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Eidfjord?

Hi Rick Steves community,

I'm going on a cruise next year around the Baltic Sea. I've found the Northern European Cruise Ports book to be very helpful for getting excited about the trip, but I'm at a bit of a loss for what to do in Eidfjord (Norway) as Rick does not include any information on this port in the book.

Viking cruises are swapping in Eidfjord in lieu of Flam for their Viking Homelands cruise starting in 2017, but since they have not yet started running cruises there, their website is also lacking information about what to do in Eidfjord. I'm not the cruise excursion type generally - I prefer the Rick Steves approach of travelling like a local whenever possible, but if there's a great excursion or there's really nothing to do in port, I'm open to it. Viking hasn't listed any excursions yet for this port.

Any recommendations?

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I stayed for one night in Eidfjord. It's small but picturesque. We were just passing through road trip-style so I don't have suggestions on what activities might be available but we were very happy with our accommodations at the Eidfjord Gjestgiveri (Guesthouse). We ate one of the best meals on our trip there, so if you're looking for someplace to eat I'd recommend it. Not sure how long your stop is, but I think it's definitely worth a little walking exploration if your only other option is staying on the ship.

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The guidebooks in our library (such as Michelin Green, Insight Guide, and Lonely Planet Norway) have only brief info that will probably be duplicated in the tourist links below. Highlights include a hike to the big Skytjefossen waterfall, a hike or Troll Train to Viking burial mounds, and a bus to Kjeasen farm. There is also a tourist office when you arrive in person (with all your cruise buddies).

http://en.hardangerfjord.com/eidfjord

https://www.eidfjord.kommune.no/engelsk-versjon/tourism/

http://www.tidereiser.com/sightseeing-tour-eidfjord