Hardbakke is the administrative center of the municipality of Solund in Sogn & Fjordane. In addition to the administrative center, the local tourist information, bank, post office and a small center with local shops are located at Hardbakke.
Population: 259 (2012)
The guest harbour at Hardbakke is a popular destination for boat tourist in the summer. The harbour has fasilities such as WC/shower and washing machines. The restaurant Solund Bryggje, which serves local food, is also located by the harbour. Solund Bryggje is open during the summer.
The coastal arboretum in Hardbakke is a collection of trees and plants of largely indigenous species. There are 60 different species planted there. The rhododendron collection is a sight to behold in early summer. Integrated into the arboretum, there is a 5 km footpath over a variety of terrain with a wonderful view over the outer Sognefjord.
Hardbakke is located at the foot of the mountain Ravnenipa. There are marked trails to the top, from both the south and north side. From the top you get a great view of the municipality.
Hardbakke is the starting point for the island hopping round trip, which is a very popular tour during the summer. See activities - island hopping for more information.