Eidfjord is a municipality in the Norwegian Hordaland county. The municipality is situated in the traditional district of Hardanger. Its administrative centre is the village of Eidfjord, where the majority of the population lives. The other major population centre is the village of Ovre Eidfjord.
Eidfjord is located at the end of Eidfjorden, an inner branch of the big Hardangerfjorden. The village of Eidfjord is a prime cruise ship port of call. Eidfjord has some tourist sites, like Sima Power Plant that is built into the mountain itself, Mabodalen valley, and Voringsfossen waterfall which features a free fall of 597 ft (182 metres). Large parts of Hardangervidda (Europe's biggest mountain plateau) are situated in Eidfjord. The Hardangervidda Natursenter, visitors centre and museum for Hardangervidda National Park, is situated in Ovre Eidfjord.
Hardangerfjord is Norway's 2nd longest and the world's 4th longest fjord. Located in Hordaland (Hardanger), it's length is 179 km (111 ml) starting from the sea and going into the country's mountainous interior. Its innermost point is the port town Odda, and the outermost part is the Bomlafjorden.
Hardangerfjord is among Norway's most popular tourist travel destinations, becoming a major industry for aal the communities located along the fjord. Fish farming is another major industry for the Hardangerfjord towns and villages, with fish farms producing over 40,000 tons of fish (mainly salmon and rainbow trout) annually. The Norwegian brand bottled water "Isklar" (translated "ice clear") is from the Hardangerfjord's melt-water and is distributed worldwide.
Eidfjord cruise terminal
Eidfjord cruise port terminal was inaugurated in May 2005. The port has 2 pier berths for docking of cruise vessels.
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