Norheimsund


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Steinsdalsfossen is one of the most popular waterfalls in Norway because you can walk behind it and out to the other side. The falls are easily reachable on foot from the harbour at Norheimsund, along a loop trail that circles the lake Movatnet.

After visiting the Hardanger Akvasenter fish farm and touring Fyksesund in the tender, we lifted anchor and motored over to Norheimsund for a visit to the falls. There we also caught up with Lone and Anders Tang, owners of Nordhavn 40 Bo-Bo. We’d been following them through Hardangerfjord since first seeing Bo-Bo at Ullensvang two weeks earlier. Two Nordhavns at Norheimsund has got to be pretty rare, if not a first.

Below are highlights from Sept 10th, 2020. Click any image for a larger view, or click the position to view the location on a map. And a live map of our current route and most recent log entries always is available at mvdirona.com/maps.

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Wooden Sailboat
A classic wooden sailboat underway off Oystese as we motor from Fyksesund to Norheimsund.

Update 10/24/2020: Our friend Kate Humphries mentions that this “might be a classic 28 foot Herreshoff. Herreschoff was an American naval architect famous for designing fast and elegant steam and sailing yachts, including early 1900’s America’s Cup boats.”

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Lone and Anders Tang
Lone and Anders Tang with their Nordhavn 40 Bo-Bo at Norheimsund. Two Nordhavns at Norheimsund has got to be pretty rare, if not a first.

Lone and Anders gave us helpful advice when we were cruising their home country of Denmark last year, and we’ve been following them through Hardangerfjord since first seeing Bo-Bo at Ullensvang two weeks ago. We finally caught up with them today and really enjoyed meeting them in person.

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Tender
Our tender moored at Norheimsund for a walk to nearby Steinsdalsfossen.
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Bridge
1909 bridge at Norheimsund over the outflow from the lake Movatnet.
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Waterfall
Waterfall spilling down cliffs along the north shore of the lake Movatnet as we walk to Steinsdalsfossen.
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MC Klubb
The playful Hardanger Motorcycle Club logo on their clubhouse along lake Movatnet.
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Pink
We liked our new hiking pants so much that we bought a second pair. Jennifer found some in her favourite color, pink.
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Steinsdalsfossen
Spectacular Steinsdalsfossen gushing 50m over a cliff at the west end of the lake Movatnet.
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Under Steinsdalsfossen
Steinsdalsfossen is one of the most popular waterfalls in Norway because you can walk behind it and out to the other side.
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Lincoln
A classic Lincoln Continental parked in a garage along the north shore of the lake Movatnet as we return back to Norheimsund.
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Deere Tractor
Nothing runs like a Deere. With a super-reliable Deere main engine on Dirona, we always love seeing a Deere in the wild.
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Another Deere
Another Deere sighting along the north side of the lake Movatnet. The grass must be good here. :)
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Movatnet
View west from the east end of Movatnet, with Steinsdalsfossen just visible at the far end on the right and the cliff waterfall partway along (click image for a larger view).
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Dusk
Dusk viewed from the anchorage at Norheimsund (clockwise from top left: forward, aft, starboard and port).
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