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Sognefjord in a nutshell

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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 Sognefjord in a nutshell tour includes a trip by express boat on the mighty Sognefjord and train journeys through spectacular nature. You will travel on the famous Flåm Railway, by many considered to be the most beautiful train journey in the world. This train ride offers panoramic views of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape.

You will also experience a ride with the scenic Bergen Railway, Northern Europe's highest stretch of railway running through wild mountain terrain and spectacular fjord landscapes. On the boat ride on the Sognefjord you travel more or less the entire length of the mighty Sognefjorden!

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.

Read more about the tour from: Oslo | Bergen | UNESCO Fjord Bus tourTour with glacier hiking on Nigardsbreen | Winter

Sognefjord in a Nutshell & UNESCO Fjord Bus tour

Did you know that you can combine the Sognefjord in a nutshell tour with an exciting fjord bus tour to the spectacular Geirangerfjord? The Sognefjord in a Nutshell & UNESCO Fjord Bus tour is a great way of getting to experience the mighty Sognefjord, the UNESCO-protected Geirangerfjord and some of the most spectacular travel destinations in Norway.

You can start your tour from Bergen or Oslo and take it as a roundtrip or as a one-way tour. During the tour there are loads of opportunities for exciting activities and overnight stays in stunning hotels and locations. Read more about the tour HERE.

Also note that from June 25 - August 26 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. Read more about the tour HERE.

Travel tip

Stay over in hotels in the quaint villages of Flam and Balestrand, or extend your experience by taking the Sognefjord in a Nutshell & UNESCO Fjord Bus tour. The booking process is handled in one easy operation starting on this page.

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    24.JUN - 30.SEP

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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

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 tours have been organized so everyone should reach each connection. The connections and transfer points are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer. Stops are always announced over the speakers.

When booking a tour, you will also gain access to the Fjord Tours Travel Guide APP which is a "digital guidebook" for your tour. Read more about the app 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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