Go Viking with Fjord Tours
Our tours are suitable for «the action viking» as well as «the sedate viking»; you choose whether to jump headlong into outdoors activities or to spend your expedition watching the winter landscape go by from the comfort of a train or ferry seat. You can choose to enjoy the local food prepared on a bonfire in the snow or in front of a cozy fire at your luxurious hotel. The choice is yours; action-packed or relaxed.
To «go viking» refers to the vikings’ expression for going on a journey or an expedition to foreign lands. For natural reasons, they might not have found the natives of the lands they visited too welcoming, but we assure you, when you go viking in Norway you will feel most welcome! With Fjord Tours you can customize your journey: where to start (Oslo or Bergen), where to stay, what activities to enjoy and how many days you go viking in the fjords.
One could claim that Norway’s most popular tour during the winter season is even more special. You will ride the Flåm Railway through the snow-covered Flåm Valley with frozen waterfalls to the Myrdal mountain station. The fjord cruise through Norway’s most unique fjord landscape is sure to leave a lasting impression as well - with the narrow UNESCO listed Nærøyfjord as a highlight.
The «king of the fjords», Sognefjord is even more majestic during the winter season. The fjord is Norway’s longest and deepest and extends more than 200 km inland. It is enveloped with exceptional natural beauty. This tour offers a truly serene experience with a cruise on icy waters and a ride on the Flåm Railway line ascending to the snow-covered mountain.
This is our most interactive winter tour as you will also get to experience how Norwegians have fun, in the snow, during winter and enjoy a traditional homemade Norwegian meal in a cozy lavvu - a traditional abode. You will also get to go on a guided trip to the impressive Vøringsfossen waterfall. Do we need to say that the cruise on the Hardangerfjord is a special winter experience?
Make sure not to miss out on adding some viking flavored experiences to your trip: perhaps a visit to the Gudvangen viking village or a «viking dinner» at the Ægir brewery in Flåm.
You will find the activities that can be included in your chosen tour and add the ones that fit your travel schedule in our Travel Planner when booking.
Let’s be honest, most people have quite an unsavoury impression when it comes to the Vikings and most educational resources tend to portray the Scandinavians as fearsome, ruthless, and dangerous.
When most people think about democracy, they tend to go straight to ancient Greece. However, what many people are not aware of is the fact that fans of modern democracy can actually thank Vikings for its creation.
When most people think about the Vikings that once wandered the Norwegian fjords, they tend to picture chaotic and violent warriors that lived by no one's rules. However, the reality is that they had a complex honor system that they lived by.
The history of the Vikings is something that draws millions of visitors to Norway every year in order to see things like the Viking Ship Museum. Although it is possible to see fictionalized accounts of Vikings in numerous TV shows and movies, a great opportunities to actually learn about the Vikings is to book a fjord tour in Norway and visit some of the historic sites they once ruled.
Just like any other form of ancient civilization, the Vikings of Scandinavian countries had their own god-based belief system. These mighty Viking warriors followed figures that were even more powerful than they were. After all, they needed some way to explain the natural wonderment of the fjords in Norway, so they turned to a collection of gods and goddesses as the answer.
From ice age to modern age, Norway has gone through tumultuous times to become the country it is today. The Viking era, unions, wars and independence has shaped Norwegian society and people through thousands of years. Getting to know the complete history of Norway is an arduous task, so check out this Brief History of Norway.