Travel from Bergen to the Sognefjord and Geirangerfjord, overnight in fjord villages and embark on a cruise with Hurtigruten along the Norwegian coast from Trondheim to Bergen. Enjoy fjord cruises and scenic roads including the Troll Road and the Atlantic Ocean Road.
This tour can commence in: Bergen
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. Attractions in Bergen include the Hanseatic Bryggen Harbour, Fløibanen Funicular, Troldhaugen, the Fish and Flower market, Bergen Aquarium and Gamle Bergen (Old Bergen Open Air Museum). Accommodation in Bergen.
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Bergen heading in a northeasterly direction via Voss. Before continuing to Balestrand, we recommend a detour to visit the fjord village of Flåm where you can experience the Flåm Railway. The railway passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides from the Sognefjord and reaching up to a height of 900 metres. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is so steep over a long distance. Return from Flåm through the Nærøy Valley and continue across the Vika Mountain to Vik. A short ferry crossing (to be paid on spot) will take you across the Sognefjord to Balestrand, a charming village located by the fjord. Accommodation in Balestrand (room with fjord view).
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure in the Sognefjord region. We recommend an excursion to visit Fjærland and the Glacier Museum. Travel on the Fjærlandsfjord and experience one of the most beautiful fjord arms in Norway. Along the fjord, the old hamlets and farms are reminders of the struggle for existence in past times. Local busses will transport you to the Glacier Museum, where you will learn more about the glaciers and how the fjords were formed. From there you will continue to one (half-day tour) or two different extensions of the Jostedal Glacier; Supphellebreen and Bøyabreen glaciers (not possible to walk on the glaciers). If choosing the full day excursion you will have time at leisure to explore Fjærland, often referred to as the Norwegian Book Town. Return by ferry to Balestrand (please see add-ons for excursion details and prices). Accommodation in Balestrand (room with fjord view).
Breakfast at the hotel. Today your journey continues from Balestrand in northern direction, bringing you across the Gaular mountain on one of Norway's National Tourist Routes. Continue in northern direction via Stryn to Hellesylt, where you will depart on a 1-hour ferry crossing along the Geirangerfjord. The Geirangerfjord was added to the UNESCO world heritage list in 2005, and is truly a spectacular sight with its waterfalls and steep hills. Accommodation in Geiranger (room with fjord view).
Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure. We recommend a visit at the Norwegian Fjord Centre, where you can learn how people lived along the steep edges of the fjords. The area also offers great hiking possibilities. Accommodation in Geiranger (room with fjord view).
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart Geiranger by car up the Eagle Road, which offers panoramic view of the Geirangerfjord. A short ferry crossing (to be paid on spot) will bring you to Linge where you will continue by car to the Troll Road, one of Norway’s best known tourist attractions. The road has 11 turns and the highest point is 858 meters above sea level. Dramatic, exciting and the ultimate nature experience - this is the best way to describe it. From Åndalsnes the drive continues in northern direction across the Langfjord, including another short ferry crossing (to be paid on spot) in direction of Molde. Continue past Molde to Bud and take the scenic ocean road to Farstad and the Atlantic Ocean Road - The 8.3 km long road is built on several small islands and skerries, and is spanned by eight bridges and several landfills. The Atlantic Ocean Road was voted "Norwegian Construction of the Century" in 2005, and is currently Norway's second most visited scenic road after the Troll Road. An underwater tunnel will bring you to Kristiansund, known for its klip fish production. Accommodation in Kristiansund.
Breakfast at the hotel. Today the journey continues in eastern direction through Nordmøre - a region characterized by the amazingly short distances between high mountain ranges and the wild open sea. The 3-4 hour drive will bring you to Trondheim, Norway’s 3rd largest city. The city was founded by Viking King Olav Tryggvason in 997 BC, and occupies a special place in Norwegian culture and history. Trondheim was Norway’s first capital and continues to be the coronation city where Norway's Kings from Harald Hårfagre (10th century BC) to King Harald V (1991 -) have been crowned and blessed. We recommend a visit at the Nidaros Cathedral, built over the grave of St. Olav. Next to the cathedral you will find the Archbishop’s Palace, the oldest secular building in Scandinavia. Other sights of interest are Kristiansten Fortress, the Monk’s Island, Trøndelag Open Air Museum and Stiftsgården – the Royal Residence in Trondheim. We also recommend a stroll in Bakklandet, located on the east bank of the river Nid. Here you will find old wooden buildings which were formerly worker’s dwellings but are now partly restored as homes or charming shops and restaurants. Accommodation in Trondheim.
Breakfast at the hotel before departure at 10 am by Hurtigruten, described as the world’s most beautiful sea voyage. The overnight cruise from Trondheim to Bergen starts through the Trondheimsfjord and along Trondheimsleia channel, before continuing southwards to Kristiansund and Molde. Kristiansund is the home of dried fish production while Molde is known for its breathtaking location with panoramic views of the 222 partly snow-clad mountain peaks (Romsdal Alps).
Accommodation onboard Hurtigruten.
Morning at sea. Enjoy your breakfast and the beautiful coastal scenery during the last part of the cruise to Bergen. You will experience magnificent fjord- and archipelago scenery, before the ship arrives at its destination at 14:30 hrs. Accommodation in Bergen.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Bergen according to your own itinerary.