Fjord Tours

Discover the Hardangerfjord - 6 days

Independent Rail Tours, Start in Bergen

Travel from Bergen to Oslo via 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.

Tour details

This tour can commence in: Oslo or Bergen

Day 01: Arrival in Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords

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

Day 02: 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 03: Cruise on the Hardangerfjord to Ulvik

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Travel by bus from Bergen to Norheimsund.
  • 3-hour cruise on the Hardangerfjord.
  • 2,5 hours sightseeing tour in Eidfjord:
    • Vøringsfossen Waterfall
    • Hardangervidda Nature Centre
  • 30-minute cruise to Ulvik (arrival at 15:00 hrs).
  • Accommodation in Ulvik.
    • We recommend adding an extra night in Ulvik

Day 04: Travel from Ulvik via Voss to Oslo (bus/train)

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Ulvik until 3 pm.
  • Recommended activities:
    • Relax by the fjord.
    • Swim in the fjord.
    • Rent a kayak or bike.
    • Go for a mountain hike.
  • Travel by bus from Ulvik to Voss.
  • Bergen Railway from Voss to Oslo (arrival approx. 11pm)
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 05: 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 06: Departure from Oslo

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Departure from Oslo according to your own itinerary.
    • Optional: Include Copenhagen with our “Copenhagen, Cruise & Oslo” tour extension, with or without the night in Oslo.

Day 01: Arrival in Bergen, the Gateway to the Fjords

Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary. Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and the world’s only city surrounded by 7 mountains and 7 fjords. Bergen is located on the west coast of Norway with close proximity to the famous Norwegian fjords. Accommodation in Bergen.

Day 02: Day at leisure in Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. 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 03: Cruise on the Hardangerfjord to Ulvik

Breakfast at the hotel before departing from Bergen by bus. Just before reaching Norheimsund you will pass the impressive Steindalsfossen Waterfall. From Norheimsund you will depart on a 3-hour cruise on the Hardangerfjord to Eidfjord. The Hardangerfjord is the second largest fjord in Norway, and famous for it’s fruit orchards. The contrast created by green hillsides, orchards in blossom and snow-clad mountains has inspired many, and among them the well known Norwegian composer Edvard Grieg with his famous composition «Spring». If travelling in May you will have the possibility to see the lovely blossoming of the fruit trees.
In Eidfjord 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. The last part of today’s journey is a 30-minute cruise to the small village of Ulvik, beautifully located by the Hardangerfjord. We recommend adding an extra night in Ulvik, with possibility to go kayaking, hiking or simply enjoy the scenery. Accommodation in Ulvik.

Day 04: Travel from Ulvik via Voss to Oslo (bus/train)

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at leisure in Ulvik before departing by bus to Voss in the afternoon. We recommend going on a kayaking trip, a hike or to relax in these beautiful surroundings. During the bus ride you will pass through attractive farmland. In Voss you will change to 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. The 5,5 hours train ride will take you across the mountain to Oslo, the capital of Norway. Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 05: Day at leisure in Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will get to explore Oslo, the capital of Norway. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo Opera House. Accommodation in Oslo.

Day 06: Departure from Oslo

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Oslo according to your own itinerary.
If you would like to include Copenhagen at the end of this tour, we are happy to book our "Copenhagen, Cruise & Oslo" tour extension for you, with or without the night in Oslo.

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