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By Cruise Critic Staff

Port of Eidfjord

Tucked under the granite cliffs of Europe's largest mountain plateau and surrounded by an icy fjord and a river that's fly-fishing heaven for those in search of trout and salmon, this community of 900 residents in Western Norway is yards from the small pier and easily explored in an hour.

The Art Gallery N. Bergslien holds fascinating paintings by Norwegian painter Nils Bergslien (1853-1928), which depict the landscape and daily life of his time, while several shops sell local knitwear and crafts.

Most visitors head for the region's natural wonders, which can be viewed by bus tours, helicopters or an hourlong ride on the "troll train." The Eidfjord (pronounced "Ayd-fjord") tourist office offers information on easy-to-access hiking trails, as well as free Wi-Fi.

About Eidfjord


Pro

This charming town is worth spending some time in -- there's an art gallery and a few unique shops

Con

If you prefer more active port days, you'll have to venture outside of town, likely via organized tour

Bottom Line

Though tiny in size, Eidfjord makes for a scenic stroll between excursions to the surrounding areas


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Currency & Best Way to Get Money

Norway's currency is the krone. Credit cards are widely accepted and an ATM can be found a few hundred feet from the pier, by the Coop supermarket just past the tourist office. For current currency conversion figures, visit www.xe.com.

Language

Norwegian is the official language, but English is widely spoken.