Driving the National Tourist Route Hardanger takes you through some impressive scenic fjord landscapes. This is a close encounter with the Hardangerfjord, the waterfalls and the orchards. National Tourist Route Hardanger is 158 km long and have four sections; Granvin - Steinsdalsfossen (route 7), Norheimsund - Tørvikbygd (route 49), Jondal - Utne (route 550) and Kinsarvik - Låtefoss (route 13). There are car ferry services between Tørvikbygd - Jondal and between Utne - Kinsarvik and Utne – Kvanndal.
Some of the highlights to explore while touring the National Tourist Route Hardanger are:
Granvin - Steinsdalsfossen (route 7): Steinsdalsfossen waterfall (Norheimsund) and the art centre Kabuso (Øystese).
Norheimsund - Tørvikbygd (route 49): Hardanger Maritime Museum (Norheimsund).
Jondal - Utne (route 550): Visiting the Folgefonna glacier, driving up from Jondal, is an exciting detour. On the glacier you can join Folgefonni Glacier Team on guided blue ice hikes or enjoy summer skiing at FONNA Glacier Ski Resort. Hardanger Folk Museum (Utne).
Kinsarvik - Låtefoss (route 13): Mikkelparken (Kinsarvik), hiking in Husedalen valley (Kinsarvik), hike Munketreppene (Lofthus), The Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry (Tyssedal) and Låtefoss waterfall.