Sognefjord in a Nutshell | 2 days

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Take the Flåm Mountain Railway for magnificent views before exploring Norway’s longest fjord with an overnight stay in the charming village of Balestrand.
  • Visit Norway’s longest and deepest fjord from Bergen or Oslo

  • Travel on the scenic Flåm Mountain Railway and see Kjosfossen Waterfall

  • Free entrance to the Flåm Railway Museum to learn more about its history

  • Enjoy hours of cruising in Sognefjord and a night in the village of Balestrand

Day 1 - Arrival Myrdal mountain station

Your day starts with a train journey from Bergen or Oslo station to Myrdal mountain station, situated 867 metres above sea level.  

There, you’ll transfer to the Flåm Mountain Railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. For the next hour, you’ll be glued to the window of your vintage train compartment as the train descends the mountain into the valley, passing farmsteads as it follows the river north.   

Before arriving in the village of Flåm, the train will stop at Kjosfossen Waterfall for five minutes, allowing you to disembark onto the platform to take photos.  

Once in Flåm, you’ll have a little time at the Flåm Railway Museum to learn more about how this amazing feat of engineering came to be. 

It’s now time for the main event: a cruise of Sognefjord via the 17-km arm of Aurlandsfjord. Welcome to Norway´s longest and deepest fjord and the so-called ‘King of Fjords’. It extends 204 km inland, surrounded by mountains up to 2,000 metres tall. You’ll have front-row seats during your fjord cruise to appreciate the sheer beauty that is Sognefjord. 

The boat will travel much of the fjord and bring you to the village of Balestrand where you’ll spend the night at Kviknes Hotel. The beauty of Balestrand on the banks of Sognefjord has inspired many a painter and you’ll have opportunities to perhaps do some kayaking, go cider tasting, or just visit the stave St. Olaf’s church. 

Day 2 - Leaving Balestrand

After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll continue your cruise of Sognerfjord. The boat will then head out into open sea and hug the coast south to Bergen. If you’re going on to Oslo, you’ll take the train from Bergen to Oslo.

Practical information


When you book this trip, Oslo is the automatic departure station and Bergen is the arrival station. If you want to change this, you can contact [email protected]

  • Start point: Bergen or Oslo train station  

  • End point: Bergen or Oslo train station  

  • This programme is not suitable for guests with limited mobility 

  • We reserve the right to cancel the programme up to six weeks before departure 

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