Cider safari from Hotel Ullensvang to Nå

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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:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation with breakfast at Hotel Ullensvang
  • Dinner both nights
  • Fjord cruise from Lofthus to Nå, round-trip
  • 1 cider experience of your choice
  • 2-course lunch at Siderhuset Ola K

Day 1: Welcome to Hardanger

 

Check in at Hotel Ullensvang, situated in the heart of Hardanger, approx. 115 km from Bergen and 40 km from Voss. Hotel Ullensvang’s history dates back to 1846. Today, the hotel has an impressive range of facilities, including the wonderful Ullensvang Bath with swimming pools indoors and outdoors, tennis court and restaurant serving dishes based on wonderful local produce. Located at the heart of beautiful Hardanger, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring the region.

 

Enjoy the facilities and historic surroundings and end each day with a dinner (served at 19:00). The cider adventure starts the day after arrival.

 


 

Day 2: The bubbling taste of Hardanger

 

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.

 

The Cider Experiences you can experience 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 in the last time slot)

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 both for the first and last time slot)

 

At the end of the cider experience you will be followed back to the quay where a delicious 2-course lunch awaits at Siderhuset Ola K. Ola K was the name of the merchant who in 1912 established a general store at Nå. The store became a place for the locals to get their goods and mail, and also functioned as a natural meeting place.

Now, 100 years later, the house has once again become a natural meeting place where Siderhuset Ola K sets the table for culinary experiences at the highest level with a constantly changing menu and inspiration from the surroundings. Naturally, the restaurant has a rich selection of ciders and wine, something for every taste!

 

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 15:05.

 

Back at the hotel you will enjoy dinner in the restaurant, perhaps together with you new favorite cider?


 

Day 3: Check out and new adventures

 

After a good night’s sleep, round off your short break with a hearty breakfast served with local apple juice.

 

Feel free to stay more nights and experience more of Hardanger. Here you can, among other things, walk Dronningsstien, one of HM Queen Sonja's favorite walks, go on a hike to Vøringsfossen waterfall or take a spectacular selfie on Trolltunga. See more experiences here.