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Hjørundfjord tour

Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® from Ålesund

The Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® round trip offers beautiful fjords, scenic landscape and a Hurtigruten Coastal Voyage!

On this tour you will experience Norway's varied coastline and landscape by train, boat, ship and bus. The trip takes you to some of the biggest cities in Norway - the capital Oslo, the historic city of Bergen, and the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund. The Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® tour from Ålesund is available as a round trip with return to Ålesund. The tour requires overnight stays along the route. 

Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® tour from Ålesund

You start your trip from the Art Nouveau city of Ålesund by taking a bus to Åndalsnes, where you board the Raumabanen Railway. This railway stretch is often referred to as the most beautiful in Norway and takes you past highlights such as the impressive Trollveggen Cliff and over the the Kylling bridge. From Dombås you travel on the Dovrebanen Railway through impressive valley and mountain regions to Oslo, where an overnight stay is required.

From Oslo you set out on the popular Norway in a nutshell® tour, making your way through some of Norway's most beautiful fjord scenery. You will experience the breathtaking Flåm Railway, the Aurlandsfjord and the narrow Nærøyfjord on a fjord cruise, as well as the scenic Bergen Railway. Upon arrival in Bergen, an overnight stay is required.

From Bergen you embark on an overnight Hurtigruten coastal cruise to Ålesund. After a short break in Ålesund, the ship continues with a fjord cruise on the Hjørundfjord. The fjord cuts into the mountain range called the "Sunnmøre Alps" and is flanked by tall mountains, glaciers, alpine farms and small villages.

Once in Hjørundfjorden, a tender boat will take you from Hurtigruten to the tiny village Urke, beautifully located on the fjord, with the impressive "Sunnmøre Alps" in the background. From Urke, a sightseeing trip by bus is done in the nearby area. You will among other things, see what is often referred to as Norway’s narrowest valley - the Norangsdalen. After the sightseeing trip, you embark the Hurtigruten ship again and return to your starting point in Ålesund.

 

Travel tip

The trip comes highly recommended for all travelers who really want to experience how varied and stunning Norway can be. We recommend that you take your time and include overnight stays and activities during the tour. That way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery or partake in exciting activities along the way. The whole booking process is handled by Fjord Tours in one easy operation, starting on this page.

 


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Recommended activities during this tour

Please note that certain activities depends on season, availability and travel route. Some activities may require overnight stays during your tour.

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Transfer points on the Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell® trip

Oslo: The train departs from the Oslo Central Railway Station.

Dombås: Change to the Rauma Railway.

Åndalsnes: Change from train to bus. The bus is waiting outside the railway station. Please look for bus with sign for Ålesund.

Ålesund: Hurtigruten departs from Storneskaia/Prestbrygga.

Hjørundfjord: Change from Hurtigruten coastal ship to tender boat and sightseeing trip by bus from Hjørundfjord to Urke.

Bergen: The train departs from Bergen Railway Station.

Voss: Change from train to bus. The bus to Gudvangen departs from Voss Railway Station. The bus is waiting outside the railway station. Please look for -bus with sign for Norway in a nutshell®/Gudvangen.

Gudvangen: The bus for Norway in a nutshell® park next to the harbour and connect with the fjordcruise boat to Flåm.

Flåm: Change from boat to train. The Fjord1 fjordcruise boat terminal is situated next to the railway station.

Myrdal:
Change train for the Bergen Railway to Oslo central station.

Note: You will of course receive a booking confirmation from us with a detailed itinerary for the tour you have selected.

 

Are we taking 2 different Hurtigruten ships on the Hjørundfjord & Norway in a nutshell© trip?

No, you are staying on the same Hurtigruten ship from Bergen to Hjørundfjord and back to Ålesund.

Are the tours guided?

No, there is no guide on our tours. You travel on your own by following the travel itinerary. The connections are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer. Stops are always announced over the speakers.

Can I cancel a trip booked online?

Trips bought online, can only be cancelled if you have bought the cancellation protection together with your trip. The cancellation protection is not a travel insurance. You can only use it if you need to cancel your trip and reason for cancelling is covered by this. If you need a full travel insurance, please contact an insurance company in your country.

Read more about the cancellation protection here.

Information about luggage service and transportation

For questions about our luggage service and transportation of luggage during tours you can READ MORE HERE. Go to the heading "Luggage service and transportation".

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