Monday - Saturday: 08:00
Monday - Friday 16:30
Join us on a half-day trip from Bergen. This popular fjord tour sails through mystical whirlpools to Skjerjehamn.
This historical island gem is located on an islet of the far tip of the island of Sandøy in the municipality of Gulen. Skjerjehamn is a beautiful little island and is situated just off the gate to the Sognefjord- the king of the fjords! It is frequently hailed as the destination of the year and it's no wonder so many people take the boat tour from Bergen.
The excursion departs from Bergen Strandkaiterminalen. From here you can relax and enjoy the incredible views from the catamaran. The boat has plenty of comfortable chairs in the second deck lounge. If you’re wanting to try out your photography skills, head to the open top deck and feel the wind through your hair. Feeling a little peckish? Satisfy your hunger and visit the boat’s kiosk which sells a range of hot and cold snacks and drinks.
Once the boat arrives on the shores of Skjerjehamn, it’s time to explore. It’s a small island with a great atmosphere. Once an important trading centre and hub for shipping traffic in Western Norway, the tiny island is steeped in history. Today, Skjerjehamn is a popular relaxation spot for those who love art, culture and good food. It also hosts the colourful Utkant music festival which is held every summer. When you’re exploring make sure you take a moment to take in the stunning scenery. Don’t forget to visit the local grocery store. It’s here that you can claim your delicious warm waffle and coffee!
Bergen to Skjerjehamn Itinerary
There are two trips by boat to Skjerjehamn everyday during high season. One departs from Bergen in the morning and the other, later in the afternoon.
08:00- Depart by boat from Bergen
09:20- Arrive by boat at Skjerjehamn
Passengers will have 50 minutes to explore the village of Skjerjehamn. The price of the ticket also includes a coffee and a waffle on board the boat.
10:15- Depart by boat from Skjerjehamn
11:50- Arrive by boat at Bergen
16:30- Depart by boat from Bergen
17:50- Arrive by boat at Skjerjehamn
Passengers will have 50 minutes to explore the village of Skjerjehamn
19:15- Depart by boat from Skjerjehamn
20:45- Arrive by boat at Bergen
Quoted prices apply to online bookings. An additional charge may apply on trips where purchasing on site is available.
Monday - Saturday: 08:00
Monday - Friday 16:30
The express boat journeys through a sound. A sound is a narrowing body of water that passes through two bodies of land. As the boat glides across the narrowing waters it passes the village of Alverstraumen. It’s at this point that you’ll behold the magical tidal whirlpools, which is a fascinating and beautiful sight. This route has experienced lots of sea traffic over thousands of years. Kings, nobility, fishermen and war fleets have sailed this exact route. Although for many, navigating the tidal whirlpools of the sound proved much more challenging than it is today.
In the early 2000s, a Norwegian sculptor named Knut Steen was given the task of creating a new statue of King Olav V. King Olav V was a highly respected monarch, fondly referred to as ‘folke konge’ or ‘king of all the people.’ The statue was intended for Oslo, however, it was rejected by Oslo City Council. Now, it stands proud on the highest point of Skjerjehamn and salutes the seafarers passing by.
Facilities on the boat
· Toilets are available on board
· A kiosk selling drinks and snacks
Facilities at Skjerjehamn
· Toilets are available at Skjerjehamn Hotel
· The restaurant at Skjerjehamn Hotel
· Convenience store serving waffles & coffee
What to wear
The weather in Norway can be very unpredictable! That’s why it is always best to bring a waterproof jacket and some additional layers with you. We are sometimes blessed with sunshine in the summer months, so if you’re forecast good weather bring your sunscreen. It’s easy to get sunburn when you’re relaxing on the top deck of the boat.
Where to eat
As this is trip is 4 hours long, you don’t really need to worry about bringing enough food. The kiosk on the boat serves cold and hot snacks and drinks. The price of your ticket also includes a coffee and a waffle at Skjerjehamn. Looking for something more substantial? You can always check out the Skjerjehamn Hotel, which has a restaurant and a bar.
Skjerjehamn is a remote coastal village and is the perfect get away from the busy city. Unfortunately, the pier at Skjerjehamn is not wheelchair accessible and for this, we apologise. However, there are other boat trips from Bergen to experience, such as our boat trip to Flam! Please note that this round trip does not run during the period 26-29 July when the Utkant festival is held.
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.