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Hardanger Cider Festival

The western fjord region of Hardanger is nicknamed the "fruit garden of Norway" – it's the country's most prolific plum, pear, wild cherry and apple farming region, and is famed for its cider production.

In October, the town of Øystese holds a fruit and cider festival. As well as the extensive food and drink stalls and exhibitions and lectures on production, there is a competition crowning the year's best cider producer.

Open cider houses to visit:

Steinstø Fruktgard is located in Kvam herad, about 1 ½ hours' drive from Bergen. Garden is a family farm, and has been in the Steinstø family for 8 generations.

Spildegard . Sideri and the apple cheese specialist in Hardanger. Garden sale, apple cider tasting, picnic basket and rent pressing.