Fjords & Pulpit Rock Cruise

Visit Hanseatic Bergen, and embark on a full-day excursion to the breathtaking Norwegian fjords, including a cruise on the Sognefjord and a ride on the Flåm Railway. Travel by bus along the beautiful coastline from Bergen to Stavanger. Spend a day exploring Stavanger and go on a cruise on the Lysefjord towards the most recognized natural attraction in Norway, the Pulpit Rock!

Duration

5 days

Transportation

Train, Boat, Bus

Season

Summer

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

  • Arrival in Bergen according to your own itinerary.
  • Day at leisure in Bergen.
  • Recommended attractions in Bergen:
    • 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. Bergen is with good reason called the Gateway to the Fjords due to its close proximity to the Norwegian fjords. This makes the city the perfect starting point for exploring the fjord region. Accommodation in Bergen.

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • 4-hours cruise along the coast and Sognefjord to Flåm
  • Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal
  • Bergen Railway from Myrdal to Bergen
  • Accommodation in Bergen

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will travel by boat along the dramatic western coastline of Norway before cruising along the Sognefjord, the world’s longest and deepest fjord, to Flåm. Here you will board the Flåm Railway, which passes through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides from the Sognefjord and reaching up to a height of 900 meters. There is no other adhesion railway in the world running on normal tracks that is so steep over a long distance. Return to Bergen by train from Myrdal. Accommodation in Bergen.

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

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • 5-hour bus trip from Bergen to Stavanger
  • Afternoon/evening at leisure in Stavanger
  • Recommended attractions in Stavanger:
    • Stavanger Old Town
    • Stavanger Cathedral
    • Norwegian Petroleum Museum
  • Accommodation in Stavanger

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure by bus along the western coastline includin two ferry crossings. Arrival to Stavanger after about 5 hours. Stavanger, Norway’s fourth largest city, has a fine collection of gabled houses, cobblestone streets, winding alleys and busy markets. One of Stavanger’s highlights is the Old Town (Gamle Stavanger), with well-preserved early 18th-century whitewashed wooden houses. Day at own leisure. We recommend a visit to the Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Accommodation in Stavanger.

  • Breakfast at the Hotel.
  • 3-hours cruise on the Lysefjord to the Pulpit Rock
  • Remainder of the day at leisure in Stavanger
  • Accommodation in Stavanger

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will depart Stavanger on a 3-hour guided cruise to the beautiful Lysefjord, with waterfalls, idyllic islands and with view to the famous Pulpit Rock. The Pulpit Rock is a mountain formed like a huge pulpit towering 604 meters over the Lysefjord. There is a crack between the plateau of Pulpit Rock and the mountain, and it is said that on the day seven sisters marry seven brothers from the Lysefjord area, the plateau will tear itself away from the mountain and fall into the fjord. The approximately 25 x 25 meters flat mountain plateau was most likely formed by melting frost 10,000 years ago and today you can enjoy this spectacular view from the fjord. Remainder of the day at leisure.
If you like to hike up to the Pulpit Rock after the cruise, you can add the hike fo ran additional cost (needs to be pre-booked). Accommodation in Stavanger.

Add extra nights in Stavanger - From EUR 75 per person per night

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

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure from Stavanger 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

Bergen Børs

Gold

Accommodation at 4 star hotels or at unique properties, like historic hotels or manor houses, selected for their atmosphere.

Outside (seaside) cabin included during overnight cruises.

See Gold accommodation

Services included: 

  • 4 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.
  • Cruise from Bergen to Flåm
  • Train from Flåm via Myrdal to Bergen
  • Bus from Bergen to Stavanger
  • 3-hours Sightseeing cruise to the Pulpit Rock
  • Electronic travel documentation, including a detailed travel itinerary and travel vouchers.
  • Additional services included for Tour Category GOLD only:
  • Category GOLD hotels (accommodation in standard rooms)