Cider Tasting


Cider Tasting


Taste your way through five ciders and learn about cider production

  • 13:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday

  • May 20th to September 20th

  • Lasts 45 minutes

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270 NOK Alcoholic drinks
170 NOK Non-alcoholic drinks Contact us for private bookings


Learn about Norwegian cider traditions in a family-run organic orchard. The Cider House in Balestrand offers 45-minute summertime cider tastings which includes a flight of five ciders and a short educational program with one of the family members. You learn about fruit growing, cider production, and taste different styles of cider: traditional Norwegian acidic ciders, West-Country style tannic ciders, pear cider, flavored cider, and fruit wines. You get an introduction sparkling cider production, made with the same traditional method as Champagne and other sparkling wines. 

The cider tradition in Sogn is freewheeling and unrestrained, resulting in many unique and innovative drinks. This was the first place where bitter cider apples were grown, and among the ciders that Balholm produces are a hopped cider, cider with malt, and Viking Cider, a replica of an ancient fermented fruit drink. 

  • There is also a non-alcoholic flight of five juices. 

  • The drinking age in Norway is 18.

  • The Cider House is 1.5 km from the center of Balestrand, a 25-minute walk away.