Oslo, Bergen & Sognefjord Experience

Travel from Bergen via the fjord village of Balestrand to Oslo. Embark on a fjord cruise on the Sognefjord with an optional fjord & glacier excursion to Fjærland, before continuing comfortably on the Flåm- and Bergen Railway.

Start the tour in Oslo instead of Bergen?

Duration

4 days

Transportation

Train, Boat

Season

Summer

Tour Type

Self-guided

Itinerary - Day by day

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

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

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Fjord cruise from Bergen to Balestrand.
  • Optional half day fjord & glacier excursion to Fjærland (June-August).
  • Accommodation in Balestrand.
    • Room with fjord view included.

Breakfast at the hotel before heading north along the western coastline of Norway. After a few hours the cruise will continue along the Sognefjord, the world's longest and deepest fjord, to the fjord village of Balestrand. Arrival around noon. Afternoon at leisure in Balestrand. As an alternative we recommend a half day glacier excursion to Fjærland. You will travel on the Fjærlandsfjord and experience one of the most beautiful fjord arms in Norway (June-August). Accommodation in Balestrand (room with fjord view).

Add extra nights in Balestrand - From EUR 115 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Fjord cruise to Flåm.
  • 2,5 hours at leisure in Flåm.
    • Possibility to add an overnight in Flåm and a tour to see the Nærøyfjord.
  • Flåm Railway from Flåm to Myrdal.
  • Bergen Railway from Myrdal to Oslo (arrival in Oslo at 22:30 hrs).
  • Accommodation in Oslo.

Breakfast at the hotel and time at leisure until noon. Departure from Balestrand by boat to the fjord village of Flåm. Here you will have two and a half hours at leisure. However, by adding an overnight in Flåm, you will have the possibility to join a tour to see the Nærøyfjord. The Nærøyfjord is the narrowest fjord channel in Europe, and has been added to UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites (please see add-ons for further details). Departure from Flåm to Myrdal by the Flåm Railway, connecting the Sognefjord with the Bergen Line. You will pass through wild and beautiful mountain scenery with waterfalls and steep mountain sides before reaching Myrdal. In Myrdal you will change to the Bergen Railway,classed as one of the finest train journeys in the world. The 5-hour train journey will bring you across Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau, with Finse as the highest train station at 1222 metres above sea level. Arrival in Oslo at approximately 22:30 hrs. Accommodation in Oslo.

Add extra nights in Oslo - From EUR 89 per person per night

  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Recommended attractions in Oslo:
    • Viking Ship Museum
    • Vigeland Sculpture Park
    • Oslo Opera House
    • Kon-tiki Museum
    • Munch Museum
  • Departure from Oslo according to your own itinerary.

Breakfast at the hotel. We higly recommend spending the day in Oslo.The Norwegian capital is beautifully situated at the head of the Oslo Fjord and surrounded by forested ridges. Oslo offers many well know sights such as the Vigeland Sculpture Park, the Viking Ship Museum, the Munch Museum and Oslo’s opera house. Departure from Oslo according to your own itinerary. Alternatively you can take the train back to Bergen or combine this tour with one of our other tours starting in Oslo.

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

Reviews

This is what our customers say about this trip.

Tim Williams - United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed the few days that we spent, from Oslo to Flåm, to Balestrand, and to Bergen. We especially enjoyed the Bergen railway, the Flåm railway and the trip to Fjærland.

Tim and Joyce Williams - United Kingdom

Your itinerary guide was comprehensive and very clear on where to go and how to find the various travel points. Everything worked perfectly, and it really removed all the stress from our journey.

Services included: 

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation in a standard room with private shower/WC, including breakfast.
  • Room with fjord view in Balestrand
  • Train from Oslo via Myrdal to Flåm
  • Express Boat from Flåm to Balestrand
  • Express Boat from Balestrand to Bergen
  • 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)
  • NSB Comfort/1st class on the train from Oslo to Myrdal

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