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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 Flåm Railway, as well as the scenic Bergen Line.
Highlights: Train rides on the Bergen Line & the Flåm Railway, fjord cruises on the Aurlandsfjord & the 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 13690 per person

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 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 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 Hardangerjøkulen 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 Fløyen 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:

3-hour fjord cruise to Mostraumen strait
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.

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Cornelius by Cornelius Seafood Restaurant

Dine at one of Norway's finest seafood restaurants

Optional add-on:

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.

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

Enjoy a fjord cruise on the Sognefjord!

DAY 4

Fjord cruise to Balestrand

Cruise the Sognefjord & the coast by morning express boat. 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 Fjærlandsfjord branch!

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: June 1 – September 15 from Balestrand
Duration: 4 hours 35 minutes

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

Enjoy the spectacular Flåm Railway!

DAY 6

Travel to Oslo

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

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

Bergen Line
At the 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-Flåm
Flåm Railway Flåm-Myrdal
Train Myrdal-Oslo

All taxes & VAT
Detailed itinerary & directions

NOT INCLUDED:
International flights to/from Norway
Airport transfers
Personal travel insurance

Experience the Flam Railway by Sverre Hjornevik, Flam AS

The amazing Flåm Railway!

PRICES & BOOKING

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

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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.

    Marilyn, United States

  • 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