Hardangervidda Nature Centre Eidfjord
An exiting experience centre about Norwegian nature, climate and environment
Set in a dramatic West Coast landscape, at the foot of Vøringsfossen waterfall and the ascent to Måbødalen on state highway No. 7, you will find Hardangervidda Nature Centre Eidfjord.
The main objective of the centre is to gather and impart knowledge about the way different parts of nature interact, and highlight the relations between nature and human endeavours. Our objective is to create a meeting point between Norwegian nature and modern man.
See – feel – listen – learn
At Hardangervidda Nature Centre, we use technology and creativity to give our guests an extraordinary experience. It would feel too limited to call our centre a museum. Neither does «nature centre», «cinema» or «entertainment centre» fully describe our mission. We have therefore chosen to describe ourselves the way a guest once did, as «an exiting experience centre about Norwegian nature, climate and environment».
Our goal is to create a quality product that makes us the best centre in Norway in communicating knowledge about nature. Our exhibition concept is based on competence, when it comes to buildings as well as the content, design and execution of the exhibitions.
At the Heart of Hardanger
In many ways, the centre also represents a meeting with a hospitable, generous people. A people that is proud of its traditions, but nevertheless able to connect with new moods and ideas. Here, you receive a friendly, open-armed welcome. The centre also has a modern restaurant serving traditionally inspired cuisine.
The nature centre is the most popular man-made attraction in the region, and is a quality product for groups as well as single travellers. Our guests are travellers and tourists from all over the world. Our experience centre is an ideal destination for trips to the world-famous Hardangervidda and The Hardanger Fjord, which inspired Adolph Tiedemand, Hans Gude and Edvard Grieg to create some of their major works of art.
The Hardanger region is often called the orchard of Norway. Its nature is unique, and there is a growing range of activities and accommodation for travellers looking to experience something special.
«This place is a jewel box of the finest jewelry and treasures of Norwegian nature», her Majesty Queen Sonja said when she opened the centre on May 28th, 1995.