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)

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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.)

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