Cider journey from Lofthus with two cider experiences

15 May 2023 - 3 September 2023

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Experience the taste of Hardanger with a fjord cruise, cider experiences and majestic nature!


“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.


This package includes:

  • Fjord cruise from Lofthus to Nå (round-trip)
  • 2 cider experiences or 1 cider experience and lunch


Join a cider safari and visit some of the cider producers for an introduction to the production, culture and taste of cider.

The experience starts from the quay in Lofthus where you board the cider boat with departure at 11:15.

Glide past majestic mountainsides, charming fjord villages and at least a hundred thousand fruit trees in Sørfjorden – Norway’s largest fruit orchard, while you feel the wind in your hair. Inside, the café serves hot and cold drinks, as well as a selection of pastries and sandwiches (not included).


Upon disembarking at Nå 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 the first cider tasting with a unique lunch?


2-course lunch at Siderhuset Ola K: Start your adventure with a 2-course lunch made from the finest local ingredients. The old general store from 1912 has been resurrected as a high quality restaurant, serving dishes perfectly composed for the large selection of ciders they have on the menu. (Available Tues-Sat)

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. (Available Wed-Sat)

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 Tues-Sat)


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. (Available Thur-Sat)

The boat departs from Nå at 18:10.


Not ready to end the day just yet? Digest the impressions while you take in the majestic nature from the outdoor terrace at Lofthus Ekspedisjon, located directly at the quay in Lofthus.

From 1285 NOK

per person
  • Starts/ends: Lofthus
  • Duration: 11:15 - 18:45
  • Incl.: Fjord cruise, 2 cider experiences

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