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Sognefjord, Vik and Voss: One Day Surrounded by Natural Wonders

Departure points
11 Apr - 30 Sep
Departure points
Bergen
Duration
11 hours
Difficulty
Easy
Departure points
From 1400,- NOK per person
A view of Vik and its colorful wooden boathouses in yellow, red and white seen from the water. The boat houses have a wooden pier in front of them and are backed up by green mountains behind them.

If you’re looking for things to do in Bergen while in Norway, you should experience a fjord trip to Vik, Voss and Vikafjellet. This amazing circular tour begins in Bergen City Centre and it’s up to you whether you start the day by boat or by bus! Part of this amazing tour will take you on a breathtaking cruise along Sognefjord. Get your camera at the ready on the Sognefjord boat cruise and head to the top-deck. Admire the majestic mountains, open waters and captivating wildlife.

The tour includes a three hour stop in the municipality of Vik, where you’ll be spoilt by the rich cultural heritage. There’s plenty for you to see! Visit the Hopperstad Stave Church, one of the oldest churches in Norway, dating back to 1130. Explore the beautiful Fridtjov Park where you’ll find the Fridtjov statue, standing tall at 26 metres high. As you stroll through this idyllic park you can enjoy unparalleled views of the glorious Sognefjord. You should also know that Vik is the only place in Norway to produce gamalost, a traditional Norwegian cheese. If you’re a lover of cheese you should visit At Tines Ostebar, which serves up samples.

Vikafjellet, or ‘Vik Fell,’ features on the mountainous road between Vik and Voss. You make the journey by bus on this route and you’ll be spoilt by the variety of stunning landscapes. Spot twinkling blue lakes, luscious green fields and pink heather. Snow even features on this gorgeous mountain route. The bus makes a brief stop at the top of Vikafjellet, where passengers can roll snowballs and make miniature snowmen.

Between Voss and Flåm lies Tvindefossen waterfall. It’s one of Norway’s top attractions and is certainly one to cross off your must-see list. The magnificent natural attraction is 152 metres high and you will watch in awe as the many-stranded waterfall tumbles over the rocky cliff.

You will travel back to Bergen by boat or bus (depending on how you started the tour).

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

There is a kiosk on the boat selling refreshments and places to eat in Vik. 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. Please note that the itinerary is different depending on your date of travel.

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