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Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

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Kent, UK
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Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

We have a day in Eidfjord on our P & O cruise aboard the Oriana next month. The ship has suggested various scenic drives and boat trips.

We would prefer to organise our own excursions and are open to suggestions about locally sourced trips or, indeed, to hear of fellow forum-users experiences. Any indications of costings would be useful too!

Many thanks!

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1. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

Eidfjord is a tiny village, there is not much to do except going on scenic drives and boat trips. The most famous attraction is the drive up the scenic Måbødalen and the waterfall Vøringsfossen. It is possible to do it in a taxi, but ti would cost you more than participating on an organized excursion.

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2. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

Agree with Iverh:

Eidfjord is a small village, Måbødalen/Vøringsfossen is the main attraction but some 15 km from the sea, so bus is best/cheapests.

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3. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

Hi There, We are on this cruise also!

We are not sure to take the excursions or should we make our own way round, if you get a reply would be great to hear any suggestions. :o)

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4. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

If you want to go to the waterfall an excursion is probably cheapest. If you want to stay in the village you can go on your own.

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5. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

Hi,

Perhaps this website will help you decide what to do on your day in Eidfjord: www.visiteidfjord.no/default.asp…

Have a great trip!

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6. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

Hi We are also on this cruise..great site here for research and decisions!

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7. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

We will be coming to Eidfjord on July 29 via the Ocean Princess and would like to know what you did when you were in Eidfjord

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8. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

We will be coming to Eidfjord on July 29 via the Ocean Princess and would like to know what you did when you were in Eidfjord

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9. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

We spent half a day in Eidfjord on a similar cruise. Had planned to go on the little sightseeing "Troll train" but the line for tickets at the Tourist Information was too long. There are many nice walks; we took the footpath over the river and up the left hand bank. This takes you about half a mile into the countryside and ends at a very scenic fine gravel beach and lake. By the time we had paddled in the lake, strolled back and had a coffee/ ice cream, it was time to rejoin our ship. Would have liked to visit the Vøringsfossen but apparently this is 20km from Eidfjord.

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10. Re: Wha to do with a day in Eidfjord?

We had an idyllic day in Eidfjord - perfect sunshine until we were leaving the fjord when we witnessed how quickly the weather could change from sun to rain to sun, etc. We even saw the lowest rainbow I have ever seen, almost skimming the fjord!

Having seen many beautiful waterfalls all over the world, we decided to follow the advice of the tourist office and walked along the riverbank to Lake Eidfjord, following the path on through some woods to the Haereid (>350 ancient Viking graves) and then on to a couple of viewpoints above the fjord. The walk was far from strenuous, but a welcome stretch for our legs after days afloat.

There was a roadtrain that took the less energetic up to the gravestones ..... little more than rocks marking burial mounds ..... via the viewpoints.

We did not visit the shops, the hotel or the rather attractive campsite on the lakeshore!

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