Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in Norway

Sognefjord in a Nutshell | 2 days

Combine the magnficent beauty of the Flåm Mountain Railway with a scenic cruise that explores Norway’s longest fjord. You’ll also enjoy a night in the lovely fjord-side village of Balestrand.

  • Visit Norway’s longest and deepest fjord from Bergen or Oslo
  • Travel on the scenic Flåm Mountain Railway and see Kjosfossen Waterfall
  • Free entrance to the Flåm Railway Museum to learn more about its history
  • Enjoy hours of cruising on Sognefjord and a stay in the village of Balestrand
  • Destinations

    Norway

  • Season

    Spring, Summer

  • Duration

    2 days

  • Booking code

    E1452KL2OBBAL

Day 1 - Arrival Myrdal mountain station

Your day starts with a train journey from Bergen or Oslo station to Myrdal mountain station, situated 867 metres above sea level.  

There, you’ll transfer to the Flåm Mountain Railway, one of the most beautiful train journeys in the world. For the next hour, you’ll be glued to the window of your vintage train compartment as the train descends the mountain into the valley, passing farmsteads as it follows the river north.  

Before arriving in the village of Flåm, the train will stop at Kjosfossen Waterfall for five minutes, allowing you to disembark onto the platform to take photos.

Once in Flåm, you’ll have a little time at the Flåm Railway Museum to learn more about how this amazing feat of engineering came to be.

It’s now time for the main event: a cruise of Sognefjord via the 17-km arm of Aurlandsfjord. Welcome to Norway´s longest and deepest fjord and the so-called ‘King of Fjords’. It extends 204 km inland, surrounded by mountains up to 2,000 metres tall.

The boat will travel much of the fjord and bring you to the village of Balestrand where you’ll spend the night at Kviknes Hotel. The beauty of Balestrand on the banks of Sognefjord has inspired many a painter and you’ll have opportunities to perhaps do some kayaking, go cider tasting, or just visit the stave St. Olaf’s church.

Day 2 - Cruising Sognefjord

After breakfast at the hotel, you’ll continue your cruise of Sognerfjord. The boat will then head out into open sea and hug the coast south to Bergen. If you’re going on to Oslo, you’ll take the train from Bergen to Oslo.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Available from May - Sep
  • Three possible routes: Bergen – Bergen, Bergen – Oslo, or Oslo – Bergen
  • Your one night in Balestrand will be at Kviknes Hotel (or similar), including breakfast the next day

Please note:

  • This programme is not suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • We reserve the right to cancel the programme up to six weeks before departure

To add this Pre/Post-Programme to your voyage, please contact us.