to Hordaland County and the weather right now! Hordaland County is one out of 19 countys in Norway with a area
of 15,449 km2 and a population of approximately 484.240.
Each County is divided into
different municipality. For Hordaland County you will find the name of
the municipality to your "right" (municipality for the whole country is 429) or read a short story given below.
Towns: Bergen, population approximately 221,000 inhabitants.
International airport: Bergen
International ferry connections: To / from England, Iceland, Denmark, Shetland and Scotland
Railway: The Bergen line, round trip Bergen - Oslo
Longest fjord: The Hardangerfjord, 179 km
National park: Hardangervidda 3,430 sq km
Glaciers: Folgefonna 225 sq km, Hardangerjøkulen 78 sq km.
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Norway´s second largest city, is richIy endowed with historical
artefacts, an extensive shopping area and vibrant street life. Just
outside its centre, you will find a completely different Hordaland. A
Hordaland far from the bustle of the city, where blue-green water, lush
green hills and steep slopes are the ingredients and where the
tranquillity is of another and more intense kind. You will find fjords
and mountains everywhere, providing a natural framework for our county. Every day, 365 days a year, a Coastal Steamer ship leaves Bergen for Kirkenes.
nature abounds in the valleys of Bergsdalen, Modalen and Eksingedalen.
Among many Norwegian waterfalls the best known one is Vøringfossen. The new road from Romarheim to Mo is an exciting road to take from Bergen to Voss. At Rallarmuseet (the Navy Museum) in Finse, you will
see exhibition displays depicting the construction and building of the
railway line between Bergen and Oslo. Alvøen in Bergen is a beautiful
area for walking, with a museum attached to the old paper factory. The
trolley car railway takes you 985 metres up the mountainside at
Skjeggedal. Take a trip to Stord, an island which in many ways is in mineature Hordaland and be sure not to miss Sunnhordland Museum in Leirvik. Sæbøtunet in Etne is also worth a visit.
You can hire a
boat and water skis, go sailing on a fishing boat or up in the sky in a
seaplane - the possibilities are almost limitless. Paragliding,
rafting, gliding, hanggliding, mountain climbing, fly-fishing,
parachute jumping, riding, wind surfing and hiking - and plenty of
other possibilities we haven´t even thought of.
SPRING IN HARDANGER
pink and white symphony of apple blossom contrasting sharply with green
hills and snow capped mountains, the fjord acting as a back drop. This
is what spring is like in Hardanger. Lofthus and Ulvik are good places in which to experience this. Ullensvang alone has half a million fruit
In the old days, farmers rowed from all over Vestland to sell their goods in the market place in Bergen. They rowed through a coastal landscape of countless islands,
narrow straits and inlets, and in between branch fjords and open
stretches of sea. Inns were dotted along the length of the coast, a
day´s journey between them. Most of them have gone now, but a few have
been taken care of and restored to their former glory. Glesvær in Sund,
Færøysund in Fitjar and Fedje
in Nordhordaland are just three of them. Farmers no longer go on those
long rowing trips to Bergen - but coastal life prevails. Make sure you
experience it for yourself ! Take your car over to Øygarden, visit the coastal communities by ferry or
hire a boat and make your own way there.
MORE THAN FISHING
course, you´ll catch fish. Sometimes you´ll catch so many fish, you
won´t know what to do with them. In some places, you can hire a boat
and all the equipment you need for cleaning and freezing the fish
afterwards. Where should you go to fish ? Well, anywhere you like along
the coast, actually. Bømlo and Austevoll south of Bergen, Sotra and
Øygarden just off the coast, or the islands of Halsnøy, Radøy and Fedje
north of Bergen.
A natural starting point
Bergen is a natural
starting point for your holiday. You can even make a trial run of any
mountain trips you´ve planned by practising in the city which was once
the capital, when Norway was a great power. Its seven famous mountains
no longer form the city bound aries. Bergen has become much too big for
that and its boundaries have been extended to such an extent that you
can hike up to a height of 600 - 700 metres in the heart of the city.
And, while you´re visiting the capital of Vestland, there are plenty of
other things for you to see, hear and do.
The inhabitants of
Bergen are proud of Grieg and Troldhaugen, of Fløien (funicular
railway) and Maria-kirken, Håkonshallen, the tower of Rosenkrantz,
Bryggen wharf area (which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List), the
fish market and Fjellveien and Nordnes, in short, they are proud of
their city! And they have good reason to be, as Bergen has a unique and
charming atmosphere which you must take your time to aborb fully.
is commonly known as "the fertile fjord". On a spring day, with
hundreds of thousands of apple kees in full bloom on the Hardanger
hillsides, it is easy to see why. At its mouth, the fjord is large and
wide, but it´s not too steep and there is room enough for good-sized
towns to nestle at the foot of the steep mountains. You really must
visit the Rosendal Barony and, while you are there, make time for a
trip to the nature reserve on the island of Varaldsøy. Ferries sail
Voss has cultural traditions stretching back centuries and continues,
today, to be an important centre for folk music. Visit the Møstertunet
folk museum and don´t miss out on Finnesloftet, a wooden banqueting
hall which dates from around 1250. If you are travelling by car, take
the Stalheimskleivene road down to Sognefjord. They don´t build roads
like that anymore!
every municipality you will find links to Local Directory. This will give you information ON whats happen localy in the municipality even Job vacancy.
GoNorway will present companies which have challenging job, development and career prospects in their organizations. In every municipality you will find links to companies offer Job opportunity.
The choice of different activities in Norway such as Golf, Skiing, Cycling, Cruising, Fishing, Stave churches etc.
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