will make a stop at Breheimsenteret glacier center or if you will go directly to Nigardsbreen. If you choose to make a stop at Breheimsenteret, you take the bus at 11.25 on to Nigardsbreen. For more information about activities, accomodation, etc., see www.jostedal.com and www.sognefjord.no. Departure from: Sogndal bus station About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Rennesøy with Rennesøyhodnet mountain

Stavanger - Rennesøy - Stavanger. The tour starts with bus from Stavanger and takes you through two subsea tunnels before arriving at Rennesøy. The community centre at Rennesøy is Vikevåg. On this tour you have the opportunity to do a hike to Rennesøyhodnet mountain. Rennesøyhodnet lies in the middle of the Ryfylke islands and provides a magnificent view in all directions. From the 234 meters high top you will gaze over well-kept farms and - to the north - the swaying heathlands. The starting point for the hike to Rennesøyhodnet is Hegglandslia in Østhusvik. You take the bus to Hegglandslia, when possible. (Close to the tomato packing plant on the outskirts of the village Østhusvik.) At the starting point you will find boards with maps of the area. If you get off the bus at Østhusvik village center, you will find boards with maps here as well. And you will have a nice walk through the village in addition to the hike. The hike is relatively easy and goes both in the terrain and on a newly established hiking track (work in progress). There may be wet patches along the route, so make sure to wear sturdy footwear. The hike is approx. 2,5 km each way and takes about 1 hour each way. On your way down you go to the crossroads by the tomato packing plant (200 m from Hegglandslia) and wait for the bus. On Sundays you may choose to end the tour by walking to østhusvik village center and have dinner at “Fjordterrassen” at Fjordbris Hotell. Departure from:  Stavanger bus stop 24 (Olav 5 Gate) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.  

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Round trip from Florø to Svanøy

Florø - Svanøy - Florø. This trip takes you to Svanøy, known as the pearl of Sunnfjord. Svanøy is a verdant island with a fascinating history. From Florø, the local boat sails through a magnificent landscape to the bay of Svanøy, Svanøybukt. Svanøybukt is popular with locals and holidaymakers alike. Historic Svanøy Hovedgård is just 10 minutes walk from Svanøybukt. In its time, the manor house has been home to both aristocrats and bishops. 5 km beyond her is Norsk Hjortesenter – the Norwegian Deer Centre, a national centre of expertise on the red deer, where you can experience the deer at close quarters! In Svanøybukt, you`ll find a general store and an inn. You can get a free map of the island and hire bikes at the general store. Cycling around this verdant island is a fantastic experience. Why not ring +47 57 74 00 29 to reserve a bike in advance? Next to the general store is the inn, Svanøy Kro, where you can enjoy vension or salmon burgers made locally using ingredients sourced from the area. Departure from: Florø quay (kai) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

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Round trip from Florø to the saga island of Kinn

Florø quay - Kinn - Florø quay. This trip takes you with the local ferry from Florø to the beautiful, green saga island of Kinn. Let yourself be captivated by the island, its history and the beautiful scenery. When you disembark on Kinn, follow the road to the right to Kinn Church, one of the oldest stone churches in Norway. Restoration work means that the church is closed in 2019, but it is still a striking sight far out where the fjord meets the sea. The walk to the church takes approx. 30 minutes along a 1 km gravel road. From Kinn Church, you can walk towards the towering mountain cleft in two: Kinnaklova. And if you dare, you can climb it to enjoy the view. Use the same waymarked path up and down Kinnaklova, following it through the ravine. This path will take you back to the quay where the local ferry moors. The walk around the island is 4 km and takes about 2 hours. Note! You must telephone the boat before 14.30 to say that you want to be picked up from Kinn. The telephone number for the boat can be found in the passenger shelter at the quay. Departure from: Florø quay (kai) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.

Round trip from Førde to the saga island of Kinn

Førde - Florø - Kinn - Florø - Førde. This trip starts with a bus trip from Førde to Florø, then takes you with the local ferry from Florø to the beautiful, green saga island of Kinn. Let yourself be captivated by the island, its history and the beautiful scenery. When you disembark on Kinn, follow the road to the right to Kinn Church, one of the oldest stone churches in Norway. Restoration work means that the church is closed in 2019, but it is still a striking sight far out where the fjord meets the sea. The walk to the church takes approx. 30 minutes along a 1 km gravel road. From Kinn Church, you can walk towards the towering mountain cleft in two: Kinnaklova. And if you dare, you can climb it to enjoy the view. Use the same waymarked path up and down Kinnaklova, following it through the ravine. This path will take you back to the quay where the local ferry moors. The walk around the island is 4 km and takes about 2 hours. Note! You must telephone the boat before 14.30 to say that you want to be picked up from Kinn. The telephone number for the boat can be found in the passenger shelter at the quay. From Florø, the trip back to Førde goes by bus. Departure from: Florø quay (kai) About our trips This is a “Travel like the locals” tour. The tours use public transport, i.e. regular buses, ferries and boats, but we have done the planning for you so that you can concentrate on enjoying your trip. You travel on your own - there is no guide or tour leader. On most of our tours you must change several times between different buses/ferries/boats, and it is up to you to make sure you catch your connections – truly travelling like a local! (The tours are set up so that the buses, ferries and boats connect.) Trips are not available for booking on public holidays and during holiday periods such as Easter and Christmas due to deviations in the timetables. The timetable shown is valid for the periods when the trip is bookable. Click here to see our Terms and Conditions.