Video: Fjord Tours
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Sognefjord in a nutshell™

Travel the waterway through the heart of the Norwegian fjord- and mountain landscape on the beautiful Sognefjord. This relaxing fjord experience also includes scenic train journeys with the Flåmsbana and Bergen Railway.

Multiple locations
1 day+
Suitable for all
01.APR - 31.OCT
Sognefjord in a nutshell

The Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty, high mountains, and roaring waterfalls. Along the fjord, you will find charming villages where you can enjoy the beautiful scenery or varied activities.

Tour description

On this tour, you travel comfortably by express boat on the impressive Sognefjord. You can "hop off” along the way and spend one or more nights in the beautiful fjord villages of Balestrand or Flåm. While taking a fjord break you can explore the landscape, taste the local cuisine or join in on an exciting activity.

In addition to the fjord cruise on the Sognefjord, you get to experience 2 amazing train rides. The spectacular Flåmsbana offers panoramic views of wild and magnificent nature, and has been named "the world's most beautiful train ride". The Bergen Railway takes you on a comfortable journey, where you can relax and enjoy the fjord- and highland landscape passing by your window.

Starting points and travel options

You can start your tour from Oslo, Bergen, or Voss and the tour can be taken as a one-way trip or a round trip with a return to your starting point.

Explore more

The Sognefjord in a nutshell trip can be taken as a day trip, but we highly recommend that you take the trip as a longer experience over several days. Feel free to spend a few nights in one of the small villages along the route to find peace and relaxation in the inspiring landscape.

Have a great trip!

Tour Highlights

The Sognefjord

The Sognefjord is often called "The King of fjords" and is Norway´s longest and deepest fjord. The giant fjord extends 204 km inland, has a maximum depth of 1,308 meters, and the mountains surrounding the fjord tower to 2,000 meters. The region where the Sognefjord meets the glaciers and Norway’s highest peaks is considered one of the world's most beautiful travel destinations. The glaciers on the top of the mountains, the steep mountainsides, the green farmland, and the deep fjord will definitely make a lasting impression. 

The Flåmsbana Railway

Flåmsbana or Flåm Railway is a spectacular train journey that offers a panoramic view of some of the wildest and most magnificent nature in the Norwegian fjord landscape. The 20 km-long train ride took 20 years to build and is one of the steepest standard gauge railway lines in the world. On the train ride that operates between Myrdal and Flåm, you can see rivers cutting through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains, and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. 

The Bergen Railway

The Bergen Railway is the 500-kilometer-long railway line between Bergen and Oslo. It has several times been named one of the world's best railway experiences.

The Bergen Railway is Northern Europe's highest stretch of railway and crosses both the Langfjellene mountains and the Hardangervidda mountain plateau, with Finse as the highest station at 1222 meters. 

The Aurlandsfjord

The Aurlandsfjord is a 17-kilometer arm of the world’s second-longest fjord, the Sognefjord, and starts in Flåm and ends at the mountain Beitelen, which separates the Aurlandsfjord from the Nærøyfjord. Together with the Nærøyfjord, the Aurlandsfjord is one of the most picturesque fjords in the world. This stunning fjord is a part of the World Heritage area and is surrounded by high mountains that reach heights of over 1,400 meters.


Every traveler is unique - Just like our Nutshell Tours

With our unique booking tool, you can personalize your Nutshell Tour. During the booking process, you can easily extend the tour and combine it with experiences and hotels along the route.

We recommend spending some time in the Sognefjord region during the tour and Balestrand is an excellent alternative. Explore the landscape, taste the local cuisine or join in on an exciting activity!

Whether you want the standard tour or personalize it by adding activities and hotels is up to you. Just pick what’s best for you, and we’ll take care of the rest.


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.