Norwegian Nature

Centre – Hardanger


An exciting experience centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment

Located at the foot of Vøringsfossen

In the dramatic and stunning nature of Western Norway, by the foot of Vøringsfossen waterfalls and the ascent to Måbødalen valley, conveniently by national road 7, you will find Norwegian Nature Centre Hardanger. The Centre’s objective is to gather and spread knowledge about the interplays in nature and highlighting the relations between nature and human activity. Our mission is to create a meeting point between nature and modern man.

An exciting experience centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment

At Hardangervidda Nature Centre we use technology and creativity to give our guests an extraordinary experience. It would feel too limited to call our Centre a museum. Neither does nature centre, cinema or entertainment centre fully describes it. We have therefore chosen to describe ourselves the way our guests do: “an existing experience centre for Norwegian nature, climate and environment”. Our goal is to create a quality product making us the best centre in Norway in communicating knowledge about nature. Norwegian Nature Centre has been developed through expertise, in the buildings as well as the subjects presented and our modern technology and design.

The most visited man-made attraction in the region

The most popular man-made attraction in the region, Norwegian Nature Centre is a quality product for single travellers as well as groups. Our guests are travellers and tourists from all over the world. Our experience centre is an ideal destination on trips to the world-famous Hardangervidda and The Hardanger Fjord, which inspired Adolph Tidemand, Hans Gude and Edvard Grieg to create some of their major works of art. The Hardanger region is often called the orchard of Norway. Its nature is unique, and there is a growing range of activities and accommodation for travellers looking to get inspired and experience something special. “This place is a jewel box of the finest gems and treasures of Norwegian nature,” said Her Majesty Queen Sonja when she inaugurated the Centre on 28 May 1995.