Historical Gems, Majestic Surroundings

Just off the Hardangerfjord, Norway’s second-longest fjord, Rosendal’s natural neighbors include towering snow-capped mountains, the massive Folgefonna National Park, and its picturesque harbor.

Ideal for short strolls and sightseeing, several historical treasures await and offer a glimpse into life in the Middle Ages. Natural beauty can be found in every direction, too—a longer hike in the many trails surrounding the town reveal lakes, rivers, waterfalls, and misty, green valleys. 

If you’re not venturing out of town, savor some fresh, local food overlooking the fjord at Martha Meidell restaurant, or venture to Barony Rosendal for lunch in its 300-year old rose garden. 

Barony Rosendal

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Barony Rosendal

Built in 1665 in the rolling foothills overlooking Rosendal, this quaint estate, also Scandinavia’s smallest palace, is home to Norway’s only perfectly preserved 17th century room. Stroll through exquisite gardens, view art exhibitions, take a guided tour, savor light fare (or several-course feasts), or catch concerts and theatre in the courtyard.

Steinparken (Rosendal Stone Park)

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Steinparken (Rosendal Stone Park)

As scenic and serene as it is informative, a stroll through this park and open-air gallery showcases the natural beauty and significance of the Folgefonna Peninsula’s geology and natural history. It holds several stone pieces by famous sculptor Bård Breivik, is perfect for picnics, and is just a 10-minute walk from the harbor.

Kvinnherad Church

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Kvinnherad Church

Overlooking the harbor, this fascinating white stone church offers breathtaking views in every direction and a glimpse well into centuries past once inside. Built in 1255 with a mix of Romanesque and Gothic styles, Kvinnherad operated as the region’s parish through the Middle Ages. In 1678, it became a private church for the baron of nearby Barony Rosendal (the first members of the Rosenkrantz family lie embalmed in a sepulcher connected to the church) and the venue wasn’t returned to the public until 1910.

Rosendal, Norway At a glance

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