Utne is a village village is located on the northern end of the Folgefonn Peninsula, at the confluence of the Sørfjorden and Hardangerfjorden. The village is the site of Utne Church. The village of Alsåker lies about 10 kilometres to the west on the northern shore of the peninsula and the village of Vikebygd lies about 20 kilometres to the south along the eastern shore of the peninsula.

Utne is a ferry port with regular ferry routes from Kinsarvik to Kvanndal via Utne, connecting the two sides of the fjord. Utne is also home to the Utne Hotel, Norway’s oldest hotel in continuous operation, founded in 1722.