From Bergen to the Fjords

Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords, is one of Norway`s most beautiful cities. Bergen is like a storybook, there are so many attractions and things to see and do in this city.

From Bergen Harbour, there are numerous fjord-cruises to choose between. And the famous “Norway in a Nutshell-Tour” starts from Bergen Railway Station.

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We recommend three fjord-tours from Bergen;

Fjord Cruise #1 – The UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord

The “Norway in a Nutshell-Tour” with fjord-cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord

Tour Summary: Train from Oslo or Bergen via the wild and beautiful Flåm Railway to Flåm by the Aurlandsfjord. Then fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord to Gudvangen.

Return to Oslo or Bergen: Bus from Gudvangen via the hairpin-road Stalheimskleiva to Voss, then train from Voss on the Bergen Railway back to Oslo or Bergen.

Season: All year

Time to spend: Day trip or more, available all year. We recommend to stay longer and experience more. Read more about what to see and do in the Flåm and the Nærøyfjord area.

Booking: Book this roundtrip with train, bus, fjord cruise, activities and accommodation at Fjord Tours

Pictures from the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord

Video from Stegastein Lookout towards the Aurlandsfjord


Fjord Cruise #2 –  The Sognefjord and bus to the Geirangerfjord

The 204 kilometre long Sognefjord is “The King of the Fjords”. It is the longest fjord in Norway and the second longest fjord in the world. The Geirangerfjord is part of our common UNESCO World Heritage.

Tour Summary: Fjord cruise from Bergen on the Sognefjord and Aurlandsfjord to Flåm. You can extend this tour with bus through the beautiful fjords of  Sogn, Sunnfjord and Nordfjord via Loen to the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord.

Return to Oslo or Bergen: Train from Flåm back to Oslo or Bergen via the wild and beautiful Flåm Railway.

Season: 25. June – 26. August

Time to spend: Two to three days or more. We recommend to stay longer and experience more. Read more about what to see and do in the Geiranger and Geirangerfjord area.

Booking: Book this roundtrip with train, bus, fjord cruise, activities and accommodation at Fjord Tours

Pictures from the Sognefjord area (included some detours)

Pictures from Nordfjord (between Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord)

Pictures from the Geirangerfjord area

Video from Loen Skylift towards Loen, Olden and Nordfjord


Fjord Cruise #3 – From Bergen to the Hardangerfjord

The second longest fjord in Norway is the 179 kilometre long Hardangerfjord, “The Queen of the Fjords”.

Tour Summary: You can start this tour from Oslo or Bergen with the Bergen Railway. On this trip you will join a Fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord, from Ulvik to Eidfjord. Then you will experience the Vøringsfossen Waterfall, fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord to Norheimsund. You can also see the Steindalsfossen Waterfall and then take the bus back to Bergen.

Return to Oslo or Bergen: You can customise this trip as you like, and travel back to Oslo or Bergen from Voss via the wild and beautiful Bergen Railway.

Season: 1. May – 30. September

Time to spend: One day or more. We recommend to stay longer and experience more. Read more about what to see and do in the Eidfjord area.

Booking: Book this roundtrip with train, bus, fjord cruise, activities and accommodation at Fjord Tours

Pictures from Hardanger and the Hardangerfjord

Video from Vøringsfossen Waterfall

Video from Kjeåsen Mountain farm and Eidfjord in Hardanger


Fjord Pass

If you plan to visit the western Norwegian fjords, we recommend you to book your adventure online at Fjord Tours and to buy the Fjord Pass. Fjord Tours are experts on Norway and the fjords, and you will find all information you need on their website. You can book travel, accommodation, fjord cruises and activities. Fjord Pass will give you discount on all of this, from car rental to activities and accommodation.

Fjordtours Sognefjord in a Nutshell & UNESCO Fjord Bus Tour

Useful Links:

Fjord Tours: The Norwegian Fjords
Fjord Tours: Plan and book fjord travel, accommodation and activities
Fjord Pass: Great Discounts on Activities and Attractions in the Fjords
Visit Norway: Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway: Official page for Fjord Norway

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