Sognefjord Cruise & Balestrand Village

Beautiful Sognefjord by Sverre Hjornevik, Fjord Norway

Sognefjord Fjord Cruise package with Balestrand – 6 nights

Sognefjord Cruise & Balestrand Village – a relaxing round trip from Oslo, visiting the most beautiful destinations of Fjord Norway; picturesque Bergen as well as the tiny fjord village of Balestrand
Experience fjord cruises on the majestic Sognefjord & the spectacular Aurlandsfjord branch
Travel on the famous Flam Railway as well as the scenic Bergen line

• This tour is self-guided (not with a group). You will travel eco-friendly by public transport
• You can add nights & excursions en route
Prices from NOK 11995 per person

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

Day to day itinerary:

Viking ship in Oslo - Gokstadskipet-Photo credits Vikingskipsmuseet-Bygdoy

See an original Viking ship in Oslo!

DAY 1 - First night in Oslo

Individual arrival and check in at a centrally located hotel. Oslo is beautifully located by the Oslo fjord, surrounded by forested hills. In Oslo you can visit the Viking Ship Museum, the iconic Holmenkollen Ski Jump and the Vigeland Sculpture Park.
Enjoy a stroll along the pedestrian harbour front at Aker Brygge and Tjuvholmen.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)
Read more about Oslo
See photos of Oslo

Optional in Oslo:
Add City sightseeing or Fjord cruises

The Bergen line by NSB

Enjoy the scenic Bergen Line!

DAY 2 - The Bergen line to Bergen

Late morning train from Oslo on the scenic Bergen Line. The Bergen Line takes you through beautiful scenery of the Hallingdal valley and across the Hardangervidda National Park.
View of the Hardangerjokulen glacier at Finse – the highest station with an altitude of 1222 m above sea level. The line is some 500 km long.
Spend 2 nights in Bergen
Read about Bergen

Bryggen in Bergen by Mindaugas A., Shutterstock, Hurtigruten

Beautiful Bergen!

DAY 3 - Full day in Bergen

Spend a full day at leisure in Bergen;
see the UNESCO Bryggen wharf, the Funicular to Mount Floyen with a marvellous view of the town, the Fish Market, the Aquarium, picturesque areas with tiny wooden houses & narrow streets.
See photos of Bergen

Get close to waterfalls by Rodne Fjordcruise

Cruise to Mostraumen strait

Optional add-on in Bergen

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

Cornelius by Cornelius Seafood Restaurant

Experience one of Norway's finest seafood restaurants

Optional add-on in Bergen

Dinner at Cornelius Seafood Restaurant
Just outside the city of Bergen, you will find Cornelius, one of Norway’s best seafood restaurants. It is situated right by the sea on a small island with spectacular views of the fjord, mountains, skerries, and passing boats and ships.
This add-on with prices will appear during the tour booking process.

Sognefjord fjord cruise. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy a fjord cruise on the Sognefjord!

DAY 4 - Fjord cruise to Balestrand

Sognefjord cruise & the coast: By morning express boat cruise heading north from Bergen, along the scenic coast, passing through narrow straits, islands, summer houses and tiny villages. Then into the majestic Sognefjord, cruising on the fjord to the scenic fjord village of Balestrand.
Spend 2 nights in Balestrand, buffet dinner included
Read about the Sognefjord

Kviknes Hotel in Balestrand by De Historiske Hoteller

Relax in beautiful Balestrand village!

DAY 5 - Relaxing day in Balestrand

Enjoy the beautiful scenery, the fjord view, the mountains, a relaxing walk in this tiny village with a long and interesting history, the clean air and the tranquility.
Some sights in Balestrand: the tiny English church, the typical Swiss style wooden villas, the scenic cultural trail, the tiny aquarium, art galleries. Excellent, well marked trails.

On the shores of Sognefjord by Oyvind Heen, Visit Norway

The amazing Fjaerlandsfjord branch!

Optional add-on in Balestrand:

Fjaerlandsfjord cruise, half day excursion
Enjoy a fjord cruise on the beautiful Fjaerlandsfjord branch, passing tiny villages, waterfalls and steep mountains. Upon arrival to Fjaerland a shuttle bus will take you to the Norwegian Glacier Museum and the Boyabreen glacier.
Available: June 1 – Sep 15
This add-on with prices will appear during the tour booking process

Flam Railway in autumn. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy the spectacular Flam Railway!

DAY 6 - Travel to Oslo

Fjord cruise:

By express boat to the inner branch of the Sognefjord and the tiny fjord village of Flam, where you disembark. A short walk from the pier you find the tiny train station.

Flam Railway:

Board the famous Flam Railway, taking you through the scenic Flam Valley with rivers and waterfalls, to the mountain station of Myrdal.

Bergen line:

At tiny Myrdal station you change to the main Bergen Line for a relaxing journey to Oslo, with late evening arrival. Individual arrival to your hotel, normally the same as per day 1.
Spend 1 night in Oslo (included in the tour price)

Aurland village Sognefjord. Photo by Rita de Lange, Fjord Travel Norway

Enjoy the cruise on the Aurlandsfjord branch!

This trip includes:

Accommodation
4* Hotels w. breakfast buffet
in Oslo, Bergen & Balestrand
Dinner in Balestrand

Transport
Sognefjord in a Nutshell combination ticket:

Train Oslo-Bergen
Express boat Bergen-Balestrand-Flam
Flam Railway Flam-Myrdal
Train Myrdal-Oslo

All taxes & VAT

NOT INCLUDED:
International flights to/from Norway, airport transfers, personal travel insurance

Experience the Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

The amazing Flam Railway!

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What our customers say:

  • 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

  • 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.

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