951 ( March 31, 2013 )
Eidfjord is a Norwegian municipality ( German municipality ) on the eponymous fjord, the easternmost arm of the Hardangerfjord. The municipality is located in the Fylke Hordaland in Norway.
- 2.1 Coat of Arms
- 3.1 Museums
- 3.2 Nature
- 4.1 Tourism
- 4.2 traffic
East of the city mountains lies the municipality on the eponymous foothills of the Hardangerfjord Eidfjord. Large parts of the fells and the Hardangervidda National Park are located on the territory of the municipality of Eidfjord. Several waterfalls are located in Eidfjord, including Norway's most famous, the Vringsfossen.
The following municipalities border on Eidfjord, clockwise starting in the north: Ulvik (county of Hordaland ), Hol, Nore og Uvdal (both Fylke Buskerud ), Ullensvang (county of Hordaland )
Coat of arms
The coat of arms of the municipality of Eidfjord shows a white reindeer antlers on a blue background.
Culture and sights
Particularly noteworthy is the Hardangervidda Nature and Culture. The history, wildlife, nature, geology and people of the Hardangervidda are taught clearly in a modern museum concept. It will be shown with trout life-size figures of domestic animal species (eg reindeer ) and aquariums. In addition, a panoramic film about the landscape, flora and fauna is shown.
A trip to the mountain pasture Kjeåsen worth it. Thanks a tunnel, these Alm is on 530 m height for normal traffic. From the Alm offers a great view over the Eidfjord.
Economy and infrastructure
The largest employer is the local Sima hydroelectric power plant.
Eidfjord marketed with untouched nature as part of the Hardanger region within the tourism project Fjord Norway.
Eidfjord is situated on Riksvei 7 between Oslo and Bergen. The road passes through the remarkable valley Måbødal on Hardangervidda. A ferry across the Hardangerfjord runs from Brimnes after Bruravik. A 1380 m long bridge was completed in summer 2013.