The new Folgefonn Centre in the village of Rosendal, on the Hardangerfjord, offers interactive exhibitions on the Folgefonna National Park, aquatic life in the Hardangerfjord, the world’s water cycle, sustainable use of natural resources, and climate change.
As a part of the exhibitions you will also find information on Folgefonna national park. Here you can also get information on activities and hiking in the national park, gateways and attractions around the Folgefonn peninsula.
Folgefonn Centre and the Boatbuilding Museum have joint admission. The Skaaluren Collection documents the history of wooden boatbuilding in Hardanger, with emphasis on the peak years 1850–1950. At the museum entrance, there is information about the region’s modern maritime industries.
The Folgefonn Center is a non profit, self-governed institution, which is founded by the municipalities on the Folgefonn Peninsula (Jondal, Ullensvang, Odda, Etne, Kvinnherad) and the University of Bergen.
Its goal is to operate the Folgefonn Centre as a center for research-based knowledge dissemination on themes relevant to the Folgefonna Glacier and the landscape and fjordsystems on the Folgefonn-Peninsula.
The center enjoyes substantive support from the Norwegian Institute of Marine Research, Bjerknessenteret/University of Bergen and the Folgefonna National Park visitor Centre.
The Board of the Folgefonnsenter Foundation
Knut Førland, Kvinnherad – chair