Fjord & Glacier Adventure

Cruise along the western coastline of Norway and into the Sognefjord. Walk on a glacier, go downhill biking and experience a fjord safari with RIB boat on the Nærøyfjord. For the more adventurous at heart we can offer white water rafting as an optional activity, alternatively a fjord kayaking tour.

Duration

7 days

Transportation

Train, Boat, Bus

Season

Summer

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary.
  • Recommended attractions:
    • Bryggen Wharf
    • Fløibanen funicular
    • Edvard Grieg’s home Troldhaugen
    • The Fish and Flower market
    • Old Bergen Open Air Museum
  • Accommodation 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. Located on the west coast of Norway, Bergen is the perfect starting point for visits to the Norwegian fjords. Sights of interest 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.

Add extra nights in Bergen - From EUR 69 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Day at leisure in Bergen.
  • Afternoon departure by boat from Bergen to Sogndal.
  • Accommodation in Sogndal.

Breakfast at the hotel. This day is at your own leisure before afternoon departure by express boat in northern direction along the western coastline of Norway. After a few hours the journey continues along the Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest fjord, to the fjord village of Sogndal. Accommodation in Sogndal.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Glacier bus from Sogndal to Jostedal.
  • Visit Glacier Museum (Breheimsenteret).
  • Glacier Walk (Short Blue Ice Walk - 2 hours on ice).
  • Glacier bus from Jostedal to Sogndal.
  • Accommodation in Sogndal.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will travel with the glacier bus via Gaupne to Jostedalen and the Nigards Glacier. The valley of Jostedalen offers spectacular scenery, mainly shaped by glacial erosion. The Nigards Glacier is one of the most famous glacial outlets of the Jostedal glacier, the largest glacier in Northern Europe. At the Nigards Glacier you will experience a 2-hour guided glacier walk, a short and easy blue ice trip taking you deep into an icy landscape. It is not a hard or physically demanding trip and is therefore suitable for all who wish to experience what glacier walking is really like. After an adventurous day in Jostedal you will arrive back in Sogndal in time for dinner.
Accommodation in Sogndal.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Bus from Sogndal to Leikanger (not possible on Saturdays).
  • Boat from Leikanger to Flåm.
  • Afternoon at leisure in Flåm.
  • Recommended attractions in Flåm:
    • Ægir Brewery
    • Flåm Railway Museum
    • Hiking
  • Accommodation in Flåm.

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure before departing by bus to Leikanger where you will board the express boat for a 1-hour cruise to Flåm, Norway’s only fjord village with train connection. Afternoon at leisure to explore Flåm. The area offers great hiking possibilities. We would also recommend an afternoon excursion to Stegasteinen viewpoint which offers spectacular view of the Aurlandsfjord. Accommodation in Flåm.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Flåm Railway, Flåm-Myrdal-Berekvam.
  • Downhill biking from Berekvam to Flåm.
  • Fjord Safari with RIB boat from Flåm to Gudvangen.
  • Optional fjord kayaking tour in Gudvangen.
  • Bus from Gudvangen to Voss.
  • Optional rafting in Voss (if not adding kayaking).
  • Afternoon at leisure in Voss.
  • Accommodation in Voss.

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure with the Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal, before heading half way down again to Berekvam station. The railway passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides reaching a height of up to 900 metres. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is so steep over a long distance. At Berekvam station you will leave the train, meet your guide and continue the remaining 11 kilometres to Flåm by bike (your luggage will be transported to your hotel in Voss). The downhill bike ride follows a gravel road along the river with spectacular view of the waterfalls, mountain sides and valley. If you like you can even fill your water bottle from the river and streams along the way. In the fjord village of Flåm you will have some time at leisure before you will go on a thrilling Fjord Safari along the narrow Nærøyfjord, which was added to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 2005. The RIB boat will bring you close to shore, giving you the opportunity to have a closer look at the spectacular nature and fauna of the Norwegian fjords. You will also experience the tranquility of an area hard to reach and seldom visited and learn about the history and geography of this amazing place. If you are lucky you might even see some seals. After 1,5 hours you will arrive in Gudvangen, at the head of the Nærøyfjord. If you like, you can add a 4-hour kayaking tour on the fjord, please see experiences for more information. Afterwards, a bus will be waiting to take you through the Nærøy Valley and attractive farmland to Voss, famous for its annual Extreme Sports Week. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation in Voss.

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Optional White Water Rafting.
  • Optional excursion to Hardangerfjord.
  • 1-hour train from Voss to Bergen.
  • Accommodation in Bergen.

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you can choose between catching the morning or afternoon train to Bergen (approximately 1 hour train ride). If spending the day in Voss, we recommend joining the white water rafting including a delicious barbecue lunch. On the 3,5-hour rafting tour you will get wet, you will have to paddle, you might fall in, the raft could flip over, but you are guaranteed to have the time of your life. As an alternative to white water rafting we recommend an excursion to the Hardangerfjord and Eidfjord. Please see experiences below for details and additional costs. Accommodation in Bergen.

Add extra nights in Bergen - From EUR 69 per person per night

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

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

Tour category

Grand Hotel Terminus

Silver

Accommodation at good tourist class hotels equal to 3 to 3+ stars according to Scandinavian standard.

Inside cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Silver accommodation

Services included: 

  • 6 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast
  • Boat Bergen – Sogndal
  • Glacier bus Sogndal – Jostedal - Sogndal
  • Bus Sogndal - Leikanger (NB: not available on Saturdays; earlier departure on Sundays)
  • Boat Leikanger – Flåm
  • Train Flåm - Myrdal - Berekvam
  • Mountain bike rental Berekvam – Flåm
  • Fjord Safari with RIB boat Flåm – Gudvangen
  • Bus Gudvangen – Voss
  • Train Voss – Bergen
  • Entrance to Breheimsenteret Glacier Centre
  • Short Blue Ice Walk - 2 hours on the ice with glacier guide. Glacier gear included.
  • Boat trip out to the glacier
  • Tour guide from Berekvam to Voss (guiding during Fjord Safari and bus ride from Gudvangen to Voss only).
  • Luggage transport Flåm – Voss
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.