Here are some suggestions of some Fjord Cruises you can experience in Western Norway. Fjords.com recommend you to stop along the way and sample what the area has to offer in terms of accommodation and food, activities and experiences. The organizers of the cruises will give you more information, with deals on accommodation and activities. They also offer other Fjord Cruises in western Norway.
Norway in a Nutshell
You can start this tour with train from Oslo or Bergen. The tour is delivered by Fjord Tours, and is the most popular roundtrip in Norway. You will experience the Bergen Railway between Oslo and Bergen. You will enjoy the Flåm Railway, one of Norways most spectacular railways, from Myrdal Station down to Flåm and the Aurlandsfjord. You can experience some of Norways greatest hotels. You will have a fjord cruise in the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord (UNESCO World Heritage). And you will experience the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva. "Norway in a Nutshell" starts in Oslo or Bergen, and can be done all year.
The Hjørundfjordcruise from 62º nord takes you in the Hjørundfjord to Øye, where you can visit the famous Hotel Union Øye, where the cream of Europe's aristocracy spent their holidays in the early 1900s. Øye is an excellent starting point for a hike to the top of Slogen (1564 metres above sea level.) From the top you have panoramic view of the surrounding peaks, emerald green valleys and the magnificent fjords. This fjord cruise starts in Ålesund, and can be done from 23 Jun. to 20 Aug.
Hardanger in a Nutshell
from Fjord Tours takes you to Hardanger, Norway`s orchard. You will experience the Hardangerfjord, the Queen of the Fjords. You will see picturesque villages along the fjord and a beautiful lush landscape with waterfalls, rivers and steep mountains. The cruise starts at Nordheimsund, and the boat stops at Herand, Utne, Lofthus, Kinsarvik and Ulvik berfore it ends up in Eidfjord. See video from this cruise below this article. This fjord cruise starts with bus from Bergen, and can be done from 1 May to 31 Oct.
The Lysefjord in a Nutshell This fjord cruise from Fjord Tours takes you from Stavanger to the Lysefjord and Lysebotn in Ryfylke. Here you can see the famous tourist attractions Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) and Kjerag from the fjord. Preikestolen in Ryfylke is a flat plateau at about 25 times 25 metres, raging 604 metres vertically above the fjord. From Preikestolen you have a magnificent view across the Lysefjord and the Lysefjordheiene mountains. Why not do this hike when you are in the area. See video from the fjord cruise below this article. This fjord cruise starts from Stavanger, and can be done from 1 May to 30 Sep.