A relaxing fjord cruise, a guided tour through a rural village, lunch buffet and a historical stave church. These are some of the ingredients making up this trip combining some of the best Fjord Norway has to offer - all in a single day!
The trip starts in Bergen. A relaxing fjord cruise on the Sognefjord where you can rest your eyes on white capped mountains, blue water, green farms and local wildlife. There is a reason why this beautiful fjord, which is Norway’s longest and deepest fjord has been described by National Geographic as ‘the world’s most iconic destination’
Vik is located on the southern shore of the Sognefjord. The village steeped in culture and history, has roots back to the Viking Age. Today it is home to 2,400 people.
You have 5 hours at your hand to explore the village. During your visit you will enjoy a guided village tour, sample Norwegian cheese (traditional Gamalost) and savor a lunch buffet at Blix Hotel. More details are available in the itinerary below.
Included in your ticket is also the entrance to the historical Hopperstad Stave Church. You will make your way to the chuch on foot (approx. 15 minute easy walk from Blix Hotel), where a guide is waiting to show you around.
In the afternoon the boat will depart from Vik in the same place as where you got off when you first arrived.
Cheesy fact: Gamalost from Vik has earned the EU labeled Protected Designated Origin label in recognition of its role in Norway’s traditional food heritage. In 2018 it also earned a bronze medal in the World Cheese Awards.
Vik fjord village
Vik is beautifully located on the southern shore of the Sognefjord. The charming fjord village is the main attraction of this tour.
Round trip boat transfer
The high speed catamaran offers comfortable seats, a sun deck and a kiosk where you can buy snacks and light food. You will travel by boat both directions.
You will get to sample Gamalost, a traditional Norwegian cheese with roots back to the Viking Age.
Hopperstad Stave Church
You get to step inside this historic church that was built in 1130, almost 900 years ago.
Included in the ticket is a cold lunch buffet with a complimentary hot soup served at Blix Hotel.
Fjord cruise on Sognefjord
The Sognefjord goes by the nickname King of Fjords. It extends 204 km inland (127mi) making it the second longest fjord in the world. The remains of abandoned transhunt farms add to the cultural dimension creating an unparalleled experience
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Important on this trip
Cheese sampling (Gamalost) and lunch buffet at Blix Hotel.
You may purchase snacks and beverages at the local stores in Vik and on the Sognefjord cruise.
You will be taken on a guided village tour among colorful wooden houses. Hopperstad Stave Church is also guided.
We recommend to bring a wind proof jacket so that you can enjoy the view on deck at the fjord cruise even if the temperature is on the cooler side.
Boat from Vik to Bergen
The boat back to Bergen departs from Vik in the same spot as you arrived. Make sure to be at the boat 15 minutes before scheduled departure time.
The meeting point is at Strandkaiterminalen in Bergen. Please meet 15 minutes before departure.