Torgallmenningen 2 Bergen Norway 5014

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Private Tour: the Famous Flåmsbana Railway, Gudvangen and Stegastein From Bergen

1-3 PAX 1460 $
4-6 PAX 1750 $
(MAX 6 PAX)

- 9 to 11 hours (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Offered in: English

Service Overview 

This private tour takes you to some of the most beautiful sights in Norway. Drive through the scenic countryside from Bergen to Voss, then board a train on the celebrated Flåmsbana Railway. Explore the town of Flåm and enjoy local beers over a traditional lunch. Visit the Stegastein Viewpoint, Gudvangen, the Nærøyfjords, and the Tvindefossen Waterfall before your return to Bergen.

  • Guided tour to Flåm, Stegastein Viewpoint, Gudvangen, and more

  • Take a scenic ride on the famed Flåmsbana Railway

  • Incredible photo opportunities

  • Convenient transport with hotel pick-up

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Driver/Professional photographer guide

  • Hotel pickup / Port pickup

  • Transport by private vehicle including all fuel surcharge, Toll roads and tour to Stegastein Viewpoint.

  • 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 Notice that you dont need to utilize this, as this is solely to comply with the outdated Norwegian transportation law.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 will 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 tickets for the local train from Voss to Myrdal, Voss to Bergen and the Flaamsbana Railway. The local operator will book these for you and the tickets are payable in cash (Norwegian krone, Euro or US Dollar) to the guide at the time of travel.

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

  • Souvenir photos.

 

Departure & Return

  • Departure Point: Bergen City Centre

  • Departure Time:  Hotel pick up at 0715 for first departure. (in the winter season adjusted). Hotel pick up at 1030 for second departure. (in the winter season adjusted). Notice: For 1030 departure, Stegastein viewpoint is not visited due to train schedule 
     

 

What To Expect

Departure 1 - 0715 from Bergen City Centre After your pick-up at your Bergen hotel, your dedicated guide will take you out on the the road. You head out towards the village of Dale where the internationally known knitwear from Dale of Norway is produced. Along the way you see mountains "growing out of the Fjords" and small farms scattered in the landscape you pass through. In the picturesque city of Voss you will board the train towards Myrdal, where you change trains at the staggering elevation of 867 meters a.s.l.

Here you board the famous Flåmsbana Railway. A railway that took 21 years to complete, much due to the fact that 18 of the 20 tunnels was hand driven (built by hand). And due to the great difference in elevation between the top of the mountain and the fjord, -the only way it could be built was with horseshoe bends to rapidly lower altitude at a pace where the brakes can withstand the weight of the train. Ever since it's opening in 1941 it has been one of Norway's main attractions. Today it transports more than one million passengers who seeks it from all over the world.

Well down in Flåm you will be able to enjoy tourist attractions and not to mention enjoying hand brewed beers from the local brewery. Handcrafted and well tasting together with a lunch at one of the restaurants you find in this swarming village in the deepest end of the Aurlandsfjord. You have about two hours of freetime before your guide will meet you again.

At approx 13.10 you depart in your guides vehicle to Stegastein Viewpoint. A view platform that springs 30 metres out from the mountainside above Aurland and where you have a clear view of the amazing UNESCO World Heritage area.

Further on you set course for Gudvangen and the Nærøyfjords deepest end. From here you make your way up the Nærøy valley to the top of Stalheim, where you drive down Europe's steepest car road. 14 hairpin turns make it possible to descend down in the valley. Som places it descends with as much as one meter every 5 meter of road. It is truly a thrill - and be warned: Your guide will make it even a bit more of a thrill for you ;-). 

At the Tvindefossen waterfall you are able to walk all the way into the waterfall itself. And take a close look at another of Norway's spectacular nature phenomenons. Thousands of gallons of water cascading down above you. And so clean that you can just take a sip of it or fill your water bottles for free. Back at Voss you will again get back on the train that will take you directly to Bergen Train station where you are back in the city for a refresh at your hotel, before it is time for dinner at the restaurant of your choices at about 20.00 (8 pm.)

NOTE: Departure 2 @ 10.30 uses the route in reverse order. 
 

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

  • Minimum age is 6 years

  • Dress code is: Outdoor activitys in the Scandinavian Region

  • This tour is fitting for senior citizens and wheelchair is available on request. (additional fee)

  • This tour can be used as a guided connection route between Bergen and Oslo or Oslo and Bergen

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