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SNUT01 - Sognefjord in a Nutshell ®

The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, extends more than 200 km inland to the foot of Jotunheimen mountains. The area is said to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world. The tour combines a beautiful boat journey on the Sognefjord, with an impressive train journey on the Flåm Railway.

The trip by express boat offers views of majestic mountains along the Aurlandsfjord where you can see small Norwegian farms on the mountainsides. On the way out to the fjord the boat stops at the beautiful village of Balestrand. Enjoy the amazing coastal landscape and small islands before arriving in Bergen.

Independent and easily modified to suit your needs.


All internal ground transport
  • Accommodation in shared double/twin room, single supplement available
  • Breakfast and dinner at Kvikne´s Hotel
  • Sognefjord in a Nutshell® train/express boat ticket from Oslo to Bergen or vice versa
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Tour Provider 50 Degrees North
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $1,071
Start Location
Oslo, Scandinavia
End Location
Oslo, Scandinavia
Age Range
Avg. 55+
Group Size
1 to 20
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Incudes Flights
Tour departure dates
01 Jun 201930 Sep 2019AvailableAUD $1,071
Day 1 - Travel from Oslo via Flåm to Balestrand

Catch an early morning train from Oslo to Myrdal, and continue by the Flåm Railway to Flåm, and express boat to Balestrand. Check into Kvikne´s Hotel in a historic room with fjord views.

Dinner is a Scandinavian buffet style in a large room with glorious fjord views from many tables. Be sure to have a wander after dinner to enjoy this incredible historic hotel and it's reflections on the water at night.

Day 2 - Explore Balestrand and the Fjærland Fjord

This morning, wake up to a classic Scandinavian buffet breakfast in the restaurant with fjord views.

Explore the village of Balestrand, or just laze around the this beautiful historic hotel. Or take an optional full day glacier trip up the Fjærland Fjord by ferry and bus. Hiking up in the mountains is also possible or you can visit the museums, aquariums and churches of Balestrand.

Day 3 - Enjoy the amazing views as you depart Balestrand to Bergen

Take the morning or afternoon express boat out of the Sognefjord and south towards Bergen. With 5 - 6 hours on the water, you have plenty of time to soak in the atmosphere and the fresh air. There is a cafe on board with simple options. You can sit out on the deck on the upper floor with room to move. The boat moves pretty quickly and there are several stops along the way.

Precipitous mountains, thunderous waterfalls and small homesteads that cling to the mountain sides are the framework of this boat tour.

Be sure to ask for assistance for your hotel booking in Bergen if desired.