After leaving Bergen, we drove to our second hotel in Norheimsund on the Hardanger Fjord. We were so happy the hotel had a restaurant because nothing else was open and we were both hungry for dinner. The meal turned out to be the best of the entire trip. We ordered the reindeer fillet because, when are we ever going to get the chance to try reindeer again?
By the time we finished dinner, the sun was going down and we decided to check out the view from the hotel. We stayed up until it was dark hoping to see the northern lights, but a full moon was the next best thing.
Our second day in Norway was especially dark and cloudy, but thankfully it never rained. Since none of the fjord cruises begin running until May, we decided to take a ferry across the Hardangerfjord instead of driving around it. There’s nothing quite like having a view of the fjords from the water.
With so many islands, the only way to get around by car is through ferries and tunnels. We even went through a tunnel that had a roundabout in it. We had fun, though, because it was so different from what we’re used to.
As we got off the car ferry, we began making our way to Langfossen, which is a famous waterfall on the Åkrafjorden. In the past, it has been named one of the top ten most beautiful waterfalls in the world.
When we arrived at the waterfall, however, we were surprised anyone would have given it that title. We didn’t even really feel like taking pictures. But after seeing pictures of it during the summer, we realized how beautiful it truly is. Check out the waterfall in summer!
After we left Langfossen, it was still early in the afternoon. We continued driving until we reached our final destination: Haugesund.