Transport systems in Hardanger
area includes Hardangerfjord, Sorfjord, Eidfjord and the Folgefonn
glacier.Towards the sea are a host of islands, mainly linked by
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The E39 runs north-south
from Stavanger to Bergen and beyond just to the west, and the E134
runs east-west from Haugesund to Oslo just to the south. RV 7 runs
east from Bergen along the northern shore of Hardanger before crossing
over, across the northern edge of Hardangervidda to Geilo and heading
on towards Oslo. RV 13 links the E134 to RV7, passing through Odda,
along Sorfjord, across Hardangerfjord and to Voss and beyond. A new
tunnel on FV 551 goes 10 kilometers right under the Folgefonn glacier,
linking Odda to Hardangerfjord.
There are many
car ferries in the area. Most of them shut down through the
There is a good network of
various types and size of fast boat throughout the area. People
commute to work on them and children take them to and from school.
There is no railway in this
area - the Bergen-Oslo line is further north, the Stavanger - Kristiansand
- Oslo line is further south.
Bus and coach services
Local bus services are timed
to meet at least some of the ferries. Longer-distance services
link towns within the area, and beyond.
None in Hardanger itself,
but Stord airport has small planes to Oslo, on the island of Stord,
by the mouth of Hardanger.
Stavanger (Sola) and Haugesund (Karmoy) airports are to the south
of this area, and Bergen (Flesland) airport is to the north-west.