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Vestland County Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Vestland County Cruises & boat tours

Bergen: Scenic Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

1. Bergen: Scenic Fjord Cruise to Mostraumen

Discover the stunning natural beauty of the Norwegian fjords on a scenic fjord cruise from Bergen. Board a modern and comfortable boat and catch views of Bryggen, a UNESCO World Heritage site, as you set sail from the city center. Then venture through the majestic Osterfjord with striking mountain landscapes and waterfalls. The further into the fjord you get, the steeper and more powerful the mountain landscape becomes. Enter the sun deck as the captain steers the boat’s bow so close to a waterfall that you can feel its refreshing spray on your face! Sit back and relax on the sun deck or inside the warm and comfortable cabin, and remember to keep a lookout for eagles along the shores of the fjord. Enjoy a snack from the kiosk onboard as you take in the wonderful scenery.

From Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord and Waterfall Cruise

2. From Bergen: Mostraumen Fjord and Waterfall Cruise

Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of traveling through the majestic Norwegian fjords on a scenic boat tour departing from Bergen. Admire the verdant or ice-covered cliffs depending on the time of year and take in the mirror-like reflections from the water. Sail out from the city center of Bergen for a great view of the iconic Bryggen from the water. Float along the 27-kilometer-long Osterfjord surrounded by steep mountains and watch it narrow down into the shallow Mostraumen strait, with powerful currents. Get up close and personal with a waterfall to catch a bucket of ice-cold mountain water to sample before turning back and returning to Bergen through the magnificent landscape. Sit back and relax on the sundeck or purchase refreshments from the kiosk.

From Bergen: Flam Full-Day Cruise to Sognefjord

3. 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.

From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

4. 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.

Bergen: Self-Guided Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway Tour

5. Bergen: Self-Guided Nærøyfjord Cruise and Flåm Railway Tour

Travel through Norway's beautiful natural scenery on this self-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.

Bergen: Sightseeing Cruise of Bergen's Historic Landmarks

6. Bergen: Sightseeing Cruise of Bergen's Historic Landmarks

See some of the oldest and most relevant historic sites in Bergen, including the medieval fortress that served as the seat of Norwegian power in the 13th century and the colorful emblematic Bryggen wharf that made the city thrive as a successful trading center. Get glimpses of how the city looked like in the old days when you sail past the old wooden warehouses in Skuteviken and Sandviken, and marvel at the luxury residences blossoming on top of skerries at Måseskjæret or springing out from the mountainside at Verftet. Hard to spot otherwise, you will sail past the WW2 concrete ruins of the U-Boot Bunker Bruno before waving at the locals bathing in the fjord at the historical Nordnes Sjøbad and returning back to the Fish Market and the very heart of Bergen. m/s Eric Bloodaxe is a modern sightseeing boat with a spacious outdoor deck, a cozy lounge inside and a stunning view from the panoramic deck. The vessel has a capacity of 75 passengers, is adapted for wheelchair users on the main deck, and there is also space for strollers. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments are sold in the boat's bars. The vessel is named after Norway's second king and Viking ruler, Eric I Haraldsson (885AD - 954AD) nicknamed Eric Bloodaxe.

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

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

Explore Norway's fjord country on this private tour. Your itinerary is flexible and personalized to your interests. After meeting your guide in the hotel lobby, set out in a private vehicle passing by the famous Dale of Norway sweater factory in the village of Dale and 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. 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.

Bergen: Viking Ship Sailing Experience and Sightseeing Trip

8. Bergen: Viking Ship Sailing Experience and Sightseeing Trip

Step back in time with a 2-hour sail aboard Bergen’s most traditional tour boat. The square sailed vessel, Storskarven, represents Viking ship-building and design that has been passed down through the ages in Norway. Aboard you will admire the elegant construction of the overlapping wooden planks and smell the aromas of ancient wood preservation methods. Feel the exhilaration of the ship’s square sail filling with wind and pulling you along Bergen’s iconic and beautiful waterfront. Take part in the sailing or chill out on a bean bag and enjoy the ride! Tours are varied and educational in nature. We will begin our voyage from Bryggen in central Bergen and hoist sail as soon as possible. The route will be dictated by wind conditions, but regardless of the weather, guests are guaranteed an authentic and interactive sailing experience and the chance to absorb Bergen’s historic waterfront from a truly unique perspective. The tour includes fascinating insights into the Viking age, Norwegian history, and coast culture. Steer the ship, hoist the sail, and feel the serenity of gliding through the water in this centuries-old method of sailing. No rowing required! The tour is guided in English and touches on viking ships and history, coast culture, and stories from Bergen.

From Norheimsund: Hardangerfjord and Fyksesund RIB Safari

9. From Norheimsund: Hardangerfjord and Fyksesund RIB Safari

Join an adrenaline-filled rib boat tour of the Hardangerfjord. Learn about the fjord and its history from your expert guide. Keep your camera handy to snap photos of the unique scenery and wildlife. Meet in the lobby of the Thon Hotel Sandven for a fun-filled adventure out on the fjords. After the safety briefing, you’ll have time to get kitted out before boarding the boat. Speed across the Hardangerfjord to the old trading town of Herandsholmen. Learn about the fjord and the people who lived at the fjord farms from your driver and guide. Crossing the fjord heading north to enter Fyksesund the most narrow part if the Hardangerfjord. This fjord branch cannot be accessed via a road. The last 5 kilometer runs between steep mountains to the roadless old village of Botnen. During several stops close to land, you will be able to admire the fjord's beautiful scenery, nature, and life on its shores. If you’re lucky, see porpoises swimming beside the speed boat. Be sure to have your camera ready. After this incredible experience, return to dry land in Norheimsund.

Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular

10. Bergen: City Sightseeing, Fjord Cruise & Mt Fløyen Funicular

Make the most of your time in Bergen with a guided tour of the city center, a Fjord cruise, and a trip on the Mount Fløyen Funicular. Take this tour all year round, accompanied by an expert local guide.  See the sights in Bergen, including the Fish Market, the Hanseatic quarter (Bryggen), St. Mary's Church, Bergenhus Fortress, and Mount Fløyen. Cruise along the Cityfjord, Salhusfjord and Kvernafjord. Be wowed by the views as you travel between mountains and the shallow and narrow Alversund strait. Then hop on the Fløibanen Funicular, the only railway of its kind in Norway and one of the country’s best-known attractions. Take in amazing panoramic views over the fjord and the city of Bergen once you reach the top—an unmissable photo opportunity.

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based on 6 reviews

Amazing trip deep into a beautiful fjord while soaking in the sights of beautiful snow capped mountains, small villages, high rock cliffs in a comfortable high speed catamaran. One cannot stop clicking pics. Highly recommended!

Loved this tour! Beautiful scenery, friendly staff and captain who interacted with customers. Would highly recommend

Wonderful experience with and friendly crew. Highly recommended.

Really comfortable boat, friendly staff and fantastic views.

An amazing trip, you definitely have to do this in Norway!