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Norway in a nutshell

Sognefjord in a nutshell

The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, extends more than 200 km inland to the foot of the Jotunheimen mountains. This area is said to be one of the most beautiful travel destinations in the world.

The Sognefjord is called the King of the fjords for a good reason: it is the longest fjord in Norway and the second longest in the world. The Sognefjorden is enveloped with exceptional natural beauty, tall mountains, waterfalls and scenic forests.

This tour includes a trip by express boat on the Sognefjord and train journeys through spectacular nature on the famous Flåm Railway and the Bergen Railway. The tour can be taken as a day excursion or as a longer journey over several days. You can start your trip from Oslo or Bergen and you customize your tour by adding the hotels and activities of your choice.

From 20.jun -28.aug you can take the Sognefjord in a nutshell tour with a glacier hiking trip to Nigardsbreen! Highly recommended if you want to add an extra layer to your tour.

Start your tour from: Oslo | Bergen | Tour with glacier hiking on Nigardsbreen

Travel tip

Stay over in hotels in the quaint villages of Flam and Balestrand. There you can join in on one of the many activities, such as kayaking in Flam or a fjord safari on the Unesco listed Naeroyfjord! The whole booking procedure is handled 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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Add one or more overnight stays to your tour with our favorable prices. We have handpicked a selection of hotels, so you can plan and book your perfect tour!

Transfer points on the Sognefjord in a nutshell trip

Bergen: 
Start by boat: Departs with the express boat from Strandkaiterminalen. The terminal is situated next to the Fish Market and approx. 10 min. walk from Bergen railway station.

Start by train:The train departs from Bergen railway station.

Flåm: Change from express boat to train or vice versa. The Norled boat terminal is situated next to the railway station. The express boat for Sognefjord in a nutshell departs from pier no.2.

Myrdal: Change train for the Flåm Railway or for the Bergen Railway. The trains are located next to each other.

Oslo: The trains for all our trips departs from the Oslo Central Railway Station (Oslo S).

Note: Not all transfer points are included on all tours. This depends on the tour alternative that you choose. You will of course receive a booking confirmation from us with a detailed itinerary for the tour you have selected.

Do I see the Naeroyfjord on the Sognefjord in a nutshell trip?

No. If you want to also see the Naroyfjord, we recommend you to take the round trip from Bergen start by train and add the Heritage fjord safari trip which goes into the Naeroyfjord and back to Flåm. This can be done in one day.

If you start the trip from Oslo you have to stay over in Flam to be able to add the Heritage fjord safari trip.

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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