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“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.
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Join a cider safari and visit one of the cider producers for an introduction to the production, culture and taste of cider. This trip from Lofthus includes cider tasting at Aga Sideri and a guided tour with lunch at the historic Agatunet.
The experience starts at the quay in Lofthus, where you board the cider boat. The boat departs at 11:15, so make sure you arrive in good time before departure.
Glide past majestic mountainsides, glaciers, charming fjord villages, and hundreds of thousands of fruit trees in Sørfjorden - Norway's largest fruit orchard. The onboard café serves hot and cold drinks (all rights: local wine, cider and beer) and a variety of pastries and sandwiches.
At arrival Aga you will get to enjoy a cider tasting at the award-winning producer Aga Sideri. Aga Sideri is idyllically located on an apple farm between the high mountains in beautiful Sørfjorden. In an ideal climate for apple cultivation, Joar Aga grows, presses and converts apples into noble cider drops. Learn more about his technique and taste the award-winning cider.
After the tasting you will have the opportunity to experience Norway's oldest cluster yard, Agatunet, where a tour and introduction to the historic yard will be given. Enjoy a traditional lunch in the yard, before returning to Lofthus by boat at 14:10..
Arrival at the quay in Lofthus at 14:25.
After safely returning to Lofthus we recommend to wind down at Lofthus Ekspedisjons lovely outdoor terrace