Once we came down from the plateau we took a little road up a hill to a parking lot PACKED with RVs (more on this later) and were gobsmacked by the view of the Mabodalen valley.
One of the most famous waterfalls in Norway is on this road, it’s called the Vøringsfossen and it’s got a drop that’s 182 meters high. We got there right after the sun went down over a mountain peak, so we missed the rainbow that apparently parks itself at the top of the falls in the afternoon.
We spent the night on the edge of the Eidfjord, with a view of Hardanger bridge. One of the most chill places we found to sleep, on the old road alongside a tunnel. There were a few other campers there, but we managed to space it out so we had our privacy. It was fajita night, and we fell asleep to the sound of the waterfall behind us.
In terms of hikes in the area, we didn’t do Trolltunga — the most famous one, because 1) we were feeling too out of shape for a 28 km “difficult” hike and 2) it’s PACKED in summertime. We did a smaller one on the same path to Trolltunga, called Lilletopp, which I would recommend if you have less time/energy or if you just like to be alone on a hike. We saw maybe 4 people on our way up, and the views are still excellent.
We also ate tons of exorbitantly-priced fish, but more on this later. I think I’ll leave it at that, even though I could go on… Let’s just say, Norway’s got the views if that’s what you’re looking for. Feel free to holler if you’re heading there and have any questions !