Sognefjord in a Nutshell | 2 days

Pre-Post programme

Price from $775

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2 days


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Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway
  • 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 on Sognefjord and a stay in the village of Balestrand


Day 1 - Arrival at 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.

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 - Cruising Sognefjord

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

  • Available from May – Sep

  • Three possible routes: Bergen – Bergen, Bergen – Oslo, or Oslo – Bergen. Please click here for timetable information.

  • Your tickets are enclosed with your travel documents.

  • Departure times: on your tickets.

  • Seating: Free seating (unless marked otherwise on your tickets).

  • You have free entrance to the Flåm Railway Museum in Flåm.

  • This excursion is also available from Bergen to Oslo and vice versa. The tours are available as day tours but as well as tours with overnights in Balestrand.

Hotel accommodation

Your one night in Balestrand will be at Kviknes Hotel, including breakfast the next day. Directly located beside the Sognefjord, around a 4-minute walk from the marina (pier), this modern hotel has old-world charm and atmosphere. The hotel is graced with an extensive collection of artworks and antiques, which give it its special style. The restaurant (breakfast and dinner available) and cellar are famous for its culinary experiences and variety. 

Address: Kviknevegen 8, 6899 Balestrand Phone: +47 57 69 42 00

Please note:

  • This programme is not suitable for guests with limited mobility

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

To add this Pre/Post-Programme to your voyage, please contact us.

Contact information

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