An active trip suitable for the whole family. Learn about the Vikings, visit family parks, take the Fløibanen funicular in Bergen, go flying in the wind tunnel in Voss, and see the impressive Hardangerfjord.
Kristiansand – Stavanger, 235 km, 3 h 30 min
When you leave Kristiansand, the landscape gradually becomes wilder and more beautiful. Along the coast, you will find the beautiful beaches of Jæren, which are well worth a detour.
In Stavanger, the Norwegian Petroleum Museum and Kongeparken amusement park offer plenty of activities for the kids. Stavanger is famous for its street art, but also for its gastronomy, with two Michelin-starred restaurants.
Stavanger – Haugesund, 80 km, 1 ferry, 2 hours
Outside Haugesund, visit Avaldsnes and the reconstructed Viking farm. A Viking festival is held each year, normally in early/mid-June.
A 50 min drive from Haugesund is Høyt & Lavt climbing park, a fun activity for the whole family. In Haugesund, go on a RIB adventure to Røvær, a small island with 110 inhabitants – and 1 car.
Haugesund – Bergen, 140 km, 1 ferry, 3 h 30 min
In Bergen, take the Fløibanen funicular and the Ulriken cable car. You can also take the small passenger ferry from the Fish Market to the aquarium, and experience the VilVite Science Centre. At Mount Ulriken and Mount Fløyen, you can try the ziplines, an obstacle course, great playgrounds and go hiking.
Bergen – Voss, 110 km, 1 h 30 min
In Voss, try the wind tunnel and family rafting. Voss hosts the Extreme Sport Week at the end of June/beginning of July each year, and offers a wealth of activities for the whole family.
Voss - Lofthus, 60 km, 1 h
In Kinsarvik, Mikkelparken theme park is a nice stop for young children. Continue onwards to Lofthus, where we recommend a stay at Ullensvang Hotel. Enjoy the outdoor and indoor pool, the spa facilities and a magnificent view of the Hardangerfjord.
Lofthus – Jørpeland, 230 km, 1 ferry, 4 h 30 min
In Sand, visit the salmon studio next to the Sandfossen waterfall. Part of the salmon studio is under water, allowing us to observe the fish through two large glass windows. At Mo Laksegard (Salmon farm) you can try a salmon safari in a dry-suit in the river.
Active families with older children should consider a hike to Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock). It is one of the top attractions in Fjord Norway, and you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the Lysefjord from the mountain plateau.
Jørpeland – Sogndalstrand, 110 km, 1 ferry, 2 h 30 min
If you have time, you can take a detour and see the spectacular Lysefjord and Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) from below on a fjord cruise from Forsand or Stavanger.
Sogndalstrand is a picturesque village with lots of activities on offer, and is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region.
Sogndalstrand – Kristiansand, 150 km, 2 h 30 min
Continue south along the coast to Kristiansand. If you have time to spare, visit the Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park, 11 km east of Kristiansand.
The local tourist offices can give you good and useful information.