Sognefjord & Local Food

Experience the Sognefjord, the famous rail lines Flåm Railway and Bergen Railway, and get a taste of Sogn - all in one trip. The Sognefjord, Norway's longest and deepest fjord, is surrounded by majestic mountains, charming villages, and mighty waterfalls. With us, you can easily add activities and accommodation to customize your perfect fjord experience.

Multiple locations
3 days+
Suitable for all
21.JUN - 15.AUG
Sognefjord & Local Food

This region where the Sognefjord meets the glaciers and Norway’s highest mountains is considered one of the world's most beautiful travel destinations. 

Tour description

Enjoy a relaxing boat trip with a beautiful view of the coast-, fjord and mountain landscape inwards the Sognefjord to charming Balestrand.

In Balestrand, Ciderhuset is the next stop on the program. From the quay in Balestrand, you walk 20 minutes through the beautiful landscape to the Cider House where a friendly host welcomes you. Here you will hear the story of the famous cider from Sogn and how cider and fruit wine are made. You will of course also taste the fruity drink. Together with each cider, you will be served a snack adapted to the different types of cider.

After a good night's sleep, the trip continues with the express boat to Flåm after a short trip in the Nærøyfjord, the beautiful and narrow fjord on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Flåm is located by the Aurlandsfjord and is a village that offers scenic and action-packed experiences. In the evening, locally composed specialties from the area are on the menu. Together with the menu, different types of Ægir beer are served to get the best taste experiences. After exciting experiences in Flåm, the trip continues with Flåmsbana, one of the world's steepest railway lines on normal tracks and a masterpiece of Norwegian engineering.

Flåmsbana is a spectacular train journey between the mountain station Myrdal on the Bergen Railway down to Flåm station in the innermost part of the Aurlandsfjord. From Flåmsbana you change trains to the Bergen Railway, Northern Europe's highest railway line.

Starting points and travel options 

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

Explore more

If you want to experience more, you can easily extend and combine the trip by adding overnight stays and activities along the way. in Flåm and Balestrand you will find varied and beautiful hotels in addition to exciting experiences in the scenic fjord and mountain landscape along the Sognefjord.

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 heights of 2,000 meters. The region where the Sognefjord meets the glaciers and Norway’s highest mountains is considered one of the world's most beautiful travel destinations. The glaciers on the top of the mountains, down the steep mountainsides to green farmland and deep fjords will definitely make a lasting impression. 

The Flåm Railway

The Flam 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 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 that cut through deep ravines, waterfalls cascading down the side of steep, snow-capped mountains, and mountain farms clinging dizzily to sheer slopes. 

Ciderhuset in Balestrand

The Cider House is a family business. Gard and Åge bring the beverages from the cider cellar, Eli-Grete grows herbs and lettuce in the garden, and Tuba, leaning on her Turkish legacy, mixes it all together in the kitchen. On a cider tasting experience you will get acquainted with the whole spectrum of tastes: sweet dessert apples, acidic cooking apples, and bitter cider apples. 

Sognaplanken in Flåm

"Sognaplanken" is a 5-course menu with the best local food from Sogn paired with different types of Ægir beer for the ultimate taste experience. You can also get an exciting food platter for children based on local ingredients including optional drinks. The delicious platter is served with freshly baked bread. You are guaranteed a tasty experience with "Sognaplanken" at Flåmsbrygga Hotell.

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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