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.