Odda between two national parks
The Haukeli road brings you to Røldal in the
district of Odda, gateway to Hardanger. Your
onward route takes you through Oddadalen, a
spectacular valley with no fewer than six
waterfalls on each side of the narrow road.
The best-known waterfall is Låtefossen. The town of Odda lies at the head of the Hardangerfjord, where mountains and fjord meet.
There are numerous possibilities for excursions: Rent a canoe or a bike at the campsite in Odda and take a day trip with a guided walk on the Buarbreen and Folgefonna glaciers.
Follow the tourist route to Folgefonna National Park, or visit the unique Trolltunga (Trolls Tongue), a rock formation in Skjeggedal.
Another suggested itinerary takes you through the Folgefonn tunnel to Rosendal, from where you can continue by boat to Bergen or drive back around the Sørfjord.
At Norsk Vasskraft- og Industristadmuseum (the Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry) in Tyssedal, you can follow the great industrialization process that took place in the region a century ago. Odda has a history of striking contrasts: the town went from being one of Norways most popular tourist destinations in the late 19th century to become a pioneer town in the development of hydroelectric power and industry. Odda is now the main centre for the Hardanger region, with shops catering for most requirements and a rich variety of cultural events and experiences on offer. In Odda town centre, you can go on a Bikube Walk either independently or with a guide. This takes you into the world of Frode Grytten, a local author who has placed Odda on the map with his best-selling novel Bikubesong.
Odda tourist information centre Tel: (+47) 53 65 40 05 firstname.lastname@example.org www.visitodda.com Destination Hardanger Fjord Tel: (+47) 56 55 38 70 email@example.com www.hardangerfjord.com