Cruises from Kinsarvik
Kinsarvik is a village that lies at the confluence of Sørfjorden and the Eid Fjord, two fjords that flow into the Hardangerfjorden, which in turn flows into the Atlantic Ocean. (Hardangerfjorden is the second largest fjord in Norway.) The village has a population of around 500. It has been an important location since the Viking age, alongside three fjords. The Kinso river runs through Kinsarvik (“the Bay of Kinso”), dropping 1100 m from the vast Hardangervidda plateau via four spectacular waterfalls.
While the shores of the Hardangerfjord are steep and rocky, the low banks of the Kinso river were an ideal place for Vikings to repair longships, and to defend themselves.