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Mostraumen: Fjord Cruise

1. Mostraumen: Fjord Cruise

See the stunning sights the Fjord has to offer on one of the most popular tours down the narrow Mostraumen. This scenic tour from the center of Bergen allows you to witness some memorable scenes of western Norway's Hordaland province to tiny Modalen, along the famous fjord. The tour gives amazing panoramic views of Bergen as you depart the wharf on the way to the fjord. This trip includes many beautiful waterfalls and narrow fjords whilst enjoying the picturesque mountains. If your tour is at peak flow you can feel the thrill of a refreshing spray. Whilst on board your catamaran, feel free to sit back and relax whilst purchasing a drink or two at the bar on board as you take in this breathtaking scenery.

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

2. 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.

From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

3. From Bergen: Hardangerfjord & Folgefonna Glacier Hike

Enjoy a private tour that takes you from Bergen to Hardanger and Folgefonna Glacier. Start the tour in Bergen in the morning, with an 8 AM hotel pickup. Then, take the 1.5-hour drive in a private vehicle to Tørvikbygd and cross the Hardangerfjord by ferry to Jondal. From Jondal, drive up to the glacier which is 1200 meters above sea level. Meet your private guide from Folgefonni Breførerlag who will explain everything you need to know about the tour and how to put on the necessary gear. Begin your hike on the Folgefonna Glacier across the huge flat areas of ice. Also, go into crevasse areas and do some climbing if you like. The hike will be adjusted to the wishes of the participants. For some, it will be climbing and adrenalin, for some it will be a quiet walk into a different world. During the day, learn about the cultural and natural history of the glacier. The hike lasts between 3 and 4 hours. After the tour, get dropped-off back at your hotel in Bergen where your experience concludes.

Bergen: Hardangerfjord, Voss Gondola, and 4 Great Waterfalls

4. Bergen: Hardangerfjord, Voss Gondola, and 4 Great Waterfalls

After being picked up from your accommodation, you'll begin a scenic journey complete with a private car and local guide. You'll be presented with a breathtaking landscape of mountains, spectacular waterfalls, and blooming fruit gardens, during a full-day tour along Norway's second-longest fjord. Travel through pretty villages such as Norheimsund, Øystese, and Eidfjord, and admire panoramic views over the serene Hardangerfjord. At the Fossli Hotel viewpoint there is also an amazing view to the Måbødal Valley and Vøringsfoss Waterfall, which has a total height of 182 meters. At Voss, you will stop at the newest attraction of Voss Gondol, which opened in July 2019. This will takes you from the town and up to Mount Hanguren, which sits at 820 meters above sea level, in less than 9 minutes. From there your Hanguren Panorama tour starts just outside the station at Hangurstoppen. This is an easy walk that is suitable for all ages and levels, and you can even bring a stroller. The trail is around 800 meters round-trip, and offers beautiful panoramic view of Voss’ mountains, lakes, and parts of the town center.

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What people are saying about Bergen

Excellent trip! Picked up from our hotel in a Porsche and water provided. Stop at a lovely waterfall on the way and the tour guide at Folgefonna was excellent. Knowledgeable, and plenty of breaks. Make sure to take some sandwiches with you as there's a sit down just under half way for a snack. Journey back was just as good and the taxi driver was lovely. He joined us for the hike also. Couldn't fault the trip or the team at Folgefonna. Only negative is it says equipment included - we lost our luggage and contacted the provider who said everything was included and we wouldn't need to buy anything. They provided waterproofs, gloves and snow boots with crampons but nothing for warmth so glad I'd already bought a hoodie. Would recommend, highly enjoyed!

Not only was this a great experience to travel all the way up a fjiord, but this fjiord had a unique twist. Near the end of the trip up the fjiord there was a 400 meter stretch that was extremely narrow and shallow that was very different from the rest of the fjiord. We learned the very interesting history of that portion which was transformed over the past couple of hundred years.

Must try if you are in Bergen. The fjord is beautiful. The captain made a point to drive close to certain landscape to give passengers a magical experience. For example, he steered the boat very close to a waterfall and we could literally look up and see water falling downwards.

The audio information about the fjord and its waterfalls is well defined. The ship is clean and well maintained. Safe sailing along the way. Great job by the ship’s crews.

Be with time if you want to get a good seat, although if it is good you will not use it and you will be outside taking photos