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Sognefjord in a nutshell - The king of the fjords
- SeasonApr. 16th - Oct. 14th
- Departure pointBergen or Oslo
- DurationApprox. 10 h
Sognefjord and the surrounding area are so beautiful that you'll immediately want to become an artist or a poet – just to be able to fully describe how stunning the scenery is. The fjord branch of Nærøyfjord was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005.
‘Beautiful’ is the key word for this round trip.
A train journey on the Flåm Railway with stunning scenery all around you and a climb of almost 900 metres takes around an hour. The light in the Sognefjord means you won't need to bother with photographic filters. The mountains, valleys and forests have such a fairytale radiance that you almost feel like you might see a little troll or an elf appearing around every corner.
Less than 20 km from Flåm is the popular and architecturally superb viewing platform of Stegastein, which gives you the illusion of hovering in mid-air. From Flåm, it is also just 13 km to the charming village of Undredal; a rural community that has 72 permanent residents, a stave church dating from the 1100s and world-famous goat's cheese.
The area offers much to take in – whether as part of a day trip or over several days.
Prices and departures
Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply when purchasing tickets on a bus or ferry.
Sights on the trip
Norway's longest and deepest fjord stretches for more than 200 kilometres and is over 1,300 metres deep at its deepest point. The inner part of the fjord is located at the lower part of Jotunheimen National Park, and the area is cited by many as being one of the most beautiful in the world. That isn't hard to believe.
- Flåm Railway
A 20 km train journey out of the ordinary from Flåm to the mountain station of Myrdal on the Hardangervidda mountain plateau. A height difference of a total of 866 metres makes this stretch of railway line one of the steepest in the world, with views on all sides. An experience not to be missed!
The small and beautiful village of Flåm is located on the inner reaches of the Aurlandsfjord, a branch of the Sognefjord. The area is much-loved by cruise tourists and photographers, as well as cycling enthusiasts, hikers and hedonists alike.
You can start in either Bergen or Oslo and put together your own trip to include the hotels and activities to suit your preferences along the way.
This trip is provided in partnership with Fjordtours, and travel, hotel accommodation and activities can therefore be booked via Fjordstours' website
Here at Go Fjords, we want you to have an enjoyable travel experience which meets your expectations in every way. With this in mind, please read through our general conditions of travel before departure.