Go Sognefjord & Vik

Tour among deep fjords and high mountains, guided village tour, waterfall excursion and a meal
Departure points
11 Apr - 30 Sep
Departure points
Bergen
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Departure points
From kr 1850,- per person
The beautiful village of Vik wiht a view of Sognefjord and surrounding mountains in a sunny summer day. In the front view of the famous Hopperstad Stavechurch.Øyvind Heen

This circular tour will take you on a breathtaking cruise along the King of the Fjords: the Sognefjord, the largest and deepest fjord in Norway. Get your camera ready on the boat cruise and head to the top-deck. Admire the majestic mountains, open waters and captivating wildlife.

The tour includes a visit to the fjord village of Vik, where you’ll be spoilt by the rich cultural heritage. Here you will meet your local guide, which will accompany you to the Hopperstad Stave Church, one of the oldest stave churches in Norway, to the Hove stone Church, which is another heritage church with rich burial finds from Roman times. You guide will also take you on a walk among traditional wooden houses where you will learn about the history of Vikøyri.

Your will also get to discover some new and interesting flavours on this tour. In fact Vik is the only place in Norway to produce traditional “Gamalost”,a unique Norwegian cheese. You will be introduced to this very old cheese at Tine Ostebar, which serves up delicious samples. Your senses are ready now, to enjoy a tasty lunch made with with local food and produce.

On the part of the journey that goes by bus, you can admire a variety of stunning landscapes while passing over the stunning mountain platou, Vikafjellet. Between Vik and Bergen lies Tvindefossen waterfall, one to certainly cross off your must-see list.

This tour starts and ends in Bergen. You can either start your day with the bus to Vik over Vikafjellet and return to Bergen by boat, or as an alternative, you can start your trip by boat, sailing through the Sognefjord to Vik and then continue on over Vikafjellet and back to Bergen by bus.

Map

Sights on the trip

  • Tvindefossen

    Just 12 km outside of Voss is Tvindefossen waterfall. At 152 metres, the waterfall is a truly magnificent sight. There are plenty of viewpoints where you can take fantastic photographs of stranded streams tumbling gracefully over the mountainside. Tvindefossen is a popular natural attraction and is featured on TripAdvisor’s ‘must-see’ list for the area.

  • Hopperstad Stave Church

    Hopperstad Stave Church was built in around 1130. It is one of the oldest stave churches in existence, and still stands in its original location. It's thought that the church consists of around 2000 individual parts, which would have been created by itinerant craftsmen and assembled with the help of local villagers. Common motifs such as vines, foliage and mythical beasts adorn the exterior, enhanced by colourful canopy paintings inside.

  • Storesvingen

    Storevingen is a spot up in the mountains just above Vik, which offers an unrivalled view of the passage between the village and the Sognefjord.

Practical information

Facilities on the boat

  • Toilets are available on board
  • A kiosk selling drinks and snacks

Facilities at Vik

  • Tourist information centre (Blix Hotell)
  • Grocery store
  • Cafe and bakery

What to wear

We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes as you’ll be exploring for the whole day! While hiking boots aren’t needed, shoes that are made for a long day are required. Weather conditions in Norway are usually changeable, even in the summer months. So bring additional layers and a waterproof jacket with you just in case.

Where to eat

Buffet lunch is included in the tour.

There is a kiosk on the boat selling refreshments. However, you may want to pack a few snacks and a bottle of water to keep you going on the bus journey.

Additional information

On this excursion, you can choose the direction of your trip, but the starting point and ending point is in Bergen.

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