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. We recommend three fjord-tours from Bergen.
Hotels in the Fjords
Read 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.
From Bergen to the Hardangerfjord
The second longest fjord in Norway is the 179 kilometer long Hardangerfjord, “The Queen of the Fjords”.
Tour Summary: You can start this tour with bus from Bergen to Norheimsund. On this trip you will join a Fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord, from Norheimsund to Eidfjord. Then you will experience the Vøringsfossen Waterfall. Then Fjord Cruise back to Bergen.
Season: See Go Fjords website
Time to spend: Day trip
Booking: Book this roundtrip with bus, fjord cruise and activities at Go Fjords. Video by Go Fjords.
“Norway in a Nutshell Tour” to the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord
Norway in a nutshell, from Oslo or Bergen to Flåm and the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. The Nærøyfjord is a branch of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord, “the King of the Fjords”.
Tour Summary: Train on the Bergen Railway from Oslo or Bergen via the wild and beautiful Flåm Railway to Flåm by the Aurlandsfjord. Then fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.
Another possibility is a train on the Bergen Railway from Oslo or Bergen to Voss, a bus from Voss to Gudvangen, a fjord cruise on the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord from Gudvangen to Flåm and a train on the Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal.
Return to Oslo or Bergen: Bus from Gudvangen to Voss, then train from Voss on the Bergen Railway to Oslo or Bergen.
Another possibility is train on the Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal and a train on the Bergen Railway from Myrdal 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, Aurland, the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord area.
Booking: Book this roundtrip with train, bus, fjord cruise, activities and accommodation at Fjord Tours.
An autumn trip to Flåm by the Aurlandsfjord
One evening in October, I boarded the train at Oslo Central Station. I was going to take the train along Bergen Railway to Myrdal. Finally, I was going to experience the Flåmsdalen valley, the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord in autumn colours again. It had been far too long since the last time.
I joined a fjord cruise on the Aurlandsfjord and the Nærøyfjord. Never have I seen these fjords more beautiful than this day. Here are some words that I got from a tourist who was on the same boat trip. He posted the comment on a timelapse video I made from that fjord cruise:
– My girlfriend and I were on this cruise that day and it was truly a magical morning. The water was like glass and the rising sun kept changing the mountain views all around us as we silently glided through the fjord.
NOTE – You can do this trip from Bergen also. You need to take the train from and to Bergen instead of Oslo. The fjord adventure starts at Myrdal Train Station. See Vy.no for time tables for train between Bergen and Myrdal.
Bergen – The Gateway to the Fjords
Bergen is the second largest city in Norway and is known as “The Gateway to the Fjords”, and some believe that Bergen is the most beautiful city in Norway.
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