At Åkrafjordtunet you will find an exhibition on Folgefonna National Park, the Tourist Information office, a café, and shops that sell local products. The exhibition includes text and photos on Folgefonna, an informative film, and a display of local minerals. Other exhibits highlight the cultural traditions of the fjordside hamlets and villages, giving you a glimpse of Eikemostølen mountain farm, and old farmsteads that are now abandoned. There is particular focus on the nearby scenic valley Sandvikedalen, the Åkrafjord and Langfossen falls – which CNN included on its list of the world’s ten most beautiful waterfalls!

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Tasty local fare

The grocery at Åkrafjordtunet takes great pride in selling award-winning cured meat, game and many local specialities. Thursdays and Sundays are particularly worthwhile days on which to visit Åkrafjordtunet’s café. Every Thursday traditional potato dumplings are served with meat and sausages, and on Sundays there is a three-course buffet, based on time-honoured recipes.

Maps and a wealth of brochures are available, and the knowledgeable staff will answer your questions about Folgefonna National Park and other attractions in the area.


Activities in Åkrafjord

Hike up along Langfoss waterfall
Hike to the Potholes at Rullestad
Activities by Åkrafjorden oppleving


Bungee jumping from Trolljuv bridge
Eljervik gard
Sauabre cabin


Rullestad is a hamlet situated on the shore of a lake, between the beautiful mountains east of the Åkrafjord. Here and in the vicinity, you can enjoy varied activities, magnificent scenery and exciting attractions, and find accommodation.

Langfoss Falls

Langfoss is the fifth highest waterfall in Norway and Europe’s 16th highest, but its magnificent surroundings and accessibility have placed it on CNN’s list of the World’s 10 Most Beautiful Waterfalls.

Buardalen – a hike to the edge of the glacier

From the town of Odda, getting to the glacier is easy. An 8-kilometre drive takes you up to Buer (250 m), and you can already see the glacier from the parking lot. A marked trail leads right up to Buarbreen, a majestic glacier arm of Folgefonna.

Rosendal Stone Park

If you want to scratch beneath the surface and really understand Folgefonna National Park and its surroundings, then you should visit Rosendal Stone Park. It is situated just a 10-minute walk from Rosendal village centre and harbour.

About the national park

Folgefonna, the third largest glacier on mainland Norway, is the heart of the national park. Exotic and dramatic, this magnificent glacier has drawn tourists since 1833. Here are glacier tongues and icefalls, wild valleys, and raging rivers of rushing meltwater and scenic summer pastures.