Located along Norway’s western coast, Bergen sits in a ring of seven mountains and seven fjords – making for a great base of exploration to some of the country’s most spectacular nature. The Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord tour allows you to experience all of the region’s natural riches within a single day. Hosted by Fjord Tours, the Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour includes a cruise on the narrow and beautiful Nærøyfjord and the mighty Sognefjord. The Nærøyfjord is a UNESCO-protected fjord, while the Sognefjord and the area surrounding it widely considered to be among the most spectacular travel spots that the “Land of the Midnight Sun” has to offer.
The Bergen Railway
The one-day trip takes you on a train ride along the famous Bergen Railway, Northern Europe’s highest stretch of railway. The Bergen Railway is widely considered one of the world’s most scenic train rides, running through Norway’s spectacular mountain terrain – think picturesque lakes, lush forest and colorful buildings.
The train ride will take you to Voss, where you will hop on a bus to Gudvangen. From there, you can easily travel down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva before you board your cruise. As well as the fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, the tour also offers a bus ride along the fjord, so you have the opportunity to experience the mighty Sognefjord from both land and fjord.
Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord
The Nærøyfjord is set to massive mountains that reach peaks of 1,700 meters high – meaning they will leave you breathless at first glance. It’s easy to see why this is one of the most popular natural attractions in all of Norway, as the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord can be admired with all its steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering cliffs and breathtaking waterfalls. The cherry on top is the cruise on the Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord.
Activities Along the Way
There are tons of activities that you can add to the Sognefjord and Nærøyfjord in a nutshell tour, many of which depend on the season you intend on visiting. Outdoor enthusiasts can opt for a kayak tour in addition to the main cruise – a completely new way to experience the mighty fjords. White water rafting, sea kayaking and hiking trails are other ways to immerse yourself in Norway’s outstanding natural beauty. For a leisurely experience, take to the skies and head to the Voss Gondola for panoramic views 820 meters above sea level.
Back to Bergen
The cruise of the mighty Sognefjord takes you back to Bergen. The tour is self-guided, transfers and connections are easy to find and clearly marked or announced. You will receive a detailed itinerary with information about transfer points with your tour booking confirmation. So take your time and move at your own pace!