Cruise Special: 6 Hour Fjordcruise &
Round Trip To Skjerjehamn
When your cruise ship docks in Bergen, make the most of your time in the area by booking this fjord cruise and Skjerjehamn tour. Learn about the highlights of the area with curated commentary from a guide, including Nordhordland, Skjerjehamn, and the tidal currents of Alverstraumen. This tour travels via express boat, saving time and allowing travelers to get a full experience of the area in a shortened tour.
Travel via express boat to save time and minivans to access areas off the beaten path
Condensed tour time makes the most of your stay in Bergen
Pickup and drop-off at the Bergen cruise port
In-depth commentary from a local guide
Inclusions & Exclusions
Port pickup as ships arrive in Bergen or your hotel
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 Notice that you dont need to utilize this, as this is solely to comply with the outdated Norwegian transportation law.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!
The listed price does not include a EUR 80 / USD 100 facility fee, payable at the time of tour check-in. Fee is pr group/car
Entrance fees - Food and drinks
Departure & Return
Departure Poin:t Ships arrival dock. Please tell arrival time and pier when booking
Departure Time: Tour departs shortly after ships arrival in Bergen.
Return Details: To ships departure pier.
What To Expect
Your guides will show up, bright and early on your ships pier or hotel reception to give you a small group tour of Bergen's surroundings dressed in autumn colurs. This tour mixes sightseeing by high speed boat, Ferry and 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 / hotel pick-up you head to the Expressboat terminal where we board the high speed Catamaran bound for the northern region. This takes you out of Bergens stunning harbour where your camera needs cooling to not overheat from the many exceptional angles the seaview gives you. And you continue towards the floating Nordhordland bridge.
The Nordhordland bridge is a true engineering achievement, as is connect Bergen and the Nordhordland area with its 1600 metre long floating construction. It also marks the entrance to the stunning tidal currents of Alverstraumen where houses are drenched in the nature and the traveler feel almost able to touch the shoreline in the narrow passages.
You also pass the Mongstad refinery that is signaling the modern Norwegian economy, and where you are able to see first hand how the Norwegian oil is treated in close proximity to the nature that is so immensely important to the population. Your guide is stuffed with knowledge and will explain a variety of issues for the traveler who is interested in learning.
At Skjerjehamn Merchant station you disembark the boat, and have about 45 minutes for exploration of the magnificent buildings or the ability to grab a snack at the local restaurant before entering the awiting car. Next leap is trough the untouched nature of Masfjorden, with its many spectacles that stand unexplored to the common tourist. Keep you camera handy - as those Instagram moments are just around every corner of this tour.
After a lunch in the free - (own expence) you are returning to Bergen for using the rest of the day here.
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.
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide : ship name, 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 moderate amount of walking is involved in this trip, and wheelchair is available for seniors
A maximum of 6 people per car.
Check Out What Our Customers Are Saying About This Service
This was an outstanding tour with Bijorn and Hanne! I would definitely recommend it. Don't be dismayed by the price, it's actually much cheaper than the other big group tours if you go with 3 or more people but it's so relaxing compared to the big tours where you are constantly being rushed from one train to bus to boat to bus to train with no time to eat or use the bathroom. After spending 4 days in Norway with a full tour each day I can share some things that will help you plan your trip. First of all we did a great day bus tour in Oslo. I would recommend the bus tour for sure as the tour guide gave us a great lesson on the history and current events in Oslo. We also had a great walk through the sculpture garden which was incredible and the only problem with this tour was that there wasn't enough time to enjoy the things we wanted to. For example we would have loved to have stayed in the sculpture garden for another hour at least. This wouldn't have been a problem during this 6 hour tour with Bijorn and Hanne who took their time with us wherever we wanted and it ended up being an 8 hour tour. The other thing about this tour is that the Fjord in Oslo isn't really one of those beautiful ones that you are flying to Norway to see, it's more like a boat ride in a harbor or bay. The Oslo Fjord is not one of the 25 wonders of the world as the others are. The 2nd day we took the train, boat and bus tours from Oslo to Bergen. The train ride for the first 5 hours is nothing special. I kept thinking is this the most beautiful train ride in the world? But we got off the train at Myrdal and then went to Flan by train and that ride is the beautiful one. It is quite nice but not nearly as amazing as the boat ride through the Fijord. That was spectacular and a must do for everyone. The only thing is that the tickets we got were not correct, it was my fault, I didn't realize that we were emailed some tickets and some codes that we needed to go and get printed as tickets and the customer service person in Flan didn't realize it either when my gut told me something was wrong and to go ask. So when we tried to get on the bus after the boat ride the driver told me that what I had was not a ticket and that we were leaving immediately so I couldn't go to the customer service desk to print the tickets and we only had 13 minutes from the bus arriving to get on our train to Bergen and that I would have to buy new tickets in Voss when we got there immediately. I didn't know how I was going to do that in 13 minutes. So my bus ride was stressful as I sat there trying to figure out what to do. This never would have happened with our private tour. After spending the day with Bijorn and Hanne, I saw how relaxing it is to just have our own private group! So worth it! The 3rd day tour also had a problem as when we went to get on the bus there turned out to be no bathroom on the bus and my girlfriend really needed to go so she ran to the bathroom the driver recommended after he said we didn't have time and then told me that if she didn't get back in 2 minutes he was going to leave without her and I would have to get off the bus and be stranded in Voss and miss our 430 per person tour. Luckily she came back in 1 minute after being denied use of the bathroom in several places and running as fast as she could from cafe to store being told she couldn't use their bathrooms. Again, very stressful. I wish we had known about Bijorn and Hanne from the beginning and we would have booked private tours with them to see the Fjord's of Norway. Now about this particular 6 hour cruise with them. First of all I have never been on a boat going that fast before. Be sure to dress very warmly! It was a nice ride an Bijorn is an endless fountain of knowledge and very forthcoming which was fun. He and Hanne treated us like friends from the beginning and we had a great time the entire day. Once we got of the boat we ate at a very quite restaurant that even the locals don't know about. We saw unique art work and then we took a beautiful drive through the country seeing fjord's from up above as we drove in a nice Mercedes van. Bijorn had a mini-fridge right in the van with drinks for us and he took us to something locals don't know about, a green lake/pond at the bottom of an old rock quarry full of minerals that we put our feet in. It was so cool! We stopped anytime we wanted for a bathroom or for food. We asked any and every question we could think of about the current or historical times of Norway and Bijorn is incredibly well informed. He is a true world traveler who went 27,000KM just this summer and has lived in the United States so he makes an outstanding guide. He is also quite funny. Personally if I had it to do over again I would book private tours with Bijorn for the whole trip, rather than the group ones.