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Sognefjord in a nutshell

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.

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. 

We 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.

The tour includes train journeys through spectacular nature on the Bergen Railway and the famous Flåm Railway. The express boat on the Sognefjord from Flåm to Bergen takes approx. 5 hours. 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. 

Travel tip

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. You customize your trip according to your preferences in the booking procedure 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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