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 four fjord-tours from Bergen.


Season and Safety

Many of the activities, attractions, roads and accommodations mentioned on this website are open only in summer and are closed in winter. Season and opening times will vary, it usually opens in the summer and closes in the autumn, depending on, among other things, the amount of snow and the risk of landslides and avalanches in the area.

Important information about roads in Western Norway: There are restrictions on the length of vehicles on many of the roads in Norway. Many roads in Western Norway are prone to landslides and avalanches, especially in rainy and snowy weather. There might also be a chance that some of the roads are closed in short periods, especially during winter, due to weather and danger of rock- and snow avalanches and other dangerous conditions. Some of the roads in Western Norway are closed during winter! Winter tires are required in winter. Read more about Tyre Requirements in Norway...

It is important to take precautions for weather and road conditions, both when you drive and when you are out in nature in Norway. It is recommended to use a guide on the tours described on this website. Read more about safety and your own responsibility...


From Bergen to the Hardangerfjord and Vøringsfossen Waterfall

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.

Fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord from Bergen to Rosendal

Join a fjord cruise on the Hardangerfjord to beautiful Rosendal. This fjord cruise starts in Bergen, you get to experience the idyllic archipelago and the Hardangerfjord which is surrounded by snow-capped mountains and mighty waterfalls. You have three hours to explore Rosendal on your own while the boat is waiting at the quay. You can explore the Barony in Rosendal with its magnificent garden which is full of beautiful and fragrant flowers. The Barony is Scandinavia’s smallest castle and was finished built in 1665 AD. Season: See Go Fjords website.

Fjord Cruise from Bergen to Osterfjord and Mostraumen

Join a 3-hour fjord cruise from Bergen to Mostraumen and Mo, which lies deep in the narrow Osterfjorden. The boat will go close to one of the waterfalls along the fjord and it will navigate safely through the powerful currents in Mostraumen. Season: See Go Fjords website.

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.


Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

VISIT NORWAY is the official travel guide for Norway. VISIT NORWAY'S FJORD GUIDE gives you a good overview of the most beautiful fjords in Norway. USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords.

From Bergen to the Fjords – Map Overview