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From Bergen: Osterfjord, Mostraumen and Waterfall Cruise

1. From Bergen: Osterfjord, Mostraumen and Waterfall Cruise

Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of traveling through the majestic Norwegian fjords on a scenic boat tour departing from Bergen. Admire the verdant or ice-covered cliffs depending on the time of year and take in the mirror-like reflections from the water. Sali out from the city center of Bergen for a great view of the iconic Bryggen from the water. Float along the 27-kilometer-long Osterfjord surrounded by steep mountains and watch it narrow down into the shallow Mostraumen strait, with powerful currents. Get up close and personal with a waterfall to catch a bucket of ice-cold mountain water to sample before turning back and returning to Bergen through the magnificent landscape. Sit back and relax on the sundeck or purchase a refreshing beer or wine from the kiosk.

Odda: Trolltunga Sunset Overnight Hiking Trip

2. Odda: Trolltunga Sunset Overnight Hiking Trip

Take an overnight hiking tour to Trolltunga, the Troll’s Tongue. See the sunset behind the stunning mountain scenery and enjoy the peace of having this famous natural attraction almost to yourself. Camp at the top and walk back down the following day.   The tour starts with a hike from Skjeggedal to Mågelitopp. Continue up the mountainside to Gryteskar for a spectacular view towards the Folgefonna Glacier. At Endenut you’ll settle in to your dome at a campsite not far from Trolltunga as the guide prepares a delicious dinner.   Afterwards, you’ll hike to Trolltunga. Enjoy the tranquility of the mountain as the sun disappears behind the Folgefonna Glacier. Head back to the dome to listen to Norwegian fairy tales. The next morning, enjoy breakfast with freshly baked bread. Then return to the starting point the same way you came.

From Bergen: Fjord Cruise to Spectacular Alversund Streams

3. From Bergen: Fjord Cruise to Spectacular Alversund Streams

Sail from Bergen to the Alversund Streams with this group boat tour. Set off from Bergen's famous Fish Market and marvel at views of the medieval fortress Bergenhus, St Mary's church and the colorful Bryggen Hanseatic wharf. Glide through beautiful Western Norwegian scenery at the City Fjord, Salhus Fjord and Kverna Fjord as you make your way towards the stunning Alversund Streams. Snap breathtaking photos of this amazing scenery. Relax, as the captain safely steers the boat through narrow sounds, deep fjords, a maze of islands and the powerful currents of the narrow Alversund channel.

Odda: Trolltunga Via Ferrata, Sunset and Sunrise

4. Odda: Trolltunga Via Ferrata, Sunset and Sunrise

This adventure includes the best of all our tours to Trolltunga, the Troll’s Tongue. The tour includes biking along the beautiful Ringedalen Lake, hiking up the amazing valley and climbing a via ferrata to the Trolltunga Plateau. A steep but short uphill hike will bring you to the start of the via ferrata. Enjoy the view as you climb 250 meters up the rockface, helped by metal rungs and a strong cable. Finally, experience Trolltunga as the sun disappeares behind the white Folgefonna glacier. At Endenut you’ll settle in at Trolltunga Sunset Dome, a campsite not far from Trolltunga. The guide will prepare a delicious outdoor dinner, tasting even better combined with the stunning views towards the Ringedalen lake, Tyssebotn, and Trolltunga. Watch the sun disappearing behind the Folgefonna glacier and end the evening at the Trolltunga Sunset Dome, while listening to Norwegian fairy tales. The next morning enjoy breakfast with freshly baked bread and the beautiful, intense, magical nature.

From Bergen: Flam Full-Day Return Cruise to King of Fjords

5. From Bergen: Flam Full-Day Return Cruise to King of Fjords

Come and enjoy a return cruise from Bergen to Flam in a day. The Sognefjord area is known as one of the most stunning travel destinations in the world. It is the longest and deepest fjord in Norway and by many described as “The King of Fjords”. You depart from Strandkai Terminal in Bergen in the morning and cruise through Norway’s longest and deepest fjord, offering you stunning views of Sognefjord whilst the hills cascade on either side. The cruise passes 11 stops in total, from quick port stops at small stunning villages along the shoreline of Sognefjord through to Flam. You'll depart Bergen and into Flam port. Once in Flam, you have free time to explore this amazing area and visit the famous Flam Railway. There are few sights in the world that can match the beauty of this return trip from Bergen to Flam. As you head down the tranquil waters ether side of you will be amazing views from the rocky shores, gushing waterfalls, and jaw-dropping mountains. There are some great opportunities for photos to remember your day. If you are staying in Bergen and want to visit Flam for the day there is no better way to do it than on a Sognefjord cruise. Book early to avoid disappointment and enjoy the fairy tale scenery in style.

24-Hour Bergen Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

6. 24-Hour Bergen Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

For almost one thousand years Bergen has been the destination of travelers from all around the world and is Norway’s second largest city, with over 250,000 inhabitants and is estimated to have been founded in 1070. Located at the west coast of Norway some of the most popular attractions include the Funicular, Aquarium, the Hanseatic Museum and, as the birthplace of the hugely popular composer Edward Grieg, the Edward Grieg Museum which receives thousands of visitors from all over the World. Even the local Tourist Information Centre is an attraction in its own right- housed in The old Bergen Exchange, built in 1862 and containing the famous Fresco Hall with murals painted by Axel Revoid that have been long recognised as a national treasure. Bergen resounds with music and as well as one of the world’s oldest symphony orchestras, has some of the country’s best choirs, jazz musicians who improvise through the night and operatic singers - it also has the country’s first national theatre and is host to many international festivals. Each ticket is valid for a 24-hour period and may be used at any hop-on hop-off bus stop going to all of the top visitor attractions. Buses run every 30 minutes. Tour stops: Stop 1 – Skolten Cruise Terminal Stop 2 – Bryggen and Hanseatic Museum Stop 3 – Tourist Information & The Fish Market Stop 4 – Tollbodkaia viewpoint Stop 5 – Bergen Aquarium Stop 6 – Fredriksberg Fortress Stop 7 – The National Stage Stop 8 – Jektevikten Stop 9 – Bergen Museum Stop 10 – The City Park Stop 11 – The Fish Market Stop 12 – Mount Floyen Funicular  Stop 13 – St Mary’s Church

Mostraumen: Fjord Cruise

7. 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.

Eidfjord: 1-Hour Fjord RIB Tour

8. Eidfjord: 1-Hour Fjord RIB Tour

Take an exhilarating 1-hour fjord tour from Eidfjord Harbor as your captain explains the sights along the way. Stop at a place where goats will come down to the boat, and pause to look at seals in the sea or on land. Look out for the rich birdlife that populates Eidfjord, and learn about about what has shaped the nature, people and society in this region.   Pass one of Norway's largest power plants at Simadal Fjord, and admire the steep mountainsides and waterfalls of this fjord. Alternatively, cruise out to Hardangerbrua to study the power station from the sea. Along this route, you'll pass a waterfall that almost falls on the boat on rainy days, and other sights of cultural-historical significance.

Bergen: Viking Ship Sailing Experience and Sightseeing Trip

9. Bergen: Viking Ship Sailing Experience and Sightseeing Trip

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.

Bergen: City Tour on Foot

10. Bergen: City Tour on Foot

Appreciate why many people consider Bergen to be the most beautiful city in Norway on a relaxing walking tour through the city. As well as receiving fascinating details about the city’s 950-year history, your local guide will provide a true insider's perspective on its inhabitants, known as the 'Bergenser'. Starting from the city center, be enchanted by the maritime charm of the harbor bay, Vågen. Then navigate through the city's narrow wooden lanes as you get to know the most important sights of Bergen. Walk past the fish market, the theatre, and the old fire station and hear how historical residents, such as Edvard Grieg and Henrik Ibsen, helped shaped Bergen. Continue to the Bryggen district to see its iconic colorful wooden houses. This World Heritage Site is popular with both locals and tourists, housing many lively cafes, restaurants, and bars. Here, learn about how 400 years ago dried cod was stored in Bryggen and exported to throughout Europe, making Bergen the most important trading metropolis in Scandinavia during that time. Discover what the Hanseatic League was, the influence it once had on trading, and how life for the visiting German merchants played out here.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 630 reviews

Kudos to our committed and professional guides - especially meilo with whom we went on the trip. Great knowledge and a pleasant personality. The trip was well organized and the conditions in the dome perfect - this makes up for the trouble with the level of information before the trip. I would have liked to have known more about the equipment and had the correct meeting time for the information meeting informed by mail. The logistics system around parking works very well - we would have liked to have been informed before the last minute. All in all excellent trip.

Great team that went out of their way to make the experience special for everyone. I highly recommend the overnight stay as it lets you have a proper immersive experience at TrollTunga

Great tour, Antonio was extremely knowledgeable, all the family enjoyed it.

Great views, good organization. Tickets and service are recommendable.

Good tour with overview of the city, can recommend it.