FJORD CRUISE IN WESTERN NORWAY

Here you will find suggestions for some great Fjord Cruises you can experience in Western Norway.

We recommend you to stop along the way and sample what the area has to offer in terms of accommodation and food, activities and experiences.

 

Season and Safety

Many of the activities and attractions mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. This also applies to many of the roads and accommodations mentioned. Season and opening time will vary. It depends on where it is and what activity, attraction, road and accommodation it is, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on i.a. the amount of snow and the risk of avalanches in the area. Read more about season, important safety information and your own responsibility…

Hotels in the Fjords

FJORDS NORWAY - Accommodation in the FjordsRead about recommended hotels in Western Norway. The combination of the beautiful nature, the activities you can do in all four seasons and the stay at a Great Hotel or Bath & Spa Hotel in the fjords is unique.

Norway in a Nutshell – From Oslo via the fjords to Bergen

Travel with train from Oslo to Flåm by the Aurlandsfjord. Join a fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and the UNESCO Protected Nærøyfjord. Then bus from Gudvangen to Voss and train from Voss to Bergen. From Bergen you take the Bergen Railway back to Oslo. This adventure includes train, fjord cruise, bus and four nights in Hotels (included breakfast) in Oslo, Flåm and Bergen.

Season: See Fjord Travel Norway website.

FJORDS NORWAY - Fjord Cruise outside Gudvangen in the Nærøyfjord.
Fjord Cruise outside Gudvangen in the Nærøyfjord.

Fjord Cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord

Here you will experience the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord (UNESCO World Heritage) in a fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen. 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 dramatic natural landscape. Season: all year.

A fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord can be done both ways. You can start from Flåm or from Gudvangen. If you start in Flåm, the boat will go out the Aurlandsfjord and then round mt Beitelen and enter the Nærøyfjord. It will continue to Gudvangen at the innermost part of the Nærøyfjord.

The timelapse video above (normal speed x 10) is a fjord cruise from Flåm to Gudvangen. The video below is from a fjord cruise from Gudvangen to Flåm.

You can do this fjord cruise as a roundtrip (both ways) or one way combined with bus between Flåm and Gudvangen. At Gudvangen you can visit Njardarheimr Viking Village.

The Sognefjord, Vik and Vikafjellet from Bergen

This tour from Bergen to the Sognefjord and Vik, delivered by Go Fjords, gives you the best of the Norwegian fjords. You will experience the Sognefjord from the coast to Vik by located on the southern mouth of the Sognefjord. Among others you will get a guided walk through the charming village of Vik, sample traditional cheese (Gamalost) and visit Hopperstad Stave Church, one of the few remaining Norwegian Stave Churches. This fjord cruise starts in Bergen.

Season: See Go Fjords website. Video by Go Fjords.

Go Hardangerfjord and Vøringsfossen

This tour from Go Fjords 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 ends up in Eidfjord. See video from the Fjord Cruise below. This fjord cruise starts with bus from Bergen.

Season: See Go Fjords website. Video by Go Fjords.

Go Lysefjord and Preikestolen

This fjord cruise from Go Fjords takes you from Stavanger to the Lysefjord and Preikestolen in Ryfylke. Here you can see the famous tourist attraction Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock) from the fjord. Preikestolen in Ryfylke is a flat plateau at about 25 times 25 meters, raging 604 meters vertically above the fjord. From Preikestolen you have a magnificent view across the Lysefjord and the Lysefjordheiene mountains. This fjord cruise starts from Stavanger.

Season: See Go Fjords website. Video by Go Fjords.

Fjord Cruise on the UNESCO Protected Geirangerfjord

A Fjord Cruise between Geiranger and Hellesylt is a great way to see the Geirangerfjord and the surrounding nature with numerous waterfalls and steep mountains. You will experience “the Seven Sisters” and “the Bridal Veil” waterfalls close up. The tour takes approximately one hour, and you can bring your car. You can do the cruise both ways or one way from Geiranger or Hellesylt.

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FJORDS NORWAY - Fjord Cruise on the Geirangerfjord. Seven Sisters Waterfall in the background.
Fjord Cruise on the Geirangerfjord. Seven Sisters Waterfall in the background.

FJORDS – Accommodation in Western Norway

Great Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Bath and Spa Hotels in the Fjords of Norway
Fjords Living – Special Accommodation in the Fjords of Norway

FJORDS – Useful Links

Go Fjords – Big and Small Fjord Experiences
Visit Norway – Official page for Norway
Fjord Norway – Official page for Fjord Norway

 The main Fjords in Western Norway – Map Overview