Tide Discovery Fjord Route from Stavanger

Visit the highlights of Fjord Norway with the Tide Discovery Fjord Route - round trip from Stavanger.

Haugesund is a small town on the west coast of Norway. This is the area where Vikings used to live and where the Viking Kings had their Royal seat.

Visiting Haugesund, you will meet a cosy coastal town that has a lot to offer for every one. Situated between Stavanger and Bergen, between the sea and the mountains, makes Haugesund the perfect destination for an active holiday. Here you may learn more about the Vikings and get to experience the scenic areas of saga landscape, towering mountains and the wild sea.

The flexible way to explore Fjord Norway for FIT travelers.

The Tide Discovery Fjord Route is based on public transport giving you the flexibility to "hop on - hop off" as you please. 

Round trip from Stavanger

Stavanger - Haugesund by bus

Travelling from Stavanger, Kystbussen, coastal express coach, offers several daily departures to Haugesund, where you can explore the Viking town.

Haugesund - Bergen by buss

Heading to Bergen with Kystbussen . As a UNESCO World Heritage City and a European City of Culture, the Bergen region is perfect to explore culture in combination  with nature and exciting urban life. When you have seen the hightlights of Bergen, it is time to continue to the fjord.

Bergen - Odda by bus

From Bergen Bus Station you take the Skyss bus no 930 to Odda. The 11:50 departure is direct (3hrs5min) and available daily except Saturdays. For alternative departures, see link to timetable below. There is no need to pre-book this bus, you can pay directly on board. Odda is a village situated by the Hardangerfjord. Stay as many nights as you like, but we do recommend that you book accomodation in advance.  

Odda - Preikestolen by bus

Continue from Odda with Trolltunga-Preikestolenekspressen, along the scenic route RV 13. The route is available with one daily departure in July and August. Arriving at Preikestolenhytta in the afternoon you can hike to Preikestolen for the spectacular view, and spend the night at Preikestolenhytta or continue to Stavanger.

Preikestolen - Stavanger by bus and ferry

From Preikestolhytta you take the Tide shuttle bus to Tau and continue with the Norled ferry from Tau to Stavanger. In Stavanger you can explore the city, take a fjord cruise on the Lysefjord or go for a hike to Kjeragbolten, a round rock wedged solidly in a mountain crevice.


Please find links to booking and for more information about attractions and accommodation in the area below.


Distance Operator Price    Pre-booking    Departures    Accommodation & attractions  
Stavanger - Haugesund   Kystbussen/Tide 300,-  Link Timetable Stay and do in Haugesund

Haugesund - Bergen

Kystbussen/Tide 390,- Link Timetable  Stay and do in Bergen
Bergen - Odda Skyss 324,- N/A Timetable Stay and do in Odda
Odda - Preikestolen Tide 695,- Link  07:30 am Stay and do in Preikestolen
Preikestolen - Tau Tide 125,- Link Timetable  
 Tau - Stavanger Norled




Stay and do in Stavanger


Choose the directions you prefer;
Stavanger-Haugesund-Bergen-Odda-Stavanger or Stavanger-Odda-Bergen-Haugesund-Stavanger.

The round trip is available from Bergen, Haugesund and Oslo, and you can choose between a full round trip and a half round trip.