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Things to do in Vestland County

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Bergen: Round-Trip Scenic Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

1. Bergen: Round-Trip Scenic Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Norwegian fjords on a scenic cruise from Bergen. Board a sustainably-designed boat and catch views of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Venture through the majestic Osterfjord with striking mountain landscapes and magical waterfalls. Begin your tour and set sail from the city center of Bergen. The iconic, Hanseatic heritage buildings decorate the Zachariasbryggen wharf with quaint and colorful charm as you cruise. Then, enter the Osterfjord. With its length of 27 kilometers, feel enveloped by the natural world. Next, as you near the narrow Mostraumen Strait, marvel at the steep mountain views and approaching waterfall. On the sundeck, feel a refreshing spray on your face from the falls. Keep an eye out for soaring eagles above and other animal life while you relax in an idyllic setting.

Geiranger: Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet, Eagle Bend & Fjords Tour

2. Geiranger: Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet, Eagle Bend & Fjords Tour

Embark on a guided tour of Dalsnibba, Flydalsjuvet, Eagle Bend, and the Fjords tailor-made for cruise passengers arriving in Geiranger. Relax on board a comfortable bus and listen to live commentary as you admire landscapes, mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. After meeting the guide and boarding the bus, begin your guided tour of Geiranger and the UNESCO World Heritage area. Sit back and relax as you make your way to Flydalsjuvet, one of Norway’s most photographed viewpoints. Continue to the spectacular Djupvatn Lake and reach the top of the famous mountain Dalsnibba, at an altitude of 1,500 meters above sea level. Make a stop at Eagle Bend and soak up the breathtaking views of Geiranger village, the Geirangerfjord, and the Seven Sisters Waterfall. Drive up the serpentine Eagle Road for one-of-a-kind photo opportunities of the Geirangerfjord. As you explore, your guide will provide insightful commentary about the area and its history. Finally, enjoy a punctual return to the terminal in time for your cruise departure.

From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

3. From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

Sail from Bergen to the Alversund Streams with this group boat tour. Set off from Bergen's famous Fish Market and marvel at views of the medieval fortress Bergenhus, St Mary's church and the colorful Bryggen Hanseatic wharf. Glide through beautiful Western Norwegian scenery at the City Fjord, Salhus Fjord and Kverna Fjord as you make your way towards the stunning Alversund Streams. Snap breathtaking photos of this amazing scenery. Relax, as the captain safely steers the boat through narrow sounds, deep fjords, a maze of islands and the powerful currents of the narrow Alversund channel.

From Bergen: Flam Full-Day Cruise to Sognefjord

4. From Bergen: Flam Full-Day Cruise to Sognefjord

Enjoy a full-day cruise from Bergen to Flam and explore the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the country. Pass through coastal villages, sail through the Sognefjord, and make stops along the way for free time. Depart from Strandkai Terminal in Bergen in the morning and cruise through Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, offering you stunning views of Sognefjord whilst the hills cascade on either side. The cruise passes 11 stops in total, from the quick port, stops at small stunning villages along the shoreline of Sognefjord through to Flam. You'll depart Bergen and into Flam port. Once in Flam, you have free time to explore this amazing area and visit the famous Flam Railway. There are few sights in the world that can match the beauty of this return trip from Bergen to Flam. As you head down the tranquil waters ether side of you will be amazing views from the rocky shores, gushing waterfalls, and jaw-dropping mountains. There are some great opportunities for photos to remember your day. If you are staying in Bergen and want to visit Flam for the day there is no better way to do it than on a Sognefjord cruise. Book early to avoid disappointment and enjoy the fairy tale scenery in style.

Odda: Trolltunga Winter Snowshoe Hike

5. Odda: Trolltunga Winter Snowshoe Hike

This tour starts at 7:30 AM with a hike from Skjeggedal, following the path by foot to Mågelitopp. From Topp, you'll switch to snowshoes and trek up the mountainside to Gryteskar, Floren Endåne, and Tyssebotn, ending at Trolltunga. This hike takes 10-12 hours depending on the fitness of the group. Throughout the whole tour you'll be surrounded by spectacular view of the Folgefonna glacier, the Ringedalen lake, and the endless landscape of Hardangervidda mountain plateau. The highlight of the hike is Trolltunga, also known as "troll tongue" due to its shape, one of the top nature attractions of Norway. From here, you'll get a stunning view of the Ringedalen lake and the Folgefonna glacier. This spectacular moment is guaranteed to give you butterflies. 

Odda: Trolltunga Sunset Overnight Hiking Trip

6. Odda: Trolltunga Sunset Overnight Hiking Trip

Take an overnight hiking tour to Trolltunga, the Troll’s Tongue. See the sunset behind the stunning mountain scenery and enjoy the peace of having this famous natural attraction almost to yourself. Camp at the top and walk back down the following day.   The tour starts with a hike from Skjeggedal to Mågelitopp. Continue up the mountainside to Gryteskar for a spectacular view towards the Folgefonna Glacier. At Endenut you’ll settle in to your dome at a campsite not far from Trolltunga as the guide prepares a delicious dinner.   Afterwards, you’ll hike to Trolltunga. Enjoy the tranquility of the mountain as the sun disappears behind the Folgefonna Glacier. Head back to the dome to listen to Norwegian fairy tales. The next morning, enjoy breakfast with freshly baked bread. Then return to the starting point the same way you came.

From Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway Tour

7. From Bergen: Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway Tour

Travel through Norway's beautiful natural scenery on this guided tour from Bergen. Leave the city behind to navigate around the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Nærøyfjorden on a boat and ride aboard one of the world's steepest railways from Flåm to Myrdal. Begin your journey at Bergen Railway Station, taking in panoramic views of nature as you depart toward Voss. Once in Voss, board your bus to Gudvangen, stopping in Stalheim along the way in the summer months. Climb onto a modern electric boat in Gudvangen for your scenic cruise. Enjoy a relaxing ride on the lake and gaze at the awe-striking Nærøyfjord, surrounded by tall mountains. Disembark in Flåm to continue your adventure aboard its iconic railway. On your 20-kilometer ride to Myrdal, take in views of imposing mountains and the famous Kjosfossen Waterfall. Finish your experience at Myrdal station, then switch to the Bergen Line to head back to the starting point.

Odda: Full-Day Trolltunga Biking, Hiking, and Climbing Tour

8. Odda: Full-Day Trolltunga Biking, Hiking, and Climbing Tour

Take this full-day adventure tour to Trolltunga, the Troll’s Tongue. The tour includes biking along the beautiful Ringedalen Lake, hiking up the amazing valley and climbing a via ferrata to the Trolltunga Plateau. Admire the views from the world-famous Trolltunga. Meet at the local partner’s office in the morning. The tour starts with 6-kilometer bike along the Ringedalen Lake. A steep but short uphill hike will bring you to the start of the via ferrata. Enjoy the view as you climb 250 meters up the rockface, helped by metal rungs and a strong cable. At the top you’ll have a short lunch at the Endåne viewpoint. From there, hike 3 kilometers to arrive at Trolltunga. Take in the spectacular scenery, before making the return trip along the tourist trail.

Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

9. Bergen: A Walk Through Past and Present

Discover the historic sights and local hotspots of Bergen on a guided walking tour through the city. Learn about the city's history and modern life with your expert local guide. Meet at the Rosenkrantz Tower, a building inside the Bergenhus Fortress. Begin by learning about Bergen's royal and political past and explore the mighty fortress of the city. Take a short walk to Bryggen, Bergen's UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander the narrow alleys and explore over 500 years of history, and maybe you'll even get to sample what the Hanseatic merchant of the past traded here. After learning about the history of the city, it's time to go off the beaten path. Wander through the narrow alleys in the historic residential neighborhood, where you'll learn about Bergen's wooden architecture, life as an average person in the 18th and 19th centuries, and also what it's like to live here today. The last part of the tour will take you past some of Bergen's most popular eateries, where you can learn more about the vibrant city life and what Norwegians love to eat. Pass the Floibanen funicular station, so by the time you end at the tourist office, you'll be full of ideas for what to do in Bergen for the rest of your stay.

Eidfjord: 1-Hour Fjord RIB Tour

10. Eidfjord: 1-Hour Fjord RIB Tour

Take an exhilarating 1-hour fjord tour from Eidfjord Harbor as your captain explains the sights along the way. Stop at a place where goats will come down to the boat, and pause to look at seals in the sea or on land. Look out for the rich birdlife that populates Eidfjord, and learn about about what has shaped the nature, people and society in this region.   Pass one of Norway's largest power plants at Simadal Fjord, and admire the steep mountainsides and waterfalls of this fjord. Alternatively, cruise out to Hardangerbrua to study the power station from the sea. Along this route, you'll pass a waterfall that almost falls on the boat on rainy days, and other sights of cultural-historical significance.

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Great fjords cruise! Nice and warm interior with plenty of seating and a great top outdoor deck to go outside on. It was absolutely beautiful and the Captain was fantastic.

for someone who needs his peace and does not want to be full of texts with too much information, just right. a perfect getaway for sightseeing

Good location friendly helmsmen. Nice and warm inside and a drink on board. The music in the background in beautiful places made it complete

Great experience to get to know the Norwegian fjords and the landscapes of the mountains in a tour in all means of locomotion.

It was a magnificent cruise!! An eye opener. Simply stunning.