Attractions in Odda
Odda Church was built in 1870. On the altar, there are two paintings; the crucifixion and the Holy Communion. You can find information about the services at Odda county's homepage.
Skare Church was consecrated in 1926. "Chapel church" was built in timber according to old tradition.
Tourist path to Folgefonna
There are several known tourists paths to Folgefonna. One of them is a 3 hours walk from the centre of Odda. Take your skis on the back and be prepared for the tough climbing. But coming on the top and enjoying skis for example in the middle of July is worth it. Path leads to the cottage Holmaskjær.
In 1981 a big area of this mountain plateau became protected as National Park. The landscape is very varied. In the central and eastern parts there are open, almost flat plateaus, while in the south and west the area is broken up by high mountain ridges, reaching some 1700 metres in height. In Hardangervidda contains the largest herds of wild reindeer in Europe and also other animals can be seen here, for example rare arctic fox. Area houses a glacier, Hardangerjøkulen, the sixth largest ice-cap in continental Norway.
Oddadalen (the valley of waterfalls) and LåtefossOddadalen, or the Odda valley, is the gate to Odda from the south. The valley is narrow, with steep mountain sides and a wild river next to the road. When driving through the valley, you will see 5 big waterfalls, one of them the famous twin waterfall Låtefoss.
Buer valley and Buer glacier
Buer glacier is an arm of Folgefonna glacier, the third largest glacier in Norway. The road to the glacier leads through the Buer valley surrounded by beautiful and wild nature and steep mountains. The distance from the centre of Odda and from the Hardanger Hotel to the glacier is app. 8 km. The whole trip to the glacier and back takes app. 3 hours.
The Oddmund stone
It is a big stone located at Hildal, app. 10 min drive from Odda centre. A stone fell down the 12th of March 1978, and it has been named after the landowner Oddmund Hildal.