The Grand Tour of the Fjords

Cruise on Sognefjord by Robin Strand, Visit Bergen

An amazing Fjord cruise round trip – 8 nights

The Grand tour of the Fjords is an extensive round trip based on eco-friendly public transport, with fjord cruises on 3 main fjords of Western Norway, 3 scenic rail lines & spectacular excursions.

You can add nights & excursions
• This is a Self-guided trip (not with a group)
• Prices from NOK 18995 per adult

Fjord Travel Norway – a local, Norwegian travel company, has been in business for more than 20 years. Our tours are based on our goal of sustainable tourism

Day to day itinerary:

Parliament building, Oslo Norway. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy a stay in charming Oslo!

DAY 1

First night in Oslo

Individual arrival to Oslo and check in at a centrally located hotel.
Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslofjord, surrounded by forested hills, with an extensive waterfront, where you will find the Aker Brygge & Tjuvholmen pedestrian areas.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the price)
Read about Oslo

Optional:
Add City sightseeing or Fjord cruises in Oslo

Bergen line. Photo by Rune Fossum, NSB

Beautiful scenery along the Bergen line!

Balestrand village. Photo credit Kviknes hotel

Stay in beautiful Balestrand fjord village!

DAY 2

Travel to Balestrand fjord village

Bergen Line: Morning departure by the spectacular Bergen Line, taking you through the scenic Hallingdal valley & across the beautiful Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the mountain station of Myrdal, where you change to

Flam Railway: Enjoy this 1 hour journey from mountain to fjord through the most spectacular scenery, with mountain peaks, waterfalls, tiny farms & a beautiful river.
Read about the Flam Railway

Sognefjord cruise: Disembark in the village of Flam, where you board the express boat for the fjord cruise to the beautifully located Balestrand fjord village – you will experience the entire Sognefjord, starting with the Aurlandsfjord branch, continuing on the main fjord, with calls at tiny fjord villages en route.
Disembark in Balestrand village and check in at the beautifully located Kviknes Hotel.
Spend 1 night in Balestrand

The Funicular in Bergen. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Innovation Norway

Take the Funicular in Bergen, with amazing views!

Day 3

Fjord cruise to Bergen

Continue the cruise on the impressive Sognefjord. At the mouth of the fjord the boat continues along the beautiful coast, through a maze of islands and local fjords, taking you to the very heart of Bergen.
Spend 2 nights in Bergen

Read about the Sognefjord
Read about Bergen

Hardangerfjord on a summer day by Sverre Hjornevik, Fjord Norway

Experience the beautiful Hardangerfjord!

DAY 4

Hardangerfjord day excursion

Full day round trip, starting by train to Voss, where a coach takes you from the train station through beautiful scenery to the tiny fjord village of Ulvik.
Board the express boat to start the scenic fjord cruise on the beautiful Hardangerfjord, disembarking in the tiny village of Eidfjord for a connecting sightseeing trip by coach.

Read about the Hardangerfjord

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

See the Mabodal canyon with Voringsfoss waterfall!

Mabodal canyon & Voringsfoss waterfall

The coach takes you through the breathtaking Mabodal canyon to the edge of the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, with dramatic views of the impressive Voringsfossen 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.

Bergen at sunset by Willy Haraldsen, Visit Bergen

Goodbye to beautifully located Bergen!

DAY 5

Bergen & Evening cruise departure

Spend the day at leisure in Bergen – see the Fish Market, the old UNESCO Bryggen wharf, take the Funicular to the top of Mount Floyen, before the cruise departure at 8PM on one of the authentic Hurtigruten ships from Bergen to Trondheim.
Spend 2 nights on board
The authentic Hurtigruten
General information & facilities on board

Cruise to Mostraumen by Rodne Fjordcruise

Enjoy a cruise to the narrow Mostraumen strait!

Optional add-on:

3 hour fjord cruise to Mostraumen strait
This spectacular tour from Bergen takes you up the 27-km long Osterfjord in Hordaland province.  Underway, the fjord narrows between the steep mountains as you are brought safely through the strong currents of the shallow and narrow Mostraumen strait.

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

The Unesco Geirangerfjord Norway. Photo by Terje Rakke, Nordic Life/Destinasjon Geiranger Trollstigen

Experience the 7 waterfalls in the Geirangerfjord!

DAY 6

Geirangerfjord cruise*

The ship arrives to the coastal town of Alesund in the morning, then it continues for a fjord cruise on the main Storfjord before it turns in to the beautiful UNESCO Geirangerfjord, with waterfalls and steep mountain sides.
Arrival to the tiny fjord village of Geiranger after lunch. Disembark in tender boats to join the land excursion.
*In September the ship sails in to the dramatic, unknown Hjorundfjord instead of the Geirangerfjord.
Read about the Geirangerfjord

Geirangerfjord. Photo by Fred Jonny Hammero-More og Romsdal fylke

An unforgettable view from the Eagle's Road!

Land excursion from Geiranger*

Eagle’s Road: Join this exciting land excursion by coach, taking you from the fjord and sea level via hairpin bends to the Eagle’s Road, with a marvellous view of the Geirangerfjord below.

Across the mountain and descend to the fjord, with a short ferry crossing before the coach starts the trip across the next mountain.

View of Trollstigen Road by Agurtxane Concellon, Hurtigruten

Experience the breathtaking Trollstigen Road!

Trollstigen hairpin road: Enjoy a breathtaking view & a dramatic descend via the spectacular Trollstigen hairpin road through the most spectacular scenery to Andalsnes fjord village, then along local fjord areas to the town of Molde, where you rejoin the ship.
Read about the Trollstigen excursion

*In September there will be an amazing land excursion in the Hjorundfjord instead of the Eagle Road & Trollstigen road.
Read about the Hjorundfjord excursion – A taste of Norway

Colourful Trondheim by Morten Sage, Visit Trondheim

Take a walk in authentic, historic Bakklandet in Trondheim!

DAY 7

Arrival to historic Trondheim

Disembark after breakfast, with a short taxi drive to a centrally located hotel. Spend the rest of the day at leisure in this picturesque town, with Norway’s only cathedral; Nidarosdomen, several authentic areas with tiny, wooden houses and a selection of large historic wooden buildings.
Spend 1 night in Trondheim
Read about Trondheim
See more pictures from Trondheim

The Dovre rail line Norway. Photo by Rune Fossum, NSB

Experience the scenic Dovre Line!

DAY 8

By the Dovre Line to Oslo

Morning departure from Trondheim. Enjoy the beautiful train journey across the Dovrefjell mountain plateau and through the scenic Gudbrandsdal valley to Oslo. Check in to a centrally located hotel as per day 1.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the price)

Optional:
You can add nights in Oslo during the tour booking process.

Akerselva river by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

Off the beaten path in Oslo; a cascading waterfall in Akerselva river!

Munch Museum Oslo by Tord Baklund, Visit Oslo

See original Edvard Munch paintings in Oslo!

National Theatre Oslo by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

See Henrik Ibsen in front of the National Theatre in Oslo!

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet (+dinner in Balestrand)
in Oslo, Balestrand, Bergen & Trondheim

Hurtigruten cruise
2 nights in standard outside cabin w. separate beds & private facilities
Breakfast on board

Transport
Sognefjord in a Nutshell combination ticket:
Train Oslo-Myrdal
Flam Railway Myrdal-Flam
Express boat Flam-Balestrand-Bergen

Train Trondheim-Oslo

Activities & Excursions
Unescorted Hardangerfjord day trip incl. Mabodal canyon & Voringsfossen waterfall
Geiranger with Trollstigen Pass incl. dinner, OR Hjorundfjord: A taste of Norway excursion

All taxes & VAT

View of Bergen from Mt Floyen by Oyvind Heen, Visit Bergen

Enjoy a spectacular view from mount Floyen in Bergen!

PRICES & BOOKING

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Questions about this tour?

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What our customers say:

  • I wanted to thank everybody. We had a wonderful trip. Everything went well and fortunately we had the chance to see the lights while on the cruise. All my friends in Turkey would like to go on a similar trip. So I will be in touch with you. Thanks again and best wishes to all of you.

    Candan, Turkey

  • Thank you for assisting us with our trip to Norway. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel. The arrangements you made for us were perfect. The lodging was comfortable and the excursions were fun. Tom and I rarely use the services of a travel company when we travel; you enriched our trip and made the planning easy.

    Alison, United States

  • We just recently completed the Tromso, Northern Lights & Arctic Coast tour. I am writing to say what an amazing tour we had. Everything ran smoothly without an issue, the accommodation was fantastic and the tours were brilliant. We cannot fault the package at all. I would also like to thank Franziska and Lene, they both were fantastic in answering all my questions promptly, whilst booking the tour. Thank you for a wonderful and memorable holiday!

    Robert, Australia