Torgallmenningen 2 Bergen Norway 5014

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Private Tour: the Fjords in a Nutshell Sognefjord, Flåm & Gudvangen

1-3 PAX 3200 $
4-6 PAX 3640 $
(MAX 6 PAX)

- 2 days (Approx.)
- Hotel pickup offered
- Offered in: English

Service Overview 

Experience the unparalleled beauty of the fjords on this comprehensive 2-day tour. Enjoy a scenic ferry ride across the Sognefjord, discover the massive tree caves of the Lærdal tunnel, and marvel at the pristine splendor of the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjorden. If you wish, take a train ride on the celebrated Flåmsbana Railway. This customizable tour allows you to set your own itinerary.

 

  • Guided tour to some of the most beautiful sights in Norway

  • Experience this scenic area by boat and by train

  • Private transport with convenient hotel pick-up

  • Customizable tour allows you to set itinerary and pay accordingly

 

Inclusions & Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Driver/Professional photographer guide

  • Hotel pickup / Port pickup

  • Transport by private vehicle and all road toll / fuel for the entire two day journey​

Exclusions

  • Fjord Cruise in the UNESCO NærøyfjordFlåmsbana RailwayHotel stay in Sognefjord (This is a two day trip)When booking we will suggest hotels to fit your own needs, either 4 star or budget choice. Just search for HOTEL + BALESTRAND on Google and find a hotel in your budget range. We recommend the Kvikne Hotel from our own experience and emphasize that we are unbiased in this suggestion. As a tour operator we do not have ties to any hotel or restaurant and we do this so that our clients have full freedom of choice. Hotels vary in price and you should expect 85 to 135 Euros per person depending on your choice.   This tour is perfect as a part of your Norwegian fjords experience, as it can be done "both ways". Weather you fly in via Oslo or Bergen we adjust the tour to your own particular plans. Please advise us what is the best for you / your client.  

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities (recommended)

  • Souvenir photos.
     

 

Departure & Return

  • Departure Point: Bergen City Centre hotel of clients choice / Cruise harbour

  • Departure Time:  Hotel Reception pick up at 0700 - departure to Express boat in Bergen Harbour. Clients delay is their own responsibility - at 0700 they MUST be ready.

  • Return Details:  Bergen City Centre

 

What To Expect

Day 1

This tour starts directly from your own hotel in Bergen and your guide will pick you up here and bring you down to the harbour. Here you will board the Costal Express boat that brings you via the amazing Alverstraumen where the tidal currents flows like a river. Further on you will see what the coast is all about as you navigate through the landscape. Small farms, cottages, cabins and seahouses are drenched like small stars in the nature. The coastal express is the "real thing" - not something invented for tourists alone. And you will meet locals that are most proud to tell you about their local communities. Just ask.

In the small town of Lavik your guide are awaiting you on the quay, and the next part of the journey follows the Sognefjord as it cuts it's deep way through the spectacular mountains on each side. Here is where the Guides local knowledge comes to a superb use, as he now will bring you deep inside the mountains towards areas that are little known to the common tourist. Ascending higher and higher towards the Gaularfjellet magic viewpoint. where modern Norwegian architecture meets the rough nature that shaped it.

Gaularfjellet Viewpoint is a part of Norways 18 Tourist Roads and in 2017 the new 300 square metre view platform was opened to the audience. Here you enjoy a lunch break under open skies.

 

Day 2

You will again have a early morning departure to make the most out of your day. And first part of this day is crossing the fjord by ferry. 

You make your way via Sogndal and Kaupanger - and are again crossing a part of the Fjord in Lærdal. Here you drive through yet another magnificent piece of Norwegian engineering. One of the longest road tunnels in the world. The Lærdal tunnel is 25 kilometers long and have tree enormous caves inside that are illuminated like you would expect Valhalla to be. Inspired by folklore tales of Trolls and Giants.

As you come out in broad daylight again you arrive in Aurland, home to the "King of the Fjords" - The UNESCO World Heritage Site: Nærøyfjorden. And here you are able to make some choises of your own.

1. Take a fjordcruise on the Næøyfjord surrounded by its mountains raging up to 1800 metres above the fjord.

2. Take the Flåmsbana Railway from Flåm to Myrdal, and continue towards Oslo

3. Take the Flåmsbana Railway from Flåm to Myrdal, and continue to Voss where your guide are picking you up

4 Take both the Fjordcruise and Railway - and decide to either return to Bergen or go on to Oslo

 

Please notice that train and cruise tickets are NOT included in the cost of this trip. This is to be able to tailor make it for the your specific need, and to purchase only the actual tickets you will use. Expressboat and Ferry tickets are incl.

 

UNLESS OTHERWISE MENTIONED WHEN BOOKED - THIS TOUR WILL RETURN TO BERGEN WHERE IT ENDS.
 

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

  • Minimum age is 6 years

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers

  • Dress code is: Outdoor activitys in the Scandinavian Region

  • We have wheelchair available to those with mobility issues