Water activity

Bergen: Viking Ship Sailing Experience and Sightseeing Trip

4.6 / 5

22 reviews

Activity provider: Viking Voyages

Bergen: Viking Ship Sailing Experience and Sightseeing Trip

Activity provider: Viking Voyages

From US$ 68.91 per person

Discover the historic waterfront of Bergen from the deck of a traditional Viking-style ship on a guided cruise. Take part in the sailing as you hoist the sail and steer the ship or just chill out.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Admire the elegant construction of Viking ship design and construction!
  • Feel the exhilaration of the ship’s square sail filling with wind.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of Bergen and fjords from a truly unique perspective.
Full description
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.
  • Safety Equipment and use of the ship.
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Please wait at Bradbenken kai, Berge, Norway. You should see the ship at the quay or arriving.

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    Important information

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    • Participants may need to use a short ladder to board the vessel. Boarding and moving about the vessel require a moderate amount of mobility.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 /5

    based on 22 reviews

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    Good fun, relaxing sail, interesting conversation.

    September 21, 2022

    An excellent short trip & a great way to get photos of Bergen and of the picturesque antique ship! Excellent value for money with an opportunity to get some hands-on boating experience OR relax, as you wish.

    September 12, 2022

    September 12, 2022

    Product ID: 426441