Explore Sognefjord, Norway’s longest and deepest fjord and be inspired by majestic glaciers! As you depart from Bergen by boat, take some time to appreciate the unbelievable beauty of the serene fjord and the landscape surrounding it. On this tour, you’ll get to experience the sights and attractions surrounding Sognefjord.
The first stop is Balestrand, where you will swap to the express boat. Balestrand is a beautiful travel destination. Its breathtaking nature inspires artists from all over the world. Make sure you capture the stunning architecture of the buildings as you approach the shore.
The fjord cruise continues to the village of Fjærland where a bus will be waiting to transport you to The Norwegian Glacier Museum and visitor centre. The museum is located in Jostedalsbreen National Park and uncovers Norway’s natural and cultural history. After you’ve visited here, you’ll want to experience a glacier up close, which takes us to the next stop on the Sognefjord tour!
The bus will take you to a small cafe called Brevasshytta Cabin, which has amazing views of Bøyabreen glacier. Here, you can enjoy a bite to eat and admire the awe-inspiring views before heading back to Fjærland by bus.
Once at Fjærland, it’s time to swap the bus for a boat and begin the return journey back to Bergen.
Sights on the trip
Nestled at the foot of an impressive mountain range, the idyllic village of Balestrand is surrounded by inspiring nature and magnificent scenery. Balestrand has appealed to tourists, painters and creatives for over a hundred years. As you approach the shore you can see brightly painted houses and the impressive structure of Kviknes Hotel.
Fjærland is where fjord and glacier come together. With around 300 inhabitants it is part of the Sogndal municipality. From picturesque Fjærland you can easily explore The Norwegian Glacier Museum and Boyabreen Glacier. Fun fact: Fjærland is crowned the book town of Norway and is home to so many books that if you lined them all up they would take up 4 kilometres of shelf space.
On the tour, you’ll get to see the beautiful Bøyabreen with its shades of blue and white up close . As it is easily accessible from Fjærland it is a popular location for glacier hikes. Bøyabreen is a glacier arm of Jostedalsbreen, the largest glaicer in mainland Europe located in Western Norway.
Facilities on the boats
· Toilets are available on board
· A kiosk selling drinks and snacks
Facilities at The Norwegian Glacier Museum
· Toilets are available on board
Facilities at Bøyabreen and Brevasshytta Cabin
· Toilets are available at Brevasshytta Cabin
· Cafe serving refreshments
What to wear
While this tour doesn’t include hiking, we recommend that you wear sensible shoes. Afterall, you’re going to be on your feet all day! The top-deck of the boat can get a bit chilly, even in the height of summer. Bring an extra layer so that you don’t feel the cold. The weather in Norway can be very unpredictable, so bringing a waterproof jacket along is a good idea.
Where to eat
It’s worth noting that there are a limited number of places to purchase food on this tour. The kiosk on the boat sells light refreshments. And, although there is a stop at Brevasshytta Cabin, we have limited time here. We don’t want you feeling hungry, which is why we’d recommend bringing food and drink with you.
There’s a lot to see on this tour! As you’ll be hopping on and hopping-off at various stops, you need to pay attention to the person announcing the next departure time. It’s easy to lose track of time when you’re busy having fun.
Here at Go Fjords, we want you to have an enjoyable travel experience which meets your expectations in every way. With this in mind, please read through our general conditions of travel before departure.