Scenic cruising Hardangerfjord
Hardangerfjord is Norway’s second-longest fjord, winding from the sea about 50 miles south of Bergen, 111 miles deep into the mountainous interior. The steep shores of the fjord reveal natural and cultural aspects of the country, which is renowned for its fruit orchards and waterfalls. The mountains cradle Norway’s third-largest glacier, now designated as the Folgefonna National Park. The waters of the fjord are also an important aquaculture resource, with fish farms yielding over 40,000 tons of salmon and rainbow trout annually. The fjord’s headwaters are also bottled and distributed worldwide.