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Taste your way through a delicious selection of ciders from Hardanger in combination with a fjord cruise, good food and two nights at Hotel Ullensvang - all wrapped in a stunning scenery!
“Sider frå Hardanger” (Hardanger cider) is a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) in the same way as Calvados and Champagne. This unique cider has enjoyed a renaissance and become an award-winning premium product. There are 19 cider producers in Hardanger, each making their own unique cider, based on their story and their apples. Join a ‘cider safari’ and visit several of the cider makers for an introduction to the production, culture and taste of cider.
This package includes:
The experience starts at beautiful Hotel Ullensvang in the heart of Hardanger, approx. 115 km from Bergen and 40 km from Voss. Here you’ll be able to relax, breathe out and enjoy the majestic nature surrounding the hotel. A 3-course dinner is served each night, and you choose your dinner time upon check-in. Make sure to also get some time to dip in the famous pool at the hotel!
After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast the adventure continues from the quay in Lofthus, just a 2-minute walk from the hotel, where you will board the fjord cruise that departs at 11:15. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the fjord while the crew transports you safely to Nå.
Upon disembarking you will be enjoying two different cider experiences of your choice, each easy to find from the quay. Some farmers will pick you up at the quay, while others are right next to it.
Want to replace your first cider tasting with a unique lunch? Choose the 2-course lunch at Siderhuset Ola K in the next step!
The Cider Experiences you can choose from are:
Alde Sider: Alde is an old name for apple in Hardanger, and the man behind Aldi Sider is Olav Bleie. He runs the family farm where they have grown apples for generations. Alde Sider makes first class apple juice together with a wide selection of cider from Hardanger. You will be served classic, award-winning ciders combined with stories and a taste of Norwegian cheeses.
Store Naa Siderkompani: The farm at Store Naa has been owned by the same family since 1724. Previously an abondoned chicken house, it has now been taken in use to develop and test new, exciting cider flavors. The cider tasting takes place in an open landscape or in the old, authentic cider cellar.(Available for both in the morning and afternoon)
Edel Sider/Åkre Gard: Here fruit has been grown for eight generations. In recent years, the current generation has increased their focus on apple juice production, liquor, and cider from Hardanger. By using the Champagne and Charmant method, the cider farmers Arita and Gjermund have taken the traditional cider production a step further.
After a day full of delicate tastes, you head back on the fjord cruise for your return to Hotel Ullensvang. The boat departs from the quay in Nå at 18:10.
Back at the hotel you will once again be served a 3-course dinner, perhaps together with you new favorite cider?