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Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen

1. Self-Guided Norway Tour: Oslo to Bergen

This legendary tour takes you through Norway’s most breathtaking UNESCO-protected fjord and mountain scenery, including Europe’s top scenic rail journeys. You will also enjoy a fjord cruise on the magnificent Aurlandsfjord and on the narrow Nærøyfjord. This is a self-guided tour, from Oslo, to Myrdal, to Flåm, to Gudvangen, to Voss, and then to Bergen. High up in Norway's mountainous “rooftop” at 866 metres (2,841 ft) above sea level is Myrdal, a remote mountain station serving as the junction between the Oslo-Bergen train line and the famous Flåm Railway. The small village of Flåm is one of the most popular destinations in Norway and Scandinavia due to its stunning scenery and location. Most have probably seen spectacular images of the landscape in Western Norway - steep, forested mountainsides that plunge into the blue fjord, waterfalls, narrow fjords and valleys. Gudvangen is a village in Aurland Municipality in Vestland county, Norway. It is a popular tourist destination and is located at the end of the Nærøyfjord where the Nærøydalselvi river empties into the fjord.

Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

2. Bergen: Self-Guided Day Trip to Oslo

With UNESCO-listed fjords and snow-capped mountain ranges that stretch around the country, Norway offers a land of alluring landscapes to tempt any traveler. The best way to see it is by train, bus, and boat, throughout a hassle-free day tour. Hop aboard to discover the countryside that frames the Bergen and Flåm railways, and admire Aurlandsfjord, Nærøyfjord, the village of Flåm, and more. Bergen is the second-largest city in Norway. The municipality covers 465 square kilometers, and sits on the peninsula of Bergenshalvøyen. The city center and northern neighborhoods are on Byfjorden, "the city fjord", and the city is surrounded by mountains. Bergen is also known as the "city of seven mountains". The Flåm Railway is one of the world's steepest railways. It is 20 kilometers long, with a descent of 865 meters and a gradient of one in 18. It also consists of 20 tunnels with a total length of 6 kilometers - evidence of the most daring and skillful engineering in the history of Norwegian railways.

From Bergen: Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, & Flåm

3. From Bergen: Private Tour to Sognefjord, Gudvangen, & Flåm

Explore the best of Norway's fjord country on this private tour. Your itinerary is flexible and can be personalized to your interests. After meeting your guide in the hotel lobby, you'll set out in a private vehicle passing by the famous Dale of Norway sweater factory in the village of Dale, and then through the town of Voss. Make a brief stop at the Tvindefossen waterfall for photos and fresh mountain air. Continue your trip to the Stalheim Hotel's terrace, which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Back in your vehicle, descend the dramatic Stalheimskleiva Road to the valley's floor, where you will visit the ancient village of Gudvangen. From Gudvangen enjoy a scenic cruise to Flåm. On arrival at Flåm, enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (your own expense) and free time to browse the souvenir shops, visit the  Flåmsbana railway museum, or check out the local microbrewery. Then head towards the scenic Stegastein viewing point, a 30-meter platform hanging over Aurlandsfjord. The narrow road and the viewing point will provide breathtaking photos and vivid memories. Then, board the Flåmsbana railway from Flåm to the mountain railway station Myrdal, located 2,844 feet (867 m). You'll make a brief stop at Kjøsfossen waterfall. Change trains at Myrdal to head back to Voss where you'll have time to tour a medieval church dating from 1277 and an 11th-century stone cross. At the end of the tour, your guide will drive you back to your hotel in Bergen.

From Bergen: Private Guided Day Trip to Sognefjord

4. From Bergen: Private Guided Day Trip to Sognefjord

Following hotel pickup, make your way to the Bergen Railway, where you'll board a comfortable train that will take you on scenic ride to Voss. Hop off in Voss and switch to the bus for a ride through the area's quaint villages to Gudvangen. Between the months of May and September, the bus will also travel the steep road to Stalheimskleiva, comprised of hairpin turns and epic views. Once you reach Gudvangen, step aboard a two-hour premium fjord cruise on a modern hybrid boat to journey through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed fjords. See both Aurlandsfjord, a picturesque fjord offering stunning views, and the mountain-lined Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest in Europe. Go ashore in Flåm, where you'll get on yet another train that travels the Flåm Railway. The panoramic views on the route are sure to impress. Take advantage of photo opportunities of the surrounding fjords along the way. Disembark in Myrdal and get back on the Bergen Railway. Conclude the tour with hotel drop-off.

Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen

5. Bergen: Guided Full-Day Tour to Nærøyfjord & Flåmsbanen

Explore the best of Norway's natural beauty on this guided discovery tour of Nærøyfjord and Flåmsbanen. Begin your tour at the Bergen railway station and board the train to Voss for a quick transfer before taking the bus to Gudvangen. During the summer months, the bus passes Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5-kilometer long road section which overlooks fantastic views over the Nærøydalen Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. From Gudvangen enjoy a 2-hour scenic fjord cruise to Flåm on a comfortable electric ship with large windows and patio area. See the Nærøyfjord, one of the narrowest fjords in the world which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with the Geirangerfjord. Get your camera ready to take breathtaking photos of the steep mountainsides, hanging valleys, towering peaks, and waterfalls along the way. Be amazed by Norway's natural beauty. Upon arrival in Flam, a charming village surrounded by precipitous mountainsides, rumbling waterfalls and narrow valleys, take a stroll through the picturesque town center or visit the Flåm Railway Museum. Continue the tour and board the Flåm Railway, one of the world's steepest railway tracks on regular tracks. Enjoy the panoramic view of Norwegian's most magnificent mountains and pass by the famous Kjosfossen waterfall along the 20-kilometer long train journey. After a 1-hour ride, change trains at Myrdal to head back to Bergen where your guide will drop you off at your accommodation.

Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

6. Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway to Oslo

Discover luscious Norweigan landscapes, including fjords, mountains, and rivers, on this full-day tour from Bergen to Oslo. Travel along the spectacular Stalheim and Nærøy Valley, enjoy a cruise on the UNESCO Nærøyfjord and ride the scenic Flåm Railway. The day begins with pickup from your hotel in Bergen at 8:00 AM and sets out towards Gudvangen. During the summer months, drive along the spectacular Stalheimskleiva that offers unique vantage points of the scenery. Arrive at Gudvangen and board an electric passenger ship, the Future of the Fjord, for a tranquil sail along the Nærøyfjord towards Flåm. As you glide along the peaceful water, soak up breathtaking views of the Nordic landscape that surrounds you. Hop off the boat in Flåm and onto the charming Flåm Railway, which is one of the world's steepest railways on normal tracks. Journey through the rolling landscapes on the 20 km train journey, which takes about an hour, until you reach Myrdal Station where you will change onto the Bergen Railway. Finally, travel through the scenic Hallingskarvet National Park to Oslo Central Station where the adventure ends.

Bergen: RIB Sognefjord Safari and Flåm Railway Private Tour

7. Bergen: RIB Sognefjord Safari and Flåm Railway Private Tour

Start your day with pickup from your accommodations in Bergen and make the journey from Bergen to Flåm. In the summer months, the tour goes through Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5 km/1 mile road that winds down Nærøydalen. In Flåm, board the RIB for a fjord safari on Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. You’ll ride an open RIB boat with a maximum of 12 guests, ensuring a personal experience with your guides and a chance to get close to small villages and waterfalls along the way.     Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, stories and history shared by your personal guide. Get closer to nature and look out for seals, porpoises, and eagles along the way. We will provide you with all the necessary gear for a safe and comfortable experience on the fjords. This includes a floatation suit, life vest, hat, gloves, and goggles.     Back in Flåm, the trip continues with the Flåm Railway, one of the world's steepest railways. At Myrdal station, a train changes to the Bergen Railway, which takes you to Voss. There, you’ll be picked up by car and driven back to Bergen.

From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Vøringsfossen Private Tour

8. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Vøringsfossen Private Tour

This private guided round trip starts by car in Bergen at 7 AM, lasts for about 10 hours, and will take you through beautiful scenery with views of majestic mountains, roaring waterfalls, and idyllic orchards. During the tour, delight in an express cruise through the spectacular Hardangerfjord, and marvel at the breathtaking Vøringsfossen waterfall. If Sognefjord is the king of the fjords, then Hardangerfjord is the queen. Stretching for 179 kilometers (111 miles), it is the second-largest fjord in Norway and the fourth-largest in the world. Surrounded by towering cliffs, snow-capped mountains, and blossoming fruit trees, this part of Norway is a masterpiece of spellbinding nature, even for the most seasoned traveler. From an open-deck catamaran, admire the natural beauty and breathtaking scenery this area offers. Depart from the charming village of Norheimsund and journey to Eidfljord through a landscape full of historic villages, waterfalls, and orchards. Make sure to have your camera ready! In the distance, see Folgefonna glacier and national park, the third largest glacier in Norway. On the way, the boat stops in Herand, Utne, Lofthus, Kinsarvik, and Ulvik. Upon arrival in Eidfjord, continue by car up 700 meters (almost 2,300 feet) to Vøringsfossen waterfall. See the landscape open up before you as you make your way up, and take a minute to really appreciate the view once you reach the top. Step forward, if you dare, and watch the raging water hit the valley 182 meters (597 feet) below. From Vøringsfossen, take a scenic drive back toward Bergen, passing Hardangerfjord Bridge and Voss town on the way.

From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

9. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

Enjoy a private tour that takes you from Bergen to Hardanger and Folgefonna Glacier. Start the tour in Bergen in the morning, with an 8 AM hotel pickup. Then, take the 1.5-hour drive in a private vehicle to Tørvikbygd and cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to Jondal. From Jondal, drive up to the glacier which is 1200 meters above sea level. Meet your private guide from Folgefonni Breførerlag who will explain everything you need to know about the tour and how to put on the necessary gear. Begin your hike on the Folgefonna Glacier across the huge flat areas of ice. Also, go into crevasse areas and do some climbing if you like. The hike will be adjusted to the wishes of the participants. For some, it will be climbing and adrenalin, for some it will be a quiet walk into a different world. During the day, learn about the cultural and natural history of the glacier. The hike lasts between 3 and 4 hours. After the tour, get dropped-off back at your hotel in Bergen where your experience concludes.

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What people are saying about Bergen

This tour is a great way to see the diverse landscape of Norway in a complete package; Fjords, Mountains, coastal villages. Given that we took the tour in February meant no large crowds with plenty of space to roam around the boat for viewing and pictures. Just had some weather to contend with but was to be expected. Our guide Sonia was great. Very knowledgeable, personable and informative.

Great well organized tour. Our Help very helpful. We visited very beautiful places. There was a mishap on returning as the train hit cows that had entered a tunnel. For this reason we returned later than expected .... but it was not predictable and it is certainly not the fault of the tour operator. The fjord is beautiful!

Excellent one day tour, fully self guided. No need for meeting points, waiting for group. You receive all tickets by mail, all fares are in sync, you only have to follow the scedule. You will see a lot in only one day.

When I ain’t finished but so far the train journey is fabulous with a lot of good views n snow

Well organized and we went to a lot of information about Norway and the fantastic nature