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Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter

The Hardanger Maritime Museum (Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter) in Norheimsund is a thrieving museum warf. Visitors can view craftsmen at work, maritime exhibitions and enjoy the activity trail with tasks for the whole family. The Museum has a café and a museum shop. You can also rent traditional rowing boats for a fjordtrip. Tlf: 47 47 98 39 Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter

Fyksesund Landscape Park

Fyksesund Landscape Park is considered the most beatiful area of the western side of the Hardangerfjord. The area around the Fykse sound, about 10 km east from Øystese,  includes well kept cultural landscapes maintained through active sheep and fruit farming as well as mountain areas with dramatic peaks and cliffs. Here a variety of adventures and activities are available. You will find farm restaurants and café, marked hiking trails, fjordcruise and accomodation. Read more about Fyksesund Landscape Park

Ingebrigt Vik Museum

Ingebrigt Vik (1867-1927) is one of the most skilful sculptors in Norwegian art history. In the museum in Øystese centre you can view selected works in bronze, marble and plaster. Ingebrigt Vik Museum

Steinsdalsfossen Waterfall

The famous waterfall Steinsdalsfossen is located 2 km from Norheimsund centre, by the main road toward Bergen. You can walk along a path that runs behind the waterfull. Here you will get a true feeling of what a waterfall really is. 


The arthouse Kabuso is located centrally in Øystese. Kabuso offers changing art exhibitions and concerts throughout the year. You will find a café with home made cakes and a museum shop with art souveniers.
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The Jettegyter in Fitjadalen er several giant hollow basins carved by stones brought down by the rapid flowing water. You can go by car to Fitjadalen / Fete and then follw the path named Sogesti.

Rural museum Borgstova

Borgstova on Vikøy old vicarage is also known as the Tidemand room, named after the famous painter Adolph Tidemand who found inspiration for several of his most renowed works here. From mid. June to mid. August the museum is opened on Wednesdays from 11:00 - 15:00. Tel.: +47 56 55 39 00.

The Goldfishlake

The lake Skårsvatnet is also named Goldfishlake because it is inhabited by a rare species of goldfish, named golden ide. They were imported from Congo in 1914 and have thrived since. You can view and feed the fish and the lake is ideal for swimming. You will find the lake by following the road toward Porsmyr, from Øystese. 


Ålvik Industrial Museum

The Ålvik Industrial Museum is located in a neoclassical building from approx. 1920. The museum shows two typical worker`s dwellings, one with interior from 1920, the other one from 1950. The exhibition presents earlier industry in Ålvik. The museum is open by appointment. Tlf.: +47 56 55 30 00

Ørredalsfossen Waterfall

The waterfall Ørredalsfossen is a beatiful waterfall in Fitjadalen, above Øystese. There is a well- maintained path and a view point down by the waterfall. After you have seen the waterfal you can go and follow the marked historical path Sogesti. 

Historical path Sogesti

The historical path Sogestien is a marked path running along the Fitjadalen lake. You can view cultural historical discoveries such as rock carvings, old settlements, old farm houses and traditional boathouses. Along the path you will find signboards with historical information telling the story of how this area was used in older times. An illustrated textbook and a map for the trip can be bought at the local tourist information. 

Rural museum Storeteigen

The rural museum Storeteigen is situated right outside Øystese. It consists of farmhouses and buildings from mid. 17th century to approx. 1900. Mainly the museum offers guided tours for schools but for groups it is possible to make an appointment for a guided tour in the museum. Tlf.: 56 55 39 00.

Kinck- house

The Kinck- house in Strandebarm, at the route Fv 49 is an old swiss- style house from 1876. It is the Home of the author Hans E. Kinck. In summer there are art exhibitions at the Kinck- house. Tlf.: +47 415 76 020
Rock carvings

In Vangdal, 9 km from Norheimsund in direction Tørvikbygd/Strandebarm, tehre are two petroglyph sites. The rocks are carvings from two different time periods, which is quite unique in Norway. One carving illustrate viking ships, these approx. 3000 years old. The other site has animal carvings from approx. 5000 years ago. The historical path in Fitjadalen, not far from Øystese, contains a smaller carving showing a boat. 

Churces in Kvam

In Kvam there are 5 churches. The church in Øystese is from 1868 an was renovated in 1948. It is built in neo-gothic style. During the summer this church is open for visitors. 


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