Welcome to Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords

Cool, cultured Bergen is one of the world's most beautiful cities, with its streets of whitewashed timber cottages climbing steep hillsides from busy Vågen Harbour. A destination in itself, it's also the ideal starting point for a journey into splendid Hardangerfjord, with its gorgeous fjord-side villages, or the vast Sognefjorden network. En route to the latter, Voss is Norway's destination of choice for thrill-seekers.

Down south, boom-town Stavanger is a diverting staging post for Lysefjord, home to two of Norway's most recognisable images, impossibly high above the ice-blue waters of the fjord: Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock) and Kjeragbolten.

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$84.22 Tours & Sightseeing

Best Views of Bergen - Segway Day Tour

This tour will really show you all the sweet spots in Bergen, both in the city and in the mountainside. We will stop for great photo opportuneties along the way, and will have lots of fun while showing you the city. We guarantee you a good time.

$335.50 Day Trips & Excursions

Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, and Flåm from Bergen

Following a morning pickup at your hotel in Bergen or the cruise port, take a seat in your private vehicle at 8:30 am and head towards Dale and Voss to begin your 11-hour tour. Along the way, stop at the Tvindefossen waterfall and capture the scenery on camera. Visit the Stalheim Hotel with your guide and enjoy fine views over the UNESCO–listed Nærøydalen Valley from the terrace. Then, follow the winding road through the valley to the ancient village of Gudvangen — nestled at the end of the Nærøyfjord. Here, take a sightseeing cruise by passenger ferry (motor yacht, or RIB are available on request and additional price) over the Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord to Flåm. On arrival, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (own expense), then enjoy free time to browse the souvenir shops, the museum of Flåmsbana railway or the local microbrewery at your leisure. Straight after, get ready to board the famous Flåmsbana railway to Myrdal to admire fine views over the canyons, valleys, and waterfalls for which the region is famous. Stop for photos at the Kjøsfossen waterfall, then in Myrdal switch trains for your onward journey to Voss. On arrival in Voss, discover top attractions such as the town’s medieval church and gain insight into centuries of Norwegian history. Lastly, take the 1.5-hour return journey by car to your hotel in Bergen to conclude your tour.

$29.08 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Bergen Card

With the Bergen Card, you travel free on Light Rail and buses in the city and the region. You get free or discounted admittance to most museums and attractions as well as many cultural events, various sightseeing tours, restaurants and parking.Start the day with one of our many sightseeing tours that give you an introduction to what Bergen has to offer. The Bergen Card gives you admission to attractions in the city centre as well as other attractions further out. Bergen has many museums, some with unique arttreasures and others that show the breadth of the city’s historical heritage.Take a trip up to Mt. Fløyen and enjoy the view of the city, the fjord and the ocean. See seals, penguins, crocodiles and snakes close up at the aquarium and explore the world of science and technology with your family at the science centre.Round off the day with a meal and a cultural event at one of the city’s many venues.

$332.03 Day Trips & Excursions

Self-Guided Norway Roundtrip: Bergen to Bergen

Begin your journey in Bergen by hopping on a train and taking a scenic ride to the town of Voss along the Bergen railway. From Voss, travel by bus through villages and gorgeous landscapes toward the town of Gudvangen. From May-September, the bus travels down the steep hairpin bends of Stalheimskleiva.In Gudvangen, you’ll board a boat for a cruise along two UNESCO-listed fjords: Nærøyfjord and Aurlandsfjord. The latter is a picturesque body of water that offers stunning views, while the narrow stretch of Nærøyfjord is flanked by high mountains.Disembark the cruise, and arrive in the village of Flåm, nestled in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord. From here, you’ll hop on a train on the legendary Flåm railway — known for its panoramic views of the Norwegian fjord landscape. Continue by train to Myrdal, and then change to the Bergen railway for your trip back to Bergen.

$199.95 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, and Flaam from Bergen

After being picked  up at your local Bergen hotel, your local guide will do his/hers utmost to find out about your preferences for a good day on the road. You head out on the road towards the city of Voss and the wonders of the scenic route and landscape you drive through.You will have a stop at the beautiful Tvindefossen waterfall that is at its very best after a autumn rainshower. Here you are in for one of the most accessible waterfalls along the way and for those awesome pictures. You will of course be delighted to find that you can instantly share them with your friends via the built-in Hot-Spot (internet) in the guides vehicle.After Tvinde you make your way towards the Stalheim area, and all of a sudden the views of the Næroy Valley unveils as you take the steepest road in Europe down the Stalheimskleiva. Here you will be able to walk down and you simply must bring your camera. This is some of the most stunning scenery in the world and you will understand why it was chosen by UNESCO for the World Heritage List. Cascading waterfalls on both sides of the road who you might recognize from the silver screen as they have been implemented in several movies due to their beauty.Back in the car at the bottom of the Stalheimskleiva, you can choose to take a cruise out the extraordinary Naeroyfjord (own expense - not included in trip) and have your guide await you at the quay in the beautiful village of Flaam. Most guests choose this option as the Naeroyfjord is not possible to travel by car. For those who dont want to take the cruise, we visit the beautiful village of Bakka and thereafter Undredal.In Flaam you are able to enjoy about an hour of lunch - and you are free to choose from any of the restaurants you might like. You guide is always unbiased - and will only make recommendations if you ask.After your lunch you will visit the viewpoint and platform at Stegastein, where the fjords unveil in all its drama. You are brought from the fjord to almost 2300 feet (700 metres) - where the Norwegian engineers have built a unique wooden platform out from the cliffs. The architecture is a stunning and bold contribution to the landscape you are in.Back at Flaam you are able to take one of the world's most beautiful train rides with the Flaamsbana Railway. (Own expense - not included) from the fjord to the highest peaks of the summits. Flaamsbana is widely recognized for its one of a kind experiences as it climbs from sea level to 3000 feet above sea level. At Myrdal station you will change train and your guide will be at the station in Voss to pick you up. Just outside the station you will find the Knut Rockne Memorial Statue - as Voss is his Norwegian origin. Also - fill up your water bottles with that VOSS water - absolutely free of charge while you are here.From Voss - you will head back to Bergen - and your guide will let you off at your hotel just in time for a evening dinner.

$48.90 Outdoor Activities

Hiking Mount Floyen from Bergen

Mount Fløyen is located only a few hundred meters from the local fish market. Take the funicular - Fløibanen - to the top station and join a guided walk in the forest. Our guide will give you a great nature experience just 6 minutes from the city center. On the guided walk, you will experience the Norwegian flora and fauna. Our guide will tell you about the Norwegian Family traditions of hiking tours on Sundays and during summertime, and of course, the guide will take you to special viewpoint that will give you another perspective of Bergen and the surrounded Mountains. Varied terrain. Dress according to the weather. We recommend good walking shoes and a windproof jacket.

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