Torgallmenningen 2 Bergen Norway 5014

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Cruise Special: Bergen Vicinity 5 Hour Round Trip to the Osterfjord

1-3 PAX 980 $
4-6 PAX 1460 $
(MAX 6 PAX)

- 4 to 5 hrs (Approx.)
- Offered in: English

- Hotel pickup offered

Service Overview 

When your cruise ship docks in Bergen, make the most of your time ashore with this special half-day tour to The Osterfjord and the Golden Circle of Bergen. Book ahead to ensure you can see all the highlights of the area in a single day on this tour, custom-designed with cruise ship passengers in mind. Round-trip transportation allows you to focus on the stunning scenery while listening to a guide's engaging commentary, and be back on the ship by afternoon.

 

  • Pickup and drop-off at the Bergen cruise port

  • Tour times customized to cruise ship arrival

  • Travel in small tour vans with just seven passengers for access to far-flung parts of Bergen

  • Informative commentary on the sights of the Osterfjord and the Golden Circle
     

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Port pickup as ships arrive in Bergen

  • Transport by private Minivans (7 seaters) to access unexplored areas

  • Special Notice: Due to Norwegian legislation, this tour includes payment for a overnight stay in a tent at our remote island in the Osterfjord. Notice that you dont need to utilize this, as this is solely to comply with the outdated Norwegian transportation law. In case you DO want to utilize this part of the tour, please notify the local supplier at the time of booking and a tent wil be provided for your use. A 1500 USD security deposit must be paid for the tent. You will have to put up the tent yourself and make your way to the island on your own!

 

Exclusions

  • The listed price does not include a 110 EUR facility fee, payable at the time of tour check-in.

  • Food, drinks and entrance fees

 

Departure & Return

  • Departure Point: Ships arrival dock. Please tell arrival time and pier when booking

  • Departure time: Tour departs shortly after ships arrival in Bergen

  • To ships departure pier.

 

What To Expect

Your guides will show up, bright and early on your ships pier to give you a small group tour of a autumn coloured Bergen and its surroundings in a tour that is commenced by Minivans to access the areas where larger vehicles simply can't navigate. This means you will also see some of the secret spots, -normally available only to locals and single travelers.

After the pier pick-up we head out on the road for the mandatory city core views like the Fløibanen funicular, and we travel up the narrow cobblestone streets of Sandviken. As you go up the mountainside, the city harbour and your cruise ship is unveiled in all its beauty far below you.

After a intro to the city itself, it is time to move on to what most cruise tourists are not able to see: The Fjords surrounding the town. You will travel the largest floating bridge in Europe, before choosing to which way to go further based on your groups preferences.

1. Golden Circle - Fjords & Mountains As you pass the large white Nordhordland bridge, you aim into the far and deep end of the Osterfjord. A fjord that traditionally is the area of the people referred to as "Stril's". A "Stril" is a man who in one day could row to Bergen by boat, and this local name is still used to describe where your origin is. You make your way along the fjord side, and as you travel - you notice the fjord getting more and more narrow while spectacular steep mountains are like growing in the landscape. At the small village of Mo, you make a stop to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee, and to soak in the views that thrilled the Netflix producers to use it for the TV Show "Innocents" that is airing this spring. After the break you make your way into the area that produce a large amount of the west coat hydroelectric power.

2. Golden Circle - Coast & Fjords inlets The coast is different and you make your way along the small farms area of Radøy in the Nordhordland region. Here you see how history have unveiled and where people lived hand to mouth in older times. The views are a contrast to what you see half a hour later, when you stop at the modern Mongstad Oil Refinery. Here you will have a splendid overview of how the economy has developed since 1969 when Norwegians so to say, won the lottery. And here oil is processed and sent of to all corners of the world. A modern facility - but built into nature in a way that many guests find thrilling. Did you know that the Mongstad Refinery has its own tribe of deer that actually lives alongside the petrochemical pipes? It has, and shows the close bond between nature and modern life.

Hotel Pickup

Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
 

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

  • Wheelchair accessible

  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship

  • A maximum of 6 people per booking

  • A moderate amount of walking is involved in this trip

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate