The Etne landscape

The Etne landscape

The landscape in Etne is fertile and changing. The area has one of west Norway's best salmon fishing rivers, picturesque, little farming villages and great stretches of wild, beautiful scenery. New life has arrived in Etne village. Over the past few years, several new tourism companies have set up offices in the area, and Etne has a lot to offer its visitors.

Åkrafjordtunet Fjord Cultural Centre: THE ÅKRA FJORD - the gateway to Ha ugalandet and Sunnhordland

Åkrafjordtunet opened in the summer of 99. The traditional hamlet now houses a café, grocery shop, accommodation, factory sale for meat and cured meats and exhibitions of traditional artisan tools from the local area. Åkrafjordtunet lies in the heart of the Åkrafjord area, inland in Etne municipality. It is just off highway E-134 and nearby the most popular tourist attraction in the area - Langfoss waterfall, Norway's fifth largest with a total fall of 612 metres.
This is the perfect area for enjoying the wild beauty of Mother Nature, and the fishing and hunting are excellent. The Åkrafjorden area is known for its culinary traditions, and probably best known for its cured meats from Lundal, awarded the title of the best in Norway. The factory sale at Åkrafjordtunet sells both Lundal cured meats and other quality meat products. Another culinary tradition worth mentioning is the old-fashioned method of baking «lefser» or thin pancakes. The shop at Åkrafjordtunet has different types of freshly baked pancakes on sale. Åkrafjordtunet is growing increasingly popular as a stop-off for drivers and tourists, looking for good, traditional, homemade food - an unforgettable taste of West Norway.

Walk from Åkra to Eikemo in the Åkrafjordn is fantastic great outdoors experience with a pack trip by horse through beautiful mountainous landscape.

A short trip from Langfoss, the region's biggest tourist attraction. An encounter with Western Norwegian culinary and handicraft traditions - surrounded by magnificent scenery.
DISTANCES: 135 km from Stavanger.

5590 Etne
Tlf: 53 75 42 60
Fax: 53 75 42 44
Mob: 916 89 377

Fugl Fønix Hotel, Cafe & Gallery

At the Fugl Fønix Hotel in Etne, you not only get a place to sleep but a true cultural experience into the bargain. The hotel's young owners have filled the hotel with art, music, sensational food and a feeling of home.

Fugl Fønix Cafe - an urban oasis in the middle of village life
The cafe is a delightful place full of art, books and music and not least the best coffee in the area, freshly ground in the café's new coffee machine. When things are quiet, you may be lucky enough to enjoy the owners picking up their instruments to perform some numbers from their funky repertoire. And don't leave without trying one of the exciting dishes on the menu. The chef is well-known for his delicious and delicately prepared meals.

Fugl Fønix Gallery/Atelier
Here you can enjoy a wide range of artistic works, created by both owner Jan T. Rafdal and other local and national artists. You only have to ask, and Jan Terje will gladly take you on a guided tour of the gallery and atelier.
BICYCLING IN ETNE - Fugl Fønix Hotel
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Fugl Fønix Hotel
5590 Etne
Fugl Fønix Hotel lies right in the centre of Etne village
tel : 53 77 14 40
fax : 53 77 14 41

Skånevik Fjordhotel

The fjord hotel lies a mere stones throw from the fjord in picturesque Skånevik, a village located beside the Skånevikfjord at the mouth of the Hardangerfjord, surrounded by rugged hills covered in beautiful forest..

A charming family-run hotel on the Skånevik fjord, in the heart of Sunnhordland. Only a stone's throw from the ferry landing for the service to and from Utåker in Kvinnherad and the quay for the catamaran services to Bergen, Haugesund and Stavanger.

The hotel has 52 rooms and 110 beds - every room with bath, shower and toilet. Fully licensed bar. Restaurant overlooking the fjord. Roomy lounges. Live music every night, except Sundays. Fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi, solarium, and exercise equipment. If you have had enough of everyday stress, Skånevik Fjordhotel is the right place to come and recharge your system.

For weddings, anniversaries or other special celebrations. For courses and seminars there are meeting rooms for 110 persons and several rooms for group meetings, with techincal installations such as rostrum, PA system and video projector.

Immediately behind the hotel, by contrast, the mountains tower majestically skywards perfect for gentle walks on marked paths or more demanding summit hikes where your exertions will be rewarded by fantastic views of the coast and the glacier, the forests, fjord and mountains.

Skånevik Fjordhotel
Postboks 40
5594 Skånevik
Tlf: +47 53 77 07 00
Fax: + 47 53 75 52 55
Skanevik - Skånevik Fjordhotel

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