Sognefjord in a nutshell tour from Oslo
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. Experience the Sognefjord on the beautiful Sognefjord in a nutshell tour from Oslo!
The Sognefjord in a nutshell tour combines a beautiful boat journey on the Sognefjord, with a spectacular train journey on the Flåm Railway. Starting in Oslo, you can take the tour as a round trip with return to Oslo, or as a one way trip to Bergen. The trip can be completed in one day, or as a longer journey over several days.
The Sognefjord in a nutshell tour from Oslo
You start your from from Oslo by traveling westward across the mountain plateau in central Norway, offering views of beautiful and rugged highland nature. Upon arrival in Myrdal, you change trains and take the magnificent and famous Flåm Railway. The Flåm Railway takes you down the scenic Flåm Valley to the beautiful village of Flåm.
From Flåm you take the express boat to Bergen, a beautiful 5 hour boat ride. The boat stops in several quaint villages along it's route and gives you a great opportunity to see "the King of fjords" up close. It is possible to disembark in for instance Balestrand and stay overnight before you continue your tour the following day.
Note that on round trips with return to Oslo, you travel to Bergen the first day where an overnight stay is required. You travel back to Oslo in the opposite direction as described above by taking the boat to Flåm, the Flåm Railway to Myrdal and the Bergen Railway back to Oslo.
We highly recommend you to take your time by adding overnight stays and activities along the route. That way you can enjoy the beautiful scenery or partake in exciting activity such as for instance kayaking, hiking or even going on a fjord safari!
There are loads of options for activities and hotels along the route, for instance in places such as in Flåm, Bergen and Oslo. Please note that you can also take the Sognefjord in a Nutshell & UNESCO Fjord Bus tour from Oslo. Read more about the tour HERE.
Stay over in hotels in Flam and Balestrand and join one of the many activities, such as kayaking in Flam and fjord safari on the Unesco listed Naeroyfjord. There are several ways of completing this trip, both as a round trip or as a one-way trip. You customize your trip according to your preferences in the booking procedure starting on this page.