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Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell with UNESCO fjord bus tour

Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell with UNESCO fjord bus from Bergen

Experience two beautiful UNESCO-protected fjords on the amazing Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell with UNESCO fjord bus from Bergen! The Nærøyfjord and Geirangerfjord spellbinds even the most seasoned travelers with steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks and breathtaking waterfalls.

The Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell with UNESCO fjord bus from Bergen is a highly enjoyable and scenic tour available during the summer season. The tour requires overnight stays along the way and we highly recommend adding additional overnight stays along the route. You take the tour from Bergen as a round trip with return to your starting point. 

Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell with UNESCO fjord bus from Bergen

Your tour from Bergen starts by train on the scenic Bergen Railway from Bergen to Voss. The train ride takes approxomately 1,5 hours and offers great views of the fjords and countryside between Bergen and Voss. At Voss a bus will be waiting for you to take you to Gudvangen. On the way you travel down the steep Stalheimskleiva! This is one of Northern Europe's steepest roads and winds its way through 13 sharp hairpin bends offering beautiful views.

From Gudvangen you embark on your fjord cruise on the UNESCO-protected Nærøyfjord. Have your camera ready - the Nærøyfjord offers stunning views of steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks and waterfalls and is one of the best examples of Norway's natural beauty.

Upon arrival in Kaupanger, you continue your tour along the Sognefjord by bus to Sogndal where an overnight stay is required. 

After your overnight stay in Sogndal, you travel on the UNESCO Fjord Bus towards Geiranger. On the journey from Sogndal to Geiranger you travel through the Nordfjord region with various and beautiful fjord villages like Fjærland, Loen and Olden. Along the way you can stay the night in for example Loen where you can experience the spectacular Loen Skylift. The Loen Skylift will lift you from the fjord to an altitude of 1011 meters in a matter of minutes! 

From Loen you travel through the village of Stryn and arrive in Geiranger, a magnificent village at the narrow end of the Geirangerfjord. Before arrival in Geiranger, the bus will stop at the breathtaking view point Flydalsjuvet perched high above Geiranger village. It offers marvelous views of Geiranger and the fjord below. 

In Geiranger you will have optional activities to choose from, as for example kayaking, taking a rib-boat safari or fjord cruise, or simply relaxing and enjoying the sites in this World Heritage Area. You return to Sogndal either the same day or after your overnight stay(s) in Geiranger. After your return from Geiranger an overnight stay in Sogndal is required.

The tour continues from Sogndal by bus along the Sognefjord to Leikanger.  You will get to see the mighty Sognefjord from land before you embark on an epic fjord cruise on the Sognefjord!

The fjord cruise on the Sognefjord from Leikanger to Bergen takes approx. 4,5 hours and the boat stops in several quaint villages along it's route. During your time on the boat you will really get to see "the King of fjords" up close! It is possible to disembark in for instance beautiful Balestrand and stay overnight before you continue your tour the following day.

Travel tip

We highly recommend adding an overnight stays to your tour in for instance Geiranger, Balestrand, Olden or Voss. Also - be sure to join in on one of the exciting activities in the region!

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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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Transfer points on the Sognefjord & Nærøyfjord in a nutshell with UNESCO fjord bus

Bergen: The train departs from Bergen railway station. 
The express boat arrive Strandkaiterminalen. The terminal is situated next to the Fish Market and approx. 10 min. walk from Bergen railway station.

Voss: Change from train to bus or vice versa. The bus to Gudvangen departs at Voss Railway Station. The bus is located outside the railway station. Please look for the bus with sign for Gudvangen.

Gudvangen: Change from bus to boat. The bus park next to the harbour and connect with the tourist boat/fjord boat. Please look for the boat with sign for Kaupanger at the harbour.

Kaupanger:  Change from boat to bus. The bus for Sogndal departs from the fjord cruise boat quay.

Sogndal: Change from bus to bus at Sogndal bus terminal. The buses are located close to one another at the terminal. The UNESCO Fjord Bus is clearly marked and easy to find.
Change from bus to bus to Leikanger.

Leikanger: Change from express boat to bus or vice versa. The bus stops next to the express boat quay, right at the harbour.

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. 

Are the tours guided?

No, there is no guide on our tours. You travel on your own by following the travel itinerary. On the tours including Norway in a nutshell®, you will also receive a "Norway in a nutshell® - Travelers Guide" booklet.

The connections and transfer points are all within close proximity of each other for easy transfer. Stops are always announced over the speakers.

How can I add a hotel to your trips?

Book the trip with overnight stay during the trip (2 days or more).
Choose place(s) to stay over. Available hotels in the place(s) you choose will show in the booking.

Book one of our available hotels or mark for " I want to arrange hotel on my own".

The itinerary will be updated when you press next after you have chosen your overnight stays during the trip.

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".