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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.

From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

2. From Bergen: Sightseeing Fjord Cruise to Alversund Strait

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.

From Bergen: Flam Full-Day Cruise to Sognefjord

3. From Bergen: Flam Full-Day Cruise to Sognefjord

Enjoy a full-day cruise from Bergen to Flam and explore the Sognefjord, the longest and deepest fjord in the country. Pass through coastal villages, sail through the Sognefjord, and make stops along the way for free time. 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 the 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.

Bergen: Osterfjord Fjord Catamaran Cruise with Audio Guide

4. Bergen: Osterfjord Fjord Catamaran Cruise with Audio Guide

See the stunning sights of the Osterfjord on a catamaran cruise through the Mostraumen fjord from Bergen. Pass by waterfalls, fjords, and picturesque villages. Sip on drinks from the onboard bar as you sail. 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.

Bergen: Viking Ship Sailing Experience and Sightseeing Trip

5. 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: Sightseeing Cruise of Bergen's Historic Landmarks

6. Bergen: Sightseeing Cruise of Bergen's Historic Landmarks

See some of the oldest and most relevant historic sites in Bergen, including the medieval fortress that served as the seat of Norwegian power in the 13th century and the colorful emblematic Bryggen wharf that made the city thrive as a successful trading center. Get glimpses of how the city looked like in the old days when you sail past the old wooden warehouses in Skuteviken and Sandviken, and marvel at the luxury residences blossoming on top of skerries at Måseskjæret or springing out from the mountainside at Verftet. Hard to spot otherwise, you will sail past the WW2 concrete ruins of the U-Boot Bunker Bruno before waving at the locals bathing in the fjord at the historical Nordnes Sjøbad and returning back to the Fish Market and the very heart of Bergen. m/s Eric Bloodaxe is a modern sightseeing boat with a spacious outdoor deck, a cozy lounge inside and a stunning view from the panoramic deck. The vessel has a capacity of 75 passengers, is adapted for wheelchair users on the main deck, and there is also space for strollers. Beer, wine and non-alcoholic refreshments are sold in the boat's bars. The vessel is named after Norway's second king and Viking ruler, Eric I Haraldsson (885AD - 954AD) nicknamed Eric Bloodaxe.

Bergen: RIB Sognefjord Safari and Flåm Railway Private Tour

7. Bergen: RIB Sognefjord Safari and Flåm Railway Private Tour

Start your day with pickup from your accommodations in Bergen and make the journey from Bergen to Flåm. In the summer months, the tour goes through Stalheimskleiva, the 1.5 km/1 mile road that winds down Nærøydalen. In Flåm, board the RIB for a fjord safari on Aurlandsfjord and Nærøyfjord. You’ll ride an open RIB boat with a maximum of 12 guests, ensuring a personal experience with your guides and a chance to get close to small villages and waterfalls along the way.     Enjoy the breathtaking scenery, stories and history shared by your personal guide. Get closer to nature and look out for seals, porpoises, and eagles along the way. We will provide you with all the necessary gear for a safe and comfortable experience on the fjords. This includes a floatation suit, life vest, hat, gloves, and goggles.     Back in Flåm, the trip continues with the Flåm Railway, one of the world's steepest railways. At Myrdal station, a train changes to the Bergen Railway, which takes you to Voss. There, you’ll be picked up by car and driven back to Bergen.

From Bergen: Modalen Private Fjord-cruise with Waterfalls

8. From Bergen: Modalen Private Fjord-cruise with Waterfalls

This private boat trip will take you from Bergen through Norway's iconic fjords in Modalen. Experience amazing scenery, including mountains, traditional small villages, and waterfalls. You'll explore the small village of Mo before cruising back to Bergen through Fulufjallet National Park. From your hotel, it is just a few steps to the harbour to meet your friendly captain and guide for the day. As you cruise out of the harbor, you'll gain lovely views of the UNESCO World Heritage listed Bryggen harbor buildings. The captain will make sure you have enough coffee, tea, wine, beer or what you prefer during the whole day. And you can put on your favorite relax-music on the stereo, while enjoying the amazing norwegian nature along the fjord. How often can you enjoy a private luxurious boat like this, with your own captain? Enter the fjords and immerse yourself in a fairytale-like world of natural beauty. Look out to the stretching mountains on the horizon and listen to the softly rippling waters beneath the boat as you pass the towns Sandviken and Eidsvåg. We cruise at slow speed, so you can enjoy the nature and silence all the way up to Modal village. When you arrive at the narrow fjords and remote towns of Modalen, you'll be steered right up to a waterfall to taste the mountain water. Or you can have a shower under the waterfall, on the boats fore-deck. Or go for a quick swim in the fjord under the waterfall. The water is cold and fresh, and we have got a hot shower and towel for you. Your next stop will be the charming village of Mo, where you can take a break if you want, and explore the town of 100 residents at your own, and grab something to eat. We warn you that you will not meet many people here, only some locals- as tis is a very remote ans quite village, with only one grocery-store, and a cafeteria. The last part of the cruise will take you to the breathtaking 90-meter waterfall of the cliff Fulufjallet National Park. Enjoy some more snacks and wine on board as you cruise back along the fjords to Bergen. If you want to try steering the boat, the captain will step aside while you take over the steering. We are looking forward to see you, and we will make this the best day of your vacation.

Bergen: Rallarvegen Biking, Fjord Boat Tour & Flåm Railway

9. Bergen: Rallarvegen Biking, Fjord Boat Tour & Flåm Railway

Experience speed, excitement, and beautiful scenery on this adventure day trip from Bergen. Get picked up from your accommodation in the city and make your way to Flåm, where you will experience steep mountains, thundering waterfalls, and deep fjords. Start off your day tour with the Flåm Railway, which takes you through some of the most magnificent Norwegian mountain scenery. Then, at Myrdal station, take a 2-hour (18-kilometer) long bike ride down Rallarvegen and back to Flåm. A highpoint of the trail is Myrdalsberget, where the route snakes down through 21 hairpin bends, before following the valley floor and the Flåm river to your destination. In Flåm, relax and have a break before the trip continues out onto the fjord with a RIB fjord safari. Experience Aurlandsfjord and the World Heritage Site, Nærøyfjord, from the water. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery and tales from history shared by your guide. Get closer to nature and keep your eyes peeled for seals, porpoises, and eagles along the way. At the end of a fun day in the great outdoors, get dropped back off at your accommodation in Bergen.

From Bergen: Private Cruise to Bekkjarvik w/ Snacks & Drinks

10. From Bergen: Private Cruise to Bekkjarvik w/ Snacks & Drinks

Treat yourself and your favorite people to a private cruise aboard a modern and spacious yacht. Leave Bergen behind and take in the surrounding natural landscape as you sail among mountains and fjords. Enjoy a glass of wine or beer before arriving at Bekkjarvik for the chance to buy dinner. Board your private yacht and depart from Bergen's city center, watching the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bryggen from the water. Take in the beautiful backdrop of the seven mountains surrounding the city, including Mount Fløyen and Mount Ulriken. Snack on some biscuits accompanied by coffee or tea, or sip on a glass of wine or beer. Admire the journey from the salon, the aft deck, or the top platform, with a panoramic view. Observe as the scenery changes gradually, leaving the fjords behind and arriving at Bekkjarvik. Seize the chance to feast on a meal cooked by a top-notch chef at Bekkjarvik Gjestgiveri, where you can purchase dinner at your own expense. Take your time to enjoy your food while the crew waits patiently for you. Depart from Bekkjarvik when you're ready and relax on the ride back to Bergen.

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What people are saying about Bergen

Great fjords cruise! Nice and warm interior with plenty of seating and a great top outdoor deck to go outside on. It was absolutely beautiful and the Captain was fantastic.

for someone who needs his peace and does not want to be full of texts with too much information, just right. a perfect getaway for sightseeing

Good location friendly helmsmen. Nice and warm inside and a drink on board. The music in the background in beautiful places made it complete

It was a wonderful trip. The weather was perfect. There was no guide on this excursion; but it is also not necessary.

It was a magnificent cruise!! An eye opener. Simply stunning.