Fjord Tours

Discover the Hardangerfjord - 6 days

Independent Rail Tours, Start in Oslo

This tour combines Oslo and Bergen with the breathtaking Hardangerfjord where you will spend the night in the charming fjord village of Ulvik. The Hardangerfjord region offers Norwegian nature at its most scenic, in addition to a strong cultural heritage. You will find beautiful fruit orchards, attractive farmland and a wide selection of nature based activities.

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2018 Early booking discount

Looking to travel in 2018?
We are currently offering an early booking discount for our independent rail tours; 2017 price for travel in 2018. This offer is valid until the 2018 prices have been updated on our website. The offer can not be combined with any other discounts, nor is it applicable for any additional add-ons bookable for this tour.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Bergen or Oslo

Day 01: Arrival in Oslo, the Capital of Norway

  • Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary.
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 02: Day at leisure in Oslo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Oslo.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Vigeland Sculpture Park
    • Viking Ship Museum
    • Oslo Opera House
    • Kon-tiki Museum
    • Munch Museum
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 03: Travel from Oslo via Voss to Ulvik (train/bus)

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Bergen Railway from Oslo to Voss
  • Travel by bus from Voss to Ulvik
    • Arrival approximately at 8 pm on Saturdays & Sundays
  • Recommended activities:
    • Relax by the Fjord
    • Swim in the Fjord
    • Rent a boat or a bike
    • Go for a mountain hike
  • Accommodation in Ulvik
    • We recommend adding an extra night in Ulvik

Day 04: Ulvik - Hardangerfjord – Bergen (boat/bus)

  • Breakfast at the Hotel
  • 30-minute cruise to Eidfjord
  • 2,5 hours sightseeing tour in Eidfjord:
    • Vøringsfossen Waterfall
    • Hardangervidda Nature Centre
  • 3-hour cruise on the Hardangerfjord
  • Travel by bus from Norheimsund to Bergen
  • Accommodation in Bergen

Day 05: Day at leisure in Bergen

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Bergen.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Bryggen Wharf
    • Fløibanen funicular
    • Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen
    • The Fish and Flower market
    • Old Bergen Open Air Museum
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 06: Departure from Bergen

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.

Day 01: Arrival in Oslo, the Capital of Norway

Arrival in Oslo according to your own itinerary. The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Arable fields, vast forests and the untouched nature areas. The city’s surroundings provide recreational opportunities that are frequently taken advantage of by the city’s inhabitants, as well as increasingly by visitors. Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 02: Day at leisure in Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure to explore Oslo. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. With the hop-on/hop-off Oslo cruise during summer you can easily go from the city of Oslo to Bygdøy peninsula where the Kon-tiki and Fram Polar Museum is located (please see add-ons for further details). Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 03: Travel from Oslo via Voss to Ulvik (train/bus)

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure from Oslo by train. The 5,5 hours journey from Oslo to Voss is part of the Bergen Railway, classed as one of the finest train journeys in the world. This railway connects the two largest cities in Norway and shows the diversity of the Norwegian landscape. In Voss you will change to a local bus, which will bring you through attractive farmland to the charming fjord village of Ulvik. During weekdays you will arrive at approximately 4 pm, but during weekends arrival is at approximately 8 pm. We recommend adding an extra night in Ulvik, with possibility to go kayaking, hiking or simply enjoy the scenery. Accommodation in Ulvik.

Day 04: Ulvik - Hardangerfjord – Bergen (boat/bus)

Breakfast at the hotel. From Ulvik you will depart on a cruise across the Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord at 11 am. Here you you will go on a 2,5 hours sightseeing tour by bus to visit the Hardangervidda Nature Centre and the spectacular Vøringsfossen Waterfall, Norway’s highest waterfall. In the afternoon the journey continues with a 3-hour cruise on the Hardangerfjord to Norheimsund. The last part of the journey goes by bus to Bergen, passing the impressive Steindalsfossen waterfall. Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 05: Day at leisure in Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in Bergen. Even though Bergen is the second largest city in Norway, it is rather a town with the charm and atmosphere of a small town; you can walk practically everywhere in only 20 minutes and instead of tall buildings you will find wooden houses and narrow streets. Take a stroll along Bryggen Wharf before heading to Mount Fløyen with Fløibanen funicular for a spectacular view of the city. Other sights of interest include Edvard Grieg's home Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum). Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 06: Departure from Bergen

Breakfast in the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.

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