Experience the Norwegian Fjords by Boat and Train

Highlights

  • Experience Bergen and fjord sailing on a Viking-style ship
  • Take the famous Flåm Railway offers stunning views of Norwegian fjords and mountains
  • Observe the breathtaking Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord on a scenic cruise
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What you'll do

Overview

Discover one of Norway's most compelling cities and some of it's grandest scenery on this week long adventure from Bergen to Balestrand and back. Along the way enjoying fjord cruises and magical train journeys whilst immersing yourself in the local culture and cuisine.

Your trip to Norway encompasses a week-long exploration of the stunning landscapes and cultural treasures. During this trip you’ll have ample time to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the fjords and experien...Read All

Arrival Day

Meet your driver in the arrival hall, and go by private car from the airport to your accommodation in the city centre to relax and refresh after your journey.

Spend your first evening at your leisure, exploring the stylish streets of Bergen and getting your bearings ahead of the first full day of your Norwegian adventure.

 

 

Accommodation – Zander K (or similar)

Zander K has established itself as one hippest hotels in Bergen and guests are t...Read All

Sail like a Viking

Today you will embark on a private sailing trip!

Experience Bergen and fjord sailing on a Viking-style ship! Rigged with a square sail and built clinker-style, with overlapping wooden planks, the ship represents Norwegian ship design and building techniques that can be traced right back to the Viking era. This more modern version comes equipped with an engine and the latest safety equipment, meaning you can enjoy cruising Viking-style safely and in a variety of weather conditions. Take...Read All

Into Fjord Country

After checking out, go to the train station and catch the morning train in the direction of Myrdal. After a scenic ride, disembark at Myrdal Station, the highest train station on the Oslo-Bergen line. Situated at 867 meters above sea level, there is no road connection to the station which makes for a unique, adventurous feel.

You will then connect on the famous Flåm Railway. The Flåm Railway has been described as one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world and is one of the...Read All

Fjord Cruise

Today you will experience the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord (UNESCO World Heritage) in a fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen (and back).

Numerous wild and beautiful waterfalls and rivers characterize the landscape, crossing the rugged mountains and deciduous and coniferous forests on their way down to the fjords. Beautiful villages with a sustained cultivated landscape with remainders of old farms and mountain pastures and unique cultural monuments gives a extra dimension to the dram...Read All

Aurland to Balestrand by Ferry

Today you will travel leisurely by Ferry from Aurland to Balestrand.

The journey takes about an hour to get to your destination giving you plenty of time to explore your next destination. Balestrand is located on the northern shore of the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest, deepest fjord. Balestrand has long been admired for endless fjord views, enormous mountains and beautiful wooden villas.

The centre of Balestrand is very small but charming. You can follow the interesting, well m...Read All

Private boat trip

This Fjord excursion is a creative, authentic experience on a boat with a local. A guided and entertaining boat experience, combination of sightseeing, storytelling, fjord fishing creating childhood memories.

The experience is private and will last approximately 1hr 30min.

 

Accommodation – Kviknes Hotel (or similar)

Kviknes Hotel is a grand, 18th-c...Read All

Back to Bergen by Boat

You will not head back to your start point by travelling along Norway’s longest and deepest fjord: the Sognefjord, also known as the “King of the Fjords”. This 4-hour cruise to Bergen through the outer parts of the Sognefjord and along the coast, with islands, local fjords, tiny settlements & summer houses, passing through narrow straits.

The boat takes you to the very heart of Bergen, close to the Fish Market and a short distance walk back to your hotel.

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Departure Day

Today, check out of your hotel in Bergen and head to the airport to catch your return flight home.

We hope you have had an incredible time in Norway, and come away feeling as though your experiences have gone further than your average holiday, and that you’ve got a real insight into the culture and lifestyle in this spectacular part of the world.

What's included

Included

  • 3 nights accommodation in Bergen
  • 2 nights accommodation in Aurland
  • 2 nights accommodation in Balestrand
  • 5 breakfasts (Self catering in Aurland)
  • Ferry from Aurland to Bergen
  • Transfers
  • Train tickets
  • 1,5 hour boat trip "sail like a viking"
  • Trip to Stegastein viewpoint in private taxi
  • Nærøyfjord Cruise Aurland-Gudvangen roundtrip (approximately 4 hours)
  • Ferry Aurland-Balestrand (about 1 hour)
  • 1,5 hour private boat trip on the Fjord at Balestrand
  • Ferry Balestrand-Bergen (about 4 hours)
Your local host

Linda

We are a team of dedicated locals ready to take you for local walks or tailor-make your dream holiday off-beaten track. Our team consists of dedicated locals who strongly believe in showcasing the country's finest and most unique experiences. We pride ourselves in our local knowledge, and utilize every bit of it to make incredibly enriching experiences which are sustainable and at the same time memorable.

We are a team of dedicated locals ready to take you for local walks or tailor-make your dream holiday off-beaten track. Our team consists of dedicated locals who strongly believe in showcasing the country's finest and most unique experiences. We pride ourselves in our local knowledge, and utilize every bit of it to make incredibly enriching experiences which are sustainable and at the same time memorable.

Location

Your Norwegian adventure begins when you land in Bergen, where you will be taken directly to your accommodation. After a couple of nights in Bergen, you’ll take the train to Flåm, spending a few hours there.

From there, you’ll be taken by taxi to your accommodation in Aurland for a couple of nights, enjoying a cruise and trip to Stegastein viewpoint.

Your trip then moves onto Balestrand where you’ll enjoy another day on Fjords on a private boat trip.

You’ll then take a ferry to Bergen, where you will spend your final night in Bergen, before catching your return flight from Bergen itself.

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