Historic village by the fjord

Rosendal. Photo: Bjarne Øymyr

Why Rosendal?

Rosendal is a scenic valley centrally situated in the Hardanger fjord, snugly placed between high mountains and beautiful valleys. Folgefonna National Park and the landscape around Rosendal attract many visitors all year round. Rosendal is known for its cultural and historic sights, as well as the wide selection of hiking trails. From the harbour, you can enjoy a scenic walk through the surrounding cultural landscape and, if you want a more challenging hike, there are several options for this as well. By bus, you can explore more of the region, which offers a wide range of both landscape and culture. Waterfalls, glacier, mountains and fjord, traditional farming and world class culture are part of what you can enjoy during your stay. Welcome to Rosendal!

What to see & do in Rosendal

The main attraction in Rosendal is the historic and picturesque manor from 1665, Baroniet Rosendal, surrounded by the beautiful Rosendal Gardens. You can visit the Folgefonn Centre at the harbour and learn about the Folgefonna National Park and the glacier. Within easy walking distance you will also find the Stone Park, an interesting place to visit for all ages. Skålagato is a charming shopping street close to the harbour where you can find a good selection of small shops and cafes. The Gallery G Guddal is located 5 km from the harbour, housing a modern art gallery and cafe in the charming farmyard. With a bus tour to the charming island Halsnøy, it’s possible to go on a guided tour of the historical area including the Halsnøy Monastery, which dates back to 1163. A bus tour can also take guests to the starting point of the popular hike to Lake Bondhus.

Who is this destination suitable for?

Rosendal and its surroundings has something to offer for everyone. Whether you are interested in history and culture or just want to enjoy a scenic walk in fresh air, Rosendal is an ideal destination. Families can enjoy the Stone Park or maybe play a round of footgolf and there is plenty of space for the children to run around. The cosy shopping street Skålagato invites you to its small charming shops, or maybe you want to taste some local food in one of the cafes? A bus tour is a nice and relaxing way to explore and may be combined with a hike into stunning nature. For hiking enthusiasts, Rosendal has many trails of various levels. Experience Rosendal and Kvinnherad – a miniature Norway.