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Where to find us

Iris is located inside the floating art installation Salmon Eye in the Hardanger fjord in Western Norway. The only way to get here is to board one of our electric boats from the town of Rosendal.  

The closest international airport is in Bergen, from where there is a ferry service to Rosendal several times a day. Rosendal also offers plenty of accommodation possibilities, for example Rosendal Fjordhotel and Rosendal Turisthotell.

Please see below for detailed information on how to get to Iris.

We are also able to help with facilitating private transportation at your request. Please reach out at if you have any enquiries.





I'm arriving from

By car

There are two routes from Bergen to Rosendal by car.

Route 1 via Fv 48. 1 ferry - 119 km approx. 2h 30min.
Route 2 via E39. 2 ferries - 96 km approx. 2h 35min.

By boat

From Bryggen, you can take the Hardangerfjord Express directly to the center of Rosendal. Tickets can be bought in advance here. The voyage takes about 2 hours.

The boat also stops at Flesland, making it a perfect fit everyone arriving in Bergen by plane.

By car

Route 1 via E39 - 2 ferries - 171 km - approx 4h 30 min
Route 2 via E39 and Stord - 2 ferries - 185 km - approx 4h 15 min

By plane

You can fly from Sola Airport to Bergen Airport (BGO). From here, you can either continue by car or by boat.

By car

It's a long but beautiful drive from Oslo to Rosendal. The route is approx. 400 km, and takes about 6 hours and 30 minutes. Be vary of weather conditions, as the mountain pass might be closed on the most windy or snowy days.

By plane

You can fly from Oslo Airport (OSL) to Bergen Airport (BGO). From there, you can continue either by car or by boat.

By train

From Oslo S, you can enjoy a beautiful journey across the beautiful Norwegian highlands. You can buy tickets here.

Practical information

Here you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Iris and the experience. If your question is not answered below, please feel free to check out our booking page, or send an email to

Extreme weather

Please be aware that, in extreme weather conditions, travel to the restaurant can be rendered impossible, please see our booking page for more information.

How long does the experience last?

The experience lasts for approximately 6-8 hours.

What is the dress code at Iris?

There is no formal dress code at Iris. Please wear/bring clothes according to the weather, as it can be windy at sea.

You are required to wear a life jacket during the first part of the expedition. You are welcome to wear a long dress, but it might prove a challenge with the life jacket.

Can i change the size of my booking?

Changes in party size are only possible at our discretion and if we can seat you at a table matching your party size. Note that we only accept reservations for parties of 1-6 guests.

Requests for changes in party size must be made via email to and require a written confirmation to come into effect.

Booking releases

We release new tickets on the following dates:

December and January is closed

February, March, April 2024 is released  December 1st 2023 at 12:00 CET

May, June, July, August 2024 is released  March 1st 2024 at 12:00 CET

September, October, November 2024 is released  July 5th at 12:00 CET

Are you able to accomodate dietary restrictions?

Due to the restaurant’s location and the ensuing complex logistics, we only serve a set menu. We are not able to accommodate all dietary restrictions. If the dietary requirements dictate comprehensive changes in the menu that will result in a compromise of standards we unfortunately might not be able to accommodate your request.

If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies please send us an e-mail at before booking your experience to confirm that we can accommodate your restriction.

Departure times

The boat leaves the dock promptly at the time of your reservation. Please find your way to the dock 10-15 minutes prior to your reservation to ensure you are getting on the boat in time. If you miss the boat. It is not possible to join another departure. If you are running late, please let us know by calling +47 477 03 081.

Chef Anika and Nico walking along the shores of Snilstveitøy.