Here you will find suggestions for some great 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 organisers of the cruises will give you more information, with deals on travel, 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.
Season: All year
The Geirangerfjord and Nærøyfjord
Norway’s two most beautiful fjords, the Geirangerfjord and the Nærøyfjord; both included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You will experience the Raumabanen Railway with the Kylling bridge and the Trollveggen cliff, the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund, a journey on the Hurtigruten Ship to the magical Geirangerfjord and the popular Norway in a nutshell® trip from Bergen to Oslo. The trip is available from Bergen, Oslo and Ålesund.
Season: 1st June to 31st August
Hjørundfjord and Norway in a Nutshell
This roundtrip from Fjord Tours is a fantastic trip in some of the wildest and most beautiful fjords, mountains and valleys we have in Norway. You will enjoy the Raumabanen Railway with the Kylling bridge, the Trollveggen Cliff and the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund. From Ålesund a journey with the Hurtigruten Ship on the Hjørundfjord with steep rock walls and small rural communities. The popular Norway in a nutshell® trip from Bergen to Oslo. The trip is available from Bergen, Oslo and Ålesund.
Season: 1st September to 31st October
The Sognefjord in a Nutshell
This tour from Bergen to the Sognefjord, delivered by Fjord Tours, gives you the best of the Norwegian fjords. You will experience the Sognefjord from the coast to the narrow fjord-arms Fjærlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. You will see the glaciers hanging down from the Jostedalsbreen Glacier. And you will enjoy the Flåm Railway, one of Norways most spectacular. Experience some of Norways greatest hotels, like Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand and Fretheim Hotel in Flåm. This fjord cruise starts in Bergen.
Season: 1st May to 30th September
Hardangerfjord in a Nutshell
This tour 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.
Season: 1st May to 31st October
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.
Season: 1st May to 30th September
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