Sognefjord Cruise & Balestrand Village, Oslo to Bergen

Cruise on Sognefjord by Robin Strand, Visit Bergen

One-way fjord cruise package from Oslo to Balestrand & Bergen – 4 nights

Sognefjord Cruise & Balestrand Village is a relaxing trip with fjord cruises on the majestic Sognefjord & the beautiful Aurlandsfjord branch. As well as, train rides on the amazing Bergen Line & the famous Flåm Railway. Starting with a night in Oslo, then 2 nights in the beautiful Balestrand fjord village & 1 night in picturesque Bergen.
Highlights: Train rides on the Bergen Line & Flåm Railway. Fjord cruises on the Aurlandsfjord & the main Sognefjord.

• 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 10620 per person

Day to day itinerary:

City Hall Oslo by Didrick Stenersen, Visit Oslo

View of Oslo


First night in Oslo

Individual arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel.
Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslofjord, surrounded by forested hills. In Oslo you can visit the Viking Ship Museum (closed for rebuilding to 2025/2026 – artefacts from the Viking Age can be seen at The Historic Museum in the city centre), the Holmenkollen Ski Jump, the Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the price)
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Add City sightseeing or Fjord cruises in Oslo

Bergensbanen line by Oivind Haug, NSB

Bergen Line


Bergen Line

Morning departure by the Bergen Line, taking you through the scenic Hallingdal valley and across the spectacular Hardangervidda mountain plateau to the mountain station of Myrdal. It is the highest mainline railway in Northern Europe crossing the Hardangervidda mountain plateau at 1300 m above sea level. The line is some 500 km long, and Finse is the highest station with an altitude of 1222 m above sea level.
Read about the Bergen Line

Cruise on Sognefjord by Sverre Hornevik, Flam AS

Cruise on Sognefjord

Flåm Railway & Fjord cruise

At the tiny Myrdal Station you change to the famous Flåm Railway for an unforgettable descend from mountain to fjord through the Flåm Valley, with mountain peaks, cascading waterfalls, tiny farms and the beautiful river.
In Flåm village you board an express boat for a fjord cruise on the spectacular  Aurlandsfjord & the majestic Sognefjord.
Disembark in the beautifully located Balestrand village. Check in at the historic Kviknes Hotel, room with fjord view and buffet dinner included.
Spend 2 nights in Balestrand 
Read about the Flåm Railway
Read about the Sognefjord

Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand by De Historiske Hoteller

Summer day in Balestrand


Full day in Balestrand

Balestrand is surrounded by mountain peaks, with beautiful views of the Sognefjord & the Fjærlandsfjord branch.
The village is home to a selection of authentic, wooden Swiss style villas & the wooden, historic Kviknes Hotel & art galleries.
You can follow the interesting, well marked cultural trail or one of the marked mountain hiking trails for an active day.

Fjaerlandsfjord by CH, Visit Norway

On the shores of Fjærlandsfjord

Optional add-on:

Fjærlandsfjord cruise and glacier tour
Enjoy a half day excursion from Balestrand. Start with a beautiful fjord trip on the Fjærlandsfjord, passing tiny villages, waterfalls and steep, forested mountainsides. Upon arrival to Fjærland a shuttle bus will take you to the Norwegian Glacier Museum and the Bøyabreen glacier.
Available: May – September from Balestrand
Duration: 4 hours 35 minutes

Colourful houses in Bergen by Sonia Arrepia, Visit Norway

Bergen UNESCO Bryggen waterfront


Cruise to Bergen

Board the express boat for a 4-hour cruise to Bergen through the outer parts of the Sognefjord and along the coast, with islands, local fjords, tiny settlements & summer houses, passing through narrow straits. The boat takes you to the very heart of Bergen, close to the Fish Market.
Spend 1 night in Bergen (included in the price)
Read about Bergen

Cruise to Mostraumen by Rodne Fjordcruise

Spectacular Mostraumen Strait

Optional add-on:

3-hour fjord cruise to Mostraumen & additional night in Bergen
This spectacular tour from Bergen takes you up the 27-km long Osterfjord in Vestland 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.

Hardangerfjord Sightseeing Cruise - Photo by Bob Engelsen

Hardangerfjord cruise

Apple harvest in Hardanger - Photo by Visit Hardangerfjord

Apple harvest in Hardanger

Vøringsfossen Waterfall at Hardangervidda Mountain Plateau - Photo by Bob Engelsen

Vøringsfossen waterfall at Hardangervidda mountain plateau

Optional add-on from Bergen

Hardangerfjord cruise & Vøringfossen waterfall w. night in Hardanger & Bergen (2 nights included)

Hardangerfjord cruise & Cider tasting
Morning departure from Bergen with coach to Norheimsund, where you will board an express boat for a scenic fjord cruise on the beautiful Hardangerfjord. Disembark in the tiny village of Lofthus. Check in at the historic Ullensvang Hotel. Enjoy Cider Tasting at a local cider farm in the afternoon.

Vøringsfossen waterfall & Hardangerfjord cruise
Take the expressboat to Eidfjord. Disembark and join the sightseeing bus to Vøringsfossen waterfall. On the way, the bus makes a stop at Hardanger Nature Centre – an experience centre showcasing the flora and fauna of Hardangervidda National Park. Continue with a drive up the steep Måbødalen valley, before reaching the impressive Vøringsfossen waterfall – among Norway’s most famous natural features, with a free-falling drop of approx. 180 m. Return to Bergen by express boat on the Hardangerfjord and by bus. Check in at your hotel in Bergen.

Available: May-Sep, Mon-Sat (Sundays without Cider Tasting, reduced price. The season may be shortened depending on the apple harvest)
Included: 1 night hotel in Hardanger incl. breakfast and  dinner, transport, audio guiding on the Vøringsfossen waterfall bus, ticket to Norwegian Nature Centre, 1 night hotel in Bergen incl. breakfast.
Please bring: Windproof jacket in case of winds on the fjord cruise.

Hardangerfjord day excursion & 1 additional night in Bergen 

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

Flam Railway to Myrdal by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

Experience the Flåm Railway


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

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

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

View of Bergen


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What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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.

    Marilyn, United States