Bergen & the Fjords

The Unesco Bryggen wharf in Bergen. Photo by Andrea Giubelli, Visit Norway

A short summer break to Bergen & Fjords – 3 nights

Bergen & the Fjords is a short break to picturesque Bergen, with amazing day excursions to the Norwegian fjords. Experience two unforgettable fjord cruises and see amazing fjord landscapes.
Highlights: Cruise on the magnificent Sognefjord, the famous Flåm Railway and a cruise to the narrow Mostraumen strait in the local Osterfjord.

• This is an independent tour (you do not travel with a group), some activities include a guide
• You can add extra nights and activities in the booking process
Prices: From NOK 12970 per person

Day to day itinerary:

View from Mount Floyen in Bergen by Sverre Hjornevik, Fjord Norway

You can take the Funicular to Mount Floyen


Arrival in Bergen

Individual arrival and check in at the centrally located Hotel Opus XVI or similar, a short walk from the waterfront, the Fish Market & shopping areas.
Bergen is beautifully located by the fjord, surrounded by 7 mountains.

Make sure to see:
The picturesque UNESCO Bryggen wharf
The authentic areas of tiny, wooden houses
The view from Mount Fløyen
Spend 3 nights in Bergen
Read about Bergen
See more pictures from Bergen

Cornelius Seafood Restaurant by Visit Bergen

Experience one of Norway's finest seafood restaurants

Optional add-on in Bergen

Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Cornelius is one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants, situated by the sea on a small island, with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries, and passing boats and ships.
Read more about dinner at Cornelius

The add-on with prices will appear during the tour booking process.

The beautiful Sognefjord by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy a fjord cruise on the dramatic Aurlandsfjord


Day excursion

Morning departure by express
boat from the centre of Bergen, taking you through beautiful coastal scenery, with narrow straits, islands, summer houses & tiny villages, then on to the majestic Sognefjord – the world’s second longest fjord.
The fjord cruise continues to the inner part of the Sognefjord and the spectacular Aurlandsfjord branch. Disembark in the tiny fjord village of Flåm, with time to look around or have lunch.

Board the Flåm Railway for an unforgettable journey through the spectacular Flåm Valley to the mountain station of Myrdal, where you join the main Bergen Line, returning to Bergen.
Read about the Sognefjord
Read about the Flåm Railway

Cruise to Mostraumen by Rodne Fjordcruise

Experience the narrow Mostraumen strait


Mostraumen strait

Deep fjords, sheer mountains, mighty waterfalls and powerful currents! This spectacular cruise takes you up the 27-km long Osterfjorden in Vestland province.
Innermost in the fjord is tiny Modalen, the second smallest municipality in Norway with about 380 residents. Underway, the fjord narrows between the steep mountains as you are brought safely through the strong currents of the shallow and narrow Mostraumen strait.
Waterfalls en route can give your face a really refreshing shower at times of peak water flow!

Voringfoss waterfall and Maabodal canyon by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Experience breathtaking scenery!

Optional add-on in Bergen

Hardangerfjord day trip w. Vøringsfossen waterfall & Additional night in Bergen*
Enjoy this extensive round trip starting with coach to Norheimsund, where you will board an express boat for a scenic fjord cruise on the beautiful Hardangerfjord. Sail past fruit orchards, waterfalls and tall mountains. The boat stops at a number of charming fjord villages along the route.

Måbødalen canyon & Vøringsfossen waterfall: Disembark in Eidfjord village and join a sightseeing coach. The coach taking you to Vøringsfossen Waterfall makes a stop at Hardanger Nature Centre, an experience centre with interactive stations, showcasing the flora and fauna of Hardangervidda National Park.

Continuing with a drive up the steep Måbødalen valley, the coach takes you to the edge of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, with dramatic views of the impressive Vøringsfossen waterfall – among Norway’s most famous natural features, with a free-falling drop of approx. 180 m.

Return to Eidfjord village and continue by fjord cruise to Norheimsund fjord village, where you disembark. Then by coach across Kvamskogen mountain plateau back to Bergen, passing the impressive Steinsdalsfossen waterfall.

*From mid-September the sightseeing coach in Eidfjord will be replaced by taxi to see the Måbødalen canyon and the Vøringsfossen waterfall. The Hardanger Nature Centre is not included with this option.

The add-on with prices will appear during the tour booking process.

Hardangerfjord cruise & Vøringfossen waterfall w. night in Hardanger & Bergen (2 nights included). Please contact us for a price estimate for this add-on.

Fishmarket in Bergen by Robin Strand, Visit Norway

See the colourful fish market in Bergen

This trip includes:

3 nights at Hotel Opus XVI w. breakfast buffet
in Bergen

Activities & Excursions:
• Unescorted Sognefjord day trip incl. Flåm Railway
• Fjordcruise to Mostraumen, 3 hours incl. audio-guiding

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

• Flights to/from Norway
• Airport transfers
• Personal travel insurance

Wooden houses in the Bryggen area by Pixabay

See the historic houses at Bryggen wharf


Choose a start date, room & number of persons, whereupon the prices will appear in the tour summary box.

 Booking & payment procedures
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Book safely with Fjord Travel Norway – a local, Norwegian travel company. We have been in business for more than 20 years, offering tours based on our goal of sustainable tourism.

Questions about this trip?

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(Mon-Fri 09:00 to 15:30 local time)


What our customers say:

  • On behalf of the group I would like to thank you and your colleagues for organizing our wonderful tour of Norway. Everything went very well including the weather, which was spectacular. We enjoyed all the hotels, the central locations you chose and the amenities, especially the lavish breakfasts. Three extra days in Oslo allowed us to tour the city at our leisure and to enjoy more of the important sights including the newly opened National Museum. The Norway in a Nutshell tour was amazing and made much easier by using your recommended porterage service between hotels in Oslo and Bergen. Both the train journeys and the boat trip were spectacular, and combined with a night in the beautiful Kviknes Hotel made for an unforgettable two days. We were very impressed by the Hurtigruten cruise, particularly the way they combined a working ship with a cruise ship, the comfortable accommodations, the food and service. It was fascinating to visit all the various ports, islands and fjords and the two included tours were excellent and informative. In the end we were glad to have the extra night in Kirkenes, to visit their lovely museum and take a trip to the Russian border. It was a good way to end the tour. Again, thank for staying with us through 2 years of pandemic postponements and changes. We certainly will recommend Fjord Travel in the future.

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