Is it possible to visit the Western Fjords from Oslo, and spend only one day? I do not have any car, how do I get to the fjords? What fjord in Norway do you recommend to visit? What activities can I do in the fjords?
There are many questions on how, where and how long time you need to experience the Western Fjords from Oslo. Some great fjords to visit are the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord. See below for more information about fjord cruises on the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord which are two branches of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord.
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.
“Norway in a Nutshell” roundtrip – From Oslo via the fjords to Bergen
Tour Summary: Travel with train on the Bergen and Flåm Railways 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.
Return to Oslo: 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.
Time to spend: Five days included four nights in hotel.
Booking: Book this roundtrip with train, bus, fjord cruise, activities and accommodation at Fjord Travel Norway.
“Norway in a Nutshell” from Oslo 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 from Oslo 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.
Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord – What to See and Do
Flåm, Aurland and Gudvangen are perfect starting points for experiences in and around the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord, two of the world’s most beautiful and dramatic fjords that are also included in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Join a fjord safari or a fjord cruise. See the fantastic view from Stegastein viewpoint and taste the local goat cheese in Undredal. Visit the Viking village Njardarheimr in Gudvangen and experience the history and culture of the Viking Age. Flåm Railway is the train journey from fjord to mountain, perhaps the most beautiful train journey in the world. Combine this train journey with cycling along Rallarvegen which goes from the high mountains via Flåmsdalen Valley to Flåm. Aurlandsdalen Valley is one of Norway’s most popular hikes. The Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord are both part of the 204 kilometer long Sognefjord which is located in the northern part of the county of Vestland, in the middle of Western Norway.
Sakte – Stay and Explore the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord
“Sakte” is a collaboration between companies that provide adventures, accommodation, dining and short-travelled food- and products. “Sakte” are located in the area around the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord and is an offer for those who want to contribute to a sustainable society in the world heritage area.
Accommodation in the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord area
Overview of where you can spend the night in the area around the Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord.
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