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Be mesmerized by the taste of Hardanger!
“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 one of the cider producers for an introduction to the production, culture and taste of cider. This trip from Lofthus includes cider tasting at Edel Sider or Store Naa Siderkompani
This package includes:
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.
You disembark the boat when you arrive at Nå where you will walk a few steps to your designated experience.
At Åkre Gard 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.
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.
The boat from Nå back to Lofthus departs at 18:10
Arrival at the quay in Lofthus at 18:45.