Welcome to the rural district of Kvam in Hardanger. Kvam lies
on the northwest side of the Hardangerfjord, with a beautiful view
Norway's third largest glacier. The district has 8600 inhabitants.
Its beautiful landscape stretches along the fjord from Strandebarm
to Ålvik, a distance of 85 km. (kilometres). West towards Bergen,
on route 7, is the mountain area called Kvamskogen, where you will
find large clusters of cabins and four ski lifts. It is 74 km. from
Bergen to Norheimsund, about a one hour drive by car or you can catch
the bus that goes every hour.
If you are staying in Bergen, Kvam is your closest destination in
Norway". In the district of Kvam, there are three hotels,
several guest houses, and a large number of cabins for rent along
the fjord and at Kvamskogen. You will always find a place to stay
for an exciting vacation in Kvam. Make it your base while visiting
|Norheimsund is the administrative and service centre in
Kvam. This is the meeting point for boat routes that will take you to
Utne and Odda. You can make connections for
buses to Voss (route 7), or to Rosendal ( route 49). Kvam received
an award for its work restoring the shore front in Norheimsund. There
is a new dock for visiting boats(picture),
a nicely decorated promenade along the docks and lots of parking space.
The historical Sandven Hotel
is a part of this shoreline. The hotel in "Swiss dragon style" architecture,
its surrounding buildings and an old courthouse make a very special
historical setting in the centre of town. From the town centre you can
take a walk along Mo lake to the famous Steinsdalsfossen waterfall,
especially well-known for its path behind the falls, or you can visit
Hardanger Fartøyvernsenter, a national centre for the restoration
of wooden boats.
||This village is on route 49, south-west towards Rosendal,
and is known for its especially fine scenery. Strandebarm has a long
traditions for boat building, shipping and marine activities. Today,
building yard is the modern successor of this tradition. Near Strandebarm
you will also find several fish farms which produce salmon and sea trout,
and a processing plant for fish products. The village has a hotel, many
cabins for rent and shops for your everyday needs.
Veiw over Strandebarm