Cider by the Sognefjord


From seeds to fruit to cider


Crisp Apples, Historic Sips

Cider is not just cider. The first written record of fruit growing in Norway can be found back through the Norse culture, where the first whispers of fruit growing in Norway were etched into Vik i Sogn's history. The echoes of Aldinhage, an orchard dating back to 1201, resonate through Sverre's saga, signifying the Norse term for apple – 'aldin.'

One cannot truly grasp the essence of this historic cider legacy without embarking on a pilgrimage to the Ciderhuset in Balestrand. Here, at the heart of an organic fruit orchard boasting over 100 varieties, the Cider Academy awaits. This haven not only invites you to savor the craftsmanship of cider but also offers a unique learning experience.


Cider Tasting

Cider tasting is an affair to remember. Whether you are an aficionado or new to the world of cider, there's an option for everyone, including a non-alcoholic alternative.


Cider Cruise

For those yearning for other immersive experiences, the FjordX Cider Cruise from Sogndal to Fimreite is an unmissable adventure during the summer. Join the voyage and discover Haug Gard - Odelsgut, where the magic of cider and fruit wines unfolds against the backdrop of a genuine farm experience. The aromatic symphony of droplets on apple skins and the gentle caress of blossoms sets the stage for a sensory journey like no other. Take a Fjord Cruise, enjoy a leisurely bike ride along the fjord, and immerse yourself in the charm of Norway's oldest fruit district.

The allure of Ølmheim Cider Garden and Amble Farm's cider production adds yet another layer to this tale of liquid gold. Delve into the world of cider craftsmanship, where each bottle tells a story – a story deeply intertwined with Norwegian history and the passion of the region's cider producers.


The best cider in Europe comes from the Sognefjord district

These exceptional cider producers, with their commitment to quality and a deep connection to the land's heritage, have acclaim on the international stage. Their crafts embody a harmonious blend of traditional methods and innovative techniques, resulting in ciders that not only tantalize the taste buds but also captivate judges worldwide. The results: The best Cider award in different international competitions. 

This recognition is a statement of the Sognefjord's unique terroir, where cool breezes, fertile soil, and centuries-old apple varieties converge to create liquid gold. As these producers continue to push boundaries and redefine excellence, the Sognefjord stands as a beacon of cider artistry, leaving an indelible mark on the global cider landscape.


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