On March 24th, the Norwegian government released new updates on the coronavirus situation. They still discourage all forms of travel, not being strictly necessary. On the 3rd of April, the counsilman, informed local accommodation businesses the following; "The local council has, based on the local medical officer's advice, prohibited all accommodation of recreational travelers". Lasting until the 13th of April. The prime minister will inform the public whether these regulations will be extended, on the 8th of April. Sæbø Camping
5784 Øvre Eidfjord
Tlf: +47 +53665927
Sæbø Camping is located in Øvre Eidfjord, approx. 300 m from the main road 7 which is the main thoroughfare from Oslo to Bergen.
The camping site is situated in beautiful and quiet surroundings between high mountains by the shore of Lake Eidfjord. The site covers an area of 30.000 m2. 2/3 is camping area, the rest is covered by forest. The terrain is flat with open grass-field split up by small groups of trees. Next to the site runs the salmon- and trout-river Bjoreio.
Capacity: 14 cabins (4 - 6 beds)
60, 10-16 Amp, el-outlets for caravans/mobile
The servicebuilding is recently extended/rehabilitated and contains:
• Reception and kiosk. -Fresh breakfast-bread every morning.• Wireless internet.
• Separate cabinets with sink, hot/cold running water and el- outlet.
• Showers with hot/cold water (10 nok coin-automates). Heated floor.
• Facilities for people with a disability, shower and toilet. Heated floor.
• Family room and changing room for babies. Heated floor.
• Laundry-room with washing machine, cloth dryer (3x 10 nok coins)
• Dishwashing rooms.
• Campingkitchen with stove, oven, workbench and sinks for dishwashing.
• Room for disposal of chemical toilets and outletwater from caravans.
• Freshwater for caravans.
For fishing and in the Eidfjord Lake we have boats and canoes for rent.
The camping site has a well-equipped playground for children.
Cabin, 16 m2 with 4 beds, table and chairs, refrigerator and cooking plate (simple kitchen), terrace outside: NOK 520,-
Cabin, 25 m2 with equipped kitchen, sleeping room with 4 beds, washing room with hot/cold water, double sleeping sofa in the living room, terrace outside: NOK 710,-
New Cabin, 26 m2 with equipped kitchen, nice bathroom with shower and toilet, 3-4 sleepingplaces, big terrace outside. High standard NOK 950,-
New Cabin, 33 m2 with equipped kitchen, nice bathroom with shower and toilet, 4-5 sleeping places, big terrace outside. High standard NOK 1150,-
All cabin prices are excluding bedlinnen, which costs 100,- Nok per person extra.
We only allow dogs in a couple of the simple 16m2 cabins.
Camping: Pr car/caravan NOK 180,-
Adults NOK 30,-
Children (4-12) NOK 15,-
Electricity NOK 35,-
Empty spill water and sewage (for those who are not staying) NOK 75,-
In Øvre Eidfjord you find Hardangervidda Nature Centre and Hardangerviddahallen, a very good restaurant. Near the camping you also find Best Advetures activity Centre, the biggest outdoor activity company in Hardanger. They offer among Glacier Expeditions, Sea Kayaking, River Kayaking and Rafting Power Kiting and Archery Sport. Activities for the whole family from beginners to experts. Open all days in season: 1/5 – 1/ 10 .
In Eidfjord (6 km away), which is a larger village with supermarkets, and other shops, postoffice, cafes and a good tourist information. Øvre Eidfjord is the last settlement before the road rises up to Hardangervidda, the largest mountain plateau in Europe, and a good starting point for walking in the mountains.
HARDANGERVIDDA NATURE CENTRE is a lively, multicoloured experience centre: Ivo Caprino Super videograph with 200 seats and five screens,3D models, Interactive videos, modern aquarium section, 700 m2 exhibition area, a good restaurant and a big souvenir shop. The centre tells you about Hardangervidda and the inner fjord regions, about nature and how it is traditionally used.
The Måbø Valley and Vøringsfossen shows the arterial roads through the wild and beautiful Måbødalen, to the modern main road that mainly runs through tunnels. The touristic pattern of movement in this area, is cuurently underdevelopment with a viewpoint which can be accessed from Fossli Hotel. The popular cycling and hiking road, which used to be a narrow road for cars, is closed due to an increase in heavy rockfall, but it is still possible to walk down to the river and waterfall from Vøringfoss cafeteria. Fishing license can be bought in the reception (Sæbø Camping), for 50,- nok, and be combinded with seeing the waterfall from below.
SIMA HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION - one of the largest and most modern in Northern Europe. Unfortunately no longer available for guided tours.
SYSENDAMMEN, 1.160 m wide and 84 m high stone levee for the main water storage for Sima HPS. Seen from RV7. Parking
HJØLMODALEN, is the third most popular staring point for hikes in the Hardangervidda National park. Anywhere from a 1,5 hour hike to several days of hiking (ask us for details). Take off from Road 7 just 150 meters after exiting the campsite in the direction of Eidfjord, drive through the village, and continue up the steep and narro road elevating 880 meters in 11 km. Passing an old farmstead inhabited from the 1600s until 1990 after about 5 km, followed by a the parkings one after 10 km and the other at the end of the road. Despite what you travel guidebook tells you, this is not a place to drive with a motorhome. The road is owned, maintained and used mainly by local and regional farmers, so please be respectful.
KJEÅSEN montain farm, 600 m above the fjord. You may walk to this taking a left when you come to a crossroads by the end of the Sima fjord, following a sign at which a hiker is diplayed. Park by the parking at the end of this road, and follow the trail starting along the Fjord. This is a steep trail in which there is a rather exposed log you wlak on for a couple of meters while holding onto a rope. More comfortable to do on a dry day. In case you want to drive all the way up to the mountain farm, continue on where you take a left when doing the hike, and take a left by a sign informing you you can ONLY drive up every whole hour, and down every half hour. This is because the road is narrow, especially in the tunnel.
HARDANGERJØKULEN glacier - seen from RV7 or can be reached by some hours walking.
HARDANGERVIDDA National Park is with its 3.430 km2, Norway’s largest national park. With the special landscape, nature, arctic flora and fauna. Plenty of longer and shorter hikes to do in the area, but we are happy to help in the reception.