Eidfjord Cruise Port

Port of Eidfjord: An Overview

Tucked under the granite cliffs of Europe's largest mountain plateau and surrounded by an icy fjord and a river that's fly-fishing heaven for those in search of trout and salmon, this community of 900 residents in Western Norway is yards from the small pier and easily explored in an hour.

The Art Gallery N. Bergslien holds fascinating paintings by Norwegian painter Nils Bergslien (1853-1928), which depict the landscape and daily life of his time, while several shops sell local knitwear and crafts.

Most visitors head for the region's natural wonders, which can be viewed by bus tours, helicopters or an hourlong ride on the "troll train." The Eidfjord (pronounced "Ayd-fjord") tourist office offers information on easy-to-access hiking trails, as well as free Wi-Fi.

Don't Miss

Voringfossen Waterfall: Take a coach or bus tour 30 minutes outside town to the dramatic multi-tiered Voringfossen waterfall, which cascades approximately 600 feet into a stunning granite canyon below. Tours often include a stop at Hardangervidda Nature Center, too, which showcases the flora and fauna of the area, including wild reindeer (stuffed ones). Stop for coffee and waffles at the 19th-century Fossli Hotel overlooking the falls, where famed composer Edvard Grieg once stayed and wrote his Opus 66.

Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Norway's currency is the krone. Credit cards are widely accepted and an ATM can be found a few hundred feet from the pier, by the Coop supermarket just past the tourist office. For current currency conversion figures, visit www.xe.com.

Language

Norwegian is the official language, but English is widely spoken.

For More Information

On the Web: Visit Norway

Cruise Critic Message Boards: Northern Europe & Baltics

IndependentTraveler.com: Norway Travel Guide

--By Kitty Bean Yancey, Cruise Critic contributor

  • Eidfjord: Black Watch
    Jenny Marsden
    This was a sweet little place and we took a ride in the bus which took us up high so that we had a good view of the fjord. We also visited the fiddle museum and had a chat with the owner who was very interesting. ... Read more
  • Eidfjord: Viking Sea
    philw1776
    Full-day to Flåm Long ride thru fascinating under the mountains tunnels to the countryside. Got out to enjoy several waterfalls close up (wet). Fun train ride through the mountains on 2 different era trains. ... Read more
  • Eidfjord: Viking Sky
    Tropicalpunch
    Take the tour as the town is very small and not a lot to do. We went to the nature center and waterfall. Great guide and beautiful scenery. Watch for the goats at the nature center!! ... Read more
  • Eidfjord: Viking Sea
    Kwootton9
    We took the coach/train tour to Flam. The scenery was spectacular. This was one of my faves. ... Read more
  • Eidfjord: Braemar
    Mijem
    Beautiful location once again. Took the road train up the mountain which was a very worthwhile trip. Lovely views of the town and ship. Local people very friendly and helpful. ... Read more
  • Eidfjord: Rotterdam
    knittinggirl
    Eidsfjord - Waterfalls and Waffles - Beautiful scenery - Guide cautioned us at waterfall stop to be very careful, so I stuck to the gift shop instead. No way to see the waterfall without taking a slippery path where one of our group fell. Reported ... Read more
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