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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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