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Approximately 3 Hours
Meals not included
The village of Eidfjord has only about 1,000 inhabitants; however, due to its production of hydroelectric power, it is one of Norway's wealthiest communities.
Your tour starts with a drive through the spectacular and steep Måbødalen Valley. The road leads to the vast Hardanger Mountain Plateau -- the largest mountain plateau in Northern Europe. It is also part of Norway's largest National Park.
Stop at the Vøringsfossen Waterfall, which cascades almost 600 feet into the wild Måbø Valley below.
Don't miss the Sysen Dam -- the main reservoir for the Sima Power Station and one of Norway's largest embankment dams. The dam's watertight core is lined with filter zones of sand and gravel, weighted down and supported by large quantities of rock. The dam is more than a half-mile long, 265 feet tall and 813 feet wide at the base. It is quite impressive.
The nearby Hardangervidda Nature & Wildlife Center offers exhibits on the wildlife in the area and an audiovisual presentation about the waterfalls and dams.
Return to the village of Eidfjord, where your tour ends at the pier.
In Spring (April & May), some viewpoints or attractions are inaccessible due to snow, causing roads to remain closed; this varies greatly from season to season. An alternative viewpoint or attraction may be substituted. The onboard Shore Excursions team will provide the latest details approximately 48 hours prior to the call at Eidfjord. Views are weather-dependent. Wear comfortable walking shoes.